Living gratefully as a way of being in the world can be even more rich and rewarding when we share our struggles, growth and inspiration in community. To that end we encourage people to gather with others to grow in connection and in gratefulness…
Gratefulness Gatherings are an opportunity to cultivate communal spaces where we can explore grateful living as an orientation to life. Gratefulness Gatherings take place at the local level, in person, hosted by members of the community. Through rich discussion and collective wisdom, Gratefulness Gatherings help inform and deepen our relationship with grateful living and usher it into the common lexicon.
We are currently preparing a directory of Gratefulness Gatherings. Please check back in late October 2018 to search the directory.
Each Gratefulness Gathering is different, but here is what you can expect:
No. Everyone, regardless of their experience with or existing knowledge of gratefulness and grateful living, is invited to participate. At your first Gratefulness Gathering, your host will help orient you. If you are newer to gratefulness and grateful living, we encourage you to explore Gratefulness.org, including our Practice Space and ABCs Area of Interest and listen eagerly at your first gathering. Here is a downloadable Introduction to Living with Gratefulness.
There is no commitment beyond the time you make to show up at a Gratefulness Gathering. Meetings are held once per month, each month of the year, but there is no requirement to attend a certain number in order to participate. Of course, we hope you’ll be inspired to participate in more than one as repeat participation builds connection and cumulative understanding, enriching the community and discussion.
Essentially Gratefulness Gatherings are free to attend; however, if there is a cost related to renting space, your host may invite contributions to cover costs.
We recommend a minimum age of 18 to participate. However, hosts may use their discretion in admitting people under the age of 18.
Our Participant Agreement is signed by each participant at their first Gratefulness Gathering to ensure a safe, respectful environment for all.
We’re glad you’re interested! Please visit this page to learn more.
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