Integral Spiritual Experience 1: Unique Self

Unique Self is a key piece of the next generation of Integral theory and practice. The first-ever Integral Spiritual Experience event, attracting about 500 participants from around the world, centered on Unique Self as part of an Integral approach to spirituality.

Marc Gafni’s keynote address to the Integral Spiritual Experience event at Asilomar on New Year’s 2009/2010, Exploring Your Unique Self, explains how Unique Self is not merely a product of the sterile mind, but an intellectual and embodied embrace of the divine. Moreover it is a form of integral knowings emerging together as “symphonic wholes evolving the world to ever increasing kindness and compassion.”

Marc explains how the Integral framework helps us to recognize the beauty, legitimacy, and divine spark, and intuition of truth that exists within every great system and expression of culture, and thereby gathers partial truths together and links them in order to reveal a world that is a whole. He then makes six points which provide the basis for understanding the major contribution of Integral thinking for the spiritual life.

Below you also find speeches from that event by Ken Wilber and Sally Kempton.

A second Keynote by Marc was about Understanding Your Unique Shadow.

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Castlewood Pleasure Teaching

Watch these excerpts from Marc Gafni's teaching on Pleasure for the staff of the Castlewood Treatment Center.

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WedX Talk 2013

Watch Dr. Marc Gafni's talk that he held during the very special Wedding Celebration of Sacha Lalla and Scott DeStephanis: the WedX.

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Opening CWS 2011: Sally Kempton Meditation

This video was taken at the Opening of the Center for World Spirituality, which has been renamed to Center for Integral Wisdom now. Enjoy the meditation with Sally Kempton.

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What Is the Separate Self?

This recording is a gem from an old ievolve seminar. ievolve was the predecessor of the Center for World Spirituality that was founded in 2011 and renamed to Center for Integral Wisdom in 2014.

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Zen and the Art of World Spirituality

with Marc Gafni & Doen Silberman Sensei

In this fireside chat, Marc Gafni and Doen Silberberg Sensei each discuss creativity from their own lineage and perspective. Dr. Marc speaks on creativity from the perspective of the enlightenment teachings and explores inquiries such as: What is the invitation of creativity? Why does it excite us to be creative? Why does it excite us to experience our own creativity? Doen Sensei offers his perspective on creativity, deeply rooted in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Don’t miss this exciting video dialog between the traditions as we unfold the vision of a World Spirituality together.


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The Core Principle of Western Mysticism – Biblical Consciousness

This recording is from an ievolve seminar in 2009. ievolve was the predecessor of the Center for World Spirituality that was founded in 2011 and renamed to Center for Integral Wisdom in 2014.

What is the core idea of Biblical Mysticism?

Marc Gafni:

The human being is Homo Imago Dei. The human being is created in the image of God. And therefore the human being has infinite adequacy, infinite dignity, and infinite worth. The human being is not reducible, not sacrificable for the sake of a higher cause…


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Satchi n Me

Storytelling with Cheryl Rae Fidelman

Enjoy and be enriched by Cheryl’s storytelling quality of voice and facial expressions which invite us all into her Unique Perspective in solemnity and laughter. This is a poetic reflection on “Emptiness” which is well worth a look.


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First Fridays

First Fridays and First Saturdays are World Spirituality Services and Community Gatherings that have taken place in different places since the opening of the Center for World Spirituality in 2011. Some of the events were recorded. Some were joined by an international audience via live stream.

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Student-Teacher-Relationship

Those of us on the spiritual path could agree that the student-teacher relationship deserves an upgrade, not only for the 21st century practitioner-student, but also for the 21st century spiritual teacher.

In this video, Dr. Marc Gafni shares with us the possibility of a new model of the student-teacher relationship.

What characteristics do you think should be included in a new model of the student-teacher relationship for the 21st century?

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First Fridays and Saturdays 2011: World Spirituality Service and Celebration

In 2011, the Center for World Spirituality--as it was called back then--hosted a series of Live Events for World Spirituality and Celebration called First Fridays or First Saturdays that were simultaneously broadcasted and recorded via Livestream around the world.

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