Events


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Jonathan’s Circle Live

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Kanamara Matsuri 1

              Kanamara Matsuri, the first Sunday in April, in 2019 April 7

                    Phallos and Worship

                                     March 21

7 PM Eastern   6 PM Central   5 PM Mountain  4 PM Pacific  3 PM Alaska   2 PM Hawaii                    9 PM Rio                                             

                                                              March 22

                    12 Midn London, Dublin, Lisbon   1 AM Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Berlin                

  4 AM Tbilisi    5:30 AM Mumbai    8 AM Hong Kong   11 AM  Sydney  10 AM Brisbane

Doctors Robin Gorsline and Frank Dunn begin a conversation on the age old theme of phallos and worship noting that in modern Western society this is largely seen to be an aberration if not a downright sacrilege. Other cultures, such as Japan, pictured above, see it differently. The focus of this edition of Jonathan’s Circle Live, however, is not so much when and how this happens here and there in the world, but how we men today can unite phallic energy and deep worship. But what is “worship”? And what are some ways that we experience and deal with phallic energy? Do the two belong together, and if so, how? Come with your questions, curiosity, practices and experiences you want to share or ask about, as well as your challenges. As always, Jonathan’s Circle is a safe place to share and learn about dimensions of the sex-spirit connection that may well push our boundaries—or affirm deep instincts that ache to be acknowledged in a skeptical and sometimes hostile world.

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.

Retreats   

              StoneSong 2019 


Altar in Temple at Stonesong 2016 (ed)

                

July 10-14, 2019, take your place in a fellowship of erotically awakened, spiritually aware, open-hearted men. Together we'll celebrate the presence of the Sacred in our bodies and honor the desires that spring from the depths of our souls. We'll affirm our place in Creation amidst the natural beauty of western Maryland's rolling hills.

Awaken your body and spirit every morning with gentle movement and meditation. Speak and listen from the heart as we gather in sharing circles. Work together for an hour every afternoon caring for the forested land on which we gather. Find joy, generosity, and healing in mindful, respectfully structured erotic experiences with your fellow travellers. 

Add an extra day (Sunday afternoon, July 14, through midday Monday, July 15) and go even deeper into the experience of connecting sex and spirit.

StoneSong Nature and Awareness Center is situated outside Flintstone, Maryland, about two hours west of the District of Columbia.

For full information, visit our retreat website. Then register.


Weekend Events

Our most recent weekend event took place in Virginia in April with nine men together Friday night through Sunday midday.  “Death and Rebirth in the Godbody and Your Body” was the theme, focusing on how the rites of spring such as Passover, Easter, Vernal Equinox, Beltane, and the Cherokee First New Moon festival all celebrate realities that we experience in our bodies, and particularly in our erotic expressions.  More weekend events are planned for 2019.  Keep connected (see the bottom of this page) to learn and plan.  

June 21-23, 2019 we’ll have a weekend at a private campground and spa in eastern Virginia.  The topic is “Midsummer Night Dreams” and will be a body-based exploration of fantasies, images, and symbols of Eros and Spirit. “Midsummer Night” is the name of the summer solstice in medieval England. It occurred on June 24 and was celebrated with great bonfires associated with mating and dating.                               


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.


Camping

Dates for camping trips will be posted in the spring of 2019. 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, Fresno, and Los Angeles, see below.

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.    


Meet-ups

Under the auspices of Meetup.com, a worldwide network of affinity groups of all sorts, Jonathan’s Circle has meet-ups currently in Washington, DC,  Los Angeles, and Fresno, CA. Become a member of Meetup.com and join us. Meet-ups are one-off circles in that they always consist of small groups of men 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 on the home page 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 (link is inactive because none is currently accepting registrations). Fill out the form and either scan, or print and email, to frank@jonathanscircle.org.  

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