Radical Intimacy Retreat

My Dear Alumni of European Radical Honesty workshops… Please read this event description thoroughly.

Now you’ve learned the concepts, done the exercises, acquired the tools, maybe even dared to take it out into the world a little…

But as you’ve probably figured out by now, this work isn’t a quick fix… and *understanding* it is a far cry from really *doing* it… It takes a lot of practice! (Ideally, with expert *supervision* from an experienced and highly skilled guide ;-) ) It takes practice to actually INTEGRATE & EMBODY this way of being together…

AND… the deeper you go with this work, the more you realize that it’s not just about handling particular problems or troublesome breakdowns in communication that arise in the course of your daily life… It also becomes like a powerful out-loud, interpersonal meditation practice… one that actually TRANSFORMS you as you engage in it…(and those engaging in it *with* you)… It fuels the fire of an almost magical, mystical kind of EVOLUTION that wants to take place *in* you, and *through* you, and *between* us…

This workshop will support just that kind of practice… It won’t be about structured exercises, and I will keep my teaching to a minimum… I will, instead, be facilitating you in the experiential practice of really BEING together, fully present in the moment, with whatever is arising within and between us…

In this way, we will create a temporary (but timeless) conscious community dedicated to exploring the magic of mutual presence… and to EMBODYING the transformational truth comes out of our shared, deep connection…

Love & (R)Evolutionary Intimacy,

Taber

FOR REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

HOW DOES THE PRACTICE WORK

Sign-up for the retreat, then look around & look inside, and ask yourself: With whom would you like to retreat? With whom would you like to spend your time? With what kind of people (what kind of “yourselves”) would you like to discover/develop connections? Find those people and invite them, so you can support each other in getting what you want with clear direct communication. If they haven’t done any RH, get them to attend one of the many workshops that Taber will be leading this summer. That way, if they aren’t RH alumni already, by the time of the retreat, they WILL be! All of this encourages you to start consciously custom designing your own environment, taking charge of creating your life and relationships the way you want them.

SAVE MONEY BY DOING THE PRACTICE

Transparency and co-creating our own playground starts with the way the pricing for the retreat is set up. A standard 5-day advanced Radical Honesty retreat with Taber Shadburne in Germany costs between 1.200 EUR and 1.400 EUR/person depending on location BUT we want to mingle with those who can afford and those who cannot afford such retreat. Thus, we came up with pricing system that supports the retreat program and the idea of having people from all backgrounds. If you join our community of loving mutual support, you are encouraged to help us do that by recruiting your friends to also join us. And if you do, you will be rewarded!!
The price for the 5-day all inclusive retreat, if 10 or less attend, is 1.200 EUR/person. AND here’s where it starts to get interesting…The more people WE ALL bring, the LESS everyone pays: if there are 14 people, the price drops to 900 EUR each. The max capacity is 20 people, and if we gather that many, the price for the retreat per person, is only 700 EUR!
So our communal goal is to have 20 people in the retreat and for everyone to save 500 EUR! (Taber will also be promoting our retreat  to groovy humans all over Europe at 11 different workshops this summer.) Juicy deal, isn’t it?… AND, remember, this is not just an all inclusive 5-day retreat… This will be a co-created conscious community of mutual inspiration and support, that will live on for as long as we all keep it alive. It is real as long as you keep it real.

WHAT TO BRING (besides your stuff)

Your community building practice doesn’t end with recruiting your own people. You are also encouraged to bring and share all of your gifts, and receive those of others. Give/get feedback, offer/ask for support, start a new band or a business, get hired, form loving relationships — whatever floats your boat! Bring your musical instruments, totems, books you want to read-share, drawings, mathematical equations that arouse you, songs to sing, exciting board games and everything you have inside of you, all your potential, all of yourself that you’d like to share and use and develop in this honest environment.

 

Img from Circling & Authentic Relating

Taber will, of course, be leading us through his Radical Intimacy and R/evolutionary R/elating, transformational counseling, hot-seat work, facilitating deep conversations, and playing music. Jura will be sharing workshops on Tantra, Conscious Touch & Sensuality, Dance Meditations, etc. Edgar Vossen, longtime Radical Honesty veteran, will carries new business ideas, knowledge and practice of acupuncture, Chinese medicine, somatic healing, and male ejaculation control & multiple orgasms for women. With more people joining in, still more gifts will be revealed. And, of course, no one needs to do anything they don’t want to do, and you are always invited  to ask for what you DO want!

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

We arrive on Tuesday evening, August 15th to settle down and make ourselves at home. At 19 – 20 o’ clock we have a Get-Together dinner with songs, fire, swim in the lake and the traditional shamanic sweat lodge with Jakob, who will introduce us to the retreat house and the nature that surrounds us. We will all know each other before the retreat through the sharing practice we’ll do once we sign-up. Jura will coordinate it and this night will be the beginning of our togetherness.

