Jul
26
Sat
Summer Festival in Holland: 1st European Integral Wisdom Conference of Love, Eros and Enlightenment @ Venwoude Retreat Center, Holland
Jul 26 – Aug 2 all-day

The Mystery School of Love

with Marc Gafni & Guests – On Reclaiming Eros

“The Sexual models the Erotic, but it doesn’t exhaust the Erotic” ~ Dr. Gafni

Eight Tastes of Sexing are Eights faces of Eros are Eights doors into reality itself. Please join us.


2014 Summer Festival with Mystery School and 1st European Integral Wisdom Conference on Love, Eros and Enlightenment

Summer Festival Icon


Discover the hidden secrets that can guide YOU and millions of people in finding Love, Personal Greatness and Enlightenment.
We feel great Potential inside us. Many people are Seekers, but very few bring their true Potential into embodied reality.

Everybody is looking but so few find it. It is a dream unfulfilled.

It’s a yearning, we can imagine it, we can feel it, we can taste it, but we just don’t know how to get there!

WHY do we keep missing the point?

We are approaching the essence of our Fullness through the ‘wrong’ door. We have exiled the most important access point to our power, to our aliveness, to our intelligence, through just one aspect of our Being.

‘You try to squeeze light into your parched Being from a source as fruitful as a dried date pit, that even a bird is wise enough to spit out,’ is what the Sufi poet Hafiz tells us.

Let’s explain what we mean!

There is something so obvious, so powerful and so close to us that we overlook it completely. Even when we tell you what it is, you’ll hesitate because there is a huge veil of cultural misinformation around it.

By itself, this quality wants to nourish all parts of our lives! But if we narrow it down, if we exile it into one part of our life, it will show up as a shadow quality causing a lot of pain in our world.

It is EROS that is the power that drives and nurtures our whole society, and indeed, our very existence.

Eros contains all of the wisdom, all of the power, all of the intelligence, all of the strategy, all of the capacity that you need to live a successful, meaningful, alive, and gorgeous existence.

Eros is not just in the sexual! Eros being interpreted as only about sexuality is a profound misinterpretation, and when we stay stuck in that narrow definition, it limits our life force and creativity, blocking us from leading an inspiring and successful life!

Saying ‘My life is very erotic’ is not the most obvious way to express the fact that you have an inspiring and successful life!

Eros is not just an expression of limited physical sex. Eros is the core nature of every moment of reality. LIFE ITSELF IS EROTIC! Reality itself is erotic!

We need to liberate Eros from its exile to the sexual, and thus liberate its energy for us to experience in ALL aspects of our lives!!

It is the Liberation of Eros that is our purpose at the Mystery School of Love this summer in Holland, July 26 to August 2.

This summer…

…God – Goddess Willing…

…our Mystery School of Love will have two hundred Seekers
reclaiming Eros from exile, expanding their capacity for
Love, Creativity and Success in Purposeful Living.

We are going to…

with the Grace of She…

…change the source code of Eros in the heart of the Kosmos.

We will be… with total humility and total audacity… loving each other outrageously… a think tank on the outside… and a band of outrageous lovers in our interiors!!

Those of you who know Marc know that he likes to call this…

“A vision of the patterns that connect, that catalyzes the evolution of love.”

Marc Gafni:

‘We will engage Pleasure and Eros in a whole different way.

We will move beyond shame in a way that works across the memetic code.

Or as I said to beloved Ken Wilber, summarizing our dialogue this week on Integral Sexuality:

“What is shame but pleasure which stops short of infinity?”

Or as one master said about fear, “What is fear but love that stops short of infinity?”

And… This will be the first European Annual Integral Wisdom Conference … Wow!!!!

We are honored to invite YOU to the
3rd Summer Festival of LOVE!

Summer Festival Icon

And the First Annual European Integral Wisdom Conference on
Love, Eros and Enlightenment.
July 26th – August 2 at the Venwoude Retreat Center in the Heart of Europe
The first two years of our International Festival of Love, at the wonderful Venwoude Integral Practice Community in Holland, were so surprisingly alive, deep and groundbreaking, that we cannot continue our journey without letting YOU know what we are up to this year. We are especially inviting you, being in one way or the other part of the Integrally informed Community.

