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Archive for conversation – Page 3

Awakening a Shared Heart

TennesonI love how the World Cafe Community is deliberate about marking these 20 years of practice with intentional sharing and harvesting. And in the name of impact, doing good collectively, and weaving a collective intelligence across the global community of practitioners.

The World Cafe continues to change who we are and how we are together, evolving the edges of collective potential, and awakening a shared heart.

~ Tenneson Woolf

Please join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the World Café.

Conversations Matter!

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What if we are immersed in conversation like fish swimming in water? What if it is through conversation that we have built everything in our world? The World Cafe reminds us that conversations matter – no matter how small or large – and to consider what we might do together with our wild and precious lives. 

As The World Cafe turns 20 years young, I am supporting its next 20 years by making a financial contribution, hosting Impact Cafes this fall at the Bioneers Conference and UC Santa Cruz, and offering my time to the World Cafe Stewardship Council. I attribute a tremendous amount of my personal, professional and organizational fulfillment to the friends I have made through The World Cafe, and the many projects we’ve launched together. Cheers to our global community! May we grow and co-evolve. For you, the spirit of The World Cafe, I light this candle.

David Shaw :: UCSC Common Ground Center, Co-Director 

Please join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the World Café.

Death Cafés

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Has anyone heard about, hosted, or been part of a Death Café?

They are impromptu cafes in homes or literally in cafes, where people gather to talk about their experiences, feelings, fears, ideas, etc. about death. I've been hearing about them a lot lately and am really intrigued … given the power of the subject, I bet they can be quite amazing.

Here's an article about one held at the edge of Beachy Head – an infamous "suicide cliff" on the South Downs in East Sussex where I used to live. The article is by Claire Davies and was published in Aeon Magazine.