Dear Saging Friends,

 I am writing to tell you that my Sage-ing engine has run out of steam and I’m going to stop holding Chapter meetings as of this month.
I am proud of the work we have done with the Chapter. We have had many speakers come and share various topics around spiritual age-ing, including Rabbi Zalman himself, his wife Eve Ilsen, David Chernikoff, Bob Atchlee, Rick Moody and Kim Mooney, among many others. At this point in my life I feel like putting the Sage-ing work into practice and moving forward into new adventures in the New Year.

I’d like to thank Deb Windrum and Jack Williamson for co-facilitating the Chapter and Ori Har for working with me these last months. They all gave much time and energy to the Chapter, built connections, contacted speakers and facilitated meetings. I couldn’t have done it without them! I’d also like to thank Oz Digennero and Maureen Dobson for behind the scenes support.

A big thanks to Horizon West and our resident members for allowing us to hold our meetings there. We appreciated a large, roomy, central meeting place.

If anyone has interest in stepping forward to take over the Chapter, let me know asap and no later than Dec. 27th. Otherwise, there will be no more meetings.

If you are ever interested in the classes “From Age-ing to Sage-ing” or “Death as a Part of Life” you can contact me at rlohndorf@comcast.net or Ori and I at this link for Conscious Learning Community at http://www.conscious-learning-community.com/sage-ing-classes–retreat.html

Rick Moody offers luncheons once a month in Boulder and Denver on Conscious Age-ing. You can get on the list for newsletters and invites at hrmoody@yahoo.com
You can also stay connected with Sage-ing International at sage-ing.com.

The second half of life gives us opportunities like no other time in life. Here is what Reb Zalman says on our website:
“I hope you sense what a glorious future awaits you in old age. No longer will you dread the evening of life as a time of unremitting suffering and futility, but as an opportunity for continued growth in consciousness and service to humanity. What a vista, what a wonderful adventure, what a miraculous window of opportunity awaits us in old age!” Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Old

I’d like to thank all of you for your interest and support over the years and I wish you all the best in your futures and with your own Sage-ing adventures!

Rosemary Lohndorf

November 6th, 2016 Presentation

Nan Phifer, author

“Writing to Make Whole: Integrative Life Review”

As a follow-up to our sage-ing lesson, “Our Lives as One Cycle of a Year” and the process of life review, Nan will present this writing workshop:

Our lives are shaped by our choices and by the advantages and sorrows we experience.  We respond with gratitude and with grief.  It has been said that wisdom integrates and accepts both conditions and both responses.

The intertwining of all our experiences is seldom viewed, and yet by listing those circumstances and events we consider to be fortunate alongside a second list of unfortunate influences, we’ll begin to see how the two lists are inseparable. We’ll write to discover how the positive and negative threads intertwine. Our overviews showing the interweaving of significant experiences will offer an increased sense of personal wholeness.

Wholeness requires recognition and assimilation of opposites.

                           –an idea expressed by Carl Jung

Nan Phifer leads workshops for writers’ groups, libraries, religious organizations, and academic conferences.  Her writing guide, Memoirs of the Soul, leads memoirists directly into their most meaningful experiences and shows how to recount them vividly.  Her method produces heartfelt accounts more compelling than chapters written consecutively.  Memoirs of the Soul won two awards. To learn about Nan’s workshops and see her current calendar, please open www.memoirworkshops.com or write to her at nanphifer@mac.com.

October 2nd Presentation

Our Lives as One Cycle of a Year” with Rosemary Lohndorf, Sage-ing Mentor

Rosemary continues with exercises from the Age-ing to Sage-ing book.  This month we do the second exercise, “Our Lives as One Cycle of a Year”.  This exercise involves a key concept of Reb Zalman’s work, life review.   We will chart our lives and our growth, looking for patterns and harvesting the wisdom of our lives.  This exercise helps us open ourselves to the past and future.   Bring your journal, a pen and a friend!

Rosemary Lohndorf, MA, has been teaching adults and children for over 30 years.  She is a certified Sage-ing Mentor with the ALEPH program and a Spiritual Director. She is a certified Journal to the Self® and SoulCollage® instructor, a retired principal, and co-author of The Flourishing Principal. She also co-facilitates Boulder Sage-ing, a chapter of Sage-ing International.

