Awakened Men

Awakened Men's Retreat 8-9th September 2017


What does it mean to be awake as a man in the 21st century?
What does it mean as man to be in relationship (single, partner/married or divorced)?
How do we relate to the divine feminine?

This weekend retreat will explore what is to be man through the seminal work of Robert Moore PHD rediscovering the archetypes of the mature masculine: king, warrior, magician, lover. It combines contemplative shabbat service (the torah portion for the Shabbat Ki Tavo - "when you enter" will be explored), interpersonal mindfulness, shadow work, story telling and will include periods of silence.

 

This retreat is an opportunity

To nourish the body and mind

Authentic communication

Rest in community

Transform limiting beliefs

and

Recognize freedom

 

We encourage you to bring an attitude of curiosity, playfulness and willingness to look wholeheartedly at yourself.  This will be supported by a community atmosphere of trust, openness and an encouragement to recognize the freedom of the heart.

What people say about my retreats

The power, happiness and relief you feel from honesty, authenticity, and opening your heart

Great opportunity for healing in a supportive environment

Reorientates your relationship with who you really are/can be

The retreat is a way through contemplative exercises to explore “who am I”.

A personal journey of ups and downs just like life
though with increasing awareness it becomes easier more clam and joyful.

Great opportunity to explore who you are as a individual
and within community whilst nurturing the mind/body.

Unique experience combining group work and silent meditation.

The most worthwhile and rewarding experience of my life so far.

Friday 9th September till Sunday 10th September

TIMETABLE
Friday / Erev Shabbat
6.30 pm                          Arrive (Shabbat begins at  19.17)
7.00pm – 7.15pm        Welcome and Introduction
7.15pm – 7.40pm        Check-in
7.40pm – 8.00pm         Meditation
8.00pm – 8.40pm        Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv
8.40pm – 9.30pm        Kiddush and Dinner and Grace after Meals
9.30pm -                       Introduction to weekend

Shabbat / Saturday in Noble Silence
8.00am – 8.30am        Sitting
8.30am – 9.00am        Breakfast
9.00am -9.30am          Session 1
9.30-10.15                     Brachot shakirit
10.15-11.15                    Parash – read english
11.15 -12.00                  Musaf
 Meditation (sitting and standing) combined with Devotion / Prayer (including Morning Brachot; Shema; Amidah; Torah reading). We will make Kiddush and eat something prior to Torah reading.

12.00pm – 2.00pm      Lunch and Break
2.00pm – 3.30pm        Session 2
3.30pm – 4.00pm        Break (individual Mincha)
4.00pm – 5.30pm        Session 3
5.30pm – 6.00pm        Sitting Meditation
6.00pm  - 6.30pm        Break
6.30pm  - 8.00pm        Session 4
8.20pm – 9.00pm        Shabbat ends at 20.17  Seudah Shlishit and Singing meditation
9.00pm                           Havdalah; and closing of the day

 
Sunday
9.30am – 10am         Checkin/ Sitting
10-11.45 am                Session 5
11.45-12                       Break
12pm -1pm                 Closing

Booking

As you can imagine it takes a lot to organize this retreat the investment is
£80 with places available to camp
It includes simple breakfast and you will need to bring vegetarian food to share for the other meals. The retreat will be held in a residential house in a quiet area in Mill hill, London.

Don't miss out! there is a limit of 10 places, and filling fast.

This retreat is now full - you can registered for retreat and will be put on a waiting list

About Amaranatho

Amaranatho is a former Buddhist monk who was brought up Jewish. He creates a safe space for people to awaken to their true potential through developing presence and clarity.  Amaranatho works as a mindfulness consultant and is an expert in applying mindfulness interpersonally to support behavioural changes that are catalysts for transformation and well-being of people and organizations.   


He has facilitated Buddhist/Jewish mindfulness retreats, mentors trainee Rabbi's, and spoken at JCoss, JW3, Leo Baeck, and Limmund.  You can find out more about me here

Requirements for retreat

Amaranatho's Approach to the retreat

The retreat is based on co-exploration I consider myself a facilitator and so provide a space to help you explore who you really are. Some of the sessions are based on sharing your meditation experience (which can include your emotions) with another person or with a large group (if you want to ) or listening to other people doing the same.

Whether you have no meditation experience or lots , whether you are used to sharing your emotions in public or not, the space provided will accept you. The work is based on what I believe is a universal truth that you are innocent. Sometimes your beliefs will be actively challenged and this is held as best as possible in light of your innocence.

During retreats/workshops you can use a chair, cushion or any other comfortable position that keeps your back straight and your body relaxed (which at times can include lying down).

The talks that I give are reflective, that means that they are not about content but are more about how your receive them.  The workshops use various contemplative exercises to expanded on our understanding of ourselves, some involve physical contact, talking and sitting in a group in silence.

The focus is looking at process rather content, looking at the way the mind works rather than what it produces (although sometimes I use it the other way round!).

The key method is to use mindfulness/awareness to center ourselves in the present moment and to understand who we are. 

The basic attitude is accepting and welcoming the way life is and allowing our natural wisdom to arise.

There is always time to ask questions

Refunds

Full refunds are available up to three weeks before the retreat starts, less credit card fee if applicable, two weeks admin charges (50 pound) and credit card fee if applicable, one week no refunds- please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel.

The retreat requires 10 people to attend if we do not get the full number you will get a full refund. 

 

Assistance
Participants are asked to assist with the smooth running of our retreats by helping with various jobs both during and at the end of the retreat. 

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