Mens Rites of Passage (MROP) is a unique five-day/four night profound experience that builds on the classic patterns of male initiation through simple and moving rituals and teaching. Each day includes group prayer, major teachings on central masculine spirituality themes, quiet time for reflection and sharing in the context of a small group.
In the words of the program’s founder – Richard Rohr:
“Men are asked to come with a willingness to participate from beginning to end and not as an observer. All participants begin at point zero with no agendas to live up to or down to. All that is required is for a man to come with a “beginner’s mind’ and the readiness of a novice seeking wisdom. Ultimately, initiation, like life itself, is not a spectator sport.”
Richard Rohr – Why males need initiation
MROP 2017 Details
Date: 22nd – 26th August 2017
Venue: Camp Somerset, Stanley Pocket Rd, via Esk Queensland
Price: $795, which includes accomodation, meals, materials and transport from Brisbane CBD (Early bird price of $725 if paid in full by 30th June 2017)
To learn more, download the brochure below
To apply, download the application form below, electronically enter your details and email it back to us (follow instructions on the form).
MROP Registration Form
This is not about religion but about spirituality, about age old traditions that guide us into manhood, about coming to trust that there is something much greater at work in our lives than we could ever imagine.
Returning Initiated Men
For men who have done MROP in the past, the returning men’s program invites you to revisit your rites, deepen your own journey with other initiated men, and celebrate with this year’s initiates in the closing rites and in the feast afterwards. Led by the founder of Centre for Men Rob Jones with a team of elders, the program runs from Friday afternoon until Saturday afternoon and costs $100 and includes teaching, reconnection with other men and engagement with the ongoing journey through a embodied, ritual-based encounter. Hundreds of men have found profound meaning in returning to the place of their initiation and experiencing again the sacred process of initiation. To register as a returning man at this year’s rites, complete the registration form below. Numbers are limited and registrations close on 10th August 2017.