Wednesday

20 May

2020
Portugal: The Fire of the Heart Course in Lisbon & Porto
Lisbon and Porto (Coimbra) | 20 May - 31 Jul, 2020Portugal:
The Fire of the Heart Course in Lisbon & Porto

The Fire of the Heart Course is a penetrating and profound Transformational journey into the radical immediacy and evolutionary potential of Spiritual Awakening here and now.

Anchored in a simple yet illuminating approach to True Meditation, the Awakening Process that Peter describes is direct, contemporary, and includes the totality of manifest existence in its integral embrace.

If you have a sincere longing to Awaken to your True Nature and align your precious human life with the limitless energy, intelligence and freedom of Consciousness Itself then The Fire of the Heart Course may be for you...

You may have spent time on a spiritual path, have had momentary spiritual experiences of Awakened Consciousness, tasted the freedom of extraordinary insights and possibilities, only to find these insights gradually fade away, leaving you wondering; "Is it actually possible to become a living, breathing expression of my deepest insight and understanding?"

You may still intuit that an extraordinary Awakened Life is possible, but how do you live and actualize what you have seen in the complexity of what you may call your "everyday life"? The Fire of the Heart Course will provide answers to these challenges that are accessible, contemporary and penetratingly psychoactive.

The Fire of the Heart Course will be held in Porto and in Lisbon and is divided into 2 Parts of 6 sessions each. Each session will be approximately 2 - 2.5 hours long.

Part 1 will be held in May, June and July. Part 2 will be held in September, October and November.
Part 1 dates for LISBON: 20 of May; 3 and 17 june; 1, 15 and 22 jully.
Part 1 dates for Porto: 21 of May; 4 and 18 june; 2, 16 and 23 jully.

Participants are welcome to commit to Parts 1 & 2 with all 12 sessions or are welcome to commit only to Part 1 of 6 sessions. It is not possible for you to participate in Part 2 if you have not completed Part 1.

Adress in Porto: Casa Brahma - Rua de Costa Cabral 1648, 1ro dto. 4200-215 Porto.
Adress in LIsbon: Casa do Ser - Rua David de Sousa, 10, R/C Esq. - 1000-107 Lisboa

In The Fire of The Heart Course you will discover:

- How to Recognize your True Nature and allow this essential Mystery to animate your being
- An Infinite, Inexhaustible Source of Deep Trust and Love - the Heart Itself - that enables one to act with courage and grace in the face of the challenges and complexity of life
- What it means to "Practice Awakening" Here & Now
- A simple yet profound approach to True Meditation and Self-Inquiry
- How to understand and transcend the ego's relentless insistence that there is something missing from this moment
- How to open the door to profound intuitive wisdom and spontaneous creativity by letting go of "the need to know"
- Why innocence is more powerful than certainty and how to live in "Wide Open Wonder"
- Learning how to directly perceive the "already enlightened nature" of all that arises
- How to navigate your way between the polarities of conscious effort and unconditional surrender
- A practical spiritual practice that enables you to deconstruct the ego in the midst of engagement with everyday life
- Your Character Type and how this knowledge is invaluable in determining what needs to be embraced and what needs to be avoided in your Awakening Process
- The Pure Passion of the Fire of the Heart that opens up unimaginable potentials of Evolutionary Love
- Profoundly liberating perspectives on gender, sexuality and embodiment
- A deep understanding of the dynamics of cultural evolution and the potentials for whole system social transformation
- The yogic, energetic dimension of the Awakening Process and the map of the subtle anatomy of the human body
- How to transform your relationships into dynamic "evolutionary partnerships" that both support and challenge you to fully live your Awakening.
- The radical and revolutionary potentials for Collective Awakening and Emergence
Start: Wed, 20-May-2020, 10:00  -  End: Fri, 31-Jul-2020, 21:00
Email: info@awakenedlifeproject.org - T: 96 968 24 69


Saterday

08 August

2020
Portugal: 10 Day Evolutionary Awakening Retreat
Benfeita, Viseu | 08-18 August, 2020Portugal:
10 Day Evolutionary Awakening Retreat

***********Due to the Corona Virus situation we are living in uncertain times now. We are planning to go forward with all of our events until we find out that it is not possible. If you would like to reserve your space please inscribe and pay your deposit. If the event does not happen we will be happy to return your deposit. We will cancel at least 7-10 days before the event so you know ahead of time. Let's hope for the best and see what happens! We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.*******************

10 days of meditation, contemplation and emergence. An ecstatic event, alive with the joy of Self-discovery and the wonder of genuine spiritual inquiry. In a magical environment participants quickly find themselves swept up in the possibility of a total and unimaginable transformation.



What do we mean by Awakening? In short, we mean waking up from the dream of your separate, limited existence to the utterly liberating mystery of who you really are, of who we all really are, as One Consciousness.
Awakening to our True Nature as Consciousness we discover the "I" that is ever-present and without limits or location. We are not merely confined to a body-mind, rather the body-mind, appears in us. Resting in and as that "I" that transcends and includes all that appears we discover that our True Nature is inherently at Peace. We discover that there is nothing missing and therefore we are inherently Happy.
We discover that we are intimately one with all appearances and are therefore Love itself, in which there is no room for "otherness", distance or separation. Awakening says "YES" to Life, because our True Self is the dimensionless field of pure sensitivity, intelligence and receptivity that intimately welcomes every experience as a modification of its own Being.

This 10 day Evolutionary Awakening retreat is dedicated to the discovery, exploration and manifestation of this Awakening Consciousness both individually and collectively. You will enter a spiritually charged and highly creative space to explore the deeper implications of spiritual awakening. You will learn ways of working individually and with others to manifest a new possibility for life on this planet.

Can we imagine living in a context in which others are only interested in supporting the emergence of our own highest potential? Can we imagine discovering together a shared sense of purpose that far transcends the personal dimension of our lives and hence unifies all in a seamless Whole? Contemplating such questions within ourselves and with others opens us to infinite possibilities for human development.
If you are hungry for deep and lasting transformation, if you want to illuminate the shadows that hold you back, if you want to come together with others in an ecstatic and positively challenging journey in which we reach for the highest, and if you want to experience all of this in an integral context that embraces nature, exercise and delicious vegetarian meals, then this retreat may be for you.

In this retreat you will:

- Discover the timeless transcendent dimension of Being through deep meditation
- Engage in deep and subtle contemplation of Non-Duality
- Learn how to identify and transcend your ego patterns, self-image and limitations
- Engage in dynamic group work to evoke "Higher WE" Consciousness
- Practice Qi Gong and Meditative Nature Walks

The first 5 days of this retreat will be held in silence devoted to the discovery of profound inner freedom through the practice of meditation and contemplative inquiry exercises aimed at illuminating the perception of non-duality or unity consciousness.
Peter & Cynthia will give a variety of guided meditations that are simple and direct and will lead you to the source of your Being. Most of the meditations will be in a group but you will also have the opportunity to meditate alone in a beautiful spot in nature if you wish. Everyday there will be a question and answer session with Peter & Cynthia.

Rooted in the timeless and joyful mystery of Being, we discover the source of true happiness free from desire and fear. Before this you felt like an isolated individual struggling to navigate through the confines of a busy mind. Now you see yourself as a mysterious locus of awareness floating in an ocean of consciousness that is bigger than your mind can ever know.
We will then, during the second 5 days, explore and discover who we are as an evolving individuated expression of the Universal Consciousness becoming conscious of itself.
While still doing regular meditations, we will now begin exploring and interacting with each other and together we will evoke an awakened field of a Higher WE. Peter & Cynthia will introduce themes for contemplation through presentations in the morning and then in the afternoon we will meet in small groups.

The group work will be very spontaneous and dynamic. Our goal is to evoke in and through ourselves the experience of One Being expressing itself through the many. When this emergence occurs then a new order of relatedness, a new level of consciousness, a deeper and higher perspective spontaneously reveals itself. This emergence is always unimaginable until the moment it explodes into existence.

Retreat participants are limited to 35 people, so please reserve your place early!

DAILY PROGRAM:

This is a general guideline to the daily program.
Every morning there will be an optional session of Qi Gong.
7am Meditation
8am Qi Gong, Spontaneous Movement (optional)
9am Breakfast
10:30am Morning Sessions of Meditation or Presentations
1pm Lunch
3pm Afternoon Sessions of Meditation or Presentations
5pm Tea break
5:30pm Meditation
6:30pm Dinner
8pm Evening Q & A
9:30pm Final Meditation

PRICES:

We offer a discounted rate for Portuguese to reflect the different economic reality here compared with Northern Europe and America.
Price includes everything for the retreat.
We have 4 rooms available for those who need them.
Please email us for information.
We have tents for those who don't have their own. Because we have only have so many of our tents we offer a 75 euro discount for the retreat for those who can bring their own tents to help us out.

Regular Prices

For Portuguese: 700 € per person
For people coming from abroad: 800€ Per person
100€ deposit per person to reserve your place.

Full payment is due by July 15th.

Any questions please contact: info@awakenedlifeproject.org for more information.
Start: Sat, 08-Aug-2020, 19:30  -  End: Tue, 18-Aug-2020, 17:50
Email: info@awakenedlifeproject.org - Web: www.awakenedlifeproject.or...


