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We are an informal group who gets together over tea for the sole purpose of meeting new people and making friends. Race, religion, gender, sexual orientation ... hey, even hair color ... are irrelevant. Feel free to knit, color, or do a puzzle, etc. while we chat. If this kind of low key, accepting environment sounds like your cup of tea (or coffee), then we would be delighted to have you join us. We meet the first Saturday of the month (Holidays may cause rare exceptions to this rule) at Townshend's Alberta Street Teahouse. A small framed sign (Tea and Conversation) will be on one of the long tables. We just want to relax as we share in conversation (as you feel led) and build relationships with each other. This is a small step in making our community and our world a better place, one conversation at a time. If you RSVP, please keep your word and attend. NOTE: It is our intention to host this event at different locations throughout Portland and beyond. If you have a favorite teahouse or coffee shop, please let us know! We are more than willing to alternate locations to suit the needs of our membership.
This share was designed to meet the specific needs of those individuals who are battling Cancer, as well as families who need emotional support and information to help their loved ones and give them the strength to also cope. It is also for Cancer survivors who have inspiring stories and information to share of their journeys, offering advice and support to help others deal with and overcome their illness. This Meetup is FREE and open to the public. If you have any questions please email us at [masked]
This event is open to the general public and to reiki practitioners of any lineage who wish to share. Suffering from depression, anxiety, arthritis, trauma, pain, cancer, chronic stress, headaches, chronic illness? Never experienced Reiki before? Please keep reading to learn more about the benefits of reiki and what a Reiki share is. What is a Reiki Share? For those new to Reiki, a Share or Circle is a gathering of Reiki practitioners to practice Reiki as a group. Some Reiki circles are exclusive, open only to trained Reiki practitioners. An exclusive Reiki Circle is a gathering where practitioners can let their hair down a bit. These circles are meant as occasions to socialize with other Reiki healers, support each other's paths as healers, and to exchange Reiki treatments with one another. Open Reiki Shares are invitational types of gatherings which allow the general public to come and experience Reiki in a group setting. Public circles are mainly intended to bring awareness to Reiki and to help educate anyone who is curious about learning about Reiki. These gatherings also help to promote Reiki practitioners as well as the benefits of reiki healing in the area. Our mission with these shares is to offer people greater knowledge of and access to Reiki, a complementary healing practice whose primary benefits include relaxation and stress reduction. Through sharing the gift of Reiki, we hope to empower others in their journey as they seek balance and healing in their daily lives. Please join us after the share for fellowship, refreshments, casual conversation, and information on upcoming events. Please feel free to bring your favorite finger food to share if you are so moved. We'll supply coffee and herbal tea. "Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop." - Dorothy Height
Also known as Forest Bathing, Shinrin-Yoku helps us remember our place in a kin-centric network of relationships with all beings. When done repeatedly as a regular practice it brings many health benefits. Because it creates strong bonds between people and natural environments, forest bathing is an important foundation for ecological awareness and activism. During this Meetup you will receive instructions for a very simple, basic, yet lovely forest bathing walk that you can do on your own. Once instruction has been given, we will spend an hour practicing Shinrin-Yoku alone. We will meet up after for a discussion and lunch. ** Please remember to bring a sack lunch for this event! **