The On Being Gathering

Our inaugural Gathering took place Feb. 16-19, 2018 in the Redwoods of the 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, California.

A glorious cross-section of humanity took in the poetry of David Whyte, Marilyn Nelson, and Naomi Shihab Nye. Seth Godin offered his wisdom. Krista moderated conversations between theologian/poet Pádraig Ó Tuama and poet Marilyn Nelson; social healers Lucas Johnson and Rami Nashashibi, Brain Pickings’ Maria Popova and astrophysicist Natalie Batalha; and peacemaker/haikuist John Paul Lederach with actor/activist America Ferrera.

Breakouts took up civil conversations and spiritual formation. Space was held for the unplanned and unexpected. And some of the most important conversations and future ripple effects happened, as always happens, around the edges, between kindred strangers and new friends.

We are in discernment about when, where, and how we might do this again.