Saturday, July 11, 9am- 1pm
$25 (members: $15)
Performance expert (and BI member) Tom Curren will facilitate this experiential workshop on the philosophy and practices of “Getting Happy” as a primary orientation toward life. Participants will work with practical exercises in appreciation and positive thinking, and be challenged to push the edges of their belief around the proposition that “We create our reality.”
We will present “Get Happy” as a primary injunction, rather than a byproduct of material success or spiritual growth. Participants will learn that “getting happy” does not mean living in a constant state of bliss; rather, it is an orientation toward reaching toward the “next higher” emotional level that you can access from wherever you are at any point in time, relative to any object of your attention.
Tom Curren has 30 years experience as a consultant, coach, facilitator and trainer. He specializes in “top team alignment” for corporations and nonprofits around the world. (See www.topteamalignment.com). Tom will draw upon his consulting experience using “appreciative inquiry” and “powerful questions;” his deep familiarity with integral theory, his background as an active spiritual seeker and practitioner, and applying the material from Abraham-Hicks to his recent experience with cancer. Tom will be assisted in this workshop by Boulder Integral co-founder Jeff Salzman.
Do you have specific integral topics that interest you? Do you want to engage in dialogues on the application and embodiment of Integral Theory? How can we move towards Integral theory truly serving self and other?
Boulder Integral is experimenting in the best format for holding a monthly Integral Salon with the sole purpose of creating a space for deep and interesting dialogue on integral topics. So far we have used the Conversation Cafe format enhanced with the Open Space rules.
The next one we are going to swing the pendulum toward an augmented version of Open Space. So, instead of providing one topic, we ask that you come to the salon with your own topic of interest. We will go around the big circle where you introduce yourself and your topic of interest. We will then dive deep into a little chaos as people collect around the topics they are most interested in discussing. These small self-organized groups will then gather in comfy spots around Boulder Integral and hold their intimate dialogues. We will close the evening with a brief sharing of the topic that was discussed and anything interesting that came out of those conversations.
So, please come. discuss what you are jazzed about in the integral worldspace.
These events are hosted by Jeff Salzman and Christine Brautigam. We are going to hold 3 more and see how they go. Dates and times are as follows:
May 21st, June 18th, July 16th at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
If you feel moved, please bring snacks or drinks to share.
If this is a beneficial and well-attended membership event, we will continue to hold them on a regular basis. You are welcome to contact Christine at ChristineB@directdynamics.biz if you have additional ideas and recommendations.
Thanks and we look forward to sharing with you and learning from you.
with Alyson Schwabe, and Ray Brejcha
Saturday, July 18: 6:00-9:30pm (Doors @ 6, 6:30 hard start)
Pre-Registration Required by Friday July 17th.
$20 per person
$30 per couple or if you bring a friend of the opposite sex!
To register, contact Jason Lange at 303.217.6208 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ever notice how difficult it feels to truly reveal your most authentic self? Or connect deeply with a person when that’s all you really want to do?
Join us for a night dedicated to breaking through the barriers of our ‘social masks’ as we playfully explore and practice connecting deeply through revealing our authentic selves. –All in service of creating more exciting, engaging & flourishing relationships!
July 18th’s theme is connection: We’ll be exploring the art of deeply seeing others, and of allowing ourselves to be deeply seen; having fun with the layers of the ‘social masks’ we don consciously and unconsciously. We’ll be diving in to see how honestly and adventurously we can cut to the chase and create deeper connection, in the moment, with the person right in front of you.
Game Night provides you a safe place to take risks and play a little more outside the box in a way that allows you to discover more of yourself and other. It’s a fun way for people to get to know one another — even if you’ve known each other for years. The best part is this is for singles and couples. Meet others who are into juicy relating or meet your current partner in a new way.
These nights are worth their weight in gold; they’re way better than a movie and popcorn!
Date & Time: Saturday July 18th, 6:00*-9:00pm. We’ll go as far as we can in 2.5 hours. *Registration and social mixing begins at 6:00..let’s all be ready to start at 6:30 Sharp!
Cost: $20 per person (Discount to $30 per couple if you bring a date or if you bring a friend of the opposite sex!!)
Space is limited so register soon. All reservations must be made by Friday July 17th. Contact Jason Lange at 303.217.6208 or email@example.com to reserve your spot today.
Alyson Schwabe has been in the mental health and human services field for over 14 years. Her clinical experience includes residential care, individual, child, adolescent and family therapy, group facilitation, social work, and child protection services. She was also a teaching and training professional in parenting and behavior management. Alyson has worked with adult individuals, teens, couples, and families in therapeutic settings across the country. She has also worked in a didactic setting with corporate groups in Denver and Virginia and with the Integral Institute in Boulder. Alyson received her BA in psychology, and her MA in transpersonal psychology, and has completed specialization training in gestalt therapy. Alyson is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the state of Colorado.
Alyson’s theory and application are rooted in gestalt, developmental, energetic, and somatic psychologies. Her approach with clients and groups is creative and dynamic. Her central philosophies are aligned with integral theory, human potential, and consciousness development.
Currently, Alyson teaches Gestalt Therapy at Naropa University’s School of Graduate Psychology. She also facilitates women’s groups, therapeutic workshops, and gestalt-based intensives across the country. Alyson very much enjoys working with Authentic World and AuthenticSF, co-facilitating The Authentic Man Program (AMP), and The Authentic Woman Experience (AWE) in San Francisco, leading the women’s team for Colorado’s Red Pill Weekends, and Co-facilitating the Advanced Red Pill Weekends. She is currently working to bring AWE to Colorado. She sees private clients in her north Boulder office weekly, and is committed to teaching people to live intentionally and relate authenticity. She is thrilled to be offering more opportunities to the public that are rooted in this work. To read more about Alyson, click here: http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/36416 or: http://www.AlysonSchwabe.com
Ray Brejcha is a workshop leader, speaker, and international personal and relationship coach who passionately inspires men and women to lead an authentic life. Ray’s approach to teaching and coaching is grounded in his commitment to yoga and health, and a deep understanding of masculine/feminine dynamics. He brings a fresh, engaging, warm and witty style to his coaching and facilitation along with the powerful gift of presence.
Ray draws upon his diverse experience working in Silicon Valley as a top sales executive, as a skilled Success and Results coach with the Peak Potentials Organization, course facilitator for The Mankind Project, and a competitor on the TV show “American Gladiator.” Ray has been educated and certified by some of the nation’s top training organizations for coaching, seminar facilitation, relationship, sales, leadership and presentation skills, and has coached 100’s of clients in ten different countries. He has facilitated popular monthly workshops in Boulder Colorado on authentic relationship. He brings a fresh, engaging, warm and witty style to his coaching and facilitation with the Authentic Man Program along with the powerful gift of presence. Ray is also the co-founder and creator of the Red Pill Weekend in Colorado. He is committed to helping others create wildly fulfilling relationships that are fun, deep and meaningful.
In addition to teaching large groups of men and women at seminars around the United States, Ray also has a limited number of one-on-one sessions for men and women designed to allow you live and fully experience wildly fulfilling relationships that are fun, deep and meaningful… all based on you learning how to just simply be and express yourself more fully and authentically. To learn more about Ray, click here: www.raybrejcha.com or www.redpillweekend.com
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Monday, July 20th – 7pm
Suggested donation; $10. ($5 for members)
OM-MD is an organization that is working to create an environment for positive human development based on the integral approach. The two main directions of work are: Development of children (“World of Childhood”) and the Development of adults (“Open World”)
OM-MD in the past few years has adopted as a core principle, an integral approach towards facilitating the development of children. This includes creating children and family centers that provide services in entertainment, education, goods, and leisure-time activities.
