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!
August 17th, Winter Haven, Florida. Chuck Warren, CSL, will serve as facilitator, at the Self Center in Winter Park. Find more information and register here.
September 6 – October 11, North Carolina State campus, Raleigh, North Carolina. Don Adams, CSL, facilitator, will present a 6-session class on the NC State campus on consecutive Wednesdays; co-sponsor is the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Register beginning July 24 by calling Vanessa, 919-515-5782 or online by googling “NCSU OLLI”.
October 14th, Oxford, England. In a historic “first” for Sage-ing International, a live ASW event will be held in Europe at the Quaker Meeting House in beautiful Oxford. Jerome Kerner, CSL, will be facilitator. Find more information and register here.
October 15th, Longmont/Boulder, CO. Maureen Dobson, CSL, & Rosemary Lohndorf, CSL/ASM, will serve as co-facilitators at the Longmont Senior Center. Find more information and register here.