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  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Enlightening... 

    Lance Kurland on Apr 3, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Good! 

    Carole Levy on Apr 2, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Gratifying! 

    David Downs on Mar 13, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Thanks Somra 

    Ann on Mar 12, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I am very interested in Jung. Please keep me posted on this group. Thanks. 

    Helen Stephens on Mar 11, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     If you are interested in attending a meeting with Doug Bennett next Wed., Mar 12 please contact me at [masked] and I will send you the information. I believe he has a great deal to say about the underlying Quantum field that 'connects' our mental/emotional/intention with the physical world (as in healing and synchronicity). He has a scientific background and a spiritual orientation, has published a book or two on the subject, and is a local member of this community. Also contact me if you are interested in participating in a Jungian meetup to begin shortly and explore the work of this great thinker and healer. 

    david on Mar 6, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Fascinating conversation! 

    Jan on Mar 6, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I'm still pondering that. 

    Kevin T George on Feb 26, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     A thought provoking group 

    Idaho Jay on Feb 26, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Elizabeth, I have your credit card that was left at Pack's Tavern. You can reach me at 606-8118 or [masked] to arrange to get it. 

    Cynthia Sampson on Feb 20, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     very interesting people and free flowing conversation 

    rebekah on Feb 18, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Great pondering tonight! 

    Tammy on Feb 11, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Great discussion and wrap up tonight with tremendous insights given. 

    Bill Pattison on Feb 6, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     This is such an intelligent and accepting group of people, I will be sure to be pondering with them again soon. 

    Lisa on Feb 6, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I'm glad I joined 

    Mark Barron on Jan 30, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Interesting...and enjoyable 

    Lori on Jan 21, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     A lively conversation. Who would have thought there were so many facets to motivation?! 

    Somra on Jan 15, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Love this topic! 

    Dr Jenn on Jan 10, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Great place to listen to other perspectives…….. 

    Noelle Uebele on Jan 9, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Well led! 

    Carolyn Darity on Jan 8, 2014.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Fabulous!!! 

    Joy Butler on Dec 23, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     i like it and meeting people who are caring and sharing 

    robert sirovetz on Dec 15, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Excellent 

    Cindy Zalme on Dec 11, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     truly thought provoking and insightful,and an absolutely wonderful blend of humanity! 

    sandie on Dec 5, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I really enjoyed the conversation and the thoughtful views of the members. The venue is very welcoming and homey. This was my first time in the group and the member were very welcoming. Bob does a great job of facilitating. 

    Linda Dodds on Dec 5, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Very Good Group. 

    Greg Pope on Dec 2, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I love being with people that share the same values . This is a great group 

    Jean on Nov 1, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     It was a pleasure to be with you, and although I will be traveling for awhile, I will be back to share in the delightful energy of Ponderer's Cafe! Thanks to each of you who made me feel welcome! 

    Spiritsong on Oct 22, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Interesting and diverse group of ponderers. The discussion is almost always lively and informative with just the right amount of humor mixed in to make each meeting a little different experience from the last. 

    bill on Oct 2, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Enjoyable,friendly crowd of varied opinions. 

    Gina A. on Sep 26, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     wonderful not to crowded It was great. 

    Christina Vonthronsohnhaus on Sep 26, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Always stimulating and a great way to share different or like points of view. 

    Elizabeth on Sep 26, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I loved this meet-up. The sharing was respectful, fun and insightful. It was a great mix of people who were interested in learning and exploring different topics. I felt very much at home. Thank you! 

    Donna Ensor on Sep 19, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     As always, thought provoking, insightful, and always opens up to more questions. 

    Teri Stahara on Sep 13, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     It was my first time but my initial reaction is definitely a positive one 

    Marty on Sep 3, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     WONDERFUL! 

