The Neanderthal and the AI

What is a community of men for? What do different generations of men have to learn from each other? What are the rituals of the future?



The 2019 Fall Conference is an annual event that reconnects men to their core desires and their life’s purpose. This year, we will use a generational lens to understand how life’s most enduring challenges – work, home, politics, play, and spirit – have changed through generations of men and what we can learn when we communicate across generational barriers.

Ghost Ranch
October 24-27, 2019

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Registration is now OPEN!  Please Join Us:

Come Celebrate NM Men’s Wellness 35th Anniversary

New Mexico Men’s Wellness will hold its 35th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2801 Louisiana Blvd in Albuquerque, on September 14th at 6 pm. You and your partners/spouses/friends are all invited. Tickets are $35/couple (any two people coming together) and $20/single.

The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres and BYOB cocktails at 6 pm followed by a catered, full buffet dinner featuring almond crusted tilapia, curried beef, jerk chicken, roasted veggies and much more, mostly gluten free.

Auctioneer Michael McKittrick will conduct live and silent auctions for the benefit of NMMW’s outreach to younger men. The one and only Barry Cooney will be our Master of Ceremonies, including an honoring of NMMW’s past presidents. And, Marc Kolman’s magical band, the Chameleons, will provide the music for your listening and dancing pleasure. It promises to be a night you won’t want to miss!

If you feel your life has been enhanced by your involvement in NMMW, here is your opportunity to demonstrate your appreciation and have a fun evening, all at the same time.

To register, click here.  When you register online, you may choose to pay either by credit card or by mailing a check to the address given.  

Please note that this is a fundraiser.  We welcome donations of any amount or you can be an Angel for a donation of $100.  This is handled through the registration link above.

Ticket sales end on September 4.  Register early as seating is limited.  

If you have questions . . . 

The following folks are available to answer questions you may have and their name and contact information is shown below: 

  • For general questions: Bruce Berlin (, 505-577-4686)
  • Questions related to registration: Marc Kolman (, 505-670-8954)
  • For questions regarding the auction (donations, etc.): Michael McKittrick ( , 505-989-7210)
  • For website and related questions: Jim Connolly, Webmaster (, 505-550-2433)




New Mexico Men’s Wellness is committed to nurturing wellness in body, mind, and spirit.

NMMW has brought men together in retreats and discussions for over 30 years. Please join us!

Free Monthly Presentations and Discussions For Men
First Tuesday of each month – 7 to 9 pm
Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living
2801 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

August 6

Creating An Even Better Past, Present and Future

Learn the tools to reshape your past, deepen your ability to live in the present, and prepare for a more meaningful future so that you can become an even better man than you were yesterday!

Questions? Contact David Kuenzli at or 505-980-6832.

September 3

Gay/Straight Dialogue

Many men crave intimacy with other men, but homophobia and hetero-sexism present major obstacles to achieving this aspiration. Join us for a lively discussion of how our fears, misconceptions, and stereotypes affect relationships, both gay and straight.

Questions? Contact Mark Ayers at or 505-804-4251 or John Bishop at or 505-261-6760.

October 8

Heartfelt Emotions

Events in life, past and present, have the power to engender deep emotions that make us feel “Light-Hearted” or “Heavy-Hearted.” Barry will guide us in sharing the dynamics of heartfelt emotions and explore strategies for embracing these emotions in a container of loving kindness.

Questions? Contact Barry Cooney at 505-220-6657.
More information about NMMW available at:

The dates and locations for major events in the future are listed below! Details, including themes, leader contacts, details and links to event web pages, and other information posted and linked here as they become available. All NMMW events are open to and inclusive of all men regardless of age, ethnicity, race and sexual orientation.  Check back as we add details as they become available.  This page will be revised as information comes in and now will not be restricted to a particular calendar year.

Bring a Buddy Events – Monthly; Check Website or your Email

  • “Bring a Buddy” events are short activities held approximately monthly in Santa Fe or Albuquerque that are designed to introduce new Men to the kind of work that we do to develop strong, healthy male relationships and introduce issues of interest to men in our modern changing world.  These events are always free. Details about location, time and topic will be posted on our main web page as they are available

NMMW 35th Anniversary Gala

  • Date: September 14, 2019
  • Location: The Center for Spiritual Living in Albuquerque, NM
  • Theme: Come and help us celebrate 35 years of New Mexico Men’s Wellness
  • Contact: Bruce Berlin (

Fall Conference 2019

  • Dates: October 24-27, 2019
  • Location: Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu, New Mexico
  • Theme: Generations: the Legacy and Future of Male Community
  • Contact: David River (

Winter Gathering 2020

  • Dates: In February 20 – 24, 2020
  • Location: Lawrence Cook’s Cabin in the Colorado
  • Theme: 20/20 Vision (details to follow)
  • Contact: Lawrence Cook ( and/or Uwe Schroeter (

Spring Retreat 2020

  • Dates: April 17-19, 2020
  • Location: Hummingbird Music Camp (near Jemez, NM)
  • Theme: To be announced
  • Contact: Robert Bern (

Couple’s Gathering 2020

  • Dates: Friday Evening May 8 – to Sunday, May 10, 2020
  • Location: Chittak and Ambra Caldwell’s place in Corrales
  • Theme: to be Announced
  • Contact: Leaders Cindy & John McLeod (; 505-231-1914) and Mara Loner (; 310-869-3570) & Michael Grodsky

Summer Gathering 2020

  • Dates: July 24 – 26, 2020
  • Location: Jack’s Creek Group Campground near Pecos, NM
  • Theme: To be announced
  • Contact: John Bishop (

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