“Reclaiming life – so that we may all find greater purpose and deeper relationships: To self, family, friends and community.”
ManKind Project Northwest is a designated “area” within the larger of ManKind Project USA, a “region” within ManKind Project international, a non-profit organization devoted to providing personal growth and development opportunities for men around the world.
The ManKind Project Northwest center serves men and opportunities for men across the states of Washington, Oregon, northern California and western Idaho.
Bringing Men Together: Whether through the highly impactful New Warrior Training Adventure weekend workshop, the Men’s open circle meetings across the Northwest, or the ongoing continuing leadership development workshops – the ManKind Project Northwest creates a place where men can show up, examine their lives, and grow into the larger vision each has of his life as a man.
In this larger community of men, we strive to meet men where they are, regardless of ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, class, education and background. We’re committed to celebrating our differences and similarities and learning from each other.
And we’re committed to hold each other to the highest standards we each have for ourselves. We have an opportunity to lovingly challenge and support each other to be and do our best as men, to be fully awake in our lives. In MKP-Northwest we endeavor to do that in the very best way we can, with compassion and intention.
As the Northwest poet William Stafford challenges in his poem, “A Ritual to Read to Each Other”
“And so I appeal to a voice, to something shadowy,
a remote region in all who talk:
though we could fool each other, we should consider —
lest the parade of our mutual life get lost in the dark.
For it is important that awake people be awake,
or a breaking line may discourage them back to sleep;
the signals we give — yes or no, or maybe —
should be clear: the darkness around us is deep.”