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Integral Evolutionary Spirituality, Community & Sustainability
Awakened Life Women's Group


There is a lot going on with women of the Awakened Life Project. We are a growing movement of women who are interested in creating a new culture beyond separation and limitation and we are willing to back it up with action!

8 years ago Cynthia Bampton founded the first ALP women’s group. We were 10 foreigners and 0 Portuguese. Now fast forward 8 years and we are 3 groups, one here at ALP, one in Coimbra and one in Lisbon. We are now 50% Portuguese women and 5

50% foreigners from all over the world! We have gone from 10 to 40 and that number is increasing. The 40 women that are involved are committed to change and committed to facing the most beautiful sides of us and also the not so beautiful sides!

As we come together as true sisters, as one consciousness shining through the many forms we are finding a new woman emerging that doesn’t exist until she emerges. She is strong, soft, intelligent, humble, funny, serious, courageous and persistent. She emerges between us as we dare to drop our egoic defenses and be together beyond separation and limitation. We have experienced what it is to not need anything outside of ourselves and what it means to face our deepest fears, alone and together.

We are learning to support the best parts of each other and we are willing to risk not looking compassionate when we do this! ‘Being nice’ is not always nice and it’s definitely not evolutionary! The trust between is growing; our ease of being in ourselves is growing. We are evolving because we are choosing to let go of control, to trust a deeper part of ourselves and a deeper part of the other. We are finding out that LIFE is much more exciting, positive and beautiful when we allow ourselves to be one with LIFE and ONE with the process of evolution itself.

WE HAVE A LOT TO SAY and we are finding the courage to say it! We do this in our everyday lives, with our families, our partners, our co-workers, our bosses, with each other and we are doing it here on this website. If you want to read or listen to what we have to say please follow the links below:


History of Our Movement 
Ongoing Women’s Groups 
Information About Cynthia Bampton 
How the Women’s Groups Have Changed Our Lives 
What Is an Evolutionary Enlightened Woman? 
How to Get Involved 
Photo Gallery 


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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