The Thinking Circle started out with all the participants facing the middle of the ring, but their quiet meditative poses were too frequently interrupted by giggles. Apparently, not everyone’s eyes were closed so they had to remake the circle.
The next time they faced outward so as not to be distracted by their companions. It seemed to work pretty well for about two and a half minutes. If your bears are thinking of making a thinking circle, tell them to think again.