Past Meetup

Relational Alchemy Community Night - December 20 (Thu)

This Meetup is past

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An evening of sharing, connection, and intimacy. This month Community Night is on a Thursday evening, and we will be returning to Rudramandir in Berkeley.

Thursday, December[masked]pm

doors at 7, starting at 7:30

Ghazal Room (#103)
(not the Sutra Room, which we've used in the past)
830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Driving and parking directions:

$20 each, or $15 each for parties of 2 or more (bring friends or a date!)
(no one turned away for lack of funds)


'Relational alchemy' is an evolution of personal growth into relational growth. We begin from a place of embracing and taking responsibility for our unique personal experience. And there is magic created when we reach out, with love and respect, to relate with each other's experience. When we tell the truth, the truth changes.

There is no cookie-cutter mold for how you should be or what relating should look like. Everyone is a complete universe unto themselves, has a unique style, personality, and integrity that is perfectly *them*, and everyone is perfect and amazing as they are (including their belief that they aren't.)

These nights involve a series of fun, social exercises that demonstrate and explore relational alchemy, getting to know yourself better while at the same time learning to see and appreciate more about everyone you connect with. There will also be unstructured time for connecting with each other and fostering community. People of all backgrounds, relationship styles, and sexual orientation are welcome!

All this is within a lighthearted container which is safe for getting real, taking emotional risks, and personal growth. Everyone has an opportunity to profoundly see and be seen, where there is nothing to 'get' and judgements and distractions fade away.

Things to expect: laughter, relief, anxiety/excitement, reverence, love and connection, new friends, and new possibilities for how you engage the world

Facilitated by Michael McDonald (Integrity Coach).