Tired of small talk?
Looking to engage in more meaningful conversation?
Want to connect with men in powerful, supportive, and collaborative ways?
The Sacred Circle is an intentional platform that allows each of us to be authentically seen and heard. There’s no advice giving, fixing, or debating. Instead, we share our truth and what’s close to our hearts. Through this type of participation, a space is created to connect in respectful and compassionate ways. We may enter the circle as strangers but we leave as brothers.
• Share what is meaningful to you
• Listen with curiosity and an open heart
• Respond with how you’ve been impacted
• Be mindful of time so others can speak
• No advice giving, fixing, or debating
*** Please bring a sacred object of yours to be placed into the center of the circle
7:30 — 8:00pm: Community Connection (enter, grab tea, meet new
8:00 — 10:00pm: Sacred Circle
*This will be facilitated by Kirk Akahoshi
Cost: By Donation (proceeds go to the venue)
*Tea is for sale
As one man puts it:
“Men’s Sacred Circle redefines what it means to be masculine by breaking down stereotypes. Within a genuine sanctuary, men allow themselves to be vulnerable, revealing their inner monologue without fear of judgment. We discover that at our core, we are experiencing a similar internal reality, that the societal pressure to be “manly,” blocks us from feeling a deeper connection with other men. This group allows us to rebirth our brotherly bond and find a safe and free place to have all parts of ourselves welcomed.” — Stephen
Kirk Akahoshi is a psychotherapist, executive coach, speaker and workshop leader. His journey in men’s work began in 1993 when he did his first vision quest, a Native American rite of passage. Ever since, he has continued to push his edges and explore his own self-awareness through new experiences, study and personal development work. His quest has included shamanic journeying, hypnosis, working and living abroad, nature-based retreats, Hakomi Mindfulness-centered Somatic Psychotherapy, meditation, writing, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) among other experiences. Kirk has a private practice in San Francisco where he works with individuals, groups and corporations, specializing in men’s coaching and therapy. He interweaves his experience and advanced training to help his clients become more authentic, empowered and integrated. Kirk is founder of A Men’s Collective, part of his community of men created to support each other in exploring and expressing the vastness of masculinity.