Connection Roadmap: The 3 Levels of Conversation

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Connection Roadmap: The 3 Levels of Conversation

  INTRODUCTION Whether experiencing connections full of love and joy, or navigating challenging interactions, if you’re like me, you’ve found relating with other people one of the most dynamic, rewarding areas of life: A loved one’s eyes light up with gratitude for finally feeling appreciated for their unique contribution (essence?)… A deep sigh of relief from letting go […]

What is “Circling”?

Circling (also known as InterSubjective Meditation) is an organic, in-the-moment interpersonal process that’s equal parts art form, meditation, and group conversation — all designed to allow a visceral experience of connection and understanding of another person’s world, celebrating who and where they are right now. It’s practicing using our genuine curiosity to better understand and become a connoisseur of another person’s world though […]

Authentic Games Everywhere

With Sara Ness and Michael Porcelli Sara Ness, the creator of Connection Corps in Austin Texas is on a mission to bring Authentic Relating Games as far and wide as possible. From her completion of The Integral Center’s Train-the-Trainer (T3) program in 2013, she has been on a mission developing facilitator trainings for Authentic Relating […]

An Aletheia Moment

There are those moments in life where, for some reason, the veils get drawn back a little and we are thrust into a deeper experience. Perhaps we are struck by seeing more of ourselves, perhaps we get a glimpse of some aspect of another person, or we see some subtle facet of reality itself. Often […]

The What & Why of Circling

We know the power of gaining new perspective on ourselves and our lives, and how circling can so powerfully deliver this experience. Listen to this recording between Decker Cunov and Michael Porcelli where they unpack how rare the kinds of experiences are that happen in circling, even though they seem so fundamentally simple. Download Recording […]

Relationship as a Path

Relationship as a Path

How do your relationships compare to your other practices? What’s possible when we welcome the challenges that arise in our partnership as opportunities for growth? In this conversation with Jayson Gaddis, we discuss the ways in which we can treat our relationships similarly to how we hold our personal development and spiritual practices. Since our […]

The Power of Practice

The Power of Practice

I recently had a great conversation about practice with my friend and Integral mentor, Terry Patten. Terry was part of the core team at the Integral Institute that developed Integral Life Practice, which distills ancient and modern practices into an intelligent contemporary transformational lifestyle. He co-authored a book on the subject as well as leading […]

Game Night

Our Intimacy and 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 fellow do-gooder’s, consciousness geeks, curious experimenters & generally adventurous souls. – Safe places for taking risks, playing a little […]

The Integral Worldview

Integral begins with a recognition that we are evolving through growth stages in individual consciousness and culture. Each of these stages has something important to offer: a dignity, insight and capacity, which shines most brightly when combined, or integrated, with the dignity, insights and capacities of other stages. This integration creates more than the sum […]

Updates for Week of April 15th, 2013

Updates for Week of April 15th, 2013

Featured Events: Family Constellations Presentation & Experiential w/Jack Blackwell Tuesday April 16th, 6:30-9:30pm Middle Room Experience the power of ancestral healing to transform your relationships and your life! Family Constellations work accelerates your personal healing process by gently uncovering what needs to change in order for you to experience optimal well-being. https://www.facebook.com/events/632046820155095/ Boulder Men’s Experience […]

Circling Lab

Circling Lab

Mondays and Wednesdays 12 – 3pm, usually split into two sessions $10 Drop-in Free for Members of the Integral Center 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 […]

What’s the Integral Center?

We’re discovering it day by day. What gifts can you bring to help co-create it? Version 2.0 of Boulder Integral will ultimately be a prototype for how a flourishing community can embody Integral Principles. With a renewed focus on Integral Community and Relationship, we’re making an assertion: The Integral movement will continue to grow to […]