Dear brothers, men, fathers, sons,
You are all invited from the heart to the 8th European Gathering of Brotherhood, from 2 to 5 september this year. The Journey of the Mature Masculine “Infinity Style”.
And most of all we will journey together on the sacred path of the mature masculine.
The four days of the gathering will be a journey in itself. A journey where no man is left behind. A journey filled with ceremonies, rituals, practices, food, brotherhood and so much more. It is an all-in experience that will strengthen you and acknowledge you. For a price you can only dream of.
This gathering is brought to you by the Firemakers Foundation. Men who devote their time and energy to creating safe spaces for men to gather, heal and grow. It is not for profit, but out of SELFLESS SERVICE that they make it possible for you to go on this journey. So the price you pay only includes the actual costs of the gathering. To make sure that even people with little to spend can be there.
At the end of the gathering we humbly invite you to feel if you need to create a balance between what you received and what you have given. If you choose to make a donation, we will spend it on creating more of these safe spaces and inviting men who really cannot pay even for their own ticket. Because INCLUSIVENESS is also one of our key standards.
To fully underline the inclusiveness: there is the possibility to support up to 3 men this year for whom even the cheapest ticket is too expensive. It takes courage to come forward if this is the case – we ask you to be courageous. If you really cannot afford a ticket, please contact Frederik either by phone (+31 6 15005105) or by mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and together we will figure out how we can make your attendance possible.
The third of our key standards is INTIMACY OVER CROWD: in order to preserve the connection between all the men who are present, we chose to limit the available tickets. We chose not to have a gathering where there are many participants who at the end haven’t even met all of the others, looked them in the eye, share a moment, a meal, a practice. We chose to make this journey as a group, and make an effort to leave no man behind.
The official program of the European Gathering of Brotherhood will start on Thursday the 2nd of September at 16.00 hrs. You are invited and encouraged to arrive at the venue no later than 15.00 hrs in order for you to arrive, prepare your sleeping place and take care of any last minute practicalities. Should you not be able to join us for the opening ceremony, please advice us in advance at email@example.com so we can properly welcome you when you arrive. The program ends at 16.00 hrs on Sunday, the 5th of September.
What to bring:
- Sleeping gear: (air)mattress, sleeping bag, sheets, blankets, pillow (unless you stay in a dorm)
- Your own tent or camper (unless you stay in a dorm or dorm tent)
- Plate, soup bowl, cup, cutlery
- Pocket knife
- Musical instruments
- Power objects
- Incense and other sacred herbs for ceremonies
The Gathering will take place at the Land van Yemaya.
The address is: Hoofdweg 166 in Bellingwolde