September 4th  Presentation

Dr. Charley Cropley:

Powerful Ways to Care for Body and Mind as We Age

Dr. Cropley will follow up on last month’s discussion of approaching elderhood. He will explain a general model of aging based upon the Naturopathic model of toxemia. He will give examples of how toxemia contributes to various physiologic and metabolic changes that occur in older age such as hormonal depletion, joint degeneration and weakening of digestion and elimination.

We will learn specific techniques for restoring and preserving strength and health through exercise, nutrition and self-talk.  Join us for this informative and practical session on approaching elderhood.

Dr. Charley Cropley is a practicing Naturopathic Physician, teacher and author in the Boulder/Denver area since 1979. He has trained hundreds of doctors in his methods of nutrition and Self-Healing, has been a frequent lecturer at the colleges of Naturopathic Medicine and regularly leads courses and retreats. He is author of numerous articles, two books and an array of audios and videos. He has been voted best alternative Health care practitioner in Boulder four of the last five years.

Dr. Cropley works with all types of Health problems using no medicines or supplements. He teaches his clients to dramatically improve their Health & Vitality through four practices which he himself lives.

  1. Wholesome Nutrition & Fasting
  2. Strengthening Exercise & Deep Rest
  3. Healthy Thinking
  4. Honest, Caring Relationships

August 7th  Presentation

“Approaching Elderhood”

with Rosemary Lohndorf and Rabbi Ori Har.

 “Elderhood is a time to discover inner richness for self development

and spiritual growth”. Reb Zalman.

Join us as we explore images of age-ing projected by society and those we may have absorbed or developed for ourselves.   How do you experience elderhood? We’ll share what it means to each of us to age in body, heart, mind and spirit.

We’ll do some journaling, so bring your journal and a pen.

Rabbi Ori Har DiGennaro has been providing spiritual direction for over ten years. She received ordination as a Spiritual Director, a Sage-ing Mentor and as a Rabbi from ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Reb Ori is a member of Spiritual Directors International and Sage-ing International. She serves as a spiritual director for individuals and groups as well as leading Sage-ing workshops. Rabbi Ori is also a practitioner of Embodied Torah and ecstatic dance, and is the author of God Speaks Here and Now: a Guide for Living.


Rosemary Lohndorf, MA, has been teaching adults and children for over 30 years. She is a certified Sage-ing Mentor with the ALEPH program and a Spiritual Director. She is a certified Journal to the Self® and SoulCollage® instructor, a retired principal, and co-author of The Flourishing Principal. She also co-facilitates Boulder Sage-ing, a chapter of Sage-ing International.

July 3, 2016 Presentation

 The Important Stories with Eve Ilsen.

 Eve Ilsen, rabbinic pastor, singer and storyteller, will be telling some of the essential stories, both traditional and personal, and evoking your own.

Eve is a many-faceted presenter. She is a singer, a psychotherapist, a story-teller and a Rabbinic Pastor. She is a rebbetzin, the widow of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalom. Rabbi Zalman’s seminal book From Age-ing to Sage-ing sparked off the work of Spiritual Eldering. Eve partnered with Reb Zalman in the development of the book and she can be credited with the development of many of the exercises in that book, which are also part of Sage-ing courses and workshops. This presentation of story-telling with Eve should be a very rich time!

June 5 Presentation

Harvesting the Wisdom of our Years

with Jack Williamson

 We all have wisdom to harvest and to cultivate. There is still more wisdom that can be uncovered beneath the layers of our years. Through memories and stories we will explore our hard-earned wisdom as we lean into and live our elder years. Our time together will be inspirational, reflective and practical. We will experience how cultivating, harvesting and sharing our wisdom will expand our purpose and enjoyment for living fully as conscious elders and sages. Join us for this exploration of wisdom!

Jack first retired as an Air Force Chaplain (Colonel) and then as the Executive Director for the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Chaplaincy. Since fully retiring in 2015 he has been volunteering with elders and youth. Jack started and leads “Cyber-Seniors”, a weekly program engaging high school students with elders helping them learn how to more effectively use computers and social media. He is also active as a certified leader with “CircleTalk” that engages and connects seniors through meaningful conversations and building rich friendships. He also co-facilitates our local chapter of Sage-ing International.



