• White Hawk Sanctuary (map)
  • 9614 Meadow Mesa Drive
  • Escondido, CA 92026

R/evolutionary R/elating and Tribal Technologies
Tools for individual, communal, and cultural transformation 

Enlightenment is a group activity.
— Charles Eisenstein


This weekend workshop is a unique opportunity to spend time with two gifted teachers - Taber Shadburne and Kelly Bryson.  They and the White Hawk Sanctuary (a new Southern California Retreat Center) will be generously offering this workshop to you and the community on a gift economy basis. 

Taber and Kelly each bring their own unique perspective and will provide you with an opportunity to spend two days connecting more deeply with yourself and others. 


Kelly will share tools and wisdom he uses in working with various transformational communities around the world. Taber will teach how to more deeply know and love your own insides - the light and the dark - and those around you, by communicating and relating in a whole new way.  Together, we will begin building the kind of conscious, compassionate community that Kelly and Taber and the White Hawk Sanctuary are creating and supporting in Southern California, and around the world.

Let's face it, we all yearn to give and receive love. We want richer relationships, deeper friendships, more closeness and community in our lives. We may even notice, in some quiet moments‚ that we're dogged by a nagging sense of separateness. And yet, when we look closely, we also find that we, ourselves, are sabotaging the connection we want - with our own defensive conditioning, our old patterns of fear, dependency, and blame. We find that we are hiding from each other, fighting with each other.

How are we to drop this rusty armor so that we may, at last, see each other clearly and hold each other closely?  We want to share with you a way we've learned to do just that.

This weekend will blend of transformational teachings, experiential exercises and powerful processes, drawing on Taber and Kelly's profound integrated wisdom… based on more 85 years study, between them!  They will draw from a number of spiritual, psychological and philosophical schools of learning and their own considerable direct experiences of practicing, counseling, teaching, and working with communities all over the world.

We'll help you, as we have many others, around the globe, to:

  • Let go of shame, fear, attachment to approval - Imagine your "Longing" for "Belonging" satisfied!

  • Open-heartedly share yourself and support others to do so - Imagine your "Sense of Separation" replaced by connection.

  • Be completely and compassionately honest - Imagine communication without violence, based on vulnerability.

  • Create deeper love, connection & intimacy - Imagine community without FEAR, based on the Tools of Trust.

  • Ask for everything you want, expanding your ability to give & receive - Imagine a global community of people who aspire, conspire and perspire to create a mental, spiritual, sensual paradise here on Earth.

There will be lots of content, but with plenty of time for questions, comments, conscious conversation and pure presence. We will use powerful work and joyful play (which could involve light touch, gentle eye gazing, deep verbal exercises, dance) to help you start building the beauty-full world your heart knows is possible. You will learn Tools for co-creating our own Trusting, Transformational, Transparent Tribe at home. 

Transformation is a team sport!
— Taber



Taber Shadburne, M.A., is a cutting-edge counselor and teacher of transformation who has helped thousands of folks transform their lives and their relationships for over 30 years.

He has led life-changing workshops in about 60 cities, in 20 countries, on five 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 has a B.A. in Music and Comparative Religion and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology.

Taber is the creator of the work known as R/evolutionary R/elating, which he teaches all over the world. He has also 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 co-authored a book, "The Heart of Healing: Inspired Ideas, Wisdom and Comfort from Today's Leading Voices," with notables such as Deepak Chopra, and he founded the Church of Soul, in Oakland, California, and the White Hawk Sanctuary, a progressive spiritual retreat center, in the hills outside San Diego. He is also a passionate professional musician and recording artist. Read more about him here, or check out what others have to say here.  


Kelly Bryson, MA, MFT,  is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer of 30 years, Author of the best selling book, "Don't be Nice, Be Real - Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others," contributing author to the anthology, "The Marriage of Sex and Spirit,"  SD & Zegg Forum facilitator, New Culture Community Starter/workshop leader, producer of New Culture Autumn & Spring Camps (9th annual), keynote speaker for the Association of Global New Thought, etc.

He is the originator of "Tribal Technologies & Trust Based Relationships," for a New Culture  is a Communitarian, and nontraditional alternative relationship counselor.  He facilitates workshops on “Tribal Technologies,” develops and consults groups and communities and organizations of every description,  and teaches many tools and modalities for a “trust based” approach to life for partnerships, groups, and communities.  His website can be found here.



Saturday, March 9, 2019: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2019: 10 AM - 5 PM 

White Hawk Sanctuary
9614 Meadow Mesa Drive
Escondido, CA 92026

We want this event to be accessible to everyone, so we are offering it on a gift economy basis. This event is generously being offered as a gift to the community AND we welcome your generous gifts of support, to the degree that you are able and inspired to give.

Lodging & Food:
If you’re coming from out of town or want to stay over, please contact Manal here. We are out in the country, so plan to either bring your own lunch, bring food to share, or let us know if you want to be fed.

Reach out to Manal if you have any questions, you can email her here.