Sadly, Manhood is done for another year. Stay tuned for 2014, 7-9 November!
Authentic • Self • Expression
Authenticity – How do you express yourself, or show yourself, to the outside world? Is that expression, or show, truly who you are?
Self – What is important to you? Who is important to you? Are you respecting these things in you life? How do you protect these things from the pressures of life?
Expression – When you are challenged, do you respond or react? Are you able to bring your wisdom and your sense of self to the challenge, or do you find your reaction is muddied by instinct and confusion? When you must be heard, can you speak with people or must you speak over them? When you need to learn, are you able to listen or do you withdraw in confusion and uncertainty?
Check out the Manhood Workshops!
Why go to a Men's Gathering?
Open Ground men's gatherings are recognised internationally for providing life-changing programmes and creating a strong community of men. Manhood allows men from a wide range of backgrounds to connect with other men, to forge new friendships and to develop as a man through a series of high-quality workshops and activities over the weekend.
Manhood is a safe, non-judgemental, supportive space where you choose what you want to do—be it a workshop, relaxing, talking, swimming, taking quiet personal time for reflection or making new friends. It's totally up to you! The atmosphere is light and welcoming. Each man is treated with absolute respect as to his level of participation.
Who attends a Men's Gathering?
Men from 18 to 80+ from all walks of life, careers and social gathering. We find there is no typical attendee. What we do find is that men who attend are usually seeking a better way to define themselves and a better way to live their lives. Manhood is open to all men from any background, religious, political or sexual persuasion. We encourage freedom for men to be real with themselves and other men.
How it all works
The idea is to let you choose how you want to participate, and which of the wide selection of activities offered during the weekend you want to involve yourself in. The choice is yours. Food is a highlight of the weekend. Healthy, nutritious and filling meals are provided by our experienced catering team. You won't go home hungry!
About the Venue
Bornhoffen PCYC lies in the mountainous and beautiful Numinbah Valley of the Gold Coast Hinterland. Bornhoffen is just 30 minutes drive from the Gold Coast, or one hour and 20 mins from Brisbane's CBD.