Dream Research and Lucid Dreams Message Board › Core Meeting Suggestions for Group Structure
New Orleans, LA
Here are ideas to make our monthly meetings more effective. Following are summarized goals which we can implement immediately without too much trouble:
We want to make sure we have a structure that gets our agenda across.
If we can compile a printed handout that has our basic info, such as what is and how to lucid dream, sites to explore, etc. (note: It should be on our site discussion board, and people using that so they can evolve a "living growing document")
We want to make notes, record or video parts of the meetup, and put online so others can benefit from the information presented at the meetings.
Focus on getting members to do a reading our main book about lucid dreaming - and maybe we could disuss those pages at the meeting.
Foster an attitude of understanding and tolerance for the differences in various members' perspectives on lucid dreaming, metaphysics, beliefs, etc. so that atmosphere is created where people are comfortable and non-judgemental and we can all speak our minds without offending each other.
1) We like the restaurant Zeke's as a meeting place
- Plenty of space, food and drink, friendly atmosphere
2) Explain how to use the Forum/Discussion Board on our site because we should be using that helpful technology to communicate between meetups. http://www.meetup.com/Dream-Research-and-Lucid-Dreams/messages/boards/ Basically it is a message center witht he ability if you are logged in, to author and comment on messages on various topics.
3) Keep the member introductions short so as to not take up too much meeting time.
4) Knowledge/instruction session at beginning of meeting
- Like Scott did last meeting about his daydreaming skill, have one of us scheduled to present an aspect of lucid dreaming to the group.
- approx 10 - 30 minutes, can have Q and A included.
5) Members' dream presentation/interpretation by group.
6) General feedback - focus on inviting new members to speak before veteran members do.
- Why is lucid dreaming important to you?
Anyone reading this should feel free to add their suggestions to it and "reply all"
- Jeff Teachworth, Organizer