Jeff Carreira and Elizabeth Debold delve into the Guru and Pandit dialogue from the inaugural issue of the magazine under its new name, EnlightenNext (Issue 42). In this dialogue, entitled “The Interdynamics of Culture and Consciousness,” Andrew and Ken take a fresh look at some of the foundational questions underlying their wide-ranging conversations: What does it mean that enlightenment is evolving? How is the evolution of consciousness related to the evolution of culture?
Join pioneering scientist, author and Institute of Noetic Sciences president Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D. for a firsthand look at her groundbreaking research into the nature of human spiritual transformation. She shares her latest insights into the unique mechanisms of the transformative process, how to understand them, how to facilitate them, and how these fundamental shifts in worldview result in a richer, more meaningful experience of being alive
Melissa Rosenkranz-U. Wisconsin; Praveen Chopra-private; Paula Sigafus-Kaiser; Sarah Bowen-U. Washington; Jim Saveland-US Forest Service; Michael Warren-Claremont Graduate U.; Francis Haberli-U. Wisconsin; Charlie Thompson-U. Washington
Spirit Rock Meditation Center 2009 Scientists Retreat - January 11-18, 2009
Dr. B. Alan Wallace, Tibetan Buddhism scholar, explores his research into human consciousness, and how some skeptical critics are mistaken about Buddhism and its implications for understanding how our brain works: "…this is what bothers me about many of the so called skeptics… what they are doing is defending the status quo which doesn’t take a whole lot of guts. They are about as skeptical as Pat Robertson or Billy Graham. They too have a congregation behind them.
Join Integral Enlightenment Founder Craig Hamilton for an in-depth look at the core shifts that have the power to propel us beyond the confines of the separate ego and into a life of wholehearted engagement with the evolutionary process. Includes an overview of the Integral Enlightenment approach to transformation, and a description of the Integral Enlightenment 9-week Telecourse.
"A Sangha is a community of resistance, resisting the speed, violence and unwholesome ways of living that are prevalent in our society. Mindfulness is to protect ourselves and others. A good Sangha will lead us in the direction of harmony and awareness. The substance of the practice is most important. The forms can be adapted." ~ Thich Nhat Hahn