Aug
15
Fri
“The Mia Connect – Power Chat, hosted by Mia Voss”
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Mia and featured guest Marc Gafni will be “Digging into Digital Intimacy”!
Fri, Aug 15 at 9am PT
[Google Hangout]
Sign up here

Aug
19
Tue
Hangouts with Visionary Leaders, hosted by Lisa Engles “Conscious Business and A New Vision of Success”
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

[Google Hangout on Air]
Marc Gafni returns to Lisa’s show to discuss the concept of conscious business and to take a look at a new paradigm for success — one in which we, as evolutionary entrepreneurs, recognize that our most important asset in these times is our infinite resourcefulness, and the infinite possibility for creativity and innovations that can directly affect the very real challenges that our world faces.
Join us here!

Sep
29
Mon
Thought Leader Dialogue Series: “Firehose Interview on On Track Tips, hosted by Jason T. Wiser”
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Jason T. Wiser and featured guest Marc Gafni will explore “Digital Intimacy”!

Sep
30
Tue
Thought Leaders Dialogue Series “Depolarizing the American Mind: Cultural Evolution and American Politics”
Sep 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

A live, free phone dialogue with Steve McIntosh and Marc Gafni

Please join Steve McIntosh and Marc Gafni for a rich dialogue on what it might take to Depolarize the American Mind.

This conversation will feature themes from a recent 20-page paper by Steve McIntosh and Carter Phipps, titled “Depolarizing the American Mind.” The paper, released by The Integral think tank, The Institute for Cultural Evolution, examines the causes of cultural and political polarization and describes evolutionary principles for working with “existential oppositions” such as “liberal and conservative.” You can find the paper at: http://www.culturalevolution.org/campaign-issues/political-polarization/

In this special dialogue, Steve and Marc will explore:

– Depolarizing the American Mind: A New Vision of Politics
– Centrist Thinking vs. a New Synthesis
– Shifting Perspectives as Spiritual Political Practice
– Why Holding Paradox Might Be Key to the Future of Politics

Your unique dial-in info will be re-sent to you 2 and 24 hours before the call.

The call recording will be posted this fall to ievolve.org. It will also serve as a resource for the upcoming Success 3.0 Summit in Boulder, CO. http://www.success3summit.org

****

Steve McIntosh J.D. is a leader in the integral philosophy movement and author of: Evolution’s Purpose (SelectBooks 2012), and Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution (Paragon House 2007), as well as the forthcoming book:The Presence of the Infinite (Quest 2015). He currently works as a Founding Partner of the nonprofit social policy organization: The Institute for Cultural Evolution. In addition to this think tank, and his work in philosophy, McIntosh has had a variety of other successful careers, including founding the consumer products company Now & Zen, practicing law with one of America’s largest firms, working as an executive with Celestial Seasonings Tea Company, and Olympic-class bicycle racing. He is an honors graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and the University of Southern California Business School, and now lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two sons. For more on his work visit: www.stevemcintosh.com

Marc Gafni is a visionary thinker, social activist, passionate philosopher, wisdom teacher, and author of ten books, including the award-winning Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment, the two-volume Radical Kabbalah, and the recently published Tears: Reclaiming Ritual, Integral Religion, and Rosh Hashana. He holds his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University, rabbinic certification from the chief rabbinate in Israel, as well private rabbinic ordination. Marc teaches on the cutting edge of philosophy in the West – articulating a new ‘dharma,’ or meta-theory of meaning that is helping pave the way for the evolution of consciousness. He is the co-initiator, with leading Integral philosopher Ken Wilber, of the Center for Integral Wisdom, an activist think tank dedicated to evolving and articulating a shared global framework of ethics, eros, and meaning. In partnership with leading thinkers and change agents working on key social issues, Gafni’s work in the world is focused on collectively re-shaping key pivoting points in consciousness and culture.

Oct
7
Tue
Thought Leaders Dialogue Series “The Metrics of Human Consciousness”
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

A live, *free phone dialogue with Richard Barrett, Zak Stein, and Marc Gafni

Please join Richard Barrett, Zak Stein, & Marc Gafni as they explore the new thought emerging in Richard Barrett’s new paper on the Metrics of Human Consciousness.

During this dialogue, Richard will be referring to graphics/tables which we’d love you to be able to see in real-time, so if you can, please have the paper open during the dialogue.

Here is the link to view and/or download the PDF:
http://www.valuescentre.com/uploads/2014-09-30/The%20Metrics%20of%20Human%20Consciousness.pdf

Topics of this dialogue will include:

– What is Consciousness?
– Defining Consciousness
– Measuring Personal Consciousness
– Measuring Organizational Consciousness
– Measuring National Consciousness

This dialogue contributes to the goal of developing some form of “Unique Self metrics”, a topic
that Richard, Zak, and Marc have discussed in separate dyads intermittently over the last two years.

Your unique dial-in info will be re-sent to you 2 and 24 hours before the call.

