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“Clay Boykin has created a spiritual blueprint for men around the world… Clay’s book Circles of Men contains rich insight into the struggles and challenges of being a compassionate and spiritual male in today’s western culture.”
Jeff Bullion – Spiritual Fitness Coach
Connecting Compassionate Men Around the World
2019 – Workshops & Engagements (Links)
- Mondays 7pm – Austin, TX – Men’s Circle (ongoing)
- Jan 10–25 – Cairo, Egypt – Shamanic Tour
- Jan 27-31 – Meru, Kenya – Men’s Retreat (Postponed due to civil unrest.)
- Feb 17 – Dallas, TX – Unity Church
- Feb 18 – Lawrence, KS – Men’s Circle Launch
- Feb 19-20 – Baldwin, KS – The Light Center
- Feb 22 – Austin, TX – Seton Cove
- Feb 24 – Austin, TX – Methodist Church
- Mar 13 – Austin, TX – A&M Breakfast
- Mar 15-17 – Austin, TX – Men’s Retreat – Non Denominational
- Mar 19-24 – Seattle, WA – Gender Equity & Reconciliation
- Mar 29-31 – Austin, TX – New Story Festival
- May 6-10 – United Nations Committee on Spirituality, Values, and Global Concerns (CSVGC)
- May 17-20 – New Orleans, La – Annual ZMR Awards
- Jun 10-15 – Seattle, WA – Gender Equity & Reconciliation
- Jun 17-21 – Kansas City, MO – Global Unity Peoples Convention
- Jun 22 – Wimberely, TX – Summer Solstice Celebration
- Jun 30 – Temple, TX – Unity Church – Sunday Service
- July 11- Aug 8 – (Webinar for both men & women) The New Compassionate Male: Being Relevant at the Speed of Change
- July 16th – Austin, TX – 7:30PM – Trinity Episcopal Church – Gender Equity & Reconciliation Introductory Presentation
- July 19th – College Station – Memorial Service
- July 20 – 21 – Wimberley, TX – Avalon Mystic’s Circle
- July 25 – Wimberley, TX – A Day Out of Time
- Aug 6 – Austin, TX, Trinity Methodist Church – Gender Equity Conversation
- Aug 11-31- Kenya, Africa – International Peace Initiatives
- Aug – 21 – Kenya, Africa – Women’s workshop on men and compassion
- Aug – 27 – Kenya, Africa – Gender Equity & Reconciliation
- September – Evening Webinar – Compassion: The Hidden Wave
- Sept 6 – 7 – Kansas – The Light Center – Men’s Retreat “Spirit Carriers”
- Sep 15 – Houston, TX – Unity of Houston
- Sept 19-22 – Abiquiú, NM – Ghost Ranch – Men’s Retreat
- Sept 28 – Austin, TX – Unity Church of the Hills – Gender Equity & Reconciliation Taster (Women & Men)
- Oct 3-7 – Atlanta area – Unity Men’s Retreat
- Nov 16th – Seattle, Wa. – Alchemy of Our Collective Wisdom & Power
- November – Orlando, Fl – Circles of Men Workshop with Life Coach Jeff Bullion (date pending)
- December – Austin – Gender Equity & Reconciliation International – Three day intensive workshop
2020 – Workshops & Engagements (Links)
- Feb/Mar – Texas or New Mexico (Planning phase) – Gender Equity & Reconciliation Workshop (Women & Men)
- April 24 – 26 – Austin, TX – Men’s Retreat
- April – Kenya, Africa – International Peace Initiatives – Men’s Retreat
Past – Workshops & Engagements (Links)
“A wonderfully powerful video worth pausing for. I am blessed to be engaged with this organization of compassionate human beings.” – Clay
“The world needs more spiritual men.”
What is in a man’s heart? As a man, you are the only person who truly knows, and the likelihood is that you protect what’s at your very core from other men and perhaps the woman or partner in your life. But it is within your heart where your deepest questions are left unanswered. Fear of being vulnerable or shame keeps us from connecting with another man, yet it is only when we open our heart that these questions get answered. The world does need more spiritual men. Men who are awake to know there is power for good in vulnerability, having compassion for oneself and having compassion for others. Creating sacred spaces in the world, both physical and virtual, for men to learn from one another how to connect with the highest good in their hearts is what I do.
