INTEGRAL ENLIGHTENMENT PRESENTS
The Practice Of
A 12 WEEK ONLINE MEDITATION COURSE WITH CRAIG HAMILTON
Learn the Revolutionary Meditation Process
That Gives You Direct Access to
Unleash the 12 Hidden Supercapacities of your Enlightened Self and Step into a Miraculous New Experience of Being Alive
It’s no secret that meditation is good for you. Study after study tells us it is one of the best things we can do for our health and well-being and that it even plays a pivotal role in higher adult development.
But what if the health benefits of meditation were just the tip of the iceberg? What if there was a meditation practice that could propel you far beyond optimal health and well-being into an accelerated evolutionary process, unleashing a latent set of “supercapacities” that would elevate your performance, fulfillment and impact in every area of life?
Drug companies are racing to develop the new super drug that could unlock our untapped brain power and higher potential, but what if a simple practice we could perform in just 30 minutes a day was all we needed to unleash our supernature?
Could meditation be the key to unlocking our full human potential?
Spiritual traditions have long known about the profound possibility of spiritual awakening. Indeed, the liberating realization of Enlightenment has always been the ultimate goal of the spiritual quest.
If you’ve had even a glimpse of this profound spiritual potential, you know that an extraordinary, enlightened life is possible—a life filled with meaning and purpose, in which you have access to a seemingly limitless well of inspiration, wisdom, love and creativity.
Yet for thousands of years, the supreme goal of Enlightenment has been shrouded in mystery, believed to be accessible only indirectly through decades (or even lifetimes) of repetitive and often tedious meditation practice.
Now, thanks to the pioneering efforts of spiritual teacher Craig Hamilton and a bold team of consciousness researchers, all of that is about to change.
A series of breakthroughs at the frontiers of meditation research have recently brought forth a powerful new meditation system that can give you direct access to “awakened consciousness,” unleashing a miraculous set of extraordinary abilities with the power to uplevel your life in ways unimaginable to your former self.
Craig calls it “The Practice of Direct Awakening.” And it is rapidly turning every assumption we’ve had about spiritual practice and Enlightenment on its head.
The groundbreaking discovery behind the practice of Direct Awakening is that it doesn’t take decades of practice to access the miracle of awakened consciousness.
Through a precise set of simple but profound practices, it’s possible to directly tap into the power and wisdom of this superconsciousness right now and allow its energy to infuse every aspect of your life.
When we learn to access this latent dimension of consciousness, we discover the greatest miracle of all, which is that this “essential supernature” already contains the extraordinary capacities that most of us are striving to develop.
It gives us access to profound intuitive wisdom, deep emotional resilience, genuine empathy, remarkable flexibility, surprising creativity and a host of other “supercapacities.”
Now, instead of spending years doing “indirect” practices to try to develop all these abilities, you can literally practice tapping directly into the source of these capacities every single day.
What’s more, when you learn to directly access awakened consciousness, your life finally begins to make profound sense. You awaken to a deep and abiding sense of authentic meaning and purpose and an easeful sense of freedom and flow begins to permeate everything you do.
That’s the miracle of Direct Awakening.
What if, instead of spending the next 10, 20, or 30 years doing mindfulness practices, watching your breath or repeating mantras in an attempt to prepare for Enlightenment, you could engage in a daily practice that gave you direct access to Enlightened Consciousness right now?
What if, instead of hoping for a lightning bolt of spiritual insight to awaken you sometime in the distant future, you could practice aligning with the limitless energy, intelligence and freedom of Enlightenment every single day?
Spiritual masters East and West have always told us that the miracle of Enlightened Consciousness already exists, fully formed, inside of each of us—that this luminous awareness is none other than our own true nature.
The radical discovery that is transforming our very understanding of spiritual awakening is that it is possible to tap directly into this infinite energy, intelligence and freedom right now.
All that is required to immediately access this superconscious, unbounded way of being is learning a simple set of daily practices that enable you to step directly into the miracle of awakened consciousness every time you practice.
Once you discover the power of Direct Awakening, your life may never be the same.
The Practice of Direct Awakening
A 12-Week Online Meditation Course with Integral Enlightenment Founder Craig Hamilton
We’re excited to announce that spiritual teacher Craig Hamilton has created a comprehensive step-by-step program to teach you the practice of Direct Awakening
And now, for the first time ever, this groundbreaking course is available in a digital E-learning format. Each week, you’ll receive online and downloadable access to a complete Course Module containing a pre-recorded Course Session Audio, a pre-recorded Coaching Session Audio, a Module Overview Video, 3 pre-recorded Guided Meditation Audios, a written practice guide, and course session transcript.
Over 12 consecutive weeks, from the privacy and comfort of your own home, you’ll learn the potent, life-changing meditation process that has already transformed the lives of thousands of people around the globe.
I’m deeply honored that you’re considering joining me for The Practice of Direct Awakening.
Creating this course has been a tremendous labor of love and I’m excited that I’ll soon be sharing this life-changing process with committed spiritual seekers all over the world.
When I first began my meditation journey 35 years ago, I was just sixteen years old and never could have imagined where the path would take me.
Since then, I’ve had the extraordinary privilege to learn from many of the world’s greatest living masters and have also had the good fortune to be part of a group of pioneering consciousness researchers testing the limits of ancient wisdom and breaking through onto new ground.
