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…
“This work provides everything I needed to integrate my contemplative spiritual practice and real, 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.”
âMary Triller, Westlake, OH
“Before I took this course, I wondered how my spiritual life was providing any ultimate benefit or contribution to a more humane world. Craig explains and emphasizes how our practice is so vital to the greater whole, and that we each play a critical role in manifesting a more evolved consciousness far beyond our individual selves. This has made all the difference for me.”
âEileen deVerteuil, Victoria, BC
“Iâd 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! Itâs been two years and I havenât seen her since.”
âJeff Sullivan, Manchester, NH
“I think this work just cuts to the core and really helps people to clear out limiting beliefs so they can do what theyâre on this earth to do. Iâm really grateful for how I can take the work and apply it into my life. Itâs not just something where I go off on retreat and it feels great and I go home and itâs like, now what? I am living these principles every single day in my life and in my work.”
âLisa Kramer, Conshohocken, PA
“Since taking Craigâs nine-week course, my experience of life and the way I relate to it has dramatically changed. My overall sense of purpose, meaning, clarity and perspective have come into focus. As a result I feel motivated to become a more fully optimized human being so that I may better serve the greater good. Iâm eating healthier foods, exercising, have started a new fulfilling job and have been spending my leisure time more productivelyâall while feeling more deeply connected to life than I ever have.”
âSusan Friese, Alexandria, VA
“Craig’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 wholeâresulting in greater discipline and dedication in all areas of life.”
âJudy Voruz, Ashland, OR
“Since taking Craigâs nine-week course, many places I was in my own way have dissolved. Instead of being driven by or stopped by fear, I find I can stand up for whatâs right even if itâs difficult. My relationships with people, especially in business, have improved dramatically, because Iâm more concerned with what the best thing is, and that makes me more wise and effective in any situation.”
âRobert Landis, Seattle, WA
“Before 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. Now, I have a life that would have been completely unimaginable to my former self. 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.”
âLucy Flood, Berkeley, CA
For anyone seeking to deepen their spiritual practice and understanding, I cannot think of a better start than to take Craig Hamilton’s course in Integral Enlightenment. Expect to be highly inspired and challenged by a teacher of great wisdom and compassion.”
âCandida Maurer, Iowa City, IA
“This 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, honestâŚall the qualities one would hope to find in someone teaching such a course.”
âDebra J., Antioch, CA
“Life-beyond-awakening is challenging terrain, with many paths, obstacles, loose rocks, quicksand, vertical climbsâand some great views. Iâd still be at the Information Booth perusing the tour bus schedule if it hadnât been for this course. Craig Hamilton is a gifted, trustworthy and loving guide. He takes you by the hand and leads you gently along, encouraging and sympathetic but also firm and uncompromising. After nine weeks of demanding hiking, you end up standing on the edge of a cliff with a beautiful view of your potential life as an evolutionary. You cry with relief; you laugh with excitement; and thatâs when he gently pushes you off.”
âJocelyn Stevenson, London, UK
What You’ll 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!
Integral Enlightenment Graduate Retreat – February 2013 – Monterey, CA
When you join this sacred gathering,Â you’ll become part of a rich, vibrantÂ community of individuals, who, just likeÂ you who are seeking to connect withÂ similarly inclined souls on an evolutionaryÂ path. And you’ll be able to engage with your compatriots in a private online learningÂ community created exclusively forÂ 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an online or virtual course?
Online courses, or virtual courses, are offered over the Internet and telephone. 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?
Course Orientation will be held on Sunday May 4, 2014 and our first Course Session will take place on Monday, May 5.
What if I miss a class or am unable to attend a course session live?
All of the course session 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 course sessions or Q&As, 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 Q&Asâyou’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.
About Craig Hamilton
Craig Hamilton is a pioneer in the emerging field of evolutionary spirituality and a leading voice in the movement for conscious evolution. As the guiding force behind Integral Enlightenment, Craig offers spiritual guidance and teachings to a growing international community spanning 50 countries around the world.
His introductory and advanced courses have more than 6,000 graduates to date. These courses are designed to support people who are committed to evolving themselves and our culture, yearn to make their greatest contribution, and seek to develop themselves to embrace this calling.
To provide effective support for these pioneers, Craig created the Academy for Evolutionaries, offering practical spiritual tools and training that are in step with our times and informed by an up-to-date understanding of the human condition. In this unique training ground, Craig brings together core insights and approaches based on decades of on-the-ground research at the leading edge of spiritual practice and inquiry.
Craigâs work is highly acclaimed by thought leaders and spiritual teachers ranging from Ken Wilber, Michael Beckwith, and Barbara Marx Hubbard to Don Beck and Jean Houston, among many others. He is a founding member of Ken Wilberâs Integral Institute, 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.
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.
Course Sessions will take place on Mondays at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
The first Course Session will take place on Monday, May 5th. All Course 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.
