Men's Mindfulness

You are on the journey of a lifetime.  You are asked to “show up” for the adventure.  How do you do it?  What experience do you have?  Where can you get guidance and insight?

 

In this initial launch, during five (5) sessions, we will explore the myth’s and archetypes of the timeless “Hero’s Journey”, from Joseph Campbell, CG Jung, Carol Pearson, and Robert Moore.  We will go deep, looking at both conscious, sub-conscious and unconscious drives.  We will look at awareness, change and reflect upon the energies of light, dark, weak and powerful to strengthen our journey and reawaken our purpose.

A Man On The Hero’s Journey?

In this short program we will explore the Hero’s Journey and what it means to be a man on this journey called life.  The hero isn’t a person, but an archetype —a set of universal images combined with specific patterns of behavior. 

Think of a protagonist from your favorite film, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix. He or she was the hero and the film represented the hero’s journey. The hero archetype resides in the psyche of every individual, which is one of the primary reasons we love hearing and watching stories.  

In five (5) sessions we will dive deep into the Hero’s Journey and the male archetypes of the King, Warrior, Magician and Lover.  We will look at how the Hero’s Journey represents us all, as we receive the call for the adventure of a lifetime.

Get Ready for Renewal!

GO DEEP OR GO HOME!

This group will focus on men, on today’s and yesterday’s roles, the various rituals that guide boys to men. We will use the map of the hero’s journey, and explore Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Carol Pearson and Robert Moore hero’s journey, mythology and archetypes.  We will also dive into the King, Warrior, Magician and Lover archetypes to better understand the flow of energies.  Using mindfulness, we will practice and strengthen our recognition, choices, and define the role of a mentor guide, who might help us on the road of trials and tribulations.

  • March 6th – Introduction of Myths/Archetypes
  • March 20th – Mindful Lovers of Creation
  • April 3rd –  Mindful Warriors of the Winds
  • April 17th – Mindful Magicians of Fire 
  • May 1st  Mindful Earth Kings

Biweekly – 7:15 pm – 8:30pm  (75 minutes)

Location: SOL Center – 12 Irma Ave, Port Washington, NY

Group Limit:  Five (5) Men Maximum

Payment:  $135.00 for all 5 sessions 

CONNECT YOUR HEAD, HEART &

 

Manhood

“SAY WHAT YOU MEAN –  DON’T SAY IT MEAN”

THE King 

The Good King is the source of order in the kingdom. If he is a wise and just king, the kingdom prospers; people eat well and are safe from harm. In the kingdom of the wise king, laughter rings through the lands, the crops shoot up high, joyful celebrations keep the woods awake, merchants travel with overflowing carts to lively markets. The king is the harmonizing principle, the subjugator of chaos, one who unites opposites. He is the channel through which the gods communicate, and he channels divine blessings to his people and the lands (to whom he is wed). He is selfless, and puts the good of his people above his own needs. When the King grows weak, darkness threatens the borders of the kingdom; the sun disappears from the sky, and the crops wither and die. When the king dies, he knows, he is merely replaced by another in a lineage of divinely blessed kings, which humbles him.  Long Live The King!

CLAIM YOUR POWER!

THE WARRIOR

NINJA, SADIST OR  MASOCHIST?

The warrior is a powerhouse of energy, the source of which is a transpersonal commitment. He is fiercely loyal to his warrior code – which is his honor – and to the king, who, in mythology, represents his purpose. The warrior is not concerned about his own comfort and security in pursuit of his goal, as his training teaches him to live with death as his constant companion. The domain of the Warrior is the battlefield – be it a battlefield of war, of spirituality, or of moral ethics. The Warrior’s purpose is often to destroy, but the mature warrior destroys only that which is negative and harmful to the world. He is a master tactician, knowing at all times his limitations, and finds creative ways around them. The warrior is not a thinker, he is a actor, a fighter. Thinking is his enemy, because it inhibits his ability to act swiftly and with force. He trains himself not to think, and becomes a master of his mind, attitudes, and body. The warrior is detached from life, with an almost infinite ability to withstand psychological and physical pain in pursuit of his goal. He is a little «inhuman», always chasing his next big goal, always putting emphasis on his mission as opposed to his relationships.

THE Magician

The Magician is the wise man, the sage, the knower of secrets. He sees and navigates the inner worlds, he understands the dynamics and energy flows of the outer. He is a master of technology, engineering, mathematics, mysticism, and logic. He reads the stars, navigates the soul, and writes the laws. In the legends, he is the King’s close advisor, who stops the regent’s anger with cool rationality before he acts rashly and channels to him knowledge from hidden sources. The Magician is the thinker, and all knowledge that requires special training is his domain. The Magician has the capacity to detach from events – the chaos of the world – and draw on essential truths and resources deep within him. He thinks clearly in times of crisis, and enables us to take a broader view of things. He governs the observing ego, and is the meditator that reveals the truth of the universe, the shaman who communicates with the ancestors and stars

ALCHEMIST,  ILLUSIONIST

THE LOVER

PASSIONATE SENSITIVE, MYSTIC, ADDICTED

The lover is finely attuned to the realm of the senses and worships beauty. He is a musician, poet and artist, and a lover of all things, both inner and outer. He is passionate, and delights in touching and being touched. He wants to always stay connected, and does not recognize boundaries. He wants to experience the world as one ongoing big orgasm of hearts uniting as One. He is the mystic who feels everything as himself, and the source of all intuition. Through his feeling capacity, he is finely attuned to people’s energy, capable of reading them like an open book. His desire for love and connectedness considered, feeling into other people and discovering dark intentions is a painful experience for him. He is opposed to all structures that maintain separateness – of all law and order that keep hearts lonely and isolated. He is, in other words, opposed to all the other archetypes. The Lover is crucial in keeping the other archetypes energized, humane, and in touch with the ultimate purpose of love. The Lover keeps them from turning dark.

YOUR GUIDE

Facilitator: Keith Fiveson, M.Div, CARC

Founder of the Work Mindfulness Project, Keith also serves as adjunct faculty at Kripalu Yoga Retreat Center.  He has facilitated dozens of mindfulness meditation groups and is a Certified Life Coach. 

Contact Directly – 917-952-9662

website: workmindfulness.com

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