Kirk Akahoshi

Men’s Sacred Circles

SC flyer First Tuesdays

  • Tired of small talk?

    Looking to engage in more meaningful conversation?
    Want to connect with men in powerful, supportive, and collaborative ways?

    The Men's Sacred Circle is an intentional platform that allows each of us to be authentically seen and heard. There’s no advice giving, fixing, or debating. Instead, we share our truth and what’s close to our hearts. Through this type of participation, a space is created to connect in respectful and compassionate ways.


    Here’s what one participant had to say: “Men’s scared circle redefines what it mans to be masculine breaking down stereotypes. Upon recognizing a genuine sanctuary, men allow themselves to be vulnerable, revealing their inner monologue without fear of judgment. We discover that at our core, we are experiencing a similar internal reality, that the societal pressure to be “manly,” blocks us from feeling a deeper connection with other men. This group allows us to rebirth our brotherly bond and find safe and free place to have all parts of ourselves welcomed.” - Stephen

    Date: First Tuesdays of the Month

    Venue: The Center SF - 546 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 

    Cost: Free

    *** Please bring a sacred object of yours to be placed into the center of the circle

    Itinerary:

    7:30 - 8:00pm: Community Connection (enter, grab tea, meet new people)
    8:00 - 8:10pm: Intention Setting, Confidentiality, Guidelines, and Grounding
    8:10 - 9:30pm: Individual Sharing
    9:30 - 10:00pm: Insights and Reflections from the Sharing

    Guidelines:

    • Share what is meaningful to you
    • Listen with curiosity and an open heart
    • Respond with how you’ve been impacted
    • Be mindful of time so others can speak
    • No advice giving, fixing, or debating 

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Success Stories

  • Stephen Ribbon

    Men’s scared circle redefines what it mans to be masculine breaking down stereotypes. Upon recognizing a genuine sanctuary, men allow themselves to be vulnerable, revealing their inner monologue without fear of judgment. We discover that at our core, we are experiencing a similar internal reality, that the societal pressure to be “manly,” blocks us from feeling a deeper connection with other men. This group allows us to rebirth our brotherly bond and find a safe and free place to have all parts of ourselves welcomed.

  • Raul Aldape

    Men’s Collective’s motto of coming in as strangers and leaving as brothers speak so much truth to the power of intimacy and sacredness shared at every meeting.

  • Chinarut Ruangchotvit

    The Circle has been great in renewing my trust in men and that we have something to provide to each other.

  • Charles

    A time and place for us to be ourselves - at our best, at our worst, but real and true to who we are. I look forward to these days each month.

    Ben Mok

    The Men's Collective group is a place where I can go and not only talk about issues important to me, but a place where other men can do the same. Each event that I attend I learn so much just by listening to the amazing stories told in an intimate environment. The uniqueness of the event makes it very special and one that I am honored to be a part of.

    Michael Fisher

    This is a space that honors and grows authenticity. Rare to find in this world. It’s a great blessing that MSC exists.