About Us

UnificationVoteThe ManKind Project of Santa Barbara is a young and vibrantly active community of over 300 men, extending geographically along the central coast of California from Paso Robles/San Luis Obispo in the north to Camarillo in the south. We host two New Warrior Training Adventures each year – one in the early spring and the other in the fall. The men of our community meet with one another regularly in a group setting where we continue our work and deepen our understanding of what it means to live a life of purpose, service, and freedom.

Increasing public awareness of men’s work has been a focal point of our community’s social outreach program these last few years. We’ve hosted several local men’s conferences (the last one featured West African shaman Malidoma Somé) and in the spring of 2008 we sponsored a theatrical production of Iron John. A few months later came “An Evening with Robert Bly” and that event attracted almost 1,000 attendees.

We welcome all visitors and hope that you will choose to stay a while, share your wisdom and truth with us, and listen to what what we have to share with you.

The ManKind Project is a global nonprofit [501 (c)(3)] charitable organization that conducts challenging and highly rewarding programs for men at every stage of life. The ManKind Project supports a global network of peer-facilitated men's groups where men mentor men through the passages of their lives. The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children around the world. We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge. Our flagship training, described by many as the most powerful men's training available, is the New Warrior Training Adventure. The ManKind Project (MKP) is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party. We strive to be increasingly inclusive and culturally aware.