    Anne McNally on Aug 29, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     very good. if we/you continue sharing in this way them we all benefit, sometimes without even realizing it. 

    alonzo carmichal on Aug 22, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     You all are lovely and amazing! I am infused with contemplation,love,respect and enthusiasm for all of you and for life. I will miss you next Thursday,as I'll be communing with the Ocean for 10 days! I'll bring you all a jar of ocean water(per Bob's request) for your enjoyment next time.To life! Micah 

    Micah Jean Massey on Aug 22, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     i really like this group 

    Pamela on Aug 22, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I am enjoying the diversity of people, opinions, etc. And always the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones 

    susan on Aug 15, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Went to first meetup on tuesday. Simply loved it. Continued pondering after, through dreams and morning revelations. Reallly awesome. So enjoyable to hear such intelligent, humor and articulate people speak. thank you for having me there...........going to attend more!! 

    Kathy Howard on Aug 15, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I so enjoy connecting with this great group of people.......interesting, educated, experienced, and fun-lovin! 

    Susanna on Aug 4, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Excellent 

    Charles Davidson on Aug 2, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Honored to walk with these souls... 

    Terry Nichols on Jul 25, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Thank you for the opportunity for intelligent conversation. Well moderated, very thoughtful discussion. Courteous regard for the thoughts and words of other participants. Thank you for including me. I hope to visit again. Steven 

    Steven Miller on Jul 25, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     What a great group, and stimulating respectful, insightful sharing. The group after the group was also interesting. thanks Bob for facilitation this group! 

    Keldwyn on Jul 11, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     it is a good venue for new and not so new residents of Asheville area to exchange information and viewpoints on very interesting topics. Maggie and Bob do an excellent job of leading these groups. 

    Marilyn Graham on Jun 21, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I enjoyed the interaction of the group. Bob Leary did a great job moderating the discussion. I hope to attend again soon. 

    Forrest Greene on May 24, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     like it like it 

    susan moore on May 23, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Fun! 

    ArayaHansen on May 6, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Avery interesting group and I plan to become more involved 

    Karl Katterjohn on Apr 18, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     More than I expected!! 

    Betsye Lhuillier on Apr 17, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     A great place to get to know others...and yourself! 

    Bruce Noll on Apr 11, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Wonderful. Thoughtful questions and answers. People are open with sharing their theories and beliefs: The atmosphere is casual, inviting, and supportive. 

    Michele on Mar 22, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     good good 

    Lynn Villa on Mar 21, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Awesome! 

    Tom Lawless on Mar 21, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Nice people....look forward to attending on Tues. or Thursday evening. 

    Donna Blank Harrison on Mar 17, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Only been to two, each of which seemed to end too soon. What about some kind of 'second tier' gathering someplace nearby for after, who's ever interested. 

    Ronald Harayda on Jan 25, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Good 

    Frank C on Jan 14, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     This was the best one yet. Usually, I get restless at around 7:30 - 7:45, but this time I stayed throughout. 

    Elaine K on Jan 11, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Outstanding 

    Betsy Ryherd on Jan 9, 2013.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Have been enjoying high level of awareness in several group members, the discussions are lively and well facilitated, interesting gatherings! 

    Damaris on Dec 23, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     This is the best discussion group that I have been to and I've been to three others. I like the way that we went around the circle first and then allowed people to take turns to speak afterwards. Everyone was very respectful of each other. 

    Ilene Logelin on Dec 7, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     By agreeing to disagree, we learn so much. 

    Peggy Wolf on Dec 4, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I really like the new venue. As always, interesting discussion. I think it could be fun to do movies or some Ted Talks and then discuss 

    Barbara Gaffney on Nov 29, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Love it, as always!! Very thoughtful and insightful conversations. 

    Marsha Collins on Nov 28, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I'll be back! 