Live Q&A Sessions will take place on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
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).
Weekly Live Interactive Workshops
In addition to weekly Course Sessions and Q&A Sessions, youâll have the opportunity to attend a 60-minute Live Interactive Workshop once a week. Every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Pacific time, these sessionsâhosted and facilitated by experienced long-term Integral Enlightenment studentsâwill be a chance to interact by phone in small groups with other students. Together, youâll engage questions related to the course material from that week, deepening the inquiry together. The innovative MaestroConference platform allows us to break you into smaller groups for interaction, similar to the breakouts you might experience during an in-person workshop.
NOTE: These Interactive Workshops are live discussions, so youâll need a phone or Skype to participate in the discussions. If youâre listening by webcast, you can 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.
Exclusive Guest Faculty Workshops
Potentials 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, and the pre-eminent scholar of the integral stage of human development. Often called â the Einstein of Consciousness,â Ken brings a deep expertise with most of the worldâs mystic traditions along with science and philosophy, and has explored both academically and experientially the many states of consciousness produced by varying spiritual practices. The most widely-translated academic writer in America, he has authored 25 books (now translated into 30 foreign languages), and was the first philosopher/psychologist to have his collected works published while still alive. His books are all still in print and include Integral Spirituality, No Boundary, Grace and Grit, Sex Ecology Spirituality, A Brief History of Everything, and A Theory of Everything. Heâs the founder of Integral Institute, Inc. and the co-founder of Integral Life, Inc.
The Universe In Person
with Barbara Marx Hubbard
Life is full of challengesâbut thatâs not necessarily a bad thing. Evolution is a vastly creative force that brings immense opportunities along with its crises. The trick is to be aligned with evolution itself, to find our right position in the evolving world â and within our evolving self.
Barbara Marx Hubbard, widely considered âthe grandmother of conscious evolution,â offers wisdom for harnessing the tremendous momentum of evolution as we navigate the challenges and opportunities of our timeâwith energy, innovation, and fullest self-expression.
In this inspiring virtual workshop, Barbara will share with us:
- How to shift our perspective from âcrisisâ to âcreativeââby seeing problems as evolutionary drivers
- How to access and integrate a higher source of intelligence in any circumstanceâby seeing ourselves as an expression of the universe in personal form
- Why recognizing the impulse of evolution as your own impulse to create results in a natural expression of our true purpose
- How identifying with the dauntless energy of evolution shields us from getting âold or tiredâ (Barbara is in her 80s!) for a radical longevity and regeneration
- A way to experience the cosmos as yourselfâin a profoundly moving guided âEvolutionary Meditationâ
Barbara Marx Hubbard has been a leading creative force in the development of emerging human potentials for over 60 years. A pioneer in the field of conscious evolution, she was instrumental in the founding 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 and nearly a dozen other books.
Actualizing the Emerging Future
with Dr. Otto Scharmer
In this experiential workshop, Dr. Otto Scharmerâs renowned âPresencing Processâ will teach you how to radically increase your leadership capacity, guide others from the known to the unknown, and tap into the reality that is wanting to emerge.
Dr. Scharmer also takes us on an extraordinary reflective adventureââA 15-Step Journey of Stepping Into The Field of the Futureââthat participants report is unlike any such exercise they’ve experienced. This remarkable journaling practice uses unusual, provocative questions designed to draw out the future that is waiting to be bornâyour future, and our collective future.
To be able to sense and bring forward the emerging future, Dr. Scharmer emphasizes key skills, capacities and values that you can begin to apply to your work and your life. Youâll discover:
- They key to listening beyond our âblind spotââthat inner place that prevents us from addressing the pressing issues and challenges of the moment
- How to cultivate a quality of attention that draws forth whatâs âarrivingâ
- Four distinct types of listening (and which kind is the most potent and catalytic)
- Why the impact of a leaderâs presence and consciousness is greater than any method or tool
For two decades, Dr. Scharmer has been developing and experimenting with groundbreaking approaches to systems and leadership, and has facilitated change processes at companies, NGOs, and governments across multiple continents. He is the author of Theory U: Leading From The Future As It Emerges.
Dr Scharmerâs reflective practices and eye-opening concepts have revolutionized âmindful leadershipâ and transformed countless communities and organizations worldwide. As individuals, too, we can learn to âpresenceâ and co-create the future thatâs alive in the presentâand create the profound systemic changes our society needs now.
Awakening to your True Purpose and Vocation
An Integral Approach to Finding Your Deepest Calling
and Making Your Greatest Contribution to the World
A specially produced and recorded panel discussion featuring human potential movement co-founder Jean Houston; internationally-acclaimed change agent David Gershon; visionary social entrepreneur Jeff Salzman; and Barbara Marx Hubbard, “the grandmother of conscious evolution.”