We start the retreat the next day at 9 AM with meditative dance, movement and body awareness practices. We make the agreements and devote the rest of the day to go through the exercises and main principle of Radical Honesty, R/evolutionary R/elating, Life Purpose and everything that is being covered in the 9-day workshop. Taber will lead.

On the second day we will begin to practice BEing together, asking for what we want and cooperate with everyone involved in the retreat. Each of us brings a luggage with ideas, emotions and things to unpack and work with. On this day we’ll be unpacking and setting the program for the rest of the retreat. It might be messy and this is where transformation happens – it’s a team sport – how do we build a bridge and come to meet so that everyone gets what they truly want? Taber will lead and we all get to be heard and seen, encouraged to express and work on what we want to.

The rest of days we start at the time we decide all together with body awareness practices, yoga, dance, gentle movement lead by Jura. Taber will teach and reminds us of soulful communication. We get to BE together, clear up stuff from the past, compost the shit we’re still full of, and proceed with the program we’ve agreed upon on the second day. As you can imagine by this time we all know each other well, the trigger points and desires. We live and work together as connected and supportive to each others processes as a well functioning family does.

We will experience the full spectrum of Radical Honesty (exercises, life stories, naked work, life purpose, etc.), Taber’s R/evolutionary R/elating (soulful communication, Zen practices, creative ways of handling relationships, transformational connection, etc.), Body work, Conscious Sensuality & Tantra, Shamanism, Business, Healing, Nomadism, etc. Whatever we put on the plate on the second day. In this way we all get to give, receive and EXPERIENCE every person in the retreat.

We close the retreat on Sunday, August 20, 17 o’clock with dinner, songs, fire, swim in the lake and sweatlodge (optional). Jakob will lead us through the closing rituals. We’ll make agreements, exchange contact and decide on how much we want to continue with this work, how we want to be involved in each others lives and when is the next gathering. Of course, this all depends on the group dynamics and whether you want it or not :)

LOCATION

It’s sacred space in a countryside, a beautiful old and rustic retreat house in Woddow 28, 17326 Brüssow, Germany. With cats and pigs, organic garden, original shamanic sweat-lodge and lake!

How to Get Here
By Train from Berlin: Berlin Hauptbahnhof train direction Ostseebad Binz ride 1h 30min to Prenzlau.
We organize 3 pick-ups with a car from Prenzlau train station – 2 on August 15th and 1 on the morning of August 16th.
Arriving in the retreat house after 5 pm. on August 15th for registration, settling down and get-to-gether dinner.
Retreat starts on August 16th, 9 AM.

Are you Ready to start your practice?

Sign-up now! You reserve your spot in the retreat and show your commitment by purchasing the all inclusive REGISTRATION ticket of 700 EUR and the rest will be calculated before the retreat, depending on how many of OUR people joined, the rest you can pay in cash the day of the arrival.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Taber Shadburne is a cutting-edge counselor and teacher of transformation who has helped thousands of folks transform their lives and their relationships over the past 25 years. He has led life-changing workshops in about 50 cities, in a dozen countries, on four continents. He studied Zen for 10 years, lived and practiced at the Dharma Rain Zen Center, and has worked deeply with various spiritual teachers. He received an M.A. in Psychotherapy and a B.A. in Music & Comparative Religion. Taber has done way more meditation retreats, professional trainings, spiritual practices, and touchy-feely personal growth workshops than is at all reasonable for any one person his age. He co-authored the book The Heart of Healing: Inspired Ideas, Wisdom and Comfort from Today’s Leading Voices.

Taber has studied and worked closely with Dr. Brad Blanton for 20 years, and is the only person ever to be certified by Brad as a Master Trainer of Radical Honesty. Taber has been leading Radical Honesty workshops and intensives around the world for 18 years. He and Brad often co-lead workshops, and together they train and certify other RH trainers. Taber lives in Oakland, California where he founded and leads a progressive spiritual center called The Church of Soul, and he is creating an eco-village & conscious community retreat center in Hawaii. He is also a killer musician (singer-songwriter-guitarist) and a wicked funky dancer.

ASSISTING FACILITATOR
Trainer-in-training

Jura Luna Glo(w) is often referred as a Wizard of Human Behaviour. She is intuitive, calm and loving in her guidance and expression. She is experienced in Radical Honesty, Gestalt Psychotherapy, Tantra, Conscious Living, Relationship & Sexuality, Psychosomatic Healing & Shamanism.

My name is Jura and I live to provide transformational experiences – this is my life and my service. I’m a people gatherer. I create spaces for people to experience themselves differently. It’s my work and life play. I study human mind, perception and behavior. I work with Magic of Love & Radical Honesty, which is a life practice of telling truth, naming my experience as it arises and being beyond the reactivity of my mind and choosing Love again and again. I’m a conscious creator, a nomad and a linguist, fascinated by the power and nature of language in human relationship.

I share my practices to challenge beliefs, evoke body awareness and broaden perception to move forward/backward in life with compassion. I am the example I want to see in the world. Welcome to my world and I welcome yours to mine
With much gratitude,
Jura Glo