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.
Hope for the Christian Contemplative MovementFather Thomas Keating
In celebration of Father Thomas Keating’s life and his tireless effort to help people discover their innermost intersection with divinity, we invite you to watch the following free video where he shares some of his own hopes for the future unfolding of contemplative christianity.
Dream Yoga: Open Your Doors of PerceptionAndrew Holecek and David Riordan
Andrew Holecek talks to David Riordan about his new Dream Yoga teachings, presenting an opportunity to develop a liberating flexibility in your identity, transforming your very sense of Self, and exploring your mind in new and creative ways.
From F#@king Up to Waking Up: A Tale of Addiction, Volition, and LiberationChris Grosso, Jeff Salzman and Corey deVos
Today our dear friend Chris Grosso talks to Jeff and Corey about his latest book, Dead Set on Living: Making the Difficult but Beautiful Journey from Fucking Up to Waking Up, which pivots around Chris’s provocative and profoundly moving journey out of the shadows of addiction and the endless empty parade of substitute gratifications, and into the light of spiritual awakening and healthy living.
The Feeling of Enlightenment: Sex, Spirit, and the New TantraKen Wilber
Ken Wilber offers a stunning keynote teaching about Integral Tantra and the “feeling of enlightenment”, giving you a powerful set of pointing-out meditations to help familiarize you with the ever-present luminosity of your deepest and innermost Self, as well as sexual practices that will help you integrate your libido with your liberation.
The Mysterious Art of Letting GoCraig Hamilton
Craig Hamilton offers some simple pointing-out instructions to help you “let go and let God”. These practices are not designed to try to get you into any particular state of consciousness, but to liberate you from the need to have any particular state or any particular feeling to be free.
Re-Mystifying ChristmasFr. John Forman, Jeff Salzman and Corey deVos
Jeff and Corey welcome as their guest Father John Forman, Rector of the Burien, Washington Episcopal Church. Father John shares his teachings on how we can embrace the birth of Jesus as a beautiful mystery, thereby accessing its spiritual potency in real time and enabling us to shine the light of Christ Consciouness into the world.
The Energetic Properties of Beauty, Truth, and GoodnessSteve McIntosh, Jeff Salzman and Corey deVos
Steve McIntosh joins us for an in-depth exploration into the energetic qualities of the three primary virtues of Goodness, Beauty, and Truth. Steve describes how these virtues can both enrich our cognitive understanding of the universe around us, while also deepening and reinvigorating our own ongoing spiritual practice.
No Boundary: A Union of OppositesKen Wilber
Ken Wilber explores the intrinsic dualism of the mind, offering a simple but cogent way to “transcend the pairs” and discover the nondual heart of the Always Already.
Contemplation on Death and ImpermanenceTerry Patten
Terry Patten offers a short guided meditation to help you reduce the existential fear, dread, and anxiety surrounding death by shifting your attention and identification to the indestructible presence at the very center of your being.
Basic Meditation InstructionsTerry Patten
Terry Patten offers some very basic instructions to help you kickstart your meditation practice. He also offers an extended segment on “Integral Inquiry”, a simple but powerful technique that can deepen your ongoing practice.
Hardcore Spirit: Wisdom for a New GenerationChris Grosso and Ken Wilber
Chris Grosso and Ken Wilber explore a radical new evolution of the spiritual life — one that is so all-inclusive, nothing gets left out. So all-embracing, it literally has no opposite. So all-pervading, even sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll can find their rightful place on the altar of transformation. This is not your grandma’s spirituality. These aren’t the crusty moralizations of traditional religion, or the saccharine pablum of New Age narcissism. This is Hardcore Spirit.
The 1-2-3 of GodTerry Patten
The 1-2-3 of God practice will help dramatically deepen your own ongoing practice by getting you in touch with each of the three fundamental dimensions of spiritual unfolding.
Wake Up, Grow Up: Enlightenment in the 21st CenturyKen Wilber
In this feature presentation from the 2016 SAND Conference, Ken Wilber explains why the path of “waking up” (spiritual awakening) needs to be complemented by the path of “growing up” (psychological maturity) in order to renew and replenish our understanding of enlightenment in the 21st century.
