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Upcoming Events

Sage-in International events and local conscious aging events are good ways to learn more and to connect with like-minded people. Choose a category of events from the list below and click through to see all the events in the given category. If you prefer, scroll down the page to see a listing of upcoming events, or visit our Events Calendar to search for events in your area.

You may also find a Chapter or Circle in your neighborhood! Visit our Chapters page or  Wisdom Circles page to learn more.

Sage-ing International Sponsored Events

Sage-ing ELDER-FORUM Webinars:  Live 1 hour+ presentations with panel and discussion

Awakening the Sage Within: One-day introductory Sage-ing programs

Deepening the Sage Within Workshops:  Weekend in-depth Sage-ing workshops

Professional Development:  Two paths to becoming a Sage-ing Leader

Chapters: Local community gatherings of Sage-ing International members

Other Conscious Aging Events

Conscious Aging Workshops, Retreats, Seminars:  Events addressing sage-ing principles and practices offered by CSL leaders and others committed to Conscious Aging practices

Wisdom Circles: Local gatherings of elders exploring sage-ing ideas and practices

Sage-ing Partner Events

“Who are Sage-ing Partners?”

…fellow conscious eldering organizations that share our vision of aging as a time of life characterized by growth,contribution and fulfillment. Upcoming programs of interest..

Two events from the Conscious Elders Network

Join Elder Climate Action for: Climate Tea & Talk

Make yourself a cup of tea and connect with us for an “elder hour” of casual discussion about climate change. We can make new friends across the country and learn ways to engage from each other. We hope you will join us for climate tea & talk! To Register, click here

Second Tuesday of Each Month, 6:00 PM Eastern | 3:00 PM Pacific

No RSVP Needed,  Join from Computer: https://zoom.us/j/185337579 Or Telephone: 669 900 6833

Meeting ID: 185 337 579

Join Elders Climate Action’s Monthly National Call

4th Tuesday of the Month, 7:00 PM (ET) | 4:00 PM (PT)

With Stephanie Mines, Organizer of Upcoming Climate Change & Consciousness International Conference in Findhorn, Scotland in 2019


If you are unable to attend the National Call, RSVP and we’ll send you the recording.

From Yerusha

Yerusha, the Hebrew word for Legacy is a project devoted to creating and supporting Reb Zalman’s vision.  Formerly called ALEPH, they are SI’s oldest partner.

“Wisdom of the Heart: From Age-ing to Sage-ing” with Bahira Sugarman & Rabbi Shaya Isenberg, celebrated Pioneers of Sage-ing International and seasoned leaders of Sage-ing Workshops for three decades.

Stony Point, New York July 8 – 14, 2019
at Ruach Ha’Aretz

For information and to register, click …HERE.

Upcoming SI Webinars, Workshops & Retreats

Sage-ing Deepening the Sage Within Workshops (DSW)  (formerly Sage-ing Intensive Workshop)

A 2-3 day intensive workshop or a workshop series diving into SI core themes (images of aging, life harvest, forgiveness, mortality, leaving a legacy, service); we harvest our life experience, leading to further growth.

Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, March 29 – 31, 2019,  Deepening the Sage Within: The Principles and Practices of Conscious Aging. Jerome Kerner, CSL, Co-chair of Sage-ing International and Felice Rhiannon facilitate this weekend-long Sage-ing eventheld at the lovely Hawkwood College. Jerome, an architect for over fifty years learned to see and honor the uniqueness in each person. Now an octogenarian Jerome loves sharing the purpose, passion and meaning he has discovered through Sage-ing work. Felice Rhiannon, a Brighton resident, spiritual counselor and yoga therapist will assist in this presentation. F0r program information and registration click …HERE. Questions? – U.S. contact Jerome Kerner at kerner1935@gmail.com,  U.K. contact Felice Rhiannon at felice.rhiannon@gmail.com

San Juan Bautista, California, June 3-5, 2019, Deepening the Sage Within: Aging with Wisdom. Join Mary Anne Ingenthron, CSL, and Pat Hoertdoefer, CSL, at the lovely St. Francis Retreat Center in historic San Juan Bautista for a 2 night/3 day retreat that offers the opportunity to dive into the principles and practices of Sage-ing. For event information and registration, click…HERE.

