You’re an evolutionary. You know it because you spend a significant part of every day thinking about how to evolve yourself and how to make the world a better place.
You sense that weâre facing an extraordinary and critical moment in the unfolding of our human story, and you feel called to serve in creating the pathways to a more enlightened future.
If youâre like most evolutionaries, chances are you also feel a bit overwhelmed by the task at hand. You sense that there is a much bigger life calling for your contribution. You believe that we can advance what it is to be human–in a way that not only better serves our work, families and lives, but fulfills on the highest promise of humanityâs potential.
Yet you know that to really help manifest these extraordinary potentials, youâre going to need to evolve in a way that few human beings ever have. You need to be optimized with the fullest capacities humans can embody.
Youâve realized that evolution needs more than just witnesses and bystanders. It needs us to wake up and step upâas conscious participants who have developed ourselves to be capable of serving and guiding the greatest collective awakening in our human history.
You know youâre called to be one of these people. What you need to know now is:
Where can you get the specific training you need in order to make this kind of radical evolutionary progress?
And, where can you find a supportive community of kindred spirits who share your passion to evolve not only a better self, but a better world and enlightened future?
An Academy for Evolutionaries
Here at Integral Enlightenment, weâre committed to one thing: empowering evolutionaries. That means providing you with the tools, training and support to evolve and grow in unprecedented ways.
People who are committed to conscious evolution face some unique challenges. This is unquestionably a pioneerâs journey, and it can feel like heading into new territory for which no maps currently exist.
Weâre also acutely aware that traditional paths and practices, as powerful as they once were, are reaching their limitations for many of us who are awakening to this new spiritual calling. We need practices and perspectives that are in step with our times, that integrate both ancient and emerging wisdom, and are informed by an up-to-date understanding of the human condition.
To support the emergence of a whole new way of being human, we need a path that stands up to the complexities and challenges of modern life.
In order to serve this growing need for authentic, effective evolutionary training and support, weâve created what may be the first Academy for Evolutionariesâan innovative global training ground for people like you, who yearn to be âoptimizedâ to make their greatest contribution, and are determined to develop themselves to fully meet this calling.
Over the past 15 years, weâve brought together core insights and approaches based on decades of on-the-ground practice and research at the leading edge of spiritual inquiry.
And now, for the first time, weâve distilled all of this wisdom and innovation into in a single intensive course–to help evolutionariesÂ catalyzeÂ the fundamental shift that leads to radical evolution.
Imagine being part of a cutting-edge weekly gathering of passionate individuals committed to their own and humanity’s evolution. Imagine journeying together to the emerging edges of human potential and learning how to realize that potential in yourself and make it manifest in the world.
If the idea of being part of such a gathering inspires you, we invite you to join us for an adventure of a lifetime.
Over nine weeks, we’ll gather together online and by conference call to push the edges of our individual and collective potential.
Each week, we’ll venture into another aspect of what it means to embrace an evolutionary relationship to life.
First, we’ll step back and take in the big picture that brought us all together in the first placeâour recognition of the precious significance of this human life and our potential to become awakened agents of conscious evolution. We’ll immerse ourselves in the enlightened consciousness that is the foundation of all authentic spirituality. And we’ll explore the new, emerging evolutionary vision that is redefining the spiritual path for our time.
Then, we’ll take a deep dive into the path itself. We’ll explore what it really means to consciously evolve our own consciousness. We’ll carefully examine the obstacles that usually stop us on the path. And we’ll practice proven techniques and exercises to help us gain the evolutionary traction we need to not only surmount but ultimately transcend those obstacles altogether.
Once we have a deep and grounded grasp of the path, we’ll then jump into the most important question of all: What does it mean to have an evolutionary relationship to every aspect of life? We’ll look at the exceptional transformative potential of evolutionary relationships and leadership, and cultivate the skills needed to create them. We’ll explore how we can bring our work lives and careers into alignment with our highest callings. And we’ll discover the essential ingredients to creating “evolutionary culture” in any group we’re a part of, and in the world as a whole.
Finally, we’ll examine what it means for each of us to take the steps we need to take to bring everything we’ve learned and everything we’ve experienced into full embodiment now and for the rest of our livesâwhat it means to truly sustain an evolutionary relationship to life.
