Winter Gathering, Feb 26 – Mar 2


26th Annual NM Men’s Wellness Winter Gathering

February 26 – March 2, 2015

Please Note: As of January 15, the Winter Gathering is full.  We are still accepting men for the waiting list and will alert those listed of any cancellations as they occur.



Uwe Schroeter and Lawrence Cook

“Be still.  Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity.” ― Lao Tzu

“A man gets used to riding on at the break of day.  Comes to think that movement and noise is where life is, when after all there’s life in stillness and quiet too.” ― Kate Elliott, Traitors’ Gate


While men have been coming to Cook’s Cabin throughout the last 26 years for a number of reasons, the opportunities for stillness are always a big draw.  At the Cabin we can experience pristine snow, a night sky unspoiled by city lights, quiet times by ourselves and in community during meditation, and many other activities that are conductive to pausing, reflecting and listening.  We extend an invitation to the men of NMMW to explore how stillness in our lives can help us cope with the ever increasing stimulation that our society provides.  Let’s share these experiences at Cook’s Cabin while we pursue the activities that we have come to cherish at the Cabin:  skiing and snowshoeing, stargazing, board and word games, reading, meditating and personal reflection, live and recorded music, a hot tub to soothe our muscles, talking circles in the evening, and communal meals.


Registration is now open. 

A downloadable flyer (Acrobat PDF) is available by clicking on this link: 2015 NMMW Winter Announcement.

Location: Cook’s Cabin, Blanco Basin, CO
Arrival: Thursday or Friday
Departure: Sunday or Monday

Charges (are payable on-site by cash or check at Cook’s Cabin): $25 per person per night.  Participants need to bring groceries for shared meals.  Registered participants will be contacted about coordination of breakfasts and dinners ahead of the gathering.

Due to space limitations, there is a limit of 20 participants.  Registrations will be accepted on a first‐come, first-served basis (with a waiting list beyond that). Please send in your registration form as early as you can.

Click on the link for a downloadable 2015 Winter Registration Form that may be completed on your computer with Adobe Acrobat Reader (or printed and filled out the “old fashioned” way).  Please mail or email the completed Registration Form to:

Via Regular Mail:

Uwe Schroeter
Apt. No. 2824
6800 Vista del Norte Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Via Email:

For more information please contact:

Uwe Schroeter (505) 352-9258
Lawrence Cook (505) 898-2206

Cook's Cabin (Photo by Uwe Schroeter)

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