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Unfoldment of the Universe


The 10 day Evolutionary Awakening retreat in Portugal, with Pete and Cynthia, was a very deep and powerful event!

I dived deeply into Being during the first 5 days of the retreat. This was expertly and inspiringly led by Pete. I was struck by the powerful meditative-field that built up around the already sublime atmosphere of the Quinta during these initial days. This is really a great place to do a retreat, I thought!

The countryside is sublime. Rolling hills, twisting valley, towering trees, cool river and even bathing pools! The natural setting of the Quinta beautifully lends itself to meditation and Being...

Cynthia joined Pete for the Becoming part of the retreat. They taught together and I felt, really complimented each other. They brought out different dimensions of the dharma and Evolutionary Enlightenment very powerfully, clearly and concisely.

I also enjoyed taking everyone on a journey into the Universe story...

In the afternoons we took part in 'Conscious Conversation' groups. I really enjoyed these groups and found a refreshing way to relax and enquire at the same time. An atmosphere of trust, openness and support was palpable between us...

One of the great things about this retreat is the atmosphere and ethos that permeates the Quinta. It's an atmosphere where you want to try and give from the best part of yourself. I found myself being serious about my own transformation but at the same time finding new ways to be light and relaxed. And when I struggled a bit in doing was fine! In the biggest context, which was often being pointed out to us, that's all part of the growing process and the unfoldment of the Universe itself!

Rod S, UK

...And thank you Rod for leading us in qi gong in the mornings!

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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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