May 1, 2016 Presentation:


with Rick Moody

 We all dream, but not all of us remember our dreams and many of us

are puzzled by what dreams might mean.  In this workshop, we consider

dreams as an “inner GPS system,” giving us clues about who we are and

who we might become in later life.  We look at dreams during retirement

and coping with illness, as well as dreams about creativity, family relationships,

and memories of where we have come on the journey of life, including

anticipations of life’s end.  The dreams shared in this event are drawn

from many years of dream workshops, as well as dreams from major figures

such as Dag Hammarskjold, Thomas Merton, and Carl Jung.  As the Talmudic

phrase has it, “A dream un-interpreted is like a letter unopened.”  In this

gathering we learn more about how to open and read these nightly letters

to ourselves.

Harry (Rick) Moody, Ph.D., is retired Vice President (for Academic Affairs)

from AARP in Washington, now living in Boulder.  He is author of many books

including THE FIVE STAGES OF THE SOUL: Charting the Spiritual

Passages that Shape Our Lives, now translated into 7 languages worldwide.

Harry Moody previously served as Chairman of the Board of Elderhostel

(now Road Scholar) and hosts a regular Positive Aging Lunch Group here

in Boulder.  He is active in the Sage-ing International organization and

conducts dream workshops around the USA.


April 3, 2016 Presentation:

Becoming a Sage…One Story at a Time

 with Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse

 An ongoing and valued participant in our Boulder Sage-ing community, Sharon comes to us with a history of “Becoming a Sage” as she pioneered the co-founding of the National Association of Children of Alcoholics. This concept grew to be known as The Co-Dependency Movement. Sharon has spent many years as a family therapist, the author of 19 books and the founding businesswoman of three companies. Her most recent company was Onsite Training, Consulting and Workshops serving over 48,000 people. Her 19th book, Becoming a Sage: Discovering Life’s Lessons, One Story at a Time was just released. For more information go to: http://www.sharoncruse.com

Sharon will help each of to find our own ‘inner story’ and prepare to leave a bit of our own legacy. Sharon will employ meditation, group sharing and interaction, sculpture and storytelling as we continue our journey of positive and conscious age-ing. Come, bring a friend and experience the richness of our growing Boulder Sage-ing community.


March. 6, 2016 Presentation

Death As a Part of Life

with Rabbi Ori Har and Rosemary Lohndorf

In the Sage-ing work of Reb Zalman we learn about ten “Sine qua Non” concepts that are, in his mind, critical to age-ing well. On this list of spiritual eldering work are the concepts of facing our mortality and preparing for a serene death and afterlife. Rabbi Ori Har and Rosemary Lohndorf will guide you through an exercise and discussion of what it means to face our mortality and start to think about preparing for death. Our culture is now starting to see value in this, when previously these topics tended to be off-limits, buried and even ignored. When we recognize that life is finite we are challenged to live each moment fully. Join us for an afternoon of learning and sharing around this concept that death is really and always has been a part of life.

Rabbi Ori Har DiGennaro has been providing spiritual direction for over ten years. She received ordination as a Spiritual Director, a Sage-ing Mentor and as a Rabbi from ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Reb Ori is a member of Spiritual Directors International and Sage-ing International. She serves as a spiritual director for individuals and groups as well as leading Sage-ing workshops. Rabbi Ori is also a practitioner of Embodied Torah and ecstatic dance, and is the author of God Speaks Here and Now: a Guide for Living.

Rosemary Lohndorf, MA, has been teaching adults and children for over 30 years. She is a certified Sage-ing Mentor with the ALEPH program and a Spiritual Director. She is a certified Journal to the Self® and SoulCollage® instructor, a retired principal, and co-author of The Flourishing Principal. She also co-facilitates Boulder Sage-ing, a chapter of Sage-ing International.


Feb. 7, 2016 Presentation

Circle Talk

with Deb Skovron

CircleTalk will host our Sunday meeting on Feb 7th from 1:30-3:30  PM.

We moved up the time to accomodate our Bronco fans!

CircleTalk is a social and conversational program that engages older adults in meaningful conversations. In this activity, personal sharing is inspired, as well as a sense of belonging and a feeling of community. CircleTalk is a simple idea: conversations guided by trained leaders following a specialized curriculum designed to grow a safety net to increase connections and to decrease the sense of isolation in the lives of many older adults.

Join us to find out what makes this program unique and to experience it! CircleTalk is currently being facilitated in retirement communities throughout Boulder County and other places where seniors gather. Visit our website at: circletalk.org to learn more and to watch an 8 minute video of seniors participating in a CircleTalk session.

