Civilization Upgraders Presents

Leadership Program


For an entire year be meticulously trained in self-purification,
Shepherding Consciousness and Spiritual Leadership
by Bentinho Massaro

Discover what it takes to become a
Shepherding Consciousness and recreate
each area of your life to be in alignment
with your True Self and your Calling.

Purify yourself, balance yourself, upgrade yourself,
empty yourself, and become a vessel for God’s Love and Light.
Become the change you wish to see in the world.


For me, this process has been the most intense but the most rewarding thing I have ever done. To say I am grateful is such an understatement. I came in thinking that I had it sorted with self realization …. and that I just had a bit of work to do on self actualization. Haha wrong! I had no idea who I was really and what was underneath.

Veevee G.

I am infinitely grateful for your Being, for your devotional commitment to the One, for the vision we all share,for this calling in our hearts. Everything has been perfect..the timing,every Being here,the intense shifting energy we are going through as a collective in the ascension of Gaia.

I’ve made so many upgrades and positive changes in my life and in others lives since this program and even though it feels crazy some times and it requires a greater version of myself every time.I’ve never felt more alive, aligned and purposeful. This boot camp of emptying ourselves and reside in the Self with absolute faith that no matter what the shit show appears as,I feel whole and guided is the greatest gift so far.

I feel this is just the beginning of something much bigger for us as a group as individuals and as a collective.

Thank you for your love,unique expression, sense of humor and authenticity.🙏🏻❤ Raquel S.

Holy shit! Holy cow! Holy fucking everything. YES! Intense. Powerful. Clear. Love and wisdom in balance. Layers of powerful examples and teaching and reflection all at once. Cool to feel so many of us rising together. Benita C.

Well, who can say no to the God state? No words at the moment that fit my excitement–I’m paralyzed. Ulrica N.

I just got cooked. Maybe sautéed… Just feels like the fire is crackling very close to me and that, intuitively, feels exactly right. Be careful what you wish for. Shit’s about to get real. Alex A.

I feel like a grown-up for the first time in my life. (And I’m 41!) I seriously was convinced I was still a teenager. I literally felt that way, always have. I enjoyed it too. Now it’s gone. I feel like a grown-up woman. And it feels SO powerful. Like I’m capable of ANYTHING.

Emmalyne M.

Three videos to give you a taste

In these videos, Bentinho describes the Civilization Upgraders Shepherding Consciousness leadership program. Initially, the program was envisioned as a 6-month program, but it has since then evolved into a year-long program. 

Video #1: 30 Second Teaser

A short video introducing the Shepherding Consciousness program.

Video #2: The intention and commitment behind the program

Bentinho demonstrates explains and demonstrates through his energy  what the Shepherding Consciousness program is all about, including what you can expect.

Video #3: Watch the Program’s Introduction Session!

We decided to offer the program’s Introduction session for free so you can get a taste of what the program is like, be introduced to the energy and commitment that is both requested from the participants AND offered from Bentinho during this epic, super-intentional, transformational, and ego-transmuting program.

Watch the videos above and feel into the transformational power of this program. If it stirs something in you, don’t hesitate to sign up; this program is meant for you and you will be supported in every way to partake successfully.

However, make no mistake: this program is not about getting something; it’s about learning how to give your full self to a life of service to the planet at a time in its evolution where it is in need of profound spiritual guidance and renewal.

“To be a Shepherd is to love those you serve with such conviction that your act of serving them kills all your ideas of yourself in the process and liberates you from the lesser state of being a person having needs and preferences.

Throughout history worth remembering, it has always been outstanding devotion to something more than just oneself that liberated people from petty-minded addictions, mundane lives and self-imagined shackles.

Be committed to rise above your personal needs through the discovery of your True Self, so that you can shine like an inexhaustible Sun; giving light to all without needing light in return from those you serve.”


~ Bentinho Massaro ~

A Training Program for Shepherds,
Mirrors, Leaders and Civilization Upgraders

The only one of its kind.

