- 1 Identifying Your Unique Gifts:
- 2 The Power and Practice of the Evolutionary Lover
- 3 A 3-Week Telecourse on June 8th, 15th, & 22nd
- 4 5-6:30 PT • 6-7:30 MT • 7-8:30 CT • 8-9:30 ET
- 4.1 What You’ll Learn
- 4.2 Weekly Discussions, Private Practice Group, & Assignments
Identifying Your Unique Gifts:
The Power and Practice of the Evolutionary Lover
A 3-Week Telecourse on June 8th, 15th, & 22nd
5-6:30 PT • 6-7:30 MT • 7-8:30 CT • 8-9:30 ET
You can participate live or listen to the recordings later, at any time, from anywhere in the world.
“The Unique perspective gives birth to the Unique Gift.” – Marc Gafni
Every human being has a particular set of gifts that they can offer in the world. The nature of the gift, like the perspective held by every human being, is utterly unique. The ability to offer this gift freely in the world depends on our ability to free ourselves of limiting and false notions of who we are, and identify with our larger service. Some of our gifts are modest, private and intimate—some are larger than life and have dramatic impact in the public sphere. However, every Unique Gift arises and may be offered in all four quadrants. From a non-dual perspective, your unique gift creates your unique obligation. Man’s deed is God’s need.
God needs your service. God, in the first, second and third person, needs your service. To live your Unique Self and offer your Unique Gifts is to align yourself with the evolutionary impulse and fulfill your evolutionary obligation as a Lover.
Living as an Evolutionary Lover is the passionate path of the New Enlightenment. The way you make this path real and alive in your life is by identifying and giving your Unique Gifts. Buddhism teaches the Enlightenment of Emptiness. To do this you must dis-identify with your personality story. And this is fully half the story.
The second half of the story is the Enlightenment of Fullness. To realize the enlightenment of fullness you must fully inhabit, embody and Live Your Story.
There are four key steps in this process:
- Evolve beyond exclusive identification with ego
- Take off the mask of your particular false self
- Identify your Unique Gift
- Begin to give your Unique Gift in the world
These four steps and the practices that take you there are the path to the Enlightenment of Fullness.
What You’ll Learn
These practices are part of an emergent World Spirituality, implicitly practiced by people across the globe and are now being articulated and consciously evolved, as Spirit’s next audacious and necessary move.
In World Spirituality, we move beyond the ethnocentric traditions, embrace their best medicines, integrate then with the deepest and most powerful insights of modernity and post modernity – all set in an evolutionary context of joy and responsibility – and there you have it, the Eros and Urgency of Spirit seeking to emerge in the practices of our lives, beyond the religions, as a World Spirituality based on Integral Principles.
Join us at the leading edge – with radical humility and gentle audacity – as we catalyze the practice community of Integrity and Love that we all hope for and all need to make our lives an evolutionary triumph!
Weekly Discussions, Private Practice Group, & Assignments
A discussion thread will open immediately following each class in this series. You will need to have a login to our World Spirituality Online Community to participate in the weekly discussion thread. This discussion thread is part of a larger, Private Group for members of this tele-course. Dr. Marc will be participating in this group weekly, giving you even more access to this profound new teaching.
Each week Dr. Marc will present an assignment. This will be announced weekly in the Private Group and this space will be used to engage with others exploring the same topic. Each week you will engage practices and techniques to assist you in identifying your unique gifts.
Dr. Marc Gafni holds his doctorate from Oxford University and has direct lineage in Kabbalah. He is a Rabbi, spiritual artist, teacher, and a leading visionary in the emerging World Spirituality movement. He is a co-founder of iEvolve: The Center for World Spirituality, a scholar at the Integral Institute, and the director of the Integral Spiritual Experience, as well as a lecturer at John F. Kennedy University. The author of seven books, including the national bestseller Soul Prints and Mystery of Love, Gafni’s teaching is marked by a deep transmission of open heart, love and leading edge provocative wisdom. Gafni is considered by many to be a visionary voice in the founding of a new World Spirituality and one of the great mind/heart teachers of the generation.
What You’ll Receive
This vital and virtual course will include the latest technology by Maestro Conference to bring dynamic group interactions to our telecourse.
Our telecourse includes:
- Three 90-minute teaching sessions with Dr. Marc including dharma talks, experiential exercises, and Q&A periods.
- Weekly discussion thread and practice group sessions with your World Spirituality cohort to bring even more dynamic group interaction to your experience, including questions, challenges, and practices to embody and ground your learning weekly.
- Access to all three 90-minute recorded class sessions available via MP3 download to listen to on your computer, iPod, or in the car.
- Plus access to our First Saturdays: World Spirituality Service and Celebration webcast stream.
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