Real Yoga: Liberate Your PostureSofia Diaz
Most yoga programs promise to bring you more strength, more endurance, and more flexibility. Real Yoga does too, but goes several steps further, helping you cultivate these very same qualities on the inside as much as the outside. Not just in your body, but also in your heart, mind, and spirit. Sofia Diaz leads an exquisite 1-hour yoga practice, excerpted from her full Real Yoga web course.
A Transforming Friendship With JesusPaul Smith
Paul Smith leads you to a full-spectrum realization of God — a God who is big enough to satisfy our minds, close enough to touch our hearts, and familiar enough to easily recognize how God intersects with innermost Self.
Spirituality for the Inner SkepticTerry Patten
Terry Patten helps us explore our own inner skeptic, and suggests practices that lead us into a greater awareness of the mystery of life — whether you identify this experience in spiritual terms or not.
Integral EnlightenmentCraig Hamilton
This practice embraces the wisdom of the great meditative traditions, but also reaches forward to unleash the profound spiritual potential inherent in our recently evolved capacities for self-awareness, introspection, self-authorship and relational intimacy.
Always Already: The Brilliant Clarity of Ever-Present AwarenessKen Wilber
In this excerpt from The Eye of Spirit, Ken Wilber offers one of the most powerful (and beautiful) pieces of spiritual writing he has ever produced. This is the very first time these words have been reproduced on the web, and we invite you to share this chapter however you like.
Introduction to Integral SpiritualityKen Wilber
Ken Wilber offers an introduction to a spirituality that honors the truths of modernity and postmodernity — including the revolutions in science and culture — while incorporating the essential insights of the great religions.
A Revolutionary SpiritualityKen Wilber
Ken Wilber offers a general overview of his comprehensive approach to spiritual growth and awakening, noting an important distinction between spiritual intelligence and spiritual experience.
Real Yoga: Full Body AwakeningSofia Diaz
Real Yoga is an exquisite new program by Indian Temple Arts Master Sofia Diaz that will help you unlock an unlimited source of wisdom waiting for you inside your own body.
The Future of SpiritualityKen Wilber and Tami Simon
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Integral Spirituality: A Deeper CutKen Wilber
These are some of the most important and insightful conversations Ken Wilber has ever recorded. Featuring the most cutting-edge theory, the most intimate stories, and the most meaningful applications of Integral thought to our lives and to our world, you will not find spiritual conversations as intelligent and as sophisticated anywhere else in the world. Includes 94 audio lessons, separated into 14 chapters — a staggering 40 hours of material!
The Healing Wisdom of the ChristosJoan Borysenko
Joan Borysenko takes us on her personal journey from Judaism to Yogananda to Jesus. Melding ancient wisdom, modern neuroscience, and positive psychology, her journey begins with a serious mental illness that remits after an experience of Divine Union as a 10 year old. It continues through the Judaism of her childhood, the discovery of the welcoming heart of Yogananda and her years of exploring mystical Christianity, Eastern meditation practices, and Judaism, all while running a mind-body clinic at Harvard.
Finding the ChristCynthia James
Cynthia James looks at Jesus as a representative of Universal wholeness and the idea of Universal Christ Consciousness that exists within all. She explores the Mystic Christ and his teachings from a metaphysical perspective.
Death Makes Life PossibleMarilyn Schlitz and Ken Wilber
What happens after death? Is there some part of us that endures? How can we begin to work through the countless fears, anxieties, and neuroses that spring from knowing that our time in this world will one day come to an end? Listen as Marilyn Schlitz and Ken Wilber explore these and other questions in this incredibly rich discussion.
Becoming NothingFather Thomas Keating
In this deeply moving reflection, Father Thomas Keating offers a personal glimpse into his own spiritual practice, allowing us precious insight into the heart and mind of one of the world’s most cherished mystics.
The Gift of ContemplationFather Thomas Keating and Cynthia Bourgeault
Father Thomas Keating offers a detailed account of the conditions that catalyzed a massive reawakening of Christian contemplative practice in the late 20th century.
Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary MysticAdyashanti
The story of Jesus has not waned in its power to change lives. Yet today, even though the majority of us grew up in a culture suffused by the mythos of Jesus, many of us feel disconnected from the essence and vitality of His teachings. In this presentation Adyashanti invites us to rediscover the life and teachings of Jesus, recounts his own personal encounter with Christ, and offers some much-needed guidance to help you transform your own relationship with the Christian story.
The Heart of Christ ConsciousnessKen Wilber
Ken Wilber offers a guided tour through the layers of the Christian mystical experience, pointing the way toward the innermost heart of Christ Consciousness.
Building a Transformative Friendship with JesusPaul Smith
One of the finest presentations on Integral Christianity you will ever see. Recorded during the 2015 Return to the Heart of Christ Consciousness event, this was far and away one of the most talked-about highlights from the entire conference. Watch as Paul Smith takes us beneath the crust of evangelical extremism and beyond the noise of outdated belief systems into the very heart of Christ Consciousness itself.
Awakening Christ ConsciousnessKen Wilber
Ken Wilber offers a special teaching to awaken Christ Consciousness within your own heart and mind, right here and right now.
The Goddess Returns: Deity Mysticism for the 21st CenturySally Kempton and Ken Wilber
There is a crucial aspect of feminine wisdom that has largely been lost in today’s world—a “sacred feminine” which, if reclaimed, could help relieve a tremendous amount of conflict and suffering all across the planet. In this 13-part Goddess Returns series, acclaimed teachers Sally Kempton and Ken Wilber discuss one of the most powerful ways we can reconnect with this divine feminine: by invoking and internalizing the energetic qualities of eleven different Hindu goddesses.
Kosmic Creativity: How to Manifest a UniverseKen Wilber
Ken Wilber explains how we can connect with the creative spark at the core of every moment, and how we can harness that creativity to manifest our own unique vision and purpose in our lives.
American Mysticism: The Hidden History of Positive ThinkingMitch Horowitz and Stuart Davis
Mitch Horowitz joins Stuart Davis to unveil the hidden history of Positive Thinking and the profound effect it’s had on modern America.
Having No Head: A Pointing-Out ExerciseKen Wilber
“Keep an open mind,” we like to say, “but not so open your brain slides out.” But what happens when you open your mind so fully that you end up temporarily misplacing your entire head? Well that’s enlightenment, baby!
Why We Desperately Need an Integral IslamAmir Ahmad Nasr
Amir tells his own story of coming to a more integral Islam, finding new ways to embrace and express this rich spiritual lineage while helping to carve a new path beyond the fundamentalist extremism so often associated with Islam in today’s world. This piece is heavily adapted from Amir’s book, My [email protected]: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind–and Doubt Freed My Soul.
Inside the Super Brain: Integrating Mind, Matter, and ConsciousnessDeepak Chopra and Ken Wilber
Deepak Chopra talks to Ken Wilber about his new book, Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being—exploring how we can train our brain to reach beyond its present limitations, and how our subjective "mind" and objective "brain" co-arise and even co-create one another. Deepak also discusses his experience engaging and debating "new atheists" such as Richard Dawkins, and how he has dealt with the sometimes unkind and mean-spirited attacks from many of these popular modern thinkers.
Six Varieties of Christians and Their Churches: From Tribal to IntegralPaul Smith
Christians and their communities of faith exist in rich diversity today. Why are there so many different kinds of Christians and churches? There are historical aspects, political factors, matter of taste, and personality types. However, from an integral perspective of evolutionary stages we can see a quite remarkable tendency for churches to fall into one of perhaps six different altitudes of understanding.
Buddha Standard Time: Why “Now” Is Not EnoughLama Surya Das and Ken Wilber
We’re all given the same twenty-four hours a day. We can spend our time feeling hurried and harried, overwhelmed by chores and demands, distracted and burned out. Or we can awaken to Buddha Standard Time, the realm of timelessness where every choice, every action, and every breath can be one of renewal and infinite possibilities.
