Various groups around the world draw on their understanding of indigenous practice involving gathering in a circle for rites, dialogue, deliberation, and other facilitated processes that build community. Various terms for this way of gathering abound, from the general "Circle" and "Council", to the more specific "Samoan Circle" and "Community Building Circle", as well as many others. What it is about this way of being together, where all participants can see all other participants, that so appeals to human beings?

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The Way of Council

The Ojai Foundation