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March 2018

Religious Educational Congress breakfast

March 17, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

MAR 17.     Since the days that Richard Rohr would be a conference speaker at the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, the men of Illuman SoCal would gather for breakfast at Coco's in Garden Grove. In those days past, Richard would give a little talk to encourage our JOI, and when he could not be with us, another brother would prepare a sharing. You're invited to continue the tradition; perhaps one day Richard will again be able to join us.…

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April 2018

L.A. Sierra Madre Regional Gathering

April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

APR 21.   We have all encountered obtsacles in our life, whether personal or professional, familial or spiritual. It is how we walk through these difficulties, these defects, these “sacred wounds” in our journey that define who we are and who we are becoming as men. We will explore with ritual and story, nature wandering and participative council how these obstacles have (or can) bring us to a place of leadership and service.  Join us on: Sat April 21, 2018, 9am-2pm, Eaton…

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June 2018

Wild Soul: Discovering the Journey You Are Already On…

June 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - June 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Camp Cedar Glen, Julian, CA, 743 Farmer Rd
Julian, CA 92036 United States
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JUNE 8-10.   A WEEKEND INTENSIVE    Everyone yearns for – and needs – a purpose that can be fully embodied.  A meaning in life that can be fully lived.  You are already on this journey, in one form or another.  It is your love for life itself, for all living things, for community, and your desire to do something lasting and worthwhile, that pours itself into the world like a prayer.  However, most of us are unclear as to what this journey…

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The Divine Feminine

June 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Minera Springs picnic area, Griffith Park

JUNE 16   9 AM-1 PM Los Angeles Regional Gathering  - The Divine Feminine  Mineral Wells Picnic Area We have been taught about a very masculine God, neglecting almost completely the richness of the feminine aspects of our Creator. Therefore, we have been given, at most, one half of the Mystery. Using various expression of poetry, biblical reflection and council, we gather to reflect on the Divine Feminine and the repercussions this carries for our personal spiritual journeys as well as on…

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July 2018

Backpacking in the Eastern Sierras

July 13, 2018 - July 15, 2018

July 13-15  A 3-Day Experiential intensive.  Backpacking in the Eastern Sierras is an experiential wilderness backpacking event sponsored by Illuman SoCal. This event is for any man interested in backpacking and personal growth through nature encounter, ritual, ceremony and self-reflection.  Hiking starts Friday morning returning Sunday afternoon. The trip will be experiential employing group council, dyads, and time for solitude. The weekend will promote safety, introspection, connection with God, and camaraderie with our brothers. The focus of will be on…

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July 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 4442 Carbon Canyon
Brea, CA 92823 United States
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JULY 21    The Orange County Region of Illuman SoCal hosts: "Men and Forgiveness", a Regional Gathering for all men. Jesus taught us how to pray to His Father saying: ....”forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” and....... “Father forgive them for they know not what they are doing.” Gandhi taught ...“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mark Twain said...”Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the…

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September 2018

Warrior: Showing Up and Choosing to be Present

September 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

SEPT 15    The Inland Empire region of Illuman SoCal will host a regional gathering on September 15.  The theme of the gathering is "Being Present".  Shame is something of the past.  Worry and fear are things of the future.  The way to healing and enlightenment is to be in the present.  Please join us for an experiential day of teaching, praying, wandering, ritual, council, and story telling.  All men are welcome.  Details are as follows.  Please see the flyer.…

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October 2018

SOULARIZE 2018: Soul Purpose…

October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - October 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Hyatt Tamaya Resort Hotel, 1300 Tuyuna Trail
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004 United States
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OCT 18-21 SOUL PURPOSE... Inhabiting Our Unique Psycho-Ecological Niche. This year the annual Illuman National Meeting will take place again in Albuquerque, NM, at the Hyatt Tamaya resort hotel.  Over 350 men from all Illuman chapters across the U.S. and other countries will gather for four days of teaching, council work, ritual, ceremony, workshops, storytelling and personal connecting.  The meeting this year is a special collaboration between Illuman and Animas Valley Institute founded by wilderness soul guide and depth psychologist,…

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December 2018


December 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Illuman SoCal en Español invita a los hermanos de habla español a acompañarnos el 8 de diciembre en Griffth Park en Los Ángeles para una mañana de hermandad y crecimiento en la vida espiritual masculina. Toda la información pertinente se encuentra en el volante. Rostro Feminino de la Divinidad Mapa de Griffith Park

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January 2019

Walk for Freedom 2019

January 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

JANUARY 12, 2019.   Since 2014, ILLUMAN SoCal has marched to our own powerful drumbeat to say NO to Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery. The annual LA FREEDOM WALK is sponsored by various faith based organizations including CASTLA, Southern California Partners for Global Justice, LAPD and LASD Regional Task Force for Human Trafficking, Women Religious (Sisters) and Cara Noble y Corazón Firme. These organizations bring together men and women, high school and college students, and families and individuals to make…

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