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3 Month Online Course with Adam Chacksfield, PH.D. & Kate Foley, MSW

Saturday, September 2, 2017 @ 10am-12pm (Pacific Time)

Online Retreat, Web Video Meetings - (phone access also available)

WE RELATING: A New Paradigm

To Transform All Our Relationships  

3 Month Course

September 2nd- November 18

Join Adam Chacksfield, Ph.D, and Kate Foley, MSW, in a truly transformative journey of relating at the deepest level. Through sharing their explorations with We-relating, engaging interactive practices, and ongoing unconditional loving support and guidance, Adam and Kate will invite you into a new way of being in all your relationships.

The ultimate promise of relating is that we can really meet in the whole truth together rather than from separate positions. We can fall inside each other, and experience each other’s experience from the inside, completely given to the interbeing of We. In this union we realize the fulfillment of love’s movement through us and simultaneously open to the wondrous possibility of participating in the aliveness of the interbeing. In this shift to relating from inside We rather than from opposite sides, we are transformed at the deepest levels. This is what love has been calling us to all along.

In this course we will explore and embark on realizing this universe-transforming way of relating in our actual lives and relationships. We will also compassionately open to the truth of our existing ways of relating, bringing love and light to the places that are hurting, scared, or ashamed, so that we can transcend these earlier paradigms of relating and unlock our natural freedom and aliveness. It is only through a free offering of our whole selves that we can open to the possibility of genuine union. Whenever there is any hint of “should” or pressure to achieve there are places in us that feel like they are not being allowed that need loving attention before we can offer our whole being into union.

To learn more about the difference between “We Relating” and the earlier paradigms of relationship you can download Adam’s free Map of Relationship Paradigms

If you’re interested in bringing loving awareness to all of your relationships and realizing the possibility of We-relating, register for the course by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page.



The opportunity to directly explore and realize the highest and deepest relational possibility: We-relating.

The loving invitation to transform the relationships in your life with the support of Adam, Kate, and a community with a shared commitment to transforming relational space.

An unconditionally loving space for opening to the whole truth of our relational experiences, even the places of trembling, anger, shame, and excruciating heartbreak that we often fear make us unfit for the vibrant aliveness of intimacy and love.

Tools for seeing clearly what’s really happening in relationships underneath the frequently confusing or all-too-convincing surface narratives.

Real life practices to move beyond the self-defeating relationship dynamics of the earlier relational paradigms.



Three months of continuous support and guidance to assist you in completely transforming your relationships at the deepest levels.

Four two-hour interactive workshops for the first four weeks of the course led by Adam & Kate, revealing how to transcend the earlier paradigms of relating, and connecting you with the direct experience of relating from inside we.

Two two-hour interactive integration gatherings with Adam & Kate, to catalyze greater access to the highest paradigm of relating and help move beyond the limitations of the earlier paradigms.

Eleven weekly ninety-minute small group sessions facilitated by Kate (Adam will co-facilitate once per month) to offer personalized loving support as your relationships are transforming.


Saturday, Sept 2, 10am-Noon (Pacific Time): Increasing Awareness & Transcendencing Earlier Relationship Paradigms
Saturday, Sept 9, 10am-Noon (Pacific Time): Loving & Healing The Parts Of Us That Fear Intimacy
Saturday, Sept 16, 10am-Noon (Pacific Time): Freeing Ourselves From Relationship Scripts & Honoring Our Truth
Saturday, Sept 23, 10am-Noon (Pacific Time): Opening To The Intimacy, Abundance, & Wonder Of We-Relating

Interactive Integration Gatherings
Saturday, Oct 21, 10am-Noon (Pacific Time)
Saturday, Nov 18, 10am-Noon (Pacific Time)

Small Group Sessions
One ninety-minute session every week from Sept 2 to Nov 18, 11 in total. The schedule for these will be set once we know the number of groups needed and the scheduling needs of participants.



Is the We Relating course right for me? If you’re willing to turn loving awareness toward your relationships in a sustained way and take a fresh look at what’s true now and what’s really possible this course is for you.

What if I’m not in a “relationship”? This course addresses all relationships not just romantic/sexual relationships. We-relating is possible with friends, family members, work colleagues, anyone that you relate with. This is why transforming the way we relate inevitably radically transforms our whole lives not just our romantic/sexual relationships.

What if my partner doesn’t want to take the course? Although it might be ideal to have a partner, indeed everyone we relate with, take this course with us, it is by no means necessary to profoundly transform our relationships. By experiencing the possibility of We-relating, and gaining insight into the earlier paradigms of relating, you’ll be empowered to completely transform your relationships.

