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August 2017

FREE Online Event with Adam Chacksfield, PhD & Kate Foley, MSW ~ WE Relating

Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 10am-12noon (Pacific Time)
Worldwide Web Event,
Online Video Meeting - (phone access also available)
Adam Kate Bees Square

10 am to 12 noon (Pacific Time - San Francisco, CA, USA)
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Join Adam Chacksfield, Ph.D., and Kate Foley, MSW, in an exploration of relating at the deepest level. Through sharing their explorations in We relating and through interactive practices, 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. In We relating 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.

Through this process conditioned habits of relating will be revealed. Adam and Kate will guide you through compassionately opening to the truth of existing ways of relating, bringing love and light to the places that are hurting, scared, or ashamed, so these earlier paradigms of relating can be transcended and natural freedom and aliveness unlocked.

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 your relationships and realizing the possibility of We relating, join this FREE online event. And if you wish to dive deeper into We relating and truly commit to revolutionizing yourself and your relationships, check out Adam and Kate's 3 month We relating course~ WE RELATING: A New Paradigm to Transform All Your Relationships.

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.

Kate 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 been trained as a spaceholder for individuals and groups with Jeannie Zandi. She has facilitated online retreat sharing groups for Isaac Shapiro, Pamela Wilson, and John Prendergast. Kate  also has a background in social work and Reiki and offers heart centered awareness counseling.

Suggested Donation: FREE
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Satsang with Pamela Wilson ~ Celebrating Stillness in Motion

Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 2:00pm-4:00pm (PST)
Pamela Wilson

Fellowship of the Heart hosts this event.
Co-sponsored by Open Circle

71 Windsor Lane, Petaluma CA, the new home of Menahem & Jennifer Anderman
Refreshments till 5pm. You are invited to bring a savory or sweet snack (vegan/vegetarian) to share. We will provide beverages.
Suggested donation $10-20, no one turned away.

From Pamela: here we are, benevolent rooted space wearing a remarkably sensitive instrument called the body. Most sages report the body mind insists on being included and permeated by presence, so it too, can know and live its naturalness. The body is the five elements, already free with no history, though it has born witness to all. As compassion we will be instantly aware of any suffering and answer its call, as stillness we will be aware of remaining restlessness. To be with what is in the moment, this is our function and is at the heart of all longing. Join with your fellow sages in satsang, sharing what you are noticing is an act of love.

Pamela speaks the Truth of advaita, non-duality - that the universe is one undivided whole. For the last fifteen years she has traveled widely in the United States, Canada and Europe, holding satsang and giving private sessions. She sat with Robert Adams and Neelam. Week-long retreats have been held in Mexico, Costa Rica, France, the United Kingdom, Canada and the USA. She has endeared herself to many through her lighthearted humor and compassion, and deep understanding of what it is to be human. She lives in the Bay Area of Northern California.

Drop-ins welcome.
Please plan to arrive before 2pm so we can all settle in together. Doors open at 1:30pm.

Our home is the far right house in a grouping of four houses off of Windsor Lane. We are the last grouping on the right from “D” street direction
and the first grouping on the left from Western Avenue direction.
Parking is available on Windsor Lane. Please do not park in the driveway area.

You are welcome to stay for beverages & light refreshments after our Satsang.

Looking forward to sharing with you.
Namaste

For Information, contact Jennifer (530) 701 8162 jennifer@world12.net

Pamela's website: www.pamelasatsang.com

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Susanne Marie ~ Opening Into Your Natural State Using Your Senses

Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:45pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA,
2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Susanne Marie 2017....full body...

Recently featured in conversation with Adyashanti on Buddha at the Gas Pump, Susanne Marie offers teachings in support of freedom, and the celebration of our common essence of love and unity with all life. Her work is transformational and empowering, as she points to the remembering of That which we have always been, allowing truth to become ever more conscious of Itself through a human life. In Susanne’s words: “What freedom reveals is a vast cosmic body where all pain everywhere is felt, and where joy and peace are likewise known as One Self. You don’t get away from anything; you gain the whole of creation which contains all polarities and realities simultaneously.” Susanne lives in Northern California and offers spiritual mentoring to both individuals and groups.

