Beginning June 16, 2021-registration open and limited!
Senior life coach, World Wisdom Facilitator, Certified Sage-ing Leader Intern, Founder
The "Harvesting your Wisdom" series is now moving into its FIFTH round, growing wider and deeper each time! We have a remarkable group with us, from the US, Europe and Israel, some from our earliest days in November 2020, others are new participants, all are warmly welcomed to come join our authentically, sensitive, and open group of people who believe that personal and spiritual growth in our wisdom years is not only a "good idea" but a SUPERB OPPORTUNITY! Registration is open and space is limited. For details and registration please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank-you!
This "Harvesting your Wisdom" is a series that is geared both to people who have already experienced the power of Sage-ing as a "looking within/reflecting" process in cultivating our wisdom with our years, as well as for people who are new to "Sage-ing" who wish to embark on a journey to grow in wisdom and discover new possibilities for our wisdom with aging years. New participants are invited to initiate communication with me to explore their interests and suitability for this program.
We will meet for 6 sessions of 2.5 hours on topics which will call out your insight, motivation and inspiration at seeing the opportunities that present themselves at this time of our lives. Please see below. Registration is for the entire series only.
Dates: June 16, 23, 30. July 7, 14, 21
The philosophy behind this continuation program is that open, reflective, profound, sensitive, respectful and transformative conversation- in addition to professional facilitation, planning and tools- is what REALLY helps us all make a difference in our lives!
Wednesday, June 16, 19:00-21:30, Israel time (UTC/GMT +2 hours)- (12:oo noon-2:30 PM, EST; 09:00-11:30 PST): Do you feel “at home” where you are right now? What do you need to make you feel at home? What are your first memories of home?
Wednesday, June 23, 19:00-21:30, Israel time (UTC/GMT +2 hours)- (12:oo noon-2:30 PM, EST; 09:00-11:30 PST): "Letting Go": What things do you feel you need to let go of, what are the things you have already let go of in the past, and how has it been for you?
Wednesday, June 30, 19:00-21:30, Israel time (UTC/GMT +2 hours)- (12:oo noon-2:30 PM, EST; 09:00-11:30 PST): "Old story/new story": We "tell ourselves stories about ourselves" all the time in life, it is just how it is. BUT, in our wisdom years we realize that some of these stories of the past need to be changed, updated and perhaps abandoned. What is one "old story" you wish to change for a "new story"? We will adapt a series of tools in order to help each other here!
Wednesday, July 7, 19:00-21:30, Israel time (UTC/GMT +2 hours)- (12:oo noon-2:30 PM, EST; 09:00-11:30 PST: What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you follow your dream? Why or why not? When have you worked very hard and enjoyed every minute of it? We will discuss and explore our careers and...where are we today- are you working? Retired? Part-time? Volunteering- how is that for us today? What are our personal insights on your work (including volunteer work) in your lives in the past and at this time?
Wednesday, July 14, 19:00-21:30, Israel time (UTC/GMT +2 hours)- (12:oo noon-2:30 PM, EST; 09:00-11:30 PST: "Though the physicality of death destroys us, the idea of death may save us.” Irwin Yalom----How do you personally feel about this? How easy/difficult is it for you to “engage with yourself” about the subject of death, ie. do you have a “conversation with death”? Who have you lost- friends, family, lovers, friends, partners- and how have these losses changed the story in your life?
Wednesday, July 21, 19:00-21:30, Israel time (UTC/GMT +2 hours)- (12:oo noon-2:30 PM, EST; 09:00-11:30 PST: Who are the people that “light up your life”? How do they do that? What is your relationship with them and how will you continue, develop and grow those relationships?
The program will open with a minimum registration of 8 participants, the maximum will be 20. Please register soon to save your place!
Registration is open and space is limited. For details and registration- please contact Ronnie: email@example.com
What participants in Ronnie's Harvesting Your Wisdom workshops have been saying?
"Please know I am loving the sessions. What a fabulous facilitator you are! You make everyone feel so comfortable and free to speak openly. Thank you so much for sharing your talents." (C., USA)
"As always, after the sessions, my head is swirling. Lots to think about, you are always stirring the pots in our minds that get us thinking… your thought-provoking prompts I have benefitted in deepening my understanding of self and what it is I want to do with this precious time in our lives. You help others to make the rest of our lives, the best of our lives…you do have something precious and valuable to offer others with your presentations and I appreciate all the effort you put into making your curriculum: the visuals, music, meditation, humor, great prompts, journaling all add to making this a unique and special program. I also enjoy the variety of people who all join together from all over and we all manage to find so many things in common. (T., Israel).
"Thank you for all you do, I enjoy every minute, adore the participants, and experience personal growth. You were born to do this. I’m grateful to be your student " (S., USA).
