SUMMER CONVERSATION CAFÉ 

For our Summer Conversation Café we are adding a summer vibe and a more relaxed format. Our guided conversations will start with a topic - however we will go with the flow of where the topic may take us.....

We are very excited to announce the return of Conversation Cafe-In Person! Wednesdays at 10:30, bring your own mug to ThirdSpace and have some conversation face to face!

We will be meeting outside in a physically distant manner!

 

Please bring your own mug for coffee, tea or water and a camp chair or sit-upon. Canopies will be put up for shade and marks have been made to show how far apart to stand to remain safely physically distant. Please also bring a mask, just in case.

**You will need to sign in at a table and you will be asked about any symptoms, leaving the country and other possible exposures.**

 

Please read the PDF of our Summer Conversation Café safety plan below.

Weather dependent week to week. If weather is not accommodating, we will be hosting Summer Conversation Café virtually on Zoom.

 

Instructions to join virtually if required:

 

1. Join us by video chat:

Go to this link: https://zoom.us/j/95936571745

Meeting ID: 959-3657-1745

Password: Please message us or email assistant@ourthirdspace.com for password

 

2. To join us by phone (voice only), just call this number and then enter the meeting ID:

Call: 778 907 2071 and enter

Meeting ID: 959-3657-1745

Password: Please message us or email assistant@ourthirdspace.com for password


 

Tired of small talk? Try some big talk! 
Drop by for conversations that matter.
Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30am

Conversation Café is an open, hosted conversation where anyone is welcome to join in. There is nothing to join, no homework, no agenda, just a simple process that helps to shift us from small talk to BIG talk--conversations that matter. A simple format helps people feel at ease and gives everyone who wants it a chance to speak—it’s also fine for people to simply listen.

Each week we’ll have a different topic or question to start the conversation, and then where it goes is up to the participants.
 

Conversation Café Agreements:
Open-mindedness: Listen to and respect all points of view.

Acceptance: Suspend judgment as best you can.

Curiosity: Seek to understand rather than persuade.

Discovery: Question assumptions, look for new insights.

Sincerity: Speak from your heart and personal experience.

Brevity: Go for honesty and depth but don’t go on and on.

 

Conversation Café Process:
Assemble up to 8 people plus host, hearty topic, a talking object, and time (60-90 min.). Host explains process and agreements.
 

Round 1: Pass around the talking object; each person speaks briefly to the topic, no feedback or response.

Round 2: Again with talking object, each person deepens their own comments or speaks to what has meaning now.

Dialogue: Open, spirited conversation. Use talking object if there is domination, contention, or lack of focus.

Final Round: With talking object, each person says briefly what challenged, touched or inspired them.

Click here for the Principles of Conversation Cafés


Questions to Go Deeper
What happened that led you to this point of view?
How does this affect you personally?
I’m curious, can you say more about that…
Here’s what I heard…is that what you mean?

Past Conversation Topics Include:
What healthy habit would you like to develop?
What old friend do you wish you were still in touch with?
What "spiritual" practice do you try to practice annually?
What is like to live on the Peninsula?
How do you express love?
Self compassion - what does it mean to you?
What are you looking forward to in 2020
What small, kind gestures make a big difference? 
What’s the best movie you’ve seen recently?What do you find challenging about this season?
What joys and gifts come with age? What are the qualities of a true friend?
How do you practice Rembrance?
 

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