“The more that “self” falls away, the more we sense an intimacy with existence, with one another, and with all that arises within us. We can thus meet life without defense, opening us up to a vast, nuanced, deeply felt, and rich tapestry of experience.”

susannemarie.org

Suggested Donation: $10-$20
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John Prendergast ~ The Nature of the Heart

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:45pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael,
1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael, CA United States
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John is a teacher, psychotherapist and retired adjunct professor of psychology at CIIS known for his pioneering work in integrating nondual wisdom and psychotherapy. He is the author of a new book entitled In Touch (Sounds True, 2015) and founded the superb online journal, Undivided: The Online Journal of Nonduality and Psychology (http://undividedjournal.com/). A long-time student of both Jean Klein and Adyashanti, he was asked to share the dharma by Dorothy Hunt, and has facilitated self-inquiry groups for a number of years. He also offers workshops and retreats. John brings a depth of experience, insight, warmth and compassion to his teaching work, and is especially skillful in guided inquiries and one-on-one dialogues.

Awakening does not end with the discovery of our true nature as open awareness. This is only the beginning of another process. Life also invites us to discover the true nature of our body and, by extension, the world. There is a natural movement of open, loving awareness to saturate the densest levels of form in order to meet and free the areas of greatest confusion and suffering"
www.listeningfromsilence.com

Suggested Donation: $10-$20
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Pamela Wilson ~ Rest as Yourself

Sunday, August 27, 2017 @ 10:00am-11:45am (Pacific Time)
Worldwide Tele-satsang,
Meetings by phone or internet access (audio only)
Pamela Wilson_2013

Pamela evokes through dialogue, inquiry and her very presence the qualities of unconditional love and radical acceptance. She is celebrated for her ability to open the heart and create a space in which long-cherished struggles and notions about one's identity relax. Featured in the book Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Wisdom, Pamela is at her best in heart-felt dialogue, so please join us and bring your questions!

"Every thought, every feeling, is a visitor. You just say: Welcome. Come in and sit with me."
"There is a notion that we left paradise a long time ago. But this secret garden was the Heart, always here, just waiting for our return."
"Love is a magician. Everything it touches turns into itself."

Suggested donation: $10 to $15

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Daylong with Adam Chacksfield, PhD & Kate Foley, MSW ~ WE Relating

Sunday, August 27, 2017 @ 11am-6pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA,
2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States
Adam Kate Bees Square

Take advantage of this daylong to deep dive into a new way of relating, a way of relating that is truly transformational. Through sharing their explorations in We relating and through interactive practices, Adam and Kate will invite you into an exploration of relating at the deepest level.  

The shift from codependent relating to authentic awake relating can be profoundly liberating. When we see through the perceived inadequacy that drives the grasping of codependency, we find that we are able to relate authentically from our truth and receive the truth of the other. However, there is a further relational possibility beyond the mutual authenticity of two individuals, where we can be so offered to the relational field that we become orchestrated by a higher consciousness than anything available independently. 

In We relating 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.

Through this process conditioned habits of relating will be revealed. Adam and Kate will guide you through compassionately opening to the truth of existing ways of relating, bringing love and light to the places that are hurting, scared, or ashamed, so these earlier paradigms of relating can be transcended and natural freedom and aliveness unlocked.

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

And if you wish to dive even deeper into We relating and truly commit to revolutionizing yourself and your relationships, check out Adam and Kate's 3 month We relating course~ WE RELATING: A New Paradigm to Transform All Your Relationships.

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

Kate 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 been trained as a spaceholder for individuals and groups with Jeannie Zandi. She has facilitated online retreat sharing groups for Isaac Shapiro, Pamela Wilson, and John Prendergast. Kate  also has a background in social work and Reiki and offers heart centered awareness counseling.

