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Integral Evolutionary Spirituality, Community & Sustainability
Awakened Life Men's Group



At the Awakened Life Project we are endeavoring to manifest a new human culture that is based on the individual and collective awakening to our fundamental unity. When we trust each other so deeply, when we see ourselves in the eyes of the other, we can experience that, as expressions of pure Life, Spirit, Consciousness, there is ultimately no difference between us as men and women.

But when we get really interested in what it means to actually live an Awakened Life then we also want to embrace our gendered polarity and all the complexity that implies. We want to explore all the ways in which men and women are biologically, psychologically and culturally conditioned. Why? So that we can free ourselves from the habits and patterns that keep us locked in repetitive cycles of suffering and conflict, and discover what an authentic, awakened expression of our gendered embodiment might be.

So what is a deeply liberated, evolutionary expression of manhood in the 21st century? The Awakened Life Men's Group is a group of men who come together to participate in this adventure of transformation and profound spiritual brotherhood.

To get a taste of our spiritual brotherhood listen to the Awakened Life Men sharing their reflections after a 5 Day "Strong Spine & Big Heart" Retreat together...


The Group Guidelines below illuminate our shared purpose, philosophy and values:




In the following articles we want to share some of the fruits of our experiment so far.

If you are a man who is interested in learning more about this work please contact Pete.

A Brotherhood of Being - Testimonials from the 2017 Men's Retreat

Aspects of Evolutionary Awakening for Men by Pete Bampton

Reflections on the Awakening Man Retreat 

The Birth of a New Man by Ricardo Gonçalves

An Immense Blessing by Ricardo Gonçalves

Our Collective Journey by Marko Maitz

Learning to Live by João Pedrosa

Something Sacred Shows its Light by Duarte Gonçalves

A Deeply Loving Brotherhood by David Williams

The Ground for a New Culture by Glen Friedman

 Awakening to a Higher Purpose by Pedro Morais

Can You Imagine? by João Serrano

One of the Most Precious Gifts by Edy Edgar

About the project

The Awakened Life Project is situated in a beautiful and wild ecological reserve in the mountains Central Portugal. We offer volunteer programs, courses, events and retreats to support the liberation of the human spirit in a context of evolutionary emergence and communion with the ecological web of life.


Quinta da Mizarela
3305-031 Benfeita
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