The wisdom of any tribe needs to be absorbed independently by each man. The tribe can point a man in a certain direction and hold space for him, but it’s up to the man himself to discover, understand and accept the tribe’s wisdom. In this way each man owns tribal wisdom because it arises in him.

Following on from our theme Facing the Fire in 2016, this year Man Alive was about Owning Tribal Wisdom.

But what is a men’s gathering?



Man Alive is an Open Ground men’s gathering by

Men's Wellbeing

Mens Wellbeing is focused on developing the wellbeing of men to foster healthy relationships, families & communities.
We are a not-for-profit community organisation and are not affiliated with any religious or political organisation.

We have been running men’s gatherings since 1995.


It's better than my birthday, Christmas or a holiday
For me, I tell my children that I go because I love them and it is one of the only places I can go to learn how to be a better man, a better dad, a better husband and a happier person.
A very worthwhile experience. I am recommending it to friends.
It's like finding my tribe