Deb Skovron, CircleTalk’s Director will be leading this session along with the assistance of several other CircleTalk Leaders.

January 2016 Presentation:

Tuning In: Sage-ing Well with Music

with Faith Halverson-Ramos

 In this educational workshop, Faith will lead a variety of activities that illustrate how music can be used to promote healthy aging and to enhance your sense of well-being. Activities will range from listening to music to actively creating music. With each activity, Faith will provide research-based information that supports the benefits of music in the aging process.

Faith is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Music Therapist who received her training at Naropa University in Boulder. She has presented both nationally and internationally on music and mindfulness. Through her private practice, SoundWell Music Therapy, she uses music to enhance the quality of life for people throughout the life spectrum. She is especially interested in the ways in which people can use music to make personal and transpersonal meaning.

December Presentation:

Spontaneous, Compelling Memoirs: An Interactive, Participatory Presentation

by Nan Phifer

To enable ordinary people to produce profound memoirs, Nan adapted a writing process advocated by the National Writing Project.   The process she’ll demonstrate produces not only a vital legacy for descendents, it also guides the writer in life-review.

When we meet on Dec. 6, you’ll experience a procedure you can replicate with caregivers, family members, gerontologists, counselors and chaplains—and you can use Nan’s technique for writing your own memoir! Nan will demonstrate how to:

  • identify significant, meaningful subjects
  • ease into spontaneous writing
  • assure constructive responses to your first draft
  • reflect on your writing in a way that creates awareness of the positive qualities in yourself

Nan is author of Memoirs of the Soul: A Writing Guide. She served as a co-director for the Oregon Writing Project at the U. of O. and now presents workshops for continuing education programs, libraries, academic organizations, writers’ groups, and religious organizations. For further information, please see http://www.memoirworkshops.com.

November Presentation:

Journey of the Soul in the Jewish Mystical Tradition

 Rabbis Victor and Nadya Gross will offer an opportunity to explore the afterlife as imagined (or experienced) by Jewish mystics through discussion and imaginal exercises. Come with your questions and stories to share.

Rabbis Victor and Nadya Gross received Joint Rabbinic Ordination from Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi in recognition of their unique paradigm of spiritual partnering. They serve as co-Rabbis of Pardes Levavot; a Jewish Renewal Congregation in Boulder, Co, co-Directors of Programs for ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal and co-faculty for the ALEPH Sage-ing Program and the Anamcara Project of the Sacred Art of Living Center in Bend, OR.

Additionally, Rabbi Victor Gross serves as faculty and Director of Studies in the ALEPH Rabbinical Seminary, and teaches Jewish History and Philosophy. He is the author of Educating for Reverence: The Legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Rabbi Nadya Gross serves as the Mashpi’ah (Spiritual Director) with individuals, couples and clergy, and is the Director of HASHPA’AH (ALEPH Ordination Program in Spiritual Direction). She also developed a program to train End-of-Life Doulas. Trained in the Jewish mystical tradition by her grandmother, she transmits the teachings in a two–year wisdom school: Secrets my Grandmother Told Me.

Chapter Meeting Oct. 4, 2015


with Kim Mooney

Rather than seeing grief simply as intense emotional reactions to events of great loss, it profits us to develop a mature, more fascinating relationship to this inevitable process of human adaptation.  What we call grief can be our most sacred secret to living well.   In this session with Kim Mooney, we’ll explore how we can consciously claim the power in having or hearts broken open for our own deepening and for the health of our community.

 Kim Mooney has over two decades’ experience working with dying, death and grief, first in hospice and currently as principal of Practically Dying, which offers death education, guidance to complete effective advance care planning, and grief and loss support and education.

Chapter Meeting Sept. 6, 2015

Chip Frye & Sherrie Scott

Film and TV Producers on Positive Aging

Chip and Sherrie own Awareness Media, a humanitarian film and television production company. They are currently producing a TV series called Silver Linings – Composing a Life about Positive Aging hosted by Harry R. Moody, which they hope will be distributed nationwide to Public Television. During this session of Sage-ing they will share their demo of the TV series and segments of the first episode called Living with Purpose featuring Richard Leider, Life Reimagined. They will facilitate a discussion about the show and ask for feedback of the participants of the group.

