Join the NYC Men Growing Together and other spiritually minded men for a non-sexual, clothes-on ritual honoring the sacred dimensions of male sexuality and desire.
Space is limited and this event is promoted elsewhere, so don't delay. Although the event is free, pre-registration is required. See below for details.
About this event
About once a month, a group of men gathers in Riverside Park, NYC for a ritual honoring the sacred dimensions of male sexuality and desire. We call it a *lingam puja* (borrowing the Hindu term).
Please note that the ritual itself is non-sexual and fully clothed. We invoke the Divine in its female and male aspects, as goddess and as god. We bear witness to one another's intentions and prayers. We name into the circle those we hold in our hearts.
We walk as a group in meditation around the Phallus and pay individual devotion to it as we're moved. We end with a final group embrace. We meet under a 200-year-old oak, with light glinting off the Hudson. It's a simple but powerful practice with room for whatever you're holding in your body and soul.
There will be a chance to spend some time together afterwards somewhere nearby.
About the facilitator
David Townsend (above center in photo) is a gay man, a facilitator and sacred intimate committed to gay and bisexual men in our journey toward a bigger, freer, more joyful life. He keeps a blog on gay and bi men's spirituality at www.anchorholder.blogspot.com.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early.
The event will be held in Riverside Park near the 116th Street Metro Station (1 Train). Instructions for finding the group will be sent upon registration.
Cost and How to Register
There is no charge for this event.
Advance registration is required by sending a message to the facilitator as follows:
1. Click David Townsend's name where it appears above as host of this event.
2. At top left of his profile, under his name, click "Send Email."
3. In your message let David know you plan to attend.
You can post your questions below.