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Welcome! We are a non-profit Association that offers retreats, courses and volunteer programs to support the evolution of consciousness and culture in communion with the ecological web of life…

16 November
How can we come together from a liberated place, free from fear, competition and insecurity? This one day retreat will help to answer these questions and is also a pre-requisite to participate in an ongoing Women's Groups in Lisbon or Torres Vedres that will begin January 2015.
Corpo & Mente, Torres Vedras
1- 30 November
In the last years we started working in the forests around our farms and we made great progress. In 2013 we had a 6 week forest work camp which was a big success. Still there is so much more work to do, that’s why we are looking for 4 volunteers to help for the whole month of November...
Quinta da Mizarela
27th Dec - 3rd Jan
Renew your Spirit at New Year by diving into the silence of deep meditation in the beautiful nature and enchanting atmosphere of Avidanja. Bringing the mystery of spiritual freedom alive through simple yet profound teachings, Peter will guide everyone into the wonder, peace and joy of Pure Being.
Avidanja, Montemor-o-velho, Coimbra
28-30 November
If we want to be free, if we want to live a life of profound wholeness and purpose, then we need to discover and become grounded in the source of our Being. In this weekend retreat we will dive deeply into the experience of meditation, not through a technique, but through discovering our natural state...
Avidanja, Montemor-o-velho, Coimbra

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The 7 day retreat was above all one of the biggest, most rewarding and at the same time one of the most challenging adventures...
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It has been 4 years since I visited Cynthia and Pete for the first time. I knew them from a previous spiritual community...
It would be my first time on a retreat. It would be the first time eating only vegetarian food for a whole two days. It would be...


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We feel inspired to create a documentary film that we hope will catalyze a cultural conversation and a significant awakening of the Portuguese soul.


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About the project

The Awakened Life Project is situated in a beautiful and wild ecological reserve in the mountains Central Portugal. We offer volunteer programs, courses, events and retreats to support the liberation of the human spirit in a context of evolutionary emergence and communion with the ecological web of life.


Quinta da Mizarela
3305-031 Benfeita
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