Based on the work of Parker J. Palmer and the Centre for Courage and Renewal, this intergenerational gathering for men will create opportunities for reflection, dialogue, play, work and time in nature. Using the Circle of Trust® process we will explore the various stories that have shaped our journey home to our whole selves.
This unique retreat-based approach will build a strong community of support. Through large group, small group and solitary settings, we will share our inner journeys as men through personal storytelling, poetry and teachings from various wisdom traditions. Participants will expand their capacity to listen and be present, improve their ability to build trustworthy relationships, and find the courage to live authentically as the men we want to be in the world. Men of all ages are invited to create our intergenerational circle of trust.
Program Cost: $390 (tuition, meals & accommodation)
Local Price: $310 (without overnight)
Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program.
Winton Boyd has been Senior Pastor at Orchard Ridge United Church in Christ in Madison, Wisconsin, since 1999. He has been a facilitator with the Center for Courage and Renewal since 2007. In this capacity he has worked with cross professional groups of men and women in settings across the United States and Canada. He has also been trained in conflict meditation, leads service learning trips for youth and adults, and is engaged in urban community organizing. He and his wife of 30 years, Tammy, have three young adult children.
Brian Braganza is a Courage & Renewal® Facilitator and member of Tatamagouche Centre’s Program Resource Group. He works as an experiential educator specializing in personal development, youth engagement, community resiliency and sustainability. Brian led a Men’s Canoe retreat for 12 years and works with boys and men exploring positive masculinity. Brian’s own personal transformations and desire for uncovering his best self-led him to the work of Parker Palmer and the Centre for Courage and Renewal. Brian also leads wilderness experiences, grows organic vegetables and is a writer and musician.