The following are links that have, and continue to, inspire and influence me along the path of ever deepening life growth, as we awaken, heal and integrate through body, mind and spirit:
For Spiritual Growth and Development:
Download your life purpose and live your Soul Intentions so that you really truly do live the life of your dreams. Engaging in this process will help you connect with the energy and information of your Soul – that most real and authentic aspect of your essential self – and bring that wisdom out into daily life in a very real way. In so doing you live life from a Soul-Filled place – a place absent of fear and filled with faith. It’s from this depth that the truest sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in life comes. A SoulFilled homestudy course created and co-founded with my gorgeous Soul Sister and colleague Meegan Care.
This is a high-profile blog series featuring writings and articles from Integral teachers, leaders, and artists. Here you’ll read about exciting updates and observations from their respective corners of the Kosmos. This whole site is a huge resource where we can directly interact with some of the real movers and shakers of the Integral movement. These people are helping to create and sustain a new era of problem-solving and self discovery — reaching all the way from academia to pop culture to the inner-most heart of the world’s great spiritual traditions. Integral means to include everything and this site provides the foundation for doing just that. I use it as a springboard to everything else!
For cutting edge evolutionary spirituality, EnlightenNext is the site to visit. Dedicated to catalyzing evolution in consciousness and culture, evolutionariesstrive to be leaders, examples, and pathfinders in the emerging field of integral and evolutionary spirituality, and to stand for the ultimate relevance of spiritual enlightenment in our time. Here you can read about their annual cycle of programs and events and award-winning publications. To awaken, connect, and cultivate a global movement of “evolutionaries”—individuals who feel personally responsible for creating the future – visit this site.
Highly recommended for the accelerated effect this style of meditaiton has on our spiritual growth and development, Mondo Zen is one of the most important, creative, and novel additions to meditation in the 21st century. I trained as a Mondo Zen facilitator in August of 2010. I love this process for its ability to teach us how to tune into the information our emotions bring to us. In this way we can more skillfully respond in emotional situations as opposed to get carried away with our conditioned, kneejerk reactions. Mondo takes meditation off the cushion and into every day life. This is Zen updated for the 21st century so that the average “householder” can practice “in the world” engagement with direct personal experience as taught by the Buddha himself. Mondo Zen helps us transcend our habitual conditioning and thereby free’s us from our negative patterns and behaviors, liberating us via our angst! Check out the workshops link for upcoming classes.
For the aspiring psychospiritual therapist, those looking for what to expect from our therapy when we’re working on the spiritual and the emotional/psychological lines of development. To just work on our spiritual line of development is not enough, and in some cases can be highly prohibitive. The same applies for those of us just working on our psychology. Rober Masters is a scholler and a poet when it comes to integrating his work. When this man talks about psychotherapy he is talking about body-including, emotionally literate, vitally integrative psychotherapy – this is what we need to be looking for in our therapists today. (I highly recommend his book “Spiritual Bypassing, When Spirituality Disconnects Us from What Really Matters”).
This lady is sassy and gorgeous all round. Diane Musho Hamilton Sensei is a gifted mediator, facilitator, and teacher of Zen and Integral Spirituality. She has been a practitioner of meditation for more than 25 years. Diane began her studies at Naropa University in 1983 with Choygam Trungpa Rinpoche, and became a Zen student of Genpo Roshi’s in 1997. In 2003, she received ordination as a Zen monk with her husband Michael Zimmerman, and received dharma transmission from Roshi in 2006. Diane facilitates Big Mind Big Heart, a process developed by Genpo Roshi to help elicit the insights of Zen in Western audiences. She has worked with the Integral Institute since 2004.
For her, Zen practice is a fundamental commitment to experiencing reality as it is – beautiful, ungraspable and seamless, nothing other than your own life. It is also a practice in fearlessness, in compassion, and in seeing the wisdom in all situations and greeting them with a joyous mind. Sometimes Zen practice is satisfying; sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes you are able to make a kind of sense of it; most of the time you can’t. But Zen teaching and sitting practice penetrate into your being in a way almost nothing else does, until you realize you are nothing except everything. For her, Zen practice is a fundamental commitment to experiencing reality as it is – beautiful, ungraspable and seamless, nothing other than your own life.
I love Sally! She is one of today’s most authentic spiritual teachers – just deeply loving and real. She teaches devotional contemplative tantra—an approach that creates a fusion of knowing and loving. Known for her ability to transmit inner experience through transformative practices and contemplation, Sally has been practicing and teaching for forty years.
Adyashanti dares all seekers of peace and freedom to take the possibility of liberation in this life seriously. He began teaching in 1996, at the request of his Zen teacher with whom he had been studying for 14 years. Since then many spiritual seekers have awakened to their true nature while spending time with Adyashanti.
