What happens in Mutuality Cafe?
The Mutuality Cafe consists of drop-in peer mutuality circles that are facilitated by Trillium Awakening facilitators.
Peer mutuality circles provide additional opportunities to practice mutuality and explore embodied awakening. These groups are intended to supplement, rather than replace, sittings and personal sessions with Trillium Awakening teachers.
The mutuality circles in the Café will be up to 2 hours long, and will follow the typical format of a mutuality circle in which there’s a brief check in time, meditation, gazing, and time for each participant to share about their own awakening process.
Mutuality Cafe group size is no more than 6, and each participant will share approximately 9 minutes. There will be two mentors (or mentors-in-training) who serve as co-facilitators.
The Mutuality Cafe is different than our “closed” mutuality circles, which consist of practitioners who meet regularly together as a kind of committed practice group. In the Mutuality Cafe, you can drop in whenever it works for you, though you will need to make a reservation so we can keep the group size to 8.
1) Regular sessions or sittings (virtual or in-person) with a Trillium Awakening teacher. (See below for prerequisites for newcomers.)
2) A commitment to honor our Guidelines for Practicing Mutuality, Guidelines for Listening and Reflecting, and Mutuality Cafe Participant Agreements is also required. (Please click on these links and read these pages.)
The first prerequisite is to ensure that participants are not substituting Mutuality Cafe for doing work with a teacher. The second prerequisite is to ensure alignment with Trillium values and ensure the safety of the container.
Newcomer Prerequisites: If you are brand new to Trillium Awakening, we ask that you do the following before registering for Mutuality Cafe: 1) watch our Introductory Video Series 2) have a free session with a Trillium Awakening teacher, or attend a virtual Introduction 3) attend a few sessions or sittings with a teacher (virtual or in-person).
We ask that everyone register for no more than ONE mutuality circle with each of the facilitators and facilitation pairs each month on Mutuality Cafe. There are 5 different options for facilitators/facilitation pairs, so participants are able to attend a mutuality circle each week of the month if they so choose.
While there is no fee for the Mutuality Cafe, we do encourage donations to the Trillium Awakening Teachers Circle Outreach fund to support our efforts to reach more people with this work.
Once registered, a link to our online video-conferencing service will be sent to you via email. Please arrive on time, as you will be able to enter until 5 minutes after the hour.
Tuesdays, 3 – 5 pm PDT / 6 – 8 pm EDT – facilitated by mentor Jim Hutcheon
Wednesdays 4 – 6 pm PDT / 7 – 9 pm EDT – facilitated by mentor Marcia Hince.
If you have questions or feedback about the Mutuality Cafe, please send them to [email protected]
Also Available – Coffee with CC
Saturday Morning Coffee with CC Leigh
Drop in Zoom meeting for conversation and support. Bring your own coffee
Every Saturday: 9 am PDT /noon EDT /5 pm London
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85889295794 (same link each time)