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Loving Men | LM XIV

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Loving Men at Laurieston Hall -
Adventures in Intimacy

With Alfred Hurst, Dennis L Carney, Sanjay Kumar,
Tom Cowan, Andy Butterfield and Tim Foskett

Laurieston Hall, Dumfries & Galloway
01 - 07 August 2020

This year we return to Laurieston Hall, the birthplace of Loving Men and home to us since 2003! Expect a week of connection, contemplation, exploration and a lot of fun!

The theme this year will be Follow Your Bliss. Joseph Campbell wrote:

"If you follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be. If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else."

As queer men we already know something about following our bliss - we wouldn't have found our way towards other men if we hadn't been brave enough to follow our deepest yearnings and desires. We'll spend a week exploring the joys and challenges of following your bliss, in a variety of ways, using connection, community, touch, nature, listening, play, responsiveness and care.

We welcome all gay, bi, queer and trans men who love men and who want to develop their capacity to love other men. We particularly encourage participation from: Black, Asian and ethnic minority men; men with disabilities; HIV positive and negative men; younger and older men; trans men and non-binary people - who are attracted to men.

Bookings will be open soon in our online shop. Assistance for men on low incomes is available from the Loving Men Bursary Fund.

Excellent facilitation - warm, welcoming, encouraging, professional, knowledgeable and responsive.