YOUR SUPPORT GIVES MEN ACCESS TO
RITES OF PASSAGE
Compass rites of passages and Elements wilderness experiences supporting men in connecting with their purpose, community, and the natural world.
Men’s Circles, Fatherhood Programs, and Online Courses to support the growth of men in their families, health, and personal lives.
In person group retreats and transformative experiences to help men become better leaders in their lives and in their communities.
Silvio Jose Acevedo Planter, lovingly known as “Dancing Bee”, passed away unexpectedly on May 23rd, 2021. Only 2 months removed from his Rite of Passage journey across the threshold, Silvio made his transition into the next world, inspiring a grieving community to live larger and love more deeply. Before his passing, Silvio indicated a strong conviction – despite his own fears and doubts – to inspire others to assert their truth in this world and be a pillar for his family and extended community.
Within mere days and weeks of his death, the impact of his life was felt deeply by those closest to him, and rippled out like waves in the ocean to communities across the globe. Though we may never know the great mystery behind the arrival into and departure from this world for our loved ones, it is clear that Silvio’s work was just beginning when he passed
In honor of his life and the legacy of his gifts, The Rising Man Movement elected to name our Scholarship Fund in his name, so that his work may continue from the other-worldly realms. Every time a man finds his way across the threshold in Compass or embraced by another man at a Rising Man Event, our family will rest assured knowing Silvio is smiling and that his vision is unfolding before our eyes. May the mysterious work of our brother, Dancing Bee, amplify for generations to come!
WE RISE TOGETHER
“Every man belongs to a community.
His transformation supports not only him,
but everyone in his life that he supports.”