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Making sense of everything with the world’s
most comprehensive philosophy

A hub of the global integral movement

Helping 25,000+ readers a month

Featuring 100+ Integral Experts

A hub of the global integral movement

Helping 25,000+ readers a month

Featuring 100+ Integral Experts

Recorded over 1000 hours of content

Publishing Academic Journal applied to 60+ disciplines

Producing 6 podcast series

Organising 20+ live experiences every month

Making sense of everything with the world’s
most comprehensive philosophy

Making sense of everything with the world’s
most comprehensive philosophy

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An Analysis of Integral Coaching Canada Across Eight Zones and Five Methodologies
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An Analysis of Integral Coaching Canada Across Eight Zones and Five Methodologies

This article provides an in-depth analysis of Integral Coaching Canada’s coaching model using Integral Methodological Pluralism (IMP). The author uses five primary methodologies and the perspectives available through eight zones to evaluate what makes Integral Coaching Canada’s model unique in the field of coaching. This article is based on first-, second-, and third-person approaches to research and an original study and master’s degree thesis that evaluated over 20 coaching models.This article provides an in-depth analysis of Integral Coaching Canada’s coaching model using Integral Methodological Pluralism (IMP). The author uses five primary methodologies and the perspectives available through eight zones to...
What is the Problem with Progressivism?
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What is the Problem with Progressivism?

Ken Wilber and Bert Parlee explore the many faults and fractures of political progressivism today, as they simultaneously call for more integral forms of progressive thought that are actually capable...
Integral Sustainable Development
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Integral Sustainable Development

This is a two-part paper that offers an overview of Integral Sustainable Development, explaining the rudiments of a practical framework that integrates the crowded conceptual and operational landscape of sustainable...
Transforming Trauma Into Resilience
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Transforming Trauma Into Resilience

Watch as we take a look at several different kinds of trauma — micro-traumas, big traumas, “pre-verbal” traumas, generational traumas, etc. — and explore how we can shift into a...
A Brief Overview of Integral Social Work
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A Brief Overview of Integral Social Work

This article seeks to explore Integral Social Work — its meaning and applications. This goal is achieved by exploring the nature of social service in the context of Integral Theory’s...
Social Work as an Integral Profession
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Social Work as an Integral Profession

This article introduces the reader to the profession of social work and its evolution over time. By simultaneously attending to both the person and the environment, social work has been...
Polarity Matters: Are You Thinking In Pairs?
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Polarity Matters: Are You Thinking In Pairs?

How do polarities help us see ourselves and our world more clearly and completely? Watch as Beena Sharma answers your questions about her Integrating Polarities training, while offering a simple...

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We all have unconscious bias - those blindspots that cloud our judgment, robbing us of our power. We all experience discomfort hearing that we have biases that prevent us from living our potential. Come practice with Aneesah, using N.A.I.L. Freedom, her dynamic self-reflection tool specifically crafted to help you step into the space between stimulus and response, where you always have enough freedom to do the next right thing. This four-step alignment process can help you unshackle yourself from irrational fears, step into the flow and flourish in all areas of your life.

Debate as a Contemplative Discipline

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Practicing the process of debate outwardly in relation to other beings can teach us so much about how to go through it internally with ease and elegant simplicity. We can learn to enjoy the process whereby existing opinions are forced by wisdom into concession. This is a crucial compliment to a non-conceptual meditation practice for anyone wishing to become a masterful co-creator of intention.

Healing the Inner Critic (Part 2/4)

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At its worst, the inner critic is that internal voice that tends to judge and demean you. But could this voice actually be beneficial? What would it look like to heal the toxic inner critic? Join Lisa for a journey into unwinding the subtle and not-so-subtle effects of the inner critic on our lives and relationships and finding the path through.

Embodying Infinity & Eternity

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Join Lee to experience a greater sense of freedom and fullness in your daily life by engaging in practices designed to help expand your awareness of the nature of space and time. Explore the relationship between emptiness and form, and navigate the interplay between future, past and present.

Listening Lab

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One of the most profound gifts we could ever receive is to be truly heard, seen and known. In this session our primary wish would be to co-create connection and wisdom through deep listening, sincere curiosity, active exchange and compassionate presence. At each Listening Lab, we will also try to create a safe and brave space for one or more participants to be the recipient of loving support through the community of attendees.

The John Vervaeke Study Group: Episodes 8 & 9

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Join this ongoing study group to participate in the brilliant work of John Vervaeke, professor of cognitive science and Buddhist psychology at the University of Toronto. He offers a deep context to what we might experience as a meaning crisis — the endless difficulty of finding deep connection and the complex conundrum of sense-making--or what Ken Wilber called, “a world gone slightly mad” in his book The Eye of Spirit.

Polarity Lab: Polarization Across The Pandemic

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Join this session to learn how to spot and work with polarities in your personal and professional lives, relationships and the hyper-polarized world around around us nationally and globally. Through small experiments, discussion, Q&A and small groups, let’s explore this beautiful practice that builds complexity-resilience and synthesis of interdependent and competing values.

The John Vervaeke Study Group

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Join this ongoing study group to participate in the brilliant work of John Vervaeke, professor of cognitive science and Buddhist psychology at the University of Toronto. He offers a deep context to what we might experience as a meaning crisis–the endless difficulty of finding deep connection and the complex conundrum of sense-making–or what Ken Wilber called, “a world gone slightly mad” in his book The Eye of Spirit.

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An Analysis of Integral Coaching Canada Across Eight Zones and Five Methodologies

An Analysis of Integral Coaching Canada Across Eight Zones and Five Methodologies

This article provides an in-depth analysis of Integral Coaching Canada’s coaching model using Integral Methodological Pluralism (IMP). The author uses five primary methodologies and the perspectives available through eight zones to evaluate what makes Integral Coaching Canada’s model unique in the field of coaching. This article is based on first-, second-, and third-person approaches to research and an original study and master’s degree thesis that evaluated over 20 coaching models.This article provides an in-depth analysis of Integral Coaching Canada’s coaching model using Integral Methodological Pluralism (IMP). The author uses five primary methodologies and the perspectives available through eight zones to...
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Integral Sustainable Development

Integral Sustainable Development

This is a two-part paper that offers an overview of Integral Sustainable Development, explaining the rudiments of a practical framework that integrates the crowded conceptual and operational landscape of sustainable development and enables practitioners to 1) identify the full-range of needs and capabilities of individuals and groups, and 2) tailor the specific developmental response that fits each unique situation.
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A Brief Overview of Integral Social Work

A Brief Overview of Integral Social Work

This article seeks to explore Integral Social Work — its meaning and applications. This goal is achieved by exploring the nature of social service in the context of Integral Theory’s AQAL (all- quadrant, all-level) approach. The essence of Integral Social Work is to serve the whole person and the whole of society with the whole of one’s being. This requires that social workers develop themselves, while simultaneously helping others, and society, to develop in as full, complex, and healthy a way as possible.
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Social Work as an Integral Profession

Social Work as an Integral Profession

This article introduces the reader to the profession of social work and its evolution over time. By simultaneously attending to both the person and the environment, social work has been a more comprehensive profession. Although social work has been inherently striving for a more integrative approach from the beginning, it has lacked a meta-theory that could address people, their environments, and integrate previously competing theories. Integral Theory is that meta-theory. Social workers are invited to consider this meta-theoretical approach to the service they provide.
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Toward an Integral Feminism

Toward an Integral Feminism

This paper studies the development of some of the key schools of feminist thought, exploring the history of the definition of Woman. Ken Wilber's framework of Integral Feminism is then used to move toward the processual creation of a more adequately holistic understanding of women and subjectivity.
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The Development of Desire

The Development of Desire

In this article Willow Pearson proposes that desire, as all lines of development, evolves toward greater complexity and is an all-quadrant phenomenon. For this reason, she situates desire and sex (from preconventional to conventional to postconventional and beyond) within an Integral framework. Integral Theory offers a unique view of desire and a possibility to understand all levels of desire as embodied wisdom, however partial each view might be.
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An Introduction to Integral Science

An Introduction to Integral Science

This paper argues for an Integral approach to science, which consists of interior, exterior, individual, and collective dimensions, all of which must be included in the various knowledge quests of science. A basic methodology consisting of injunction, apprehension, and communal consensus is elaborated to help create a broad umbrella for distinguishing valid scientific endeavors. Distinctions are drawn between contemporary science and Integral Science, with the conclusion that an Integral approach allows for a greater opportunity for transdisciplinary learning and cohesiveness in the overall scientific endeavor.
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The Ken Show with Ken Wilber and Corey deVos

In Zen Buddhism, the word kensho describes a sudden glimpse or insight into the nature of reality. At Integral Life, the “Ken Show” intends to offer you a very similar opportunity.

The Ken Show is a monthly series with Ken Wilber, broadcast live on the second Saturday of every month.

