Michael Murphy, Founder of Esalen, in conversation with Marc Gafni, explore the role of World Spirituality in the evolution of the Kosmos. Marc brings new insights to Murphy’s Seekers and Sages dialogue series from the Kabbalistic perspectives of Abraham Kuk, a visionary, mystical authority on the Kabbalah (as well as an orthodox rabbi who was important to the formation of modern Israel). Kuk’s reading of the Kabbalah emphasizes the evolutionary possibilities latent in the human mind, heart and body. And it is these key evolutionary possibilities that lay the foundation for a truly World Spirituality to emerge.
Michael Murphyis the co-founder and chairman of Esalen Institute and the author of both fiction and non-fiction books that explore evidence for extraordinary human capacities. During his forty-year involvement in the human potential movement, he and his work have been profiled in the New Yorker and featured in many magazines and journals worldwide.Dr. Marc Gafni holds his doctorate from Oxford University. He is a rabbi and an iconoclastic teacher of Kabbalah and World Spirituality. He is the director of Integral Spiritual Experience. He is a core founder and faculty member of iEvolve: Global Practice Community. In 2011, Dr. Marc officially launched the Center for World Spirituality as the founder and spiritual director in San Francisco, CA.