A Heart Blown Open: A Tale of Enlightenment, Debauchery, and Infinite JestJun Po Kelly Roshi and Ken Wilber
In this provocative and exhilarating dialogue, Jun Po Roshi and Ken Wilber take an in-depth look at Keith Martin-Smith's new book: A Heart Blown Open: The Life and Practice of Zen Master Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi. For most of us, we would need to reincarnate at least 50 times in order to attain such an incredible volume of experience. But for whatever reason, it seems that Jun Po went a slightly different route, and chose to live all 50 of those lives at once. Here is his remarkable story—a riveting tale of enlightenment, debauchery, and infinite jest.
Simply Love: An Integral PrayerCorey deVos
“Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the world may come into being. Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves.”Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Simply love. This …
Integral Christianity: Answering the Call to EvolvePaul Smith and Ken Wilber
Paul Smith talks to Ken Wilber about his latest book, Integral Christianity: The Spirit’s Call to Evolve, laying the groundwork for a truly integral approach to Christianity that identifies, honors, and includes the very best of all previous interpretations of the Gospel, while clearing the space for radically new understandings, expressions, and experiences of Christianity to emerge.
Nature Mysticism: The Re-Enchantment of the WorldSusanne Cook-Greuter and Ken Wilber
Many of us already know Susanne Cook-Greuter as one of the Integral movement’s most beloved scholars and authorities on mature adult development. But it’s not all developmental structures and tiers and fulcrums for Susanne, as she also has an exquisite, life-long appreciation and reverence for the world of Nature. In this dialogue, Susanne and Ken have some very interesting things to say about the role of Nature as a spiritual teacher, and as a source of mystical state experiences that can irrevocably transform us from the inside out.
Esoteric Jazz: Pat Martino in DialoguePat Martino and Greg Thomas
We are very happy to present the following dialogue with a living legend of the jazz world: Pat Martino. Hosted by Greg Thomas, Pat shares some of the deepest depths of his inspiration, his vision, and his creative process, all of which has made him one of the most remarkable performers in the jazz scene.
Tipping Points and the Eye of ContemplationKen Wilber
Ken Wilber explores the profound changes that occur when a newly-evolved set of visions, views, and values reaches a cultural tipping point and begin to saturate the rest of society. He then turns his attention to the question of how we come to know Spirit, and how that ‘knowing’ differs from other forms of knowledge.
Transfigurations: Art, Consciousness, and SpiritualityAlex Grey and Ken Wilber
In early May of 2011, Alex and Allyson Grey stopped by Ken’s loft for an afternoon of catch-up and conversation. This is a spontaneous iPad recording of the meeting, offering you a chance to sit in with some of the most important creative minds of our time.
Meditation for the Love of It: Enjoying Your Own Deepest ExperienceSally Kempton and Ken Wilber
In this extraordinary dialogue, Sally Kempton helps us to approach meditation from a position of abundance—as an expression of abundance—rather than from a position of lack, need, or obligation. If you are a long-time meditator, this dialogue will offer some key perspectives to help deepen and strengthen your practice. If you happen to be new to meditation, or have perhaps experienced a lapse in your daily practice, this dialogue will give you the jump-start you need to take the next crucial steps toward recognizing the radical freedom and eternal spaciousness that rests at the heart of everything you have ever known.
The Feeling of ErosKen Wilber
Ken Wilber offers a 30 minute guided process that will put you in direct touch with Eros — and in so doing, you’ll likely encounter the simple mistake of ascribing it source to some object outside yourself. By relaxing the contraction around your heart, you’ll experience an unbounded expansion of care, in a simple moment of non-seeking presence.
Why God Needs Your Spiritual IntelligenceKen Wilber
Ken Wilber outlines two required steps for bringing religion and spirituality into greater accord. He’s guided by a vision of a fully functional and healthy religion—one which institutionalizes a care and concern for spiritual intelligence that grows in two directions: waking-up and growing-up.