Since I began sharing my discoveries with my fellow spiritual travelers over the past decade, I have been continuously inspired and humbled to encounter so many remarkable human beings so deeply dedicated to their own awakening.
There is nothing that gives more meaning to my life than being able to share this work with anyone who feels called to receive it.
If you decide to join me on this adventure, I look forward to connecting with you and deepening together as we all take our next steps on this miraculous journey of awakening.
Previous Course Participants Share Their Experiences . . .
“I find Craig’s skillful guidance a great doorway to accessing deeper states of being.”
“I’ve studied Buddhism for ten years and probably have tried every form of meditation under the sun—following my breath, staring at a candle flame, chanting a mantra, etc., but I’ve found no more powerful meditation than these practices that Craig offers. Craig’s approach is simple but profound. His multiple-meditation approach means that you will definitely find one that works for you. I find his skillful guidance a great doorway to accessing deeper states of being. By practicing these meditations daily, I am able to remain consistently more centered and serene during the day, much more than I had with any of the meditations I’d done prior.”
— Jeff Sullivan, New Hampshire
“Probably one of the best things I have ever done for myself and for the world.”
“These meditations have opened up a whole new world for me. My mood is typically elevated and bright (often causing others to joke about wanting some of whatever I am “on”), and I continuously experience a sense of ’roundedness’ which allows my responses to be more measured, appropriate and clear. Probably one of the best things I have ever done for myself and for the world.”
— Susan Friese, Virginia
“I have a command of my relationship to my thoughts/mind/feelings that I never imagined possible.”
“The difference these meditations have made in my life is profound. I have a command of my relationship to my thoughts/mind/feelings that I never imagined possible. On the rare occasions that I begin to skip or get lax with my meditation, I can now see the outcome in my life, in stark contrast to the results of regular practice. I see meditation as essential now, like good food, exercise, and sleep—and the best part is, I love the practice.”
— Simone Thailer, New York
“No other approach has had such a powerful impact on my spiritual growth.”
“Without any trace of hesitation I can tell you that in all of my years of study, no other approach has had such a powerful impact on my spiritual growth. I am actually developing. I am actually changing. And that’s the whole point. Spirituality in action.”
— Dr. Marc W. Ross, Calgary, Canada
“Craig’s teachings are rich, practical, and very, very compassionate and loving.”
“What a journey and experience–this course blew my mind. Craig is 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. His teachings are rich, practical, and very, very compassionate and loving. He is a true role model, living and teaching every moment from his authentic self.”
— N. S., Boulder, CO
“I have noticed increasing calmness, less reactivity to others, and more focus.”
“As a result of engaging these practices, I have noticed increasing calmness, less reactivity to others, more focus, and an almost natural desire to continue to deepen my connection with reality.”
— Judy Voruz, Oregon
“Craig is a gifted, trustworthy and loving guide.”
“Life-beyond-awakening is challenging terrain, with many paths, obstacles, loose rocks, quicksand, vertical climbs—and some great views. I’d still be at the Information Booth perusing the tour bus schedule if it hadn’t been for the course I took with Craig Hamilton. Craig 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.”
— Jocelyn Stevenson, London, UK
Here’s What You’ll Learn
The Twelve Core Modules of The Practice of Direct Awakening
Opening to the Miracle of Awakened Consciousness
In order to practice direct awakening, a clear understanding and experience of awakened consciousness is essential. In this opening session, we will take an experiential journey into our own true nature, noticing how this luminous consciousness differs from ordinary consciousness and learning how we can allow this sacred dimension of being to naturally begin to reveal itself as none other than our own true self.
You’ll learn . . .
- How to recognize your own “true nature” or “awakened consciousness” and how to make room for this essential mystery to begin to animate your being.
- What it means to “practice awakening” right now and how this differs from practicing in order to prepare for awakening.
- How to discern the difference between “awakened consciousness” and other altered states of consciousness that can often be distractions on the spiritual path.
- Why the practice of direct awakening is the most natural practice we can do, and how to allow that naturalness and easefulness to begin to “meditate you.”
An Unshakable Foundation for Awakening:
Cultivating a Fertile Field in Which our Meditation Can Flourish
Like any practice, Direct Awakening rests on a set of fundamentals that together create a strong foundation for the deep transformative work we’ll be doing. In this module, you’ll learn a clear and simple set of steps to follow each time you practice that will enable you to establish this unshakable foundation for the great work of awakening.
You’ll learn . . .
- The 3 foundations of optimal meditation posture that will enable you to practice without the distractions of unnecessary physical tension or pain. (No, you don’t have to sit on the floor with your legs crossed, but it does matter how you sit and these dos and don’ts can have a big impact on the quality of your attention!).
- The 5 key environmental factors that support a deep meditation practice, and how to create a simple “virtual temple” wherever you are that will help you bring your full presence and attention to the practice.
- How to generate a powerful intention rooted in “enlightened motivation” prior to each practice session (and why practicing without this awakened intention often leads to dullness and distraction for even seasoned meditators).
- A simple practice for boosting your concentration to help you reduce inner distraction and enable you to bring an “easeful focused attention” to your meditation.
- How to leave your “inner critic” on the temple steps so that you can allow your meditation to unfold naturally without the distraction of worrying whether you’re “doing it right.”
