9/29/09 at 7PM Entrance $15 (Members $10) At the Boulder Integral Center 2805 Broadway Street, Boulder, CO 80304 - 303 541 1540. _ READ DETAILS
. _ In an imbalanced, accelerating world-in-crisis we face problems that cannot be solved, as Einstein famously said, “from the same level of consciousness that created them.” Many contemporary practitioners have turned to the Dharma as a source of that higher consciousness. But traditionally, the path was described as the way to awaken from the dream of human life, not to improve it. The traditions saw that as futile. But today, we no longer see life as an endless cycle. _ We have an evolutionary view of ourselves and even of our spirituality. And we have seen the folly of “bypassing” our critical life challenges in an attempt to be “spiritual.” How does the wisdom and clarity of ancient Dharma have relevance and meaning in the midst of contemporary evolutionary challenges? How can spiritual insight and illumination empower us to more effectively meet the emerging challenges of our time? _ ABOUT THE PRESENTERSHokai Sobol is a longtime Buddhist practitioner, teacher and translator, as well as a penetrating student and critic of leading-edge spirituality. He brings an international perspective to these questions. (He lives in Croatia). He will be in dialogue with Terry Patten, a leading voice in the emerging Integral Spirituality movement, and co-author, with Ken Wilber, of Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening.