Group Assessment Program

Enjoy Deliberate Pleasurable Living

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to live with a group of your closest friends? Are you curious about living an alternative lifestyle, one different from the nuclear family or two–in-a-box societal models? Perhaps you have heard about intentional communities and wondered what it would be like to experience one firsthand.

The Group Assessment Program is designed as a means for you to experience day-to-day life residing with a group of people whom have pleasurably lived together since 1986. This two-week residency program is an opportunity to be immersed into the Welcomed community lifestyle, experience the benefits of living in a group, and be an integrated member of a tribe of individuals who have fun as their highest goal.

What To Expect

The GAP opens with an orientation and concludes with a meeting of the entire group. You will be guided and encouraged to participate in as many group activities as possible. The Welcomed community thrives on fun so don’t be surprised if any random activity turns into a party. Through everyday interactions your capacity for attention, connection and friendship will be expanded.

This structured program includes opportunities to experience the challenges and obstacles that occur in a community of people who share living quarters. Specifically, societal viewpoints governing sex, time, money, and privacy are addressed and tools to proactively discover winning solutions are practiced.

The experience of the GAP will leave no doubt about what deliberate pleasurable living is all about.

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Having meals together

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Garden harvest

Questions ~ Thoughts ~ Desires?

Please contact us. We’ll respond within 24 hours.

Open and ongoing enrollment
Next GAP: August 14-27
A Madrone Ranch, Northern California
San Francisco, California





Contact Us to Learn More

Or register by phone

1-877-469-8636 toll-free within US
1-415-337-7157 International

When registering, tuition is paid in full. 20% of the tuition is a non-refundable registration fee. After registration an email will be sent with detailed information to prepare, including items to bring and directions.

What People Are Saying

“Living a pleasurable life feels so good, and so right. From the minute I moved in I felt at home, and like I fit perfectly with the flow of the house and how things run. Being reminded to stay in the present, and choosing to take on pleasurable viewpoints has greatly enriched my life, and has already improved my relationships with other people, particularly my students and my family.” — A.L.

“As all of us in the house ate dinner together, it was fun sitting and all savoring the tenderness of the meat, the great conversations, singing happy birthday to R and knowing we will leave to dance when it works best. It was very pleasurable to be with everyone!
I am so happy laying here in my bed knowing this is my new home! I am excited about the new adventures. I appreciate the opportunity and love this new life of pleasure. I am very excited about growing and learning more! I am so happy to be part of the tribe!”

— S.K.

“From the moment the course began, I started feeling at home. I make myself at home wherever I go because I find that’s generally easier on my hosts. This felt slightly different, though, because as I made myself at home, I felt encouraged to do so. And I felt encouraged to learn the ins and outs of living here. Little things, like where certain glasses go, how laundry is done. The tone of the discussion seemed to be with the intention that I truly make myself at home and be comfortable and happy here.” — S.L.