iBme(n) Male-Identity Monthly Drop-In
Unravelling patriarchy– exploring Being fully human with a male-identity
July 12 – December 13, 2021 @ 4:00pm PST (2nd Monday of each month) • Drop-ins welcome!
With T Maes, Mark Wax, and many other dudes from the iBme community
Sliding Scale Fee: $5-20 per session – no one turned away for lack of funds
If you identify as Male in any way shape or form we’d love you to join us for the launch of a community exploration of masculinity through the lenses of meditation and relational mindfulness. Topics may include:
- Deconstructing and unraveling patriarchy
- Different expressions of maleness
- Beauty, power, allyship, care
- Spirituality, sports, video games, music, sexuality
Anthony “T” Maes found mindfulness during college when struggling with addiction, and it saved his life. He has practiced mindfulness meditation since 2003 including many weeklong and monthlong silent retreats. He’s been teaching teens in mindfulness retreats and weekly class formats since 2009 for various organizations including Spirit Rock and IBME. On retreat he enjoys teaching emotional intelligence, diversity and inclusion, relational mindfulness, multi-racial liberation, and acrobalance. He is a teacher and coordinator of the weekly Teen Sangha meditation group at East Bay Meditation Center. He has worked as a wilderness mentor for middle-school boys with Stepping Stones Project and Back To Earth. He is passionate about supporting college-aged young adults, and has founded a leadership program for “aged out” iBme alumni. “T” graduated from UC Berkeley in 2004, completed the yearlong Commit2Dharma program at East Bay Meditation Center in 2011, and is currently part of the Community Dharma Leaders training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
Mark Wax is deeply grateful to be working with iBme. Mark has been practicing meditative arts for 20+ years, and is a passionate student/practitioner/devotee of several culturally rooted wisdom traditions. He has worked for Yoga International, The Himalayan Institute, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He has had the privilege to spend many months of his life on silent meditation retreats as well as 5+ years deepening his practice through living in spiritually-centered communities. He has multiple certificates as a yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist.
Mark has worn many hats at iBme since first mentoring on a retreat in 2015. He participated in the first cohort of iBme’s Teacher Training and currently helps lead retreats and other programming as well as serves on the Teachers Advisory Council and a few other committees inside of iBme’s collaborative leadership system.
Mark currently lives in Northern New Mexico and spends his free time learning music and language, connecting to the natural world, supporting grassroots activism for heart-centered systemic change, and writing poems that sometimes come out pretty good if he may say so…
Sign up to get the zoom link for this workshop series. If you can not afford the sliding scale fee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org