Portugal: A New Men's Liberation Retreat – with Peter Bampton – Awakened Life Project

| 04-30, 2021

Arganil (Benfeita) | 11-13 June, 2021

   A New Men's Liberation Retreat – with Peter Bampton – Awakened Life Project in Arganil (Benfeita).

When masculinity is largely being labeled as “toxic” and traditional models no longer serve us, how do we discover the power, strength and vulnerability of an authentically liberated masculine essence? Join us for a deep experiential exploration that includes teachings, meditation, shared inquiry, temascal and more…

This is an opportunity to join the men of The Awakened Life Project for a Weekend Retreat in the beautiful valley of Quinta da Mizarela. The retreat will be led by co-founder of the Project, Peter Bampton and will be in English.

The men of Awakened Life Project are around 25 men of several different nationalities, the majority are Portuguese. The context for our gathering is the spiritual truth of Prior Unity, the radical recognition that we are all expressions of one Being. From that Transcendent ground we embrace the call for Transformation in alignment with our deepest understanding.

This experiment is proving to be a powerful crucible for Spiritual Awakening and real Transformation for men both individually and collectively.

Why a Retreat for Men?

Coming together in a deep ground of unity and shared commitment to observe, understand and transcend the psychological and cultural conditioning that binds us, we generate a rare quality of spiritual brotherhood. It is a deeply relaxed, light and joyous camaraderie based on profound trust that vibrates with a distinctive masculine potency and strength. Most men, even those who are sincerely interested in Spiritual Awakening, rarely or never experience this potential with other men.

We often hear about spiritually interested women coming together in women’s groups of various kinds, often exploring the theme of the Divine Feminine etc., but as men we do not tend to be attracted to coming together with other men in a spiritual context. Why is that? Because as men tend to be attached to our independence, our sense of self-sufficiency and our learned disposition of invulnerability. But when we sincerely want to break through this masculine conditioning that keeps us estranged from an uninhibited expression of our own True Nature, from other men, and from women, a new dimension of liberated possibility opens up.

What will we do on the Retreat?

We will begin with dinner at 8pm on Friday night followed by an orientation. Then we will go into silence until lunch on Saturday. We will meditate throughout the morning in a way that opens us to the immediacy of Freedom here and now, so that we recognize and feel at the most fundamental level who we really ARE as Consciousness or Pure Being, which is the source of Love and Creation.

On Saturday afternoon we will dive into the “Strong Spine” dimension of our growth. We will explore what it means to discover and cultivate our true purpose – a purpose that transcends our own desires and even our own lifetime. The discovery of True Purpose grounds us in a natural authority, self-confidence and strength that holds firm through all the challenges and insecurity of life.

We will do this in circles and give voice to our authentic spiritual depth and developmental challenges with transparency and vulnerability. The challenge is for each man to leave behind the past, his fears, his opinions and beliefs, and to dive individually and collectively into the unknown. Through this trust, humility, vulnerability and courage, we transcend the barriers that usually keep us separate, and ride the wings of spirit into new territory.

On Saturday evening we will immerse ourselves in the elemental, shamanic occasion of a temascal / sweat lodge.

On Sunday we will explore the “Big Heart” dimension of our expression as awakening men. How are we unconsciously conditioned by patriarchal culture to be stunted in our capacity to feel deeply? How do we open our “Big Heart” while remaining sourced in our “Strong Spine”? How to deepen and evolve our relationships other men and with women?

It is our experience on these retreats that through our collective participation in meditation, collective inquiry and other practices we tap into an emergent enlightened power and intelligence that is greater than the sum of the individual man. It is through this collective expression of enlightened consciousness that the miraculous higher potentials of our evolution as human beings, and as men, is revealed.

More info in the website

Start: Fri, 11-Jun-2021, 19:00  –  End: Sun, 13-Jun-2021, 17:30
Email: info@awakenedlifeproject.org – Web: awakenedlifeproject.org

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