Sliding Scale: $65 to $125 with Pre-registration
$80 to $125 at door

Scholarships available

Please address inquiries to localevents@opencirclecenter.org

Pre-registration requested.
(but not required - there will also be walk-in registration at the door)

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Daylong with Adam Chacksfield, PhD & Kate Foley, MSW ~ WE Relating

Sunday, August 27, 2017 @ 11am-6pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA,
2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States
Adam Kate Bees Square

Take advantage of this daylong to deep dive into a new way of relating, a way of relating that is truly transformational for ALL our relationships (this is not just a couples workshop). Through sharing their explorations in We relating and through interactive practices, Adam and Kate will invite you into an exploration of relating at the deepest level.  

The shift from codependent relating to authentic awake relating can be profoundly liberating. When we see through the perceived inadequacy that drives the grasping of codependency, we find that we are able to relate authentically from our truth and receive the truth of the other. However, there is a further relational possibility beyond the mutual authenticity of two individuals, where we can be so offered to the relational field that we become orchestrated by a higher consciousness than anything available independently. 

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Amoda Maa ~ Living Your Awakening In Every Moment

Sunday, August 27, 2017 @ 2:00pm-5:00pm
Sebastopol,
8476 Sonoma Ave.
Sebastopol, CA (park on street),
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Amoda Maa...smiling 2017 cropped...

There’s an urgency today to evolve beyond humanity’s current ego-based paradigm, and along with it, a unique expression of enlightenment is emerging. Amoda’s teachings show you that awakening is no longer about abandoning or transcending physical reality in order to live a spiritual life; rather, it’s about the fulfillment of your divine destiny by living the truth of your inner radiance while in an earthly body. Through these teachings, you are called to anchor yourself in the pristine perfection of your inner light and then to fully embody and express this light amidst the imperfection and darkness of the world. The invitation is for you to discover authentic freedom by being both fully awake and fully human.

Amoda Maa is a contemporary spiritual teacher, author, and speaker. After years of spiritual seeking, meditation, and immersion in psycho-spiritual practices, an experience of the dark night of the soul led her to a profound inner awakening. Then, after a long period of integration, she began speaking from silence in small gatherings. She offers meetings and retreats, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events, attracting spiritual seekers and people looking for peace and fulfillment in an increasingly chaotic world. Her teachings are free of religion and tradition, and she brings to them a deep understanding of the human journey, born out of her own experience.

Amoda Maa is author of several books, including the highly acclaimed Embodied Enlightenment (New Harbinger, June 2017) which is based both on her vision for humanity and the conversations on the cutting edge of spiritual inquiry in her meetings with people from all around the world. She lives with her husband Kavi in Northern California.

www.amodamaa.com

Suggested Donation $10-$20
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September 2017

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)
Adam Kate Bees Square

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.

 

WHAT THE WE RELATING COURSE OFFERS YOU:

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.

 

WHAT THE WE RELATING COURSE INCLUDES:

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.

 

COURSE SCHEDULE
Workshops
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.

 

ABOUT ADAM & KATE:

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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 been trained as a spaceholder for individuals and groups with Jeannie Zandi. 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.

 

REGISTRATION:

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)

Register Now And Save $60 With The Early Bird Special (Expires Aug 20th) 

Two Ways to Pay:

One Payment of $585

Three Payments of $210 (1st by Aug 20, 2nd by Sep 20, 3rd by Oct 20)

 

For more information on the course & to Register, click below

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Pamela Wilson ~ Rest as Yourself

Sunday, September 3, 2017 @ 10:00am-11:45am (Pacific Time)
Worldwide Tele-satsang,
Meetings by phone or internet access (audio only)
Pamela Wilson_2013

Pamela evokes through dialogue, inquiry and her very presence the qualities of unconditional love and radical acceptance. She is celebrated for her ability to open the heart and create a space in which long-cherished struggles and notions about one's identity relax. Featured in the book Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Wisdom, Pamela is at her best in heart-felt dialogue, so please join us and bring your questions!

"Every thought, every feeling, is a visitor. You just say: Welcome. Come in and sit with me."
"There is a notion that we left paradise a long time ago. But this secret garden was the Heart, always here, just waiting for our return."
"Love is a magician. Everything it touches turns into itself."

Suggested donation: $10 to $15

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