A Peace Beyond Understanding:
The Unfathomable Contentment of Being
From dawn to dusk, we’re always doing something. We’re trying to achieve something, accomplish something, change something, make something happen. And while this engaged orientation to life is essential for participating in and contributing to the world, it tends to obscure a more fundamental reality: the inherent freedom and fullness of Being itself. In this module, we’ll consciously undertake what may be the ultimate challenge for any human being: allowing ourselves to rest in the unimaginable contentment and freedom of simply being as we are.
You’ll learn . . .
- How to short-circuit the ego’s relentless insistence that there is something missing from this moment and discover the profound depth and fullness that is always already here.
- Why “doing nothing” changes everything, and how to avoid turning “not doing” into another, more subtle form of “doing.”
- How to suspend the habitual presumption of lack and limitation long enough to make room for the essential perfection of your “true nature” to reveal itself.
- How to go beyond mere “self acceptance” and discover the deep peace and contentment of embracing all of reality as it is.
- Why taking time to “simply be” is paradoxically one of the most transformative things you can do.
Return to Innocence:
Activating the Mystery of Not Knowing
Our culture places a premium on knowledge. We are valued and rewarded for what we know and often afraid to admit it when we don’t. Yet when it comes to the mystery of spiritual awakening, our conceptual knowledge can only take us so far. To truly enter into the vast, limitless territory of awakened consciousness, we must be willing to step beyond our certainties and enter into an awakened innocence. In this module, you’ll learn how to “live in the unknown” so that a profound energy and intelligence which lies forever beyond our comprehension can begin to reveal itself in your experience.
You’ll learn . . .
- How to open the door to profound intuitive wisdom and spontaneous creativity by letting go of “the need to know.”.
- Why the discovery of our “true nature” does not depend on conceptual knowledge and how to relinquish our attachment to certainty so that this awakened essence can continuously reveal itself.
- How to meditate deeply even if you have an active mind by learning how to disembed your awareness from the stream of thought.
- Why innocence is more powerful than certainty and how to become comfortable living in “the unknown.”
- How to meet each moment of meditation–and life–with a “beginner’s mind” and discover the expansive freedom of not knowing.
Becoming Aware of Awareness:
The Miracle of Self-Recognition
One definition of awakened awareness is “awareness that is aware of itself.” Although this might sound esoteric, learning how to be aware of your own awareness is in fact one of the simplest and most accessible practices of Direct Awakening we’ll explore. The discovery that this awakened awareness is always present brings our search for freedom outside ourself to an end, liberating us into a natural state of ever present wakefulness. In this module, we’ll engage a series of exercises to help you discover how to activate awakened consciousness by paying attention to the movement of awareness itself in meditation and in daily life.
You’ll learn . . .
- Why our habitual identification with thoughts and feelings blocks the recognition of awakened awareness, and how to release this habit and penetrate directly into your awakened nature right now.
- Why becoming aware of awareness itself is the easiest entry point into awakened consciousness.
- 3 accessible practices for awakening awareness to itself without needing to activate any special state of consciousness.
- How to recognize the essential qualities of awakened awareness and unleash their liberating power into your life.
- How to directly access the liberating spaciousness of awakened awareness even amidst challenging emotions and mental chatter.
Embracing our True Nature:
Awareness Beyond the False Self
We’ve all heard that the “false self” or ego is the primary obstacle on the spiritual path. But how do we move beyond this mind-constructed story of self to unleash the extraordinary capacities of our true nature? In this module, we’ll engage a series of powerful practices for dissolving the limitations of our “false self” so that we can open to the infinite power and depth of our authentic self.
You’ll learn . . .
- How to systematically deconstruct the deeply held “false identity structure” that we all take for granted as who we are.
- Why letting go of yourself is the key to fully experiencing the beauty and fullness of Life.
- The key to embracing the radical and liberating truth that “you are not your ego” so that you can begin to accept the limitless reality of your essential self.
- How to open to the freedom, joy and fullness of being alive without needing to tie that experience back to a narrow, limiting idea of self.
- A simple but effective practice that will enable you to experience the boundless freedom of your true nature and unleash its built in “supercapacities” into every area of your life.
Shattering the Myth of Separation:
The Emergence of Non-Dual Awareness
Most of us are familiar with the idea of “oneness.” For many of us, the belief in our essential unity has even become a new religion. But how many of us can truly say we have transcended the illusion of duality? In this module, we’ll dive deep into one of the most essential and life-changing revelations of Enlightenment–the truth of non-duality, the liberating reality of no separation.
You’ll learn . . .
- How to cut through the most powerful illusion there is.
- A potent practice for stepping directly into the deepest part of who we are.
- How to experience the great liberation of embracing everyone and everything as an inseparable part of yourself.
- What it means to go beyond subtle “spiritual dualism” by learning how to directly perceive the “already enlightened nature” of all that arises.
Surrendering the Illusion of Control:
The Sacred Art of Letting Go
Most of us have accomplished great things in life by trying to control and drive events and circumstances to work in our favor. But spiritual awakening is ultimately about getting out of the way so that a greater wisdom and power can begin to guide and ultimately animate our life. To allow the miraculous energy of awakening to begin to operate without obstruction, we must each find a way to surrender ourselves to a mystery beyond our mind’s comprehension. In other words, we have to let go of control. In this module, we’ll learn the subtle art of letting go in meditation so that we can begin to be carried by the current of awakening.
You’ll learn . . .
- How to give up control of your meditation so that awakened consciousness can begin to “meditate you.”
- What it really means to surrender to a deeper wisdom or higher power without giving up your sovereignty over your own life.
- How to navigate your way between the polarities of mindful effort and unconditional surrender.
