Dear Friends of the Minnesota Men’s Conference,
We wanted to let you know that the Minnesota Men’s Conference is solidly going forward into the future. Under Craig Ungerman’s leadership, a number of Minnesota and Wisconsin men have been working this past winter to create a board of directors which will carry the conferences into the future. We are excited and energized, and pleased to announce that the MMC will definitely continue.
We have identified our mission and have a two-to-three year focus to increase attendance, address rising costs, and work diligently to bring more young men to our annual conference. Craig Ungerman will again be the organizer for 2013 conference, and many of us are helping him out. Once again, we have a great lineup of teachers, including the environmental philosopher and best-selling author, David Abram. We are encouraging early enrollment, and are offering an early enrollment discount of $100 if you deposit before May 15, 2013. ($50 discount for young men.)
Register now to Attend 2013 Minnesota Men’s Conference and be part of the experience. Please check out our new website. It’s great–thanks John Ernst. We ask you to sign up and continue ‘the men’s work’
Here is our mission.
The enduring mission of the Minnesota Men’s Conference is to help men heal their personal souls, and thus the souls of the families, communities and world around them, by collectively seeking deep, passionate, attentive, expressive and reverent lives.
Founded by poet Robert Bly in 1984, the Minnesota Men’s Conference annually convenes a community of men in a nature-based setting–a transformational crucible in which we may renew our connections to the land, to the ancestral world, to the spiritual world, and to deep, wild and collective masculine energies. In creating this crucible, the MMC asks participants to risk and commit to non-violent interactions with men of all ages, races, and sexual preferences. Even as the container of the Conference is built anew each year, it is always made strong by educational, artistic, psychological, physical and ritual experiences that enhance men’s awareness, generosity and gratitude, and reanimate their personal, communal and global beings.