It’s the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, ’till we find our place, on the path unwinding.

Elton John

During life’s voyage from one stage to the next—from childhood to adolescence, adulthood to elderhood, and eventually to death and dying—we encounter peaks and valleys. At each turn, we face new vistas and perspectives, surprises, delights, and challenges. When we circle up, we share our experiences of transitioning from, and settling into, what’s next. Traveling with others makes us feel less alone and helps us find our way.

Aging


Aging Together: Discovering depth, grace and beauty in aging

Every Monday between December 6 and January 31
12:00PM to 1:30PM Pacific Standard Time
1 Denver | 2 pm Chicago | 3 pm New York

Aging provides an opportunity to open to the world in new ways, bringing depth, meaning, and wholeness to our lives. Inevitable losses may lead to unexpected depths of feeling and new levels of authenticity. As others witness our attempts to age with grace, we reflect back to them the challenges that come with accepting the changes in our body and mind over which we don’t have control. As the complexity of our lives gives way to a new simplicity we may encounter a beautiful luminescence which is part of living a soulful way.

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Exploring eldering for women over 65 who are living on their own

Second and fourth Thursday beginning January 13, 2022
4:00PM to 5:30PM Pacific Standard Time
noon Denver | 1 pm Chicago | 2 pm New York | 8 pm Paris

Let’s come together and share the pleasures and perils of our experience as we seek understanding beyond the ageism of the dominant culture. Our circle will be a blend of sharing and silence, compassion and curiosity as we cultivate our own visions of eldering. We will honour honesty and openness as we delve deeply into this transformative stage of life; a pioneering life that can include a conscious equanimity that allows us to be with the way things are…beyond preference. Our Healing Circle will nourish co-creating a safe space allowing our own unique paths to unfold and flourish.

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Seasons of Change: Conscious aging and my mortality 2

Second and fourth Saturday of the month beginning January 8, 2022
11:00AM to 12:30PM Pacific Standard Time
noon Denver | 1 pm Chicago | 2 pm New York | 8 pm Paris

“Everything we love is destined to change, age, and pass away. But it is equally true that every moment brings with it new possibilities....aging is beyond our control, but how we age is up to us.” Lewis Richmond, Aging as a Spiritual Practice

In this circle, we will explore and discover what these words mean for each of us as we use poetry, writing prompts, and discussion to enrich our exploration. This circle will be about honoring the art of one’s exploration in this sacred journey and not about the craft or critique of writing.

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Death and Dying


Death and Dying: Impermanence and the gift of life

Second and fourth Tuesday
10:00AM to 11:30AM Pacific Standard Time
11 am Denver | noon Chicago | 1 pm New York | 7 pm Paris

We come together to hold space for one another as we share insights about death and dying, yet also about the wonders of life and living in relationship to impermanence. This circle strives for honesty, openness, and courage as we delve deep, beyond the surface, to discuss what may be the ultimate question or mystery we face: death. In the process, we co-create a space of steadfast compassion and sincere listening.

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Please contact us if you have any questions about this circle.

Please note

Healing circles are groups of peers who support one another through deep listening and compassion. Circle participants abide by agreements, including agreements around confidentiality. The volunteers who host healing circles do not provide medical or psychotherapeutic advice or treatment. Participation in a healing circle does not replace the care provided by a qualified healthcare professional.

Watch or listen

Healing, Aging, and Dying with Ram Dass and Rachel Naomi Remen

When the End Is Near: The Art and Science of Compassionate Care with Lael Duncan

The Final Crossing: Learning to Die in Order to Live with Scott Eberle and Rob Feraru

The Five Invitations: What Death Can Teach Us About Living with Frank Ostaseki