Feedback from some of our course graduates…
âThank you so much for offering this course and for the quality of your presence to us these past months. Your depth, love, integrity, passion, and clarity come through so clearly. You evoke whatâs deepest in me, and strengthen my trust that I can live from thereâand offer practical ways of really living true to what I know at the deepest place. The content of your presentations is tremendous, but the way you are a living role model of what you are teaching is what makes the content so outstanding.ââN. Brubaker, Lancaster, PA
âA giant and heartfelt thank you for your moving teaching, for your articulateness, focus, compassion and humility, and the skillful and incredibly generous ways in which you structured the course. It has really held me over the last nine weeks, allowing me to experience sacred companionship. I cannot say enough about how, under your guidance, every single person has shown up with genuineness and integrity and beautiful soulfulnessâwhether on the calls or in writing. My heart has been touched over and over again.ââAlison Vida, Salt Spring Island, BC
âWhat a journey and experienceâthis course blew my mind. Craig, you are so poetic, compassionate, connected, and on the ball all the time that I could not wait to either dial in or listen to the audio recordings. Your teachings are rich, practical, and very, very compassionate and loving. Thank you for being the embodiment of the âevolutionary impulse.â You are a true role model, living and teaching every moment from your authentic selfâsuch a rarity in the spiritual community.ââN. S., Boulder, CO
âThis is a course that is both deep and practical, leading to life-changing shifts in consciousness. Craig is the epitome of what it means to be an âevolutionaryâ: graciously patient, compassionate, respectful, humble, honest…all the qualities one would hope to find in someone teaching such a course.ââDebra J., Tucson, AZ
Â âThere are no words to describe what a difference this course has made in my life. I am grateful to have this opportunity to interact and learn with like-minded people. Every word that you say in the course resonates with me like music to my soul. I am also grateful that the technology allows me to keep up with the course even though I am many timezones away. Bless you and thank you.ââM. Singer, Johannesburg, South Africa
âThis course has changed my life. It caused radical shifts in my way of seeing and living that have not happened for me in my 17 years of spiritual practice. These shifts have enabled me to live life at my edge, inspiring me to show up more fully despite the discomfort of difficult emotions and circumstances. By giving me first-hand, direct, somatic glimpses of liberation and hope, these shifts energized me to engage wholeheartedly in practices that evolved my consciousness and have infused my being, my body, and my life with meaning.ââMilagros Paredes, Chelsea, MI
âThis course was by far the most life-enhancing experience I have had. Craig is masterful in creating processes that gently assist in introducing the new evolutionary concepts of the next generation of spirituality.ââReverend Carrie Lauer, Chatsworth, CA
âThis course has empowered me with a certainty and clarity Iâve never experienced before. It has shown me beyond any doubt that I always have a choice, and therefore have the power to really change. This is a lot in nine lessons! This is the fast lane to Integral Integrity, permanently. And it has given me friends all over the world!ââBrahmani H.J. Maestracci, Treuzy-Levelay, France
What you will learn…
Module One Awakening to the Call of the Cosmos:What it Means to be an Evolutionary
- Why our moment in history is so significant and what it demands of those of us who can recognize it
- Why evolution depends on you: the quantum shift in perspective that can realign your entire life
- The unique role of the human being in the evolutionary process
- Awakening to the unimaginable sense of meaning and purpose that comes from aligning your life with the “evolutionary impulse”
- The transformative power of awakening to our evolutionary interdependenceâand why this single insight gives us access to change in ways we wouldn’t just for ourselves
- How the evolutionary perspective resolves the tension so many of us feel between the impulse to transform ourselves and the desire to improve the world
- How to discover an unshakable inner compass to navigate the complexity of life by aligning with the “moral axis of the cosmos”
Module TwoEnlightenment and Evolution:From Being to Emergence
- Why “being in the now” is the least important part of spiritual life, and how to awaken to an experience of “authentic presence” that includes your desire to create the future
- Experience the dynamic liberation that emerges through wholehearted creative participation in the evolutionary process
- How to distinguish between healthy surrender to the evolutionary impulse and potentially destructive self-abandonment
- Discover the synergistic relationship between being and doingâand why both are essential for an authentic, integral enlightenment
