LOOKING THROUGH THE EYE OF CONTEMPLATION

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 Ken explains why an all-knowing, all powerful God would ever want to create a universe to begin with. He then describes an approach to spirituality anchored in direct experience rather than belief or dogma—experience that can be best cultivated through a genuinely integral approach to spiritual practice.Question: Why does Spirit bother to manifest at all, especially when that manifestation is necessarily painful and requires that It become amnesiac to Its true identity? Why does G … [Read more...]

STAGES OF MEDITATION

Stages of Meditation

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 describe the experiences of several stages of meditation. But first, tell us about meditation itself—the different types and how they work.A: It is common among scholars to divide meditation into two broad categories, called “concentration” … [Read more...]

WHAT IS MEDITATION, AND HOW DO I DO IT? The Big Question Series – Question 5

What is Meditation

In this series Ken Wilber explores some of your most profound and perennial questions: Is there a God? What is the meaning of life? What is consciousness? These are questions that we humans have been asking since the dawn of humanity; questions that have inspired history's greatest philosophers, sages, and scientists; questions that have in many ways influenced the overall shape and scope of civilization over the millennia. We continue to ask ourselves these questions today—often beginning in chi … [Read more...]

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? The Big Question Series – Question 4

What is the meaning of life

In this series Ken Wilber explores some of humanity's most profound and perennial questions: Is there a God? What is the meaning of life? What is consciousness? These are questions that we humans have been asking since the dawn of humanity; questions that have inspired history's greatest philosophers, sages, and scientists; questions that have in many ways influenced the overall shape and scope of civilization over the millennia. We continue to ask ourselves these questions today—often beginning … [Read more...]

WHY IS THERE SOMETHING INSTEAD OF NOTHING? The Big Q-Series – Question 3

Why is there something instead of nothing

In this series Ken Wilber explores some of humanity's most profound and perennial questions: Is there a God? What is the meaning of life? What is consciousness? These are questions that we humans have been asking since the dawn of humanity; questions that have inspired history's greatest philosophers, sages, and scientists; questions that have in many ways influenced the overall shape and scope of civilization over the millennia. We continue to ask ourselves these questions today—often beginning … [Read more...]

CAN WE PROVE THE EXISTENCE OF GOD? The Big Question Series – Question 2

Can We Prove the Existance of God

In this series Ken Wilber explores some of humanity's most profound and perennial questions: Why is there something instead of nothing? Is there a God? Is there life after death? What is consciousness? These are questions that we humans have been asking since the dawn of humanity; questions that have inspired history's greatest philosophers, sages, and scientists; questions that have in many ways influenced the overall shape and scope of civilization over the millennia. We continue to ask ou … [Read more...]

The Fourth Turning – Part 6 – Conclusion – Ken Wilber

Ken is in the process of creating a new teaching called “The Fourth Turning – Imagining the Evolution of an Integral Buddhism.”  This teaching is being published as videos and an E-book this year and a new hardcover book in 2015. This blog post is the conclusion of a summary of this new teaching. The idea, it would seem, is to keep the number of new elements actually included in any new Turning of Buddhism to an absolute minimum.  The three items we have already discussed are at the top of m … [Read more...]

The Fourth Turning – Part 5 – Shadow Work – Ken Wilber

Ken is in the process of creating a new teaching called “The Fourth Turning – Imagining the Evolution of an Integral Buddhism.”  This teaching is being published as videos and an E-book this year and a new hardcover book in 2015. This blog post is the fifth excerpt of a summary of this new teaching. Roger Walsh, M.D., PhD, is a psychiatrist, philosopher, and Buddhist teacher.  He recently told me that in the meditation retreats in which he has participated, of the questions he is asked by me … [Read more...]

The Fourth Turning of Buddhism – Part 4 – Developmental Levels – Ken Wilber

Ken is in the process of creating a new teaching called “The Fourth Turning – Imagining the Evolution of an Integral Buddhism.”  This teaching is being published as videos and an E-book this year and a new hardcover book in 2015. This blog post is the fourth excerpt of a summary of this new teaching. These three different interpretations and experiences of the same meditative event are not just speculative.  There are already entire schools of Buddhism that come essentially from one or the o … [Read more...]

The Fourth Turning of Buddhism – Part 3 – Multiple Intelligences – Ken Wilber

Ken is in the process of creating a new teaching called “The Fourth Turning – Imagining the Evolution of an Integral Buddhism.”  This teaching is being published as videos and an E-book this year and a new full hardcover book in 2015. This blog post is third excerpt of a summary of this new teaching. One of the places we see structures of consciousness show up conspicuously is in what are generally called multiple intelligences.  It used to be thought that a human being has only one or two b … [Read more...]


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