As we circle back from our week at the Occupy National Gathering, our plan is to invite people to direct some of the new energy that is flowing towards the co-creation of the next iteration of the Cafe itself.  We have a wiki here where many of the ideas that have emerged to date are being compiled.  Our process will play out over the next month or so.  It will include sharing what is working well, visioning what we want to emerge and designing what is needed to get there.  

"Connect 2012"

1-2p PDT | 4-6p EDT | 8-10p GMT
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On our July 24th call, we want to invite you into a "design conversation."   We invite you to collaborate with us to create a new Cafe Call focused on connecting with one another in a relaxed,  regenerative and "Cafe-like" context.  We want to host a conversation space where you can meet friends and strangers, share stories of inspiration and frustration, tell jokes, and maybe even sing songs and read poems.  Think of it as "happy hour" meets "networking heaven" meets "burning man."  

You are invited to help us create this new opportunity!  Step into ownership... What would you like to see happen on these calls?  What needs of yours, of the movement, and of the world might we help to meet in this way?

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Reviewed it Jim... a good start at some moral work.  Makes me feel good as I watch (& participate in) this intention unfolding into more subtle uses of our consciousness.

Inspiration for the 8/28 call, drawn at random from the GroupWorks card deck:

Talking about "scientism," and Shikha's recent blog on prayer, with Sam, C.A., Daniel and Shikha...

C.A. is concerned that we are too "touchy feely" and are not doing enough.  He would like to see the Cafe "organize" the Occupy movement.

A few notes on comments from the call:

-I like the bridging of heart and action.  It's OK to improv, but then it's important to honor structure, to pay attention to the space and people.  Bridging is something we can do together

-How can we become the new media, the new can we, in the cafe, develop our journalistic capabilities and art?  (Maybe a circle of

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-Dreams come through individuals; myths are cultural


Weekly Cafe Calls

Regular Calls are no longer being held.  Below is the schedule that was maintained from the Fall of 2011 through Jan 10, 2013.

"Vital Conversations" 

8-10a PDT | 11a-1p EDT | 3-5p GMT 

Tuesdays (except 10/16)
"Connect 2012"

1-3p PDT | 4-6p EDT | 8-10p GMT

"Occupy Heart" 

3-5p PDT | 6-8p EDT | 10p-12a GMT

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