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Experience the dynamic 9-week process that will activate the “evolutionary impulse” within you and transform every moment of your life into a moment of awakening.
Do you sense that your own quest for spiritual awakening is not just a personal matter?
Do you see your own transformation as a meaningful contribution to the evolution of the human race?
If so, you’re probably an evolutionary, which means you know that we’re facing a critical moment in the unfolding of our human story, and you feel called to awaken and evolve in order to help create the pathways to a more enlightened future.
If you’re like most evolutionaries, chances are you feel a bit overwhelmed by the task at hand.
You sense that there is a much bigger life calling for your contribution. You believe that we can advance what it is to be human–in a way that not only better serves our work, families and lives, but fulfills on the highest promise of humanity’s potential.
Yet you know that to really help manifest these extraordinary potentials, you’re going to need to evolve in a way that few human beings ever have. You need to be optimized with the fullest capacities humans can embody.
You’ve realized that evolution needs more than just witnesses and bystanders. It needs some of us to wake up and step up—as conscious participants who have developed ourselves to be capable of serving and guiding the greatest collective awakening in our human history.
You know you’re called to be one of these people. What you need to know now is:
Where can you get the specific training you need in order to make this kind of radical evolutionary progress?
And, where can you find a supportive community of kindred spirits who share your passion to evolve not only a better self, but a better world and enlightened future?
An Academy For Evolutionaries
Here at Integral Enlightenment, we’re committed to one thing: empowering evolutionaries. That means providing you with the tools, training and support to evolve and grow in unprecedented ways.
People who are committed to conscious evolution face some unique challenges. This is unquestionably a pioneer’s journey, and it can feel like heading into new territory for which no maps currently exist.
We’re also acutely aware that traditional paths and practices, as powerful as they once were, are reaching their limitations for many of us who are awakening to this new spiritual calling. We need practices and perspectives that are in step with our times, that integrate both ancient and emerging wisdom, and are informed by an up-to-date understanding of the human condition.
To support the emergence of a whole new way of being human, we need a path that stands up to the complexities and challenges of modern life.
In order to serve this growing need for authentic, effective evolutionary training and support, we’ve created what may be the first Academy for Evolutionaries—an innovative global training ground for people like you, who yearn to be “optimized” to make their greatest contribution, and are determined to develop themselves to fully meet this calling.
Over the past 15 years, we’ve brought together core insights and approaches based on decades of on-the-ground practice and research at the leading edge of spiritual inquiry.
And now, for the first time, we’ve distilled all of this wisdom and innovation into in a single intensive course—to help evolutionaries catalyze the fundamental shift that leads to radical evolution.
Imagine being part of a cutting-edge weekly gathering of passionate individuals committed to their own and humanity’s evolution. Imagine journeying together to the emerging edges of human potential and learning how to realize that potential in yourself and make it manifest in the world.
If the idea of being part of such a gathering inspires you, we invite you to join us for the adventure of a lifetime.
Over nine weeks, we’ll gather together to push the edges of our individual and collective potential.
Each week, we’ll venture into another aspect of what it means to embrace an evolutionary relationship to life.
First, we’ll step back and take in the big picture that brought us all together in the first place—our recognition of the precious significance of this human life and our potential to become awakened agents of conscious evolution. We’ll immerse ourselves in the enlightened consciousness that is the foundation of all authentic spirituality. And we’ll explore the new, emerging evolutionary vision that is redefining the spiritual path for our time.
Then, we’ll take a deep dive into the path itself. We’ll explore what it really means to consciously evolve our own consciousness. We’ll carefully examine the obstacles that usually stop us on the path. And we’ll practice proven techniques and exercises to help us gain the evolutionary traction we need to not only surmount but ultimately transcend those obstacles altogether.
Once we have a deep and grounded grasp of the path, we’ll then jump into the most important question of all: What does it mean to have an evolutionary relationship to every aspect of life? We’ll look at the exceptional transformative potential of evolutionary relationships and leadership, and cultivate the skills needed to create them. We’ll explore how we can bring our work lives and careers into alignment with our highest callings. And we’ll discover the essential ingredients to creating “evolutionary culture” in any group we’re a part of, and in the world as a whole.
Finally, we’ll examine what it means for each of us to take the steps we need to take to bring everything we’ve learned and everything we’ve experienced into full embodiment now and for the rest of our lives—what it means to truly sustain an evolutionary relationship to life.
Awakening to an Evolutionary Relationship to Life
A 9-Week Online Training With Craig Hamilton
I’m truly grateful and inspired that you’re considering joining me for my Conversations with God Essential 7-Week Online Course.
I’ve been sharing the teachings in this program for many years now, and I know from the letters I’ve received that it has given many thousands of people the deeper connection to God and to themselves that was missing from their lives.
When I first began my own conversations with God and discovered how to listen to God’s responses, I was in a place of deep despair, and those conversations not only saved my life in many ways, they have turned my life into one of great meaning, adventure and joy.
This is the very experience I want for you, and know is possible, regardless of what your experience of your life is now.
One of my greatest joys is helping people like you to learn how to speak with God, and then watching how completely that new relationship transforms their experience of their lives and shifts their energy into a place of greater connection and compassion.
I hope you’ll let me show you how to begin having your own conversations with God.
Feedback from some of our course graduates…
“I now have a map in hand and heart showing the way for every moment of my life to be meaningful and aligned with a higher calling.”
“This work provides everything I needed to integrate my contemplative spiritual practice and real, purpose-filled action in the world. I now have a map in hand and heart showing the way for every moment of my life to be meaningful and aligned with a higher calling.”
Mary Triller, Westlake, OH
“Craig explains and emphasizes how our practice is so vital to the greater whole, and that we each play a critical role in manifesting a more evolved consciousness far beyond our individual selves.”
“Before I took this course, I wondered how my spiritual life was providing any ultimate benefit or contribution to a more humane world. Craig explains and emphasizes how our practice is so vital to the greater whole, and that we each play a critical role in manifesting a more evolved consciousness far beyond our individual selves. This has made all the difference for me.”
Eileen deVerteuil, Victoria, BC
“Within the first few weeks of Craig’s course I began relating to my life in a whole new way.”
“I’d always worked hard to improve my life but was frustrated with the mixed results I got from therapy and other spiritual approaches. Within the first few weeks of Craig’s course I began relating to my life in a whole new way. Others commented on how I seemed different. When I visited the therapist I had been seeing for over a year because I felt so stuck and depressed, she was so impressed by what she saw and heard that she fired me! It’s been two years and I haven’t seen her since.”
Jeff Sullivan, Manchester, NH
“I am living these principles every single day in my life and in my work.”
“I think this work just cuts to the core and really helps people to clear out limiting beliefs so they can do what they’re on this earth to do. I’m really grateful for how I can take the work and apply it into my life. It’s not just something where I go off on retreat and it feels great and I go home and it’s like, now what? I am living these principles every single day in my life and in my work.”
Lisa Kramer, Conshohocken, PA
“Since taking Craig’s nine-week course, my experience of life and the way I relate to it has dramatically changed.”
“Since taking Craig’s nine-week course, my experience of life and the way I relate to it has dramatically changed. My overall sense of purpose, meaning, clarity and perspective have come into focus. As a result I feel motivated to become a more fully optimized human being so that I may better serve the greater good. I’m eating healthier foods, exercising, have started a new fulfilling job and have been spending my leisure time more productively—all while feeling more deeply connected to life than I ever have.”
Susan Friese, Alexandria, VA
“Craig’s teaching strengthened my deepest commitment to living as an evolutionary.”
“Craig’s teaching strengthened my deepest commitment to living as an evolutionary. This has provided the motivation to establish a daily meditation practice, let go of unwanted habit patterns, and experience a deep reverence for and responsibility to the care of the whole—resulting in greater discipline and dedication in all areas of life.”
Judy Voruz, Ashland, OR
“Since taking Craig’s nine-week course, many places I was in my own way have dissolved.”
“Since taking Craig’s nine-week course, many places I was in my own way have dissolved. Instead of being driven by or stopped by fear, I find I can stand up for what’s right even if it’s difficult. My relationships with people, especially in business, have improved dramatically, because I’m more concerned with what the best thing is, and that makes me more wise and effective in any situation.”
Robert Landis, Seattle, WA
“This is a course that is both deep and practical, leading to life-changing shifts in consciousness.”
“This is a course that is both deep and practical, leading to life-changing shifts in consciousness. Craig is the epitome of what it means to be an ‘evolutionary’: graciously patient, compassionate, respectful, humble, honest…all the qualities one would hope to find in someone teaching such a course.”
D. Jaide, Antioch, CA
“Life-beyond-awakening is challenging terrain, with many paths, obstacles, loose rocks, quicksand, vertical climbs—and some great views.”
“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 this course. Craig Hamilton is a gifted, trustworthy and loving guide. He takes you by the hand and leads you gently along, encouraging and sympathetic but also firm and uncompromising. After nine weeks of demanding hiking, you end up standing on the edge of a cliff with a beautiful view of your potential life as an evolutionary. You cry with relief; you laugh with excitement; and that’s when he gently pushes you off.”
J. Stevenson, London, UK
Here’s What You’ll Learn
Here’s what you’ll discover in this powerful 9-Week Course:
Awakening to the Call of the Cosmos:
What it Means to be an Evolutionary
- Why our moment in history is so significant and what it demands of those of us who can recognize it
- Why evolution depends on you: the quantum shift in perspective that can realign your entire life
- The unique role of the human being in the evolutionary process
- Awakening to the unimaginable sense of meaning and purpose that comes from aligning your life with the “evolutionary impulse”
- The transformative power of awakening to our evolutionary interdependence—and why this single insight gives us access to change in ways we wouldn’t just change for ourselves
- How the evolutionary perspective resolves the tension so many of us feel between the impulse to transform ourselves and the desire to improve the world
- How to discover an unshakable inner compass to navigate the complexity of life by aligning with the “moral axis of the cosmos”
Enlightenment and Evolution:
From Being to Emergence
- Why “being in the now” is the least important part of spiritual life, and how to awaken to an experience of “authentic presence” that includes your desire to create the future
- Experience the dynamic liberation that emerges through wholehearted creative participation in the evolutionary process
- How to distinguish between healthy surrender to the evolutionary impulse and potentially destructive self-abandonment
- Discover the synergistic relationship between being and doing—and why both are essential for an authentic, integral enlightenment
- How to resolve the tension between the call to let go of all attachment and the need to honor your commitments and responsibilities in the world
- Learn to abide at the edge of the unknown in order to midwife the unmanifest creative potentials waiting to be born
Awakening the Will to Evolve:
Motivation, Intention, and the Choice to be Free
- Learn to identify the two primary competing “motivational centers” inside you, and how to make enlightened choices even when you don’t feel particularly enlightened
- Why self-fulfillment—or even self-liberation—is not a sufficient motivation to catalyze genuine awakening
- Why you can’t simply “choose to be enlightened”—and the choice you can make that’s even more important
- Discover the fundamental shift in orientation that can enable you to permanently overcome your resistance to change
- Awaken the “four spheres of enlightened motivation” that can propel you to new depths of spiritual awakening
- Dramatically accelerate your spiritual development by awakening the usually dormant power of “enlightened will”
Transcending the Obstacles on the Path:
Shadow, Ego, and the Primitive Self
- Discover your core ego strategies and develop precise evolutionary counter-strategies to disable them
- Why awareness of and intimate understanding of our ego is a critical foundation for all authentic spiritual work, so that you don’t get tripped up by your unconscious
- Learn how to harness your “enlightened will” to override the ego’s destructive tendencies
- How to maintain your functionality in the world as you allow the false boundaries of your ego self to fall away
- Sustaining a commitment to evolution—how to stay on the path no matter what challenges come your way
Evolutionary Spiritual Practice Part One:
Unleashing the Power of Meditation
- Discover the Ground of Being at the heart of the spiritual quest, and learn simple practices for anchoring your life in this primordial freedom each day
- Learn how to ground your meditation practice in an evolutionary context, and why this simple step will propel your meditation to new depths
- How to meditate deeply even if you have an active mind by learning how to disembed your awareness from the stream of thought.
- How to meet each moment of meditation–and life–with a “beginner’s mind” and discover the expansive freedom of not knowing.
- How to “get out of the way” in meditation so that the process of awakening can unfold naturally.
Evolutionary Spiritual Practice Part Two:
Beyond the Meditation Cushion
- How to create a balanced spiritual life that fully engages both the transcendent and dynamic aspects of Awakened consciousness
- The true meaning of surrender: moving beyond simply “accepting what is” and learning to live in alignment with a deeper order
- Learn how to harness your advanced introspective capacities to propel you to new heights of clarity and spiritual alignment
- Discover an active approach to transformation that enables you to defuse, disarm, and deconstruct the ego in the midst of engagement with everyday life
- Confront the human condition in yourself: awaken to the always liberating power of radical self-honesty
- A Commitment to Right Action: Why making a commitment to “do the right thing”—and acting on it—whether you feel like it or not is one of the most direct paths beyond ego
Creating Evolutionary Relationships:
The Exponential Power of “We”
- How to go beyond collusion and mutual affirmation to create dynamic “evolutionary partnerships” that both support and challenge you to fulfill your potential
- The three commitments that can transform any intimate relationship into a “crucible of evolution”
- Why true intimacy can only emerge in the context of a shared commitment to transcending ego
- How to navigate conflict and disagreement in ways that catalyze the evolution of everyone involved
- How to build support structures for an evolutionary life, including a relational matrix around you that fosters your ongoing growth and awakening
Becoming an Evolutionary Force in the World:
The Call to Enlightened Leadership and Co-Creativity
- Where to find the courage to lead in a world that shuns authority
- How to hold authentic power in a way that empowers everyone around you
- How to create evolutionary culture in any group with which you are involved
- How to find the “razor’s edge” between conviction and openness that will enable you to follow your vision without becoming wedded to it
- How to bring your work life and career into alignment with your deepest values and vision—regardless of what you’re doing for a living (well, within reason)
- Why authentic leadership can only emerge from a foundation of genuine humility
It’s More Than a Course — It’s a Community!
Everyone needs the support of kindred spirits and like-minded comrades, particularly when confronting a challenge as daunting as the evolution of consciousness. Let’s face it—the evolutionary journey can be a lonely walk. We represent a new stage of human emergence and, at this point, there aren’t that many of us around. In fact, particularly if you’re new to all this, or live in a small town, you may be the only person of “your kind” that you know!
Integral Enlightenment Graduate Retreat – Monterey, CA
When you join this sacred gathering, you’ll become part of a rich, vibrant community of individuals who—just like you—are seeking to connect with similarly inclined souls on an evolutionary path. And you’ll be able to engage with your compatriots in a private online learning community created exclusively for the participants of this course.
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 85 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.
What Luminaries are Saying
About Craig Hamilton
Author of A Return to Love, Everyday Grace and Tears to Triumph
Barbara Marx Hubbard
Foundation for Conscious Evolution
Gay Hendricks, Ph.D.
Author of Conscious Loving and The Big Leap
Author of A Passion for the Possible
Author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential
Author of The Integral Vision
Author of The Soulmate Secret and Wabi Sabi Love
Author of Thank God for Evolution
Dr. Claire Zammit
creator of the Feminine Power Global Community
Integral Life Practice
Dr. Brian Thomas Swimme
California Institute of Integral Studies
What You’ll Receive
Nine Weekly 90-minute Audio Training Sessions with Craig Hamilton
In these virtual seminars with Craig, you’ll discover the liberating principles and practices of evolutionary spirituality. Each week explores a new vista of possibility, supporting you in making the next step in your process of evolutionary transformation.
Combining in-depth training and guided exercises, these sessions are deeply experiential, so please listen to the audios at a time when you can give your full attention to the material. These on-demand Training Sessions 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.
Eight 90-minute Pre-Recorded Q&A Sessions with Craig Hamilton
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 week to week are usually the same kinds of questions many students have, and 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 Integral Enlightenment 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.
Weekly “Growth Work” Practices and Reflection Questions
Each Course Session will be accompanied by a set of Growth Work Practices and Reflection Questions designed to help you integrate and deepen the teachings given during each Course Session. The Growth Work Practices and Reflection Questions will be available to you as a downloadable PDF posted on the Online Learning Portal.
Nine 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 you’ll explore in the training sessions. These will also be released weekly via the Online Learning Portal.
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, meditations, 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.
In addition, you’ll be able to engage LIVE there with your fellow travellers who will support you in the transformative process of Awakening to an Evolutionary Relationship to Life. As you go through the Training, you will be able to join with new friends online to share your successes and insights, and watch as they open themselves up to their own potentials alongside you. Through this collective engagement, you will experience the exciting connection 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.
Ends Monday, July 1st at Midnight Pacific Time
“Evolve Yourself, Evolve the World Tuition Discount and Bonus Package”
Evolve Yourself, Evolve the World Special Bonus Gift #1:
Meditation for Evolutionaries Audio Collection: Volumes I and II (Valued at $225)
featuring Craig Hamilton
The unique guided meditations in this 20-audio collection offer accessible support for your spiritual practice, and a comprehensive introduction to meditation that’s especially powerful for evolutionaries. Guided by Integral Enlightenment Founder Craig Hamilton, each of these 90-minute virtual events was recorded with a live global audience, offering an intense, potent collective field that listeners find genuinely palpable.
These recordings present a practical, contemporary approach to meditation that promotes a rare depth of experience for new and experienced meditators alike. Many participants report that these meditations have infused their spiritual practice with a depth and dynamism they’ve never experienced, even if they’ve been meditating for years.
Every recording in the series includes a thoughtful meditation teaching, a distinctive guided practice, and an enriching question-and-answer dialogue. Discussions offer insights about meditation, as well as how meditation practice relates to everyday life.
The meditations vary with each event, exploring a number of unique pathways to presence and different aspects of relating to the mind, thoughts, feelings, self, the moment, and awareness. These diverse practices optimally challenge and stretch the meditative mind. Each recording ends with a live Q&A where Craig answers common meditation questions from participants and addresses shared experiences.
Craig considers meditation a crucial component of his programs on awakening to an evolutionary relationship to life. That’s because meditation can help us respond to life with greater accuracy and less distortion, and break up even our most “hardwired” human habits of consciousness.
This approach to meditation has led to breakthroughs for so many students because it overcomes the misleading expectations, assumptions and myths that are responsible for so much struggle with meditation. Whether you’ve been curious about meditation, are trying to reinvigorate a lapsed practice, or have been meditating for years, you’ll find this collection will serve equally well to start a practice or rekindle and deepen an existing one.
Evolve Yourself, Evolve the World Special Bonus Gift #2:
Awakening to Conscious Evolution Guest Faculty Workshop Series (Valued at $300)
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
- “Wake out” of the illusion that you need to live “bigger and better than your parents” to have a fruitful life
And much more!
Each of these facilitators, individually revered for their wisdom about purpose and change, has a unique perspective to cast on this yearning so urgently felt by evolutionaries. For example, from David Gershon 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:
Reinventing the World: Creating a New Cosmic Culture
with Brian Swimme
This workshop offers an inspiring perspective on humanity’s role in the future of our planet—and how we can play that role effectively and in collaboration with all of life.
“Reinventing the World: Creating a New Cosmic Culture”features visionary author and storyteller Brian Swimme in conversation with Craig exploring how an evolutionary perspective opens up new possibilities for humanity’s contribution.
While many of us yearn to create a world that reflects our greatest aspirations, our human-centric point of view and reliance on our rational minds can prevent us from creating the highest possible future. Brian shows how we can shift away from that cultural bias—and instead align with the creativity behind the 14-billion-year cosmic process that created life as we know it.
- Why collective rather than individual intelligence holds the greatest potential for shaping the future—and how to tap into that collective momentum
- The immense power in discovering and connecting with the people, places and things that animate us
- How we can transcend the hubris of the rational mind—allowing us to actually “partner” with the universe as it evolves
- How we can prevent suffering caused by our culture’s human-centered understanding of the cosmos—by appreciating of all of life on Earth and seeing ourselves as part of that greater community
Craig has said “I don’t think anyone has done more to bring the significance, beauty and mystery of this emerging universe story alive for us than Brian.”
Brian Swimme is a leading evolutionary thinker, speaker and writer whose work helps us deeply understand our place in the evolving cosmos. A mathematical cosmologist, he’s Director of the Center for the Story of the Universe at the California Institute of Integral Studies and has also authored four books on cosmology, evolution and religion. He was featured in the television series “Soul of the Universe and the Sacred Balance,” produced by David Suzuki, and has produced several DVD series. He lectures and presents at conferences worldwide.
Guest Faculty Workshop #3:
“The Return of the Feminine: How to Awaken Our Co-Creative Power to Shape the Future”
with Dr. 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.” According to Claire Zammit, co-creator of the Feminine Power courses and one of today’s leading women’s transformation teachers, we need to cultivate a new, co-creative, feminine power to be able to fully step into the center of this great cosmic calling. Join Claire for this workshop as she shares her core principles and practices, as well as practical tools and skills that hold the keys to personal and planetary awakening.
Claire Zammit Ph.D. is an expert transformational teacher, leader, mentor and successful conscious entrepreneur. She is the founder and creator of the Feminine Power courses and professional transformational coaching, facilitation and leadership trainings, serving hundreds of thousands of women in more than 100 countries. She is also the co-founder and president of Evolving Wisdom, a transformational education company that was recognized by Inc Magazine as #83 on the list of America’s top 500 fastest growing companies. Claire is an active member of Jack Canfield’s prestigious Transformational Leadership Council and was the recipient of their 2013 achievement award, and she is also a participant in Deepak Chopra’s Evolutionary Leaders Forum.
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. Scharmer has been developing and experimenting with groundbreaking approaches to systems and leadership, and has facilitated change processes at companies, NGOs, and governments across multiple continents. He is the author of Theory U: Leading From The Future As It Emerges.
Dr Scharmer’s reflective practices and eye-opening concepts have revolutionized “mindful leadership” and transformed countless communities and organizations worldwide. As individuals, too, we can learn to “presence” and co-create the future that’s alive in the present—and create the profound systemic changes our society needs now.
Guest Faculty Workshop #5:
Breaking the Spell of Solidity
with Carter Phipps
Evolutionary author and teacher Carter Phipps provides a catalytic springboard for understanding ourselves through an expansive view of the evolutionary process. And in this intriguing and eye-opening audio workshop, called “Breaking the Spell of Solidity,” Carter leads an exploratory journey into our potential for change beyond anything we normally imagine is possible.
This workshop is a natural complement to our work in the course, offering an exciting way to see our emerging future and evolutionary potential in the context of both science and spirituality. Carter deftly challenges our assumptions about the fixed nature of the self, and shows how we can dissolve perceived boundaries to reveal new possibilities.
Carter is the author of Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea, published by Harper Perennial. The book has received widespread critical acclaim, and has been heralded as providing “a new orientation for the next millennium.” Deepak Chopra says, “Evolutionaries is going to help create a worldview that will influence our understanding of the future direction of evolution and also our role in consciously participating in it.”
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; Grace and Grit; Sex, Ecology, Spirituality; and the “everything” books: A Brief History of Everything and A Theory of Everything. Ken Wilber is the founder of Integral Institute, Inc., and the co-founder of Integral Life, Inc.
Dr. Jean Houston, Ph.D. is a scholar, philosopher and researcher, and is also one of the principal founders of the human potential movement. A tireless teacher and dynamic speaker, Jean is the founder of the Mystery School, which is dedicated to exploring the many dimensions of human potential. A prolific writer, Jean is the author of 27 books, including A Passion for the Possible, The Possible Human, and Jump Time.
Terry Patten is a leading voice in the emerging field of Integral evolutionary leadership. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Integral Executive Leadership program at Notre Dame University and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, and serves on the board of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. A consultant and spiritual teacher, Terry is also the co-author of Integral Life Practice: A 21st- Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening. He created the Integral Spiritual Practice 8-Session Online Course, and the Beyond Awakening Seminar Series.
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