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Talk about life after death experiences...

  • Jan 5, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Passed away twice and would like to explore this phenomena....

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  • rikki p.

    That's great Susan! Hopefully we'll get a few more people interested, but I'm fine with a small group as well.

    January 20, 2013

  • rikki p.

    Considering having another Meetup at my house in February If anyone might be interested.

    January 18, 2013

  • Hallie D.

    Hi Alin. This session is over. A 2nd one has not yet been arranged.

    January 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where would this session be held?

    January 18, 2013

  • Hallie D.

    Hi Carol. Thanks for noting that you were the one who suggested the Meetup and sorry you couldn't make it. I agree with you about the "without fear of judgement" so now I am going to add my opinion. I don't believe there were any "ego" dominant problems or that anyone meant to disrespect others. I think several of us were actually overwhelmed for many different reasons. It was definitely one of those "circumstantial" nights that "you had to be there". Completely threw me for a loop a few times and left me reeling. I feel bad that some people are not pleased but the circumstances at times unexpected and not perfect for a rather large group of strangers thrown together. Rikki put it perfectly when she said "it was quite the night" and with ALL things considered I will again say thank you to Rikki and Ron.

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I feel so bad that I wasn't able to go to this meet up. I'm the one who suggested it, but at the last minute I chickened out because I rarely share my personal 'life after death' experiences with friends let along strangers. I became very afraid and stayed home. I want to thank Rikki and Ron for offering their home too and apologize for not even going. After reading the comments I've come to the conclusion that future events require facilitation. Not sure how or who should do that. I facilitate a drum circle and we offer a safe, sacred space where anyone can attend without fear of being judged. There are always those who are unable to get past their ego and try to dominate. That's why a good facilitator is required.

    January 6, 2013

  • Hallie D.

    Maybe I am missing something completely but my understanding is that Rikki and Ron offered their home because the event was started without a location. I am only assuming that the original discussion was suggested/offered by one of the organizers listed on this page because that is basic structure of every meetup group is it not? Please correct me if I am wrong but if I am right? Then Rikki and Ron deserve quadruple thanks for opening their hearts, door and hospitality on such short notice with no pre-planned structure in place. I personally believe there were several factors that lead to the opinions of some people and all I know is that I am very happy I attended. It is difficult throwing yourself into an entire rather large group of strangers, hoping to connect with people and I am looking forward to more get togethers if discussion options are of interest to me. Thanks again Rikki and Ron. Under the circumstances, you outhosted yourselves.

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Mansih; I am glad you feel that way. In my case, I felt almost left-out by some of the people present there; except for some good, and educated and polite people who were there; who by the way, made the difference on my night.

    I was a bit disgusted at some people’s behavior because I was counting on the fact that most people attending those meetings would know a few rules about socializing, like you welcome any one does not matter race or color, 2 you welcome people from different walks of life, and 3, you know how to share the time and conversation.

    But if you are talking and people will cut you down, or won't even let you finish a sentence, you have to question yourself why did you go there at the first place. So, moving forward, let's hope for the best for the next months coming.

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great experience it was... Thanks Rikki and Ron for hosting the event... You guys were phenomenal.. It was such a nice evening and what great experiences shared, i hope we keep the show going and have more meetups.. @ Judy and Isabelle, I totally agree everyone must get a chance to speak but overall it was a good experience considering the fact that it was first meetup event for most of us and i'm pretty sure with more events like this, we'll grow up as a group and have more healthy discussions and involve everyone..

    January 6, 2013

    • Ian P.

      Well it is a touchy subject that is mostly opinion. I did not go, but I expected this one to go like that. Death strikes fear into most people, so they grasp onto the most clear explanation to them. Since most are so sure of this in order to keep their comfort in life, changing it forces them to start the process of becoming comfortable from the beginning. That kind of tone can set off judgment of different colors or ways of life, because they may conflict their opinion. I suspect the simple meditation meeting won't be like that...

      1 · January 6, 2013

  • rikki p.

    Thank you so much for your kind words and constructive suggestions everyone. I think having the host sort of guide the discussion is a great idea. It sure works in book discussion groups!

    January 6, 2013

  • judy

    First of all thank you very much Rikki for hosting this meetup. It was nice to meet you, your husband, and your puppy, and hear of your experiences. The meetup itself was quite interesting and enjoyable. However ,I think everyone should be able to share thier experiences other than one or two taking over the whole discussion. Thier stories were interesting and entertaining but i would have liked to have heard others as well.

    This was my first meetup. I enjoyed it. I met interesting and nice people and I hope to meet you all at other meetups.
    A suggestion: perhaps the host could also act as a chair-- ensure everyone has a part of the discussion,if they like, so that everyone can be engaged.

