You can see all Shivam's and Spirit Horse events listed here. For more info on Enlightenment Intensives: authenticself.co.uk More info on Call of the Wild: surrendertantra.com
Most events are held in the spectacular wild valley that is home to the Spirit Horse Camp and Settlement - the Mountain Retreat, near Machynlleth, Mid Wales. Some are held at a gorgeous, snug, old farmhouse about an hours drive from the valley.
All qualify for an early booking discount of at least10% when booked one month in advance. Click on Title for more details. Most have a much lower community price - see under support us to get that.
Spirit Horse Events
Ecstatic Building and Being | 7th May - 7th Jun 2017 | Mountain Retreat Learn the ecstatic art of creating something magnificent! This May's project: a 40 foot solid timber Celtic roundhouse. Learn how to build alternative structures on a budget. Essential building skills, male mentorship and an exhilarating month spent working together among the woods and waterfalls. Building breathing being in the fresh air of Spring with Shivam and his brothers in tools. Women always welcome. Minimum commitment 2 weeks. Email Shivam on firstname.lastname@example.org for info and bookings. £15 per day | Experienced carpenters pay nothing | £300 if you book the whole month
Yeshe Tsogyal Empowerment + Dakini Mandir Inauguration | 2 - 4th Jun 2017 | Mountain Retreat with Ngakchang Rinpoche and Khandro Dechen. The origins of Spirit Horse are entangled with the Tibetan Tantrik Lineage of Padmasambhava and his most famous consort Yeshe Tsogyal; both through the presence of Ngakchang Rinpoche and HH Chimmed Rigdzin Rinpoche. This weekend celebrated the completion of the temple built and painted in the traditions of Tibetan sacred art by Spirit Horse hands, and the celebrates the enormous contribution made by Ngakchang Rinpoche in the early days of Spirit Horse. Rinpoche has kindly agreed to give the empowerments of Padmasambava and Yeshe Tsogyal. The event is open to all who would like to receive the empowerment and is offered purely at cost: £50 towards food and expenses. Please bring a further contribution to Rinpoche for the ceremony, and give it to him personally. You may offer a special donation to the lama giving the empowerment, according to tradition. Please honour the auspiciousness of the occasion with a big mind and a lavish hand. Or fuck off. £50 For booking contact Shivam on email@example.com
Surrender Tantra Weekend Retreat | 8th - 11th Jun 2017 | Mountain Retreat with Shivam and Lila. The giving and receiving of healing pleasure and the art of womanly display. For men and women. Secret bodywork techniques to awaken and move the subtle sexual and spiritual elixirs of the body. See www.surrendertantra.com for information about Surrender Tantra. £250 | £195 for community contributors | £225 if booked one month in advance. For booking contact Shivam on firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's Lodge Summer Meeting | 21-25 July 2017 | Mountain Retreat FEEDING THE HOLY FIRE OF LIFE with Erika Indra and Paloma Suarez. Tending the garden of our Heart where everything we need is growing. Celebrating, reaffirming the active force of Friendship and Companionship. £180 | For bookings contact Erika 07882522878.
NEW: Call of the Wild | 1st - 9th Jul 2017 | Mountain Retreat with Shivam and Lila. A ten day experiment in ceremonial tribal living, paleolithic vision and sacred freedom. See www.surrendertantra.com/call-of-the-wild for information. For booking contact Shivam on email@example.com £750 | £650 for community contributors | £690 until 1st April 2017
Enlightenment Intensive | 3rd - 9th Aug 2017 | Mountain Retreat with Shivam O'Brien, supported by Claire Heron. 3 days self enquiry followed by three whole relaxed days' integration: "basking in the bliss" - this retreat is the annual highlight of Shiv's Enlightenment Intensive calendar. See www.authenticself.co.uk EI: £350 | £400 with integration | £300 if booked one month in advance.
Sacred Man Sacred Woman | 10th - 14th Aug 2017 | Mountain Retreat At the end of this 4 day ritual there is always a group of men and women smiling and laughing fulfilled in every cell of their body, thanking and praising each other for being so raw and real. It feels as if we could create a new world where men and women, with wet faces, speak of their love for one and other. This workshop is an initiation into deep ritual . Its playful, wild and ecstatic. NB: No, you don't have to have a partner and yes, you can keep your clothes on and yes you will have to learn to pee under a tree! £250 | £125 community contributors
Boys and Girls (separate) Wilderness Camps | **sometime in-between Sacred Man Sacred Woman - date TBC** | Mountain Retreat This adventure gently opens the magical world beyond mum and dad or school. To sow a seed of wonder in the young imaginations whilst rubbing shoulders with wild nature and adults who are learning to be mentors, elders and wise counsellors. Contact: Mark firstname.lastname@example.org for Boys camp | Paloma email@example.com for girls camp £175
Cauldron of Plenty | 24th - 28th Aug 2017 | Mountain Retreat A tribal cornucopia of music, dance, conviviality, feasting, ceilidh, and celebration of being. Workshops, performance, ritual. £90 adults | £25 kids up to 14 yrs
Call of the Wild Slight Return | 21st - 24th Sep 2017 | Mountain Retreat Get a taste of the ecstatic healing medicine of Call of the Wild. Three days feeling deeply at home in our bodies, the present moment, and our natural souls washed clean of the white man's conditioning. Open to all whether you have done Call of the Wild or not, those who have been through this initiation can bless those who have not. £175 | £160 community contributors
Women's Lodge Samhain Meeting | 19-22 October 2017 | Cosy Welsh Farmhouse TIME BETWEEN TIMES with Erika Indra and Paloma Suarez. The legacy left for us whose shoulders we stand and the legacy we leave. “I am the seed, I am the root and I am the fruit of this tree of life.” £150 | For bookings contact Erika 07882522878.
Personalised Vision Quest mentored by Shivam - Find your true contribution Meet Shivam on a day in May at Spirit Horse for an evening of council and a list of preparation tasks. Then 1-2-1 guidance until September Equinox where you will complete your solo mountaintop vigil. Months of preparation include ritual skills, how to make your prayer and intention real. Offerings, dress, secret shaman things, and finding your personal medicine. The preparation includes an Enlightenment Intensive which you must complete to find out who you are and what you are. £750 includes guidance, nights at Spirit Horse, personal council, E.I. , introduction to ritual + shaman stuff
Introduction to Spirit Horse - Runs depending on demand A foundation course in ancient, rooted ways. Life changing and wide ranging, aiming to find one's innate way of contributing to the world and the confidence to present one's self authentically. Using the time-honoured, traditional tools of ceremony, vigil, performance, story, myth, living poetry and ritual enactment, and discovering the heart, mystery and power of the old ways. Passionately walking the path of personal medicine and magic. A year of change, challenge, adventures, outrageous fun and companionship in wildest Wales and Ireland. Five major meetings with healing and counselling and one-to-one guidance in between with Shivam.
Regular Counselling and Healing Sessions with Shivam - weekly / monthly - skype / in person 1-2-1 mentorship with Shivam. Meet or speak in person or using phone/internet. Find out what work is needed to dissolve the trouble patterns and move into freshness and awareness of what is. £75/h
"Out beyond ideas of rightdoing and wrongdoing, there is a green field. I'll meet you there. When you lie down in that grass, Life is too full to talk about"