April 23, 2019

Get a Feel for Integral Spiritual Experience!

Never before has there been such a deep dive into this juicy, dynamic, and passionate territory, featuring so many gifted, innovative spiritual teachers. This gathering of teachers of renowned scholars and provocative leaders was more than eclectic—it was wild. And yet the scintillating multiple perspectives all found their fullest expression in an Integrally-informed framework, a stand-alone, comprehensive teaching that Marc Gafni has called the Three Stations of Love. Now you can have full access to this outrageous amount and caliber of content. Join us as we break open our minds and hearts to this bold new offering, right at the evolutionary edge of Love, itself.

This short clip features Marc Gafni’s opening invitation at ISE 2, photos of some of our favorite moments from the conference, and an amazing reading of Rumi that was performed by Coleman Barks over the soulful sounds of Grammy-winning cellist David Darling. We hope you enjoy!

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Series Finale: The Future of Love – Walk the Talk of Love with Ken Wilber & Marc Gafni- Dec. 18th!

The Future of Love: Walk the Talk of Love
with Ken Wilber and Dr. Marc Gafni
Rescheduled
Saturday, December 18th
11-12:30pm PT, 12-1:30pm MT, 2-3:30pm ET
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Hi friends,

Doesn’t it feel like we just started the “Future of Love” conversation? And here we are, already wrapping up our 6-month series on December 18th with our favorite pandit, Ken Wilber, dialoguing with Dr. Marc Gafni. During these past six months we’ve heard from some of the world’s leading Lamas, Rinpoches, Swamis, Rabbis, Pandits, Zen Masters, Fortune 500 CEO’s, Artists, Musicians, Couples Experts, Yogis and Yoginis, and more—all discussing the Future of Love with our Integral Evolutionary community.

On behalf of Integral Spiritual Experience, Integral Life, and iEvolve: Global Practice Community, it’s been an honor to host and participate in this global We-Space of Love. We are humbled and gratified by the influence our Future of Love teleseries has generated in the larger spiritual community. It could not have happened without your full participation.

Since the inception of Integral Spiritual Experience over two years ago, we have seen a beautiful evolution of Integral discourse and community. Initiated by Ken, Marc, Diane, Sally, and Robb, ISE has reshaped the Integral conversation with the teachings of Unique Self, The Future of Love, and more. Love has become a central part of the evolutionary conversation and in reality we have together realized that love and integral are one and the same. Again, we thank you deeply for your participation.

For those of you who are interested in taking a deeper dive into the Future of Love, you are personally invited to join us at Integral Spiritual Experience 2: The Future of Love – Evolutionary Integral Relationships. Nothing can top our last six months together like getting offline and practicing with one another face-to-face and heart-to-heart.

Let’s take theory into practice at Integral Spiritual Experience 2!

We hope you join us Saturday, December 18th for the series finale of the Future of Love teleseries with Ken Wilber and Dr. Marc Gafni. In this dialogue Ken and Marc will pick-up where they left off, discussing Love as the very Eros of Evolution. They will explore the deepest meaning of Love and provide a theoretical framework for Integral Love Practice, as well as offer a guided meditation to move the climax of our series from talking about Love to engaging Love as a spiritual practice. This is a dialogue not to be missed!

With love,

Kelly Sosan Bearer
Executive Producer
The Future of Love Teleseries

 

 

 

The Future of Love

It seems like just yesterday we gathered at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California for year one of the Integral Spiritual Experience. If you attended or heard about what transpired, you know that the collective intention of the 500+ participants led by teachers like Ken Wilber, Dr. Marc Gafni, Sally Kempton, Lama Surya Das, and Jean Houston raised the energetic roof on a new era in Integral Spirituality gatherings, diving deeply into our Unique Selves. It’s a tough act to follow, but in this extraordinary dialogue, Ken and Marc set the context for the Integral Spiritual Experience Year 2 exploration entitled: The Future of Love – Evolutionary Integral Relationships.

Who doesn’t want to transform their love lives with husbands, wives, partners, family members, and friends? In this dialogue Ken and Marc explore “The Miracle of We”, the space of mutuality that so defines our human experience. When we look into the eyes of love, who is really looking back at us? Are we just separate selves desperately seeking companionship, or are we perhaps each a unique expression of Spirit itself?

In this lively exchange Ken and Marc dive into the following questions:

•    What is love?

•    How do we find it, nurture and sustain it?

•    How does our conscious participation change the evolution of love?

•    What are the structural patterns in the Evolution of Love?

•    What are the evolutionary Integral skills of love and relationship that have the power to deepen our realization and to liberate our true and unique self?

•    What new gifts for the world can emerge from this evolution?

Click here for more information on Integral Spiritual Experience Year 2: The Future of Love.

Ken WilberKen 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. His many books, all of which are still in print, can be found at Amazon.com. 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 (one of his largest selling books) and A Theory of Everything (probably the shortest introduction to his work).  Ken Wilber is the founder of Integral Institute, Inc., the co-founder of Integral Life, Inc., and the Senior Fellow of Integral Life Spiritual Center.