- How to resolve the tension between the call to let go of all attachment and the need to honor your commitments and responsibilities in the world
- Learn to abide at the edge of the unknown in order to midwife the unmanifest creative potentials waiting to be born
Module ThreeAwakening the Will to Evolve:Motivation, Intention, and the Choice to be Free
- Learn to identify the two primary competing “motivational centers” inside you, and how to make enlightened choices even when you don’t feel particularly enlightened
- Why self-fulfillmentâor even self-liberationâis not a sufficient motivation to catalyze genuine awakening
- Why you can’t simply “choose to be enlightened”âand the choice you can make that’s even more important
- Discover the fundamental shift in orientation that can enable you to permanently overcome your resistance to change
- Awaken the “four spheres of motivation” that can propel you to new depths of spiritual awakening
- Release a boundless reserve of spiritual passion and energy by learning how to bring your emotional “center of gravity” into alignment with the force of evolution
- Dramatically accelerate your spiritual development by awakening the usually dormant power of “enlightened will”
Module FourTranscending the Obstacles on the Path:Shadow, Ego, and the Primitive Self
- Discover your core ego strategies and develop precise evolutionary counter-strategies to disable them
- Why awareness of and intimate understanding of our ego is a critical foundation for all authentic spiritual work, so that you don’t get tripped up by your unconscious
- Learn how to harness your “enlightened will” to override the ego’s destructive tendencies
- How to maintain your functionality in the world as you allow the false boundaries of your ego self to fall away
- Sustaining a commitment to evolutionâhow to stay on the path no matter what challenges come your way
Module FiveEvolutionary Spiritual Practice Part One:Unleashing the Power of Meditation
- Discover the Ground of Being at the heart of the spiritual quest, and learn simple practices for anchoring your life in this primordial freedom each day
- Learn why meditation practice by itself rarely leads to authentic enlightenment, and how you can turn each meditation session into a doorway to awakening
- Learn how to ground your meditation practice in an evolutionary context, and why this is even more important than which meditation you practice
- Awaken to the deep and abiding freedom of being that emerges when you let go of wanting or needing anything from life
Module SixEvolutionary Spiritual Practice Part Two:Beyond the Meditation Cushion
- How to create a balanced spiritual life that fully engages all three “faces of God”
- The true meaning of surrender: moving beyond simply “accepting what is” and learning to live in alignment with a deeper order
- Learn how to harness your advanced introspective capacities to propel you to new heights of clarity and spiritual alignment
- Discover an active approach to transformation that enables you to defuse, disarm, and deconstruct the ego in the midst of engagement with everyday life
- Confront the human condition in yourself: awaken to the always liberating power of radical self-honesty
- A Commitment to Right Action: Why making a commitment to “do the right thing”âand acting on itâwhether you feel like it or not is one of the most direct paths beyond ego
Module SevenCreating Evolutionary Relationships:The Exponential Power of “We”
- How to go beyond collusion and mutual affirmation to create dynamic “evolutionary partnerships” that both support and challenge you to fulfill your potential
- The three commitments that can transform any intimate relationship into a “crucible of evolution”
- Why true intimacy can only emerge in the context of a shared commitment to transcending ego
- How to navigate conflict and disagreement in ways that catalyze the evolution of everyone involved
- How to build support structures for an evolutionary life, including a relational matrix around you that fosters your ongoing growth and awakening
Module EightBecoming an Evolutionary Force in the World: The Call to Enlightened Leadership and Co-Creativity
- Where to find the courage to lead in a world that shuns authority
- How to hold authentic power in a way that empowers everyone around you
- How to create evolutionary culture in any group with which you are involved
- How to find the “razor’s edge” between conviction and openness that will enable you to follow your vision without becoming wedded to it
- How to bring your work life and career into alignment with your deepest values and visionâregardless of what you’re doing for a living (well, within reason)
- Why authentic leadership can only emerge from a foundation of genuine humility
It’s more than a courseâit’s a community!
Everyone needs the support of kindred spirits and like-minded comrades, particularly when confronting a challenge as daunting as the evolution of consciousness. But, let’s face itâtheÂ evolutionary journey can be a lonely walk. We represent a new stage of human emergence and, at this point, there aren’t that many of us around. In fact, particularly if you’re new to all this, or live in a small town, you may be the only person of “your kind” that you know!
When you join this sacred gathering,
you’ll become part of a rich, vibrant
community of individuals, who, just like
you who are seeking to connect with
similarly inclined souls on an evolutionary
path. And you’ll be able to engage with your compatriots in a private online learning
community created exclusively for
the participants of this course.
This isn’t just another online forum where a few brainiacs argue about the finer points of integral theory. This online learning community is a dynamic opportunity for living experiments and genuine evolutionary engagement. As a part of each week’s curriculum, you’ll be given exercises for contemplation and reflection, and invited to post your responses on the forum. You’ll also be invited to respond in specific ways to the reflections of others, as a way of building the support and connectivity that is such a vital part of the evolutionary path.
How far can you evolve in nine weeks?
As it turns out, more than you might think. Further than any other path has taken you, further than you may have come in your whole lifeâfurther even than we have come as humankind in a very long time.
A legitimate question many students ask before taking this course is âWhat will an evolutionary relationship to life really look like in practical terms?â How does the radical shift beyond a life rooted in the habitual patterns of the past–into a life propelled by the conscious stance of the evolutionary selfâreally change things day-to-day?
Our more than 5,000 graduates have told us a few things about that. In taking on this exploration of radical possibilities for personal and cultural evolution, theyâve found that this journey prepares and inspires them to begin operating from an evolutionary relationship to life very quickly during and after the course.
And this fundamental shift in their orientation, awareness and perspective helped them make real changes and achieve authentic awakening in a number of powerful and exciting ways.
Students report that these new capacities not only change their lives dramatically for the better, but support the true fulfillment of their deepest calling: to become more conscious, effective agents of change in the world.
These are the top results participants uniformly report that began to manifest after just nine weeks of engaging the practices and principles of this work, and giving the reins to a newly-discovered, deeper part of the self:
Deeper motivation and sustained momentum for lasting change
One of the universal challenges on the path of spiritual development and personal growth is converting our insights into lasting results. Despite hard work, glimmers of tremendous potential, and deepening awarenessâeven periods of significant progress–many of us get frustrated by our tendency to slide back into old patterns.
But participants say that when they learned to access their evolutionary self, they discovered enduring, compelling resources of will and motivation deep within–powerful enough to sustain their practices, truly embody new possibilities, and spur action on what really matters. The result: a newfound robustness and rigor in their commitment to spiritual practices, their lives, and their highest aspirations in the world.
Judy Voruz of Carlton, OR, wrote to tell us âCraig’s teaching strengthened my deepest commitment to living as an evolutionary. This has provided the motivation to establish a daily meditation practice, let go of unwanted habit patterns, and experience a deep reverence for and responsibility to the care of the whole–resulting in greater discipline and dedication in all areas of life.â
Richer, more authentic relationships and connections with community
Stepping up to trailblaze meaningful change in the world and pioneer a new way of being human is an exciting and enlivening prospect, but it can also be lonely out on the leading edge. And unless we surround ourselves with others who share our highest values and aspirations, we almost inevitably find ourselves battling a kind of invisible but powerful social gravity that draws us back into the unenlightened, unevolved “world mind” we’re trying to break free from.
Thatâs where evolutionary partnership with kindred spirits becomes essential. One of the most consistent forms of feedback we receive from course graduates is gratitude for the supportive context provided by the course, and for deeply connected friendships and partnerships that continue long after the program ends.
Lisa Kramer from Conshohocken, PA, told us: âI took the nine-week course in the summer of 2011. This course has equipped me with tools and practices as well as an extraordinary community of like-minded people who remind me every day that I am part of the Whole and never separate or alone. This has supported me to embrace uncertainty in my life and feel excited by the possibilities that emerge when I let go of trying to figure things out alone in my head.â
Living life as a dynamic, engaged spiritual practice, 24/7
Most peopleâs spiritual longings are scarcely fulfilled by a half-hour-a-day meditation practice, and we wonder how to live spiritually when lifeâs demands donât allow for extended retreats and pilgrimages. Traditional paths and practices are reaching their limitations, having been created for life in an ancient world that has little in common with todayâs environment. Â Thatâs where evolutionary spirituality has an advantage–itâs relevant to the complexities and challenges of modern life and focuses on evolving human nature in action.
