by Steve Raymond
“Evolutionary Intimacy and the New Enlightenment”: (more information below)
“Falling in Love with the Divine – Devotion and Tantra of the Heart”: (more information below)
The Center for Integral World Spirituality is a vibrant community of Virtual Presence and Evolutionary Love Gatherings. We share tremendous Holy Purpose in bringing Unique Self teachings into the world. The Eros that unites us is grounded in simple truths of Unique Self teachings with which we all deeply resonate.
Most fundamentally, I fully embrace Marc’s dharma that we are each an irreducibly Unique expression of God, and that at this time on our planet, everyone of us is needed to Answer our Call to bring our Unique Gifts to a world that desperately needs us. The more we awaken to Unique Self, we feel that Call within the very marrow our Being.
That Call is being strongly answered by individuals from around the world. We are intimately connected by that Call in our virtual sangha, and during those amazingly wonderful times when we gather together in at places like Venwoude and Shalom and Esalen, and so many others. In our gatherings, there is a concentration of Evolutionary Love that is clarifying, uplifting, and joyfully life-altering.
The Center for Integral World Spirituality Wisdom School at Shalom Mountain Retreat Center: Rebbe Marc is in fully glorious teaching form coming from Venwoude and his other teachings to the Wisdom School at Shalom Mountain.
The weekend is hosted and deepened by CWIS leaders and long-time students of Rebbe Marc – Tom Goddard, Adael Bullock, Jeff Hilliard, Shelly Reichenbach, and others. Chahat Corten will be Grace-Fully Present, gorgeously emerging from organizing and hosting the CWIS Mystery School and Venwoude Summer Festival of Love in Holland.
This dharmic event at Esalen on the Big Sur Coast in California will have Marc teaching with our magnificent and beloved Sally Kempton. This is the 4th Annual World Spirituality Retreat, and will also be attended by many who are deep into the inside of Unique Self teaching.
The theme for this weekend, “Falling in Love with the Divine – Devotion and Tantra of the Heart,” will deepen our practice with juice and excitement by cultivating a living relationship with the personal face of the divine — the Love-Intelligence of All-That-Is — by which we are personally addressed, loved, challenged, and held. A personal and embodied devotional heart practice is a secret of inner awakening, and a key to emotional healing and evolutionary transformation.
To all my east coast holy brothers and sisters, if you have never been to Esalen and the Big Sur Coast, you will completely love it.
Dr. Marc Gafni’s teaching is marked by a deep transmission of heart, love, and leading-edge provocative wisdom. A visionary scholar, public intellectual, and spiritual artist, he is the author of ten books, including the award-winning Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment.
Sally Kempton teaches at the cutting edge of contemporary tantra, and is known for her ability to transmit deep meditative states through the heart. A former monk and 40-year practitioner of Shaiva yoga, Sally teaches internationally and writes the “Wisdom” column for Yoga Journal.
Here’s a gift of service I am ecstatic to give: I am a Nature Mystic and am intimately familiar with spectacularly beautiful hiking spots in Big Sur. When we leave Esalen on Sunday afternoon, I will take all Nature Lovers to a mountain-overlooking-ocean hike so beautiful it will take your breath away.
OLATT, (Outrageous Love All the Time)
Center for Integral World Spirituality