As of today the Center is the leading-edge (and the only) center of its kind in Moscow. Since its foundation it has reached with 30,000 visitors per month attending various offerings. Since 2007, the OM company has begun publishing a series of books for children, several of which are recurrently at the top of bestseller lists for children’s books. A significant and strategic initiative has been the formation of the Institute of Contemporary Childhood whose aims include: Integrative research in Child Development, training of specialists in the sphere of childhood and building capability for supporting contemporary childhood. As of today the holding company is in the process of transforming its trademarks into brands using the AQAL Integral Model. Therefore, we were able to create and sustain a developmental play & game environment in which through maximal contact with our target audience we can facilitate the process of development of the target audience, tailored to the levels of their consciousness by using Ken Wilber’s integral model.
At this point the company is in the process of intensive preparation to create a network of centers inside Russia with the prospect of further expansion into the international market. In the near future, their plans include publishing the first magazine for children, magazine for adults, a web-portal for children and a children’s cartoon studio. We perceive the company’s role in Russia as that of a company that would shape the culture of the newly emerging Russian middle class. Precisely because we already have a research center, a cultural center, and a system for the production and sale of goods production as well as a viable business organization, we have entered into a phase of in-depth dialogue with the government and various social organizations on possible expansion and adoption of our model.
In 2003, “Open World” – OM (Otkritiy Mir), a community center was founded, and is situated right next to Mir Detstva Children Center (MD) in the Center of Moscow. Starting out as a space for seminars in transpersonal psychology, OM was reconceptualized as an integral center that includes seminars in body practices, tai chi and qigong groups, aikido, wu-shu, various yoga approaches, SPA massage, meditation classes, gestalt therapy groups, individual psychotherapy, and various personal growth trainings. Six thousand people attend the center per month. Currently the center provides space for various seminars and trainings; and world-renowned teachers and masters from different schools are regularly invited to offer their teachings. The OM Center also has the Laboratory of Events. Its function is to organize various events, celebrations, and other kinds of cultural services. The center is growing and in preparation to expand.
One of the most important features of the OM Center is that it serves as a spiritual center where various spiritual lineages practice in one building. Similar to the Integral Spiritual Center in Denver, we hope thereby to foster an integrative dialogue among different spiritual traditions.
Thus, the various activities of the OM Center embrace projects in integral spirituality, integral business, integral psychology, integral health, and integral culture. The integral culture aspect plays a very important role in the life of the OM Center and includes a community space at the tearoom, cultural gatherings, performance of various artists and musicians, and art exhibitions. There’s also a theatrical laboratory that organizes and trains people in amateur acting, improvisational theater, plays, and performances. Moreover, the OM Center functions as a supportive environment for the emerging integral community. The Moscow Integral Salon holds its meetings and presents integral knowledge by providing space for seminars, integrally related topics and approaches.
The media division is currently represented by the OM Publisher, a publishing house that publishes books on spirituality (especially, Buddhism), psychology, and integral theory and practice. The intent is to publish more integral literature: Grace & Grit has already been published, and in the works are the translated publications: Integral Vision, Integral Spirituality, Boomeritis, Genpo’s Roshi’s Big Mind – Big Heart (these are the books the rights for which have already acquired).
Tuesday, July 21st
7PM (doors open 6:30pm)
$10 ($5 for monthly donating members) Cash and checks only please (checks to Boulder Integral)
On select Tuesday nights we will take a look at the political and cultural developments of the week, with an integral eye that invites friendliness to the evolving catastrophe of life on earth, and a recognition of the calling we have to bring more goodness, truth and beauty online. In any — ideally every — moment.
Typically, Jeff will do some pontificating and we have a great discussion. It’s easy and casual, but do not be afraid to bring your most pressing issues!
PLEASE NOTE: It is difficult to say in advance what might be the topic of discussion for each Tuesday, as Jeff really does keep up with the most current news and will speak about what’s hot around that time. He will speak about the past, present and future in the context of that topic.
If you have ideas, suggestions, questions, comments, please send email to Jeff@BoulderIntegral.org.
Saturday, July 25th, 7pm.
$10 – (Pay at the door, cash/check preferred)
Stuart will perform live comedy, play a short acoustic set, and we’ll watch some of our favorite moments from the series!