Developing Primal Sensitivity Through Hunting & Somatic Meditation with Dan Doty

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Imagine mixing the toughness of a wilderness hunter and developing primal sensitivity with the mindset of a Buddhist. That’s Dan Doty in a nutshell.

Dan has dedicated his life to supporting men’s mental health. Today, he’s offering us a fresh take on what masculinity and fatherhood can look like when it’s both strong and emotionally present. Plus, you’ll hear what led one of his sons to ask for a month-long camping trip with him.

Dan Doty has been a guest on Joe Rogan’s podcast three times, and for good reason. Enjoy!

A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…

  • Admitting you screwed up isn’t a weakness
  • Living the RV life saved my marriage
  • Get out of your head and into your body
  • Hunting with indigenous hunters in Bolivia
  • Tuning into your family’s emotions
  • Why sensitivity gets a bad rep
  • When you’re with your kids, BE with your kids
  • Dealing with modern manhood and dad anxiety
  • Raising resilient kids in a rapidly changing world
  • Community is the greatest survival tool
  • Finding stillness amidst chaos
  • Facing the ugliness inside of us


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Dan Doty Bio

Dan Doty is a writer, wilderness guide, leader in men’s work, and a teacher of somatic meditation. Most at ease in the natural world, he is devoted to practices and teachings that bring human wildness and love into the open. He has been a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience three times and spent significant periods working as a wilderness therapy guide and as an inner-city high school teacher.

Additionally, he directed and produced over 50 episodes of the hit hunting show MeatEater. As the visionary and founder of EVRYMAN, he has led retreats, hosted a paradigm-shifting podcast, and has been fortunate enough to give talks worldwide on topics like masculinity, fatherhood, and spirituality.

He has derived a deep sense of meaning from his extensive time in nature, from participating in and leading over 15,000 hours of men’s healing work, and from striving to love himself and those he encounters.

He has two young sons and a baby daughter. Deeply in love with his wife, they reside close to the land, near the sea, in a quiet and beautiful setting.

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