Evolution of Consciousness MEN’S CIRCLE

Calling in men to gather in circle and sort through what it means to be male in a culture of transformation.

Men – what is our role in cultural transformation?

What does our work look like?

What does healing look like for us?

What are we trying to heal from?

How can we support each other?

How can we support the women, children, and elders in our lives?

How can we support people and communities who have been historically excluded?

What other questions do you want to explore in a safe space with other men?

If you are grappling with any of these questions, and you identify as male, then Men’s Circle is for you. Please join us.

Circles are currently scheduled for January and February, 2023. More will be added soon. 

EmpowR Mens Circle

Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary
Plainfield, Vermont


Sunday, January 22, 2023

Sunday, February 19, 2023


3:00-6:00 pm EST


The evolution of our consciousness is an energy that supports grappling with complex and challenging questions. The Evolution of Consciousness Men’s Circle is a space for men to build authentic relationship and vulnerable connection with each other and to support healing and growth as men in a complicated, changing world.

Facilitated by Grandmother Cherry land steward, special education teacher, musician, and gentle “dude” Mitch Pauley, the Men’s Circle supports strengthening the discomfort muscle to unpack the harms of toxic masculinity and how it shows up in relationships and behaviors. Men’s Circle is also an opportunity to dialogue about unlearning, relearning, and the role of men in equity and justice movements.

We will be in circle together for the three hour timeframe. Please arrive early to park and settle in so we can open the circle at 3:00.

Please bring a water bottle and easy to eat snack to support your energy levels if needed.

We will gather in the brand new Sanctuary Room at Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary in Plainfield, Vermont. The Sanctuary Room is located on the second floor. Please learn more about the sanctuary vision which includes plans for how we can make the sanctuary physically accessible. Please bring what you need to support yourself in circle. There is a friendly dog and cats on the premise who may participate at times. Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary is located on mountain roads.

Directions and additional information will be provided upon registration.


Option 1) Pay the fee – $30 (per circle)

Option 2) Pay the fee and add a “tip” to contribute to the EmpowR Equity Fund
to pay for scholarships, stipends, and discounts for people with marginalized identities
and in low income situations to participate in EmpowR Transformation offerings. 

Option 3) Request an equity discount and send a message to receive the discount code.
This option is for people with marginalized identities and in low income situations. 

Option 4) Engage in a trade. Attend at no cost in exchange for offering support to the sanctuary.
See a list of the types of resources we are looking for and send a message to offer a trade exchange. 

REGISTER for the Men’s Circle

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Life happens! If you are unable to attend, you can pay the cost forward. You can also request a refund up to 24 hours in advance. Cancellation refunds include a small fee to cover credit card costs. No refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of a program.