- Why letting go is the key to accessing a profound “inner GPS” to enable you to navigate life with wisdom, clarity and unshakable confidence.
- How to let go so deeply that you’ll never want to hold on again.
Nowhere Else To Go:
Resting in the Explosive Recognition That “This Is It”
The human condition is dominated by an underlying sense of lack. This assumption of insufficiency keeps us in an endless cycle of always looking elsewhere for happiness and fulfillment. In this module, we’ll learn the life-altering meditative practice of seeing the inherent perfection and wholeness of reality as it is right now. When we stop insisting that there is something missing from this moment, we open the door to the overwhelming revelation of fullness and unimaginable contentment that is our natural state.
You’ll learn . . .
- The secret to moving beyond a paradigm of lack into the direct recognition of unconditional Fullness and inherent Freedom here and now.
- Why it’s necessary to abandon any investment in the future in order to allow the extraordinary nature of the present to reveal itself.
- How to cultivate the equanimity to stay steady as the uncontainable Truth of wholeness begins to overwhelm your being with its immensity.
- Why finally accepting the moment as it is is the key to a life of unimaginable meaning, purpose and contribution.
- How to let go once and for all of the insistence that you aren’t enough.
The Meditation is Already Occurring:
Allowing Awakening to Happen by Itself
As we deepen in the Practice of Direct Awakening, we gradually discover that the less effort we make, the more the process of awakening begins to take on a life of its own. In the later stages of practice, we’re learning how to navigate the subtleties involved in making room for a mysterious energy and intelligence to open up within us, but without making the mistake of becoming entirely passive in the process. In this module, we’ll learn the delicate art of “getting out of our own way” so that the miracle of awakening can begin to have its way with us, ultimately allowing it to permeate every aspect of our life.
You’ll learn . . .
- How to “get out of the way” in meditation so that the process of awakening can unfold naturally.
- What it means to stop making effort without sinking into unhealthy passivity or complacency.
- Three powerful but simple practices for experiencing “effortless meditation” and spontaneous awakening.
- How to access the humility required to accept that the process of awakening works better when you don’t try to steer or control it.
- What it really means to allow meditation to happen on its own.
Enlightenment in Action:
The Practice of Direct Awakening in Daily Life
Although the precious time we spend in meditation establishes the foundation for an extraordinary, awakened life, we all spend the majority of our time outside of meditation, actively engaged with the world. What if it were possible to turn our daily life into a profound spiritual practice, so that every moment could become a moment of awakening? In this module, we’ll take our contemplative practice out of our “virtual temple” and into the marketplace, exploring how to practice Direct Awakening even as we engage with the complexities and challenges of relationships, work, play and creative pursuits.
You’ll learn . . .
- Why trying to hold on to meditative awareness in the midst of a busy life usually doesn’t work and can actually be counterproductive–and the key shift that will enable you to turn daily life into a profound field of awakening.
- How to use “engaged inquiry practices” to continue to deepen your awakening as you move through your day.
- An active approach to transformation that enables you to defuse, disarm, and deconstruct the ego in the midst of engagement with everyday life.
- How to transform your relationships into dynamic “evolutionary partnerships” that both support and challenge you to fully live your awakening.
- The 8 inner postures of enlightened action that enable awakened consciousness to freely express itself in everything you do.
A Journey That Never Ends:
Activating the Process of Perpetual Awakening
As we become established in the natural practices of Direct Awakening, the boundary between formal practice and the rest of life gradually dissolves. This is when we fall in love with meditation. This is when we come home to our True Nature. However, this can also be a delicate transition, as our conditioned tendencies toward unawakened consciousness likely still have momentum. It is therefore imperative that, even as our awakening becomes more organic, easeful and natural, we maintain our commitment to a practice routine that can last a lifetime. In our final module, we’ll explore how to sustain our formal practice, even as we make room for the natural process of awakening to gradually overtake our being.
You’ll learn . . .
- How to avoid falling into a “practice rut” (even one that feels really good) and what it means to approach each moment of practice as if you were practicing for the first time.
- How to always remain open and innocent even as you gain access to profound wisdom and insight.
- What it means to continually “take no position” and “hold on to nothing,” no matter how Enlightened you become. (Yes, awakening itself should take care of that, but it doesn’t always work that way, so best not to take it for granted).
- How to avoid spiritual stagnation by living always on the edge of the unknown, following a process of perpetual emergence that has no end.
- The keys to staying grounded in a place of humility as your spiritual presence and illumination deepens (especially as others begin to notice and be impacted by the power of your Awakening).
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 11,000 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.
Craig began his spiritual journey in the ashrams and monasteries of the East, but ultimately found himself at the forefront of consciousness research in the West, playing a key role in two contemporary laboratories of conscious evolution. It was in these cutting-edge spiritual experiments that the key insights that inform his work took shape. He has personally logged over 17,000 hours of meditation, including multiple intensive retreats, the longest of which was six months in duration.
Craig’s programs integrate his decades of intensive spiritual practice with insights gleaned during his eight years as Senior Editor of the award winning What Is Enlightenment? magazine.
He is a founding member of Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute, a member of Deepak Chopra’s 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. He is considered by many to be a “teacher of teachers” and counts several of today’s leading spiritual luminaries among his students.
Here’s What Some of Today’s Leading Luminaries Have to Say About Craig
Author of A Return to Love, Everyday Grace and Tears to Triumph
Barbara Marx Hubbard
Author of Conscious Evolution, Emergene and The Hunger of Eve
Gay Hendricks, Ph.D.
