By Margaret Rodman
As an anthropologist writing a book about holistic centers, one of my contributions to this year’s Centers Gathering is to facilitate an online conversation about the meaning and purpose of the Centers Gatherings, to help put the story into words.
For more than two decades, Centers Gatherings have attracted US and international holistic learning centers to reflect on the inner and outer changes to which they are dedicated. This year, representatives of holistic centers from New York City to San Francisco, and from as far north as Gabriola Island in British Columbia met at Naropa University in Boulder Colorado, May 17-21, 2007. Joe Cassidy (Naropa’s Assistant Vice President for Extended Studies) organized the annual Gathering, offering a variety of group sessions, opportunities for informal socializing, and for spiritual practice.