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PO Box 294
Medina, OH 44258

(440) 503-8021

The Ohio Chapter of Illuman is a nonprofit organization for men who are simply interested in becoming better, more authentic men. We welcome all men to our work without regard for your ethnicity, class, education, sexual orientation, religion or any other characteristic that might make you feel excluded.

Upcoming

The Ohio Chapter of Illuman holds and sponsors a variety of events throughout the year. These include monthly meetings, quarterly gatherings, wanderings in nature, and special events. Please check here often, or follow us on Facebook for the latest schedule of activities and events.

Men's Rites of Passage - Australia
Aug
22
to Aug 27

Men's Rites of Passage - Australia

The Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) program is a four-night/five-day deeply prayerful and soulful experience that builds on the classic patterns of male initiation through moving rituals and teachings. Each day includes group prayer, major teachings on central themes in masculine spirituality, quiet time for reflection, and sharing in the context of a small group.

Men's Rites of Passage (MROP) 2017 - Australia

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Men's Rites of Passage - Colorado
Sep
13
to Sep 17

Men's Rites of Passage - Colorado

  • Woodland Park, CO United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) program is a four-night/five-day deeply prayerful and soulful experience that builds on the classic patterns of male initiation through moving rituals and teachings. Each day includes group prayer, major teachings on central themes in masculine spirituality, quiet time for reflection, and sharing in the context of a small group.

Men's Rites of Passage (MROP) 2017 - Colorado

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Men's Rites of Passage - West Virginia / D.C. Region
Oct
4
to Oct 8

Men's Rites of Passage - West Virginia / D.C. Region

  • Rolling Ridge Retreat & Study Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) program is a four-night/five-day deeply prayerful and soulful experience that builds on the classic patterns of male initiation through moving rituals and teachings. Each day includes group prayer, major teachings on central themes in masculine spirituality, quiet time for reflection, and sharing in the context of a small group.

Men's Rites of Passage (MROP) 2017 - West Virginia / D.C. Region

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Soularize 2017
Oct
26
to Oct 29

Soularize 2017

  • Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This October, Illuman will be exploring the ways in which men are “eldered.” This can be understood in two ways. First, men are supported to become their authentic selves by elders: men who have walked that path before them. To be eldered by another man is to be recognized, respected, and met at the soul level. How, where, and when does this happen? We hope you will join us in this work from October 26-29, 2017.

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The Universal Christ: An Archetype for Everything
Aug
12
11:00am11:00am

The Universal Christ: An Archetype for Everything

Richard Rohr explores the long hidden and misunderstood wisdom of the cosmic, universal Christ. Christ is much larger and older than either Jesus of Nazareth or the Christian religion. The Christ is whenever the material and the divine co-exist—which is always and everywhere.

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Men's Rites Of Passage - Northern California
Aug
9
to Aug 13

Men's Rites Of Passage - Northern California

The Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) program is a four-night/five-day deeply prayerful and soulful experience that builds on the classic patterns of male initiation through moving rituals and teachings. Each day includes group prayer, major teachings on central themes in masculine spirituality, quiet time for reflection, and sharing in the context of a small group.

Men's Rites of Passage (MROP) 2017 - Northern California

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Men's Rites of Passage - United Kingdom
Jul
26
to Jul 30

Men's Rites of Passage - United Kingdom

  • The Bield Christian Co Ltd (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) program is a four-night/five-day deeply prayerful and soulful experience that builds on the classic patterns of male initiation through moving rituals and teachings. Each day includes group prayer, major teachings on central themes in masculine spirituality, quiet time for reflection, and sharing in the context of a small group.

Men's Rites of Passage (MROP) 2017 - United Kingdom

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Video for Men - Firestoker - Social Justice as a Gateway to Service
Jul
15
11:00am11:00am

Video for Men - Firestoker - Social Justice as a Gateway to Service

This video is from Session 4 of Soularize 2016 and focuses on Caring for the Next Generation as a Gateway to Service, including presentations by Bill Burns, Bill Casey and Ned Abenroth. The session is moderated by Jim Taylor.

