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Sacred Dimensions of Male Sexuality Group Meditation

  • Apr 13, 2014 · 1:00 PM
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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

Practical Details

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.

Got Questions?

You can post your questions below.

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  • Raymond L. R.

    David led a beautiful ceremony, inviting us to honor our sexuality, and to connect with our masculine and feminine. It felt right that we should do this ritual on the land before a grand oak tree. Thanks, David, and all the men who showed up.

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    beautiful ceremony. Lovely to meet everyone.

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Sal L.

    So looking forward to being there,but something came up and I cannot make it :(. Next month for sure.

    April 12, 2014

  • David T.

    Just a reminder that in order for you to receive a message with specific directions on how to find us in the park, I need you to write me at [masked] to confirm you're planning to attend.

    April 10, 2014

  • David T.

    Tony, I second Mark's affirmation of the steps you're taking to claim a central part of who you are, and the courage it takes to do that. Blessings on your journey, and if I can be of support as well, through this monthly practice that I lead, or otherwise, I'll be glad for anything I can offer. David

    1 · February 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you David. The support is appreciated. Tony

      February 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just came out to my wife. Crazy stuff going on in my home all created by my true sexual orientation. Where will all this go? Any input welcome.

    February 20, 2014

    • Mark D.

      Hi Tony, sounds like you are moving forward toward being fully yourself. Good for you, and understandably challening. You might consider ways to get some resources to support you - perhaps attending some of the weekly community gatherings with Heart Centered Touch­ and also signing up for the email resources at http://malehealthytou...­ - and depending on the type of support you need, working with a coach/mentor like myself. Feel free to email me privately also. Mark

      February 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello Mark, Greatly appreciate the the encouragement and resources. Will check out/consider the options suggested. Thank you, Tony

      1 · February 21, 2014

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