Introducing the Center for World Spirituality’s new blog with a global vision based on Integral principles

An Enlightenment of Fullness for the rising dawn of the 21st century

Exploring themes in conscious capitalism

Conscious Capitalist

In March 2012 a group of prominent business leaders—including CEOs from Whole Foods, REI, the Container Store, IDEO, and 1800Flowers.com—met at Esalen to promote a more conscious paradigm of innovation, entrepreneurship, and free market … [Continue reading]

The Democratization of Enlightenment (Part 10): What is Democratization of Enlightenment?

By Marc Gafni By Marc Gafni "Now let's begin to understand what we mean by the democratization of enlightenment. Once we bring Eastern and Western enlightenment into a higher integral embrace by disambiguating the confusion between … [Continue reading]

The Democratization of Enlightenment (Part 8): Western Enlightenment

By Marc Gafni "The first way we talk about enlightenment is from a mystical perspective, the shift of consciousness from small self to True Self. But the second way enlightenment is used in the English language is to refer to the Western … [Continue reading]

Being happy with yourself is the most important skill

Self-love

By Leo Babauta (Zen Habits) If you’re like me, you are constantly learning new skills — gardening, carpentry, pizza-making, languages, sports, and so on. And I think this is a fun and wonderful thing to do. But what’s the most important … [Continue reading]

The Democratization of Enlightenment (Part 7): The Fallacy in the Traditional Enlightenment Teaching

By Marc Gafni "Why now? Why is a World Spirituality based on Integral principles which has as its core the democratization of enlightenment, which is the natural emergent of the Unique Self consciousness, why is it a possibility in a way that it … [Continue reading]

Don’t ever turn to stone. Take a leap to learn new things.

Leap

By Kristen Ulmer People ask me all the time why I started Ski to Live. I want to tell you a story about my past you may find shocking. It explains why I started these evolutionary mindset ski and snowboard camps, and also illustrates the next … [Continue reading]

The Democratization of Enlightenment (Part 6): What is Enlightenment?

By Marc Gafni "What's up in the evolution of consciousness in this moment in time is three components, a kind of holy trinity, what I refer to in my teaching and writing as the democratization of enlightenment. It's an emergent World Spirituality … [Continue reading]

The Democratization of Enlightenment (Part 5): Three Images of World Spirituality

By Marc Gafni "Let's try to envision World Spirituality for a second. Let me suggest three images. The first would be an orchestra, a great symphonic orchestra, in which every instrument is playing its music. From the diversity of instruments, … [Continue reading]

“We’re all just walking each other home.”

Walking

By Joe Perez "We're all just walking each other home.” ― Ram Dass For Ram Dass, the story of the spiritual journey as a walk home among friendly people is an important one. It's a story that resonates with me more since I turned 40 than … [Continue reading]