Who We Are

Not Your Father’s Men’s Group
Supporting your personal growth through consciousness work

Founded in 2004, the Tribe of Men is a 501(c)(3) California non-profit benefit corporation, and men’s organization, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. As of 2020, more than 80 men have completed our initiation process – what we call “tribesmen” — and 8 more are currently in the process of becoming members.

We are focused on deepening our own consciousness as men, and working with each other to live more fully and reach our potential. While some of us are close friends, we are not primarily a social group.

In our work together, each man takes responsibility for growing and improving his own life – and thus the lives of those around him, including his loved ones, his family, his parents, work associates, community, and the world.

Our focus is to deepen and enhance the skills and wisdom of self-awareness and self-development. When we expand our consciousness, we take what we have learned out into the world. Although we do not directly provide services to the community (such as a soup kitchen or Habitat for Humanity), our inner work has indirect but powerful results in the world.

Consciousness work is often intertwined with elements of both psychology and spirituality, but we do not have belief systems which we impose or require of our members. We are not affiliated with any church or religious organization, nor do we take up political causes. Our purpose is to expand the consciousness and integrity of men – starting with ourselves – and to use that personal learning and growth, both individual and collective, to guide our actions, creating a positive impact on the world.

One of our Tribesmen describes his experience this way:

“The Tribe has had an extraordinary impact on both me and my Tribe brothers. The sense of encouragement and challenge I receive from them is incredible. I love the way we raise difficult issues and consistently fold them back into our own learning. I know these men are there for me. I love that I am challenged and required to be the best I can be. And I love that others hold themselves to that same standard.”
– K.M.

Learn more about us in Our Story,
or skip to the next section, What We Do.