Can I do the course even if I don’t have a lot of free time? This course is designed to facilitate the transformation of your relationships and your life during the course. So the time commitment of the formal course activities is not too great, but all your relationships will become part of the course. To receive the full benefit of the course, you will need to ensure that you make it a priority to participate in the six two-hour course gatherings and the weekly ninety-minute small group meetings.

Will this course be able to address my personal relationship challenges?  Yes this course is very much an invitation for you to bring loving awareness to your particular relationship challenges and receive the ongoing support, inspiration, and guidance you need to move beyond them. In the weekly small groups you’ll be invited to explore what’s happening in your relationships as the course progresses, and gain insight into how to meet whatever’s arising.

What is the purpose of the two-hour workshops? These workshops will enable you to directly experience and deepen into the profound beauty of We-relating. They will also allow you to explore how you can shift beyond earlier relationship paradigms when you find yourself inside them.

What is the purpose of the two-hour integration gatherings? These gatherings are an opportunity to explore deeply and collectively what is happening in relationships as the course unfolds. They will allow you to access the inspiration and wisdom of a committed community bringing loving awareness to relationships in a sustained way.

What happens in the weekly small-group sessions? In these sessions you’ll be in facilitated groups with just 3 to 6 other participants. You’ll be invited to bring loving awareness to what’s unfolding in your relationships and receive support for continued transformation and engagement with whatever challenges are emerging. These groups will also deepen your direct experience of We-relating, and further reveal it’s wondrous potency

What if I can’t afford the tuition? You are welcome to utilize the payment plan if you want to take this course but are unable to pay the tuition at this time. If event the payment plan is unaffordable for you, please contact us to request a low income scholarship.




Adam is a heart-centered nondual spiritual teacher and the founder of the Center for Nondual Awareness. He’s committed to supporting the world-transforming infusion of awareness throughout our lives and relationships. After some profound openings he left his job as a Professor, at age 33, to devote himself to spiritual exploration. In 2010, with Peter Fenner’s encouragement and support, Adam started to work with groups and individuals. His teaching was then profoundly influenced by Jeannie Zandi’s love-saturated transmission. Adam’s deepening into the new paradigm of “we-relating” is now being inspired and supported by his immersion in Patricia Albere’s Evolutionary Collective. adamchacksfield.com

KatepicKate is passionate about supporting the embodiment of nondual awareness and cultivating heart centered relationships with self and other. She draws from over a decade of experience with working closely with heart and somatic oriented nondual teachers such as Adyashanti, Jeannie Zandi, Pamela Wilson, and Isaac Shapiro. Kate has trained with Jeannie Zandi in spaceholding for individuals and groups. She has facilitated online retreat sharing groups for Isaac Shapiro, Pamela Wilson, and John Prendergast. Kate offers ongoing online sharing groups and created and co-facilitates in-person exploration groups. Kate also has a background in social work and Reiki and offers heart centered awareness counseling.



“The well-designed structure gave me a playground for exploration. Adam’s consistent love and acceptance created a strong and gentle foundation for opening. Blockages were loosened and judgments were softened. The connections made with other participants were heart-filled treasures, with far more intimacy than I’d expected.”-Becky, Seattle, WA

“Kate sees, understands and embraces some of my deepest wounds. She confidently and gently guides me through a process which leads me to a more compassionate conceptualization of my own innermost needs. Kate’s grounding work is a tool I can use throughout my week when I become anxious or distracted by negative thoughts.” – Marisa N., Marriage and Family Therapist

I loved the sweetness and the kindness that I felt from Kate who lead the meetings. It felt like radiating love. And [she] helped greatly if I had a question.  –Therese V, online retreat participant 

“Adam has a very unique transmission that does wonderful things for my spirit – spa treatment.” – Pamela Wilson, Nondual Teacher



Regular Price (After Aug 20th)

Two Ways to Pay:

One Payment of $645

Three Payments of $230 (1st by Sep 1st, 2nd by Sep 20, 3rd by Oct 20)

No-Risk Full Refund Guarantee

If you decide the “We Relating” course is not for you at any point before midnight on Sept 8th (the start of the course’s second week we’ll give you a full refund.

For paying in installments email onlineretreat@opencirclecenter.org.

For payment in Full, to proceed to Registration , please affirm that you have read and agree to these terms: click here to READ TERMS.


Saturday, September 2, 2017
10am-12pm (Pacific Time)
Event Category:


Online Retreat
Web Video Meetings - (phone access also available)