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Your Unique Self: The Future of Enlightenment with Marc Gafni

We are excited to announce that TEDxSinCity – the first TedX event in Las Vegas, Nevada, was a hit. Our very own Dr. Marc Gafni offered a compelling, deep, and beautifully rich 18-minute teaching on Your Unique Self: The Future of Enlightenment. And we are truly delighted to share this video teaching with you.

The mission of TEDxSinCity is to “Evolve, Involve, Solve.”

Humanity has been in a process of evolution since the dawn of our species, and even before. This process is now vastly accelerated not just by our biology, but by the evolution of technology, and our ability to evolve our culture quickly enough to survive the self-created challenges that confront our species.

We are the first species in history that has the ability to chart the course of our progress and direct our own evolution. We might even be able to speed it up.

If we have the ability to do this, we have the responsibility to do it.

In keeping with the mission of TED, we think these are Ideas Worth Spreading.

Dr. Marc Gafni holds his doctorate from Oxford University and has direct lineage in Kabbalah. He is a Rabbi, spiritual artist, teacher, and a leading visionary in the emerging World Spirituality movement. He is a co-founder of iEvolve: The Center for World Spirituality, a scholar at the Integral Institute, and the director of the Integral Spiritual Experience, as well as a lecturer at John F. Kennedy University. The author of seven books, including the national bestseller Soul Prints and Mystery of Love, Gafni’s teaching is marked by a deep transmission of open heart, love and leading edge provocative wisdom. Gafni is considered by many to be a visionary voice in the founding of a new World Spirituality and one of the great mind/heart teachers of the generation.

Identifying Your Unique Gifts:
The Power and Practice of the Evolutionary Lover

A Three-Week Telecourse with Dr. Marc Gafni

June 8th, 15th, & 22nd

Every human being has a particular set of gifts that they can offer in the world. The nature of the gift, like the perspective held by every human being, is utterly unique. The ability to offer this gift freely in the world depends on our ability to free ourselves of limiting and false notions of who we are, and identify with our larger service. Some of our gifts are modest, private and intimate—some are larger than life and have dramatic impact in the public sphere. However, every Unique Gift arises and may be offered in all four quadrants. From a non-dual perspective, your unique gift creates your unique obligation. Man’s deed is God’s need.

God needs your service. God, in the first, second and third person, needs your service. To live your Unique Self and offer your Unique Gifts is to align yourself with the evolutionary impulse and fulfill your evolutionary obligation as a Lover.

Living as an Evolutionary Lover is the passionate path of the New Enlightenment. The way you make this path real and alive in your life is by identifying and giving your Unique Gifts. Buddhism teaches the Enlightenment of Emptiness. To do this you must dis-identify with your personality story. And this is fully half the story.

The second half of the story is the Enlightenment of Fullness. To realize the enlightenment of fullness you must fully inhabit, embody and Live Your Story.

There are four key steps in this process:

  1. Evolve beyond exclusive identification with ego
  2. Take off the mask of your particular false self
  3. Identify your Unique Gift
  4. Begin to give your Unique Gift in the world

These four steps and the practices that take you there are the path to the Enlightenment of Fullness.

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