These videos are now free for all to view, and we sincerely welcome and encourage you to share these on Facebook, email or any other way.  Please make sure to turn your sound all the way up as the sound may be a bit on the soft side.

Bill Kauth & Rich Tosi discussing “ManKind Project After 30 Years” was a personal and thought-provoking reminiscence of the early years of MKP by two of its founders: Show it to uninitiated men who might be interested in how we got started.   https://vimeo.com/147301465

Dr. Klaper and his talk on “Heal Yourself, Heal The World” was fantastic. Ever wonder how your food choices not only affect you, but our planet as well?  This presentation makes it very clear how you can heal yourself and our planet simultaneously. A must view! https://vimeo.com/151488729

Tom Pinkson’s talk on “Sacred Living, Fruitful Aging, Attitudinal Healing” describes both esoteric and tangible events in the aging process and how we can remain connected to yourselves and our world in the years to come:  https://vimeo.com/151265158

Remember that all videos are free to view and if you would like to help us offset the cost, we welcome contributions here: https://mkpconnect.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1

All donations will go towards reimbursing the cost to create the videos, and proceeds will go directly to the MKP USA Elder Constituency Fund which supports community building efforts, the development of life-long learning curriculum, and the expansion of our network of free confidential peer-support groups.

Contribute HERE in support of our elder MKP constituency.

PLEASE ALSO SHARE ON YOUR LOCAL ELDER AND CHAT V-LISTS.

Thank you.

Jerry Deutsch, KAI NALU (Ocean Wave)
Program Director, WEG Hawaii 2015


The Pathway to Eldership Within MKP

The term elder carries a sense of mixed blessing. On one hand it signifies the passing of years…getting older. On the other hand it signifies maturity, a greater sense of compassion, spirituality, and the presence of accumulated wisdom. In this latter context, being recognized as an elder within MKP is an honor not to be taken lightly.

The genesis of it all is when a man is interested and drawn to the wonderful energy of eldership..when sharing his wisdom, giving back, and blessing others resonates within. This first, and most important step, is where his journey begins. As he learns how this energy fits into his life, as he discovers what it is and how he may grow into what it might mean to him to be an elder in MKP…community, family, friends, and life. And, it is a calling and he is answering that call.

And, it is a special blessing within MKP to any man who takes the next step and formally declares himself to be an elder and possibly even eventually moving on to train for, and achieve Ritual Elder status.

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FINDING THE FATHER

My friend, this body offers to carry us for nothing—
This body offers to carry us for nothing—as
The ocean carries logs. So on some days the body wails
With its great energy; it smashes up the boulders, lifting
Small crabs that flow around the sides.

Someone knocks on the door.
Someone knocks on the door. We do not have time to
dress. He wants us to go with him through the blowing
rainy streets, to the dark house.
We will go there, the body says. And there find the
father whom we have never met, who wandered out in a
snowstorm the night we were born, and who then lost his
memory, and has lived since longing for his child. Whom
he saw only once….while he worked as a shoemaker, as
a cattle herder in Australia, as a restaurant cook who
painted at night.

When you light the lamp you will see him. He sits
there, behind the door….the eyebrows so heavy, the for-
head so light, lonely in his whole body, waiting for you.

Robert Bly

When a New Warrior approaches his fiftieth birthday, he may choose to begin the process of claiming his eldership. It is recognized that some men at this arbitrary point may not wish to begin this process of embracing elderhood, and some men may wish to begin it at an earlier age. Whenever he chooses to begin his elder journey, we say “Welcome”!

The Role of the Elder

The Role of the Elder in MKP is to speak the truth, to stand for higher values and strong standards of behavior, and to draw the line against counterproductive behavior. The role of the elder is giveaway – giving, serving, honoring, blessing and being the bearer of gifts for others and freely giving them in […]

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