    Peg Morris on Nov 15, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     all good 

    shoshanna gardiner on Nov 1, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Enjoyable 

    Eve Roberts on Oct 26, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Very cool :) 

    Dee Smith on Oct 5, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I think it is a really good idea and I'm looking forward to getting to know the rest of my fellow Ponderers better. Everyone has a great story and is very welcoming and accepting. My one wish is that the group be more about learning than about teaching. I came to Ponderers' Cafe during a very difficult time in my life. Most often, those who are seekers get to that point because of a personal event that changes their worldview. But during difficult time, what most people want it to feel "heard", not to listen. In other words, sometimes the group feels like it devolves into a basic support group instead of a Socratic dialogue about the questions that define our basic understanding of the true, of morality, of dignity, of direction, of knowledge, of spirit. Everyone deserves to be heard and appreciated, but I would really like to have more question-driven sessions where people ask what is truly in their heart and get possible answers from fellow seekers. 

    Katie Cilluffo on Sep 28, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     This was my first meetup with Ponderer's Cafe, and I really enjoyed it. 

    Marcia Murphy on Sep 19, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Great group of people and great conversation 

    Mary on Sep 6, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Very cool idea. It definitely exceded my expectations. Thanks to Maggie et al. 

    Laney on Sep 5, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     What a remarkable group of welcoming, spiritual, thoughtful people. I will miss each and every one of you over the next 10 months! 

    Lable Braun on Aug 29, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     thank u all for making me feel so welcome to your group. i had a great time pondering change and was so excited about i couldn't fall asleep until almost 2 am! kept thinking about steps i could/should/might take to keep changing. lovely evening!! 

    marguerite guarisco on Aug 29, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     This is a really great meetup group. Bob does a great job moderating the group to keep everyone on topic. 

    Jill Jackson on Aug 10, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     This was my first time and it was very enjoyable--I'd recommend this Meetup to anyone who likes discussion of meaningful topics. 

    Katie Brugger on Aug 1, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     A lot of really nice people to ponder with. 

    Arlene Poff on Jul 23, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Great way to meet people in Asheville. Thanks. 

    Bonnie Parker on Jul 20, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I think so highly of this group. It doesn't take very long to feel like family. It's a smorgasbord of beautiful, smart and creative people. I look forward to each meeting. Thank you Maggie for creating it. 

    Lisa on Jul 15, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Other possible topics of discussion(pondering) might be: What is exercise really, and what does it mean to be "In The Zone". I am an expert at that. What does music, art, literature, theater mean to me? 

    Floyd Back on Jun 27, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Love it! 

    Bruce Baber on Jun 13, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Great! Thanks, Maggie! 

    Lila Wells on Jun 13, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I have loved being a part of this fine group. I look forward to many more...I learn so much, and enjoy the diverse, and valuable thoughts and experiences that are so well, and genuinely given. 

    john gaffney on Jun 8, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Fantastic! 

    Patti on Jun 6, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Diverse group of intelligent individuals. 

    Christine Lopez on Jun 1, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I thoroughly enjoyed my first meetup group. The organizer was polite, and very professional. The attendees were pleasant, friendly and very intelligent. It was rewarding being in this group of like minded people. I look forward to attending other interesting topics and being part of the discussion. 

    Judith Ann on May 30, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     This was my first meetup. Exceeded my expectations. 

    Bob Leary on May 30, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I enjoy the group. 

    Rusty Tallant on May 23, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     What a lovely group of people. 

    Rob Marino on Apr 18, 2012.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     I like the concept. I like the respect for differing perspectives. The ones I've met so far are VERY cool people!!! 

    Bradley on Oct 19, 2011.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Meeting was well run. People were fun and interesting. Will attend again. 

    Darryl C Olivier on Apr 18, 2011.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     great minds 

    Becky on Jan 31, 2011.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     Fun. Always love a good discussion. Thanks for making my introduction to Asheville so interesting. 

    Devora Swanson on Jan 31, 2011.

  • Ponderer's Cafe

     This is such a wonderful group. You get to hear different perspectives & authentic feelings on topics. Facilitate wonderfully by Maggie! 

    Miss J on Jan 10, 2011.

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