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The Wisdom Circle

A ring of meditation cushions and blankets.

The
Wisdom
Circle

“Be a Good Guy”

is what they taught you.

 

And so ... you became one.

You now have your family, career, and reputation to show for it.

 

But, when they were teaching you to be a good guy,

they did not say... 

being a good guy can also leave you feeling Empty:

Without Purpose, Passion, Fulfillment, and Sense of worth

 

They did not say... being a good guy

can also leave you feeling: Depleted, Lonely, and Empty

You have a choice!

Be a Good Guy

or

Be something MORE,

Experience something MORE,

Live something MORE.

This is NOT a call to stop being a good person.

But it is a call for those who yearn for something more.

 

In this confidential circle of men,

you will be

supported, challenged, and loved.

You will be called upon to deepen and stretch

in ways you may not have experienced.

You will be taught to strengthen your nervous system

so you can show up more powerfully

for your loved ones, your colleagues, and your community.

You will focus your purpose,

deepen your most important relationships,

build a brotherhood,

and

be nourished to your core.

A picture of men journaling

The Wisdom Circle
is drawn from the systems of embodiment, breathwork, and Mussar,
informed by the teachings of such ground breaking men's work leaders as
John Wineland, Robert Glover, and David Deida,
and emphasizes integrity, nourishment, and consciousness.


 

  • Cohort 4: July-December 2024

  • Monthly circles in person in Redwood City (7/17, 8/7, 9/4, 10/9, 11/6, 12/4)

  • Monthly circles on Zoom (7/24, 8/21, 9/25, 10/23, 11/20)

  • Signal thread for ongoing support and connection

  • Application and Interview are required

  • $1400

J.S.

"I feel like I have more tools to help me figure out what’s going on internally and I'm getting more comfortable being uncomfortable."

F.W.

"I’ve been challenged and I'm growing through the “edgy” practices… I’ve been able to open up about ___, which has felt great to be seen in."

D.H.

"I have definitely deepened and felt connected to myself and the group of men."

An excerpt from a letter I wrote to my stepson when he turned 18.

It began:

In this country, when you turn 18, you’re considered an adult.

I vaguely remember turning 18 and getting ready for high school graduation. At that time, the drinking age was 18 and though we were required to sign up for the military’s “I can find you if I need you” system, war seemed far out of reach and 18 looked like freedom.

And it looked like optimism.

And it looked like possibility.

Though I knew it at the time, I didn’t fully understand that it also looked like responsibility. Or at least, I didn’t fully understand what it meant that 18 and graduation called us to responsibility.

In fact, it took me until my 40s to really understand responsibility. In that sense, it took me until my 40s to understand what it means to be a man.

I offer you what I’ve learned, knowing that you’ll probably embrace some of it, discard some of it, and be indifferent to some of it. Whatever you do, please understand that I offer this with love.

A square with the words "A Manifesto."
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