Stoke the Fire
Illuman of Washington offers a range of gatherings on an ongoing basis. These include quarterly wilderness wanderings, firesides, backpacking, councils, retreats, work days, service work, and more.
The location and other details for each Washington council are announced each month in the newsletter. Council includes practices that touch on all five of our touchstones, but the best way to learn about council is to experience council. Council is open to all men. For those who live far from an existing council circle, we have virtual council groups that meet as well.
Learn more about council here.
Don’t miss these upcoming events, and check back for more details in the future.
Upcoming Illuman Of Washington Events
Men’s Rites of Passage Location: Skalitude Wilderness Center in Carlton, WA
May 15-19, 2019. The MROP returns to the Pacific Northwest. Registration will open by October 1st, and last time we hosted this event we did sell out. Look at our pages dedicated to the MROP for more information
Elder Rites of Passage Location: Ekone Ranch in Goldendale, WA
September 11-15, 2019. Where the MROP serves primarily as an initiation into the second half of life (though we regularly have men in their 60’s and 70’s attend), the EROP serves as a gathering of men beginning and/or deepening their eldering journey. Registration opens soon!
“Practices” Workshop Location: Greater Seattle area and streaming live
July 27, 2019. This half-day workshop is for men who have gone through the Men’s Rites of Passage and are looking to integrate and explore spiritual practices into their lives on an ongoing basis. More information to come.
September 2019 Wilderness Wandering and Fireside Location TBD
September 28, 2019. Come for a portion of the day or for the entirety. This day will include time in nature, in council, a shared meal, and an evening fire.
January Retreat 2020
Every January we offer a weekend retreat, that alternates between engaging a particular topic on a deep level, and a MROP workday (in odd years).