Author of Conscious Loving and The Big Leap
Author of A Passion for the Possible, Jump Time and The possible Human
Author of Women, Food and God and Lost and Found
Author of Life Visioning and Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential
Author of The Integral Vision, A Brief History of Everything and Integral Spirituality
Author of The Soulmate Secret and Wabi Sabi Love
Author of Thank God for Evolution and Earthspirit
Founder of Feminine Power Global Community
Co-Author of Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity and Spiritual Awakening
Dr. Brian Thomas Swimme
Author of The Universe Story and The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos
What You’ll Receive
Twelve 90-minute Weekly Audio Course Sessions with Craig
These dynamic weekly teaching sessions are the heart of our course experience. Each week, Craig will take us on another journey into the Practice of Direct Awakening, combining dharma talks, guided meditation and brief opportunities for clarifying questions. These sessions are deeply experiential, so please make sure you’re in a place where you can give your full attention to the material. Course session audios will will be made available once every 7 days starting at the time of purchase.
Twelve 5-10 minute Module Overview videos with Craig
In these Module Overview videos, Craig introduces the core themes of each module and highlights key principles and insights for getting the most out of the weekly module.
33 Guided Meditation Audios with Craig
Each week, you’ll receive three 30-minute pre-recorded guided meditation audios to listen to throughout the week. Created exclusively for this course, these audios will support your practice by reinforcing the inner postures and practices introduced in each week’s module. Many participants find that Craig’s direct meditation guidance is a powerful catalyst for awakening, guiding them into an ever deeper realization of the freedom of their true nature.
Twelve Weekly Written Practice Guides
Each week, you’ll receive a written practice guide reinforcing the core practice elements and inner postures we’re learning in that week’s module. We recommend reading through this short guide before you meditate on your own to help you re-establish the key inner postures of the practices we’re exploring. These practice guides will also include “engaged inquiry” practices you can work with as you go through your daily life.
Twelve Course Session Transcripts
Edited PDF transcripts are a great resource to go back to and quickly reference key concepts and answers to questions as you step fully into the practices and principles of Direct Awakening.
Eleven Previously Recorded Meditation Coaching Session Audios
We have also included the Eleven 90-minute Meditation Coaching Sessions Craig recorded LIVE with the first group of students to go through the course. The inspiring content these sessions contain will make them an invaluable resource for you during the program. Many participants have shared with us that listening to Craig coach others is just as powerful as having their own questions answered, and often reveals questions they didn’t even know they had. You can listen to them online anytime or download the mp3 files to your iPod or audio player.
Custom Online Learning Portal
All of your course materials will be easily accessible throughout the course in our custom Online Learning Portal. Access course audios, videos, practice guides and transcripts anytime from your computer or mobile device. And these course materials are yours to keep! Just download them at the end of the course and continue to draw upon them for inspiration and reinforcement for your ongoing journey of awakening.
Online Community Forum for Discussion and Connection
Engage online with other course participants in this supportive learning community. As you go through the course, you will be able to connect with others online to share your breakthroughs and insights, and support each other in deepening into the principles and teachings. Through this collective engagement, you will experience the power that comes through doing deeply transformative work in community.
What You Need To Participate: The only equipment you’ll need is a computer, tablet or mobile device with an internet connection.
Plus… You’ll Also Receive These Special Bonuses when You Register by Midnight Pacific Time on Wednesday, December 21st.
Early Registration Bonus #1:
Opening to the Ultimate Possibility:
Establishing An Unwavering Intention to Awaken
A 90-minute Virtual Living Room Video Workshop with Craig
When you register before midnight, September 23rd, you’ll be able to join Craig for a Live Video Workshop designed to help you establish a powerful foundation for the intensive practices we’ll be engaging in the Practice of Direct Awakening course. This workshop will take place on Monday, September 26th, so we can begin our journey of awakening immediately.
Spiritual awakening opens the door to a truly unimaginable possibility. The potential of living a deeply awakened life is so magnificent and so far beyond most of what we see in the world that even when we taste it for ourselves, we often find it hard to accept that life could be this extraordinary.
In order to make room in ourselves for the miraculous to take root, most of us need to uncover, examine and ultimately leave behind a deeply rooted fundamental insistence on a life of limitation. In this workshop, Craig will guide you through a process of letting go of all imposed doubt and limitation and stepping into a consciousness of unlimited possibility.
In this radical freedom from limitation, he will then guide you in cultivating the single most important quality you can bring to the spiritual path–a clear and unwavering intention.
When we think about setting an intention, we often tend to associate it with goal-setting and the exercise of will toward the achievement of specific outcomes. But intention is not merely a matter of willpower. Intentions are like seeds that we plant deep in our consciousness that will come to fruition as long as we create the proper environment for their growth.
A foundation free of limiting beliefs and rooted in a direct experience of ultimate reality is the ground within which true intention for awakening can be set.
In this session, you will learn how to plant an intention that is much more than just an imagined future goal for you to strive toward. The intention that you set in this workshop will be an anchor that connects you directly to the living reality of your own potential for a truly awakened life.
