Journey of the Awakening Man
with Peter Bampton

I offer personal coaching for men who are ready to awaken or deepen their grounding in the Fire of the Heart and grow into the fullness of their unique potential.
What do I offer

Personal Coaching Sessions
Price: 100 EUR / 60-min Session
60 EUR for Portuguese men

After studying English Literature in London and inspired by an overwhelming longing for spiritual freedom, I spent many years traveling the world - the USA, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal and India. While in Thailand I participated a 10 day meditation retreat in the Theravada Forest Tradition where I experienced an initial Awakening and, over the ensuing years of being a practitioner, almost became a Buddhist monk. My trajectory abruptly shifted from being drawn toward a traditional monastic path when I read the Advaita Vedanta classic I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, which transmitted the searing immediacy of Liberation here and now. Newly attuned to this radical intuition, I soon met a young fiery American teacher Andrew Cohen and became involved for the following thirteen years in a radical and controversial experiment in conscious evolution called EnlightenNext, based primarily in the USA. In 2007, after two years of intensive retreat on the island of Ibiza, Spain, while living on a permaculture farm, I and my then partner Cynthia bought the abandoned farm of Quinta da Mizarela in the mountains of Central Portugal and began the adventure of co-founding and developing The Awakened Life Project.

I began teaching meditation retreats and, as I received invitations, I also began to give public talks and courses in Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra. As participants grew and many wanted to continue the evolutionary adventure together I gradually found myself in the role of spiritual teacher and guide to the growing international network of students involved with The Awakened Life Sangha.

In 2009 I founded the Men's Collective with a small pilot group. I could never have imagined what has unfolded since then. While I had had some previous experience of the power and potential of a deep spiritual brotherhood, I soon found myself and my guidance developing in new and thrilling ways. As well as guiding the Men's Collective, I teach retreats and courses that catalyse Awakening to the radical immediacy of the Spiritual Heart, and facilitate the transformational task of embodying that Realisation in everyday life.

A great lover of Portugal and the Portuguese, I founded the initiative Evolusa, as a vehicle to illuminate and explore the under appreciated strengths and potentials in the Portuguese character. It is my conviction that the Portuguese carry in their collective "soul" an uncorrupted purity of heart, and receptivity to spiritual reality, that is unique in the occidental world. My vision for Evolusa is that it will be a potent catalyst and a vibrant, dynamic hub for a new "Age of Discovery" amongst awakening Portuguese. I am currently writing my second book In Search of the Portuguese Soul - Em Busca da Alma Portuguesa - which includes my adventures touring the country by bike. You can follow my journey on my blog here.

In the winter of 2016-17 I embarked on a spiritual pilgrimage in India and experienced a profound deepening through the Grace of Ramana Maharshi, while meditating in Virupaksha cave on Arunachala Mountain, where Ramana had lived in silence for many years. Since 2015 my most potent Influence and Guiding Light has been a profound and ever-deepening Recognition-Response of the comprehensive, full-spectrum Teaching, Realisation and Divine Grace of Adi Da Samraj, whom I now regard as Master.

My other interests include playing blues guitar, practicing qigong, cycling the country roads of Portugal, exploring and exposing the lies we have been told about just about everything, and a nice cup of tea and a sit down.

You can find out about my book (and receive 4 free chapters), courses, retreats and sample some videos, audios, podcasts and vlogs on my website The Fire of the Heart.
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