A different member facilitates the group each week
Everything said in the group is respected and protected by the group: it stays private
Only share what feels comfortable
Communication is part of kindness work
Tell the host when you can't make a meeting
Update members at the start of the group when someone isn't showing up that day
No one's in charge
Everyone is equal
Do not utter advice or say "You should..."
Share yourself, your stories, your vulnerability
Twelve weeks is a long commitment. (Though you'll find youself wishing it weren't ending so soon around the 8-week mark!)
It's possible that a couple members won't be able to make every group meeting and that a couple will drop out. That's okay and expected. If a holiday falls on a day you usually meet, skip that week. It may feel good to have an extra week between meetings at some point during the series of meetings anyway.
The book has 4 parts, so you could spend roughly three weeks on each part over a 12 week period. The fourth part, Caring for You, is quite a lot bigger than the other parts, so allow time for it (you could spend just two weeks on the first part, I Seek You, for example).
Read the Book
Read what you need to in advance so that you're ready to talk about the topics for each week with the group. (Show up prepared.) If possible, read the whole book before the first group meeting and, also, re-read that particular week's pages before the group meets so the material is fresh in your mind.
The Writing Activities
Discuss the activities as a group before completing them on your own. Activities will make more sense post-discussion. Talk through the ideas for each activity as a group first, then revisit the writing activites at home on your own. Ideas and Ah-Ha moments from the group discussion will help you get more out of your writing and contemplation.
Do the visualizations together as a group
Break into pairs for some of the activities
Color-code your Time Wheels (p. 145), then share with the group
Use colored pencils to color the book's illustrations
On the final week, each person shares who they are (p. 225)
Swap more ideas on the Community Forum
Use name tags
Exchange email and cell phone info
Have a babysitter arranged for childcare
Set up a private Facebook page for members
Offer beverages, but not food
Celebrate the final week with food/a potluck
Buy the Book
Ask your local bookstore to order copies for your group