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Council of Hearts & Minds

The Council of Hearts & Minds is a gathering of community
with the simple goal of sharing ideas and perspectives
relevant to conscious living.
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    There is a 15 person maximum for each council.
    Please consider your reservation as a
    FIRM COMITTMENT.

When Are CHM Gatherings Held?


The evenings are held from 6:30 - 9:30 PM on a Sunday evening.

There is a requested donation of between $10.00 - $20.00 for the evening.  This helps offset costs for each event's preparations and materials, taking the guest lecturer out to dinner at our local Mexican joint and creating the environment for these gatherings.  If you find that you are unable to make a donation at this time, please do not let that keep you from coming and participating. You are always welcome! The main thing is that we all help to keep our community conscious and in a state of compassionate awareness.

6:30 - 7:00 PM Social gathering and settling in
7:00 - 7:30 PM Presentation of Discussion Topic, Lecture or Selected Reading
7:30 - 9:30 PM Council Gathering

 

For more information on our next Council,

please follow the links below.

Doubts, Fears & Foibles - Oh My!

How Do We Deal?


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The Council of Hearts & Minds Concept


The concept of the Council of Hearts & Minds (CHM) was born out of the desire to share important concepts of conscious living with others within our community. When faced with the question of what I might possibly do to make a small difference in the health and well being of our global consciousness, it seemed that the sharing of our community member's beliefs, ideas and perceptions might go a long way in helping keep our spiritual awareness alive and in-tact.

Rather than wait until we happen to get together at some random event or gathering, the Council of Hearts and Minds meets regularly to discuss topics important to our lives. Some of our evening gatherings center around a topic presented by a guest lecturer, some are an open topic to which we all contribute our experiences, while other CHM gatherings focus on books or other writings.

Check out our Past Councils for examples of typical CHM evenings.

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What is a CHM Gathering Like?


A Council of Hearts and Minds evening is based quite simply on focusing intention on a specific topic of discussion. The evenings are limited to 15 participants and are based on a reservation system.  All CHM events are held at the home of Chess Edwards in Del Dios.

CHM gatherings are an opportunity for people to express and explore their own ideas or perceptions and to be exposed to those of others. They are a place for respect, tolerance, open minds and open hearts. We come together to share ideas, not to change other's opinions.

We gather in a large circle, and share our thoughts in a Council format where the person speaking is not interrupted and is permitted to finish their thought before the next person speaks.

If the evening is focused on a topic to be presented by a guest lecturer then he/she will spend no more than 30 minutes presenting the topic for discussion. If the evening's discussion is to revolve around a specific writing or book, then all participants are asked to have read the book before the gathering.

After the lecture, topic presentation or short reading of specific book passages, the floor is opened to discussion with the facilitator presenting various questions to be explored. The facilitator is responsible for shaping the evening and guiding the discussion so as to keep it relevant and in line with the evening's expressed topic.

Food and beverages will not be provided at the gatherings. Please eat before arriving and bring any beverages that you are interested in drinking.

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Driving Directions & Contact Information


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From the Coast

Del Dios Highway out toward Lake Hodges and Escondido (East)
Right at RANCHO DRIVE toward Hernandez Hideaway.
Follow Rancho along the lake (It turns into Lake at some point) and make a left on REDWOOD. (Streets are alphabetical)
Go to your second street and that's 4TH PLACE - Make a left.
I am down the dirt road about 150 yards on the right. White house with a stone wall out front.
Please do not block the road or neighbors driveways when you park.
If there is no parking on 4th - Please park one street up behind the house on 5th. There is an entrance to my place off 5th.

From I-15 Northbound

I-15 North to Via Rancho Parkway - Left
Go about three miles and past 4 signals. Just before the Del Dios Highway make a left on LAKE.
This will take you down along Lake Hodges. Go to REDWOOD and make a Right. Up to FOURTH PLACE (Dirt Road) and make a left.
I am down the dirt road about 150 yards on the right. White house with a stone wall out front.
Please do not block the road or neighbors driveways when you park.
If there is no parking on 4th - Please park one street up behind the house on 5th. There is an entrance to my place off 5th.

From I-15 Southbound

I-15 South to Valley Parkway Exit (first exit past Highway 78) – Turn Right
Go about three miles and past 5 signals. Turn Left on Via Rancho Parkway. Make your first right onto LAKE.
This will take you down along Lake Hodges. Go to REDWOOD and make a Right. Up to FOURTH PLACE (Dirt Road) and make a left.
I am down the dirt road about 150 yards on the right. White house with a stone wall out front.
Please do not block the road or neighbors driveways when you park.
If there is no parking on 4th - Please park one street up behind the house on 5th. There is an entrance to my place off 5th.

Contact Info:  
Phone: 760 294-2250
Cell: 760 390-2250
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