Join Us for a Weekend Retreat for Men with Miguel Rivera, Ben Dennis, Marc Anderson, the father-son storytelling team Timothy and Jesse Young, and others on
May 5, 6 and 7, 2017 as we invoke deep earth powers: through song, myth and fellowship.
Fri. Sat., Sun., May 5-7, 2017
Fri eve. 6 p.m. until Sun. 3 p.m.
THE WILLOWS — A wooded acreage near Plum City, WI
2074 150th St, Plum City, WI 54761
Directions From Minneapolis MN – https://goo.gl/maps/oAKMJWTFc9E2
Directions from Eau Claire, WI – https://goo.gl/maps/kJSptbm2uWz
For thousands of years, when days lengthen and the nights of emergent Spring grow short, men have left their villages to gather in a temporary lodge to share ancient stories, their poetry, laughter, music, rituals, deep feeling and the resonant silence of the woods. Some wild old fire, rekindled in the belly of winter, warms the spring evenings and fills the soul as its smoke hovers just above the coulee.
This May, beneath budding trees and beside blooming trillium, men will offer direct responses to questions such as “How do men live with soul and purpose?” “What is a man’s role in chaotic times such as these?” “What gifts do men bring back from the wild?” Answers may come through a folk story, through a poem, through a carved stick, a ritual, or through heart-to- heart conversations with other men. Over the weekend we will build a woody nest to cradle the eggs of our stories, our deep conversations, and our prayers.
This weekend retreat will be a time for men to be heard, to seek inspiration, to reclaim and revivify the mythic ground they stand upon. Men are asked to bring their own tents and sleeping gear, their own food, drinking liquids and their eating utensils. If a man has special dietary needs, he will have to provide for himself. We also encourage men to share provisions. There will be water on site and porta-johns. Please do not bring pets, firearms, alcoholic beverages or recreational drugs.
When you attend the Spring Minnesota Men’s Conference you will be in a camping environment which requires you to bring all the needed accommodations to sleep and eat comfortably during the conference. Weather conditions can be wet, cold, dry, warm or a mix and you will be tenting on the ground. Be sure to consider your own personal needs. One feast meal (stew) will be provided and coffee, teas, fruit, bread, hard-boiled eggs and some snacks will be available to supplement participants’ provisions. If a man has special dietary needs, he will have to provide for himself. We also encourage men to share provisions, and even bring some food to share with the group. There will be water and toilets on site.
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