Spirituality, Purpose, and Meaning in Higher EducationAlexander Astin, Helen Astin and Ken Wilber
Alexander and Helen Astin are the some of the most widely-quoted authorities in the field of higher education—as Ken alludes early in the dialogue, whenever these two talk it’s generally a good idea to pay attention. Listen as Ken, Alexander, and Helen discuss the complex role of spirituality among college students, the important differences between religion and spiritual life, and the effects religion, spirituality, and academics have upon our worldviews and political ideologies.
Living the Apostles’ CreedDavid Steindl-Rast and Ken Wilber
Brother David Steindl-Rast offers a fascinating re-interpretation of the Apostles’ Creed. In his carefully thought-out, lovingly rendered, phrase-by-phrase translation of the Creed, Br. David liberates the hidden meaning of the text from the yoke of mythic symbolism, revealing the silent, timeless, esoteric core at the heart of the Christian tradition—the very same core that lies at the heart of this and every other moment.
It’s Time to Jump!Jean Houston
Jean Houston invites us all to take the next evolutionary jump into greater consciousness, greater complexity, and greater love.
Full Enlightenment — Now What?Ken Wilber
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, seeking to spread the clarity of ever-present consciousness with as much of the world as possible.
Why Be a Buddhist, When You Can Be the Buddha?Lama Surya Das
Why be a Buddhist, when you can become the Buddha? With this simple question, Lama Surya Das cuts directly to the heart of the integral spiritual impulse, hinting at a secret that lies at the center of all the world’s spiritual traditions. An exemplary teacher of Dzogchen Buddhism, Lama Surya delivered this presentation with diamond-tipped clarity, precision, and wit, suggesting a few ways we can carry this realization for ourselves through our day-to-day lives while reminding us how simple it all really is: the most sublimely ordinary experience you will ever know.
Religulous: The Baby and the BathwaterKen Wilber
When we face religious fundamentalism with scientific fundamentalism and dismiss religion altogether, we are also dismissing history’s greatest source of liberation, compassion, and transcendence — the powerfully transformative practices and interpretations of spiritual reality that form the esoteric core of all the world’s religious traditions, East and West. Listen as Ken Wilber explores what Bill Maher (and the rest of the “New Atheist” crowd) are missing in this otherwise provocative and entertaining film.
Esoteric Christianity: Two Kinds of ReligionFather Thomas Keating, Rollie Stanich and Ken Wilber
Father Thomas Keating, Rollie Stanich, and Ken Wilber discuss the “inside” and the “outside” of the Christian tradition, exploring the rich contemplative legacy that exists at the core of the world’s largest religion.
Lucid Dreaming and the Causal BodyKen Wilber
Here a seminar participant describes a recent state experience he had, in which he was suspended in the empty, limitless release of the [glossary_parse]causal body[/glossary_parse], and watched his own thoughts and intentions crystallize right before his eyes. The tone of the experience was somewhat similar to lucid dreaming, during which we can actually witness ourselves manifesting our dreamscape in the moment, so he asks Ken whether there is any relationship between these sorts of experiences as they manifest in the causal body and in the subtle body.
Exploring Stages of Sexuality Through BuddhismDavid Deida
David Deida explains how the three major schools of Buddhist thought reflect the stages of psycho-sexual maturity, and how these stages play themselves out in our spiritual practices and in our relationships.
Integral Christianity: Panentheism, Gratitude, and the Three Faces of GodDavid Steindl-Rast and Ken Wilber
In this lively discussion, Br. David Steindl-Rast and Ken Wilber suggest an exciting new path for the Christian tradition, discussing the concepts of panentheism (as contrasted with pantheism), the “Three Faces of God”, and the miracle of gratitude.
In the Zone: The Hidden Religion of SportsDavid Meggyesy and Ken Wilber
Former NFL linebacker David Meggyesy talks to Ken Wilber about the extraordinary overlap that exists between sports and spirituality — and how professional athletes may be more familiar with experiences of spiritual transcendence than any of us might assume.
Buddha: A Story of EnlightenmentDeepak Chopra and Ken Wilber
One of the most popular and successful authorities on how to make the wisdom of the world’s great spiritual traditions accessible, easy, and fun, shares his motivation for writing a fictionalized account of the life and awakening of Gautama Buddha.
