Evolution of Consciousness MEN’S CIRCLE


Calling in men to gather in circle to share and connect about what it means to be male in a changing society.

Men – How do we unpack toxic masculinity and explore the Divine Masculine?

How are our roles evolving and what does our work look like?

What does healing look like for us and 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 do we build cultural conditions of safety and belonging for people and communities who are harmed and 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, February, and March 2023 in the inside Sanctuary Room at Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary. Outside circles will begin in May. 

EmpowR Mens Circle

Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary
Plainfield, Vermont


Sunday, February 19, 2023

Sunday, March 19, 2023


3:00-6:00 pm EST


The Evolution of Consciousness Men’s Circle is a safe space for men to gather and connect in complicated, challenging times. In circle, men can build authentic relationship and experience vulnerability with each other to support healing and growth and  unpack shifting roles and responsibilities men are facing today.

Facilitated by Grandmother Cherry land steward, musician, and special education teacher, Mitch Pauley, the Men’s Circle supports strengthening the discomfort muscle to dialogue about the harms of toxic masculinity and how it shows up in relationships and behaviors. Men’s Circle is also an opportunity to address unlearning, relearning, and how consciousness evolution supports social change.

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.


$15 per person

Tips are appreciated and support the EmpowR Equity Fund.

If the cost is prohibitive for you, please send a message to make a trade or receive from the Equity Fund. 

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.