What we're about

“Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour.”― Tom Hanks

This quote can be a summary of our talks together. So engaged with our conversations, we sometimes stay an extra hour! Thank you to everyone who come from near and far to spend time with us.

This group is for intellectual, but more importantly, contemplative thinkers to come together and share conversations about issues that face our communities locally, nationally and globally. It's a great place to meet other people who love to think about important issues, and it's about having those deep conversations that make everyone lose track of time.

We welcome your company; However, if you RSVP and your plans change before the meeting, please change your RSVP as soon as possible so we won't expect to see you. It only takes a few seconds and its the courteous thing to do.

Upcoming events (5)

Discussing The Topics That Matter Most - VIRTUALLY!

Online Event

Contemplative Conversations has held a space for people to meet and talk about what is important to them for almost 3 years! Our humble beginnings started in a small but extremely popular hangout, "Geeksboro", then was later moved to the community room of Earthfare Market. When both locations eventually closed their businesses, we thought this would be the end of our coming together....😢 But after a few weeks of searching, Contemplative Conversations had finally found the community room at the Deep Roots Market in Greensboro and we quickly made room reservations. However, as fate would have it, Covid-19 changed the world as we know it. As cities across the state experienced unprecedented hospitalizations, sicknesses and death, we realized that meeting in person would not take place this year. Yet, for our group, these changes have come to be an opportunity to see and meet new friends - virtually. Contemplative Conversations will continue to host our discussions online via Zoom through the end of 2020. In this way, we can meet and greet each other no matter where we are in the world! Our conversations will always take place on every other Saturday morning at 9am - 11am. EST. Same rules apply, so please read the description below. • WHAT WE WILL DO *************** We will spend a little time getting to know each other, and begin exploring the scope and direction of our discussions. The list of topics to consider is broad, and together we will narrow the field to a few most popular issues to focus on. As we move into the discussions, expect robust and energizing conversation that will peel back the layers of our topic and help us move to the core of the important issues we decide to address. We recognize that we sometimes don't agree with the opinions or beliefs of others who choose to join us; however, the diverse discussion that develops is encouraged. Contemplative conversations are not debates. Instead, we seek to understand, then be understood. To support this effort, we strongly discourage unfounded conspiratorially charged dialogue. • IMPORTANT TO KNOW *************** Our meetings will continue to be moderated. Disrespect in any form will not be tolerated. Each person will be allow 2 minutes to share their thoughts on the topic at hand. Please feel free to share resources you've found to be helpful. This meeting space will require a password to enter in the Zoom conference call. It would be helpful to download the free Zoom app to your device for easier access to the meetings. Once given, please be sure to record the Meeting ID number AND the password✔. Phone callers will receive a numeric code to join.

Discussing The Topics That Matter Most - VIRTUALLY!

Online Event

Contemplative Conversations has held a space for people to meet and talk about what is important to them for almost 3 years! Our humble beginnings started in a small but extremely popular hangout, "Geeksboro", then was later moved to the community room of Earthfare Market. When both locations eventually closed their businesses, we thought this would be the end of our coming together....😢 But after a few weeks of searching, Contemplative Conversations had finally found the community room at the Deep Roots Market in Greensboro and we quickly made room reservations. However, as fate would have it, Covid-19 changed the world as we know it. As cities across the state experienced unprecedented hospitalizations, sicknesses and death, we realized that meeting in person would not take place this year. Yet, for our group, these changes have come to be an opportunity to see and meet new friends - virtually. Contemplative Conversations will continue to host our discussions online via Zoom through the end of 2020. In this way, we can meet and greet each other no matter where we are in the world! Our conversations will always take place on every other Saturday morning at 9am - 11am. EST. Same rules apply, so please read the description below. • WHAT WE WILL DO *************** We will spend a little time getting to know each other, and begin exploring the scope and direction of our discussions. The list of topics to consider is broad, and together we will narrow the field to a few most popular issues to focus on. As we move into the discussions, expect robust and energizing conversation that will peel back the layers of our topic and help us move to the core of the important issues we decide to address. We recognize that we sometimes don't agree with the opinions or beliefs of others who choose to join us; however, the diverse discussion that develops is encouraged. Contemplative conversations are not debates. Instead, we seek to understand, then be understood. To support this effort, we strongly discourage unfounded conspiratorially charged dialogue. • IMPORTANT TO KNOW *************** Our meetings will continue to be moderated. Disrespect in any form will not be tolerated. Each person will be allow 2 minutes to share their thoughts on the topic at hand. Please feel free to share resources you've found to be helpful. This meeting space will require a password to enter in the Zoom conference call. It would be helpful to download the free Zoom app to your device for easier access to the meetings. Once given, please be sure to record the Meeting ID number AND the password✔. Phone callers will receive a numeric code to join.

