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)?
This retreat is an opportunity
To nourish the body and mind
Experience authentic communication
Rest in community
Transform limiting beliefs
We encourage you to bring an attitude
willingness to look wholeheartedly at yourself.
This will be supported by
a community atmosphere of trust
an encouragement to recognize
the freedom of the heart
This is a six week group coaching program of one hour per week it is based on the seminal work of Robert Moore PHD rediscovering the archetypes of the mature masculine: king, warrior, magician, lover. It combines a contemplative practises, interpersonal mindfulness, shadow work, story telling and will include periods of silent guided mindfulness session.
Amaranatho a former Buddhist of 15 years who has had a complex and uncertain life, he has learned how to deal with this through presence and clarity. He has run large residential retreats, corporate coaching programs as well as spent long periods alone contemplating the deeper questions in life.
Whether you meet Amaranatho in a workshop, retreat or personally, his approach is to respond to the situation as it unfolds. He facilitates a safe space enabling you to recognize your own wisdom, through co-exploration, playfulness, and love. He is interested in finding ways of being authentic whilst recognizing that everything is already okay. By exploring the dynamics of the way we relate to each other, we can start to recognize the limitations we impose on ourselves and access more energy, abundance, peace and wisdom.
He has facilitated Buddhist/Jewish mindfulness retreats, mentors Rabbi’s, and spoken at JCoss, JW3, Leo Baeck, and Limmud.
He is mindfulness based executive coach, leadership coach and accrediting to be a coaching supervisor
You can find more about what he trained and about his background here
Amaranatho Approach to the retreat
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.
The talks that I give are reflective, that means that they are not about content but are more about how your receive them. The program use various contemplative exercises to expanded on our understanding of ourselves, some involve physical contact when in person, 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 centre 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
Reading before retreat
If you are not familiar with the archetypes of King Warrior Magician Lover – you can read a very good introductory article here.
What retreatants say about coming to this retreat
“Working with Amaranatho was extremely helpful. In just a short space of time I gained a great deal of insight into the inner workings of my mind and body, and the connectivity between the two. Working alongside other men was also incredibly useful. I learnt so much from Amaranatho’s interactions with every single male in the group, as well as his engagement with me personally. I’m really looking forward to working with Amaranatho again in the future.”Jonny Benjamin MBE
“it was well prepared and well run and
you are a real master about holding a safe space whilst being flexible”
“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.
The power, happiness and relief you feel from honesty, authenticity, and opening your heart”
“Great opportunity for healing in a supportive environment”
Are you ready to book?
Awaken to your true potential
The early bird rate is 130 pound for up to three people.
and valid till 1st September * (these place have now been taken)
The cost of the six week session is 150 -
which includes a free introduction to the four archetypes.
it is possible to pay in instalments
The retreat will be held in on zoom and there will be options in terms of time of day and day of the week, which will be arrange once the group is formed.
Don't miss out! There is a limit of 10 places, and filling fast.
Full refunds are available up to two week before the program starts, less credit card fee if applicable, one weeks admin charges (25 pound) and credit card fee if applicable, one week no refunds – please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel. Once started their are no refunds
The retreat requires 5 people to attend if we do not get the full number you will get a full refund or ask if you would consider covering the costs.
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.