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Evolutionaries almost universally struggle with the question âhow do we create a livelihood that expresses our deepest values, greatest vision and highest contribution?â
Weâve brought together four of the world’s leading experts and brightest minds to help you fulfill this potential. These leading-edge change agents are sought after for their spiritual and practical teaching about life purpose and right livelihoodâand in this audio workshop, theyâll help you find your way to meaningful work.
As the discussion unfolds, youâll discover genuine gems of wisdom that can actually move you closer to a life that reflects your true purpose and evolutionary calling. Youâll achieve clarity and motivation about a clear path to bring your calling into the worldâto create true and lasting change in society.
This extraordinary group of thinkers and leaders will teach you how to:
- Navigate the tension between what you currently do for work, and what you would like to be doing
- Recognize your role in the âGreat Storyâ of where humanity is headed
- Design a transformative change strategy for your business or for yourself, and source the motivation to implement it
- Gain deeper insight into your unconscious beliefs, and transform the ones that arenât serving you
- âWake outâ of the illusion that you need to live âbigger and better than your parentsâ to have a fruitful life
And much more!
Each of these facilitators, individually revered for their wisdom about purpose and change, has a unique perspective to cast on this yearning so urgently felt by evolutionaries. For example, from David Gershon youâll learn five key principles for forming your vocation and a framework that serves a greater purpose. Barbara Marx Hubbardâs âTheory of Social Revelationâ helps you connect your creative impulse to your deeper purpose.
Jean Houstonâs unparalleled work on life purpose and serving humanity is recognized the world over for its power. Sheâll show you how to expand into a profound destiny that is larger than our individual aspirations and more complex than our personal dreams.
Dr. Jean Houston, Ph.D. has helped thousands of people around the world discover their deeper calling through her Awakening to Your Lifeâs Purpose courses. A leading figure in the cross-cultural study of spirituality, she has written or co-written over a dozen books.
Barbara Marx Hubbard is the co-founder and chairperson of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. An evolutionary educator, speaker and social innovator, she is the author of six books communicating the new worldview of conscious evolution.
Jeff Salzmanâs âIntegral Incubatorsâ help men and women find their deepest calling and bring it profitably and successfully into the world. He has worked in adult education/ transformation for 25 years.
David Gershon is the founder and CEO of Empowerment Institute, and is considered one of the worldâs leading authorities on behavior change and large system transformation. For three decades, Davidâs Empowerment Training Program has facilitated radical changes in individuals, organizations, and society.
Guest Faculty Workshop #5:
The New Evolutionary Leadership
That Can Transform the World:
A Panel Discussion with Ken Wilber, Dr. Jean Houston and Terry Patten
Itâs becoming increasingly clear that todayâs leaders need new capabilities to manage the immense problems we face as a species. Our challenges (and opportunities!) on crucial global issues require an utterly new level of awareness, cooperation, and courage to address successfully.
Who will step up to the plate and provide the leadership we need to make the evolutionary leap to a more sustainable, just, and healthy planet? Must we wait for our governments to get their acts togetherâor can each of us play a role in bringing about meaningful change, starting right now?
In this timely and relevant panel discussion, youâll hear directly from three of our most visionary integral thinkers as they address our deepest yearning to contribute at this pivotal moment in history. Unique leaders in their own right, evolutionary thinkers Ken WIlber and Jean Houston join facilitator Terry Patten to explore how we can make the necessary cultural shift to a higher order of being. Youâll learn how to unite the âinner workâ of transforming your consciousness with the âouter workâ of transforming our world.
Ken Wilber is the most widely translated academic writer in America, with 25 books translated into some 30 foreign languages, and is the first philosopher-psychologist to have his collected works published while still alive. Wilber is an internationally acknowledged leader and the preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development, which continues to gather momentum around the world. Some of his more popular books include Integral Spirituality; No Boundary; Grace and Grit; Sex, Ecology, Spirituality; and the âeverythingâ books: A Brief History of Everything and A Theory of Everything. Ken Wilber is the founder of Integral Institute, Inc., and the co-founder of Integral Life, Inc.
Dr. Jean Houston, Ph.D. is a scholar, philosopher and researcher, and is also one of the principal founders of the human potential movement. A tireless teacher and dynamic speaker, Jean is the founder of the Mystery School, which is dedicated to exploring the many dimensions of human potential. A prolific writer, Jean is the author of 27 books, including A Passion for the Possible, The Possible Human, and Jump Time.
Terry Patten is a leading voice in the emerging field of Integral evolutionary leadership. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Integral Executive Leadership program at Notre Dame University and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, and serves on the board of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. A consultant and spiritual teacher, Terry is also the co-author (with Ken Wilber, Marco V Morelli, and Adam Leonard) of Integral Life Practice: A 21st- Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening. He created the Integral Spiritual Practice 8-Session Online Course, and the Beyond Awakening Seminar Series.
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