“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.”
— Benjamin Disraeli
We aim to create a safe global community where men can come together, train, connect to the most profound sense of self and the Natural World, and become empowered in living purpose-driven lives. Heart-centered men who are offering their gifts in devotion to the world. We will quench the thirst of every man who comes to us yearning to be free in his expression and desire to follow his soul's calling in crafting his life. We will empower men to lead effectively in their intimate relationships, families, professions, communities, and circles of influence. We will support and hold men accountable for leading lives and relationships with impeccable integrity. Men who are deeply grounded and capable of bringing order out of chaos. Men who can embody a sense of calm and presence. We build mature, masculine men who take responsibility for every aspect of their lives and actions. We raise men who know who they are and where they are called to serve. Men who look upon the world with a firm but kind eye... who lift their brothers, not tear them down. Men, willing to face their shadows and limiting beliefs, ready to heal themselves, the Natural World, and the fabric of our society. Men who stand in the presence of the Feminine with all her expressions, not desiring to control, objectify, or dominate her but stand in her awe and adoration. We build men physically, spiritually, and mentally sound men who can stand in the fires of adversity and conflict and not be consumed by the fire, always leaning on an inner source of the Great Mother for strength and direction—men who know their limitations and the value of relying on our community of similar hearted men. We are the men of Embodied Masculine!
Like any worthwhile creation, before the birth of something new, there is pain. The pain of my self-discovery and clarity of purpose took nearly 25 years of spiritual labor and 5 days of delivery. This all resulted in my clarity of purpose and the birth of Embodied Masculine™ EmbodiedMasculine.com.
These 25 years consisted of soul searching, service, working with hundreds of men, and learning to surrender to everything outside myself that I thought would bring me peace, teachings, retreats, self-introspection, and travels to far-off lands in search of answers. The 25 years had matured me spiritually, but there was always a part of me that felt discontented in that space and felt I had yet to discover my purpose on this planet.
The 5 days of delivery, as I like to call it, came during a leadership retreat deep in the Mojave Desert. My friend John had invited me to teach at this training and to be a participant if I chose to. I said yes.
It may have simply been my time for “delivery”, but it happened in the midst of 32 powerful men. Through a series of profound practices and shared comradery in the desert, it became clear to me how hungry our society is for more men like these - men of integrity and commitment to a higher calling. It became clear that men of all ages needed initiation and training to bring them into the fold. I made up my mind to dedicate the second act of my life in service to building men, for boys are born but men are made. - Amir Khalighi (Founder)