Marc-Gafni Color-300x224SquareDr. Marc Gafni holds his doctorate from Oxford University. He is a rabbi and an iconoclastic teacher of Kabbalah and World Spirituality. He is the director with Ken Wilber, Sally Kempton and Diane Hamilton of the Integral Life Spiritual Center and core founder and faculty member of iEvolve: Global Practice Community. He has written seven books, including the national bestseller Soul Prints, and The Mystery of Love, an exploration of the relationship between the sexual, the erotic, and the sacred. Gafni’s teaching is marked by a deep transmission of open heart, love and leading edge provocative wisdom. Gafni’s path of personal evolution, in both the agony and the ecstasy of what he calls “sacred autobiography,” woven together with profound reverence and reading of sacred texts have formed the context for his teaching. It is from this place of broken-hearted humility, radical joy and sacred audacity that he teaches. Gafni is considered by many to be a visionary voice in the founding of a new World Spirituality.

*Originally posted on Integral Life

The Future of Love Teleseries

Participate in the Future of Love Teleseries!

“I Love You.”

Consider the impact that these words—spoken in the right place, at the right time, by the right person, in the right way—have had on your life. In our time, so many of the old words of the sacred have lost their capacity to move us, dethroned by the rigorous critiques of modernity and post modernity.  But the authentic expression of love always holds a radical power to touch and even transform our lives.

We sometimes wait our whole lives to hear “I love you” spoken with total authenticity.

We may wait even longer to be able to say it. But to hear or speak these words sincerely is a complete affirmation of all that is sacred. For many of us today, the words ‘love’ and ‘meaning’  are virtually indistinguishable.

Yet, what do we mean by “love”? Is love simply the tender feeling you have for a friend or a relative, a lover or a spouse? Or is there something more profound about love’s meaning, something that accounts for its power to transform a life, in every way?

Love is more than just a feeling. Enlightened teachers through the ages have told us that love is the dynamic ground of all reality. If that’s true, then love can be seen as the actual force that drives evolution—the force the Greeks called Eros—as well as the enlivening joy that  opens the heart.

So what is love, when we see it from both a personal and an evolutionary perspective? How do we find it, nurture it, and sustain it?

Modern science and philosophy point out that all levels of reality are evolving. The world of today is wildly different then the world of yesterday.  Matter, body, mind and even spirit are in flux. When we understand the profound evolutionary context of life, we realize that love must be evolving as well.

Wow: The Evolution of Love—What a wild, important and profound idea!

Simply put: the meaning, purpose, and vision of love is changing.

In our time, the great truths about love—taught in different languages by teachers of every tradition are being re-shaped by modern and post-modern considerations. In this unique conversation, we engage these truths through an integral lens.

During this remarkable series of teleseminars, we’ll be exploring questions like:

  • Which skills and principles of Integral Love can immediately raise your level of consciousness, and transform your relationships?
  • How does the dance of the Integral feminine and the Integral masculine affect almost every facet of your life?
  • Why is love the most crucial ingredient in effective shadow work, which we engage in to heal the unresolved emotional trauma of our past?
  • How does love impact the evolution of consciousness in the life of an individual and the life of a community?
  • How is love impacted by the level of consciousness of the lover and the beloved?
  • What is the relationship between love and spiritual enlightenment?
  • What are the structural patterns in the evolution of love?
  • How does our conscious participation change the evolution of love?
  • What new requisite skills are needed to forge deep, lasting relationships—the new human capacities that have the power to deepen our realization and to liberate our true and unique self?
  • What new gifts for the world can and must emerge from this radical inquiry into the nature of love?
  • What does love mean between a spiritual teacher and student?
  • How might love manifest in a business or organizational environment?

These are just a few of the questions we’ll explore in the conversations in this free tele-series.

Please join us and this remarkable group of spiritual teachers, authors and luminaries for what promises to be an exciting inquiry into humanity’s deepest longing.

The entire tele-series is complimentary. Why? Because it is our gift to you and your evolution.

Your guides are Integral Spiritual leaders and teachers Dr. Marc Gafni and Diane Musho Hamilton. The orienting opening and closing dialogues will be with Ken Wilber.  Dialoging with Marc and Diane will be a highly distinguished array of some of major spiritual voices speaking today.  Each teacher is a  leading-edge figure in his or her own right—and each with much to say about the past, present, and future of love.

Venwoude Institute at Integral Spiritual Experience 2009-2010

In this video, Mauk Pieper, Alamasta Faber, Marijke Heetveld, and Lena Huisman report on their visit to the Integral Spiritual Experience Year 1. The Venwoude team contributed with practice sessions of breathwork and bodywork and traveled to Asilomar Retreat Center in Pacific Grove, California from the Netherlands.

Don’t miss Team Venwoude again this year at Integral Spiritual Experience 2: The Future of Love.

Can’t make the live event this year? Don’t miss Ken Wilber’s ISE 2 Keynote Address, plus 14 hours of the event in real time streaming and on demand video. ISE 2 online is the perfect way to experience Integral Spirituality from the comfort of home!