Ryan Oelke

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Emerge: How to Thrive in a World Gone Mad

Emerge is a new training program by Ryan Oelke, offering a thoughtful 3-phase process that will empower you to fully inhabit your experience, more deeply relate in real-time to life, and to formulate agile paths of response and action.

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Course Overview

At this exact time on this planet, two truths seem to be universal:

One, the world feels absolutely maddening and terrifying to most of us. We’re overwhelmed with fear and complexity, treading water, desperately trying to figure out how to respond. We also see so much potential and hope and ask ourselves, “How can we enact change?”

Two, as the end of the year approaches, we feel called to take a step back from life, to reflect and gain perspective on what has happened in our personal lives. We seek insight about ourselves and life, and to set our sights on meaningful goals to bring about heartfelt, passionate change and fruition in the new year.

Unfortunately, it’s also often true that reactive pursuit of change – and especially through the typical New Year’s resolutions – fails time and time again. Our efforts start out with a bang and fizzle out like a deflating balloon. Our manic efforts for change ends in frustration and dejection.

Now more than ever in our lifetime, we need a better method than that.

As lovers of an integral approach, we strongly sense and long for that better way. What we need is a solid integral method that can help identify and leverage our unique values in order to reveal insight and catalyze transformation.

That’s what this program offers you.

What You'll Learn

Phase 1: Inhabit the Past

Honor, integrate, and learn from what you’ve experienced.

  • Validation, appreciation, integration, space for what you have experienced.
  • Intimacy with yourself and life - to review, reclaim, integrate your past experiences
  • Reveal and identify change and transformation you have lived into, patterns and habits of experience, and emergent themes in your life
  • Curiosity to clarify what you have experienced
  • Room for everything: all areas of your life
  • Embodying your past informs and orients you in the present, guides your path in the future
  • Inquiry: What has happened? What insight can I reveal?

Phase 2: Align with the present

Clarify and prioritize what is most important to you right now.

  • What is actually most important to you right now in your life?
  • Your unique life, just as it is right now, with its history leading up to this moment: what is arising right now for you as meaningful and significant?
  • Clarify your most important life domains and values in this moment
  • What has the most meaning, the most relevancy, to guide you now and in the upcoming year?
  • What shoulds can you shed? What ideals can you let go of to give your energy and attention to what you care about most?

Phase 3: Emerge into the future

Identify what wants to emerge in your life. Take action.

  • Let the future unfold from your embodied being, as a response to life, informed by the past, rooted in each moment.
  • What is calling your attention right now? What has you curious?
  • How do you want to express your emergent themes and guiding values in your life?
  • What wants to emerge? What are your next steps?
  • How do you want to respond to what is emerging and has emerged in your life?
  • Define practical, agile goals to realize and express your meaning and values in the world. Remember: goals are expressions and realizations of what matters to you most, and life is always changing.
  • Take an experimental, embodied approach as you move tangibly towards your goals, allow for dynamic response as you and life change and evolve.

What People Say

Tylor Middlestadt

"Ryan created space for all of my expressions and feelings about the challenges I was working through, and helped me to identify the critical aspects which needed attention, important inquiries that were wanting to unfold, all the while helping to guide my own intuitive awareness to survey the inner landscape of my being in relation to the various decisions, actions, and strategies that I was cultivating. I look forward to working with Ryan again in the future, and I recommend him with the highest regards to other emerging and accomplished individuals looking for a grounded, mindful, and super-sharp business coach/advisor to help them through a transformative or transitional process." – Tylor Middlestadt, President and CEO Inflection Point Design + Development Group

Corey deVos

"Ryan is a master of his craft, and engages his clients with wisdom, skill, empathy, and compassion. I can't recommend his coaching programs enough." – Corey deVos, Editor in Chief, Integral Life

