Initiated Men’s Retreats (IMR) are an opportunity for initiated men to gather and experience a weekend of contemplative practices together. There is a focus on Council, Nature and Community. We all need encouragement with our spiritual growth and reconnecting with nature.

IMR is an opportunity for you to make space to breathe and be.

Please Note – these events are for men who have already been through the Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) or FORGED (Younger Men’s Rites of Passage) journey.

New South Wales / ACT – IMR

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th March 2023

You are invited to join the CFMA’s very first Initiated Men’s Retreat in the NSW / ACT region. We have a sincere hope that this will be the first of many, and we would love to see you there to see this retreat well supported from its beginning.

This weekend will be held at the Silver Wattle Retreat Centre which is a Quaker-run contemplative property on the shores of Lake George. For those that don’t know the area, Lake George is a very unique landscape that is special to local indigenous cultures. It is most often a vast green plain ringed by wooded hills, however in wetter times (like now) it fills as a expansive lake with wetland birds replacing the usual sheep.

The retreat centre itself has comfortable accommodation for those seeking beds (16 places available) with an extensive camping available for everyone else. There is a half hour morning walk up the hills behind the property to watch the sun rise over the lake, reminiscent of the usual stunning morning views of Scenic Rim when we are in QLD.

This will be a special weekend of soul, the company of your brothers and of the beautiful & nourishing country all around. We hope to see you there. Anyone who has attended MROP from any state is welcome along. 


Queensland – IMR

Every year initiated men from around Australia gather at Bartopia campsite in Maroon, QLD. The beautiful campsite overlooks the scenic rim region of Queensland with rustic facilities to help you enjoy the Australian bush. There will be plenty of space to connect with people and with nature, and to experience ritual practices.  

2023 dates yet to be announced. 

$350 for Cabin accommodation
$320 for Camping (BYO all camping equipment)