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Integral Spiritual Experience: Year 3

Whether you know it or not, you are an evolutionary artist. All of us are already participating in a great dance of creativity, each in our own unique way. Our journey as evolutionary artists touches every aspect of our lives - from the words we choose, to the beauty we create, to the love we make.

That's why I’m truly delighted to be teaching at Integral Spiritual Experience Year 3 - Awaken the Fire: Harnessing the Power of Your Evolutionary Creativity on December 28th, 2011 - January 1st, 2012, at Asilomar Retreat Center in Pacific Grove, California. Featuring some of the world's most leading-edge spiritual teachers, artists, activists, and visionaries, we will be joined by the integral evolutionary community from over 30 countries worldwide. And we want you to be a part of this extraordinary experience!

Register now with the code Mondo and receive an extra $50 off the early bird rate - a limited time offer, just for our community!

When you register for ISE 3, you'll also receive Integral Spirituality: A Deeper Cut audio collection as a complimentary gift to you. A Deeper Cut includes over 40 hours of some of the most important and insightful conversations on Integral Spirituality Ken Wilber has ever recorded!

What you'll discover

In our third year, we will explore the call to evolutionary creativity: its source, its enactment, and its fulfillment as our own unique gift to the world.

• We will identify and unfold the four major stages of evolutionary creativity as it manifests in individuals and in the larger Integral community.
• We'll look at how creativity arises when we begin to disengage from the mind–yet requires the skills that only a disciplined mind can cultivate.
• We'll explore how creativity appears to a visual artist, a musician, a writer, or any other artistic pursuit.
• We'll discover the many facets of personal and collective creativity, and look at the way creativity manifests in the evolution of consciousness itself.
• Most importantly, we will explore the great human act of self-creation, in which the human being reveals and evolves his or her own deepest, unique divine essence.

Featured contributors

For ISE 3, we're bringing together some of the world's most respected spiritual teachers—each coming from his or her own particular religious background, and each bringing his or her own spiritual authority to bear upon the teaching of Evolutionary Creativity. As you participate in ISE 3, you will be guided by:
Ken Wilber, Jun Po Roshi, Sally Kempton, Marc Gafni, Diane Musho Hamilton, Andrew Cohen, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Alan Arkin, Claire Zammit, Michael Dowd, Sofia Diaz, Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, Linda Groves-Bonder, Craig Hamilton, Mariana Caplan, Saniel Bonder, Terry Patten, Fr. David McCallum, Mary Connelly, Decker Cunov, Wah! and more!

Cutting-edge event format

This extraordinary event is the largest Integral Spiritual practice event ever created, with over 60 hours of live event content, featuring:

• Large group gatherings with plenary and keynote speakers
• Small group interaction and experiential activities
• The choice of over 10 morning and afternoon self-selecting practice groups, ranging from Zen meditation to Hatha yoga, breathwork to prayer, and coaching to chanting among several others
• Small self-selecting breakout groups addressing the many facets of evolutionary creativity
• Evening entertainment, live performances, and a dj dance party
• Shared mealtimes
• Relaxation in the gorgeous, natural surroundings of Monterey Bay
• Family programming for those with children

It's worth noting that our ISE 3 curriculum and design is being explicitly held within the integral spiritual framework—the most inclusive and robust evolutionary spiritual teaching humanity has ever produced. And if you happened to miss ISE 1 or 2, don't worry! We have designed ISE 3 so that no prior experience is required, and all participants will be engaging in a brand new practice design.

Calling all agents of evolution...

The Vedic and Tantric traditions of Hinduism, the philosophers of Kabbalah, and the Sufi sages all remind us that divinity is creativity–that is, God is Love, and Love is inherently creative. The Buddhist sages have led us to the liberated free-functioning creativity of the compassionate Bodhisattva, while the Judeo-Christian teachers have invited us to Imitatio Dei: to be like God, to even be as God.

And this journey begins when we recognize how our own personal creativity is actually an expression of the love-intelligence of evolution itself. Just as this great love-intelligence emanates entire worlds out of its own being, we are invited to turn our awareness to our center and find that very same world-creating source within ourselves. From there, we can become real co-creators of our lives and our world.

Remember, you are creative because consciousness is creative. The mysterious Eros that animates and drives evolution is, at this very moment, creating and recreating all of reality anew in every moment. That Eros, which lives in you, as you, and through you, can come online any time you want it to. All you need to do is give your consent. The next great movement of evolutionary love is waiting for you to identify and manifest your unique creativity. It is asking you to recognize yourself as the artist of your own life, and then to broaden your artistry until you are creating in the service of all that Is.

Please join us as we respond to the great invitation and obligation to discover our own unique creativity, in the service of all that is good, beautiful, and true.

With love,

Jun Po Roshi

P.S. Register now with the code Mondo and receive an extra $50 off the early bird rate - a limited time offer just for our community!

When you register for ISE 3, you'll also receive Integral Spirituality: A Deeper Cut audio collection as a complimentary gift to you. A Deeper Cut includes over 40 hours of some of the most important and insightful conversations on Integral Spirituality Ken Wilber has ever recorded!