By Ralph White
The origins of the International Centers’ Gathering came about almost accidentally when in 1985 the owner of Tarrytown Conference Center located an hour north of New York City, a former Life magazine journalist, invited the directors and program directors of a handful of holistic centers to spend the weekend discussing the trends emerging in our culture.
These centers included the newly established New York Open Center from Manhattan, Esalen Institute from Big Sur, California, Omega Institute from upstate New York, and the Boston/Cambridge center known as Interface. I was fortunate to be among that original group and it has been a strong blessing, one that has opened many doors, that life has enabled me to attend almost every Gathering since over the course of thirty years. [Read more…]