Past Events
September Gathering--2008
Public Gathering: Indra’s Rainbow – IONS Community Group
Topic: What the @#$% is “The Shift”?
Place: Grateful Bread 7001 35th Ave. NE in Wedgewood, Seattle
(Metro buses Rt 64, 65)
Date: Tuesday, September16th
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Free – Donations welcome

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) publishes a magazine called Shift. And on the IONS website about they talk about "…a shift in consciousness that transforms present global conditions into a world grounded in freedom, wisdom, and love." What is this “shift” ?

• Buckminster Fuller talks about the shift from a you-or-me world—a world where either you or I make it —to a you-and-me world, where all of us can make it.

• Riane Eisler talks about the shift from a dominator model to a partnership model.

Do you feel we are experiencing a major planetary shift? Do you have thoughts about “a shift in consciousness”? Come share your ideas, feelings and stories about how you see the Shift taking place in your life. Meet other like-minded people and join an emerging community to help shape a future that works for all.
August Gathering--2008
Public Gathering: Indra’s Rainbow –IONS Community Group
Topic: Bohm Dialogue
Place: Shoreline Library-- 345 NE 175th St
Date: Monday, August 18th
Time: 6:30-8:30pm (Social time starts at 6:30, meeting starts at 7:00)
Admission: Free

At our August Gathering we will host a Bohm Dialogue. In a Bohm Dialogue, “Participants ‘suspend’ their thoughts, motives, impulses and judgments - exploring and attempting to ‘think together collectively…[it] should not be confused with discussion, lecture, discourse or debate…” (from Wikipedia) We’ll leave our Ego at the door, tap into group consciousness and see what happens!
July Gathering--2008
Public Gathering: Indra’s Rainbow –IONS Community Group
Topic: Recent IONS Resources for the Great Shift
Place: Ravenna Park 20th Ave NE & NE 58th St
Date: Mon, July 21st
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Free (Donations gratefully accepted)

Our July gathering will be a picnic/potluck at Ravenna Park. We’ll eat toghether, play music, play some intriguing games and do open space discussions. Please bring a dish or drink to share and your own plates, cups and utensils. If you have a musical instrument--guitar, drum, rattle, tambourine, tuba, sitar, etc., please bring it too. Also think of an IONS-type topic for open space discussions. Come meet other like-minded people in our Indra’s Rainbow community and get better acquainted. Let’s celebrate the summer together!

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June Gathering--2008 PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Topic: Bridging Gaps
Date: Monday, June 16th
Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm (Social time starts at 6:30, meeting starts at 7:00)
Place: NWEEC Headquarters in Georgetown 650 S. Orcas St., Suite 220
Suggested Donation: $5

People spend little time outside of their social identity and communities are fragmented: young and old, rich and poor, black and white, conservative and progressive, vegans and carnivores, etc. It is essential in this time of tremendous peril on our planet that we connect, work together and build community that involves everyone. At this gathering we will explore different methodologies to bridge social gaps, from IONS thinkers as well as your own ideas and success stories.

Guest Facilitator: Mark R. Jones
Mr. Jones is concurrently the Chairman and CEO of The Sunyata Group—a group of For-Profit and Non-Profit organizations. For over twenty-five years, Mr. Jones has led and performed organization optimization, large-scale systems architecture and integration program for multi-national corporations and with the U.S. government. Mr. Jones is a Dharma leader and spiritual teacher—focused on the cultivation of wisdom, compassion, and skillful means in everyday life.

Here is an article by Mark, Bridging the Gaps (pdf 286kb)

May Gathering--2008

Topic: Recent IONS Resources for the Great Shift
Date: Monday, May 19th
Time: 6:30-8:30pm (Social time starts at 6:30, meeting starts at 7:00)
Place: Shoreline Library --345 NE 175th St
Admission: Free

IONS has wealth of resources to inform and inspire us to dialogue about personal and global transformation, which Joanna Macy and David Korten (here last month in Seattle) refer to as Great Turning. At this month’s IR gathering, we will share our thoughts and insights about the recently released IONS resources such as the 2008 Shift Report, teleseminars, books and DVD. If you are already a member of IONS, please come and share your views about these materials. If you are new to IONS, this is a great time for learning more about what IONS offers, introducing leading thinkers and luminaries of our time. Join us for an in-depth discussion about our role in catalyzing the Great Shift.
April Gathering--2008

Topic: Eco-April Reflection
Place: Woodland Park Presbyterian Church
225 N 70th St. Seattle (70th Ave. N. and Greenwood Ave. N.)
Date: Tue, April 29th, 2008
Time: 6:30-9:00pm (Social time starts at 6:30, meeting starts at 7:00)
Admission: Free (Donation is very much appreciated)

So many consciousness raising events are scheduled and so many world-class visionaries are coming to town; this April will be truly the most extraordinary month Seattle has ever witnessed. Many of us will be attending Seeds of Compassion, Seattle Green Festival, Joanna Macy workshop, and other amazing events. At the fourth gathering of Indra’s Rainbow, new IONS Community Group, we will reflect on this history-making month. Come join us to share your learnings, experiences, insights and inspirations. Let’s plant the seeds of compassion and grow them together.
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