Looking Ahead To The First Big Man Gathering

Some of the UK’s leading men’s groups and rites of passage practitioners are coming together next month to create an experiential day of workshops, sharing and connecting for men who want to explore their inner worlds.

If you want to be part of this read our post Are You Coming To The Big Man Gathering to find out what’s happening and how to book your ticket online and come along.

The very act of making the gathering happen has been a great privilege and adventure as it has enabled some great men and men’s groups to start to work together for the first time and create something bigger than ourselves.

And it has started to open up new relationships and connections with other men and men’s groups around the UK which reflects our intention that this event should be the beginning of something bigger than any of us can imagine.

And the bigger idea is that there are men and communities of men all over the country (and world) who are on a path of self discovery and growth and we imagine it would be amazing to connect us all and discover what we can learn from each others journeys.

At the heart of this idea is not to find the ‘right’ way or ‘best’ way for men to grow and develop but simply to be able to spend time with other men who are on their way, whatever way that is – and by doing that not only can we deepen and enrich our own personal journeys but also help others on their journeys too – whether they are just taking their first tentative steps whether their seasoned travellers on the road of self discovery.

The men who have been involved this year have come from a range of different groups including The Men’s Network, abandofbrothers, Journeyman UK, The ManKind Project, MensCraft and the Brahma Kumaris men’s group and Men Beyond 50.

And there are other groups and individuals we have begun to connect with too who we hope will become more involved in future gatherings such as Men As Learners and Elders and Noble Man, the team behind the International Symposium for Men 2013 and men working with the Three Principles.

If you want to come and take part in this first Big Man Gathering or want to connect to this evolving conversation do please feel free to drop me a line on glen@themensnetwork.org.uk

To book your place at the Big Man Gathering get more details on the Gathering here.


Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at www.helpingmen.co.uk.

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