10th Annual Courageous Women, Fearless Living: A Retreat for Women Touched by Cancer

Judith Lief, Victoria Maizes and Linda Sparrowe

August 23–28, 2016

Tuition $375 + 5 nights
Please use discount code “CW25” to receive 25% off lodging.


Acharya Judy Lief

Judith Lief

Victoria Maizes, M.D.

Victoria Maizes, M.D.

Linda Sparrowe

Cancer is one of life’s greatest challenges. In this retreat, we learn how to navigate this potentially confusing, treacherous, and heartbreaking terrain. 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 a 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 woman on the cancer journey, join us August 23 and receive the tools you need to transform the way you relate to the challenges you face.

Early registration is encouraged.

To support your participation in this retreat, Shambhala Mountain Center is offering a 25% discount option on housing. Those able to pay full price allow us to offer discounts to others. Please use discount code “CW25”

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

For more information about this program please visit the Courageous Women Website.


Please see our blog post from last year about the Courageous Women Retreat: Courageous Women, Fearless Living Celebrates Its Eighth Year

Judith Lief

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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