The Secret to TransformationMike Murphy and Ken Wilber
Mike Murphy, the co-founder of Esalen Institute (America’s pioneering center of transformation) shares his leading-edge thoughts on growth, transformation, and the fascinating life of Sri Aurobindo, a pioneer of Integral consciousness. Mike and Ken then go on to discuss personal transformation, the possibility of reincarnation, and the necessity of an integral approach to fully explore both.
Buddha Is as Buddha Does: The 10 Original Practices for Enlightened LivingLama Surya Das and Ken Wilber
If you had the opportunity to become a bodhisattva right now, would you take it? Lama Surya Das invites us to learn how to be a bodhisattva, exploring ten of the most important practices of enlightened living, held always in an integral embrace.
Integral Mahamudra: The Mandala of AwakeningPatrick Sweeney
Patrick Sweeney, the holder of the Karma Kagyü lineage, offers a powerful mahamudra teaching. The term mahamudra literally means “great seal” or “great symbol”, a body of teaching that represents the culmination and fulfillment of all the practices of the new schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Mudra refers to the fact that each phenomenon appears vividly, and maha refers to the fact that it is beyond concept, imagination, and projection.
The End of FaithSam Harris and Stuart Davis
Mythic-literal fundamentalist religion is quite possibly the single most destabilizing force on the face of the planet. Not only is each religion at war with the other religions, but they are also at war with the modern world as we know it. Listen as Sam Harris and Stuart Davis explore the many challenges faced by religion in the 21st century.
The Three Faces of SpiritDiane Musho Hamilton
In this practice we contemplate, think, and know about Spirit in the 3rd-person; we relate, dwell, and commune with Spirit in a 2nd-person relationship, and we meditate, feel and know ourselves as Spirit in a 1st-person apprehension of our source and substance.
Does Quantum Physics Prove God?Ken Wilber and Corey deVos
This conversation sheds clarity on a very confused notion in the area of spirituality today—namely, the “tao of physics” and all its variations, as exemplified by the recent film What the Bleep. So what relationship, if any, does God actually have with quantum physics?
Gratefulness as Great FullnessDavid Steindl-Rast and Ken Wilber
Br. David Steindl-Rast and Ken Wilber discuss the many ways that we can recognize and express the radical abundance in our lives.
Evolutionary Panentheism: A Godview for Today’s WorldDavid Steindl-Rast and Ken Wilber
Brother David Steindl-Rast, the author of Gratefulness: The Heart of Prayer and a practicing Benedictine monk for over half a century, discusses why a new understanding of God is needed to carry spirituality into the future.
A World in Crisis: Practicing For PeaceDeepak Chopra and Ken Wilber
AIDS, global warming, terrorism—how do we respond in an Integral way? Few issues are as crucial as those discussed in this conversation. And almost nothing is more important than meeting the world’s problems with truly integral consciousness and action. In a world gone slightly mad, how do we begin to cultivate sanity and peace? One of the world’s most successful spiritual teachers offers his own answers….
Centering Prayer: Origins, Practice, and Contributions to an Integral SpiritualityFather Thomas Keating and Ken Wilber
Father Thomas Keating and Ken Wilber discuss the scriptural and historical roots of contemplation within the Christian tradition. They also talk about the history of Fr. Keating’s spiritual path, and how while he was abbot of St Joseph’s he invited Eastern meditation teachers to instruct Christian monks in meditation.
The SupermindMike Murphy and Ken Wilber
In this fast-paced and demanding dialogue, Mike and Ken discuss the nature of the “supermind”: its meanings, why it has not appeared previously in history on any sort of widespread scale, and why glimmers of its emergence are starting to happen now, today. This dialogue is warm, witty, loving, and vibrant. It is not, however, for the intellectually faint of heart.
A Personal Journey to the Ever-PresentLama Surya Das and Ken Wilber
In this lively conversation Lama Surya Das recounts his own personal story on the spiritual path, from seeking to realizing, with all the trials and tribulations inherent in a journey without a goal.