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 will be offering a comprehensive step-by-step program to teach you the practice of Direct Awakening.
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 37 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.
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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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
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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 in our 12-Week Course
Weekly 90-Minute Course Sessions with Craig Hamilton
These dynamic 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 in-depth instruction, profound activations of awakened awareness and guided meditations. These sessions are deeply experiential, so please listen to the audios at a time when you can give your full attention to the material. On-demand Course Sessions will be released on Sundays, starting on February 10th. Course Sessions will become available to you via the Online Learning Portal, where you can listen online or download them to your computer or digital device.
You’ll receive unlimited access to all of the course session audios (listen online or download the mp3 file to your iPod or audio player).
LIVE Weekly Virtual Living Room Q&A Sessions with Craig
As you engage with the course material, you may find that you have important questions for Craig about how to most effectively implement the practices. Each Virtual Living Room Q&A Session is an opportunity for you to share your practice with Craig and receive his direct coaching to help you overcome any challenges you’re encountering and guide you deeper into the practice. Many participants report that listening to Craig coach others is as powerful as asking their own questions, and reveals questions they didn’t know they had. You are welcome to attend these Virtual Living Room Sessions live to get your questions answered, or post questions in advance for Craig. Virtual Living Room Q&A Sessions will take place live on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. US Pacific time (8:30 Eastern). As the course unfolds, you will also be able to listen to the recordings of these valuable sessions if you are unable to attend them live (listen online or download the mp3 files to your iPod or audio player).
Three New Guided Meditation Audios Each Week
For each Module, you’ll receive three 30-minute pre-recorded guided meditation audios to listen to throughout the week. Created by Craig Hamilton 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.
Weekly Module Overview Videos
In these Module Overview videos, Craig will introduce the core themes of each module and highlight key principles and insights for getting the most out of the weekly module. These 5-10-minute videos will be available each week on the Online Learning Portal.
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.
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.
Access to our Complete Applied Meditation Wisdom Library including Eleven 90-minute Downloadable Meditation Coaching Sessions with Craig
Featuring potent interactions between Craig and previous program participants, these timeless sessions are a living compendium of profound meditation guidance and enduring wisdom that you can draw on for additional support on your path. Many participants have shared that these downloadable Coaching Sessions have been just as powerful and important as the actual Training Sessions to their experience in the program. The questions Craig answers on each Module are universal in nature but grounded in the specifics of each participant’s practice. Listening to Craig coach others allows you to fully apply his coaching process to your own life and gain profound insights into your own unique path. These sessions are a great way to tune in to the collective intelligence of the course community, and just as with the Training Sessions, they will be released weekly via the Online Learning Portal, where you’ll receive unlimited access to listen online or download the mp3 file to your computer or digital device.
Custom Online Learning Portal and Online Community Forum for Discussion and Connection
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.
You’ll also engage online with other course participants in this supportive learning community! As you go through the course, you will be able to gather and 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. You also have the option to participate in Virtual Living Room Q&A Sessions by phone.
What if I am unable to attend the live sessions? All the LIVE Virtual Living Room Sessions are recorded and made available for online listening or instant download to your personal audio player. We’ve designed the course to accommodate many different forms of participation. Many people who take the course are unable to attend the sessions at the appointed time, and they report that their experience is just as powerful.
When you register by
Midnight Pacific Time, Thursday, January 31st,
you’ll receive our
Spiritual Activation Bonus Collection
Including three valuable Early Registration Gifts to support your course experience.
Early Registration Bonus #1:
Opening to the Ultimate Possibility: Establishing An Unwavering Intention to Awaken
A 90-minute Virtual Living Room Workshop with Craig
Saturday, February 2nd at 9AM Pacific; 12PM Eastern
When you register before midnight, January 31st, you’ll be able to join Craig for a Virtual Workshop designed to help you establish a powerful foundation for the intensive practices we’ll be engaging in the Practice of Direct Awakening course.
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:
Living Enlightenment Mentor Series: Awakening to Conscious Evolution
Ten of today’s most inspired spiritual luminaries
bring Enlightenment into every moment of your life.
Although meditation is the foundation of a spiritually awakened life, most of us yearn to find a way to bring our enlightenment off the meditation cushion and into the realities of our daily lives. In this dynamic workshop series, you’ll learn from ten of today’s leading evolutionaries about the key principles and practices that will enable you to live an enlightened life by activating the impulse of evolution in every moment.
Hosted by Craig Hamilton, this powerful series of in-depth conversations at the leading edge will make an inspiring addition to your audio library.
Guest Faculty Workshop #1
Awakening to Your True Purpose and Vocation: An Integral Approach to Finding Your Deepest Calling and Making Your Greatest Contribution to the World
with Jean Houston, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Jeff Salzman and David Gershon
Evolutionaries almost universally struggle with the question “how do we find our way to creating a livelihood that expresses our deepest values, greatest vision and highest contribution?”
We’ve brought together four of the world’s leading experts and brightest minds to help you fulfill this potential — leading-edge change agents who are sought after for their spiritual and practical teaching about life purpose and right livelihood.
As the discussion unfolds, you’ll discover genuine gems of wisdom that can actually move you closer to a life that reflects your true purpose and evolutionary calling. You’ll achieve clarity and motivation about a clear path to bring your calling into the world — to 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 “Great Story” 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 aren’t serving you
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 you’ll learn five key principles for forming your vocation and a framework that serves a greater purpose. Barbara Marx Hubbard’s “Theory of Social Revelation” helps you connect your creative impulse to your deeper purpose.
Jean Houston’s unparalleled work on life purpose and serving humanity is recognized the world over for its power. She’ll show you how to expand into a profound destiny that is larger than our individual aspirations and more complex than our personal dreams.
Jean Houston, Ph.D. has helped thousands of people around the world discover their deeper calling through her Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose courses.
Barbara Marx Hubbard is the co-founder and chairperson of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, and the author of six books communicating the new worldview of conscious evolution.
Jeff Salzman’s “Integral Incubators” help men and women find their deepest calling and bring it profitably and successfully into the world.
David Gershon is the founder and CEO of Empowerment Institute, and is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on behavior change and large system transformation.
Guest Faculty Workshop #2:
Integral Transformative Practice and the Evolution of the Whole Person
with Michael Murphy
In this audio, Esalen founder Michael Murphy shares his insights about the nature of human transformation and the future of human consciousness and evolution. In addition to hearing the story of how Integral Transformative Practice first emerged, you’ll learn:
- The key risks and benefits of “cafeteria” approach to spiritual practice
- Which supranormal abilities often show up on the spiritual path and how they can be honored more openly
- What four key aspects will shape the future of integral spiritual practice
- Why meditation alone isn’t sufficient for integral transformation
Michael Murphy is the chairman of Esalen Institute, which he confounded with Richard Price in 1962. He is also known for helping to spark the human potential movement. Murphy is the author of many nonfiction books that explore evidence for extraordinary human capacities, including The Future of the Body and The Life We Are Given (with George Leonard).
Guest Faculty Workshop #3:
Activating the Impulse of Evolution: How to Align Your Life with the Most Powerful Force in the Universe
A 90-minute Seminar with Claire Zammit, Ph.D.
In this evocative seminar, Feminine Power founder Dr. 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, she’ll reveal how you can begin to access this vital energy and to 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 seminar, 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., is an expert transformational teacher, leader, mentor and successful conscious entrepreneur. 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.
Guest Faculty Workshop #4:
Actualizing the Emerging Future
with Dr. Otto Scharmer
In this experiential workshop, Dr. Otto Scharmer’s renowned “Presencing Process” 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 adventure—”A 15-Step Journey of Stepping Into The Field of the Future”—that 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 born—your 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.
- They key to listening beyond our “blind spot”—that 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 what’s “arriving”
- Four distinct types of listening (and which kind is the most potent and catalytic)
- Why the impact of a leader’s presence and consciousness is greater than any method or tool
For three decades, Dr. Otto 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. His reflective practices and eye-opening concepts have revolutionized “mindful leadership” and transformed countless communities and organizations worldwide. He is the author of Theory U: Leading From The Future As It Emerges.
Guest Faculty Workshop #5:
Facing the Shadow: An Integral Approach to the Dark Side of Human Nature
with Diane Musho Hamilton
Many of us have had “peak” spiritual experiences and are able to access expanded states of awareness. Yet in spite of that, we still get hung up when we encounter certain qualities in ourselves and other people. In this dialogue, gifted facilitator, mediator and Zen teacher Diane Hamilton shows us how to address this discrepancy with practices that directly address the stickier “shadow” elements of our consciousness—those unintegrated aspects of ourselves that we tend to recognize first in others.
Through her engaging descriptions and real-life examples, you’ll learn:
- The clues that reveal your own shadow is at work
- Practices for re-integrating your own shadow
- How to recognize when shadow is at work it in groups, organizations, and culture at large
- How to clarify your unique ways of “ego clinging” so that you can more effectively work with them in your practice
- How to deal with family and cultural shadow
Diane Musho Hamilton is an exceptionally gifted mediator, group facilitator, and one of the authentic contemporary spiritual teachers of our time. She is well known as an innovator in facilitating group dialogue, especially conversations about culture, religion, race, and gender relations. Diane has worked with Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute since 2004.
Guest Faculty Workshop #6:
The New Evolutionary Leadership That Can Transform the World:
A Panel Discussion with Ken Wilber, Dr. Jean Houston and Terry Patten
It’s becoming increasingly clear that today’s 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 together—or can each of us play a role in bringing about meaningful change, starting right now?
In this timely and relevant panel discussion, you’ll 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. You’ll learn how to unite the “inner work” of transforming your consciousness with the “outer work” 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; Sex, Ecology, Spirituality; and A Brief History of Everything.
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. A social change innovator and spiritual teacher, he is the author of A New Republic of the Heart and co-author of Integral Life Practice: A 21st- Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening. He created the Integral Spiritual Practice Online Course, and the Beyond Awakening Seminar Series.
Early Registration Bonus #3:
The Miracle of Meditation: A Gradual Opening Into Unbroken Trust
E-Book by Jeff Carreira
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.
Register for either Track, Sunday, January 20th by Midnight Pacific and also receive:
The Great Integral Awakening
Downloadable Digital Audio Series and eBook
Convened and hosted by Craig Hamilton, this 13-part audio series explores the most essential questions facing spiritual practitioners today—and provides profound insights about how the spiritual path can evolve to meet 21st-century challenges and opportunities.
This unique series of evolutionary conversations includes provocative and penetrating one-on-one dialogues with 13 integral thought leaders, exploring a new paradigm of transformation through the diverse lenses of spirit, science, philosophy and psychology.
Now, these dynamic discussions are available as a 335-page digital book, and a downloadable audio collection.
- What to do when you inevitably encounter doubt and struggle on your spiritual path
- The surprising limitation you may be creating by trying to “work on yourself”–and how to step into the radical alternative
- How to resolve ongoing tension between “living a spiritual life” and “being engaged in the world
- The key element that creates powerful, transformative evolutionary collectives
- How to effectively navigate the marketplace of spiritual offerings and avoid the subtle traps you’ll encounter on the progressive path
- The core “narratives of non-possibility”—and whether they’re holding you back from a deeper transformation in your practice
You’ll also learn vital new practices that you can begin using immediately, including:
- Meditation techniques designed to address crisis and loss
- Approaches to meditation that cultivate deep experiences of grace and love
- Daily exercises that will clarify your deepest intention and highest motivation
- Voice dialogue practices that will rapidly deepen your ongoing meditation practice
This compendium of evolutionary wisdom features the world’s foremost evolutionary spiritual teachers and visionary thinkers, including Ken Wilber, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Michael Murphy, Sally Kempton, Genpo Roshi, Diane Musho Hamilton, Steve McIntosh, Don Beck, Andrew Cohen, Terry Patten, Claire Zammit, Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, and Carter Phipps.
You’ll receive your copy of this essential collection for evolutionaries as our thank-you for registering early—including the 335-page digital book, downloadable access to all 13 in-depth audio dialogues, and a download of the digital book.
And this entire collection is your gift when you register by Midnight Pacific Time SUNDAY.
*Registration has closed for the Practice of Direct Awakening Program, but you can still experience Craig’s meditation teachings by enrolling in his Journey Into Freedom 30-Day Meditation Program.
With our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee you can try the course out for 14 days risk free. If you are not satisfied with the program for any reason, we will gladly refund your tuition.