ASW Programs 2018-02-28T21:06:22+00:00

Awakening the Sage Within (ASW)

Have you read From Age-ing to Sage-ing by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi?  Are you ready to be more engaged with sage-ing?  Many people find that an excellent next step is to attend an introductory program about sage-ing, in which they can learn while sharing their experiences with others.  Awakening the Sage Within (ASW) has been developed over the past year by Sage-ing International to provide this introduction to sage-ing in an affordable one-day program.  ASW is being presented by Sage-ing Leaders around the United States and Canada, and may soon be available in or near your community.

The ASW program introduces sage-ing concepts including life review, forgiveness work and issues surrounding our mortality.  We explore feelings about aging and the role of spiritual development in our later years.  Finally, we begin the development of a personalized plan for our elder years, including serving others and leaving a legacy.

Besides being an excellent introduction to sage-ing concepts, the ASW program also serves as a prerequisite for our Certified Sage-ing Leader training program.

We have nearly 80 Sage-ing Leaders ready to present ASW throughout the US and Canada (and Australia and Israel too!).  Look over the list below of scheduled ASW programs to find one near you, check the flyer for that program and sign up! If you are interested but there is not yet one scheduled near you, let us know by contacting SI’s Education Coordinator.  We’re here to help!

Scheduled Events

Awakening the Sage Within (ASW)

McMinville, Oregon – March 3, 2018. Mike Burr, DMin, CSL brings his rich experience as a pastor, counselor and spiritual director to facilitate this day-long workshop. Space is limited, prompt registration is advised. Find more information and register here.

Brighton, UK – March 17th, 2018. Jerome Kerner, CSL will facilitate this introductory Sage-ing event at the Corner Community Center Community, Hove, East Sussex. Jerome, co-chair of Sage-ing International, brings lifelong experience and his passionate interest in finding purpose and meaning through Sage-ing. Felice Rhiannon, (a Brighton resident), spiritual counsellor and yoga therapist will assist in this presentation. Together they offer an inspiring overview of active conscious eldering. Find more information and register here.

St Paul, Minnesota – April 10, 2018. Rosemary and Roger Cox, Certified Sage-ing Leaders will co-facilitate a day long program at the Center for Lifelong Learning, on the campus of Luther Seminary. All faiths and traditions welcome. Find more information and register here.

De Pere, Wisconsin – May 5, 2018. Rosemary Cox, CSL, Education Coordinator for Sage-ing International and recipient of the Reb Zalman Leadership Award will facilitate a full day event at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality at St. Norbert Abbey. All faiths and traditions welcome. Find more information and register here.

Kansas City, Missouri – May 5, 2018. Cindy Siemers, CSL, SCF Facilitator of this introductory Sage-ing event at the “Senior Star at Wexford Place.” Cindy brings her unique experience in aging issues, spirituality and energy healing. Find more information and register here.

Longmont, Colorado – May 6, 2018. Maureen Dobson MSW, CSL and Rosemary Lohndorf, MA,CSL/ASM will co-facilitate this one-day introductory event at the Longmont Senior Center. Space is limited, prompt registration advised. Find more information and register here.

Watch for these upcoming events:

  • Portland, Oregon – David Rozell
  • Birmingham, Alabama – Mary Porter
  • Chaska, Minnesota – October 25, 2018

Beyond the Basics (BtB)

St Paul Minnesota, April 11, 2018, “Finding Peace and Freedom in the Holy Process of Forgiveness.” Join Rosemary Cox, CSL for this one day workshop at the Center for Lifelong Learning on the Luther Seminary campus. Find more information and register here.

Find a Certified Sage-ing Leader (CSL) near you!

SI has highly qualified CSLs around the country available to offer workshops and retreats from one day, weekend and multi week highly interactive Sage-ing sessions as well as Wisdom Circles.  Click here to learn more.