Participants report that when they align their âinner compassâ with the impulse of evolution, conscious living becomes the practice and turns everyday life into a spiritual experience, 24/7. They say it changes how they relate to their experiences, circumstances, and other people, and brings more meaning and purpose to daily life. Participants find that this practical, grounded spirituality has a far greater impact on their lives than âseparateâ practicesâand allows them to have more of an impact in the world.
Mary Triller of Westlake, OH, told us, âThis work provides everything needed for complete integration between contemplative spiritual practice and purpose-filled action in the world. I now have a map in hand and heart showing the way for every moment of my life to be meaningful and aligned with a higher calling.â
Acting on âthe right thingââeven when they don’t feel like it
Aligned with the impulse of evolution, the âbondageâ between your feelings and your actions dissolves. Our course graduates cite as one of their most impactful and refreshing course awakenings this radical realization that they no longer need to be puppets of their feelings.
Instead of being thrown off by strong feelings, they have found the ânorth starâ to lead from their highest intentions consistently. And instead of waiting for spiritually enlightened feelings to move them, they move. They report better choices and decisions, steadfast commitments, and a life of integrity and presence. We hear from many of our participants that this discovery of emotional freedom is one of the most liberating and powerful benefits they treasureâand that it emerges in just nine weeks.
Lucy Flood from Boulder, CO, wrote to us, âBefore Craigâs courses, I had no idea how much my feelings ruled my life. If I was feeling good, that was a good day. If I felt bad, that was a bad day. When I was feeling bad, I allowed that to prevent me from doing the right things; I indulged in addictive behaviors, didnât speak completely honestly, didnât take risks I needed to take in my work life or relationships. Because I didnât like the uncomfortable feeling of letting others down, I constantly put their desires in front of my own desires for an authentic life.”
âCraig taught me how to lovingly accept my feelings while also maintaining the freedom to do what needs to be done. In the last year, I have managed to finish a seven-year book project, step out of an unhealthy relationship into the healthiest relationship of my life, enter the most rewarding work relationships, and move to a city that beautifully fits my spiritual, work, recreational and relationship aspirations. I have a life that would have been completely unimaginable to my former self. This life became possible through realizing that some emotional discomfort is simply part of creating a better, truly wholesome life.â
Facing humanityâs biggest challenges with resilience, perspective and genuine optimism
Evolutionaries often feel passionate about serving and improving the world. But we can also feel daunted by the scope of massive global problems, and institutions that seem omnipotent. It can feel overwhelming and paralyzing to care deeply about our planet given the challenges we face today.
Thankfully, the context of evolution provides genuine hope for change. Our graduates express gratitude for the evolutionary worldview that helped them understand and navigate problems and challenges more accurately. They share that this perspective banishes cynicismâbecause they realize that everything can and will change.
And because weâre tapped into the limitless, positive and unstoppable momentum of the cosmos itself, we donât feel âtoo smallâ to make a difference.
Another profound realization that participants are passionate about is the awareness that by developing ourselves, we are âbeing the changeâ and doing perhaps the most important work of all: Â contributing to a cultural shift that may ultimately instigate more improvement than tackling any one issue on its own. This, they say, gives everyday life extraordinary meaning and purpose, and removes the sense of helplessness about âwhat to doâ that plagues many people who yearn to effect change.
Eileen DeVerteuil from Victoria, BC, wrote, âPrior to taking Craigâs course, I had a persistent yearning to be more actively involved in effecting positive change in my workplace, my community, and my personal life. But typically I held back, feeling limited by what I perceived as restrictions of my personality type, or a lack of support–even an undercurrent of doubt that change was possible. The shift that has resulted through the Integral Enlightenment teachings has been transformative! I now recognize where I have allowed unconscious habits and egoic patterns to keep me âsmallâ and ineffective. Through the practices, I have been guided and inspired to step into a more active, engaged role in work and life. From this shifted perspective I now enthusiastically partner with other caring and creative people to help bring about a future of profound potential.”
