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Where do men go to be wholly themselves?


Men were once boys who learned by example and silence to split their lives into fragments.  Emotions hid behind toughness.  Sex grew into a game of scoring to prove manhood. And spirit, outside of sports events, became something that men channeled into institutions that taught us that Spirit was opposed to flesh.  Many men are left seeing no positive connection at all between sexual drive and spiritual power.


Safe spaces where men

 integrate sex and spirit.

  • Do you ever feel that you have to hide your sexual feelings for no good reason?


  • Have you ever had a powerful spiritual experience that you couldn’t share with even your closest friends because “they wouldn’t understand”?


  • Is the familiar cycle of sex-guilt-anger-indulgence-denial something you wish you could break out of?


  • Ever wondered why it is that “proper society” seems embarrassed by something as natural as the human body and something as enjoyable as sex?


  • Would you like to explore how it is that your deepest sexual longings and your highest aspirations towards Truth and integrity spring from the same part of your Self? 


To face questions like these is why men are joining Jonathan’s Circle—a safe place to explore two integral parts of being male:  our sexual practices and our longing for deep meaning.   

Jonathan’s Circle is a worldwide community of men exploring the deep connection of spiritual life and male sexual experience.   

We are a chartered non-profit organization, organized under the laws of The District of Columbia.

Our mission is to make safe spaces where men can integrate sex and spirit.

We carry out our mission in small groups where men of all sorts, orientations and traditions including those who claim none, form circles that are communities of learning, sharing, and growth.

Our circles include

     • our online circle, a Google Plus Community

     • meet-ups through Meetup.com

     • brotherhood circles with a life of 4-12 months 

     • weekend events

     • retreats

     • online courses and webinars

We explore the union of erotic and spiritual energy through body-based experiences including centering, balancing, breathing, meditation, drumming, rhythm, song, chant, ritual, light touch, massage, dance, movement, painting, drawing, sculpting, journaling, sacred texts, poetry, and silence.  

In all of our circles we actively engage in body-based activities, reflecting on them, and mining them for increasingly deeper understanding of eros and spirit.  

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Find out here more about what men in Jonathan’s Circle actually do.

 

Our Name

Learn about our name and our story here.


Rejoicing in Body and Spirit 

Nineteen men joined our StoneSong retreat in August 2016.  Glimpse what it was like.

    Our temple at the StoneSong Retreat in August.  Click here for the 360° view.  Press the arrow below to hear an explanation of what you see, before or during viewing.


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The power of touch is key to connecting body and spirit in Jonathan’s Circle.








  © Frank Dunn 2014