The New Men's Liberation Retreat
16-19 September 2022

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 mutual support with other men, then this Retreat may be for you.
Overview of the Retreat
Date: 16-19 September 2022
Location: Quinta da Mizarela, Portugal
Price: 420 EUR with Room / 350 EUR with Tent

Delicious vegetarian food prepared by our experienced kitchen team will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner on all days of the retreat.

Guided by founder and leader Peter Bampton and some of the senior men, this Retreat will be a 3 day immersion into some key aspects of men's development and an opportunity to taste the transformational power of the Awakened Life Men's Collective.

The Retreat will begin on Friday at 9pm after dinner with introductions followed by the premiere showing of our new documentary A New Men's Liberation.

Day 1 - Saturday

The radical immediacy and context of Spiritual Awakening, through which we intuit our essential Freedom and Prior Unity, is the foundation of the Men's Collective. This potential will be communicated through teachings, silent meditation and some physical activities. Then, in the evening some major themes of men's development will be introduced which will be explored further over the weekend.

Day 2 - Sunday

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 usually tend to morph into "sensitive new age guys", insidiously denying and suppressing the grit, spunk and pure passion of a healthily embodied masculine.
Sunday will be devoted to thoroughly inhabiting this warrior spirit of our innate strength and courage. This exploration and full-bodied actualisation will include teachings and Q&A sessions with Peter and senior men of the Collective, some physical activities, and a firewalk and sweat lodge during the night, which is always a profound and celebratory event infused with tribal, shamanic passion.


Day 3 – Monday

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. On Monday Peter and senior men of the Collective will share their experience of how to access and practice a vulnerability that not only enriches us with greater sensitivity and compassion, but also empowers us to risk everything by transcending our personal identity and the apparent limitations of conditional existence.

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 Collective

    If this description of a shared adventure lights you up then we hope to see you there!
Retreat registration form
Accommodation and meals

Price includes everything for the retreat: 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day and accommodation in one of our tents. For those who bring their own tent we offer a 50€ discount as it helps us to accommodate more people. We have 4 rooms available for those who need them and for some retreats a dorm space is available, rooms and dorm space prices are quoted separately so please contact us if you prefer this choice.

To register

Please fill out the form below and make a 100€ non-refundable deposit to reserve your place. Full payment is due 10 days before the retreat starts. No refunds will be given after that unless your spot is filled by another participant. Please make a direct deposit to the accounts below or pay with PayPal.*

In Europe
Account name: Cynthia Bampton
NIB: 0045 3451 4024 3289 719 | IBAN: PT50 0045 3451 4024 3289 7193 5
BIC/SWIFT: CCCMPTPL | Bank Credito Agricola

In the US
Account name: Cynthia Bampton | Account number: 951 579 0276
routing number - wire transfer 260 099 53 | routing number 011 000 138
SWIFT Code BOFAUS3N for US Dollars and BOFAUS6S for foreign currency | Bank of America

Pay with PayPal
Our PayPal account is cynthia.bampton@gmail.com

*If you have financial difficulty in coming to one of our events we offer a gift economy program. Please email us for more information.
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