Check out www.integralcenter.org for more information.
Five-day Intensive led by Jeff Salzman; Featuring Guest Teacher Ken Wilber. Enrollment is limited, and this event consistently sells out, so register today! Read more here.
Are you inspired by a great idea, project or personal calling? Are you frustrated by distractions and lower priorities that keep slowing you down? If so, consider attending a five-day boot camp at The Boulder Integral Center, designed to usher you into your next stage of effectiveness — using your own work as your object of practice!
New to Integral Theory? Or need a refresher? Then attend this half day program at the Boulder Integral Center. Its open to all! This four-hour class focuses on the key element of Integral theory: evolution and Ken Wilber’s five main aspects of reality, commonly taught as “AQAL.” We will show patterns of history that make sense of our human heritage, and also deeply inform and inspire smarter solutions to today’s global challenges. Read more and register here.
What is the Relationship between Mantra and Koan on the Spiritual Path? Kōans reflect an Enlightened State designed to shock the mind into sudden Awareness. ["What is Buddha?" a monk asked. "Three pounds of flax!", Master Dongshan replied.]
Mantras are sounds or groups of words that can create transformation. How can contemplating koans or reciting mantras relate to realizing your true nature? How do they differ? What does it feel like to gain insight from one versus the other? Read more here.
Join us for an evening with Mike Hulme, an important voice in the too often overheated debate about climate change. He will be joined by Boulder Integral member, Michael Zimmerman, co-author (with Sean Esbjorn-Hargens) of Integral Ecology.
Hulme is professor of climate change in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, academic home of many leading scientists implicated in the Climategate affair last December. Hulme has publicly criticized his colleagues not only for sopmetimes engaging in unprofessional practices, but also for overemphasizing the importance of the natural science perspective in regard to thinking about climate change. Read more here.
Becoming more focused in our life allows us to better reach our dreams and to manifest our passions. An integrated martial arts practice can help you bring greater focus and discipline to all areas of your life, while learning to create and sustain healthy boundaries in your relationships.
Every Tuesday/Thursday nights (if there is a change in the schedule, you will be informed in advance)
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Please note: These events are NOT sponsored by Boulder Integral. Some are held at Boulder Integral as rental events and some are held in other locations nationally and internationally. Please see links and the host’s website for all details.
This event is held at Boulder Integral.
In this class we will apply the framework of the Enneagram to the principles of Evolutionary Spirituality. When we view the evolution of individual and collective consciousness over time, we see circles of connectedness and caring expanding. The Enneagram is a powerful tool to navigate this expansion of heart and relatedness, and will be our guide as we explore the territory of our type or survival strategies, the Ground of Being, and their interface. How does the impulse to evolve relate to your type? Does it elucidate the potential obstacles to your evolving consciousness? This class is offered in the Narrative Tradition, where class participants share about their experiences, participating as both teachers and students to each other. Click here for more details.
Relationships are one of the most rewarding – as well as the most frustrating – aspects of our existence. Whether in intimate or work settings, the quality of our relationships has an enormous impact on the quality of our lives, our livelihood, and even our health. Read more here.
Beyond Awakening: The Future of Spiritual Practice
Free Teleseminar Series
What is emerging today at the leading edge of human transformation? How can our spiritual practice help us evolve toward planetary citizenship? Join 27 of the world’s most dynamic spiritual teachers for a groundbreaking series of dialogues.
The standard view of spiritual practice is that it involves meditating, praying, loving your neighbor, and so on. And that’s all absolutely true… and always will be. But spirituality must mean even more than that now. Albert Einstein famously said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” Read more and register here.
Game Night provides you a safe place to take risks and play a little more outside the box in a way that allows you to discover more of yourself and others. It’s a fun way for people to get to know one another — even if you’ve known each other for years. The best part is this is for anyone desiring to relate authentically. Meet others who are into juicy relating or meet your current partner in a new way. If you would like to learn more about these events, please contact Robert MacNaughton via facebook.
Re-discover how to become the powerful, confident and AUTHENTIC MAN you were meant to be and wake up to a life of purpose, power and profound intimacy with women. This event will be held at Boulder Integral. See upcoming weekend dates and other details here or email Ray@RedPillWeekend.com.
Boulder Integral Center is available for rentals. A beautiful and contemplative space in a convenient location in downtown Boulder, it may just be the perfect setting for your next seminar, retreat, or any kind of group gathering. Click here for more details.
Don’t forget, the Early Bird discount for the weekend with Dr. Don Beck @ Spiral Dynamics in Action, 2009 ends on February 20th. Register soon!
Also, we just announced a totally juicy, love-filled, but also, incredibly heart-opening seminar on Integral Relationships: The Most Sacred Tantra, to be taught by Saniel Bonder and Linda Groves-Bonder (great, great masters on the topic of relationships). We hope that you will join this. It is for singles, as well as couples (peeps of all sexual orientaions and ages are welcome. The more the merrier!) Click on image below to read more.
NOTE: Next Ken Wilber Study Group is on Feb. 27th, 3pm.
There are some more events lined up for members too. Please see below. Hope you can join us.
See you soon!
Noms @ Boulder Integral
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July 8 – 11, 2009
A Boulder Integral Summer Love Holiday!
Lead Teachers: Saniel Bonder & Linda Groves-Bonder
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Members, and Guests, if you would like to host an event here, let us know! We know you have many gifts to offer in this world of integral… Send email to email@example.com.
