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10 Day Evolutionary Awakening Retreat
7/08/2021 @ 19:00 — 17/08/2021 @ 18:00
Awakened Life Project - Quinta da Mizarela
725,00 €
10 days of meditation, contemplation and emergence. An ecstatic event, alive with the joy of Self-discovery and the wonder of genuine spiritual inquiry. In a magical environment participants quickly find themselves swept up in the possibility of a total and unimaginable transformation.

***********Due to the Corona Virus situation we are living in uncertain times now.  We are planning to go forward with all of our events until we find out that it is not possible.  If you would like to reserve your space please inscribe and pay your deposit.  If the event does not happen we will be happy to return your deposit.  We will cancel at least 7-10 days before the event so you know ahead of time.  Let's hope for the best and see what happens!  We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.*******************​​

Discounted price available for those who have their own tents to offer - see below in pricing section.


What do we mean by Awakening? In short, we mean waking up from the dream of your separate, limited existence to the utterly liberating mystery of who you really are, of who we all really are, as One Consciousness. 

Awakening to our True Nature as Consciousness we discover the “I” that is ever-present and without limits or location. We are not merely confined to a body-mind, rather the body-mind, appears in us. Resting in and as that “I” that transcends and includes all that appears we discover that our True Nature is inherently at Peace. We discover that there is nothing missing and therefore we are inherently Happy.

We discover that we are intimately one with all appearances and are therefore Love itself, in which there is no room for “otherness”, distance or separation. Awakening says "YES" to Life, because our True Self is the dimensionless field of pure sensitivity, intelligence and receptivity that intimately welcomes every experience as a modification of its own Being.

This 10 day Evolutionary Awakening retreat is dedicated to the discovery, exploration and manifestation of this Awakening Consciousness both individually and collectively. You will enter a spiritually charged and highly creative space to explore the deeper implications of spiritual awakening. You will learn ways of working individually and with others to manifest a new possibility for life on this planet. 


Can we imagine living in a context in which others are only interested in supporting the emergence of our own highest potential? Can we imagine discovering together a shared sense of purpose that far transcends the personal dimension of our lives and hence unifies all in a seamless Whole? Contemplating such questions within ourselves and with others opens us to infinite possibilities for human development. 

If you are hungry for deep and lasting transformation, if you want to illuminate the shadows that hold you back, if you want to come together with others in an ecstatic and positively challenging journey in which we reach for the highest, and if you want to experience all of this in an integral context that embraces nature, exercise and delicious vegetarian meals, then this retreat may be for you.

In this Retreat you will:

• Discover the timeless transcendent dimension of Being through deep Meditation
• Engage in deep and subtle exploration and contemplation of Non-Duality
• Learn how to identify and transcend your ego patterns, self-images and conditioned limitations
• Engage in dynamic group work to deepen understanding and evoke a "Higher WE" Consciousness
• Practice Qi Gong and Meditative Nature Walks 

The first 5 days of this retreat will be held in silence devoted to the discovery of our True Nature as Awakened Consciousness Itself through the practice of meditation and contemplative inquiry exercises aimed at illuminating the direct perception of non-duality. Peter & Cynthia will give a variety of guided meditations that are simple and direct and will lead you to the source of your Being.  Most of the meditations will be in a group but you will also have the opportunity to meditate alone in a beautiful spot in nature if you wish. Everyday there will be a question and answer session with Pete & Cynthia.

I can’t express how grateful I am that I was led to come to your retreat. But mostly to you two as teachers. Your way of teaching and being an example of what you teach is so inspiring and moving. Knowing that you guys are really also in this ongoing "project" of keeping awake day after day and doing it not for the small self but the big picture is just beautiful. So thank you for your unique expression and dedication to this mystery which has given all of us who have engaged with you the opportunity to do the same. 
Maya Morgan, Switzerland

Rooted in the timeless and joyful mystery of Being, we discover the source of True Happiness, Peace and Fulfilment, free from desire and fear. Before this you felt like an isolated individual struggling to navigate through the confines of a busy mind. Now you see yourself as a mysterious locus of awareness floating in an ocean of Consciousness that is infinitely greater than your mind can ever know.

We will then, during the second 5 days, explore and discover who we are as an evolving individuated expression of this Consciousness becoming conscious of Itself in time and space.  As well as still doing regular meditations, Peter & Cynthia will introducing themes for contemplation through presentations in the morning and then in the afternoon we will meet in small groups.