Chip and Sherrie have been working with the United Nations, World Health Organization and Int’l Red Cross to produce film and TV on myriad of topics. One film on preventing the killing of humanitarian aid workers was distributed for World Humanitarian Day two years running and was seen on BBC World by millions on that day. They are currently shooting numerous other TV series such as Life and Death – Living Fully, Dying Well hosted by Kim Mooney. They are also filming Sherrie’s original one-woman musical called The Accidental Club, soon to be seen in a theater near you.

They live at Horizon West and have generously donated the use of the club house for the Sage-ing meeting once a month. In so doing, they hope to encourage Horizon West to evolve into a Positive Aging community to allow residents to share resources, build community and find support and friendship.

Chapter Meeting Aug. 2, 2015

AGING AND AWAKENING: A Buddhist Perspective with David Chernikoff

We are living in a time when wise elders are of critical importance. While the aging process involves losses and challenges, these can become a pathway to profound spiritual insight and understanding. Buddhist teachings offer us practical and  liberating guidelines that enable us to free ourselves from the negative attitudes of modern western culture and to reframe the changes inherent in growing older as a curriculum leading to true spiritual maturity. In this workshop, we’ll combine short didactic presentations, experiential exercises, and partner & small group discussions. By creating a supportive group environment that encourages genuine exploration and discovery, we’ll come to know ourselves in new ways that invite us to live full, complete lives filled with joy and equanimity.

David Chernikoff, M.Div., LCSW. A student of meditation since 1971, David taught meditation and psychology at Naropa University for many years. Formerly the director of education and training for the Spiritual Eldering Institute (now Sage-ing International), he has taught workshops and retreats on conscious aging and related topics throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada and Ireland. He is currently one of the guiding teachers of the Insight Meditation Community of Colorado(http://www.insightcolorado.org) and he has a private practice as a spiritual counselor and psychotherapist in Boulder.

Speaker: Bob Atchley, author

“The Heart of Service”

Service is an ancient path for spiritual growth and connection. Bob Atchley will share his perspectives on service as an attitude and spiritual practice we can take with us into all of our actions in life. “Being while doing” is what this practice aims for. Bob will use both discussion and song as ways to tap into the wisdom that enlivens service.

Bob Atchley is a member of Sage-ing International’s Council of Honored Sages, author of Spirituality and Aging, and an experienced singer-songwriter and speaker.

April 5, 2015 Meeting

April 5, 2015: 

Spirituality and Aging and Visioning the Boulder Chapter of Sage-ing International

This month, April 5th, we will expand last month’s topic of Spirituality and Aging.  We will explore and discuss questions like:  What does the term ‘spirituality’ actually mean?  What are some of our ‘best practices’ when we live out ‘spirituality’ in the everydayness of our lives?  What next steps do I need to take to fully step into my own ‘spirituality’?

We will also imagine and vision the future of our Boulder Sage-ing Chapter.  We will ask what makes attending and participating in our monthly gatherings meaningful and helpful as we each seek to grow and serve…consciously living in the second half of life.

We look forward to seeing each of you for a great interactive meeting! Questions?  Feel free to call either Jack Williamson, 303.453.9143 or Rosemary Lohndorf, 303.665.6022.


March 1, 2015:  The Role of Spirituality in Optimum Aging

with Dr. Rohini Kanniganti and Robin Avery.

A person’s spiritual beliefs are believed to be helpful in reducing clinical depression. The challenges of aging require developing coping mechanisms to maintain a high quality of life. Dr. Rohini Kanniganti and gerontologist Robin Avery will explore their experiences working with elders, and discuss various ways spiritual beliefs can have positive effects on an aging person’s health. In addition to regular attendance at a temple or church, an “inner life” of prayer and meditation, attitudes toward life and other people, and a personal relationship with a higher power can all contribute to better health and happiness.
Depression is often a hallmark of inner collapse, where unconscious beliefs and overwhelming life experiences come together to halt the desire to learn and create.   At a physical level depression is associated with many chronic illnesses, acting as both chicken and egg.   Meeting the elegant vine-like mechanisms of depression within us allows the bubbling up of innate understanding and healing, otherwise known as grace.

Robin Avery is a gerontologist with 20 years experience caring for elders, primarily in assisted living. He is a developer and operator of assisted living communities. A favorite pastime is writing columns on aging and health for the Prime Time for Seniors newspaper in Denver. A father of two children, he and his wife of 32 years, Cindy, live in Arvada and work together building communities of care, where Happiness is the primary aspiration.

