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Cultivating Social Consciousness

What does it mean to be part of a greater whole? How does our worldview, or model of reality, impact what we understand about who we are and how we relate to others? And how can we become more aware of all the ways we are part of an interrelated, global community? It’s clear that […]

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Meditation: Where East Meets West

How can you find the inner resilience to match the outer complexities of your life? I ask myself this question everyday. It is sometimes a struggle, just to turn on my computer, or get my son to school, or get through the dishes on the way to making breakfast. My most important tool is simple: […]

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Consciousness and Healing Article Published in I’m Magazine

I’M Magazine, a publication that reports on solutions and ideas that can drive pro-social action, recently published an article I wrote on Consciousness and Healing. The article focuses on an integral approach to whole person health, specifically “integrating the integral model into self-healing practices.” To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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Paper published in the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

Recently the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies (IJTS) published a paper I co-wrote titled: “Engagement in a Community-Based Integral Practice Program Enhances Well-being.” The article reports on a study examining a wellness intervention and its effect on health outcomes. In publication for over 30 years, the IJTS is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the California Institute […]

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The Gifts of Grieving

The following is an audio excerpt taken from the audio learning course “Living the Noetic Life: Transformation and Healing at the Convergence of Science and Spiritual Practice.” Produced by Sounds True, this learning course offers a new worldview for fully perceiving and engaging with life. Marilyn Schlitz, author of Death Makes Life Possible, shares how […]

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Cultivating Love, Happiness and Wisdom

The following is an audio excerpt taken from the audio learning course “Living the Noetic Life: Transformation and Healing at the Convergence of Science and Spiritual Practice.” Produced by Sounds True, this learning course offers a new worldview for fully perceiving and engaging with life. In this audio excerpt I invite you to explore the aging process […]

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Near-Death Experience and Personal Transformation (Book Excerpt)

Experiences that bring us close to death have an enduring impact on our lives. Marilyn Schlitz, author of the Death Makes Life Possible book, will be interviewed on the popular radio program Coast-to-Coast AM about how these experiences have the power transform. Tune in on Wednesday April 29th from 10:00PM to 12:00AM to hear the […]

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IONS 16th International Conference – Sign Up Now!

Earlybird Rates End February 28th CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The Science of Being. The Spirit of Community. July 22 – 26, 2015 Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort near Chicago Picture yourself at an inspiring gathering of fellow explorers and like-minded friends. The menu of options speaks to your deepest passions, and luminaries from science, the […]

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How Not Thinking About Death Shapes Cultural & Religious Conflict (Part 1)

How can we use our own awareness around mortality to help overcome our aggressions and promote peace? Some social theorists assert that much of the violence and strife in our world is fundamentally the result of a shared cultural fear of death. As we look at the recent incidents in France, as well as other ethnic […]

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Walking the Labyrinth: A Portal to the Sacred

As we approach the holiday season it’s a time for us to reflect and examine our own beliefs and worldviews. In this post we explore a powerful transformative tool: the labyrinth. The following is an excerpt from my book Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life.   For Episcopal priest Lauren Artress, […]

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Living Deeply: A Himalayan Yoga Deep Relaxation Practice to Reduce Stress

According to a report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, almost two thirds of Americans with a ‘great deal’ of stress feel they have no control over it. Although we may be aware of how stressed we are on an every day basis, we may be less aware of simple practices that can help reduce stress and […]

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Worldview Explorations Program Makes its Asia Debut

In June 2014, I had the privilege of leading a two-day Worldview Explorations train-the-trainers workshop at Zi-Zhu-Lin Purple Bamboo Monastery in Southern Taiwan. Worldview Explorations is a research-based experiential program I helped create (in collaboration with the Institute of Noetic Sciences) for middle school, high-school, and college students. The program’s mission is to develop and increase […]

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Igniting Positive Transformation: Change Agents Connecting Across Continents (Part 4)

I found myself at the end of my whirlwind tour of the globe in June 2014 when I took a flight from Taiwan to Sweden. Here I gave a presentation at Mindful Life 2014, a conference organized by Mindhouse Park. The organizers described the event as a place to “encounter a number of people and situations […]

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Igniting Positive Transformation: Change Agents Connecting Across Continents (Part 3)

In previous blogs in this series I began tracing my journey across the world, from one transformative community to another. From the East Coast to Asia, the transformation tour continued when I went to an event at the College of Hakka Studies in Jhongli City. This was sponsored by the Luminary Research Institute, Gaya Foundation, Luminary […]

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Igniting Positive Transformation: Change Agents Connecting Across Continents (Part 2)

                 Consciousness Transformation in Asia The call for transformation is echoing throughout Asia. Over the past few years I have visited Hong Kong and China. In June, 2014, this call brought me to Taiwan, where I met with scholars, scientists and spiritual teachers to participate in a series […]

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