The ego is no longer in charge
It’s no secret that the ego is a major obstacle for any of us who are attempting to live a conscious, awakened life. Although humankind has evolved remarkably in some respects, we remain in many ways driven by ancient, outmoded instincts and impulses that long ago ceased to be appropriate or necessary. When these unproductive habits and instincts run the show unconsciously, nothing really works the way we sense it couldânot in our lives or in the world. And yet, many spiritual and psychological approaches encourage us to give up the idea that this could ever truly change.
But our participants report that this course teaches them to effectively de-fuse the ego and its undermining strategies, with a path beyond thatâs simpler and more direct than most of us can imagine. And the ability to do so opens up whole new vistas of possibility–in work, family, relationships, and life purpose–because the part of the self thatâs unbounded by the egoâs constraints begins to lead the way and allow something much more accurate, effective and limitless to come through us.
Jeff Sullivan of Manchester, NH, wrote, âIâd always worked hard to improve my life but was frustrated with the mixed results I got from therapy and other spiritual approaches. Within the first few weeks of Craigâs course I began relating to my life in a whole new way. Others commented on how I seemed different. When I visited the therapist I had been seeing for over a year because I felt so stuck and depressed, she was so impressed by what she saw and heard that she fired me! Â Itâs been two years and I havenât seen her since.â
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a telecourse?
Telecourses are offered via the telephone and online. Participants gather together from all over the world in an online learning community guided by Integral Enlightenment founder Craig Hamilton. As with any other class, there are lectures, discussions, and live interactions between the instructor and participants. Between sessions, participants are also invited to post reflections on a special online discussion board and to interact with other participants.
When does the course begin?
Pre-Course Orientation will be held on Monday July 8, 2013 and our first Course Session will take place on Wednesday, July 10.
What if I miss a class or am unable to attend a course session live?
All of the telecourse recordings are available by phone, through online playback or by download to your audio player. Many people who take the course are unable to attend the live calls, and judging by what they report, their experiences are just as powerful as those of live attendees. You may also post your questions for Craig to answer on the live callsâyou’ll feel very much a part of our community and enjoy the camaraderie of sharing the journey with other participants.
Do I need any special equipment?
The only equipment you’ll need is either a telephone or a computer with an Internet connection. If you choose to participate by phone, depending on your telephone service, you may also incur some long-distance charges for the calls themselves.
About Craig Hamilton
Integral Enlightenment founder Craig Hamilton is a pioneer in the emerging field of evolutionary spirituality. In his inspired writings, talks, and teachings, he calls us to awaken beyond the confines of the separate ego and dedicate our lives to the further evolution of culture and consciousness itself.Â Craigâs work articulates the vital relationship between individual and collective evolution, and provides practical spiritual training and tools to facilitate it.
As the guiding force behind Integral Enlightenment, Craig offers guidance and teachings to a growing international community of thousands of students in nearly 50 countries around the world. Through his online Academy for Evolutionaries, he teaches a series of experiential virtual courses leading participants through a process of awakening into an âevolutionary relationship to life.âÂ This educational and transformational process supports people in evolving individually and collectively, developing and optimizing themselves to make their highest contribution.
Craigâs work at Integral Enlightenment integrates decades of intensive spiritual practice and inquiry with insights gleaned during his eight years as Senior Editor of the award-winning What Is Enlightenment? magazine. For 13 years, he participated in the dynamic living âlaboratory of evolutionâ known as EnlightenNext, under the direct guidance of its founder, Andrew Cohen–ultimately playing a key role in the leadership of this thriving international spiritual community.
Craig is a founding member of Ken Wilberâs Integral Institute and a member of Deepak Chopraâs Evolutionary Leaders Forum, and was a participant in the Synthesis Dialogues, a 35-person interdisciplinary think tank presided over by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His celebrated conversations with other luminaries form the basis of the acclaimed webinar series âThe Great Integral Awakening: Pioneering A New Spiritual Path,â and âAwakening the Impulse to Evolve: The Birth of Evolutionary Spirituality.â He has also been a contributor to Shift magazine and co-authored IONSâ 2008 Shift Report. Craig lives with his wife, Claire, in Fairfax, California.