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

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Brothers on the Journey: Men Supporting Men
Jul
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Brothers on the Journey: Men Supporting Men

Join your Brothers in Columbus, Ohio for a gathering of spiritual reflection and support. The structure of the meeting will follow the guidelines of “The Way of Council” with the four basic tenets of 1) speaking from the heart, 2) listening from the heart, 3) being lean of expression, and 4) spontaneity... Enjoy some refreshments and engaging conversation! This gathering will be hosted by Rich Horton.

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Intersections: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Spirituality
Jun
24
10:00am10:00am

Intersections: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Spirituality

Join us for a workshop on understanding how we have been formed by ideas of masculinity throughout our lives. We will examine our understandings of sexuality and what it means to be a sexual man. Explore spirituality and how all three of these aspects intersect in our lived experiences as men in the world.

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Men's Rites of Passage - Minnesota
Jun
21
to Jun 25

Men's Rites of Passage - Minnesota

  • Audubon Center of the North Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) program is a four-night/five-day deeply prayerful and soulful experience that builds on the classic patterns of male initiation through moving rituals and teachings. Each day includes group prayer, major teachings on central themes in masculine spirituality, quiet time for reflection, and sharing in the context of a small group.

Men's Rites of Passage (MROP) 2017 - Minnesota

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Brothers on the Journey: Men Supporting Men
Jun
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Brothers on the Journey: Men Supporting Men

Join your Brothers in Columbus, Ohio for a gathering of spiritual reflection and support. The structure of the meeting will follow the guidelines of “The Way of Council” with the four basic tenets of 1) speaking from the heart, 2) listening from the heart, 3) being lean of expression, and 4) spontaneity... Enjoy some refreshments and engaging conversation! This gathering will be hosted by Rich Horton.

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Video for Men - Firestoker - Social Justice as a Gateway to Service
Jun
3
11:00am11:00am

Video for Men - Firestoker - Social Justice as a Gateway to Service

This video is from Session Three of Soularize 2016 and focuses on Social Justice as a Gateway to Service, including presentations by Lucas Glenn, Bob Juarez, Phillip Noonan and Joe Hughes. The session is moderated by Terry Symens-Bucher.

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

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Men Writing for Change // Finding & Sharing Your Voice of Transformation
May
19
to May 20

Men Writing for Change // Finding & Sharing Your Voice of Transformation

  • Hermitage Community Inc. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Throughout our time together at this upcoming retreat, we will work on accessing our own inner poet to help us makes sense of our experiences. We will create a space using nature, meditation, brotherhood, and of course the inspiration of other poets, to talk and write about life’s mysteries. Watch for registration information coming soon!

Date: May 19-20, 2017
LocationThe Hermitage Community

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Men's Rites of Passage - Washington
May
17
to May 21

Men's Rites of Passage - Washington

The Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) program is a four-night/five-day deeply prayerful and soulful experience that builds on the classic patterns of male initiation through moving rituals and teachings. Each day includes group prayer, major teachings on central themes in masculine spirituality, quiet time for reflection, and sharing in the context of a small group.

Men's Rites of Passage (MROP) 2017 - Washington

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Men's Fireside Spring Poetry Gathering
Apr
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Men's Fireside Spring Poetry Gathering

Men are invited to our Annual Fireside Spring Poetry Gathering.  Share a poem, story, or just sit back and enjoy the evening with good men. Bring folding chair, snack to share, and a friend or two. Drinks are provided. All men are welcome. We will be outside around the campfire, or inside if it rains.

Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

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Jesus Seminar on the Road: Alternative Christianities
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Jesus Seminar on the Road: Alternative Christianities

  • 1320 Cambridge Boulevard Columbus, OH, 43212 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fellows of the Westar Institute are experts in the New Testament and early Christianity and will present lectures and discussion. The Westar Institute is the home of the original Jesus Seminar group that included people like Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan and John Shelby Spong and many others. Our Spiritual Searcher event is what is known through Westar as a Jesus Seminar on the Road.