The author of The End of Your World, Emptiness Dancing, and True Meditation, Adyashanti offers spontaneous and direct nondual teachings that have been compared to those of the early Zen masters and Advaita Vedanta sages. However, Adya says, “If you filter my words through any tradition or ‘-ism’, you will miss altogether what I am saying. The liberating truth is not static; it is alive. It cannot be put into concepts and be understood by the mind. The truth lies beyond all forms of conceptual fundamentalism. What you are is the beyond—awake and present, here and now already. I am simply helping you to realize that.”
A native of Northern California, Adyashanti lives with his wife, Mukti, and teaches extensively in the San Francisco Bay Area offering satsangs, weekend intensives, and silent retreats. He also travels to teach in other areas of the United States and Canada.
“Adyashanti” means primordial peace.
Get all the info here… self help, Zen, Buddhism, Christianity, Sufism, music, books, audio, free talks, online courses… these guys do it all. Especially check out the “Insights at the Edge” talks with Tami Simon.
Run by my Zen sister, Venwoude stands for the conscious development and practical application of one’s personal power and qualities, committed to and in tune with the greater whole that we are all part of.
Through its great variety of retreats, trainings and workshops, Venwoude challenges you to tap into the greater potential within yourself and express it in your life. Venwoude also offers you a stimulating and supportive environment to develop your personal vision and put it to the test in daily practice.
Ever evolving, Venwoude keeps in touch with many centres, initiatives, movements, teachers and other sources of inspiration. As inspiration for Venwoude and as connection to our foreign relations Venwoude offers, workshops and retreats from international teachers.
Watch Venwoude through the eyes of integral teachers.
AuthenticWorld is a team of trainers, facilitators, and coaches committed to fostering authentic, rewarding relationships in the world, in service of a more sustainable, healthier planet. Based upon five “biases” – Self-Awarenesss, Self-Acceptance, Self-Determination, Self-Love and Sel–Transcendence, this site makes five promises – to keep it real, integral, legitimate, humbe and authentic…. I love these guys and so will you.
This lady is incredible…. In 1945 the United State dropped atomic bombs on Japan, and the world caught its breath. This pivotal event deeply impacted the young Barbara Marx Hubbard, who found herself asking President Eisenhower, “What is the meaning of our power that is good”? Barbara’s 40+ year inquiry, and the answers she has found, offer invaluable assistance to us all at this time in our history. Despite the state of the world, we are truly on the threshold of great possibility, of our own conscious evolution. See this site to find out more about consciousn evolution, evolutionary education and what Barbara has to say about it all…
This is Anodea Judiths site where you can learn all about the chakras as a tool for growth. Here you will find a teaching organiztion that uses the map of the chakra system for an emobied awakening of individual awareness and teh evolution of global consciousness. Help change the world one chakra at a time using each as a gateway to your inner world. You could spend all year on this site alone!
“The body is the vehicle.
Consciousness is the driver.
Yoga is the key.
The Chakras are the map.”
~ Dr. Anodea Judith
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Literally hundreds of hours of cutting edge conversation to inspire and transform:
Women on the Edge of Evolution – Join the worlds leading female spiritual luminaries, thinkers, artists and agents of change for an unprecedented conversation
The Great Integral Awakening – Join Us In Creating The Future…leading spiritual luminaries are converge online to explore the question: How does the spiritual path need to evolve to serve the evolutionary needs of humanity in the 21st century? The great wisdom traditions emerged at a time when life was radically different than it is today. The world has changed immeasurably in the past two thousand years. And human beings have changed along with it. We are a new humanity facing a new set of challenges—and a new set of opportunities.How can we liberate the spiritual impulse from the outmoded structures of the past, so it can guide us in creating the future?
Beyond Awakening: The Future of Spiritual Practice – What is emerging today at the leading edge of human transformation? How can our spiritual practice help us evolve toward planetary citizenship? Join host Terry Patten in conversation with today’s most dynamic spiritual teachers in this groundbreaking series.
Sounds True Insights at the Edge with Tami Simon – Interviews with leading spiritual teachers and writers about their latest challenges – the “leading edge” of their world… here you will find a variety of topics all designed to help us gain a greater understanding of what the cutting edge of spiritual transformation is really all about.
The school where I trained in Hypnotherapy, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This school provides training and hypnosis certification, is state licensed and internationally approved. My hearfelt thanks and grattitude to the teachers of this school for the fabulous foundation and grounding this training has given me.
Hypnotherapy Certification by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. This is the certification board that I have been a member of since 2004.