This call will be recorded and posted later this fall to iEvolve.org in our Thought Leaders Dialogue Series section.

Oct
22
Wed
Success 3.0: A Conversation About Evolutionary Leadership – with Nathan Otto & Marc Gafni
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Thought Leaders Dialogue Series

A live, free phone dialogue with Nathan Otto & Marc Gafni

Please join Nathan Otto (Entrepreneur, Activist, & Thought Leader) and Marc Gafni (Author, Visionary Thinker, & Wisdom Teacher) as they explore the implications of evolution, enlightenment and love for constructing an inspired model of leadership for the next stage of our human history.

This is a free teleconference. It will be recorded and posted to the Conversations page of the upcoming Success 3.0 Summit (Oct 30-Nov 2 in Boulder, Colorado) where it will be featured to Summit participants. More info at Success3Summit.org – please join us in Boulder!

Nathan Otto is a changemaker, corporate leadership consultant, personal counselor and author. He is the CEO and co-founder of Holometrics, and the not-for-profit Safe Conflict Project. He is the co-author of Give Peace a Deadline: What Ordinary People Can Do to Create Peace In Five Years. As a leadership consultant, Nathan measures alignment with key objectives using the Holometrics Holograph. The Holograph report aligns executive attention to the areas which produce the greatest business results. He has worked with leaders in finance, healthcare, government, media, and leading international non-profits. In his personal counseling, Nathan works with a boutique of experts to help founders of wealth generate Legacy Outcomes, which are long-term positive results for founders, families, and wealth. In his peacebuilding role, Nathan has convened special meetings of select peacebuilding organizations, individuals, business people, government leaders and strategists to increase resource, effectiveness and collaboration. More info at NathanOtto.net.

Dr. Marc Gafni is a visionary thinker, social activist, passionate philosopher, wisdom teacher, and author of ten books, including the award-winning Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment, the two-volume Radical Kabbalah, and the recently published Tears: Reclaiming Ritual, Integral Religion, and Rosh Hashana. He holds his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University, rabbinic certification from the chief rabbinate in Israel, as well private rabbinic ordination. Marc teaches on the cutting edge of philosophy in the West – articulating a new ‘dharma,’ or meta-theory of meaning that is helping pave the way for the evolution of consciousness. He is the co-initiator, with leading Integral philosopher Ken Wilber, of the Center for Integral Wisdom, an activist think tank dedicated to evolving and articulating a shared global framework of ethics, eros, and meaning. In partnership with leading thinkers and change agents working on key social issues, Gafni’s work in the world is focused on collectively re-shaping key pivoting points in consciousness and culture.

Feb
16
Mon
Thought Leaders Dialogue Series with Geoffrey Miller, Zak Stein, Marc Gafni @ Teleconference
Feb 16 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Nov
4
Wed
Conscious Men Summit @ Online Summit
Nov 4 – Nov 7 all-day

CMOS-600x600The Conscious Men Summit is a free global online event created to deepen the conversation around being a conscious man. This online Summit is for both men and women.

Center for Integral Wisdom friends and partners John Gray (Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus) and Arjuna Ardagh (The Translucent Revolution, Awakening Coaching) have brought together an incredible group of 24 world-class speakers, authors, teachers, and social thought leaders to host a series of 12 powerful conversations on the evolution of Conscious Men.

Here are a few of the speakers in the Conscious Men Summit:



  • John Mackey (CEO of Whole Foods)
  • Michael Beckwith (founder of Agape International)
  • Marc Gafni (co-founder of the Center for Integral Wisdom)
  • Warren Farrell (author of The Myth of Male Power)
  • Ken Druck (The Real Rules of Life)
  • Andrew Harvey (Institute for Sacred Activism)
  • Ivan Misner (founder of BNI)
  • Jack Canfield (The Success Principles)
  • Gay Hendricks (Conscious Loving)
  • Mantak Chia (Taoist master, The Multi-Orgasmic Man)
  • Robert Masters (To Be a Man, Spiritual Bypassing)
  • Alex Ebert (musician, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

… and more.

Pull up a chair. Join these critical conversations for inspiring men to live consciously and build a better world.

John and Arjuna, along with moderator Chris Kyle, creator of the ManKind Project’s Power of Purpose Summit, will deliver insightful dialogues driven by a core set of powerful concepts. See them on the summit event page HERE.

When men start choosing to embody these easy-to-grasp ideas, their lives improve – dramatically. When men wake up, become more conscious, their presence makes a positive impact.

If you’re ready to know what it’s going to take to make a difference, just in the way you show up in the world — sign up for this free 4-day online event that is taking place November 4-7, 2015.

You’ll also have the opportunity to interact LIVE with others in the Summit — asking questions and sharing your wisdom too.

Register for free here: The Conscious Men Summit: Nov 4-7

P.S. You’ll have access to all the replays if you miss any of the 12 scheduled sessions. Sign up now and get access to all the recordings as well – The Conscious Men Summit.