Early Registration Bonus #2:
Spiritual Practice in Action:
Enlightenment in Everyday Life
An Evolutionary Spirituality Seminar Series with Craig Hamilton
(Digital Audio Series)
Meditation plays an indispensable role in our spiritual growth and evolution, but what happens when we get up off the meditation cushion and step into the world of action? We all know that where the rubber meets the road on the spiritual path is amidst the challenges and complexities of our daily lives. From our intimate relationships to our workplaces, from making big decisions to navigating conflicts, the real fruits of our practice emerge in the day-to-day.
How can we live an authentic spiritual life amidst the complexities and challenges of our increasingly chaotic modern world?
In addition to teaching thousands of people to meditate, for the past two decades Craig Hamilton has been pioneering a new form of “engaged spirituality” that directly addresses this question. This powerful 24/7 spiritual practice is at the core of Craig’s Integral Enlightenment teachings and offers a vital bridge between meditation and the rest of our life.
This new downloadable three-audio seminar series opens the doorway into this potent spiritual perspective, offering clear and provocative insights about our potential to radically evolve as human beings, and to fully live our enlightenment. Each seminar explores a different facet of how we can engage life as a “24/7” spiritual practice and catalyze genuine evolution.
- How to infuse your entire life with deeper meaning and higher purpose by learning to access the underlying creative force of the universe—the evolutionary impulse.
- What enlightenment really looks like in everyday life—and steps you can take to move your spiritual practice “off the meditation cushion” and into the world.
- Why “taking a stand” for Love—as a choice, not just a feeling—is one of the most transformative practices you can undertake to create profound awakening.
Spiritual Practice in Action: Enlightenment in Everyday Life will create a vital foundation for daily spiritual practice and will support you in integrating your experiences in meditation into your daily life. Through the wisdom and practices in these inspiring digital audio seminars, you’ll experience the innovative, contemporary approach to evolutionary spirituality that has more than 11,000 graduates of Craig’s courses reporting catalytic spiritual growth that infuses their lives every day.
Seminar #1: Activating the Impulse of Evolution
What’s really possible for our higher spiritual evolution? In this evocative seminar, Integral Enlightenment founder Craig Hamilton shares from his own experience on the spiritual path to illustrate the profound evolutionary potential for your life—and all of human life. He illuminates how you can awaken to the evolutionary impulse—the powerful creative force that animates the universe—and align with it so that your entire orientation towards life is infused with deeper meaning and higher purpose. In practical yet inspiring terms, Craig reveals how you can begin to access this vital energy and approach life through this empowering perspective. And he offers specific practices that will allow you to begin cultivating an evolutionary relationship to life today.
Seminar #2: Integral Enlightenment: How to Live Your Awakening in Every Single Moment of Life
Spiritual practice can be so much more than an activity we engage for a small part of the day or week. Every moment of life can be our practice—and the impact of this realization is immense. In this uplifting and provocative talk, Craig encourages us to make spiritual practice a way of living—and outlines a real-world path to doing just that. In a penetrating exploration of enlightenment’s core dimensions, Craig clearly illustrates that enlightenment is actually a relationship to life that we all have the potential to cultivate. Rather than a feeling state or exalted endpoint, it’s a way of being and showing up in the world—and it’s accessible to everyone. Craig offers practical exercises that reinforce these insights, creating traction for moving your spiritual practice “off the meditation cushion” and into the world.
Seminar #3: “Do You Believe in Love?”
Initially presented as part of a graduate-level program, this session explores love as a fundamental force of evolution, and invites us to become fully present to its highest power and fullness. Through a skillful guided reflection exercise, Craig enables us to shine the light of awareness on our own relationship to love and awaken to its deeper potential. We discover a profound, abiding care for the whole that includes but is not limited to the personal—and awaken to the powerful implications of taking a stand for this Love with a capital “L.” This is an advanced teaching that is nevertheless accessible to spiritual practitioners of all levels, evoking with clarity and beauty the life-changing potential of seeing love as a choice and a way of being, not just a feeling or experience.
Early Registration Bonus #3:
The Miracle of Meditation:
A Gradual Opening Into Unbroken Trust
A Book by Jeff Carreira (digital copy)
The Miracle of Meditation by Jeff Carreira is full of penetrating insight and profound clarity that will allow you to free yourself from neurotic self-concern and open the door to a life of profound trust. The journal excerpts that make up the book were written during a two-month long meditation retreat. During that sixty-day period the author was blessed with a cascade of spiritual breakthroughs and energetic openings. In these pages he shares the fruits of his practice taking you on an inspiring journey of awakening that will ignite your passion and fuel your search for the miraculous.
- Discover the truly life transforming power of meditation
- Supercharge your existing practice with new understanding
- Start a new practice with essential wisdom and experience
- Discover a place inside yourself of profound trust in life
“Awakening The Impulse to Evolve”
Bonus Audio Series
Available Tonight Only as Our Special Gift to Thank You for Registering in Advance
In this inspiring and transformational series, you’ll be guided by 10 world-renowned thought leaders to tap into the extraordinary power of the evolutionary impulse that gave birth to the Cosmos—and to you. You’ll discover how this same impulse can ultimately express itself in more and more optimized and conscious forms, through your own evolution and how it can ripple forth to touch the lives of others. Hosted by Craig Hamilton, this dynamic series of conversations at the leading edge will make an inspiring addition to your audio library.
- “The Evolution of Spirit: God, Enlightenment and the Path Ahead” with Ken Wilber
Is God evolving? Does enlightenment change? Can consciousness develop over time? Explore the essential spiritual questions with renowned Integral philosopher Ken Wilber, known for his radically incisive thinking and provocative myth-busting. This seminar offers you the opportunity to gain clarity, wisdom and the practical tools to accelerate your individual and our collective development.
