Jonathan’s Circle Live

Join our next online conversation on Thursday, March 22 

 1 PM EDT; 12 Noon CDT, Bogota; 11 AM MDT; 10 AM PDT; 9 AM AKDT; 7 AM HST; 2 PM Halifax, Rio;

 5 PM GMT; 6 PM CET; 7 PM, Cape Town; 9 PM, Tbilisi; 4 AM (3/23) Australian Eastern Daylight Time

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Naked and Unashamed

Robin Gorsline and Frank Dunn lead an online conversation in which we face the connection between nakedness and shame, a link forged by aeons of socialization in some cultures.  It all has to do with the way we view the human body, and that has to do with the way we view all bodies and all matter.  Nudity is only a problem for human beings because alone among species we make it a problem.  But there are things to be said about being naked that might (or might not) surprise you, and that you might even find challenging.  Join us, won’t you?

To join the conversation

  • pay whatever you can of the suggested fee ($15) [payment and other donations can be made here] 
  • register
  • familiarize yourself with Google Hangouts [this site may help]
  • have a webcam and working microphone
  • you'll get a link by email at least an hour before the conversation begins
  • hit the link when you get it and join us

It is our purpose to make all our events accessible to all men, excluding none for lack of funds. Give as you are able, and make it possible for someone else to participate. Tax deductible donations may always be made on our home page in the side bar.


New!                       StoneSong Hermitage

                                                                           June 5-10, 2018

                                  StoneSong Nature and Awareness Center

                                                      Flintstone, MD

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                                   Spend a week in a peaceful country place  

                           with a group men spiritually alive and erotically free.

See our full descriptive brochure. Click here to register and reserve your place.


   New!           Honoring Our Bodies, Feeding Our Souls

                                               November 15-18, 2018

                                          Saratoga Springs Retreat Center

                                       Upper Lake, Mendocino County, CA

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Frank Dunn and David Townsend are bringing one of our most popular retreats to West Coast men at Saratoga Springs Retreat Center. Read about it here and register now.

Weekend Events

                                                  Weekend Getaway   

          Death and Rebirth in the Godbody and Your Body

                                                      April 27-29, 2018

                                                 King William County, VA


A weekend getaway at a private residence approximately 35 miles east of Richmond. Pool, hot tub, lake, fire pit, and 36 acres of woodland with trails:  a perfect setting for an intimate gathering of brothers.  Three in-depth sessions will explore through body-based activities some themes embodied in various springtime celebrations such as Passover, Easter, Beltane, the Vernal Equinox, and the Cherokee Festival of the First New Moon.  Rituals and symbols of passion, death, resurrection, rebirth, liberation, and new growth express dynamics not just in the world external to us but in our bodies, including our erotic experiences.  Relaxation and hanging out aplenty, as well as time for solitude.

Limited spaces available.  Register here.  Cost: $185, includes five meals, lodging (guest house or tents—first come, first served; 10% discount if bringing your own tent), payable here.  

Training for Facilitators

Training for facilitators is offered periodically in different locations around the country. If you are interested in being trained to facilitate any of our meet-ups, brotherhood circles, retreats, or events, let us know.


Dates for camping trips will be posted in the spring of 2018. Organize your own with Jonathan’s Circle brothers and let us know. We’ll advertise it here, though we don’t officially sponsor it.  

Brotherhood Circles

Brotherhood circles are ongoing small groups that last between four and twelve months. For “meet-ups” in Washington and Los Angeles, see below.

Washington, DC   Circle in the DC area began in January, 2017 and was completed in May.  

If you are interested in organizing a circle, or if you would like to work with a small group (1-2 persons) in your area to plan an event such as a non-residential Saturday or Friday evening-Saturday event, be in touch with us.    


Under the auspices of, a worldwide network of affinity groups of all sorts, Jonathan’s Circle has meet-ups currently in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles. Become a member of and join us. Meet-ups are one-off circles in that they always consist of small groups of people who belong to our meet-up group, but each meeting is on a distinct theme and the group is always “new.” In contrast, men in our brotherhood circles commit to meet over a period of 4 to 12 months.  

Bookmark this page for further information. Better still, subscribe to Circling in the sidebar to the right for updates and news on events and circles. When registering for a brotherhood circle, to download a registration form (for Brotherhood Circles only) go here.  Fill out the form and either scan, or print and email, to  

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