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Circling Nights (Integral Relational Meditation, weekly)
“Integral relationship has been the missing piece, and Circling is the most powerful relational practice I’ve seen…” - Ken Wilber This weekly event — often called "lab" because we're always experimenting — is a wonderful and low commitment chance to dive into this Integral Relational Meditation. What is it: Monday Circling Lab is an experiment in emergent, self-organizing collective intelligence. It is a meditation on what it means to be human and to be part of humanity; a way for us to discover more inclusive and expansive ways of being together; to align w the impulse of evolution while honoring the perfect wholeness of each unfolding now. We gather with a willingness to step into the mystery of being truly honest and seeing the innocence and beauty of every expression in every moment. This environment challenges our assumptions of how to be ourselves and behave with each other; (we've all felt these challenges Monday nights!) the result is a release of creative potential, and long lasting insight into the unconscious habits we've constructed to avoid the raw intimacy of each moments' full expression (and that avoidance is innocent and beautiful as well). Our guides are five principles, championed by facilitators who model the ever-imperfect practice of letting these principles guide us, gently direct attention to seeing how every share, no matter how unskilled, can be seen as an intelligent expression of our wholeness (including their/our own individual shares as leaders), and can become more potently creative and lovable when seen that way and held with a sense of wonder and curiosity. We believe that we can train our awareness to recognize this consciousness itself already-always becoming manifest in everything; yet the more our collective becomes aware of this already present-awareness, the more luminous it becomes. Our curriculum is our relationships; our lessons—though their expressions are infinitely personal—are universal and therefore our doing them together accelerates our (un)learning. Hope to see you there. CIRCLING and INTEGRAL It tends to be a mix of spiritual practice, shadow work, body awareness, and perspective taking rolled into moment-to-moment awareness and acceptance. The essence of increasing developmental complexity, according to Harvard developmental psychologist Robert Kegan, is making subjective experience an object in our awareness. In silent meditation we do this with our own (UL) subjectivity; in circling we do this with our shared, relational (LL) intersubjectivity. Useful Links: • A free, in-depth 30 day mini course on bringing presence into relationships: ( • Circling in Business, as written about on • Introduction to Surrendered Leadership: • Tons more info on ( Location: Impact Hub Austin (, 411 West Monroe Street, Austin, TX Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Every Monday Evening For parking: Guests may either park in our lot in front of Impact Hub or at our offsite lot 1619 S. 1st (formerly Jovitas) — a short walk. Please enter through the Impact Hub side of the building. Cost & Payment links: One session, $15: Four sessions, $40: —if this is too expensive, pay your hourly wage— —if you have other circumstances, let's discuss— Please note, the RSVP numbers on Meetup do not reflect reality: We average about 20-30 people each week, they just aren't on This event has been happening every Monday for the past five years; the facilitators vary from week to week but are likely to include any combo of the following: Jordan Myska Allen, Michael Blas, Becky Kangas, Kageni Pierce, Peter Griffin, Ben Poliakoff, Cedric Theofanous, Joel Harrison, Annabeth Novitzki, Kristen Massey

Impact Hub Austin

411 West Monroe Street · Austin, TX

What we're about

"An integral life is total freedom to be who you already are.

A life where peace and passion come alive.

Providing a place for everything in your life.

Better relationships, sex, career, and health.

More effectiveness, more purpose.

Less confusion, less fear.

In order to be. And to become.

Welcome to Integral Life.

Where growth enthusiasts make sense of everything."

(excerpt from

Welcome to the Austin Integral Salon!

This group is created to catalyzing integral living. We dig into our shadows, play with states of consciousness, apply what we learn to real world situations, and help each other grown.

We are filled with people applying the integral thinking of Ken Wilber, resolving problems using Spiral Dynamics, writing books about Integral Education, evolving businesses, and more.

We are happy you found us...

We are people wanting to take honest inventories of ourselves and our subconscious, our "edges", and seeking deeper levels of what it means to live more "integral" lives.

Individuals best suited for this group are people already interested in Integral theory/practice, and who want to join us in spaces of openness, listening, engagement, consideration, substantive dialogue, introspection, observation, silence, and play, with the goal of becoming more personally "integral".

Our topics and discussions are both philosophical in nature, and focused on exploration/sharing/discovery/and application in all aspects of our daily living. We thrive on getting "out of our heads", and embody the principles we find resonating with us.

We often meet every two weeks, although we're constantly adjusting the schedule to see what works best. We tend to sit for meditation for 30 minutes and allow our interactions to then be informed by the Silence, as we explore the outer edges of emergent Reality.

We create our group together, and it evolves in interesting, exciting, and delicious ways. If this sounds like a space you'd enjoy, please, we'd love for you to join us.

Ideas and feedback are always richly welcomed! Feel free to suggest outings, movies, potlucks, and other fun, get-to know-you/bonding times to enhance our embodiment of community and self in-community. Jump in on everything that looks interesting to you!

Note: Big Thanks to the Houston Integral Consciousness Group ( for a lot of this description! It was just so dead on that I had to borrow a lot of it, with their permission of course! :)

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