Rohini Kanniganti is a family physician working with Rocky Mountain Senior Care.   She has found her calling, working with the elderly in Independent and Assisting Living residences with reverence and wonder.  In her work and personal life, she brings together her love of conventional and holistic medicine, research, teaching, counseling and humor.  She lives in Boulder with her husband, 2 children, 2 cats and a wonderful community.

Spiritual Eldering: The Paradigm Shift Envisioned in Reb Zalman’s “From Age-ing to Sage-ing”
With Deborah Fink Windrum
Date: February 5, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Boulder JCC, 3800 Kalmia Ave, Boulder, CO 80301
Contact: Kathryn Bernheimer Phone: 303-998-1021. Email: kathryn@boulderjcc.org

Cost: Tickets are available online for $12; $15 at the door
Register Here: http://www.boulderjcc.org/events/boulder-jcc-events-calendar/05/2652/02/detail/cu-at-the-boulder-jcc-a-scholars-series/2015/

Just as Reb Zalman’s entire life played out in the cultural avant-garde, his book From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older, altered attitudes about aging. First published in 1995, the book immediately appealed to progressive thinkers and especially to Boomers just entering their fifties and, true to form, not willing to accept prevalent social attitudes regarding middle and old age. Let’s explore together Reb Zalman’s new model of aging, which offers a fresh image of the possible Elder and inspiriting pathways to generativity in today’s extended life span.

Deborah Fink Windrum
Just-retired (after 34 years) University Libraries programming and communications librarian and senior instructor. Team member for the “Reb Zalman Life and Living Legacies” exhibit at the CU-Boulder Norlin Library. Sage-ing® International committee member and presenter, former co-facilitator of the Boulder Chapter of Sage-ing® International, author of Harvest the Bounty of Your Career, and presenter on midlife transition, “seasonal attunement,” and spiritual eldering.

For those who may have missed Bart Windrum’s February 2014 Sage-ing session on Overcoming the 7 Deadly Obstacles to Dying in Peace, next week’s 1 hour live interview and call-in may be of interest. (note: Reb Zalman endorsed Bart’s book and the 7 Obstacles program.)

On Thursday January 15, 2015 at 11am—12pm MT, Karen Wyatt MD of End of Life University will host end-of-life author and reform advocate Bart Windrum for a free live conversation and call-in. Learn how Bart’s practical program, Overcoming the 7 Deadly Obstacles to Dying in Peace, helps everyday people increase their likelihood of dying in peace, filling a gap left open by both advance planning and spiritual engagement. Bart will also introduce the program’s forthcoming webinar series.

For more information see http://www.EOLUniversity.com

Our February Meeting

We have a new location for the New Year!   We’d like to thank Silver Sage Co-housing for hosting us in the past.  Our new location is at Horizon West Condominiums in their meeting room at 1850 Folsom St. in Boulder near Walnut.  There is plenty of parking around the back.  We moved our February meeting to the second Sunday, February 8th to  avoid Super Bowl Sunday, and our speaker will be from  The Conversation Project.

The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. – See more at: http://theconversationproject.org/about/#sthash.6w9IBCkh.dpuf.

Join us Sunday December 7, 2014
3–5 pm at the Boulder Silver Sage Community House

The December Project with Sara Davidson

UPDATE! Sara says she is “looking forward to having a rich conversation about mortality — a subject that’s usually pushed under the rug. Even Reb Zalman said, “None of my rebbes, none of my mentors or peers, ever talked with me about how to prepare for the December years and the inevitable mystery.”

Sara will sell and sign copies of The December Project at the meeting for $20. Your purchase supports the book’s messages and makes a heartfelt gift. Half the proceeds will benefit the Reb Zalman Legacy Project. Please plan to pay with cash or a check.

Sara Davidson is a widely published literary journalist and N.Y. Times bestselling author of eight books, including: Loose Change, Three Women of the Sixties and Leap! What Will We Do with the Rest of our Lives?

Her most recent book is The December Project, a memoir of the two years she spent meeting with Reb Zalman every Friday. At the end of their two-year project, Reb Zalman felt ready for the ultimate letting go, and Davidson experienced a sea change in how she views mortality. She will convey that experience and how everyone, at any age, can be enriched by the lessons of the December Project.

Among the topics she’ll cover are: Reb Zalman’s thoughts about the spiritual work of the December years and how we prepare for the mystery; practices to help us glean every drop of joy and meaning from our lives; how intuition can be more important than thinking; how to expand your intuitive capacity; and practicing the art of letting go.