Bellevue, Washington June 28 – 30, 2019, Deepening the Sage Within: Aging with Wisdom. Pat Hoertdoefer, CSL, and Mary Anne Ingenthron, CSL, invite you to join them at the beautiful Peace and Spirituality Center on the shores of Lake Washington for a weekend retreat that offers an opportunity to improve the last third of life by recognizing the value we offer and responding in practical, positive ways to the life changes. For event information and registration, click…HERE.

Longmont, Colorado October 4-6, 2019, Deepening the Sage Within: Aging with Spirit. Maureen Dobson, CSL and Elizabeth Bell, CSL offer a two day intensive retreat. Embraced by the power of circle and the support of community you are invited to deeply explore the principles and practices of Sage-ing. Maureen and Elizabeth, both Sage-ing Leaders bring a unique combined breadth of experience to facilitate this event. For information and registration, click…HERE.

Awakening the Sage Within (ASW)

ASW is a highly interactive entry level event in a 1-day format or a series of short sessions, introducing Sage-ing International (SI) core topics: images of aging, life review, forgiveness, mortality, spirituality, legacy-leaving, and service.

River Forest, Illinois – March 30, 2018, Concordia University Chicago. Beth Conaghan, CSL found Sage-ing International inspired a commitment to aging with grace and to share the journey and transition into elderhood. Beth brings this and her lifelong experience to facilitate this enriching day-long Sage-ing event. For information and registration click…HERE.

Longmont, Colorado – April 7, 2019, Longmont Senior Center. Maureen Dobson, MSW, CSL and Rosemary Lohndorf, MA, CSL, ASM eachpersonally accomplished and both seasoned Sage-ing Leaders, will co-facilitate this one-day introductory event at the Longmont Senior Center. Space is limited, register soon. For more information and registration click…HERE.

“Beyond the Basics”

Our “BtB” events go beyond awakening your Inner-Elder, for more personal growth and elder-equipping. Themes will be varied, designed for in-depth exploration of Age-ing to Sage-ing life issues.

Check back soon for information about upcoming BtB events.

Online Sage-ing Events

March 26 – April 30, 2019, Tuesdays, Continuing the Sage-ing Journey (CSJ). A six-part interactive online event sponsored by Sage-ing International for participants who have completed Awakening the Sage Within. CSJ provides the steps and invites you to dive deeper into Sage-ing core topics in these sessions:

  • Unmasking the Power of Aging
  • You are the Hero of the Hero’s Journey
  • Forgiving and Receiving: The Tao of Breathing life into Troubled Relationships
  • Compassionate Living, Conscious Aging, Graceful Dying
  • Live and Learn! And Pass it On: Legacy Now
  • Being of Service:the Mystic and the Activist

Read more in the program brochure on this exciting new series and about the unique distinguished CSJ faculty of Certified Sage-ing Leaders; Ina Albert, Caroline Blackwell, Pat Hoertdoerfer, Mary Porter and Georgeanna Tryban. Space is limited to 24 participants. Registration deadline is March 19, 2019. For brochure and registration, click…HERE.

April 25-May 30, 2019, The Heart of Aging with Wisdom – Series I (six session, online series). The Heart of Aging with Wisdom, Series I and II is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging approach to conscious aging offered by Sage-ing International. It is designed to engage and inspire participants with conversation and interaction about healthy spirited eldering. Enrollment is open to those who are interested in their own personal growth as elders and/or also to those interested in leading groups with this program content. Rosemary Cox, Education Coordinator for Sage-ing International originated the HoA and co-facilitates with HoA faculty partners Linda Cronk , Cindy Siemers and Al Rider .

In The Heart of Aging with Wisdom brochure read more on the talented, accomplished HoA faculty, and a full description and schedule for Series I and II. For brochure and registration for Series I starting April 25, 2019 click…HERE.