Authentic Portland's Circling Night

  • March 21, 2014 · 6:45 PM
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We are happy to announce another community Circling Night. Jason, Anne and Tate will be leading the night. We are limiting attendance to 14 people, so if you signed up and are not able to attend please make sure to change your status for the evening, even if it's last minute. If you happen to end up on the waiting list, please check your status as things can change. Thanks!

Our Circling practice is a social meditation where a person has the opportunity to be seen, heard and understood in the moment by a group of people. The goal is not to fix someone but instead to celebrate and honor who and where they are right now. Within circling we break through the assumptions and projections we have about each other and create deeper connection and understanding.

Circling is a practice that requires your full presence. We need all participants to arrive well rested and nourished with a clear and unaltered mind, this also includes having a drink beforehand.

We recommend that each person attend a few Games Nights before attending a Circling Night. We understand though if you are unable to attend any Games Nights, due to scheduling conflicts.

What to bring: You are welcome to bring a snack to share and your own water bottle. We are asking for a suggested donation of $10 or what you feel is good to give in the moment.

Doors will open at 6:45, please do not arrive earlier than that, since this is someone's home. Circling will start at 7:00 sharp so please be prompt, once a circle has been started the doors will be closed.

Depending on attendance, we might have one large or two smaller circles. Our first Circling session will be for 40 minutes. Afterwards, we will have a discussion on how it went for the group. Then we will break for 5-10 minutes. The next Circling session will also be for 40 minutes, with a group discussion to follow. If we have two separate circles, we will also conclude as a whole in the end and speak about how it went for the groups. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask.

Thanks and hope to see you there!

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  • Nancy L.

    So sorry to miss this, everybody, but I'm battling some hardcore mystery fatigue and want to honor the group's request for members to be fully present. It breaks my heart, though! :(

    March 21, 2014

    • Joshua S.

      Looks like my sympathy message didn't post. Once again, sorry you're not feeling well. Take good care of yourself.

      1 · March 21, 2014

    • Nancy L.

      I hope you schedule another one soon! Looks from the site like the next event isn't until 4/7... Happy spring!

      March 21, 2014

  • May

    I might bring my partner

    March 21, 2014

    • Tate S.

      Hi May, we're asking for people to come to a Games Night first... (both you and your partner) Just to get a feel for the community and see if this is a fit. Circling nights can get very vulnerable and personal and practice deeper relational skills, and so it's better to have people there who are already somewhat familiar with what we are doing. Would you be willing to come to a Games Night instead?

      March 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    is it okay to attend tonite's event if never have done a game night? could you give more info about what is circling? email me...thx

    March 21, 2014

    • Tate S.

      Hi Yael, we're asking for people to come to a Games Night first... Just to get a feel for the community and see if this is a fit. Circling nights can get very vulnerable and personal and practice deeper relational skills, and so it's better to have people there who are already somewhat familiar with what we are doing. Thanks for asking!

      March 21, 2014

  • Linda L.

    Well I guess some energy just does not want me to get back to this. I will keep on making the attempt but this time I have a big family thing happening...you all have too much fun!

    March 20, 2014

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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