For more information about Davidson and The December Project, visit http://www.saradavidson.com.

1650 Yellow Pine – between 28th & Broadway,
north of Yarmouth between16th & 17th.


Share this with your friends who also “hear the calling” to turn age-ing into Sage-ing!

Join us Nov. 2, 2014
3–5 pm at the Boulder Silver Sage Community House

“Life Reimagined – When you find yourself wondering, ‘What’s next?’ with Wes Corchoron

1650 Yellow Pine – between 28th & Broadway,
north of Yarmouth between16th & 17th. Park on Yellow Pine or adjacent streets. http://silversagevillage.com/location.html

Elderhood offers an opportunity to discover new possibilities or, as Joseph Campbell said, “Follow your bliss.” No longer defined primarily by work or family roles, we’re now free to define ourselves based on our passions and to become the person we truly want to be. Nonetheless, discovering who we truly are and manifesting our purpose can be elusive or daunting.

AARP’s Life Reimagined is a new way of thinking about what’s next in your life. Backed by decades of research, the Life Reimagined Checkup introduces a powerful step-by-step approach to help you discover possibilities, prepare for change, and make your ideas real – whether you’re focused on work, health, relationships, or finally pursuing your passion. When you find yourself wondering, “What’s next?” Life Reimagined will help you connect to others on similar journeys who can offer support, suggestions and guidance.

Wes has a varied background including Air Force pilot, aerospace program manager and counselor/coach. He has advanced education in psychology and cognitive science. Wes brings his skills, knowledge and wisdom to make the Life Reimagined Checkup a memorable and thought-provoking experience.

Share this with your friends who also “hear the calling” to turn age-ing into Sage-ing!

A daylong workshop with David Chernikoff

Sponsored by City of Boulder Senior Services, Windhorse Elder Care,
Boulder Sage-ing: A Colorado Chapter of Sage-ing International, and The Legacy Assisted Living at Lafayette

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Registration: 8:30 a.m. Workshop: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder, CO 80303

Workshop Description: What does it really mean to love well and to live wisely? The essential goal of all the great wisdom traditions is to live our way into the answer to this question. In this workshop we’ll create a supportive learning community and challenge ourselves to explore what it means to become spiritually mature individuals. The day will include guided meditation practices, talks by the instructor, and experiential exercises with partners and in small groups. Join us for this unique opportunity to meet like-minded people who share a passion for living life fully with joy and integrity.

Presenter: David Chernikoff, M.Div., L.C.S.W, has taught meditation and psychology at Naropa University, and led workshops and retreats on conscious aging and related topics in Canada, Ireland and throughout the U.S. He is currently a guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Colorado (www.insightcolorado.org) and has a private practice as a spiritual counselor and psychotherapist in Boulder.

REGISTRATION (including lunch): $50 City Resident OR $60 Non-Resident

Call East Senior Center 303-441-4150 or West Senior Center 303-441-3148 to register

Course code #220350. Boulder residents 55+: Call 303-441-4388 for scholarship information.

Join us Sunday Oct 5, 2014
3–5 pm at the Boulder Silver Sage Community House

When Transition and Change Interrupt Your Life — How to Understand and Thrive in the Midst of Life’s Transitions and Changes

This workshop will help participants learn how a life transition or change can be an invitation to a new spiritual call. It will offer distinctive insights into the nature of transitions based on current brain research and spiritual principles, and demonstrate how the brain and spirit predictably and sequentially respond to change. The 4-color model of the “6 stages of the ChangeCycleTM” is a hands-on tool that attendees will be given.  Using this model will allow participants to understand where they are within the ChangeCycle and corresponding strategies to help them move forward.

Rev. Dr. Jack Williamson, is a certified trainer with Interchange International.  He is retired from the Air Force as a Chaplain after 23 years of service and as Executive Director for The National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces and the Endorsers Conference for Veterans Affairs Chaplaincy. He co-authored the book, Divorce: 6 Ways to Get Through the Bad Times…for Good. 

1650 Yellow Pine – between 28th & Broadway,
north of Yarmouth between 16th & 17th.

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Upcoming Topics:

Nov 2, 2014 Wes Crocheron: “Life Reimagined – When you find yourself wondering, ‘What’s next?’”

Dec 7, 2014 Sara Davidson: “The December Project”