Welcome to AZ MALES Spirituality

We're a community of men transforming other men through a power greater than ourselves.

AZ Males Spirituality (Arizona M.A.L.E.s)  is a nonprofit organization for men who are simply interested in becoming better, more authentic men. We welcome all men to our work without regard for your ethnicity, class, education, sexual orientation, religion or any other characteristic that might make you feel excluded.  Our programs and offerings focus on providing men with an opportunity to do their ‘inner work’ in the company of other men. We use ritual, teaching and ways of communicating that allow men to create an environment where men can explore what matters to them most.

We foster an environment where:

  • Men can speak without being judged or shamed
  • Men can both speak about their emotions and be emotional
  • Men can forge real and authentic relationships with other men
  • Men can discuss real life challenges of the different roles we play – husband/partner, father, grandfather, provider, businessman, worker etc.
  • Men who participate in our work receive support as they journey through life and face some of life’s toughest challenges and transitions. Our programs are centered in ritual experiences rather than in conceptual teachings. Illuman creates opportunities for men that we know they can’t find on their own or anywhere else.

Illuman is a global not for profit organization committed to supporting men who are seeking to deepen their spiritual lives. Learn more at Illuman.org.



Arizona M.A.L.E.s meets monthly at Casa de Paz y Bien (Franciscan Renewal Center) in Scottsdale, AZ. We also host Days of Wandering, a bi-annual Men's Rites of Passage, and various social gatherings and events throughout the year. Please check our Events Page for a full calendar.



The Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) program is a four-night/five-day deeply prayerful and soulful experience that builds on the classic patterns of male initiation through moving rituals and teachings. Each day includes group prayer, major teachings on central themes in masculine spirituality, quiet time for reflection, and sharing in the context of a small group.



Arizona M.A.L.E.s hosts many events throughout the year including monthly meetings, Days of Wandering, and social gatherings. Check our Past Events page for photos and other relevant information about from these get-togethers.


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“We seek to form future generations of men who will restore these practices – serving to build a world that celebrates the beauty of all beings.”