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Sage-ing Not Aging
Rediscover Your Life's Profound Narrative

An Exclusive Monthly Gathering for Discerning Souls in the Second Half of Life.

Once a month, we curate an unique experience where kindred spirits in the second half of life come together to reflect upon their life's journey

Journey into the Depths of Self-Knowledge

At this unique gathering, we unveil the tapestry of our own life stories. We delve deep into the wellspring of ancestral and indigenous wisdom, ancient tales, and mythological narratives. These venerable sources reveal the enigmatic layers and concealed reasons behind the paths we've traversed.

We gain profound insight into why we experienced life as we did and gain new clarity with the path now available to us.

Mapping Your Unique Life's Storyline

These artfully curated circles offer the opportunity to map your life's storyline gaining a deeper understanding of the concealed meanings and inner depths of our life's experiences.

We see the over-arching narrative and storyline of the life we lived and this gives us clarity, a renewed inner power, and vitality. 

Restoring The Esteemed Culture of Storytelling & Reflective Dialogue


In our intimate gatherings, we listen to one another's stories and reflections, offering the opportunity to share your own when the call arises. Together, we piece together a unique culture that nourishes and enriches our souls.

You'll Gain:

  • The revelation of the profound meaning and hidden motives that have shaped your life.

  • Connection to the sacred songline that is your life's unique narrative.

  • Access to an inner wellspring of vitality and strength, now unlocked for your benefit.

  • Heal your past and release the weight of the stories you've been carrying

  • The embodiment of the invaluable Medicine and Gifts bestowed upon you by your life experiences.

The Deeper Why:

We've lost the Prestigious Culture of aging as an honorary movement into celebrated people who's life experiences, council, and stories are honored.

We're restoring this culture and these honorary opportunities to share your story and grow into the embodied wisdom now available to you.

Our vision is to curate a model that can be duplicated in communities and from the gathering of Elders we restore a life giving culture for the whole community.

"Elders are those who have survived the many little deaths and have learned something of the beauty and meaning of being fully alive."

Join us here at the Tortoise Temple as we gather in the old ways where through storytelling, ritual, and reflective dialogue we draw out these ancestral perspectives in our story. 

Together we tap back into the River Beneath The River or our life journey and access the hidden depths, meaning and powers our life has afforded us.


The First Saturday of Each Month


JOIN US  Noon to 3 pm pst, at the Tortoise Temple

6928 SE 122nd Dr, Portland OR 97236

Lack of Handicap Access

Tortoise Temple is a residential home which has graciously offered to host our gatherings to support restoring a culture of Elder.  At this time, we do not have wheel-chair access. There are a few stairs and a dirt path to our inner temple area. We apologize for any inconvenience.  If you are unable to attend because of this, let us know and we'll be happy to offer a personalized phone session.

Contribute what feels good for you.  It supports us in crafting these experiences, paying for the space and making the teachings available.  

"Those who don't learn the story that is trying to live through them don’t become old enough or ancient enough to serve the dream of life"


"Thank you for this.  This showed up just at the right time for me.  The synchronicity is ridiculous.  This offered me fresh perspective and I feel more confident with what I'm experiencing. Thank you." ~ Gretchen

"I love this concept of becoming Elder instead of Older and how the difference is in how we know and tell our stories.  You gave me new ways of looking at my life that I feel is opening me to healing from experiences I didn't think I could heal.  I'm looking forward to further exploration."  ~ Anna


"This experience nourished me for weeks after. I reflected on the stories and poems and conversations again and again.  Thank you for offering this. It's been so helpful for me as I transition into being an empty nester questioning my marriage and what my life may now entail. I now feel inspired and empowered." ~ Julia


"Wow!  One thing I'm taking away with me from your sharing is Permission.  To grieve, to honor what I feel is calling me, and to say yes.  It came up in my FB feed just at the right moment that morning and I'm so glad I registered. Thank you for the work you're doing and your generosity for sharing it." ~ Linda

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