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Sponsored by the Goodenough Community

How to Live in Heaven on Earth — HERE!

Heaven is not a location but a state of mind, an attitude of AWE and WONDER. We can create heaven inside ourselves through spiritual and psychological development, and between and among individuals through relationships, collaborative circles, and the culture we create together.

Why choose Lab?


Whenever I am asked about the magic that explains how the annual Human Relations Laboratory has been chosen by so many people over a 47-year period, I point to a commitment among friends who value integrity and good communication. Lab is a place to work out challenges encountered on the road less traveled. I am just one of the members of a core group that plans this event every year. We begin by recognizing the importance of being supported by friends on this journey. What people refer to as magic is actually a sweet reward for being open with each other.


– John L. Hoff

What is Lab?


  • This event can inspire your own desire to be a better person

  • Whether you are focused on personal mastery or trying to improve your relationships, you will find this learning / training event will facilitate your growth

  • The Lab context provides opportunities to practice interpersonal skills and experience community formation

  • Former attendees have referred to the Lab as transformative and rejuvenating


A human relations laboratory is an experiential learning and training event that encourages you to learn in many ways, all of them supporting you in your efforts to release yourself from patterns of resistance to growth and more freedom.


We will have opportunities to work with our own deficits and strengths as a relational partner and there will be many opportunities to practice improving our skills and learning from the relationships we develop, in the community of the week at the lab experience.


In such an event everyone becomes both a teacher and a student.  We will have the benefit of professional leaders trained by John L. Hoff (the founder of Lab) and led by Colette Hoff, both who share a lifetime as educators and communitarians.

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