Three Levels of Consciousness

  1. Person-consciousness describes the state of an entity who is identified with—and lives primarily for the sake of benefitting—their own body, mind, emotions and immediate circumstances. This is your average Joe; heavily embedded in the collective matrix of unconsciousness.
  2. Shepherding-Consciousness describes the state of an entity who is identified with—and lives primarily for the sake of benefitting—the body, mind, spirit and circumstances of other-selves. A Shepherd is one who, through intense seeking and devotion, has become balanced in Love & Wisdom and empty of ego enough to operate in alignment with the collective’s vision of a New Earth; an Awakened Civilization by 2035.
  3. Mirror-Consciousness describes the statelessness of a Mirror Being; an entity who is no longer identified with anything in particular, and as such, lives primarily for the sake of benefitting and mirroring the collective as a whole. This is the state of the Sage—one who has penetrated beyond The Great Illusion of Creation. A Mirror still has access to the vision that benefits all, but has also transcended identification with it. The mirror is effectively one with God.

Two Types of Leaders

  1. Leaders are those who wish to lead in a particular field. This program will help you reach into the truest depths of your Self and bring that out in your field of expertise.
  2. Civilization Upgraders are those who feel strongly connected to the benefit of Earth and Humanity as a whole, and are ready to become whatever it takes to make a true difference to this planet and its civilization. This program is definitely for you.


Attain Shepherding Consciousness

What it is about.

Here is some of what you’ll be thoroughly guided into over the course of a year:

  • Emptying yourself of ego.
  • Freeing yourself from story-based suffering.
  • Transforming the unique challenges that come with being a Shepherd or a Mirror.
  • Serving with true integrity toward God/Source/Truth and other-selves as expressions of that One Source.
  • Realizing that happiness is always already here.
  • Experiencing that you don’t actually need anything (that you already are everything you need).
  • Dealing with loneliness and misunderstanding.
  • Dealing with loved ones leaving your circles.
  • Knowing when you’re biased vs. truly being of service to another.
  • Activating the energy-current of indescribable self-love (without the pity).
  • Safely sacrificing your own needs when a situation begs for a higher version of yourself to step in.
  • Handling intimate and personal relationships as a Shepherd or Mirror.
  • Becoming one with a/the Greater Vision.
  • Immortalizing your well-being.
  • Safely transcending your man-made victim-self.
  • Becoming well acquainted with the main lessons of each of the 8 Densities of Evolution (especially 3rd through 6th Density).
  • Continuously improving your balance in applying Love and Wisdom in your life.
  • Discovering what you really are beyond all illusions.
  • Attaining Shepherding Consciousness.
  • Getting closer to embodying Mirror Consciousness


Align Your Life to Your Calling:

  • Learn what your outer AND inner Calling is.
  • Realign your thinking to match your Calling.
  • Realign your beliefs to match your Calling.
  • Realign your actions to match your Calling.
  • Realign your communication to match your Calling.
  • Realign your life’s architecture to match your Calling.
  • Realign your environment to match your Calling.

What is included?

A year’s worth of exclusive and highly advanced teachings designed to fundamentally and forever change your life so that you may attain immortality through Service to All.


Become a clear vessel of Love and Light; an immediate extension of God

The program consists of recorded live sessions lead by Bentinho during the original Civilization Upgraders Shepherding Consciousness program (TIER 1). Most of these recordings include Bentinho speaking on a particular topic, followed by Q&A sessions with the original 100 participants.

At this point in time, the original program is still ongoing, so more recordings will be added as they become available. Recordings of several of Bentinho’s most potent retreats are also included in the curriculum.

Remember: this training is NOT conceptual—it requires you to reach deep into your soul, reflect, investigate, clean out your subconscious mind, and become empty and ‘crystal-like’ enough for the love and the light of the naturally divine state underlying all of Creation to begin to shine forth and transform your body, mind, desires and actions.

