The Religion Of Tomorrow

Ken WilberCognitive, Spiritual, Spirituality, Web course

What would the scriptures and practices of the world’s major religions look like if they were developed today, fully integrating the major discoveries we have made in the past 2,000 years, including advances in science and psychology and human development? 

How might that deepen or change your spiritual life and practice?

In this exciting new course, based on his first synoptic book in over a decade, Ken Wilber lays out the path for a religion of tomorrow that incorporates both Waking Up (meditative states) and Growing Up (human developmental stages), as well as Cleaning Up (shadow work) and Showing Up (working with quadrants), and explores how we can practice the religion of tomorrow today, expanding our potential for growth and realization.

This course will help you . . .

  • Reflect on what is of ultimate concern to you and understand how this relates to your spiritual intelligence
  • Consider your own shadow material and apply 3-2-1 practice to work with it
  • Experience Full Spectrum Mindfulness practices, including Witnessing and One-Taste Awareness, for yourself
  • Practice Integral Tantra and understand its importance in a religion of tomorrow
  • Deepen your understanding and practice of Integral teachings
  • Integrate Waking Up, Cleaning Up, Growing Up, and Showing Up into your own religion of tomorrow
What You'll Learn
Lesson One: What Is a Religion of Tomorrow?

Taking the core insights of the great religions as they were created and introduced in past millennia—and combining those insights with some of the major discoveries we have made in the past 2,000 years, including Waking Up and Growing Up—gives us the most likely structure of any spirituality that will be able to survive as a bona fide religion of tomorrow.

This lesson will help you . . .

  • Explain how a “religion of tomorrow,” as described by Ken Wilber, goes far beyond what you may currently think of traditional religious practices
  • Identify and access the major states of Waking Up described by the saints and sages from all the world's spiritual traditions
  • Identify and understand the major levels of Growing Up, and get a sense of where you are in your own ongoing grotwh
Lesson Two: Spiritual Intelligence and the Stages of Development

In this lesson we look closely at spiritual intelligence, which addresses the central question, “What is it that is of ultimate concern to me?” He will present the evidence for how we know that the stages of Growing Up exist. And he will clearly sketch out these stages through the line of spiritual intelligence.

This lesson will help you . . .

  • Define your spiritual intelligence, and distinguish it from your spiritual experience
  • Understand why a similar Waking Up experience can be interpreted very differently at different stages of Growing Up
  • Describe the stages of Growing Up through the line of spiritual intelligence
Lesson Three: Cleaning Up

One of the most historically profound and significant discoveries about the human mind made during the modern era is the discovery of the nature of the psychodynamic unconscious (the nature of repression, the nature of shadow) and the various approaches or therapies to address and even heal those dysfunctions.

This lesson will help you . . .

  • Understand why Cleaning Up is an essential element in any religion of tomorrow
  • Describe how the shadow is created and how projection works
  • Consider your own shadow material and what you might be shadow-hugging or shadow-boxing
Lesson Four: Working With Shadow

Each stage of development—both in Waking Up and Growing Up—is supposed to transcend and include the stage that comes before it. If something goes wrong in either of those aspects—transcending or including—it can bring development (of either Growing Up or Waking Up) to a crashing halt and pathological development arrest sets in. This is why it’s so important to include Cleaning Up in any viable religion of tomorrow. And in this lesson, Ken will show you how to do just that with a therapeutic process for working with shadow material.

This lesson will help you . . .

  • Describe the “transcend and include” process that your go through at each stage of your personal development
  • Explain how addictions and allergies are created when the process of “transcend and include” goes wrong
  • Understand the mechanism that underlies the formation of shadow material
  • Practice the 3-2-1 process for working with your shadow material
Lesson Five: Full Spectrum Mindfulness

Once we have discovered the stages of Growing Up and know what they are, we can bring a meditative awareness (or mindfulness) to bear on each of them. By making these subjects object we accelerate our development through them, thus accelerating our evolution. This combination of bringing a Waking Up Awareness to bear on the stages of Growing Up is what we call “Full-Spectrum Mindfulness”—and it’s a version of overall Integral Meditation.

This lesson will help you . . .

