Tag Archives: Ken Wilber

ISmile336 – The Fourth Turning of the Wheel of Dharma

So what is it that gets in the way of Awakening? If we are already Awake, why don’t we feel it? According to Michael, wisdom traditions seem to offer up some suggestions. Among the most important pointer is stillness itself. Without stillness there can be no authentic awakening. Period. This simple fact, according to Michael, [...]

Occupy Integral! As long as it’s really Integral.

The Integral Movement fascinates me. At its most basic level, Ken Wilber’s work offers any of us on the path a map that helps us to look at our own spiritual development and integrates it with everything else in an evolving world. Hence, “Integral.” At its best, Integral clarifies our position in the relative realm when [...]

ISmile324 – When Practice Deepens

One of the things that Zen practice leaves out, according to Michael McAlister, is a more direct approach to uncovering the Witness. This simple awareness, is all there ever is, and in this talk, Michael uses a piece by Ken Wilber in order to point out this constant Witness as a way for deepening a [...]

Stages of Meditation from Integral Life

In this interview posted on Integral Life, originally included in The Collected Works of Ken Wilber: Volume IV, Ken offers an in-depth description of each of the major state-stages of meditative practice—ranging from psychic absorption, to subtle illumination, to causal transcendence, to the ultimate nondual embrace of form and Emptiness.   Q: We would like you to [...]

Quote of the Week

Transcendence restores humor. Spirit restores humor. Suddenly, smiling returns. Too many representatives of too many movements – even many very good movements, such as feminism, environmentalism, meditation, spiritual studies – seem to lack humor altogether. In other words, they lack lightness, they lack a distance from themselves, a distance from the ego and its grim [...]

ISmile314 – Poetry, Laughter, Love and Levels of Consciousness

Actively meeting inspiration through poetry can make a huge difference as we move through the world. The same applies to uncovering the things that crack us up. Laughter matters since it is a celebration of the unexpected and defines an unattached space that we can enjoy if we’re available to it. Similarly, being available to [...]

Video: Ken Wilber on States and Stages

Recognizing the territory on this map is key to our journey. Confusing the map with the territory itself, to borrow the phrase, traps us in mind all over again. Tweet

Phil Collins and Ken Wilber: Separated At Birth!

Okay… which one of these guys is the musician? Tweet