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Old Blokes : Living in Ease and Grace

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A weekend of exploration, connection, fun and laughter for older men. It is our dream time, a time not to dwell in the past but to envision a future based on how we want to be. Visions and dreams will emerge wrestled free and released from the shackles and dogma of the past. Time to give your heart wings my friends. 

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.  
Albert Einstein

What's covered
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This event is a facilitated gathering; a cross between a gathering and a workshop. As everyone's journey is unique, you will explore your journey through circle work, workshops, ritual, poetry, music and humour. There are no definitions required. 


Who's it for?
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All men 55 plus who want to re-imagine their journey in the company of good men


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'Put your hands on your heart,'

the old man said. 

'Inside you, there is power, 

there are ideas,

thoughts that no one has ever thought of, 

there is the strength to love, 

purely and intensely,

and to have someone love you back - 

there is the power to make people happy, 

and to make people laugh - 

it's full compliments, 

and the power to change lives and futures.

Don't forget that power, 

and don't every give up on it.' 


I'd like to age gracefully

and do all the things I like

Like eating biscuits while in bed

And riding naked on my bike

I think as we grown older

Then some things are left behind

Some with regret I have to say

But I think there's greater peace of mind

There's a returning to the playful

And an opening of eyes

Even if your energies

Are sometimes compromised

So, lets all grow old gracefully

And let the young ones say

The day that I am older 

I want to be that way.

David Keig

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Dates for 2023 to be confirmed.


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Old Blokes : Living in Ease and Grace is held at the Sharda Centre, 15 Percy Graham Drive (off Harrisville Road) Tuakau. 

Meals : Bring food for a shared meal.

A more comprehensive letter will be sent to participants closer to the time on what to bring and other information. 

The gathering will start at 5.30pm with an Opening Ceremony. You are invited to arrive anytime on Thursday if you are able to help with set up and spend some time in the lovely Sharda grounds . Dinner will be at 6.30pm. 

The Closing Ceremony will be after lunch on Sunday.


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We recognise men have differing financial circumstances. If money is a problem contact us as there are a number of financial support and sponsorship opportunities available. 

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