The Open Circle is a non-sectarian community dedicated to supporting the practices of mindful and open-hearted awareness. We draw our inspiration from a variety of spiritual, religious, psychological, and scientific traditions which support direct experience, insight, and compassion, without belief systems.
East Bay Open Circle strives to offer events on a donation basis and relies upon donations to continue making these teachings of wisdom and compassion easily available. Any support is greatly appreciated.
Please check our calendar for up-to-date information on our schedule or join our email list by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified of upcoming events and last minute changes.
Open Circle Center is a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of IRS Code, to which donations may be tax deductible.
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Thurs June 20th 7pm Rudramandir. 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Tue June 25 7 Pm 7pm Falkirk Cultural Center. 1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael
Wednesday, June 26, 7-9 pm 4153 El Camino Way, Suite A, Palo Alto, Ca 94306
Thursday, June 27, 7-9 pm Room for Growth, 9 Camp Evers Ln. Scotts Valley
Scott Kiloby : Freedom from Compulsion Intensivehttp://www.scottkilobytalks.com/
Friday June 28 7pm to 9pm, Saturday June 29 9am to 5pm, Sunday June 30 9am to 5pm, Intensive will be held in a private home in San Rafael. Location will be given upon registration.
Please visit http://www.scottkilobytalks.com/ to register. This event will be limited to 24 participants and will allow close interaction with Scott (and senior facilitators) in a small group setting. The intensive is already 20% full. There are a limited number of rooms available on-site.
Scott Kiloby is conducting “Freedom from Compulsion” Intensives, based on his Compulsion Inquiry. The Compulsion Inquiry (CI) was developed by Scott and Colette Kelso using the basic tools from Scott’s book, “Natural Rest for Addiction.”
Scott, Colette, and the other Living Inquiries Facilitators introduced the CI to groups and individuals in 2012, and the results have been astounding, resulting in a flood of enthusiastic testimonials.
Participants have not only been able to reduce, if not completely eliminate, specific, longstanding compulsive behaviors and addictions, but have found that compulsion has fallen away generally in many other areas of their lives. For instance, someone might come to a session with a desire to give up sugar, and after a few sessions using the CI, find that he or she has very little desire to engage in a variety of other compulsive activities such as drinking, sex addiction, or even spiritual seeking. Those who use the CI lose interest in unhealthy, habitual activities and gain a passionate curiosity that comes with the discovery that life, as it is, needs no enhancement of any kind because peace and well-being are already one’s natural state.
Saturday, June 29, 11am-5pm Hillside Community Church, 1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito CA Sliding scale: $60-100
Sunday June 30, 2-5 pm Location: 8476 Sonoma Ave, Sebastopol
Tue July 9th 7pm Falkirk Cultural Center. 1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael
Friday July 12th, 7-9 pm Room for Growth, 9 Camp Evers Ln., Scotts Valley
Friday July 19, 7-9 pm Room for Growth, 9 Camp Evers Ln., Scotts Valley
Tue July 23 7pm Falkirk Cultural Center. 1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael
Tue Aug 20th, 7pm Falkirk Cultural Center. 1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael
Thursday August 22nd 7pm Northbrae Community Church
Friday August 23, 7-9 pm Room for Growth, 9 Camp Evers Ln. Scotts Valley.
Friday September 20, 7-9 pm Room for Growth, 9 Camp Evers Ln. Scotts Valley
Oct 1, 7-9pm Sebastopol
Tue Oct 22nd 7pm Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists 1924 Cedar St. Berkeley