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1 Day Virtual Retreat - Divine and False Masculine and Feminine FEB 10
10/02/2018 @ 10:00 - 10/02/2018 @ 19:00
75,00 €
1 - Day Virtual Retreat with Cynthia Bampton. This retreat is limited to 25 people and caters to people in Europe and UK time zones.

Divine Masculine and Feminine and the False Masculine and Feminine

Many of us today are reaching for a new way of being together. We are starting to wake up to a deeper dimension of ourselves that is beyond all of our problems and limitations. Some are waking up to a new potential for how human beings can relate to each other and the world around us when we free ourselves from old habits based on cultural conditioning, ideas and outdated beliefs. Some have had glimpses of possibilities of a new human culture based on trust, transparency and co-operation. Many have had direct experiences of the truth that we are not separate - from each other, the planet or ourselves - and long to live our highest understanding.

But many people also are frustrated when they do not manifest the Love that they know themselves to be.  If we have understood there is no separation why do we so often do or say things that do not express our highest potential? Why do we cause suffering to ourselves and others? Why do we consistently place limitations on ourselves and those around us? Why are we so frustrated by the culturally created ideas of who we are and who we should be.  Ideas and identities that are placed on both men and women can be not only damaging to individuals but to the emergence of whole, free and creative human beings.

At the Awakened Life Project our definition of ego is the insistence that separation and limitation is real, it is the insistence that we are isolated, alone and cut off from the source of Life itself when in reality Life, the Mystery, Consciousness Itself is always here, always available if we have the eyes to see and the courage to respond.

So how do we rest in this deeper dimension of ourselves that is calling us?  How do we understand the gender roles that we are consciously and unconsciously imposing on ourselves and others.  If I am a man does that mean I should not have feminine qualities? If I am a woman why can't I freely exhibit my more masculine qualities without being labeled as something other than feminine?  This retreat is an exploration into the Divine Masculine/Divine Feminine qualities that are in all human beings and also the False Masculine/False Feminine qualities that are also active in all human beings.  We need to be able to understand the gender lens that we are looking through so we can start to transcend this gender lens, to see beyond it, to develop qualities that these ideas inhibit from their full fruition.  If we don't recognize the lens we see through then we unconsciously continue to act out of gender identifications and ideas that cause so much suffering for men and for women. 


  • Finding who you are beyond gender
  • Understanding the habit of ego in yourself and others
  • Learning about gender specific ideas that inhibit you
  • Engaging in dialog to go deeper into gender issues
  • Understanding more about gender roles through a historical lens
  • Coming together with others in a new potential

Then this one-day retreat may be what you are looking for!

This retreat is limited to 25 people.  Cynthia loves to engage in smaller groups where she has the chance to work with people individually and to create an intimate space between participants.  One of Cynthia’s strengths is to demystify the habit of ego in the context of the deeper truth that we are always already free and she helps people to understand their human situation from this context.   


  • Guided Meditations 
  • Introduction to Divine Feminine/Masculine Qualities 
  • Introduction to Gender Roles
  • Facilitated Smaller Group Discussions  
  • Question and Answer sessions 


February 10, 2018 - 10am - 7pm GMT +1


Places are strictly limited to 25 to ensure individual contact with Cynthia so book early.

Individual price paid before January 10th - €65

Individual price paid after January 11th  - €75

Group prices (over 3 people) –10% off complete price €100 or $120 at anytime  - A group means that people are physically together in one place.



Cynthia Bampton is the co-founder of the Awakened Life Project, has been a teacher of evolutionary spirituality for over 10 years. She is the teacher to both men and women; her primary passion is to help people live the simple and deep spiritual truth of non-duality, in relationship, here and now. She has been working with women for years, has a vast understanding of women's cultural conditioning and spiritual reality that transcends that conditioning. She teaches internationally through talks, retreats, online courses, women's and mixed groups and personal mentoring. She is originally from California, has lived all over the world, has over 25 years of experience in community, a 2nd degree black belt in Aikido and the co-founder of two businesses.


I am still resonating from the retreat, like a bell that has been rung and the vibrations go on forever. It was deeply transformational, with some moments that truly snapped me open, like a depth charge that shakes one's whole being. The single most amazing, beautiful and mind-blowing realization was that all I have to do is Rest. No trying to be aware of awareness, no struggle to let things be, no doing. Just resting as consciousness. How simple. How wonderfully mysterious Life is and how lucky I am to be alive! 

Thank you Cynthia for your transmission and the lessons you gave me. I am letting go of the boat and paying attention to the language of separation, noticing it all around me and curious about when I adopt it. It helps me be more compassionate with loved ones when I realize they behave as they do because they feel separate.

Jane – Canada

Understanding ego has been a cornerstone in the way I perceive life, both on a intellectual/metaphysical sense and on a very practical one. It has helped making sense of patterns of behavior and response that I perpetuate in a semi-conscious choice that are both non-productive and not representative of my true nature. In fact through understanding ego I have learnt what I truly am by realizing what I am not. 

A lot of what I understand of ego and my True Self has come from Cynthia. Her clarity of thought and deep understanding of non-duality has been the basis of my own understanding. And more importantly, her own life and action as an expression of her teachings have been an endless source of inspiration and the living example that living beyond ego is not only possible but achievable to anyone who truly commits to it.

Raquel D - Portugal

During the time I have spent with Cynthia Bampton I have learned through experience that Ego is not an entity inside me, but simply a movement I can choose to go with or not. Putting into practice conscious choice has changed my relationship to everything, especially to what I thought I didn’t like. My willingness to welcome opportunities, to go through doors I would be scared to walk through, to face challenges I would have avoided, has changed everything and made life so full as the sky is full of stars. With life, I mean body, spirit and the love between myself and others. Life has become a constant miracle that pulls me to move forward with curiosity, welcoming human relationships and their potential. Understanding and seeing through the illusion of Ego has made me understand that love is always everywhere. Thank you Cynthia for all of your help!

Jutta - Germany

"Since working with Cynthia and gaining a deeper understanding of what the ego really is and how we allow it to get in the way of who we truly are, I can say that life has radically changed for me, and I am freed from a prison that I could not really see was there. I am happier, less judgmental of myself and others and Love seeing the next steps that life has to offer.

Cynthia has been totally uncompromising in her teachings and stand for freedom, and to help others including myself see past the limitation and suffering we inflict on ourselves. I have a tremendous amount of gratitude, respect and Love for how she has guided and inspired me to where I am resting today.”

David - UK

Understanding the working of ego was the puzzle piece that was missing for me to realize that there is nothing to seek for and that fundamentally I am already whole and complete. Nothing is missing. The biggest relief I could ever imagine and everything fell into place. Joy, happiness, (my) Life´s purpose...simply everything became a source of goodness and evolution. Mistakes, fear, or conditioning are nothing to be afraid of but a precious opportunity to grow and to understand Life. An opportunity to become a more loving expression of who I already am.

Cynthia is continuously supporting me and many others on our journey and I am truly happy and grateful to have her in my life and to walk this path together!

Sandra - Germany

Cynthia's depth, sensitivity, transparency, care and love are extremely captivating and every time I am with her I feel even more inspired to live up to what I know in my own experience. In the last few months she has been mentoring the community that my wife and I have created 3 years ago and every session not only brings a lot to the 4 of us, but also enables us to take our journey together even further. I am very grateful to be a friend and a student of Cynthia and I highly recommend her work to anyone genuinely interested in ego transcendence and in realising our already free nature.”

 Ricardo - Portugal




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