7th Annual Courageous Women: Retreat for Women Touched by Cancer

Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief, Victoria Maizes and Linda Sparrowe

August 20–25, 2013

Tuition $375 + 5 nights

Acharya Judith Lief

Victoria Maizes, M.D.

Victoria Maizes, M.D.

Cancer is one of life’s greatest challenges. How does one navigate this potentially confusing, treacherous and heart-breaking terrain in the most enlightened way? Our extraordinary team of experts will share their wisdom in integrative medicine, Tibetan Buddhist healing, meditation, yoga, art, ritual and community building providing a multi-dimensional roadmap for this transformative journey. When gently and skillfully embraced, facing our mortality or that of someone we love can be a vehicle for profound healing and awakening—physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Integrating body, mind, heart and soul, we will discover ways to meet the totality of this experience directly and courageously.

Whether you have a current or past diagnosis or are the caregiver or loved one of a women on the cancer journey, join us August 20th and receive the tools you need to transform the way you relate to the challenges you are facing.

Early registration is encouraged.

To support your participation in this retreat, Shambhala Mountain Center is offering all Courageous Women participants a 25% discount on housing.

Linda Sparrowe

Linda Sparrowe

Scholarships are available for this program on a first-come basis. Please see the Courageous Women website: for information and an application specific to this retreat.

The 7th Annual Courageous Women Retreat is being generously supported by the Eileen Fisher Foundation, who has awarded grants to fund program scholarships. If you would like to contribute this fund, please click here.

CWFL has a new website! Read about it here.

Courageous Women: Fearless Living will be holding  a workshop in Denver on July 13 click here to learn more.

Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief

Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief is a respected Buddhist teacher who has taught for many years on the power of awareness, kindness, and openness to change the way we relate to sickness and death, both personally and as caregivers. She is the author of Making Friends with Death: A Buddhist Guide to Encountering Mortality.

Victoria Maizes

Victoria Maizes, MD, is executive director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, founded by Dr. Andrew Weil and Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Arizona. She is an internationally recognized leader in integrative medicine.

Linda Sparrowe

Linda Sparrowe is a writer and teacher with deep roots in the ancient practice of yoga and its connection to women’s health. She is the former editor-in-chief of Yoga International magazine and author of several books, including The Woman’s Book of Yoga & Health and Yoga At Home.     

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