The Festival of Love has grown from 80 to 150 participants and now we are ready and prepared to hold 200 people. Without exaggeration we can say that the Field of Love and Holding that emerges from this Festival is profound. People reported after both events that they experienced deep states of awakening that lasted for weeks and/or a profound deepening of their insight.

Start each day with the morning practice of your choice: yoga, mondozen meditation, breath work and bodywork, if you want to start your day energetic. Or take a quiet walk by yourself in our stunning woodlands.

The combination of deep Dharmic space, opened in the morning and held by Master of the Heart Dr.Marc Gafni, a variety of great workshops, with great teachers in the afternoon, an invitation to exercise in pairs during the day, has in the passed two years been the great igniting force to an open heart, a clear mind and a natural flow of love among all that are joining.

The night-times will also come alive and will be high energy experiences created by dance-master Kareem, the rhythmic kick-ass-Tom-Baur-Band, musicians, artists and DJ’s. (A new special event will take place on several evenings which we want to keep a surprise for you!)

Add to this, small family gatherings, the possibility of individual sessions, massages, a hot tub, awesome and healthy organic food, beautiful nature, dance parties and musical events!

Don’t miss being part of this once a year International Summer Event of the Mystery School of Love.

Information and Registration
(Early bird until May 1st)


Aug
12
Tue
“Hangouts with Visionary Leaders, hosted by Lisa Engles”
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Featured guests Marc Gafni and Yifat Cohen will explore “Digital Intimacy: What is it, and can it be used to serve the evolution of humanity?”

Sign up here

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
21
Sun
Pacific Coast Church “The Sacred Revelation of Tears & Crying” @ Pacific Coast Church
Sep 21 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

A Rosh Hashana talk & new book release by Marc Gafni

Sep
23
Tue
Fall 2014 Board Call
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm

Board Member Mark Divine joins us on the line for a special dialogue with Marc on “Navy Seal Training and Integral Wisdom.”

Lively Q&A session at the end.

Topics include:

– The 5 lines of development (mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, intuitive)
– How the Way of the “Warrior” / the Way of the Seal dovetails beautifully with Unique Self
– The warrior model of Team – waging a battle for transformation and the evolution of consciousness
– How Crossfit training can link with Unique Self training
– The post-post-modern notion of obligation
– And so much more

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
9
Thu
Shalom Mountain Wisdom School with Marc Gafni @ Shalom Mountain Retreat Center
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm

Loving your Way to Enlightenment: The Path of the Evolutionary Lover

Reclaiming Your Own Awakening As the Primary Desire in Your Life:The Ten Tenets  and Ten Practices of the  New Enlightenment

by Marc Gafni

The principles of evolutionary awakening will forever change the way you live, love, be, become and make choices in life, ranging from your relationships, employment, spiritual practice, sexuality and just about everything else. If you are ready for a bold leap into the future of God and the future invitation of your life, join us at this extravaganza of mind, body and spirit.We are used to thinking about enlightenment as the precise opposite of evolution. Enlightenment is thought to reveal the permanent, eternal, unchanging nature of being while evolution addresses the shifting, unfolding world of change and becoming. Not so!!

This is the old understanding of enlightenment which invited you to move beyond the busy world of becoming into the world of being. It is this old enlightenment that writers like Ecckart Tolle and Byron Katie address in their teaching. The only problem with the teaching is that it is not true. Or better yet it is a partial truth masquerading as a whole.

Enlightenment means to understand not only the joy of your being but also the ecstasy of your becoming.

In this retreat, we will unpack the ten tenets and ten practices of the New Enlightenment.

The next stage in the evolution of God, in the evolution of all that is, is directly connected to your understanding your specific and clear role in the evolutionary context. What this might mean is one teaching in a cluster of teachings which we call the Evolutionary Unique Self Enlightenment.

This is not a spiritual aphorism but a core principle of evolutionary awakening, the next great edge of spirit’s revelation, both in your life and the life of the planet.

In the teachings and practices of Biblical Mystic Luria, to the realized Hindu teacher Aurobindo, to the Idealist thinkers Fichte Schelling and Hegel, to Teillard de Chardin, Gerard Heard, and Abraham Kuk, we find the greatest breakthrough of spirit and enlightenment in our time. This is the path of Evolutionary Unique Self Enlightenment. This is the largest game there is. Awakening as an Evolutionary Lover and participating in the Evolution of Love.

Read more…


Jul
26
Sat
Summer Festival in Holland: 1st European Integral Wisdom Conference of Love, Eros and Enlightenment @ Venwoude Retreat Center, Holland
Jul 26 – Aug 2 all-day

The Mystery School of Love

with Marc Gafni & Guests – On Reclaiming Eros

“The Sexual models the Erotic, but it doesn’t exhaust the Erotic” ~ Dr. Gafni

Eight Tastes of Sexing are Eights faces of Eros are Eights doors into reality itself. Please join us.


2014 Summer Festival with Mystery School and 1st European Integral Wisdom Conference on Love, Eros and Enlightenment

Summer Festival Icon


Discover the hidden secrets that can guide YOU and millions of people in finding Love, Personal Greatness and Enlightenment.
We feel great Potential inside us. Many people are Seekers, but very few bring their true Potential into embodied reality.

Everybody is looking but so few find it. It is a dream unfulfilled.

It’s a yearning, we can imagine it, we can feel it, we can taste it, but we just don’t know how to get there!

WHY do we keep missing the point?

We are approaching the essence of our Fullness through the ‘wrong’ door. We have exiled the most important access point to our power, to our aliveness, to our intelligence, through just one aspect of our Being.

‘You try to squeeze light into your parched Being from a source as fruitful as a dried date pit, that even a bird is wise enough to spit out,’ is what the Sufi poet Hafiz tells us.

Let’s explain what we mean!

There is something so obvious, so powerful and so close to us that we overlook it completely. Even when we tell you what it is, you’ll hesitate because there is a huge veil of cultural misinformation around it.

By itself, this quality wants to nourish all parts of our lives! But if we narrow it down, if we exile it into one part of our life, it will show up as a shadow quality causing a lot of pain in our world.

It is EROS that is the power that drives and nurtures our whole society, and indeed, our very existence.

Eros contains all of the wisdom, all of the power, all of the intelligence, all of the strategy, all of the capacity that you need to live a successful, meaningful, alive, and gorgeous existence.

Eros is not just in the sexual! Eros being interpreted as only about sexuality is a profound misinterpretation, and when we stay stuck in that narrow definition, it limits our life force and creativity, blocking us from leading an inspiring and successful life!

Saying ‘My life is very erotic’ is not the most obvious way to express the fact that you have an inspiring and successful life!

Eros is not just an expression of limited physical sex. Eros is the core nature of every moment of reality. LIFE ITSELF IS EROTIC! Reality itself is erotic!

We need to liberate Eros from its exile to the sexual, and thus liberate its energy for us to experience in ALL aspects of our lives!!

It is the Liberation of Eros that is our purpose at the Mystery School of Love this summer in Holland, July 26 to August 2.

This summer…

…God – Goddess Willing…

…our Mystery School of Love will have two hundred Seekers
reclaiming Eros from exile, expanding their capacity for
Love, Creativity and Success in Purposeful Living.

We are going to…

with the Grace of She…

…change the source code of Eros in the heart of the Kosmos.

We will be… with total humility and total audacity… loving each other outrageously… a think tank on the outside… and a band of outrageous lovers in our interiors!!

Those of you who know Marc know that he likes to call this…

“A vision of the patterns that connect, that catalyzes the evolution of love.”

Marc Gafni:

‘We will engage Pleasure and Eros in a whole different way.

We will move beyond shame in a way that works across the memetic code.

Or as I said to beloved Ken Wilber, summarizing our dialogue this week on Integral Sexuality:

“What is shame but pleasure which stops short of infinity?”

Or as one master said about fear, “What is fear but love that stops short of infinity?”

And… This will be the first European Annual Integral Wisdom Conference … Wow!!!!

We are honored to invite YOU to the
3rd Summer Festival of LOVE!

Summer Festival Icon

And the First Annual European Integral Wisdom Conference on
Love, Eros and Enlightenment.
July 26th – August 2 at the Venwoude Retreat Center in the Heart of Europe
The first two years of our International Festival of Love, at the wonderful Venwoude Integral Practice Community in Holland, were so surprisingly alive, deep and groundbreaking, that we cannot continue our journey without letting YOU know what we are up to this year. We are especially inviting you, being in one way or the other part of the Integrally informed Community.

The Festival of Love has grown from 80 to 150 participants and now we are ready and prepared to hold 200 people. Without exaggeration we can say that the Field of Love and Holding that emerges from this Festival is profound. People reported after both events that they experienced deep states of awakening that lasted for weeks and/or a profound deepening of their insight.

Start each day with the morning practice of your choice: yoga, mondozen meditation, breath work and bodywork, if you want to start your day energetic. Or take a quiet walk by yourself in our stunning woodlands.

The combination of deep Dharmic space, opened in the morning and held by Master of the Heart Dr.Marc Gafni, a variety of great workshops, with great teachers in the afternoon, an invitation to exercise in pairs during the day, has in the passed two years been the great igniting force to an open heart, a clear mind and a natural flow of love among all that are joining.

The night-times will also come alive and will be high energy experiences created by dance-master Kareem, the rhythmic kick-ass-Tom-Baur-Band, musicians, artists and DJ’s. (A new special event will take place on several evenings which we want to keep a surprise for you!)

Add to this, small family gatherings, the possibility of individual sessions, massages, a hot tub, awesome and healthy organic food, beautiful nature, dance parties and musical events!

Don’t miss being part of this once a year International Summer Event of the Mystery School of Love.

Information and Registration
(Early bird until May 1st)


Aug
12
Tue
“Hangouts with Visionary Leaders, hosted by Lisa Engles”
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Featured guests Marc Gafni and Yifat Cohen will explore “Digital Intimacy: What is it, and can it be used to serve the evolution of humanity?”

Sign up here

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
21
Sun
Pacific Coast Church “The Sacred Revelation of Tears & Crying” @ Pacific Coast Church
Sep 21 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

A Rosh Hashana talk & new book release by Marc Gafni

Sep
23
Tue
Fall 2014 Board Call
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm

Board Member Mark Divine joins us on the line for a special dialogue with Marc on “Navy Seal Training and Integral Wisdom.”

Lively Q&A session at the end.

Topics include:

– The 5 lines of development (mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, intuitive)
– How the Way of the “Warrior” / the Way of the Seal dovetails beautifully with Unique Self
– The warrior model of Team – waging a battle for transformation and the evolution of consciousness
– How Crossfit training can link with Unique Self training
– The post-post-modern notion of obligation
– And so much more

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
9
Thu
Shalom Mountain Wisdom School with Marc Gafni @ Shalom Mountain Retreat Center
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm

Loving your Way to Enlightenment: The Path of the Evolutionary Lover

Reclaiming Your Own Awakening As the Primary Desire in Your Life:The Ten Tenets  and Ten Practices of the  New Enlightenment

by Marc Gafni

The principles of evolutionary awakening will forever change the way you live, love, be, become and make choices in life, ranging from your relationships, employment, spiritual practice, sexuality and just about everything else. If you are ready for a bold leap into the future of God and the future invitation of your life, join us at this extravaganza of mind, body and spirit.We are used to thinking about enlightenment as the precise opposite of evolution. Enlightenment is thought to reveal the permanent, eternal, unchanging nature of being while evolution addresses the shifting, unfolding world of change and becoming. Not so!!

This is the old understanding of enlightenment which invited you to move beyond the busy world of becoming into the world of being. It is this old enlightenment that writers like Ecckart Tolle and Byron Katie address in their teaching. The only problem with the teaching is that it is not true. Or better yet it is a partial truth masquerading as a whole.

Enlightenment means to understand not only the joy of your being but also the ecstasy of your becoming.

In this retreat, we will unpack the ten tenets and ten practices of the New Enlightenment.

The next stage in the evolution of God, in the evolution of all that is, is directly connected to your understanding your specific and clear role in the evolutionary context. What this might mean is one teaching in a cluster of teachings which we call the Evolutionary Unique Self Enlightenment.

This is not a spiritual aphorism but a core principle of evolutionary awakening, the next great edge of spirit’s revelation, both in your life and the life of the planet.

In the teachings and practices of Biblical Mystic Luria, to the realized Hindu teacher Aurobindo, to the Idealist thinkers Fichte Schelling and Hegel, to Teillard de Chardin, Gerard Heard, and Abraham Kuk, we find the greatest breakthrough of spirit and enlightenment in our time. This is the path of Evolutionary Unique Self Enlightenment. This is the largest game there is. Awakening as an Evolutionary Lover and participating in the Evolution of Love.

Read more…