Conscious Living, Aging, Dying Community Conversation
What Does it Mean to Live Consciously?
Thursday, October 12th 9 -11 am PDT / Noon - 2 pm EDT
The focus of our October conversation will be to explore and dialogue on what comes to us when we see and hear the words Conscious Living, Aging and Dying. We will share our perceptions on what it means to live consciously, to age consciously, and how we might embrace our mortality with conscious intention and attention.
We will have open conversations, in small groups, about how we interpret and can illuminate on these ideas, what we mean by them, and what it means to live our elder years in this way. After our small group conversations, we will come together to share our insights about what conscious living, aging and dying looks or might look like, the rewards of living life in this way, and if there are challenges in doing so.
To receive an invitation click HERE and indicate your interest in CLAD
All are welcome and inviting friends is encouraged!
Before the Call:
You might find some of these readings, books, videos and websites inspiring prior and after to the call.
Conscious Elders Network Core Values
Conscious Living, Conscious Aging by Ron Pevny
From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Older by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ronald Miller also see www.sage-ing.org
Aging as a Spiritual Practice, by Lewis Richmond (5 min video)
The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older by Robert Weber and Carol Orsborn
TED Talk by Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest (19 min video)
Allison at 93, A Life Fully Lived, Nic Askew’s Soul Biographies (11 min Video)
- On Becoming an Elder, a poem by Cathy Carmody with two provocative questions
Joining Our Conversations
Our 2-hour CLAD conversations will be on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 9am PDT / Noon EDT
We will be using Zoom video conferencing, which is very easy to access by computer, or regular telephone. If you choose to use your tablet or smartphone, be sure to download the Zoom app ahead of time. We will be starting each meeting on time so please connect 15 minutes before the call so that the host can help with any technical difficulties or questions you may have. Once the call starts the host will be not be able to help with connection issues.
Link here for instruction and access to Zoom conferencing
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