I often get the question “what are circles?”
This is a valid question. In our modern culture circle processes have be relegated to rather unique settings. 440 more words
The Circle Sentencing model is similar in a lot of ways to the family team meeting model.
Circle Sentencing is a group of people who get together for the purpose of coming up with a solution — a sentence based on the situation, not on “the law” — that will repair the harm done by an offender, to the best extent possible; hold the offender accountable, restore the lost balance and harmony to the community, and re-create a feeling of safety in the community. 864 more words
“And yet, as his own death drew near, Sakyamuni turned again towards the north (“Come, Ananda, let us go to Kusinagara”). Like the rest of us, perhaps he longed for home.” From The Snow Leopard, Peter Matthiessen. 1,106 more words
From April 19, 2012