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Account name: Cynthia Bampton
NIB: 0045 3451 4024 3289 7193 5
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Bank: Credito Agricola, Coja

In the US
Account name: Cynthia Bampton
Account number: 951 579 0276
routing number - wire transfer 260 099 53
routing number 011 000 138
SWIFT Code BOFAUS3N for US Dollars and BOFAUS6S for foreign currency
Bank: Bank of America

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Retreat:
True Happiness, Real Freedom
Join us in this evolutionary retreat for women. Everyone wants to be happy but what is true happiness? Everyone wants to be free but what is real freedom? If you are interested in a transformative journey exploring these questions this retreat is for you.
About Women's Retreat
True Happiness, Real Freedom / May 2022

Both women and men play a role in the formation of the culture we live in but are our actions creating and supporting a culture that we truly desire or are we unconsciously participating in a culture that is less than what our hearts are longing for? Are we living lives of happiness and purpose or are we just trying to get by and survive the challenges of life? As women, do we take responsibility for our lives or do we blame the patriarchal structure we live in for our limitations? So often today we are unconsciously acting out of movements in ourselves that are in contradiction to our deepest hearts desire to be in true relationship with ourselves, with men, with other women, with our family, with all of life.

This 5-day retreat is being offered to give women the opportunity to joyously come together to answer and experience what true happiness and real freedom is. The retreat will include teachings on accessing a deeper dimension of yourself that is always, already free and deeply relaxed and to look into the movement of ego that is in contradiction to this deeper dimension of you. If you give yourself to this retreat and dare to go beyond any ideas you have about yourself and what is possible, then you will find yourself loving in a way you have never loved and being together with women in a way that is free, joyful, engaged.

There will be regular meditation sessions. Cynthia will guide you into a deeper dimension of yourself where you will find freedom from the victimization of the movement of mind and emotions. She will engage everyday with you in a question and answer sessions. Meditating together in the stillness and beauty of Quinta da Mizarela will enhance your seated meditation practice and we will go on walks in nature to facilitate letting go into the mysterious depths of your True Nature.

During this retreat you will learn about the impersonal movement of ego that everyone needs to take personal responsibility for. There really is only one obstacle in living a more loving and caring existence and this is the activity of ego that we choose consciously and unconsciously. It is the belief that I am separate and isolated that causes our suffering and the suffering in the world. This belief is in opposition to our deepest hearts longing for love, intimacy and peace and until we learn to recognize this movement in ourselves we will never be able to deeply understand our human experience as women or our experience of relationship with others. Cynthia will help you to see the root of this belief so you can transcend it in any moment you chose to.

So why is this retreat only for women?

The retreat could easily be for men or for both men and women. But over the years in working with men and women we have found that it is important to have time and space to come together with men and women separately. Women and men have different biological and cultural conditioning and it has been our experience that when the genders come together separately that a deeper understanding of ones conditioning emerges and barriers and beliefs that hold us back are seen through. Trust emerges and this creates opportunity and interest in individuals to change and understand all their relationships be it with their lover, mother, father, sister, brother, children and work colleagues.

So when a group of women come together a love and respect for each other can rise to the surface of our experience. We can start to understand that whatever we think is my personal problem can be understood by all women, and whatever I am ashamed of is not unique to me. There is power in understanding that I am not small, insignificant or tainted in any way. There is power to know that who I am at the deepest level has never been wounded or traumatized by anything that has ever happened to me. There is joy in seeing through separation and pure happiness in being with other women in trust, honesty, interest and commitment to a higher level of consciousness in oneself and in supporting this in other women.
Retreat registration form
Accommodation and meals

Price includes everything for the retreat: 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day and accommodation in one of our tents. For those who bring their own tent we offer a 50€ discount as it helps us to accommodate more people. We have 4 rooms available for those who need them and for some retreats a dorm space is available. Rooms and dorm space prices are quoted separately so please contact us if you prefer this choice.

To register

Please fill out the form below and make a 100€ non-refundable deposit to reserve your place. Full payment is due 10 days before the retreat starts. No refunds will be given after that unless your spot is filled by another participant. Please make a direct deposit to the accounts below or pay with PayPal.*

In Europe
Account name: Cynthia Bampton
NIB: 0045 3451 4024 3289 719 | IBAN: PT50 0045 3451 4024 3289 7193 5
BIC/SWIFT: CCCMPTPL | Bank Credito Agricola

In the US
Account name: Cynthia Bampton | Account number: 951 579 0276
routing number - wire transfer 260 099 53 | routing number 011 000 138
SWIFT Code BOFAUS3N for US Dollars and BOFAUS6S for foreign currency | Bank of America

Pay with PayPal
Our PayPal account is cynthia.bampton@gmail.com

*If you have financial difficulty in coming to one of our events we offer a gift economy program. Please email us or click here for details.
Gift economy
Discounts
We offer discounted rates for Portuguese and Spanish to reflect the different economic reality here compared with Northern Europe and America.

We offer a 50 euro discount for those who can help us accommodate more people by bringing their own tent.

Go to Retreat Registration Form

Financial help (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. If we receive more inquiries than available gift spaces then we will select an individual based on the words that inspire us as we believe that giving inspires giving. To apply for financial help, please fill in the form below. Let your heart sing!
21-26 May 2022
Location: Quinta da Mizarela Ashram, Portugal
Price: 525€ for Portuguese | 625€ for everyone else*
* If you have financial difficulty in coming to one of our events we offer a gift economy program. Please read more here.
Guided by
Cynthia Lea Rose
Cynthia will guide you into a deeper dimension of yourself where you will find freedom from being a victim of your mind and emotions. She will engage with you everyday in Q&A sessions, while meditating together in the stillness and beauty of the Awakened Life Project Ashram.
What to expect
Everyone wants to be happy but what is true happiness? Everyone wants to be free but what is real freedom? If you are interested in a transformative journey exploring these questions this retreat is for you.
Where is it
The retreat is held in a beautiful Ashram of Quinta da Mizarela located in the mountains of Central Portugal. You will have the opportunity to experience off-grid living, the wonder of nature, our delightful animals, the cascading waterfalls, bathing pools and silence.
Overview of the day
This is a general guideline that may change freely.
7.30
Meditation
8.30
Nature Walk or Spontaneous Movement
9.30
Breakfast
10.30
Morning Session of Mediation or Presentation
13.30
Lunch
15.30
Afternoon Session of Mediation or Presentation
18.30
Dinner
20.00
Evening session of meditation or Q&A
21.00
Spontaneous eruption of Happiness
How to find us
Quinta da Mizarela
3305-031 Benfeita Portugal
40.216554, -7.937210

+351962764570
info@awakenedlifeproject.org

When you arrive
Please park just off the road near the sign for the Quinta da Mizarela. Pease do not drive down the dirt track, there is limited space to turn around. If you have a lot of things to carry down please contact us ahead of time and we will come and get you with our jeep. If you prefer walking, just follow the track downhill for about 500 m.