Date/Time: April 28 @ 7pm through Apr. 29 @ 4pm

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Cincinnati/Dayton Small Group Meeting
Apr
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cincinnati/Dayton Small Group Meeting

  • 530 Chipplegate Drive Centerville, OH, 45459 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join your Brothers from Southwestern Ohio for their monthly gathering in Dayton. The presentation and topic for this meeting is still being considered... Enjoy some refreshments and engaging conversation around our program and presentation. Hosted by Dan Vanoli.

Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time:  6:00pm - 8:30pm

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Illuman Leadership Retreat
Apr
19
to Apr 23

Illuman Leadership Retreat

  • Triangle Y Ranch Camp (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The leadership for Illuman gathers annually at the Triangle Y Ranch Camp in Oracle, Arizona. This meeting brings together men from the many chapters of Illuman. All chapters are encouraged to send one or more representatives. If you are interested in attending, please consult the convener of your local chapter.

Dates: April 19-23, 2017
LocationTriangle Y Ranch Camp - Oracle, AZ

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Video for Men - Firestoker - Grief and Loss as a Gateway to Service
Apr
15
11:00am11:00am

Video for Men - Firestoker - Grief and Loss as a Gateway to Service

This video is from Session Two of Soularize 2016 and focuses on Addiction as a Gateway to Service, including presentations by Richard Gibson and Timmer Cashman. The session is moderated by Jim Clarke.

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

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Men Supporting Men Seeking to Deepen Their Spiritual Lives (Columbus, OH)
Apr
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Men Supporting Men Seeking to Deepen Their Spiritual Lives (Columbus, OH)

Join your Brothers in Columbus, Ohio for a meeting reflecting on the the words of Carl Jung, “the greater the light you have, the greater the shadow you will cast.” Also during the evening we will be discussing our gifts and our shadows... 

Enjoy some refreshments and engaging conversation. Hosted by Rich Horton..

Date/Time:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30pm

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Livestream Event: TRINITY: The Soul of Creation
Apr
6
to Apr 9

Livestream Event: TRINITY: The Soul of Creation

  • St. Matthew's Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Well-known speakers Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault and William Paul Young will be hosting a conference on the theme of TRINITY: The Soul of Creation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 6 through April 8.

Coffee, tea and healthy snacks will be provided. If you are interested in attending or wish to help with preparations, please contact Josefina Fernandez for planning purposes. A free will offering will be appreciated.

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Men's Rites of Passage - Southern California
Mar
29
to Apr 2

Men's Rites of Passage - Southern California

The Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) program is a four-night/five-day deeply prayerful and soulful experience that builds on the classic patterns of male initiation through moving rituals and teachings. Each day includes group prayer, major teachings on central themes in masculine spirituality, quiet time for reflection, and sharing in the context of a small group.

Bilingual Men's Rites of Passage (MROP) 2017 - Southern California

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Video for Men - Firestoker - Grief and Loss as a Gateway to Service
Mar
25
11:00am11:00am

Video for Men - Firestoker - Grief and Loss as a Gateway to Service

This video is from Session One of Soularize 2016 and focuses on Grief and Loss as a Gateway to Service. It includes presentations by Raymond Dougherty, Zack Maser and Terry Shaughnessy. The session is moderated by Belden Lane.

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 11:00a - 2:00p

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Men Supporting Men Seeking to Deepen Their Spiritual Lives (Columbus, OH)
Mar
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Men Supporting Men Seeking to Deepen Their Spiritual Lives (Columbus, OH)

YOU ARE INVITED TO BROTHERS ON THE JOURNEY:

Men Supporting Men Seeking to Deepen Their Spiritual Lives

Join your Brothers in Columbus, Ohio for a meeting about the Way of Council. Enjoy some refreshments and engaging conversation. Hosted by Rich Horton..

Date/Time:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30pm

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Cincinnati/Dayton Small Group Meeting
Mar
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cincinnati/Dayton Small Group Meeting

  • 4228 Delaney Street Cincinnati, OH, 45223 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Cincinnati/Dayton Small Group of Ohio Illuman will be meeting on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Cincinnati. The theme of this month's meeting is Turning Our Lives Around, and we will be exploring the Lenten journey.  Last month's meeting focused on forgiveness and hopefully that laid a foundation to this month's meeting that seeks to enter the stage of repentance.

Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017
Time: 6:00p - 8:30p

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