Willkommen, Bienvenue, ברוך הבא, Vítejte, أهلا بك, Kuwakaribisha, Hoşgeldiniz…. This site is a virtual hub for the ways of council that have grown out of The Ojai Foundation lineage. It is also a beginning place to bear witness to ancient and emergent circle ways from around the world. Circles have been called, inspired, practiced, and informed by many cultures over time. The heart of these practices – of listening, learning, living and thinking like a circle – are needed now more than ever.
“WHERE COMPASSION BEGINS: Foundational Practices to Enhance Mindfulness, Attention and Listening from the Heart”, by Jared Seide
When you find your place inside the circle, you are surrounded by a community that practices a willingness to provide you with a patient, loving, compassionate understanding of who you are, and the circle is committed to a relationship with you, and with each other, that will help you on your life’s journey.
~Jeanette Acosta, California Traditional