The Sound of the Genuine: Engaging Your Inner Man

January 25-27, 2019

Presented by Illinois M.A.L.E.s & St. Thomas Men
Facilitated by Stephen Picha

“There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have.” – Howard Thurman

As men, we often define ourselves by what we do, what we know, who we know. We fear truly living or relating because we don’t know how others might accept us. We can spend a lifetime searching but somehow miss discovering our authentic selves.

The Sound of the Genuine: Engaging Your Inner Man is a retreat that invites you to walk some different paths for discovering and honoring your True Self. In the midst of nature and through Ritual, small groups, contemplative time and other active learning, we will together move towards living more full and whole lives in service to ourselves and our world.

Key Themes:

  • Learning to hear the Sound of the Genuine within oneself (quieting the other voices and distractions)
  • Learning to hear the Sound of the Genuine in Others (releasing judgments & expectations by truly seeing the “Other”) – Being led by new and often unexpected encounters – Accessing inner wisdom – Breaking Free from our cages

“When you get rid of your fear of failure, your tensions about succeeding….you can be yourself. Relaxed. You’ll no longer be driving with your brakes on.”- Anthony De Mello

This powerful men’s weekend is being facilitated by Stephan Pica. He served as Executive Director of the Center for Action and Contemplation for over a decade and during that time helped to bring forth MALES – Men as Learners and Elders (now known as Illuman). He currently serves as Event Animator at Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center.

This retreat begins at 6:00 PM Friday with dinner and ends by Noon on Sunday.

Cost $200 (double occupancy). $250 (single occupancy)
Includes two overnights, meals, and program.

Pre-registration necessary by January 21st

Join your brothers in a powerful weekend experience!

  • The Sound of the Genuine
     January 25, 2019 - January 27, 2019
     6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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