For speaking engagements, workshops or to schedule a ZOOM consultation contact me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
“I just finished reading the book “Circles of Men” and found it very informative and inspiring in helping me become a better Men’s Circle facilitator. I have recently begun the Consciously Evolving Men facebook and meetup groups based in Portland, ME, and also as an online community. I appreciate the ideas of gathering men in a more open and relaxed manner (versus a therapy group type format) that encourages simple authentic conversations and presence. We are all wisdom-keepers and when we come together and share our experiences we are all that much stronger and better equipped to evolve in conscious and positive ways. Thank you for this fantastic resource and all the work you are doing!” – Rev. Todd Glacy
Young men in Kenya are caught in a patriarchal system that perpetuates the cycle of rape, assault, forced prostitution, physical abuse, killing and other violence towards women in local communities. The Circles of Men Project, together with Kenya-based organization, International Peace Initiatives, are collaborating to educate young men through intense and compassionate workshops that prepare them to jointly confront gender disharmony and heal the profound wounds around gender, sexuality, and relational intimacy.
This work is closely linked and coordinated with Gender Equity and Reconciliation International, an important organization founded twenty-seven years ago in the U.S. and has a growing presence in Kenya, South Africa, Australia, India and several other countries.
Clay Boykin, Author of Circles of Men; A Counter-Inuitive Approach to Creating Men’s Groups. – Interview by Chuck Robison, founder of the “What If It Really Works.”
Circles of Men synthesizes, in an easy and down to earth way, what we have learned over a period of six years and more than 20,000 collective man-hours spent connecting with one another in a non-judgmental, safe, and contemplative environment. We draw from the life experiences of academics and tradesmen, gay and straight, married and divorced, men in their eighties and men in their twenties, men of all colors and nationalities, and men from all religious, non-religious and spiritual traditions.
In Circles of Men, you will find insights on how we have come together—what we refer to as the Twelve Secrets—practical suggestions, thoughts on leadership, a robust list of unique topics, and much more, all so that you will be able to start a circle of your own.
With this book, Clay Boykin has created a spiritual blueprint for men around the world. Not only does this book provide a detailed guide for starting and maintaining a men’s group, but it also contains rich insight into the struggles and challenges of being a spiritual male in today’s western culture. Clay’s authenticity, honesty, and vulnerability make this an endearing read for both men and women trying to understand male or masculine spirituality. Told through his experience, Clay shares a story we can all relate too. It is rich with practical and personal insight that helps break down the complexity of the human spirit. I especially enjoyed the testimonials from those who have had the opportunity sit amongst Clay and experience this counter-intuitive process. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in learning more about their own spirituality or someone wanting to start their own group
The world needs more spiritual men and raising consciousness among men is Clay Boykin’s calling. Clay has recently dedicated his next twenty years to creating circles of men around the world who gather, physically and virtually, to engage in contemplative conversations on the over-arching theme of male spirituality.
Using his thirty-eight years as an organizational change agent, and with his deeply held principles of servant leadership, Clay founded the Men’s Fellowship Network. Since 2012, over 20,000 collective man-hours have been invested in exploring the divine masculine and divine feminine essence within every person.
Clay’s recently published book, Circles of Men, examines how men come together in a contemplative setting to learn about vulnerability, cultivate trust, hold space, explore the many religious and spiritual traditions, and learn from one another’s life journey.
Recently, Clay accepted a volunteer position as Assistant Director of Compassionate Austin, and is developing an initiative for the Charter for Compassion focused on Men and Boys. – Click here to learn more about Clay Boykin
It was an enriching time at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. It was created to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagemIent with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.
The Parliament of the World’s Religions seeks to promote interreligious harmony, rather than unity. The problem with seeking unity among religions is the risk of loss of the unique and precious character of each individual religious and spiritual tradition; this understanding is key to our framework.
Inter-religious harmony, on the other hand, is an attainable and highly desirable goal. Such an approach respects, and is enriched by, the particularities of each tradition. Moreover, within each tradition are the resources (philosophical, theological and spiritual teachings and perspectives) that enable each to enter into respectful, appreciative and cooperative relationships with persons and communities of other traditions. (Source: Parliament of World Religions website)
Compassionate Austin is a growing grassroots movement united to promote, strengthen, and celebrate compassionate action in Austin, Texas and surrounding communities.
Compassionate Austin is a local organization associated with the Charter For Compassion, a worldwide organization founded by Karen Armstrong.
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