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3 Hour Presentation
Thursday, November 6th, 7 – 10pm
Then check out Intro to Integral Theory and Practice, the class for people who want a quick, efficient download on the coolest new worldview in town.
Integral describes a philosophical system that seeks to include the gifts of all other worldviews:
The goal — and indeed the result — of this integration, is a view and a way of living that is larger, deeper, more flexible and wise. At Boulder Integral we recognize this as a new stage in the on-going evolution of consciousness and human culture, and seek to explore and enact it in our lives. We are pioneering the development of various kinds of integral practices, designed to help people become more aware, in touch, and capable of skillful action.
This three hour class focuses on the key element of Integral theory: evolution. We will show patterns of history that make sense of our human heritage, and also deeply inform and inspire smarter solutions to today’s global challenges. We will also map the stages of personal evolution that starts with each of us at birth, revealing insights, and indeed energetics, that accelerate our personal evolution in real time. Soon we’re surfing the rising wave of Emergence itself!
With our old building spruced up and a fall feeling in the air, we’re moving into a new phase of Boulder Integral with the launch of two new initiatives: 1) the beginning of a Core Curriculum to promote Integral consciousness and functioning, and 2) the launch of a Boulder Integral Membership option for those of you who feel called to join us.
Our goal is to build a community of dedicated integralists, so that we can explore together what it is to live from an evolutionary view. The call is to literally create new territory in the kosmos, or perhaps more accurately, to co-create it with the powers of emergence itself. We see new worlds of sanity, connection, and positive power available to us, and we are eager to claim this territory with other intrepid pioneers. We trust that what we discover will not only benefit us, but the evolving world at large.
The territory is new, to be sure, but we have some really great maps. Ken Wilber’s AQAL maps, especially, reveal enough territory to keep us busy for a long time (thanks, Ken!). For starters, we can assume that an integralists are people who seek to develop themselves more fully within a vibrant “we” space. The “I” perspective and the “we” perspective combine to catalyze transformation in ways that are not possible without the other.
An integral view recognizes that the body is not merely a vehicle for the mind, but is a portal into its own world of energies, karmas and patterns-of-arising. The mere awareness of this allows us to inhabit our own physical and energy territories ever more stably, and to shine them ever more beautifully into the world of other people.
Ah, the world of other people … and things and systems and processes. This is where the real action is for integralists, because there is so much to discover. What emergent properties might arise between people who are enacting integral consciousness? What new capacities of vision-logic and flex/flow are possible?
How can we work with each each other to facilitate making our most authentic contribution to the world?
Or, put another way, what can we do to nudge each experience of our life a little more towards Love?
At Boulder Integral this is our quest, to follow that star no matter how hopeless or far. And we invite you to join us. To that end, we are offering a membership program and the following Fall schedule of programming …
Steve McIntosh and Jeff Salzman have put together a three-hour program on the basics of integral theory, and what it reveals about living a life of more goodness, truth and beauty. We’ll be offering this class regularly (see options below), with more advanced classes anticipated.
Intro to Integral is offered to the public. It’s a great intro for interested friends and family, as well as a chance for you to get a fresh take on some of the latest integral thinking.
Give us that new time religion! Or at least come and help us figure out what that might be. Starting October 5th we’re going to host Integral Spiritual Sunday, a Sunday morning gathering dedicated to trans-lineage inspiration, interaction and celebration. It’s the closest thing to an integral church. Come help us make it happen!
We may keep Integral Spiritual Sundays going into the new year — we hope so! — but we are committing to the schedule above, and will evaluate as we go.
Principals and Practices of Integral Community
The third Tuesday of each month, November – February – 6-10 pm
Led by Amina Knowlan, creator of Matrix Leadership
This experiential training, offered only to members of Boulder Integral, will consist of four, 4-hour monthly sessions designed to complement our efforts at individual transcendence with new practices for sparking transcendence as an interconnected group. Each of the basic Matrix building blocks will be taught sequentially to replicate how they can be applied in any group context, regardless of your role as leader, facilitator or member.
* Session One: November 18 – Matrix: Foundation of Interconnected Groups
* Session Two: December 16 – Feedback: Gateway to Differentiation and Development
* Session Three: January 20 – Distributing Roles: Hallmark of an Open, Emergent System
* Session Four: February 17 – Matrix Model of Transforming Conflict to Differentiation & Emergence
Each session will include an opportunity to reflect on applications for building Integral Community. The evening’s format will include re-sourcing, theory, practice and discussion. Each month builds on the previous sessions. Attendance at all four is preferred but not required. Content may change to suit the needs of the group.
Join renowned integral artist Stuart Davis for an evening of music, comedy and post-ironic talk on the subject of sex and spirituality every Saturday night starting November 1st. Stuart is a longtime student of integralism, and brings a rare intelligence and ability to harmonize multiple perspective to his work. Check him out at StuartDavis.com.
How can integralists make more sense of the upcoming election? Can we harmonize the conflicting perspectives that are struggling for dominance? Can we passionately take a side without vilifying the opposition (or are they really villains)? Can we see the piece of the truth that each side holds? Let’s give it a whirl!
Join us for a screening of A Raisin in the Sun, a powerful new version of the classic 1959 Broadway drama of a south side Chicago African-American family navigating the struggles between traditional, modern and post-modern memes. Stars Phylicia Rashad and Sean “P Diddy” Combs.