EVENT DETAILS

YOUNG MEN’S Initiation Week: Step into your full male potential, Vlierhof, The Netherlands.

Date: 30-10-2016

Details:
✓ Are you a young man between 15 and 22?
✓ Are you ready to step into your unlimited male potential?
✓ Are you ready to leave your bondage with childhood? 
✓ Are you ready to shift to a place of self-mastery?

THE CHALLENGES OUR YOUTH FACE
In our modern society we are at the peak of individualism, which touches on a deep longing for connection and belonging. Our modern way of living offers us many precious gifts, but it also brings with it many problems. Today’s young men face many challenges like violence, addictions and obesity. Suicides rates and alarmingly high, while many others drop out of school or withdraw from society. Through peer pressure and a sexualised society, our young men are struggling to build their own identity, and many suffer from depression, low self esteem or co-dependence. 

Many of our younger brothers grow up in broken families or single parent households. Some grow up as a single child, with no brotherly connection in their lives. Some face bullying in school that leave them with no faith in other men. Many young men admit to the absence of inspirational male role models in their lives.

THE URGENT NEED AHEAD OF US
The problems facing our youth is really the problem of the entire society. A society can only develop a healthy future when they focus on solving the problems of it’s youth. In ancient traditions, initiation rituals were in place for kids to make a healthy transition into adulthood, and for young men to step into their manhood. Modern society has lost these ancient but powerful traditions. As a result, it is very challenging for youth and men today to know what it is to be a man. 

THE YOUNG MEN'S INITIATION WEEK
During these 5 days, a group of awakened adult men will support and help young men leave their childhood bondage and make a deep initiation into their authentic manhood. 

Away from the madness of society, we will step into a beautiful setting where the young men will go through a deep process of passage where they come in touch with their adult selves.

In these 5 days, sombreness will mix with fun and adventure to create a brotherhood that becomes honouring and eternal.

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN THIS INITIATION?
In this profound initiation training, we offer an alternate and holistic approach for the healing and growth of young men. Through bonding with other men and powerful rituals you will:
* Move from victim mode to self-mastery
* Be driven by a calm choiceful awareness instead of being driven by anger
* Learn how to step into functional relationships with women (and other men)
* Understand and experience healthy male-bonding
* Move from feeling like a predator to being a protector
* Get in touch with your unique life purpose and strengths

<<<< REGISTER HERE: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1D2wuxEQt5kEluE_zF5ZoIWCHsBPalzz7HdWlxjYRn1E>>>>


LOGISTICS (location, accommodations, duration, costs)

WHERE? At VLIERHOF (www.vlierhof.org)
Address: Kleverstrasse 115, 47533 Kleve-Keeken, Germany (close to German/Dutch border)

WHEN?
Start: 16:00 on Wednesday, 26th October, 2016
End: 17:00 on Sunday, 30th October, 2016

WHO IS WELCOME?
Young men between the age of 15 and 22 are welcome.

FEE: “costs + donation” basis [you cover your costs for food, accommodation & facilities, and - if you wish - you may leave a donation for Sujith's & the other facilitators' support]

COSTS: 
• Camp: €225
• Dormitory: €235
• Double-shared bed: €315
• Single room: €375
[these costs include all meals, refreshments & facility costs]

AGENDA FOR THE 5 DAYS:

WEDNESDAY
• Before 16:00: Complete registration
• 16:00: Standards & Outline of the Week
• 18:00: Dinner
• 20:00: Authentic Introductions

THURSDAY
• 08:00: Morning practice
• 10:00: Fun, adventure, games
• Shaping your Staff + self-enquiry
• 20:00: Sacred fire circle + healing

FRIDAY
• 08:00: Morning practice
• 10:00: Fun, adventure, games
• Letting-go old actors in life
• Healing & releasing with Sweat Lodge
• 20:00: Cutting the Umbilical Chord + Passage through Fire

SATURDAY
• 08:00: Morning practice
• 10:00: Fun, adventure, games
• Bow-making/drumming [finding your voice]
• Purpose quest
• Claiming Future Standards

SUNDAY
• 08:00: Morning practice
• 10:00: Fun, adventure, games
• Sharing Learnings 
• Integrating the Lessons
• Partnering with Elder brothers
• Closing ceremony

*** MAX CAPACITY: 20 PARTICIPANTS ***

<<<< REGISTER HERE: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1D2wuxEQt5kEluE_zF5ZoIWCHsBPalzz7HdWlxjYRn1E>>>>