- “Impulse of Evolution: A Radical Path to the Future” with Barbara Marx Hubbard
A leader in the field of conscious evolution for 6 decades, Barbara Marx Hubbard draws upon the timeless spiritual impulse at the core of our human drive towards perfection—the soul of evolution itself. This “Impulse of Evolution,” ever unfolding within us all, moves us toward deeper understanding and participation in the processes of universal creation. In this seminar, you’ll explore the vast co-creative movements of conscious evolution, tap into your creative essence and expand your innate capacities for cosmic self-expression, self-development and self-actualization.
- “Servants of Evolution” with Michael Beckwith
In this profoundly stirring yet practical seminar with modern-day spiritual leader and author Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, you’ll explore which time-tested spiritual practices can best help us awaken, how we can strengthen and align our lives with the impulse to evolve, and which empowering questions we should be asking ourselves every day.
- “The Return of the Feminine: How to Awaken Our Co-Creative Power to Shape the Future” with Claire Zammit
More than any other group on the planet, women are awakening to the impulse to evolve. His Holiness The Dalai Lama has gone so far as to proclaim that “the world will be saved by the Western woman.” Join Claire Zammit, co-creator of the Feminine Power courses and one of today’s leading women’s transformation teachers, as she shares her core principles and practices, as well as practical tools and skills that hold the keys to personal and planetary awakening.
- “Awakening to the Call of the Cosmos: How to Align Your Life with the Impulse of Evolution” with Craig Hamilton
While traditional spiritual paths and practices can help us on our journey, it’s becoming clear that they’re probably not enough to catalyze the evolutionary leap we need to make at this crucial historical moment. In this seminar you’ll learn a powerful practice you can engage anytime to infuse your actions with the boundless energy of evolution itself. You’ll cultivate an inner compass that will enable you to stay “on purpose” and aligned with Spirit, even amidst the complexities of daily life. And you’ll learn the role of each of the three pillars of conscious evolution.
- “Reinventing the World: Creating a New Cosmic Culture” with Brian Swimme
Inspirational evolutionary thinker, speaker and author Dr. Brian Swimme joins Craig Hamilton in this lively and engaging seminar to explore the two most polarized views today on the role of humanity in the future of our planet, and to reveal how an evolutionary perspective opens up new possibilities for humanity’s contribution to the earth.
- “Lessons from Evolution: Learning to Walk in the Rhythm of Life” with Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris
What can we learn from the great story of evolution that might help us to navigate the challenges of our moment in history? Take a deep dive into this great evolutionary drama with biologist, futurist, adventurer and author Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris. In this seminar, you’ll discover how embracing the higher vibrations of greater cooperation can increase our odds of not only surviving, but thriving in the face of change.
- “Learning To Live In A Living Universe” with Duane Elgin
A pioneer of evolutionary consciousness and integral philosophy, Duane Elgin asks the perennially relevant questions: Who are we? Where are we? What kind of journey do we think we’re on? Do I feel at home in the Universe? Through our contemplation of these essential questions, Elgin will help us clarify our understanding of who we are, in the biggest possible context, and uncover the real nature of our evolutionary journey.
- “Tapping Into the Transformative Energy of Evolution” with Terry Patten
A truly evolutionary relationship to life can transform the physics of our existence, bringing us into a higher octave of power, sanity, and purpose. It’s possible for human beings to connect with the “omega force” of evolution, and become vessels for the profound transformational force of reality itself. Integral thinker and teacher Terry Patten examines how, with this force, we can make a positive difference in the world and creatively answer the call of our evolutionary emergency.
- “So, You Want To Change The World?” with Dr. Jean Houston
Join the founder of the Human Potential movement, Dr. Jean Houston, as she explores why our time is unlike any other in human history and what our real obstacles to change are. You’ll learn about the transformative experience that changed the course of Jean’s life, her discovery about the essential qualities shared by the world’s most creative individuals, and how you can develop these qualities in your own life.
JUST ADDED: Guest Faculty Workshops
Guest Faculty Workshop #1:
Potentials and Pitfalls on the Spiritual Path
A 90-minute Audio Workshop 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 the obstacles that often prevent us from reaching the higher potentials we’re seeking to awaken.
In this virtual workshop, you will learn:
- Why merely understanding spiritual ideas isn’t enough to cause transformation (and how to avoid letting your conceptual knowledge obscure the immediacy of awakening)
- How spiritual insight, viewed or used incorrectly, can slow or halt personal evolution, and how to hold your insights in a way that allows them to deepen your awakening over time
- How our values and worldviews influence our spiritual insights (and why knowing this can help us avoid the tendency to assume we are discovering “The Truth”)
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 with 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 #2:
Activating the Impulse of Evolution:
How to Align Your Life with the Most Powerful Force in the Universe
A LIVE 90-minute Workshop with Claire Zammit, Ph.D.(c)
Meditation plays an indispensable role in our spiritual growth and evolution, but what happens when we get up off the meditation cushion and step into the world of action? From our intimate relationships to our workplaces, from making big decisions to navigating conflicts, the real fruits of our practice emerge in the day-to-day. How can we live an authentic spiritual life amidst the complexities and challenges of our increasingly chaotic modern world?