  1. Exclusive, every-other-month online half-day foundational seminar with Bentinho.
    These bi-monthly video seminars are the foundation of this program. There will be six of these. It is highly recommended to rewatch them at least twice for better integration. In these sessions, Bentinho will give a talk on the topics to be focused on in-depth—usually there are several—laying out the theory while sharing from his own experience in applying these lessons. You will receive powerful new practices to apply.
  2. Weekly lesson video.
    In addition to the monthly foundational sessions, during the weeks when there is no foundation seminar, you will receive a weekly video and a homework assignment. Most of the videos you will receive each week are from the first Civilization Upgraders Shepherding Consciousness program (known as TIER 1), which is still ongoing at this time. There will also be weeks when you will be given recordings from retreat sessions instead of a TIER 1 session. These retreat sessions are chosen specifically as part of the program. There was simply no need to re-record these perspectives, so we added certain retreats to the curriculum instead, giving you more in-depth experience with each of these topics than a single 2-hour session could do.
  3. Fuel Up! Recorded sessions with Anurag Gupta.
    A car can be built perfectly, but without consistent fuel intake it won’t go anywhere. Anurag Gupta has an uncanny ability to put fuel in your car and power your engines. If Bentinho’s teachings are the streamlined sports car with the V12 engine that this program will shape you into, Anurag Gupta will occasionally stick his head through your window to check your fuel gauge and give you a high-octane turbo boost by inspiring you to continue to integrate the teachings with clarity and fun.
  4. Invite-only Facebook group for daily support.
    This is a crucial component of the program, since it grants you ongoing access to a group of super-committed Shepherds-in-training who truly wish to be of service to this planet and their (and your) highest evolution. Many find great support, camaraderie and friendship through this program group!
  5. Endless access to the recordings of this program.
    Rewatch sessions as often as you like. Three times per recording is recommended.
  6. Access to all recordings for ongoing benefit and growth.
    There is only so much we can absorb the first time we hear information like this. We need to go out there and live it, test it, learn and grow, and then cycle around to hear the teachings again from a higher plane of understanding, so that we can continue to take ourselves to the next level.
  7. Experience Bentinho at his most transparent.
  8. Receive group facilitation from approved adepts / Shepherds.

 “If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely.” 


~ Henri Ducard ~

Rise above the crowd so you can help it remember what it is capable of.

Ra: I am Ra.

The heart of the discipline of the personality is threefold:

One, know yourself.

Two, accept yourself.

Three, become the Creator.

The third step is that step which, when accomplished, renders one the most humble servant of all, transparent in personality and completely able to know and accept other-selves. In relation to the pursuit of the magical working the continuing discipline of the personality involves the adept in knowing itself, accepting itself, and thus clearing the path towards the great indigo gateway to the Creator.

To become the Creator is to become all that there is. There is then no personality in the sense with which the adept begins its learn/teaching.


~ Excerpt from the Law of One
— Ra Material

Hold fast to the Power of the One
It will unify the body and merge it with the spirit

It will cleanse the vision and reveal the world as flawless

It will focus the life-force and make one
supple as a newborn

As you love the people and rule the state
can you be free of self-interest?

As the gates of Heaven open and close can you remain steadfast as the mother bird who sits on her nest?

As your wisdom reaches the four corners of the world
can you keep the innocence of a beginner?

Know this Primal Power that guides without forcing that serves without seeking
that brings forth and sustains life
yet does not own or possess it

One who holds this Power brings Tao to this very Earth

He can triumph over a raging fire
or the freeze of winter weather

Yet when he comes to rule the world
it’s with the gentleness of a feather

~Lao Tzu

Bentinho’s favorite quote from the Tao Te Ching,
Translation by Jonathan Star

Want to join but have a question first?

We created a Facebook group for you to ask any questions you may have
before making up your mind about enrolling. Or you can email

Ready to embody your True Self insanely well, make a difference and become a Civilization Upgrader?

If so, welcome.

May our ripples begin their journey to shore 
and become waves of benefit that contribute to 

an Awakened Civilization by 2035!


Whoever you are, you are deeply loved and supported in becoming who you in essence already are. You are not alone in your desire for an awakened humanity. Know this.


May your journey be epic, healing, joyful and profoundly fulfilling.