"Ronnie's workshops are a dear gift for me, I am "hooked!" I have met and shared with so many wonderful people from all over the world, they have become like trusted friends. Ronnie is a very professional and sensitive facilitator, conducting the "orchestra" such that everybody is actively participating and sharing from their vast experience in life. I can't wait for the next series!" (Shoshana, Israel)
"Your workshops give me inspiration for the conscious aging classes that I myself run for others. I very much appreciate YOU and the dedication and topics you are bringing to our group. You are inspiring me to inspire others, and I want you to know and feel that this ripple effect is occurring- thank-you- put me down for your next series!" (Janet, US)
" Dear Ronnie, I’m so thankful for all the new opportunities that have come to me just having just by joining your workshops! The atmosphere is great, you are a wonderful facilitator and the people are so open, deep and compassionate. And you are a great storyteller too!" (Alda, Germany)
" I want to thank you for the meaningful time full of wisdom and joy with you and our wonderful group during the workshop series I have attended. I feel that you have guided us from one station to another, enriching our souls and teaching how to rule our present and future in order to be happy." (T, Belarus)
"Your workshops have been immensely useful to me to learn to help myself and others to have the right "soul" in the second half of life! You have brought such special people together from all over the world and they have all made such wonderful contributions." (Sundar- India)
" Ronnie, last night after the workshop meeting I was so excited I could hardly sleep. You are amazing. You did it. And I am enjoying very much. Thank-you!" (J., Taiwan)
"Thank-you, I feel that through you and your workshop the universe is opening up so many new opportunities for me. You have a very impressive facilitation style- I like it! And I am really enjoying the international group". (S., India)
" Meeting people from around the world, talking about significant events in my life and the meaning they had, all wonderful. Also mulling over what aging is like, my belief systems….I particularly like the use of writing freely to the questions you asked, which were very thought-provoking…Really good use of different techniques, using poetry, writing, breakout groups, frontal speaking, even the rituals at the beginning of the candle and setting the ground rules. Really Ronnie, I think it was fantastic!" (Rachel- Israel)
" You created a safe place for us all to do a deep soul searching about the many aspects of the ageing journey, and share the many insights with our fellow travelers in an authentic, respectful and touching way… Thank you Ronnie for your skillful, compassionate, focused and insightful way of leading this workshop, sharing your world and life stories with us, bringing much inspiration from the many wisdom traditions of the world, and leading us to welcome the next phase of our life with curiosity, joy and serenity." (Yehudit, Israel)
" This group has been so meaningful and important for me- I have been a psychotherapist for so many years, but I myself did not have the time, place and people to really share with, and gain insights from different kinds of people and cultures. I so look forward to these sessions. Ronnie, I am with you, will walk through the desert with you!" (A., Israel)
"Ronnie, No need to ask me if I am interested. Like A., I will walk through the desert with you. You are an excellent and persuasive educator." (Susan- US)
Ronnie was born in the US, lives in Israel, and has lived extensively in East Asia. He has been a senior life coach for over 17 years (6000+ hours), serves as a veteran group/workshop facilitator, a trained storyteller and a lifetime "seeker of wisdom" across disciplines, traditions and cultures. He has designed, developed and facilitated workshops on sage-ing, world wisdom traditions and spiritual growth with aging for participants around the world. He integrates tools and insights from his cross-cultural experience and from his practice of Eastern traditions including yoga, Buddhism, Aikido and Tai-Chi. He holds an MBA in International Management, is a Certified Sage-ing Leader intern and a doctoral student in Wisdom Studies at Ubiquity University. https://www.wisdom-opportunity.com
These workshops are being offered under a "Dana" framework.
You may or may not be familiar with this concept which comes from the Asian Buddhist tradition and has been integrated in many places in the West. "Dana" is an ancient Pali word that means generosity of heart, or the process of cultivating generosity or giving. In "Dana", no set price is asked for, and participants are asked to give from their hearts, according to their ability and desire. This was the way Asian monasteries and monks were supported, the "exchange" being that of mutual reciprocity and gift-giving, so much a part of Asian culture. In the West, this concept is still not fully understood by all but the general spirit is something I think we can all identify with.
"Dana" allows each individual to give based on the generosity of their heart, the value they feel they have received and the commitment they have to sustain such activity with the time, experience, skills and efforts of the facilitator.
Oftentimes people are uncomfortable because they do not have any frame of reference for this. Thus, I would add that if I were to offer these programs on the free market, I would offer the series of 6 workshops for a price of $150- 300. Please use this just as a reference, your payment in the spirit of Dana will be what you decide it will be and whatever you will offer will be heartfully appreciated.
Since we have no "virtual" "Dana Bowl", payment will need to be by Paypal or by Bit/bank transfer in Israel- details upon registration- thank-you!