Council Immersion


Mon, 07/03/2017 - 5:00pm to Tue, 07/18/2017 - 5:00pm

The Council Immersion is currently full.

There is availability to participate in select day events.

Please follow the links below to learn more and register for each day event.

Contact with any questions.

Financial Support and Fundraising

We are working within the spirit of gift economy for the Council Immersion. As such, we have been raising money to support those who would not be able to attend due to financial reasons. We are also asking all who come to bring a financial offering from their community in support of the work of Council in the world. 

As communicated, all requests for financial support needed to be shared by April 1, 2017. We are no longer able to accommodate financial support requests. If there are extenuating circumstances please contact us and we will do what we can to respond.

We are still open to receive funds for those attending the events during the Council Immersion as well as other Council projects, including further development of the Ways of Council Website, translating The Way of Council book into Arabic and other languages. In addition to our fundraising before the program, an abundance bowl to which people can contribute to and receive from will be present throughout the immersion. We would also like to be able to give financial gifts to those in service of events during the immersion. We appreciate financial contributions of any size!

Click here to make your contribution and learn more about the council ambassadors attending the immersion.

Program Overview

This program is designed for people who are already facilitating councils and are familiar with the practice. Wait list only available for the Immersion and The Gathering. Come and join during the 15-day immersion for one or more of the diverse daylong meetings/workshops. There is no longer overnight accommodation available on the land.

*Tentative Schedule:
Date(s) Program Description Facilitator(s)
July 2 Council in Families We will weave the thread of council in families throughout the days on the land and involve the youth attending the Gathering. Supported by TOF staff and volunteers. Coordinated by Miriam Tassone and Jack Zimmerman.
July 3 Land Walk with Elders A simple ceremonial time to connect to TOF's history and place. TOF Elders
July 4 Interdependence Day Celebration We are all related. Let us meet, weave, and celebrate our interconnected circles. Laura Whitney, Adam Rumack, and Miriam Tassone
July 5 Council in Schools An exploration and reflection on the history, evolution, and challenges of this practice in schools. Joe Provisor, Mark Rosner, and Jane Raphael
July 6 Playing Council A day of games and other creative, playful activities that prepare and support the practice of council. Katrin Lüth, Galit Hanien, and Frédéric Pjie
July 7 Setting the Field Weaving the Immersion and preparing for the Gathering. Gigi Coyle and others
July 7-9 International Council Gathering Join us for a gathering of council carriers from all over the globe. Alan Mobley, Siri Gunnarson, and others
July 10 Council in Families Cont. We will weave the thread of council in families throughout the days on the land and involve the youth attending the Gathering. Supported by TOF staff and volunteers. The coordinators for the youth activities will be Miriam Tassone and Jack Zimmerman.
July 11 Day of Intimacy For couples, singles, and workshop leaders who are involved with intimate relationship as a journey of awakening. Leon Berg, Glori Zeltzer, and Jack Zimmerman
July 12 Council in Community Come to explore different ways of introducing council into community.  Marlow Hotchkiss, Gigi Coyle, and Shay Sloan
July 13 Council in Prison and Social Justice Organizations We will explore emerging program offerings and learnings from the ongoing integration of council into the realm of social justice, corrections, and law enforcement. Jared Seide, Heidi Spencer, and Lise Ransdall 
July 14-16 Council 3 Training An advanced workshop designed for experienced council facilitators who feel called to live the practice.  Marlow Hotchkiss and Leslie Roberts
July 16 Council, Community
& Cloth
Community gathering around storytelling, the sacred nature of cloth and mending. Ruth Souza, Kath Davis and Kim Pearce
July 17 Mentoring Day Please join us to explore the meaning and importance of the mentor-mentee relationship. Hosted by the TMC, ECN and Ma'agal Hakshavah (Israel). Led by Jack Zimmerman, Lori Austein, Kate Lipkis, and Bonnie Tamblyn
July 18 Closing Close the container on this immersion with final meetings, ceremony, and next steps. TBD

*subject to change!


Day long events are open for a suggested donation of $75. Less or more is acceptable. Please bring your own lunch.