The group work will be very spontaneous and dynamic. Our goal is to evoke in and through ourselves the experience of One Being expressing itself through the many.  When this Collective Emergence occurs then a new order of relatedness, a magnification of Consciousness, and an overwhelming ecstatic cascade of Love-Bliss spontaneously Reveals Itself. This Collective Emergence is always unimaginable until the moment it explodes into existence.



This is a general guideline to the daily program. Every morning there will be an optional session of Qi Gong.

7am         Meditation
8am         Qi Gong, Spontaneous Movement (optional)
9am         Breakfast
10:30am Morning Sessions of Meditation or Presentations
1pm         Lunch
3pm         Afternoon Sessions of Meditation or Presentations
5pm         Tea break
5:30pm    Meditation
6:30pm   Dinner
8pm         Evening Q & A
9:30pm   Final Meditation


We offer a discounted rate for Portuguese to reflect the different economic reality here compared with Northern Europe and America. Price includes everything for the retreat including 3 deliecious vegetarian meals. We have 4 rooms available for those who need them.  Please email us for information. We have tents for those who don't have their own. Because we have only have so many of our tents we offer a 50 euro discount for the retreat for those who can bring their own tents to help us out. 

Regular Prices

For Portuguese: 725 € per person

For people coming from abroad: 825€ Per person 

100€ non-refundable deposit per person to reserve your place. Full payment is due by July 15th.

Financial Help Available (limited offer)

If you would like to come to the retreat but can’t afford the full price please write to us and tell us why you want to come to the retreat and what you would like to pay.  There is a right price for each situation so please look at your situation and don’t offer too much but don’t offer too little.  We will consider all offers and we have a limited number of gift economy spaces so let your heart sing!


Any questions please contact: for more information.








Read about the experiences of participants in this 10 day Retreat:

100% Authentic, Bold & Creative

Reflections on the 10 Day Evolutionary Awakening Retreat

Unfoldment of the Universe

A Deep Dive into Being

The Universe Evolves Through Me

My Life is a Mysterious Gift



The evolutionary perspective that they presented resonated strongly with me. The love and simplicity with which Peter & Cynthia address all the issues of evolution of consciousness is extraordinarily inspiring. To have someone show me clearly how, in every moment of every day, I can shift the expression of my life for the Authentic Self, has been very effective to weaken the ego and create space for the expression of who I really am!  Now I have concrete tools to chart my spiritual journey and also the collective group experience has certainly been much more powerful than I could have imagined.
Natasha Leite, Coimbra

We loved your retreat and your very clear and memorable way to express profound truths. The snowball is gaining momentum and I think there are a lot of us who are preparing for the next jump!
Jenny Fernandes, Lisbon

 It was amazing! I feel so much more strongly the potential for creating a new culture. As we gave up the ego every passing moment made us collectively closer, more one and more able to act together. To live this every day will lead us to discover what it means to demonstrate this next step.
Jose Soutelinho, Lisbon

This was an event in which we celebrated the birth of something new. The gifts were many and encompassed many levels. The integration of enlightened unity consciousness with the daily reality of living in a group was very inspiring. I believe deep in my Being that true brotherhood, sisterhood, transparency and a strong desire to evolve as a multi-universe is absolutely possible!
Gil Penha-Lopes, Lisbon

The retreat with Peter & Cynthia was deep, dynamic, spectacular and unique. In just two and a half days, we clarified objectives, focused and energized our directions in a context of profound harmony. The content was very enlightening in its simplicity, explaining extremely important and complex issues such as the "consciousness" and "ego" in very clear and accessible ways. This course is not only theory because since I had this experience, I have applied some of the knowledge gained with very evolutionary results!
David Avelar, Lisbon

I have really explored the possibilities revealed since I completed this retreat, especially transcending the structures of psychological ego. There has not been a day when I do not talk about it or actively seek to better understand the mechanisms of conditioning that keep us from truly communicating with transparency and that prevent us from being ONE. The teachings were amazing in their simplicity, clarity and practicality.
Jorge Crespo, Lisbon

I am deeply grateful for this living experience of the evolution of consciousness. Deep dives into the mystery of life that allowed the human soul to experience the "alchemy" of transformation generated when we open our arms, fully accept all that life offers us and surrender to the Whole!
Paula Mar, Evora

It was a blessing to be surrounded by people willing to share a wisdom so profound so simply, with clarity and harmony. Thanks to Peter & Cynthia for their extraordinary ability to inspire and thanks to the whole group for the good moments of great energy and joy. It was really an amazing collective experience :)
Filipa Simões, Lisbon

I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything: for being here, for sharing what you've learned, for helping us evolve as human beings
Carolina Madeira, Lisboa



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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.


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