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 […]

Is AMP Integral men’s work?


If you follow The Integral Center, I am sure you have heard some buzz about the Authentic Man Program. As a subsidiary of our newly merged partner company Authentic World, AMP is now the men’s work arm of The Integral Center. Given that, you may be wondering: How integral is AMP? I’ll share how AMP […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Founders Give up Rights to Control Their Organization

The Integral Center First to Legally Adopt New “Purpose-Driven” Business Model Outside of Model Developers Boulder, Colorado April 2nd, 2013—In a legally binding move, founders of The Integral Center, LLC have voluntarily relinquished their rights to control their company as owners. Instead, they have ceded authority to a purpose-centered governance process called Holacracy, a model that distributes […]

Relationship as Spiritual Practice

HOW TO FIND INSIGHT AND INSPIRATION IN EVERY INTERACTION Robert MacNaughton here— I’m excited to share with you something that has rocked my world open for the past few years. That being the work of AuthenticWorld, an Integrally based company out of San Francisco, and, in particular, the transformational process they’ve come to call “Circling”. […]