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Living the Awakened Masculine Weekend of February 8-10, 2019

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Now more than ever, our world needs the awakened masculine, which is presence steeped in embodiment and self-love; purpose informed by clear vision, integrity, and true confidence; and action generated by a fierce sense of justice and right use of power. And perhaps the most important to master: it’s a sexuality that’s passionate, free of shame and anxiety, and centered in connection with self and partner.
Because sex is a vital and explicit gateway for personal growth, the changes we make in the bedroom ripple through every aspect of our lives. In this workshop for men, we will explore what it means to fully express your sexuality without diminishing anyone else. We will learn about moving through fear, failure, and cultural and family patterns toward becoming a healthy, sexually autonomous man and ultimately a man who is relaxed and confident in his power, purpose, and passion.
Using practices he has developed in nearly two decades of leading men’s groups, Jim Benson will support you in building trust and safety with other men, befriending your “shadow masculine,” and playing the game of life in this world (and in the bedroom) at the level you were designed for. All sexual orientations are welcome.


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