Welcome to the Southampton Men's Circle.
Typically we start our meets with drumming followed by silence for 15 minutes or so, then we share where we are on our journey through life. A talking stick or stone is used which adds space and therefore a different quality of deep listening to each other compared to the normal conversations out in the world. It comes from the "Way of Council"
We share on what ever comes up in terms of our feelings and emotions, in a safe place, while being authentic and real and not trying to fix each other.... There is no hidden agenda other than helping each other, by our presence and listening, to become fully who we are meant to be....
If you haven't already, check out our home page for more information on this Mens movement.
Where and when we meet: The Southampton men's circle meets monthly on a Tuesday evening from 7 – 8.30pm. We often have a breakfast and walk sometime in the week's between. Men come from as far as Winchester, Blandford, Salisbury, Ringwood and Bournemouth. There is no limit on distance!
If you feel drawn to our group or would like to start another group and need help, contact:-
Michael Power using the form below. We'll have a chat and you can ask any relevant questions you may have.
We meet every 4 weeks on Saturdays at 7pm (or 6pm if you want to join us for a meal in the wonderful stables at the Bield). Every 5th meeting is a 'film and beer' night, the rest are about sharing & reflecting, supporting & encouraging, drumming or being silent, all of it around a campfire!
Where we meet: We meet in the grounds of The Bield Retreat Centre just West of Perth.
Contact: Dave Bingham using the form below
Our monthly men's meetings start with a meditation followed by sharing from our heart. We also share some feedback of chapters of a book by inspiring authors (e.g. work by Henry Nouwen, Richard Rohr, Adrian Smith) that we agree to read. We use a tree metaphor to explain to a newcomer how from meditation and silence we awaken to our spiritual reality and become compassionate towards ourselves and others.
In this way we are equipped to welcome, value, affirm, listen to and care for other brothers, in a space which is sacred because is safe, inclusive, without judgement and desire to provide answers, where everyone doesn't need to perform to be accepted.
Contact: Martin Honeywell using the form below
When and where we meet: We meet on the first Wednesday of each month.