The Question




It is time to reclaim and broaden the scope of the word “prayer.” One of my past mystery school teachers was a contemporary mystic named Ron Roth or Sri Ronji. One repetitive teaching Sri Ronji spoke of is about defining prayer. Sri Ronji taught one definition for the word “prayer” as “pal al” from the Sanskrit writings meaning “seeing yourself as wondrously made.” This is an affirmation we frequently use in our work in Flesh & Spirit Community, especially in creating safe and sacred space for erotic touch. Participants are guided to say to each other, “You are wondrously made.” Sri Ronji also shared another word for prayer in Aramaic (the language Jesus used) as "slotha".

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How do you feel in your body (at this age)?

Gay/Queer Men Aging:A Juicy Thoughtful Conversation. How do you feel in your body at this age? As we live longer and better how we view and experience aging has a new lense, a new opportunity for wholeness ...What is your experience whether you are 20 or 100. How do we as queer men hold ourselves and each other or judgment? gift or challenge?

Who Do You Appreciate?

 Appreciation for ALL who have shared (volunteered, guest staff, supporters and participants) in Flesh & Spirit Community. Flesh & Spirit began in Cincinnati around 1992 and came to San Francisco in 1996. Thousands of men have shared their gifts, skills, wisdom and love in this work of transformation and community. On Dec 6th we wish to share our appreciation to those men. Who do you want to remember or honor with us from our rich history? - created at


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