Praise for Craig’s work
If I had to pick one teacher to take a deep dive with around conscious evolution and evolutionary spirituality it would be Craig Hamilton. He is attuned to the frequency of the Impulse of Evolution. He empowers us to make the shift from ego to essence, and from essence to emergence as an expression of the Impulse itself. This is very rare. To be one of his students in depth is a great privilege. Besides all that, he will care about you and stay with you for the long haul of your self evolution.”âBarbara Marx Hubbard, Foundation for Conscious Evolution
Craig Hamilton is a genuine pioneer in evolutionary spirituality and its application in practical wisdom. I highly recommend you check out his work at your earliest opportunity!âKen Wilber, The Integral Vision
It is rare to find a spiritual teacher who imparts the depth, the clarity, the humility, and the wisdom that Craig Hamilton does. Craig’s transmission of the very spirit of evolution reaches right down into the core Self, awakening his students’ desire to reach their highest evolutionary potential. If you have the good fortune to learn from him, I wholeheartedly encourage you to take advantage of it.âMichael Beckwith, Spiritual Liberation Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential
Craig Hamilton is a living example of everything he teaches: one who combines passionate commitment to the evolutionary path along with dedicated practice of the core integral ways that expand and deepen the human mind, heart and soul. His superb and sensitive teaching gives the participant both inspiration and potent methods to pursue the path of enlightenment and thereby to profoundly make a difference in both self and society.âJean Houston, A Passion for the Possible
Craig Hamilton is a fresh, original voice calling for nothing less than the reinvention of spirituality for the 21st century. If you want to discover what it feels like to be the very impulse of evolution, spend some time with Craig. His inspiration is contagious!âDr. Brian Thomas Swimme, California Institute of Integral Studies
Remarkably poised, flexible, dynamic and passionate, Craig Hamilton is a wise voice in the emergence of integral enlightenmentâa new spirituality deeply committed not just to awakening, but to actionâfurthering human evolution and sustainability.âTerry Patten, Integral Life Practice
I am humbled, awed and inspired by the depth of wisdom, clarity and integrity that shines through Craig’s remarkable teaching work. He provides a rare portal through which any sincere seeker can gain access to authentic spiritual illumination.âClaire Zammit, co-creator of the Feminine Power Global Community
Craig Hamilton is an insightful and engaging teacher whose artful blend of spiritual insight and personal experience all delivered with a disarming warmth and humor will leave you challenged to question and inspired to act. I highly recommend his work.âMichael Dowd, Thank God for Evolution
What You’ll Receive:
Nine Weekly 90-minute Audio Course Sessions with Craig Hamilton
In these virtual seminars with Craig, youâll discover the liberating principles and practices of integral-evolutionary spirituality. Each week explores a new vista of possibility, supporting you in making the next step in your process of evolutionary transformation.
Teaching Sessions will take place on Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
The first teaching session will take place on Wednesday, April 10th. All teaching sessions will be recorded and available for your listening convenience online or for download to your computer or audio player.
Eight 90-minute Live Q&A Sessions with Craig Hamilton
In live Q&A Sessions, Craig will answer your questions about the course material and how to apply it to your life. Many participants report that these Live Q&A Sessions are as valuable as the Course Sessions. In addition to getting your own questions answered, you can listen to Craig’s dialogues with other participants, illuminating the evolutionary principles as they apply to our personal experience. In addition to four weekday Q&A Sessions, Craig will host four Sunday morning Q&A Sessions.
As the course unfolds, you will have unlimited access to the recordings of all of the Q&A Sessions (listen online or download the mp3 files to your iPod or audio player).
Live Interactive Practice and Reflection Sessions
Immediately after each Course Session and our four Sunday Q&A Sessions, there will be a hosted live 30-minute Interactive Session, where you can interact by phone in small groups with other students around questions designed to deepen engagement and inquiry about the material from that week. We use the innovative MaestroConference platform for these sessions, which enables us to break you into smaller groups, just as a live workshop might.
NOTE: The Interactive Sessions are live discussions, so you will need a phone or Skype to participate in the discussions. You can also listen to the Interactive Sessions over the web and engage the questions as a personal, guided reflection practice.
A Nine-Week Series of Guided Meditations in a Virtual Evolutionary Practice Community
You’ll have access to a sequence of online guided meditations and meditation instructions to support you in building a strong practice foundation for living an evolutionary life. (Suggested virtual meditation times are posted designating several different daily times, five days a week, to accommodate multiple timezones for individuals or groups who wish to “share the field” when others may be meditating. However, the meditations can be downloaded and used at any time.)