  • Understand how Full Spectrum Mindfulness goes so far beyond non-Integral forms of mindfulness practice
  • Understand the difference between Witnessing Awareness and One Taste Awareness
  • Experience Witness and One Taste practices for yourself
Lesson Six: Integral Tantra

Integral Tantra is directly connected to Big Love and Big Bliss. It is generally agreed that the very highest schools of Tantra (such as those manifested in the highest reaches of Vajrayana) are perhaps the most sophisticated and profound of all the world’s Great Wisdom Traditions. But Tantra itself is not confined to Buddhism; in fact, variations on the major themes of Tantra can be found to some degree in the upper reaches of the majority of the Great Traditions. As we will see in the talk and practice in this lesson, Integral Tantra is a profound culmination of the defining drive of evolution itself: to transcend and include.

This lesson will help you . . .

  • Place tantric practice in a historical context
  • Understand the connection between Integral Tantra, Big Love, and Big Bliss
  • Experience Integral Tantra practice for yourself
Lesson Seven: Showing Up

Showing Up simply means to fully acknowledge, and totally inhabit, all four quadrants of existence—to not try to deny or ignore or reduce any of them, but to see all of them as equally real and equally important. And with this final addition, you have the four key elements of a religion of tomorrow: Waking Up, Growing Up, Cleaning Up, and Showing Up.

This lesson will help you . . .

  • Understand the influence that the four quadrants have on how we view and articulate our experiences
  • Distinguish among the four quadrants and describe each of them
  • Consider your own relationships through the lens of Showing Up, applying a four-quadrant awareness to your life and your world
About Ken Wilber

Ken Wilber is a preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development. He is an internationally acknowledged leader, founder of Integral Institute, and co-founder of Integral Life. Ken is the originator of arguably the first truly comprehensive or integrative world philosophy, aptly named “Integral Theory”.

As Wilber himself puts it: “I'd like to think of it as one of the first believable world philosophies...” Incorporating cultural studies, anthropology, systems theory, developmental psychology, biology, and spirituality, integral theory has been applied in fields as diverse as ecology, sustainability, psychotherapy, psychiatry, education, business, medicine, politics, sports, and art.

In short, the Integral Approach is the coherent organization, coordination, and harmonization of all of the relevant practices, methodologies, and experiences, available to human beings. Ken Wilber states “You can’t [realistically] honor various methods and fields, without showing how they fit together. That is how to make a genuine world philosophy.”
Praise for Ken Wilber

"Ken Wilber is today’s greatest philosopher and both critic and friend to authentic religion, a true postmodern Thomas Aquinas."

Father Richard Rohr, Center for Action and Contemplation


"Ken Wilber is a national treasure. No one is working at the integration of Eastern and Western wisdom literature with such depth or breadth of mind and heart as he."

Robert Kegan, Professor of Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and author of In Over Our Heads


"The religion of tomorrow, according to Ken Wilber, will not be one religion, but all religions guiding their respective constituents toward oneness with Ultimate Reality. The recent discoveries of science, especially in the areas of developmental psychology and historical criticism, as well as mystical experience, have enabled him to bring together contemporary science, the wisdom of the world religions, and an integral presentation of the human condition with all its potential."

Father Thomas Keating, author of Open Mind, Open Heart


"Wilber explains in detail how integrating the knowledge and spirituality that humans have developed over the millennia—in fields as diverse as science, psychology, and religion—creates what he calls a Fourth Turning that can lead humans to a new wholeness. As this wholeness expands, he writes, society will achieve new levels of compassion, peace, and inclusion.”

Publishers Weekly

What You'll Receive
  • Lifetime access to 17 exclusive teachings from Ken Wilber
  • More than 10 hours of streaming/audio video
  • Audio versions for all lessons
  • Downloadable excerpts from Ken's books, The Religion of Tomorrow and Integral Meditation
  • Built-in journaling app for notes and personal reflections
View Curriculum
Enroll in The Religion of Tomorrow
  [reveal_quick_checkout checkout_text="ENROLL IN THIS COURSE" block="true" shape="square" size="large" checkout_action="lightbox" id="40442"]