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An event introducing

Sage-ing and conscious aging

in the Twin Cities

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A one-day event offered by Sage-ing® International

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

at the Compassionate Ocean Zen Center,

Minneapolis, Minnesota USA


The Program :  

Today, most people approaching elderhood can expect to live another 20-30 years. 

How do you want to live those years? Sage-ing (also known as Spiritual Eldering or Conscious Aging) is a model for engaging the elder years more deliberately, more joyfully, and more compassionately. Sage-ing can help us to develop a balanced plan for eldering that is personally fulfilling and also beneficial to others. 


During this highly interactive workshop, we will introduce Sage-ing concepts including life review, forgiveness work and issues surrounding mortality. We will explore images of aging and the role of spiritual development in the capstone chapter of life. Finally, we will begin development of a personalized plan for our own eldering, including service to others and leaving a legacy.  


Besides being an excellent introduction to Sage-ing concepts, this event fulfills the entry prerequisite for the Certified Sage-ing Leader (CSL) training program.


Our materials are not specific to any religious denomination, but serve to enhance spiritual maturity for persons who embrace any faith or humanistic practice. Based on the best-selling book:   From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older  by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.


                                             Presenter: Karen West, MA, CSL, has been a seeker and an educator all her life. 

                                             She spent her work life first as an English teacher and then as a career counselor. In 2007,     

                                             Karen completed her training as a Spiritual Director. Then after retiring in 2012, she was

                                             certified as a Sage-ing Leader (CSL) and as a Legacy Facilitator. Conscious Aging and           

                                              Sage-ing have become her passion.  

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To Register :

The fee of US-$75 (payable by credit card, below) includes

course materials and light refreshments.

Bring a packed lunch, please; beverages will be provided. 

Partial scholarships are available, contact Karen for information.


Because of space limitations, prompt registration is advised. 



We meet at the Compassionate Ocean Zen Center, located at 652 17th Avenue NE (at the corner of Jefferson St. NE) in the Arts District north of Downtown Minneapolis, MN 55413 , USA. Ample street parking is available.


A useful map and directions are available from the Registration Page below.


Questions ?

Please contact Karen: 651-399-9571 or by E-mail:

To register, click here.

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