In this evocative workshop, Feminine Power founder Claire Zammit will illuminate how you can awaken to the evolutionary impulse—the powerful creative force that animates the universe—and align with it so that your entire life is infused with deeper meaning and higher purpose. In practical yet inspiring terms, Claire will reveals how you can begin to access this vital energy and approach life through this empowering perspective. And she’ll offer specific practices that will allow you to begin cultivating an evolutionary relationship to life today.
In this LIVE workshop, you’ll discover…
- How to infuse your entire life with deeper meaning and higher purpose by learning to access the underlying creative force of the universe—the evolutionary impulse.
- How to distinguish between healthy surrender to the evolutionary impulse and potentially destructive self-abandonment.
- The dynamic liberation that emerges through wholehearted creative participation in the evolutionary process.
- How to resolve the tension between the call to let go of control and the need to honor your commitments and responsibilities in the world.
Claire Zammit Ph.D.(c) is a transformational teacher, leader, and mentor to women in more than 100 countries worldwide. She is the founder of the Feminine Power Global Community, which offers online trainings, advanced courses and coaching certifications that serve hundreds of thousands of women. Her mission is to empower women to fully express their gifts and talents by sharing the Feminine Power teachings that she created and which she credits as the source of her own fulfillment, success and impact. In 2014, Claire received Just Like My Child Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Award in recognition of her contributions to funding The Girl Power Project that’s now set to impact over 1 million girls with leadership and self-esteem trainings in the developing world. Claire is an active member of Jack Canfield’s prestigious Transformational Leadership Council and was the recipient of its achievement award. She is also a participant in Deepak Chopra’s Evolutionary Leaders Forum.
Guest Faculty Workshop #3:
The Practice of No Problem:
A Deceptively simple approach to meditation inviting you to let go of fear, worry and self-concern
A LIVE 90-minute Workshop with Jeff Carreira
We have all been deeply conditioned to relate to the world from an assumption that something is wrong. In certain circumstances, this is useful because it helps us avoid problems—but it too easily becomes pathological. It generates a fundamental neurosis that leaves us existentially uncertain in a world that feels inherently unsafe. During this LIVE workshop Jeff Carreira will share the meditation practice he calls The Practice of No Problem. You will be asked to just sit and not make a problem out of anything that happens. At first you will assume it will be easy, but soon you will realize that you have no idea how not to have a problem. You will see how your how your habits of control make life feel like a struggle and you will see how you bring these habits with you into meditation. As you learn to gradually give up control you will find yourself floating in a space of ease and simplicity that takes you far beyond fear, worry and self-concern.
Jeff Carreira is a contemporary mystic, a spiritual guide and a philosopher who teaches meditation and transformative philosophy throughout the world. As a spiritual guide, Jeff offers retreats and courses leading individuals in a form of meditation called The Practice of No Problem. Using this simple and effective orientation toward meditation Jeff has guided thousands of people on journeys beyond the confines of fear and self-concern into the expansive liberated awareness that is our true home. Jeff is the author of six books including The Miracle of Meditation, The Practice of No Problem, Radical Inclusivity and The Soul of a New Self.
100% of Your Course Tuition Will Be Donated
to the Inner Strength Foundation
Enroll Today to Support a Meditation Program for Inner City Youth
Register for The Practice of Direct Awakening between now and midnight Pacific time on Monday, and we’ll donate 100% of your course tuition to the Inner Strength Foundation—a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching meditation to the inner city youth of Philadelphia.
The Inner Strength Foundation offers meditation programs at no cost to schools because these schools are so budget-challenged: in most of them, students are asked to bring a ream of copy paper to stock their class printers because the school system can’t afford the paper.
Despite living in what you can imagine is an incredibly stressful environment, through the Inner Strength Program students learn to plumb the depths of inner stillness and gain an understanding of how their discoveries directly support their well-being and the attainment of their greatest aspirations.
Students develop a toolkit of 7 mindfulness techniques—tools they can rely on for the rest of their lives—including lovingkindness practices, body scans, “thought bubble” meditation, and open awareness meditation.
And not only do they practice meditation, they learn how we are all influenced by 300 million years of brain development, and how the adolescent brain functions. They practice connecting the dots between great shifts in history and their own experience. Through seeing things in this broad context, these students become better prepared to become the cultural change agents our world needs so much.
And while 75% of these kids live at or below the U.S. poverty level, 90% of the students in the Inner Strength program are in honors classes, testing in the upper percentiles and seeking spots at excellent universities. They are smart, ambitious, and creative youth. And they will benefit tremendously from the support your tuition dollars will give them through The Inner Strength Foundation!
Through the end of registration on Monday, October 17th, we’ll be donating 100% of the registrations for our Practice of Direct Awakening course until we reach our fundraising goal of $10,000.
So now you can feel doubly good about registering for The Practice of Direct Awakening… Not only will you experience the fruits of the practice for yourself– you’ll be supporting teens in difficult circumstances to learn meditation and help empower them to live meaningful, fulfilling lives and make a contribution to the world.
When you invest in this program, you’ll get online access to:
- Twelve 90-minute Weekly Audio Course Sessions with Craig
- Eleven Pre-recorded 90-minute Meditation Coaching Sessions with Craig
- Twelve 5-10 minute Module Overview videos with Craig
- 33 Guided Meditation Audios with Craig
- Eleven Weekly Written Practice Guides
- Twelve Course Session Transcripts
- Custom Online Learning Portal
- Online Community Forum for Discussion and Connection
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