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Integral Evolutionary Spirituality, Community & Sustainability

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…

19-26th March 2016
Renew your Spirit at Easter 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.
15-17 April
What is the true potential of women in the 21st Century? What role do women have in creating a new culture and a new world? Learn to transform yourself, your relationships, our world. Join us for a weekend retreat that may just change your life!
May 2nd - 12th June
This 6 week Intensive offers a transformational education experience that encompasses evolutionary integral spirituality, meditation, yoga, permaculture/sustainability and health/nutrition in a vibrant community context. Come and experience the multidimensional, evolutionary heart of The Awakened Life Project!
Part 1: May - July 2016
Evolution of Consciousness
In this course you will discover a new spiritual experience, philosophy and practice for our times - encompassing the freedom of spiritual awakening, the vastness of the evolving cosmos, and the enormous responsibility that each one of us holds for creating the future. This course will be in Lisbon and also online.

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So the question was how to facilitate spiritual autonomy in a group retreat, how to focus on the evolution of the individual with...
I feel the urge to share my notes on the recent Awakened Life Sangha retreat, inspired by my insights, the lectures and the...
There is a famous Zen koan that asks, "Does a dog have Buddha nature?" If, after deep contemplation, you get the answer to a koan...
Video of a talk by Peter and Cynthia Bampton and question and answer session with Terry Patten given at the Evolution of...
In this retreat I felt more than ever the power of Stillness, of the Silence, of the Nature! I felt the greatness and infinity of...
The Transformation Intensive was a deeply life changing experience for me. I heard about the Awakened Life Project through a...
It is hard to chose the right words or describe precisely the experience of deepening myself in the path of conscious evolution,...


The Awakened Forest Project aims to revive an area of mostly abandoned pine monoculture nestling in the hillsides of the Serra do Açor...
This documentary, created by Aurora's Eye Films, is a beautiful, captivating and humorous introduction to the multidimensional organism that is the Awakened Life Project.
Peter's website which features articles, audios and videos on different aspects of Evolutionary Awakening and details of personal coaching...
Discover the Dance of Life toward a new Evolutionary Culture... Near Coimbra with events on the themes of health, art, meditation and sustainability.
We feel inspired to create a documentary film that we hope will catalyze a cultural conversation and a significant awakening of the Portuguese soul.


Experiences of Volunteers and Visitors

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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