Discussing The Topics That Matter Most - VIRTUALLY!

Online Event

Contemplative Conversations has held a space for people to meet and talk about what is important to them for almost 3 years! Our humble beginnings started in a small but extremely popular hangout, "Geeksboro", then was later moved to the community room of Earthfare Market. When both locations eventually closed their businesses, we thought this would be the end of our coming together....😢 But after a few weeks of searching, Contemplative Conversations had finally found the community room at the Deep Roots Market in Greensboro and we quickly made room reservations. However, as fate would have it, Covid-19 changed the world as we know it. As cities across the state experienced unprecedented hospitalizations, sicknesses and death, we realized that meeting in person would not take place this year. Yet, for our group, these changes have come to be an opportunity to see and meet new friends - virtually. Contemplative Conversations will continue to host our discussions online via Zoom through the end of 2020. In this way, we can meet and greet each other no matter where we are in the world! Our conversations will always take place on every other Saturday morning at 9am - 11am. EST. Same rules apply, so please read the description below. • WHAT WE WILL DO *************** We will spend a little time getting to know each other, and begin exploring the scope and direction of our discussions. The list of topics to consider is broad, and together we will narrow the field to a few most popular issues to focus on. As we move into the discussions, expect robust and energizing conversation that will peel back the layers of our topic and help us move to the core of the important issues we decide to address. We recognize that we sometimes don't agree with the opinions or beliefs of others who choose to join us; however, the diverse discussion that develops is encouraged. Contemplative conversations are not debates. Instead, we seek to understand, then be understood. To support this effort, we strongly discourage unfounded conspiratorially charged dialogue. • IMPORTANT TO KNOW *************** Our meetings will continue to be moderated. Disrespect in any form will not be tolerated. Each person will be allow 2 minutes to share their thoughts on the topic at hand. Please feel free to share resources you've found to be helpful. This meeting space will require a password to enter in the Zoom conference call. It would be helpful to download the free Zoom app to your device for easier access to the meetings. Once given, please be sure to record the Meeting ID number AND the password✔. Phone callers will receive a numeric code to join.

Discussing The Topics That Matter Most - VIRTUALLY!

Online Event

Contemplative Conversations has held a space for people to meet and talk about what is important to them for almost 3 years! Our humble beginnings started in a small but extremely popular hangout, "Geeksboro", then was later moved to the community room of Earthfare Market. When both locations eventually closed their businesses, we thought this would be the end of our coming together....😢 But after a few weeks of searching, Contemplative Conversations had finally found the community room at the Deep Roots Market in Greensboro and we quickly made room reservations. However, as fate would have it, Covid-19 changed the world as we know it. As cities across the state experienced unprecedented hospitalizations, sicknesses and death, we realized that meeting in person would not take place this year. Yet, for our group, these changes have come to be an opportunity to see and meet new friends - virtually. Contemplative Conversations will continue to host our discussions online via Zoom through the end of 2020. In this way, we can meet and greet each other no matter where we are in the world! Our conversations will always take place on every other Saturday morning at 9am - 11am. EST. Same rules apply, so please read the description below. • WHAT WE WILL DO *************** We will spend a little time getting to know each other, and begin exploring the scope and direction of our discussions. The list of topics to consider is broad, and together we will narrow the field to a few most popular issues to focus on. As we move into the discussions, expect robust and energizing conversation that will peel back the layers of our topic and help us move to the core of the important issues we decide to address. We recognize that we sometimes don't agree with the opinions or beliefs of others who choose to join us; however, the diverse discussion that develops is encouraged. Contemplative conversations are not debates. Instead, we seek to understand, then be understood. To support this effort, we strongly discourage unfounded conspiratorially charged dialogue. • IMPORTANT TO KNOW *************** Our meetings will continue to be moderated. Disrespect in any form will not be tolerated. Each person will be allow 2 minutes to share their thoughts on the topic at hand. Please feel free to share resources you've found to be helpful. This meeting space will require a password to enter in the Zoom conference call. It would be helpful to download the free Zoom app to your device for easier access to the meetings. Once given, please be sure to record the Meeting ID number AND the password✔. Phone callers will receive a numeric code to join.

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Discussing The Topics That Matter Most - VIRTUALLY!

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