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.

Watch this promotional video and watch the live stream recording of the some of the First Fridays/ Saturdays in 2011 here:

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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.

Here is the Promo-Video featuring these events:

Watch the raw recordings of the livestream of the World Spirituality Services in 2011: