Evolving the source code of human existence is the urgent need and great planetary adventure of our time.
Our organization is articulating and advancing a spiritual movement that is rippling across the globe in the hearts and minds of people everywhere, ultimately aiming to reach many millions of people. Such change is both an evolutionary and existential necessity, given the magnitude of challenges faced all across the planet.
For some people, the classical religions have lost their power. They seek a path of practice and commitment that transcends the traditions. For others, their intuitive desire is to transcend and include the traditions. They seek to live as dual citizens, rooted in their tradition, even as they locate themselves as citizens in the broader community of World Spirituality. Still others are secular humanists with an intuitive sense that their optimism, vitality, love, and ethics are of sacred significance.
A World Spirituality based on the shared truths demonstrated by reason and the eye of spirit in contemplation of all the great systems of knowing is urgently needed right now. The world today needs the best values represented by these wisdom traditions, among them: living in harmony with nature, enchantment, empowerment, ethical obligation, the spirit of innovation and democratic participation, authentic self-realization, flexible and global thinking, intimate community, and enlightened creativity. Alongside these values are such eternally important virtues such as love, kindness, peace, wisdom, and justice.
Evolving an authentic life rooted in commitment and freedom articulated and lived in the principles and practices of World Spirituality is the next step in Spirit’s unfolding. The teachings of Integral Spirituality, including the AQAL Framework pioneered by Ken Wilber, provide a key intellectual touchstone for our paradigm. It is a fundamental Integral impulse to include and inhabit more of our fullest and deepest humanity.
Broadly speaking, an integral spirituality is an approach to life which seeks a full-hearted embrace of existence and unconditional surrender to the passionate reality behind the reconciliation of all polarities, however we conceive that reality. It embraces vocations of playful creativity, enlightened authenticity, deep inner healing, and engaged service to others and the planet. We endeavor to engage in the liberation of all sentient beings into the most richly enlivened and radically illumined possibilities for being in the world.
The Center for World Spirituality is a think tank which is writing a series of groundbreaking books and creating new templates for spiritual practice, education, and community. Welling up from an integration of the leading-edge emergent evolutionary insights taught by spirituality, psychology, and the sciences, World Spirituality paves the way for the next stage of evolution, seeding the ground of hope that is our collective memory of the future.
We are led by an active leadership team and Wisdom Council consisting of some of the most respected spiritual teachers, leaders, authors, and activists in the world today. Our work in the world is focused in three areas: leading-edge scholarship, publications, and programs which set the stage for our vision into increasingly penetrate the world’s consciousness, culture, and institutions. We hope you will join us in answering the call to this urgent mission and that you will support the Center for World Spirituality united in our common purpose.