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Quinta da Mizarela, the Awakened Life Project

Hello Portugal Lovers!

On our road trip, we visited Quinta da Mizarela, the Awakened Life Project, an ashram in Benfeita, Central Portugal.
As we know that many of you have the dream of coming to Portugal and create your own retreat centre, we thought this might interest you!
Pete and Cynthia bought this abandoned mountain farm in 2007 and had the vision to create a beautiful place dedicated to the liberation of the human spirit in a context of communion with the surrounding nature.

After some help of volunteers, residents and co-creators, the Quinta gradually developed into small thriving community and retreat centre.
They have hosted silent meditation retreats, women’s and men’s retreats, evolutionary awakening retreats, permaculture courses and residential intensives.
The Awakened Life Project has evolved into a collective organism. Most participants are Portuguese or foreigners living in Portugal, but there are also a growing number of people joining online from other countries.


See below the video we made about our visit.


See you on the road!

Raquel & Daniel

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