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How To Get Involved

To be a part of the ALP women's group or Sangha one must first go to a physical retreat with Cynthia and/or Pete.  It is important to meet the co-founders and guiding forces of the Sangha and also to go deeper into the ALP philosophy.  If after attending a retreat if you are interested in taking the step to commit to the Women's group or Sangha then please let your wishes known to either Cynthia, Pete or one of the senior students.

Here is some information about past events so you can see first hand what the next step may look like.

Blog Posts and Videos From Past Retreats

July 2016 - 23 Women Living in a State of Ecstacy.  Click here.

July 2015 - 5 Days of Silence. Click here for blog post.

May 2014 - We had a fantastic retreat with 38 women.  Click here for a blog post telling all about it!

And here are some women speaking about this retreat.


July 2013 - The first weekend women's retreat held at ALP.  Click here for a blog post.

Suddenly, I could see myself communicating in a very different way, not holding back, and being much more curious to know where we could go together. With the humility that needed to do this, I found a greater unity with all the women with who I was sharing the discussions, and then with the bigger group. There was no separation between the big group and the smaller groups, there was always a big acknowledgement that every small effort could take us to a higher level of connection. All the pride, all the anger were not important, because nothing could we couldn't be hurt in this shared intimacy, where even conflict wasn’t feared anymore, on the contrary it is perceived as a starting point to build even more wealth, joy and excitement. A pure ride of freedom! - Sara R - Porto, Portugal


The group discussions and writing exercises helped me to see our conditioning from the outside, like a bad movie that I could stop playing. To see our choice. From there, I could take in what is actually true. Who I am and what I am capable of. I could see this in all the women - each of us growing more authentic, more able to be ourselves, more confident and more joyful. As this occurred, we also lost another layer of separation. I experienced the depth of trust that we were able to feel as a group - as women together - dropping yet more of the fear and competition that normally keeps us apart. - Mim E - London


Meet the Women of Sangha

Ongoing Women’s Groups  
Information About Cynthia Bampton 
What Is an Evolutionary Enlightened Woman? 
How to Get Involved 
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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.


Quinta da Mizarela
3305-031 Benfeita
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