Dec
3
Thu
Free Dialogue Andrew Cohen and Dr. Marc Gafni – A Time Between Stories @ ZOOM
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 


We are truly living in “a time between stories” – a phase-shift in human history. We face either unimaginable utopia or dystopia, and it is far from clear which of these two parallel universes we will ultimately choose.

The apparently sturdy, reliable, fixed structures that have held our world together are on the brink of collapse. We are collectively realizing that we are not too big to fail – and in the face of such overwhelming insecurity, we may well lose sight of our moral compass completely.

Cohen and Gafni both believe strongly that unless we are in control of our internal environment – in particular our capacity for radical sovereignty and sense-making – the outcome will be immeasurable suffering for billions of people.

Cohen asserts that such sovereignty naturally arises from the liberating power of what he terms “spiritual self-confidence” – a position of deep trust that arises out of an unshakable certainty in the absolute, and an anchoring of the self-sense in that which cannot be grasped by the mind.

Similarly, Gafni describes an intention to live one’s life as “Outrageous Love” – a condition in which true sovereignty and authentic spiritual self-confidence naturally come into being. Rather than a dogmatic assertion that “it is true”, Gafni speaks of a radical knowing that “I am true”.

Cohen’s approach has always been grounded in the direct experience of nondual enlightenment, and this transmission of the ground of being – prior freedom and unity consciousness – is absolutely foundational to his teaching. For Cohen, a profound inner breakthrough from which there is no return is a prerequisite.

However, Cohen’s pioneering realisation is that such an awakening only begins to make a significant difference when it is shared, intersubjectively, between two or more individuals. He has long emphasised the need for enlightenment to make the evolutionary leap from the individual to the collective, and has pioneered practices which reliably enable profound intersubjective coherence.

Likewise, Gafni sees radical enlightenment in terms of a higher individuation beyond ego. What he calls the “Evolutionary Unique Self” participates in a new quality of consciousness – the evolutionary intimacy of a Unique Self Symphony. He describes the process of attainment as “loving your way to enlightenment”.

Gafni adds to this the need to democratize the possibility of human sovereignty, proposing a new “universal grammar of value” that integrates the best of premodern, modern and postmodern wisdom as a generator function for a new humanity. It is from within this shared human story woven from what he calls First Principle and First Values that Gafni envisions a radical re-making of policy and refashioning of culture.

Both Cohen and Gafni see a deep and abiding virtue in humanity – a truth, beauty and goodness that is real and tangible, even amid the sometimes painful limitations and vulnerabilities that we are reminded of, and humbled by, on a daily basis.

Both men agree that for spiritual attainment to mean something, it cannot be only rooted in the ego self personality, and that any basis for real change must include a new hierarchy of values that places radical spirit at the apex of our attention. What this actually means in terms of our models and practices for invoking the new human will be one of the key themes of these conversations

These two distinct but strongly aligned approaches to the wicked problems faced by humanity ultimately point in the same direction – only through a radical reorganisation of our sense of  value  can our capacity for clear thinking, feeling and sense-making be unleashed.



About Dr. Marc Gafni & Andrew Cohen


Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen are spiritual teachers and thought leaders who share a strong foundation in an evolutionary approach to spiritual awakening and practice. Both are original and innovative thinkers who have produced pioneering bodies of work in evolutionary spirituality, and formulated many of its core tenets.

Their teachings uphold and demystify the foundational principles of traditional, modern and postmodern wisdom streams, weaving them together into an integral whole. The aim of these dialogues is to generate a creative and dynamic evolutionary tension – to catalyze an awakening to higher and deeper states and stages of consciousness, liberating insights and life-affirming perspectives.

The dialogues will unfold organically over time as an inspiring example of emergent spirituality in action – one that gives rise to its own unique tapestry of coherence and meaning.



<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>



Dialogue on December 3rd

“The Ultimate Mystery That Lies Beyond Life And Death”


In their first dialogue, Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen will share and explore their deepest insights into the ultimate mystery that lies beyond life and death.

  • From the deepest metaphysical perspective, what is the distinction between life and death?

  • Is life the manifestation of an eternal metaphysical source, or is it merely the extraordinary emergence of a fundamentally material process?

  • How do our conscious and unconscious convictions about the ultimate source of the evolving universe affect our moral and philosophical relationship to living and dying?

  • Is consciousness part of an unbroken developmental continuity in the cosmos, or merely an emergent epiphenomena of matter?

  • Is death the absolute end of what was, or a transition that is part of an infinite unfolding?

  • Is the nature of death a question of belief, or do we have real data to support our understanding of it? If there is data, then what is it and where do we find it?

  • Do we have a more enlightened relationship to death in the 21st century, or can the great wisdom traditions still illuminate our understanding?

  • Is the fear of death an experience to be transcended, embraced or both? Is living forever a wish that we would want fulfilled?

  • What are the political, social and economic implications of our relationship to death?


<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>





Feb
4
Thu
Free Dialogue Andrew Cohen and Dr. Marc Gafni – A Time Between Stories @ ZOOM
Feb 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 


A Time Between Stories


Join Dr. Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen in Dialogue


We are truly living in “a time between stories” – a phase-shift in human history. We face either unimaginable utopia or dystopia, and it is far from clear which of these two parallel universes we will ultimately choose.

The apparently sturdy, reliable, fixed structures that have held our world together are on the brink of collapse. We are collectively realizing that we are not too big to fail – and in the face of such overwhelming insecurity, we may well lose sight of our moral compass completely.

Cohen and Gafni both believe strongly that unless we are in control of our internal environment – in particular our capacity for radical sovereignty and sense-making – the outcome will be immeasurable suffering for billions of people.

Cohen asserts that such sovereignty naturally arises from the liberating power of what he terms “spiritual self-confidence” – a position of deep trust that arises out of an unshakable certainty in the absolute, and an anchoring of the self-sense in that which cannot be grasped by the mind.

Similarly, Gafni describes an intention to live one’s life as “Outrageous Love” – a condition in which true sovereignty and authentic spiritual self-confidence naturally come into being. Rather than a dogmatic assertion that “it is true”, Gafni speaks of a radical knowing that “I am true”.

Cohen’s approach has always been grounded in the direct experience of nondual enlightenment, and this transmission of the ground of being – prior freedom and unity consciousness – is absolutely foundational to his teaching. For Cohen, a profound inner breakthrough from which there is no return is a prerequisite.

However, Cohen’s pioneering realisation is that such an awakening only begins to make a significant difference when it is shared, intersubjectively, between two or more individuals. He has long emphasised the need for enlightenment to make the evolutionary leap from the individual to the collective, and has pioneered practices which reliably enable profound intersubjective coherence.

Likewise, Gafni sees radical enlightenment in terms of a higher individuation beyond ego. What he calls the “Evolutionary Unique Self” participates in a new quality of consciousness – the evolutionary intimacy of a Unique Self Symphony. He describes the process of attainment as “loving your way to enlightenment”.

Gafni adds to this the need to democratize the possibility of human sovereignty, proposing a new “universal grammar of value” that integrates the best of premodern, modern and postmodern wisdom as a generator function for a new humanity. It is from within this shared human story woven from what he calls First Principle and First Values that Gafni envisions a radical re-making of policy and refashioning of culture.

Both Cohen and Gafni see a deep and abiding virtue in humanity – a truth, beauty and goodness that is real and tangible, even amid the sometimes painful limitations and vulnerabilities that we are reminded of, and humbled by, on a daily basis.

Both men agree that for spiritual attainment to mean something, it cannot be only rooted in the ego self personality, and that any basis for real change must include a new hierarchy of values that places radical spirit at the apex of our attention. What this actually means in terms of our models and practices for invoking the new human will be one of the key themes of these conversations

These two distinct but strongly aligned approaches to the wicked problems faced by humanity ultimately point in the same direction – only through a radical reorganisation of our sense of  value  can our capacity for clear thinking, feeling and sense-making be unleashed.



About Dr. Marc Gafni & Andrew Cohen


Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen are spiritual teachers and thought leaders who share a strong foundation in an evolutionary approach to spiritual awakening and practice. Both are original and innovative thinkers who have produced pioneering bodies of work in evolutionary spirituality, and formulated many of its core tenets.

Their teachings uphold and demystify the foundational principles of traditional, modern and postmodern wisdom streams, weaving them together into an integral whole. The aim of these dialogues is to generate a creative and dynamic evolutionary tension – to catalyze an awakening to higher and deeper states and stages of consciousness, liberating insights and life-affirming perspectives.

The dialogues will unfold organically over time as an inspiring example of emergent spirituality in action – one that gives rise to its own unique tapestry of coherence and meaning.



<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>



Dialogue on December 3rd

“The Ultimate Mystery That Lies Beyond Life And Death”


In their first dialogue, Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen will share and explore their deepest insights into the ultimate mystery that lies beyond life and death.

  • From the deepest metaphysical perspective, what is the distinction between life and death?

  • Is life the manifestation of an eternal metaphysical source, or is it merely the extraordinary emergence of a fundamentally material process?

  • How do our conscious and unconscious convictions about the ultimate source of the evolving universe affect our moral and philosophical relationship to living and dying?

  • Is consciousness part of an unbroken developmental continuity in the cosmos, or merely an emergent epiphenomena of matter?

  • Is death the absolute end of what was, or a transition that is part of an infinite unfolding?

  • Is the nature of death a question of belief, or do we have real data to support our understanding of it? If there is data, then what is it and where do we find it?

  • Do we have a more enlightened relationship to death in the 21st century, or can the great wisdom traditions still illuminate our understanding?

  • Is the fear of death an experience to be transcended, embraced or both? Is living forever a wish that we would want fulfilled?

  • What are the political, social and economic implications of our relationship to death?


<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>





Aug
15
Fri
“The Mia Connect – Power Chat, hosted by Mia Voss”
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Mia and featured guest Marc Gafni will be “Digging into Digital Intimacy”!
Fri, Aug 15 at 9am PT
[Google Hangout]
Sign up here

Aug
19
Tue
Hangouts with Visionary Leaders, hosted by Lisa Engles “Conscious Business and A New Vision of Success”
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

[Google Hangout on Air]
Marc Gafni returns to Lisa’s show to discuss the concept of conscious business and to take a look at a new paradigm for success — one in which we, as evolutionary entrepreneurs, recognize that our most important asset in these times is our infinite resourcefulness, and the infinite possibility for creativity and innovations that can directly affect the very real challenges that our world faces.
Join us here!

Sep
29
Mon
Thought Leader Dialogue Series: “Firehose Interview on On Track Tips, hosted by Jason T. Wiser”
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Jason T. Wiser and featured guest Marc Gafni will explore “Digital Intimacy”!

Sep
30
Tue
Thought Leaders Dialogue Series “Depolarizing the American Mind: Cultural Evolution and American Politics”
Sep 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

A live, free phone dialogue with Steve McIntosh and Marc Gafni

Please join Steve McIntosh and Marc Gafni for a rich dialogue on what it might take to Depolarize the American Mind.

This conversation will feature themes from a recent 20-page paper by Steve McIntosh and Carter Phipps, titled “Depolarizing the American Mind.” The paper, released by The Integral think tank, The Institute for Cultural Evolution, examines the causes of cultural and political polarization and describes evolutionary principles for working with “existential oppositions” such as “liberal and conservative.” You can find the paper at: http://www.culturalevolution.org/campaign-issues/political-polarization/

In this special dialogue, Steve and Marc will explore:

– Depolarizing the American Mind: A New Vision of Politics
– Centrist Thinking vs. a New Synthesis
– Shifting Perspectives as Spiritual Political Practice
– Why Holding Paradox Might Be Key to the Future of Politics

Your unique dial-in info will be re-sent to you 2 and 24 hours before the call.

The call recording will be posted this fall to ievolve.org. It will also serve as a resource for the upcoming Success 3.0 Summit in Boulder, CO. http://www.success3summit.org

****

Steve McIntosh J.D. is a leader in the integral philosophy movement and author of: Evolution’s Purpose (SelectBooks 2012), and Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution (Paragon House 2007), as well as the forthcoming book:The Presence of the Infinite (Quest 2015). He currently works as a Founding Partner of the nonprofit social policy organization: The Institute for Cultural Evolution. In addition to this think tank, and his work in philosophy, McIntosh has had a variety of other successful careers, including founding the consumer products company Now & Zen, practicing law with one of America’s largest firms, working as an executive with Celestial Seasonings Tea Company, and Olympic-class bicycle racing. He is an honors graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and the University of Southern California Business School, and now lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two sons. For more on his work visit: www.stevemcintosh.com

Marc Gafni is a visionary thinker, social activist, passionate philosopher, wisdom teacher, and author of ten books, including the award-winning Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment, the two-volume Radical Kabbalah, and the recently published Tears: Reclaiming Ritual, Integral Religion, and Rosh Hashana. He holds his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University, rabbinic certification from the chief rabbinate in Israel, as well private rabbinic ordination. Marc teaches on the cutting edge of philosophy in the West – articulating a new ‘dharma,’ or meta-theory of meaning that is helping pave the way for the evolution of consciousness. He is the co-initiator, with leading Integral philosopher Ken Wilber, of the Center for Integral Wisdom, an activist think tank dedicated to evolving and articulating a shared global framework of ethics, eros, and meaning. In partnership with leading thinkers and change agents working on key social issues, Gafni’s work in the world is focused on collectively re-shaping key pivoting points in consciousness and culture.

Oct
7
Tue
Thought Leaders Dialogue Series “The Metrics of Human Consciousness”
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

A live, *free phone dialogue with Richard Barrett, Zak Stein, and Marc Gafni

Please join Richard Barrett, Zak Stein, & Marc Gafni as they explore the new thought emerging in Richard Barrett’s new paper on the Metrics of Human Consciousness.

During this dialogue, Richard will be referring to graphics/tables which we’d love you to be able to see in real-time, so if you can, please have the paper open during the dialogue.

Here is the link to view and/or download the PDF:
http://www.valuescentre.com/uploads/2014-09-30/The%20Metrics%20of%20Human%20Consciousness.pdf

Topics of this dialogue will include:

– What is Consciousness?
– Defining Consciousness
– Measuring Personal Consciousness
– Measuring Organizational Consciousness
– Measuring National Consciousness

This dialogue contributes to the goal of developing some form of “Unique Self metrics”, a topic
that Richard, Zak, and Marc have discussed in separate dyads intermittently over the last two years.

Your unique dial-in info will be re-sent to you 2 and 24 hours before the call.

This call will be recorded and posted later this fall to iEvolve.org in our Thought Leaders Dialogue Series section.

Oct
22
Wed
Success 3.0: A Conversation About Evolutionary Leadership – with Nathan Otto & Marc Gafni
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Thought Leaders Dialogue Series

A live, free phone dialogue with Nathan Otto & Marc Gafni

Please join Nathan Otto (Entrepreneur, Activist, & Thought Leader) and Marc Gafni (Author, Visionary Thinker, & Wisdom Teacher) as they explore the implications of evolution, enlightenment and love for constructing an inspired model of leadership for the next stage of our human history.

This is a free teleconference. It will be recorded and posted to the Conversations page of the upcoming Success 3.0 Summit (Oct 30-Nov 2 in Boulder, Colorado) where it will be featured to Summit participants. More info at Success3Summit.org – please join us in Boulder!

Nathan Otto is a changemaker, corporate leadership consultant, personal counselor and author. He is the CEO and co-founder of Holometrics, and the not-for-profit Safe Conflict Project. He is the co-author of Give Peace a Deadline: What Ordinary People Can Do to Create Peace In Five Years. As a leadership consultant, Nathan measures alignment with key objectives using the Holometrics Holograph. The Holograph report aligns executive attention to the areas which produce the greatest business results. He has worked with leaders in finance, healthcare, government, media, and leading international non-profits. In his personal counseling, Nathan works with a boutique of experts to help founders of wealth generate Legacy Outcomes, which are long-term positive results for founders, families, and wealth. In his peacebuilding role, Nathan has convened special meetings of select peacebuilding organizations, individuals, business people, government leaders and strategists to increase resource, effectiveness and collaboration. More info at NathanOtto.net.

Dr. Marc Gafni is a visionary thinker, social activist, passionate philosopher, wisdom teacher, and author of ten books, including the award-winning Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment, the two-volume Radical Kabbalah, and the recently published Tears: Reclaiming Ritual, Integral Religion, and Rosh Hashana. He holds his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University, rabbinic certification from the chief rabbinate in Israel, as well private rabbinic ordination. Marc teaches on the cutting edge of philosophy in the West – articulating a new ‘dharma,’ or meta-theory of meaning that is helping pave the way for the evolution of consciousness. He is the co-initiator, with leading Integral philosopher Ken Wilber, of the Center for Integral Wisdom, an activist think tank dedicated to evolving and articulating a shared global framework of ethics, eros, and meaning. In partnership with leading thinkers and change agents working on key social issues, Gafni’s work in the world is focused on collectively re-shaping key pivoting points in consciousness and culture.

Feb
16
Mon
Thought Leaders Dialogue Series with Geoffrey Miller, Zak Stein, Marc Gafni @ Teleconference
Feb 16 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Nov
4
Wed
Conscious Men Summit @ Online Summit
Nov 4 – Nov 7 all-day

CMOS-600x600The Conscious Men Summit is a free global online event created to deepen the conversation around being a conscious man. This online Summit is for both men and women.

Center for Integral Wisdom friends and partners John Gray (Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus) and Arjuna Ardagh (The Translucent Revolution, Awakening Coaching) have brought together an incredible group of 24 world-class speakers, authors, teachers, and social thought leaders to host a series of 12 powerful conversations on the evolution of Conscious Men.

Here are a few of the speakers in the Conscious Men Summit:



  • John Mackey (CEO of Whole Foods)
  • Michael Beckwith (founder of Agape International)
  • Marc Gafni (co-founder of the Center for Integral Wisdom)
  • Warren Farrell (author of The Myth of Male Power)
  • Ken Druck (The Real Rules of Life)
  • Andrew Harvey (Institute for Sacred Activism)
  • Ivan Misner (founder of BNI)
  • Jack Canfield (The Success Principles)
  • Gay Hendricks (Conscious Loving)
  • Mantak Chia (Taoist master, The Multi-Orgasmic Man)
  • Robert Masters (To Be a Man, Spiritual Bypassing)
  • Alex Ebert (musician, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

… and more.

Pull up a chair. Join these critical conversations for inspiring men to live consciously and build a better world.

John and Arjuna, along with moderator Chris Kyle, creator of the ManKind Project’s Power of Purpose Summit, will deliver insightful dialogues driven by a core set of powerful concepts. See them on the summit event page HERE.

When men start choosing to embody these easy-to-grasp ideas, their lives improve – dramatically. When men wake up, become more conscious, their presence makes a positive impact.

If you’re ready to know what it’s going to take to make a difference, just in the way you show up in the world — sign up for this free 4-day online event that is taking place November 4-7, 2015.

You’ll also have the opportunity to interact LIVE with others in the Summit — asking questions and sharing your wisdom too.

Register for free here: The Conscious Men Summit: Nov 4-7

P.S. You’ll have access to all the replays if you miss any of the 12 scheduled sessions. Sign up now and get access to all the recordings as well – The Conscious Men Summit.

Dec
3
Thu
Free Dialogue Andrew Cohen and Dr. Marc Gafni – A Time Between Stories @ ZOOM
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 


A Time Between Stories


Join Dr. Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen in Dialogue


We are truly living in “a time between stories” – a phase-shift in human history. We face either unimaginable utopia or dystopia, and it is far from clear which of these two parallel universes we will ultimately choose.

The apparently sturdy, reliable, fixed structures that have held our world together are on the brink of collapse. We are collectively realizing that we are not too big to fail – and in the face of such overwhelming insecurity, we may well lose sight of our moral compass completely.

Cohen and Gafni both believe strongly that unless we are in control of our internal environment – in particular our capacity for radical sovereignty and sense-making – the outcome will be immeasurable suffering for billions of people.

Cohen asserts that such sovereignty naturally arises from the liberating power of what he terms “spiritual self-confidence” – a position of deep trust that arises out of an unshakable certainty in the absolute, and an anchoring of the self-sense in that which cannot be grasped by the mind.

Similarly, Gafni describes an intention to live one’s life as “Outrageous Love” – a condition in which true sovereignty and authentic spiritual self-confidence naturally come into being. Rather than a dogmatic assertion that “it is true”, Gafni speaks of a radical knowing that “I am true”.

Cohen’s approach has always been grounded in the direct experience of nondual enlightenment, and this transmission of the ground of being – prior freedom and unity consciousness – is absolutely foundational to his teaching. For Cohen, a profound inner breakthrough from which there is no return is a prerequisite.

However, Cohen’s pioneering realisation is that such an awakening only begins to make a significant difference when it is shared, intersubjectively, between two or more individuals. He has long emphasised the need for enlightenment to make the evolutionary leap from the individual to the collective, and has pioneered practices which reliably enable profound intersubjective coherence.

Likewise, Gafni sees radical enlightenment in terms of a higher individuation beyond ego. What he calls the “Evolutionary Unique Self” participates in a new quality of consciousness – the evolutionary intimacy of a Unique Self Symphony. He describes the process of attainment as “loving your way to enlightenment”.

Gafni adds to this the need to democratize the possibility of human sovereignty, proposing a new “universal grammar of value” that integrates the best of premodern, modern and postmodern wisdom as a generator function for a new humanity. It is from within this shared human story woven from what he calls First Principle and First Values that Gafni envisions a radical re-making of policy and refashioning of culture.

Both Cohen and Gafni see a deep and abiding virtue in humanity – a truth, beauty and goodness that is real and tangible, even amid the sometimes painful limitations and vulnerabilities that we are reminded of, and humbled by, on a daily basis.

Both men agree that for spiritual attainment to mean something, it cannot be only rooted in the ego self personality, and that any basis for real change must include a new hierarchy of values that places radical spirit at the apex of our attention. What this actually means in terms of our models and practices for invoking the new human will be one of the key themes of these conversations

These two distinct but strongly aligned approaches to the wicked problems faced by humanity ultimately point in the same direction – only through a radical reorganisation of our sense of  value  can our capacity for clear thinking, feeling and sense-making be unleashed.



About Dr. Marc Gafni & Andrew Cohen


Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen are spiritual teachers and thought leaders who share a strong foundation in an evolutionary approach to spiritual awakening and practice. Both are original and innovative thinkers who have produced pioneering bodies of work in evolutionary spirituality, and formulated many of its core tenets.

Their teachings uphold and demystify the foundational principles of traditional, modern and postmodern wisdom streams, weaving them together into an integral whole. The aim of these dialogues is to generate a creative and dynamic evolutionary tension – to catalyze an awakening to higher and deeper states and stages of consciousness, liberating insights and life-affirming perspectives.

The dialogues will unfold organically over time as an inspiring example of emergent spirituality in action – one that gives rise to its own unique tapestry of coherence and meaning.



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Dialogue on December 3rd

“The Ultimate Mystery That Lies Beyond Life And Death”


In their first dialogue, Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen will share and explore their deepest insights into the ultimate mystery that lies beyond life and death.

  • From the deepest metaphysical perspective, what is the distinction between life and death?

  • Is life the manifestation of an eternal metaphysical source, or is it merely the extraordinary emergence of a fundamentally material process?

  • How do our conscious and unconscious convictions about the ultimate source of the evolving universe affect our moral and philosophical relationship to living and dying?

  • Is consciousness part of an unbroken developmental continuity in the cosmos, or merely an emergent epiphenomena of matter?

  • Is death the absolute end of what was, or a transition that is part of an infinite unfolding?

  • Is the nature of death a question of belief, or do we have real data to support our understanding of it? If there is data, then what is it and where do we find it?

  • Do we have a more enlightened relationship to death in the 21st century, or can the great wisdom traditions still illuminate our understanding?

  • Is the fear of death an experience to be transcended, embraced or both? Is living forever a wish that we would want fulfilled?

  • What are the political, social and economic implications of our relationship to death?


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Feb
4
Thu
Free Dialogue Andrew Cohen and Dr. Marc Gafni – A Time Between Stories @ ZOOM
Feb 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 


A Time Between Stories


Join Dr. Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen in Dialogue


We are truly living in “a time between stories” – a phase-shift in human history. We face either unimaginable utopia or dystopia, and it is far from clear which of these two parallel universes we will ultimately choose.

The apparently sturdy, reliable, fixed structures that have held our world together are on the brink of collapse. We are collectively realizing that we are not too big to fail – and in the face of such overwhelming insecurity, we may well lose sight of our moral compass completely.

Cohen and Gafni both believe strongly that unless we are in control of our internal environment – in particular our capacity for radical sovereignty and sense-making – the outcome will be immeasurable suffering for billions of people.

Cohen asserts that such sovereignty naturally arises from the liberating power of what he terms “spiritual self-confidence” – a position of deep trust that arises out of an unshakable certainty in the absolute, and an anchoring of the self-sense in that which cannot be grasped by the mind.

Similarly, Gafni describes an intention to live one’s life as “Outrageous Love” – a condition in which true sovereignty and authentic spiritual self-confidence naturally come into being. Rather than a dogmatic assertion that “it is true”, Gafni speaks of a radical knowing that “I am true”.

Cohen’s approach has always been grounded in the direct experience of nondual enlightenment, and this transmission of the ground of being – prior freedom and unity consciousness – is absolutely foundational to his teaching. For Cohen, a profound inner breakthrough from which there is no return is a prerequisite.

However, Cohen’s pioneering realisation is that such an awakening only begins to make a significant difference when it is shared, intersubjectively, between two or more individuals. He has long emphasised the need for enlightenment to make the evolutionary leap from the individual to the collective, and has pioneered practices which reliably enable profound intersubjective coherence.

Likewise, Gafni sees radical enlightenment in terms of a higher individuation beyond ego. What he calls the “Evolutionary Unique Self” participates in a new quality of consciousness – the evolutionary intimacy of a Unique Self Symphony. He describes the process of attainment as “loving your way to enlightenment”.

Gafni adds to this the need to democratize the possibility of human sovereignty, proposing a new “universal grammar of value” that integrates the best of premodern, modern and postmodern wisdom as a generator function for a new humanity. It is from within this shared human story woven from what he calls First Principle and First Values that Gafni envisions a radical re-making of policy and refashioning of culture.

Both Cohen and Gafni see a deep and abiding virtue in humanity – a truth, beauty and goodness that is real and tangible, even amid the sometimes painful limitations and vulnerabilities that we are reminded of, and humbled by, on a daily basis.

Both men agree that for spiritual attainment to mean something, it cannot be only rooted in the ego self personality, and that any basis for real change must include a new hierarchy of values that places radical spirit at the apex of our attention. What this actually means in terms of our models and practices for invoking the new human will be one of the key themes of these conversations

These two distinct but strongly aligned approaches to the wicked problems faced by humanity ultimately point in the same direction – only through a radical reorganisation of our sense of  value  can our capacity for clear thinking, feeling and sense-making be unleashed.



About Dr. Marc Gafni & Andrew Cohen


Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen are spiritual teachers and thought leaders who share a strong foundation in an evolutionary approach to spiritual awakening and practice. Both are original and innovative thinkers who have produced pioneering bodies of work in evolutionary spirituality, and formulated many of its core tenets.

Their teachings uphold and demystify the foundational principles of traditional, modern and postmodern wisdom streams, weaving them together into an integral whole. The aim of these dialogues is to generate a creative and dynamic evolutionary tension – to catalyze an awakening to higher and deeper states and stages of consciousness, liberating insights and life-affirming perspectives.

The dialogues will unfold organically over time as an inspiring example of emergent spirituality in action – one that gives rise to its own unique tapestry of coherence and meaning.



<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>



Dialogue on December 3rd

“The Ultimate Mystery That Lies Beyond Life And Death”


In their first dialogue, Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen will share and explore their deepest insights into the ultimate mystery that lies beyond life and death.

  • From the deepest metaphysical perspective, what is the distinction between life and death?

  • Is life the manifestation of an eternal metaphysical source, or is it merely the extraordinary emergence of a fundamentally material process?

  • How do our conscious and unconscious convictions about the ultimate source of the evolving universe affect our moral and philosophical relationship to living and dying?

  • Is consciousness part of an unbroken developmental continuity in the cosmos, or merely an emergent epiphenomena of matter?

  • Is death the absolute end of what was, or a transition that is part of an infinite unfolding?

  • Is the nature of death a question of belief, or do we have real data to support our understanding of it? If there is data, then what is it and where do we find it?

  • Do we have a more enlightened relationship to death in the 21st century, or can the great wisdom traditions still illuminate our understanding?

  • Is the fear of death an experience to be transcended, embraced or both? Is living forever a wish that we would want fulfilled?

  • What are the political, social and economic implications of our relationship to death?


<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>