Access to our custom-designed exclusive online community forum
Engage online with other course participants in this supportive learning community. As you go through the course, you can join with new friends online to share your breakthroughs and insights, and support one another in opening up to your highest evolutionary potential. Through this collective engagement, you will experience the exciting connection and powerful momentum that’s sustained when we collectively engage in deeply transformative work.
PDF transcripts of each course session
PDF transcripts are a great resource for quick reference to key concepts and answers to frequently asked questions as you step into living an evolutionary life.
Special Guest Faculty Workshops
In addition to your weekly Course Sessions with Craig, you’ll also receive exclusive course resources and tools, including special Guest Faculty Audio Workshops with Ken Wilber and Barbara Marx Hubbard.Â These pre-recorded workshop sessions will help to deepen and broaden your experience of the course material.
Guest Faculty Workshop 1Potentials and Pitfalls on the Spiritual Path
with Ken Wilber
While many of us have some understanding of what a spiritual life entails, moving from an idea to a lived reality is a jump that many of us struggle to make. Ken Wilber, the world’s foremost authority on Integral and spiritual consciousness, will help us to better understand what prevents us from living a more full expression of ourselves.
In this virtual workshop, you will hear Ken’s thoughts on:
- Why merely understanding Integral and spiritual ideas isnât enough to cause transformation
- How meditation and spiritual insight, viewed or used incorrectly, can slow or halt personal evolution
- How our values and worldviews influence our spiritual insight
Ken Wilber is one of the most widely read and influential philosophers of our time, credited with creating a genuine world philosophy. Ken has a deep expertise of most of the world’s mystic traditions, and has explored academically and experientially the many states of consciousness that different spiritual practices produce. He is the author of 25 books, the founder of Integral Institute, Inc., the co-founder of Integral Life, Inc., and the Senior Fellow of Integral Life.
Guest Faculty Workshop 2The Universe In Person
with Barbara Marx Hubbard
Life is full of challengesâbut thatâs not necessarily a bad thing. Evolution is both a vastly creative force and the cause of local, cosmic and sometimes catastrophic crunches. The trick is to be aligned with evolution itself, to find our right position in the evolving world â and within our evolving self.
In this virtual workshop, Barbara will share with us:
- How our perspective shifts from âcrisisâ to âcreativeâ when we see ourselves not as a localized self but as an expression of âThe Universeâ in personal form.
- Why it is that when we commune in an evolutionary context, a higher intelligence emerges.
- Experience the cosmos as yourself in a profoundly moving guided âEvolutionary Meditationâ
Barbara Marx Hubbard has been a powerful creative force in the development of emerging human potentials for over sixty years. A pioneer in the field of conscious evolution, she was instrumental in the creation of many visionary organizations, including New Dimensions Radio and the Association for Global New Thought. She is the author of Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential and Emergence.
Are you ready to evolve beyond the past and harness the power to generate the future?
Imagine your life infused with creativity, depth, energy and resilience.
Imagine showing up for each present moment ready and able to respond with wisdom and clarity, trusting that the faculties you need will be availableâunobstructed by old conditioning, habits and filters.
Imagine the new paradigms of leadership, relationship, collaboration, and more that would emerge when you embody these capacities. Imagine a world in which more of us, even all of us, evolved to express these potentialsâa world in which we naturally did so.
Imagine knowing that you are an integral part of that evolution.
When you are able to cultivate these very real capabilities, youâll find that your deepest hopes and ambitions for a better self and a better world werenât a pipe dream after all. You learn that we can evolve what it is to be humanânot modestly, but radicallyâin a way that not only better serves our work, families and lives, but fulfills on the highest promise of humanityâs potential.
This course is the ultimate training ground for developing the capacities we need to become empowered, effective agents of evolution and change in the world. If youâre serious about your spiritual path, and the contribution you want to make in this life, this program is the catalytic support that can optimize you for the journey in a way youâve never known.
Let one of the worldâs most visionary teachers illuminate the principles and practices of this time-tested, original spiritual path, and guide you through a step-by-step process to activate your evolutionary self and consistently live as a liberated expression of it.