    January 6, 2013

  • rikki p.

    So interesting to hear people's stories. Makes you realise that you're not alone.

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was very interesting. However, I do have a suggestion. It would be nice and polite if some of the members let the others tell about their experiences as a group instead of just one or a few running the show because if going to just sit there and listen is the case, I am sure that for some of us may well just be at home having a glass of wine with a good book, movie, meditating, or just doing something fun for ourselves instead of listening the whole night to just one person going off with their issues. Sorry to heard too honest, or to a point harsh, but we got to be honest with ourselves and others right?

    January 6, 2013

  • Hallie D.

    Phenomenal - could probably use another 10 or so meetups just to cover everything that was even started. Thank you for being such great hostess/host Rikki and Ron.

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'm coming from Southgate, its a little late to ask though but let me know if someone needs a ride..

    January 5, 2013

  • rikki p.

    Hi Everyone! Sounds like we will have a nice turn out tonight. Thanks so much for your kind offers of goodies. Can't wait to dig in. I'm so sorry about your flu Ian, maybe next time. See all of you soon, Rik

    January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi letme know if we can join or its too late, I just did RSVP for this event.. I'm bringing one guest with me.. thanks !!

    January 5, 2013

  • Hallie D.

    Hallie is bringing doughnuts.

    January 4, 2013

  • Ian P.

    i would come to this one but I've got the flu pretty hard. I'm sure you all have extremely strong immune systems and take care of yourselves, but I still won't risk it. this is a really interesting and knolageable subject to me, but I should meet some of you at the group meditation, hopefully.

    January 4, 2013

  • rikki p.

    Hi everybody. My network was down for a while but it's back up again. Glad to hear that so many of you can come to the meeting. Some people have asked if they can bring something and that would be fine. I was just going to put out a few snacks and beverages. Don't worry about bringing anything unless you feel compelled. Looking forward to meeting everybody!

    January 4, 2013

  • judy

    Rilki's address works for me as well

    January 4, 2013

  • Hallie D.

    Hi all. Thanks so much Rikki. Sounds like your place is the location of choice :-) That's where I'm going and further to Susan's comment, can I bring anything as well? I too am looking forward to this and meeting everyone. Bye for now. See you tomorrow night.

    January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is GREAT! Should be an interesting discussion! Looking forward to meeting each and every one of you!

    January 4, 2013

  • rikki p.

    Ok, Still waiting to hear from several of the people that signed up for this event, but I''ll go ahead and give my address[masked]th Av. NW Edmonton Alberta T6C1L8

    January 4, 2013

    • Rick

      Rikki - Going to your place for Sat's meetup works for myself. Thanks for volunteering your place!

      January 4, 2013

    • Cindy B.

      Not sure how my name came up for using my address, sorry for this

      January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Works for me too. Thanks Rikki.

    January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Rikki, your location works for me as well. Thank you.

    January 4, 2013

  • rikki p.

    I'm still offering my home in Bonnie Doon if no other place can be found. My house is quite small, but I think we could all squeeze in. Just waiting to hear from anyone about whether or not the location is handy.

    January 4, 2013

  • Hallie D.

    Hello all. ????????????? Can somebody please reply to confirm the location for this meetup? I was actually able to make arrangements for my children so I can attend. These postings are a bit confusing though. Is the address posted below Cindy's home ..... or Charlotte's (as per her note). Now Rikki has offered her place as well.

    January 3, 2013

  • rikki p.

    Would like to bring a +1. Hope it's alright? My House is small, but if we can't find a place to meet, I'll volunteer my house. We live in the Bonnie Doon area.

    January 3, 2013

  • Hallie D.

    What a great response for this meetup. Still trying to make arrangements for my children so I can attend. Is the location CONFIRMED at the address that Cindy posted below? Thanks.

    January 3, 2013

  • Charlotte

    Sorry guys someone picked my address for this Meetup.. I would love to host this meet up but I will not be available this Saturday..
    I can next weekend.. Please post your comments...
    Thanks

    January 2, 2013

  • Cindy Boivin changed the location for this Meetup

    January 2, 2013

  • Hallie D.

    I have RSVP'd but cannot attend if I don't have someone to care for my children. Thanks.

    January 1, 2013

  • Hallie D.

    I would LOVE to attend this meetup. Willing to offer my home as location if I can find someone to take my kids out for a few hours.

    January 1, 2013

  • matilda

    where??

    January 1, 2013

  • Ian P.

    I know how death goes. It's been quite a few times for me. If I'm feeling good, I would definitely show up and share my experiences and hear some of others experiences.

    January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New to this meet up but very interested in topics discussed so far....

    December 10, 2012

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