Hello Authentic Portland!
Many of you have asked us for opportunities to go deeper and to connect with the larger Authentic community. We’re excited to share a great opportunity to experience deep connection through the practice of Circling (aka Intersubjective Meditation). Circling is a bit hard to describe, but my personal definition is that it is a relational practice of open curiosity with another person(s) that can lead to profound transformation through being seen at a level deeper than many of us are used to in our daily lives.
Authentic World is offering a two day, 18-hour Foundations of Circling Course in San Francisco on April 27-28. Here’s more info: http://www.authenticworld.org/discover-the-foundations-of-circling/
The price is $375 for the weekend, and the price goes up April 18. However, if we can round up 5 Portlanders to go down, the price will be $300 per person and will be held at that level up to the date of the event. Either way, at $300 or $375, this is a screaming deal for 18 hours of workshop, as most of AW’s weekend intensives are $1,000 or more (granted they are 3 days and go a bit deeper). The people who will lead this weekend are transformational Jedis and amazing teachers.
If you are interested, please post here or email me, Anne, Jason, or Whit. Include whether you will want to carpool and if you will want help finding housing for the weekend. We can help explore opportunities for staying with members of the Authentic World community in San Francisco to keep costs down.
For transparency, Authentic Portland leaders don’t get any monetary benefit from getting folks signed up for this course (or any AW course), so there’s no hard sell here. We have each personally benefited so tremendously from circling, AW courses, and the larger community that we love to share the information and opportunities. And, we really want to grow and deepen Authentic Portland and start a group of committed circlers, so we’d love to see folks experience circling and connection at the deeper levels that these courses offer.
Please don’t hesitate to contact one of the AP leaders with questions!