In addition to the three historic turnings attributed to Buddha, there have also been three evolutionary turnings that Buddhism has undergone (four according to some accounts, if you include Tantra. If so, we would be talking of a "Fifth Turning," but we’ll keep it simple with the more common three so far.)

The first evolutionary turning, Theravadan Buddhism, is based on the realizations of Gautama Buddha himself, who illuminated the path of nirvana (the end of misery). The second turning, Mayahana Buddhism, stressed that “nirvana and samsara are not two.” The third turning, Vajrayana Buddhism, added an exquisite set of practices for realizing our true nature.

It has been over a thousand years since the last major evolution of Buddhism. Since that time we have witnessed astonishing advancements in science, art, psychology, technology, governance, values, cultural attitudes, and almost every other facet of our lives. These developments have utterly transformed our humanity, redefining our very sense of self in radical ways, and have brought a dramatic increase of freedom and material abundance to the world at large.

Buddhism, it would seem, may now be ripe for yet another turning of the wheel.

The Fourth Turning program features in-depth explorations of the evolution of Buddhism — where it’s been, where it is, where it’s going—while offering a powerful and comprehensive guide for enlightened living in the 21st century.

Below you will find a staggering 24 hours of high-definition video teachings by Ken Wilber and some of our most treasured Buddhist teachers: Diane Musho Hamilton, Doshin Michael Nelson Roshi, Patrick Sweeney, and Andrew Holecek.

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Toward a Fourth Turning
Ken Wilber [FREE]
Ken Wilber summarizes some of the most important items that any new Turning of the Wheel of Dharma might want to seriously consider.
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The Fourth Turning of Buddhism
Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber delivers his central teaching from his book The Fourth Turning: Imagining the Future of Buddhism, illuminating a new path forward for this venerable tradition. Includes more than 7 hours of high definition video teachings.
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Dragon Heart Reflections and Meditations
Diane Musho Hamilton
We take you inside Diane Musho Hamilton’s Dragon Heart sangha where she unpacks Ken Wilber’s Fourth Turning of Buddhism framework, as well as her own unique teachings and practices. Includes nearly 3 hours of high definition video teachings.
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Satdharma Reflections and Meditations
Patrick Sweeney
Patrick Sweeney, holder of the Karma Kagyü lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, offers a powerful unpacking of Ken Wilber’s Fourth Turning of Buddhism teaching. Includes more than 3 hours of high definition video teachings.
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Integral Zen Reflections and Meditations
Doshin Michael Nelson Roshi
We take you inside Doshin Michael Nelson Roshi's Integral Zen sangha as he unpacks his own unique teachings and practices. Includes more than 4 hours of high definition video teachings.
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The Now and Future of Buddhism in the West
Andrew Holecek
Andrew Holecek offers his own reflections on the past, present, and future of Buddhism in the West. Includes nearly 2 hours of high definition video teachings.
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The Fourth Turning of Buddhism Conference
Ken Wilber, Diane Musho Hamilton, Andrew Holecek, and Doshin Michael Nelson Roshi
Ken, Diane, Andrew, and Doshin further unpack the integral approach to Buddhist practice in this 5-hour collection of videos from the Fourth Turning Conference in Boulder, CO.
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