After lunch each day a talking and sharing circle will take place, as a chance to connect, share and heal.
The purpose of talking circles is to create a safe environment for people to share their point of view and experiences with others. Speakers are free to express themselves in any way that is comfortable: by sharing a personal story, by using examples or metaphors, by making analytical statements, etc. The focus of the group as a whole is in consciously sending the speaker loving and compassionate feelings. In this way listeners are supporting the speaker and not tuning out so they can think about what they will say when it is their turn
David Binder will acts a a group leader to facilitate the discussion by acknowledging contributions in a non-judgmental way, by clarifying comments when necessary, and by facilitating the movement of the conversation around the circle.