Angela Raines

"Ryan’s a rare paradox. On the other hand, he’s an ultra-practical, no-bullshit entrepreneur whose decade+ of experience running his own agency and guiding hundreds of other entrepreneurs makes him savvier than most anyone I know. On the one hand, he’s an immensely sensitive embodiment teacher and deep spiritual practitioner. This unique combination allows him to give some of the smartest and most open-hearted advice out there. But he’s not just doling out advice, here: he’s teaching you to deepen both of these sides within yourself — and integrate and embody them, for you — so you can find your own answers. I’m continually impressed by Ryan’s sensitivity and skill — I especially appreciate his emphasis on embodiment, which is a missing element in many “spiritual” practices." – Angela Raines, Enneagram Practitioner, Writer

Vincent Horn

"Ryan doesn’t coach people from some sort of pre-conceived model, that he then tries to apply to you and your business. He doesn’t ask you to fit a mold. Rather he pulls wisdom born from years of experience actually being in the trenches as an entrepreneur helping other entrepreneurs. Ryan asks penetrating questions. And he listens. As a result he groks the big picture. This makes what he has to say uniquely valuable. It also makes it strategically aligned and mission aligned with what you’re already trying to do. Ryan acts as a catalyst for the process you’re already in, not as your business savior. That’s why he’s trustworthy." – Vincent Horn, Teacher, Buddhist Geeks, Pragmatic Dharma, Heart of Insight

About Ryan Oelke

Ryan Oelke

Ryan Oelke is a co-founder of Buddhist Geeks and founder of Awakening in Life. He has an MSEd in counseling psychology and is contemplative teacher of awakening, healing, and embodiment. He has 18 years experience in meditation, particularly in the Tibetan Buddhist and Dzogchen lineages, he is a Buddhist Geeks teacher, and is a certified teacher in Judith Blackstone’s Realization Process. Ryan teaches meditation and a way of living dedicated to revealing natural presence and awakening in each moment of our lives, regardless of how it appears to us.

He lives in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC with his partner Alyssa and stepdaughter Fiona.

Course Curriculum

Module 1 Overview and Structure
Unit 1 Welcome to Emerge
Unit 2 Overview: The Three Phases of the Emerge Process
Unit 3 The Ocean, the Lighthouse, and the Rower
Unit 4 Timeline: How Far Into the Past and Future You’ll Go
Unit 5 Perspectives and Lenses for Your Journey
Unit 6 Tips and Suggestions for Your Emerge Process
Module 2 Core Meditations
Unit 1 Introduction to Core Meditations
Unit 2 Embodied Awareness
Unit 3 Witnessing Curiosity
Unit 4 Grounding Meditation
Unit 5 Embodied Inquiry
Module 3 Phase 1: Inhabit Your Past
Unit 1 Phase 1: Inhabit the Past
Unit 2 Step 1: Recollect Your Past
Unit 3 Step 2: Unpacking Meaning and Insight from Your Past
Unit 4 Final Bonus Step: Reviewing Your Life as a Whole
Module 4 Phase 2: Align with the Present
Unit 1 Phase 2: Align With the Present
Unit 2 Lighthouse of Your Values and Life Domains
Unit 3 Domain Sorting Exercise
Unit 4 Values Sorting Exercise
Module 5 Phase 3: Emerge into the Future
Unit 1 Phase 3: Emerge into the future
Unit 2 Different Flavors of Response, Actions, and Goals
Unit 3 Turning the Mind Toward Your Goals
Unit 4 Articulate Next Steps
Unit 5 Preparing for Challenges
Unit 6 An Example from My Life
Module 6 Live Your Question with Embodied Intention
Unit 1 Live Your Question with Embodied Intention
Unit 2 The Power of Embodied Intention Practice.
Unit 3 Live Your Question
Module 7 Create a Cycle of Empowerment
Unit 1 Create a Cycle of Empowerment and Transformation
Module 8 Support for Your Emerging Process
Unit 1 Thank you! Further Support for the Emerge Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Whenever you want! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

  • – Lifetime access to 30 lessons from Ryan Oelke,
  • – More than 4 hours of streaming video/audio teachings and practices,
  • – Exclusive discount to personal and group coaching with Ryan.

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