Friday

11 September

2020
portugal: Meditation Retreat: A Journey into Pure Being - SEPT
Benfeita, Viseu | 11-13 September, 2020portugal:
Meditation Retreat: A Journey into Pure Being - SEPT

***We are planning to go forward with all of our events unless we find out that it is not possible. If you would like to reserve your space please inscribe and pay your deposit. If the event does not happen we will be happy to return your deposit. We will cancel at least 7-10 days before the event so you know ahead of time. Let's hope for the best and see what happens! We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.****

If we want to be free, if we want to live a life of profound wholeness and purpose, then we need to discover and become grounded in the source of our Being. In this weekend retreat we will dive deeply into the experience of meditation, not through a technique, but through discovering our natural state...


A JOURNEY INTO PURE BEING
With Peter Bampton


Amidst the breathtaking beauty of Quinta da Mizarela
This is an opportunity to put aside the routine of our everyday lives and give ourselves completely to spiritual practice in a supportive collective context.
If we want to be free, if we want to live a life of profound wholeness and purpose, we need to discover and become grounded in the source of our Being. In this weekend retreat we will dive deeply into the experience of meditation, not through a technique, but through a direct discovery our natural state.
Experiencing Awakened Consciousness and sharing that discovery with others is the most fulfilling and liberating experience we can have. When we discover direct access to our inherent freedom we find ourselves in communion with Life, fearlessly open to the future, and able to respond with clarity, creativity and spontaneity.
The radically simple yet profound approach to meditation that Peter shares is a direct doorway to this miracle of natural awakening. The instructions are so simple that anyone can begin without any previous experience. At the same time, the subtlety that is revealed about the nature of mind and non-duality offers infinite depth to even the most experienced meditator.
The retreat will be held in silence except for teaching periods and question and answer sessions. No previous meditation experience is necessary and people from all faiths and spiritual orientations can benefit.

=E2=9A=AC QI GONG

This retreat will include a daily session of qi gong in the mornings with Peter. What the Chinese call Qi and the Indians call Prana is the subtle life force energy that emanates from pure consciousness. Qi can be understood as arising in the space between formlessness and form. Therefore the cultivation of Qi can help us to embody our formless spirit in and through our individuality.
Peter will guide you in some simple qi gong postures and movements that are very relaxing and energizing. Some are silent standing postures and some are flowing movements of improvisational dance that we will do to soft, inspirational music. Many people find that the qi gong is a perfect compliment to the meditation practice.
If the weather is warm enough we will do the qi gong barefoot outside on the grass.

=E2=9A=AC NON-DUALITY CONTEMPLATIONS

Peter will give you contemplations to read on such subjects as the nature of thought, emotion, body, time, space and creation. These contemplations have the power to illuminate conditioned patterns of thinking and perceiving that keep us trapped in false and limiting ideas and beliefs.
In combination with meditation, these contemplations can open you to the direct perception of non-duality or oneness. Many participants have experienced life changing revelations and understandings as a result of this combination of meditation and contemplation, together with the opportunity to explore the contemplations further with Peter in the question and answer sessions.

=E2=9A=AC Programme:

7am Meditation
8am Optional Qi Gong
9am Breakfast
10 -1pm Meditation Sessions
1pm Lunch
2-3pm Free Time
3-5pm Meditation Sessions
5-5.30pm Tea Break
5.30-6.30 Meditation
6.30 - 8pm Dinner
8 - 9.30pm Question & Answer

=E2=9A=AC PRICES

We offer a discounted rate for Portuguese to reflect the different economic reality here compared with Northern Europe and America. Price includes everything for the retreat. Because we have limited space we offer a 50 euro discount for the retreat for those who can bring their own tents. We have 4 rooms available for those who need them and also we have tents for those who don't have their own.

Regular Prices:
For Portuguese and Spanish Resident: 200€

For Foreigners and Portuguese living outside of Portugal: 250€

If you have a sincere desire to participate in this retreat but you have financial difficulty and need a discount in order to attend please write to us and tell us why you want to come to the retreat and what price you can afford.
Prices include three delicious vegetarian meals every day, including vegetables and wild greens harvested from the Quinta.

The retreat starts at 19:00 Friday with dinner. There are 3 meditation sessions in the morning and then 4 in the afternoon and evening on Saturday, 3 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon on Sunday. Every day there are question and answer sessions so that you are fully supported as you go through the retreat.
We ask that people arrive between 17:00 - 19:00pm if possible on Friday night so you can get settled before dinner. Dinner is served at 7:00pm. We have an orientation at 9pm and this is the official start of the retreat. If you cannot arrive by 8:45 please eat dinner on the road and if you can't arrive by 9pm please let us know.

The retreat silence officially ends at 18.00pm on Sunday. Everybody usually stays for a while afterwards to share the ecstatic joy and unity and enjoy some tea and healthy delicious cakes together.
Start: Fri, 11-Sep-2020, 19:00  -  End: Sun, 13-Sep-2020, 18:00
Email: info@awakenedlifeproject.org - Web: www.awakenedlifeproject.or...