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Integrating Shadow
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Integrating Shadow

Ken and Corey offer a stunning overview of the psychological shadow. Ken describes several different kinds of shadow, how shadow can show up differently in all four quadrants, and the relationship between shadow, violence, and social transformation.
The Four Quadrants: A Guided Tour
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The Four Quadrants: A Guided Tour

Ken and Corey take a in-depth tour through one of Ken’s most well-known contributions to integral philosophy: the Four Quadrants. Watch as Ken shares his personal story about the origins of the Four Quadrant model — the day everything came together — as he weaves 3rd-person theoretical descriptions of the model with his own 1st-person experience and creative process.
The Many Ways We Grow
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The Many Ways We Grow

Human development is uneven, which means that we are better at some things than we are at others. Some skills come more naturally to us, and others are more difficult to acquire. Watch as Ken and Corey explore each of these developmental capacities in detail, offering a powerful summary of human potentials, talents, and intelligences — a comprehensive map of...
On the Front Line of the Culture War — Give Me Some Real Examples, Not Just Theories!
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On the Front Line of the Culture War — Give Me Some Real Examples, Not Just Theories!

Watch as Ken and Corey offer their views on some of the most controversial policy debates of our time, each of which has become a battle line in our constantly escalating culture wars.
The Baby and the Bathwater: Saving Liberalism
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The Baby and the Bathwater: Saving Liberalism

In this episode of The Ken Show we explore five themes near and dear to the liberal heart — tolerance, nonviolence, power, privilege, and gender — celebrating the healthy aspects of each that we want to include in a more integral embrace, while weeding out the unhealthy regressive narratives that most of these have devolved into.
How to Think Integrally
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How to Think Integrally

Ken and Corey explore some of the major qualities of integral thinking at the “vision logic” or “construct aware” stages of development.

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The Transformation Age with Robb Smith

The Transformation Age Series is a series of written articles and accompanying webcasts that Robb Smith will host for the Integral Life community in real-time as the Great Release (TGR) unfolds, giving rise to the Transformation Age.

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From Languishing to Flourishing
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From Languishing to Flourishing

Robb Smith talks with Lee Mason about what an integral approach to flourishing looks like, and what we know about the science of getting out of languishing.
The Metacrisis is Giving Rise to the Transformation Age
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The Metacrisis is Giving Rise to the Transformation Age

How can we contribute to the rise of the Transformation Age? We first need to understand what’s driving the emergence of the Transformation Age out of the Information Age: a global metacrisis, occurring amidst a great release of global power, which as it becomes more acute is exposing the limitations of the current era’s structures, sensemaking, key contradictions (all pluribus,...
Deeper Into the Great Release
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Deeper Into the Great Release

Ladies and gentlemen, the Great Release is truly and fully underway. That earthquake has now begun. Nanoscopically small and quietly transmissible, Covid-19 would be almost laughable as a catalyst for the great release if it weren’t so deadly. But as it stands, it is in fact the perfect spark to alight the ample tinder of total system irresilience.

Inhabit with Ryan Oelke and Corey deVos

A monthly practice-based series with Ryan Oelke and Corey deVos, designed to help you embody your own unique expression of integral being and more fully inhabit the territory of your life, your relationships, and your world.

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Inhabit: Your Inner Theatre
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Inhabit: Your Inner Theatre

Corey and Ryan take you on a cinematic journey through the stages of human development, a tour of your own inner theatre, using a series of 21 carefully-curated film clips to illustrate some of the most important qualities of each stage.
Inhabit: Your Creativity
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Inhabit: Your Creativity

We live in an infinitely creative universe — and with every passing moment we have the option to actively and consciously participate with that creativity. Watch as Ryan and Corey explore ways to more fully align ourselves with our own deepest source of beauty, inspiration, and creative emergence.
Inhabit: Your Spiritual Life
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Inhabit: Your Spiritual Life

Need help shifting gears from mental map-making to actually inhabiting the spiritual territory? Watch as Ryan Oelke and Corey deVos explore what it means to truly inhabit and integrate our contemplative practice and our moment-to-moment experience of life.

Witt and Wisdom with Dr. Keith Witt and Corey deVos

Dr. Keith Witt and Corey deVos explore the rich terrain of the integral mind.

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The Art and Practice of Happiness
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The Art and Practice of Happiness

Watch as Dr. Keith Witt, Jeff Salzman, and Corey deVos take an in-depth look at the art of happiness, exploring some of the central perspectives and practices that can lead to a more happy, wise, and fulfilling life.
Why Be Normal?
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Why Be Normal?

Dr. Keith discusses how the concept of "normal" profoundly effects our development and functioning, and how he has dealt with these issues over the decades in therapy sessions and groups.
How to Level Up Your Parenting
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How to Level Up Your Parenting

Being a superior parent is the goal of pretty much all parents. Join us as we explore the many dimensions of integral parenting and the many advantages that come with it.

Integral Justice Warrior with Mark Fischler and Corey deVos

Every month we take a close look at some of the most challenging social and cultural fault lines of our time — as well as the developmental skills we need in order to heal these shared wounds and begin to close the gaps between us.

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What’s Wrong With Policing in America?
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What’s Wrong With Policing in America?

