Authentic Relating

Circling Fundamentals & Lab

Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00pm – 3:00pm in the Chapel Room

Dive into community using the art of Integral Circling™ to experience the joy of being truly “seen”, identify relational blind spots, and learn ninja relating skills.

Mondays 12-3pm are open to the public and cover the fundamentals of Circling. Great for people new to the practice as well as those with experience looking to enjoy and learn from the purity of the form. Hosted primarily by Ryu Koyama.

Wednesdays 12-3pm are for IC Members Only and requires basic understanding of Circling principles.

This is our opportunity to use our high-powered Integral transformational practice, Circling, to work with whatever’s arising in our community.  This is a time where we can get more ‘mat-time’ with the art-form, practicing being Circled, being a Circle-member, and being a facilitator if you’re on that training path.  Bringing our work into community is courageous and highly effective; let’s bring our best to every moment in service of our selves, our community, and our world.

When you arrive, please check-in with the facilitator if this is your first time joining the lab.

What is Circling again…?

-Circling is our homegrown inter-subjective meditation practice in which groups of people can support each other delving into the states of awareness normally accessed through sitting on a cushion alone for weeks at a time (or years…).  For the record, we’re a big fan of those individual practices AND a relational practice can massively accelerate your evolution of consciousness when undertaken with care and skill.

-We have very, very rarely found a style of supporting people with this depth of impact AND with such minimal contrived biases, models, or belief systems that often come with the territory of ‘transformation’. 

-Our primary vehicle for supporting/coaching people begins by continually letting go of those models/belief systems/assumptions, and putting that freed up attention on experiencing profound connection with each other.  

-By coming to “get their world”, layer by layer, you can actually help *them* get what their life is like in an increasingly clear and rich way.

-The ways in which I don’t totally feel connected to you…not coincidentally often highlight ways in which you aren’t totally connected to yourself…

-And it’s a two way street…

-By vulnerably expressing my experience as I’m with you, we begin to invite each other deeper, layer by layer, moment by moment.  Many aspects of that process make for exquisite moments in any conversation, professionally or socially.  Focusing that process into an explicit practice…has lead thousands of people to those kinds of realizations that you can look back at as the moment life would never be the same (in a way you’re happy about).

$15 for non-members
Free for Integral Center Members

Community Circling Night

Tuesdays 7:00pm-9:30pm in the Chapel

Once you find your tribe you will find the depth of connection that you have been longing for. At Community Circling Nights we strive to teach you the skills that allow you to create the social life and deep connections you want while building our community here at The Integral Center.

Circling is a practice of balancing connection to Self and Other while building our capacity to be present in our lives and be able to meet anything with equanimity. A trained facilitator guides a discussion focussed on what is happening in the present moment. We get to know what it is like to be another person and what other people experience being with us. Other Authentic Relating and group activities may be practiced during these events as well, at the discretion of the event leader.

*All circles led by certified facilitators!

**Please arrive on time! Doors lock at 7:10pm

$15 for non-members
Free for Integral Center Members

Game Night: Authentic Relating Social Mixer

Select Thursdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the Chapel Room

— Our Authentic Relating Games evenings explore the frontiers of highly personal & interactive experience. —

A core part of The Integral Center’s “Conscious Nightlife” series, these events are:
– Great opportunities for Intentional Socializing with curious experimenters & generally adventurous souls.
– Safe places for taking risks, playing outside the box, and discovering more of ourselves.
-Men, women & couples are all welcome to enjoy an evening with us while cultivating a deeper understanding of yourselves and what’s possible in your relationships.

Give yourself extra time so you can find parking and be here with us ready to start at 7pm sharp.

$15 for non-members
Free for Integral Center Members