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Coming up this Month

Second Saturday Gathering, June 8, from 8 to 11:30 am (open to all men) at the American Legion Hall in Woodinville: 21920 Hwy 9 SE, 98072 (just south of Travis’s). Theme: “How Can I Father” Call Gene (425-931-4311) if you need directions.
Wednesday Journeymen meetings, June 5, June 19 , 7 pm at the American Legion Hall in Woodinville..
Third Saturday Sweat, June 15 at John Thompson’s in Tulalip, first door at 10 am. All are invited (men & women). Please bring a little food to share afterward. Call Gene if you need directions: 425-931-4311
A monthly group led by Chris Richards invites journeymen wanting to learn the facilitation process as well as to go deeper. Interested journeymen (who have attended our August retreat) should call Chris: 425-385-8520.

Join us.

The Sacred Circle Retreat – An initiation experience for men.

August 23-25, 2019

Once again, in a remote Pacific Northwest location, A Gathering of Men will hold our annual August retreat, The Sacred Circle, in which a man is free to explore his full potential, delve into the shadow and find the genius of his core self.

Here a man is given a chance to experience the awesome power of a dedicated community of men who hold in trust a space for his quest in a safe and supportive environment. These men are on their own journey and have their own Sacred Circle experiences over the years.

In our time, bombarded with chaos and fear, men often fall victim to a society that has separated them from they’re core identity.  Driven to “make it”, they strike out at perceived threats to their status and possessions. They become hostages to their careers and to a fear of loss. Their relationships turn into “win/lose” power struggles that make themselves or their partners victims.

The Sacred Circle is open to any man, regardless of age or physical limitation, who is willing to take up this challenge. This requires of a man the physical and emotional courage to push and explore his own limits. Our goal is to assist men in reconnecting to themselves, other men, partners and their community in a powerful, loving way.

For more information Contact: Retreat registrar

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