Why do we see so many cases of apparent police abuse being recorded so frequently, but punished so rarely? What are some possible solutions that can help create more social trust for our police organizations, and a more peaceful society for all of us? Watch as Mark and Corey take a careful look at the Derek Chauvin verdict — and...
From Woke to Awake: An Intersectionality of Perspective
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From Woke to Awake: An Intersectionality of Perspective

Mark and Corey have a rich and far-reaching discussion about our present political realities and challenges, dedicating the first half of the discussion to some of the major headlines from the last few weeks, and then exploring ways to elevate “woke culture” into a genuine “post-woke” integral sensibility.
#EnoughIsEnough: Overcoming Racism in America
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#EnoughIsEnough: Overcoming Racism in America

In light of the recent violent deaths of three black Americans — Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd — at the hands of current and former police officers in the United States, we wanted to deepen our discussion of race and racism and how we as Integralists can contribute to change by becoming powerful anti-racists in our own circles...

The Art of Practice with Lisa Frost and Corey deVos

A monthly series that explore how to bring more depth and artistry to our Integral Life Practice — the very best and most effective practices to help you Wake Up, Grow Up, Clean Up, and Show Up in your life, your relationships, and your work in the world.

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The Art of Practice: Forgiveness Made Easy
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The Art of Practice: Forgiveness Made Easy

To authentically forgive — what Barbara describes as “the absolute refusal to hold ill will against someone for what they did or didn’t do” — can actually be tremendously challenging. Fortunately Barbara Hunt is with us to help make it simple. Watch as Barbara talks to Lisa and Corey about forgiveness as an integral “master practice” — a practice that...
Getting Over Ourselves
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Getting Over Ourselves

Nomali talks to Lisa and Corey about the many opportunities and obstacles we face in our practice, and how to deepen our commitment to our own process of waking up, growing up, cleaning up, and showing up. We follow the subtle threads of love, death, and vitality that weave through each of our practices and connect us together as a...
Unpacking the Integral Enneagram
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Unpacking the Integral Enneagram

What exactly is the Enneagram, and what makes it such a helpful tool when it comes to our ongoing growth and awakening? Watch as Lisa and Corey offer a broad introduction to the Integral Enneagram, as well as to the many Enneagram offerings we currently have available on Integral Life.
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Who Is Ken Wilber?

Often referred to as the "Einstein of consciousness studies", Ken Wilber is a preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development. He is the originator of the world's first truly comprehensive or integrative philosophy, aptly named “Integral Theory” — something that is becoming increasingly necessary in order to navigate and thrive in today’s world.

“I have one major rule: Everybody is right. More specifically, everybody — including me — has some important pieces of truth, and all of those pieces need to be honored, cherished, and included in a more gracious, spacious, and compassionate embrace.” – Ken Wilber

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The Science of Subtle Energy

In this episode of The Ken Show we take a look at Ken's "Comprehensive Theory of Subtle Energy”, which offers an elegant summary of how these energies might be accounted for by integral metatheory and integrated with our scientific understanding of the universe.
Full Enlightenment — Now What?
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Full Enlightenment — Now What?

In Zen Buddhism, the Ten Ox Herding Pictures is a series of short poems and images intended to illustrate the various stages of enlightenment. The very last image of the series is often called the "return to the marketplace," as it represents the final stage of enlightened living when the individual returns society with open hands and an open heart,...
Do Rivers Have Rights?
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Do Rivers Have Rights?

Rivers are people, my friend. And they've lawyered up.
The Republic Fights Back (And Even Some Republicans!)
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The Republic Fights Back (And Even Some Republicans!)

Have American conservatives finally had enough of this Donald Trump guy?
The Morning After
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The Morning After

Americans have just elected Donald Trump as President-elect of the United States of America. I know that a few of you are elated and many more are terrified. I can understand both emotions. I am far from a natural-born Hillary Clinton advocate, but during the course of the campaign there was simply no possibility that I would be voting for...
The Seeker’s Guide to Self-Deception
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The Seeker’s Guide to Self-Deception

Ken Wilber discusses the many kinds of self, the nature of identity and enlightenment, and the spectrum of deceit that keeps us from knowing who we really are.
Evolving Our Approach to Sexual Harassment
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Evolving Our Approach to Sexual Harassment

Diane Musho Hamilton talks with Ken Wilber about ways to evolve our moral and legislative approach to sexual harassment so we can better protect men and women alike from harm and abuse, but without presupposing women as perpetual victims without agency of their own.
Inhabit: Your Life Purpose
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Inhabit: Your Life Purpose

Ryan and Corey explore the many ways we can create meaning for ourselves, introducing the concept of “Integral Ikigai” to help us find and fulfill our deepest life purpose.



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