Initiation Into Awakened Manhood
Weekend Retreat
22-24 March 2024

Quinta da Mizarela, Portugal

Come and offer your heart to the fire and your voice to the song that male cells sing...

What is an authentic expression of an integrated and Awakened manhood in the 21st century?
What are the untapped potentials that can be catalysed through an evolutionary spiritual Brotherhood?

If you are compelled by these questions and long to experience a context of spiritual strength, open vulnerability and deep brotherhood that embraces a full-spectrum transformational process, then this Retreat may be for you....
Retreat Description
Date: 22-24 March 2024
Location: Quinta da Mizarela, Benfeita, Portugal
Price: 250€ - includes all vegetarian meals and accommodation for Friday & Saturday night

Led by Pete Bampton and assisted by Joao Pedro Feliciano (JP), the retreat will be in English, but Portuguese translation will be available from JP if needed.

This Retreat will be a 2 day immersion into some key aspects of men's development and an opportunity to taste the transformational power of spiritually inspired brotherhood.

The Retreat will begin on Friday after dinner with introductions and the setting of intentions for the retreat.


Day 1 - Saturday

Themes:
Cultivating a Spiritual & Energetic Foundation - Meditation & Qi Gong
Embodying the Heart-Warrior
Pride/Weakness vs. Humility/Strength
Activating the "Dark" Masculine

If we are to truly awaken and come together in deep brotherhood in the 21st century we clearly cannot return to the patriarchal rigidities of traditional masculine culture and we also want to transcend the materialistic bias of the modern male rational mind.

But that is not all, because most of us spiritually inspired, progressive men also have to confront and unravel the distorting and depolarising impacts of our immersion in a postmodern "alternative" culture in which we have morphed into "sensitive new age guys", insidiously denying and suppressing the grit, spunk and pure passion of a healthily embodied masculine.

Saturday will be devoted to thoroughly exploring what it means to embody an authentic warrior spirit that brings our innate strength, purpose and courage online from a ground of deep love and vulnerability.

On Saturday night we'll have the opportunity to feel into and release the "dark masculine" or "wild man" that has been so marginalised and suppressed in western culture and we'll "cook" this invocation together in the Temascal and/or Firewalk.


Day 2 – Sunday

Themes:
Illuminating Shadow
Awakened Relationship to the Feminine/Shakti
Sexual Yoga
From the Lone Wolf to Conscious Brotherhood

Once we have authentically begun to discover a source of profound spiritual strength grounded in humility then we can dare to lean into the raw vulnerability of exposing our shadows and allowing our hearts to be broken and blown open by a wholehearted willingness to feel. In the afternoon Pete will lead an exploration of how to embody an authentic masculine polarity in the arena of emotional-sexual relationships, including "yogic" sexual practice.

It is our intention and hope that by the end this Retreat every man will be:

  • Infused with spiritual depth and brightness
  • Fortified with a deep understanding of key aspects of male conditioning
  • Inspired to manifest his unique purpose
  • Melted by the revelation of profound love between men
  • Opened to the Divine Power of the Brotherhood
All participants will have the opportunity to integrate and deepen their journey in a context of ongoing support with the Fire Heart Brotherhood after this retreat.

If this description of a shared adventure lights you up then we hope to see you there!

Reservations and Questions contact: info@thefireoftheheart.com
Your Facilitators
  • Pete Bampton
    Peter is is the founder of the Men's Collective, and a transformational mentor who has lived 4 decades of deep meditation, penetrating inquiry and innovative, trailblazing spiritual community both as student and teacher. His passion and focus is the individual and collective remembrance and embodiment of the sacred fire of the human heart.

    He was co-founder of The Awakened Life Project, a bold experiment in the evolution of consciousness and culture from 2008-2023, and is the author of The Fire of the Heart.
  • João Pedro Feliciano
    Assistant
    I'm a software engineer, an entrepreneur, with a passion to create, and to help others realise their full potential. When I started to explore spiritually, I discovered how detached I was from my heart, from feeling, from expressing my desires, my happiness. Going through the process of the Fire of the Heart with my teacher, my brothers, allowed me to open my Heart, to feel and discover my own big Heart. And now it is this Fire Heart leads, and I'm discovering how beautiful it is to lead from the Heart instead of leading through the mind.
Heart Of Man
1 Week Initiation Into Awakened Brotherhood
15-21 August 2024

Quinta da Mizarela, Benfeita, Arganil, Portugal

Are you ready for an intense, positively challenging and deeply ecstatic full-spectrum transformational journey to discover and actualise the Liberated Heart of Man, both in yourself and in Sacred Fire of True Brotherhood?

Including meditation, breathwork, qi gong, penetrating inquiry, sexual yoga, shadow work, ritual ceremony, temascal and more, this Initiation Journey is for men who are committed to waking up, growing up and showing up as men alone and together for the sake of the evolution of the human race.
Retreat Description
Date: 15-21 August 2024
Location: Quinta da Mizarela, Benfeita, Arganil, Portugal
Price: To Be Announced

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Led by Pete Bampton and assisted by Joao Pedro Feliciano (JP), the retreat will be in English, but Portuguese translation will be available from JP if needed.

This Retreat will be a 7 day immersion into some key aspects of men's development and an opportunity to taste the transformational power of spiritually inspired brotherhood.

More Information coming soon!
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