Transformation through Intimacy

Terrence Bishop (2)with Terry Bishop and Arisa Inlakesh

An exploration of how an intimate relationship can become both sanctuary and crucible for a deeper, more authentic life. Based on the work of Robert Augustus Masters from his book of the same name, we explore his use of the term ‘awakened monogamy’, and how the commitment to go deeply with one person can be used in service of awakening from the game of compromise and victimhood into a life oozing with freedom, love and beauty.

Our intention for the workshop is to create conditions where participants can see for themselves the way we are all prone to projection and blame in our intimate relationships, as ways to avoid having to do the work on ourselves to awaken from the dream of our belief systems (including the belief we have about how relationships should be).

We intend to do exercises to exercise the muscle of our seeing, and to show the ways we can be purposeful, personally responsible and wholesome in our way with others in everyday life and love. We intend that you take away some useful tools to unravel the knots of old pain and set yourself free to love with all that you are.

An exploration of how an intimate relationship can become both sanctuary and crucible for a deeper, more authentic life. We explore ‘awakened monogamy’ as an approach to awaken from the game of compromise into a life oozing with freedom, love and beauty.