We are alive at a very unique time in our human history: we have come a long ways in our individual journeys of individuation and autonomy, and it is now time for us to evolve the ‘We’. How do we do this? By coming together with clear intention, practicing the necessary intrapersonal and interpersonal skills and tools, doing the work, and exploring what emerges when we bring our most authentic selves to the group. Come and join us this summer as we gather with people from all corners of the earth to discover how we can achieve this as a human family – both in the communities, collectives, and partnerships we are already involved with or are creating, as well as in the world at large.
We will ask ourselves critical questions, such as:
- What does an integral evolutionary collective actually look and feel like?
- What are the developmental stages that groups evolve through?
- What elements need to be in place for stage transition to occur in a collective?
- How can we be aware and effectively work with collective shadow, as well as individual shadow?
- What does authentic relationship and intimacy require from each of us?
- The critical role integral community plays in co-creating the future of our world.
- The practices I and We need to engage in order to more fully serve the emerging potential of authentic integral community in our midst.
Together we will experience integral community – accessing states of consciousness that point to a dormant capacity for communion that is waiting to be embodied through conscious collectives. We will also enjoy a wonderfully celebratory time with kindred spirits, pushing our evolutionary edges while soaking in the beautiful views and mountain air of the Colorado Rocky Mountains… Soaking in a hot tub while contemplating the future of humanity with others, dancing, singing, engaging in collective and individual practices. We will also meet daily in integration groups, enjoy sunrises and sunsets, meet new friends, share our gifts with one another, find and express the depths of our beings, and enable each other to flourish.
We look so forward to spending this time with you!
CONFIRMED FACULTY TO DATE
Terry Patten is a leading voice in the emerging fields of integral evolutionary leadership and spirituality. In his inspiring writings, talks, and teachings, he not only evokes transcendental awakening, love, and freedom, but also calls us to accept and incarnate our full humanity. This expresses itself in a profound sense of purpose, spiritual inspiration, and evolutionary activism.
Terry is a faculty member in the Integral Executive Leadership programs at Notre Dame University, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, and serves on the board of the Wellsprings Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan and John F. Kennedy University.
He worked with Ken Wilber and a core team at Integral Institute to develop Integral Life Practice, which distills ancient and modern practices into an intelligent contemporary transformational lifestyle. Earlier, for 15 years, he undertook a life of intensive spiritual discipline in the monastic setting of Vision Mound Seminary. Upon leaving he founded the catalog company Tools For Exploration, which defined the field of consciousness technologies. Terry is also a social entrepreneur involved in supporting restorative redwood forestry. As an entrepreneur and consultant he has worked for twenty years to help leaders bring higher consciousness into practical actions that transform complex human systems. He is also a teacher, coach and consultant who travels widely, challenging and connecting leading-edge individuals and organizations worldwide.
Integral Spiritual Practice integrates the insights earned during Terry’s decades of intensive spiritual practice with those from his years as an entrepreneur and grassroots activist. In his current work, he is helping to articulate an authentic spirituality that illuminates the vital relationship between sincere care, discriminative intelligence, personal responsibility, and spiritual awakening.
A coach, consultant, teacher, and author of four books, Terry lives in Marin County near San Francisco, CA. He is the author, with Ken Wilber, of Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening.
For more info on Terry’s work, go to: www.integralspiritualpractice.com
Thomas Huebl will be present with us via skype — bridging and co-creating community with us from Tel Aviv all the way to Sunrise Ranch! Thomas was born in Vienna in 1971. As a 26-year-old medical student who was also very interested in bodywork and related therapies, he felt a strong inner calling. He took the radical step of following this inner wish, abandoning his studies and spending the next four years in retreat in the Czech Republic. During this time he did almost nothing except meditate and explore the spaces of inner consciousness. Looking back on this time, Thomas speaks of a fundamental opening that took place.
After returning to Vienna, he started offering one-to-one sessions. His ability to touch people very deeply and encourage them to take a look beyond what they usually see soon led to invitations to lead larger workshops.
His popularity then grew further and he became known internationally. Since 2004 Thomas has been active worldwide, organizing talks, workshops, trainings, tonings and larger events such as the immensely popular Celebrate Life Festival or his Healing Events which have brought together thousands of Germans with many Israelis to acknowledge, face, and heal the cultural shadow left by the Holocaust. When he is not traveling, he lives in Berlin together with his partner, the Israeli artist Yehudit Sasportas.
You can find out more about Thomas at: www.thomashuebl.com
Miriam Mason Martineau
Miriam Mason Martineau’s formal training lies in the areas of psychology, dance, choreography, and voice. She has a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Zurich, with a specialization in Youth and Child Psychology, and is also a certified teacher of Laban Modern Dance, as well as a singer and vocal instructor.
She is vice-president of Next Step Integral, an organization that applies integral consciousness to parenting, education, ecology, and community. For the past 15 years Miriam has studied and researched how parenting can be pursued as a spiritual practice. She sees parenting as one of our greatest opportunities for personal growth and evolutionary activism. This has led her to offering courses on the topic, working as a coach for parents, and writing a book (forthcoming) titled Raising the Future — an Integral Evolutionary Approach to Parenting.
Miriam is also a private practice integral psychotherapist, and her interest in peak performance, vitality and integral leadership building have led her to her work with Univera, a cutting-edge international nutraceutical company. She also leads workshops on authentic voice and movement, and has performed both as a soloist and in a variety of choirs such as the Swiss National Television Choir. From 1992-2002 Miriam lived in an integrally-informed intentional community and there honed the skills of group facilitation, conflict resolution and generative dialogue.
John Gruber, M.S., holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and a graduate degree in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy. As an undergraduate faculty scholar at Brown University he worked to integrate studies in biology, geology and environmental science, and received the C.F. Ma Research Fellowship for Natural Products research as a graduate student. In 2001, he was a Teacher Recognition Awardee in the United States Presidential Scholars Program. As a science teacher and long-time student of evolutionary biology and natural history he is particularly interested in ways to apply integral thinking to the secondary school classroom. Having taught a botany seminar for twelve years, John uses that particular class as an experimental ground, a place to explore the application of integral approaches to teaching with a group of willing and interested students. He emphasizes field-work, experimental observation, and direct perception alongside conceptualization in his science courses, and continues to develop ways to build interior and exterior experiences into his science teaching.
In addition to his work and research as an educator and administrator, he is involved in an active research program in insect ecology and systematic biology of moth species.
John is one of the directors of Next Step Integral, and currently he also serves as Chairman of the Upper School Science Department and the Director of the Summer Science Institute at Friends’ Central School, an independent Quaker day school where he has taught for sixteen years.
Stephan Martineau is the founder and President of Next Step Integral, the hosting organization of this seminar. At the very center of Next Step Integral’s vision and mission is the creation of authentic integral community. Stephan’s lifelong passion and pursuit is to bring integral visions into action, to move beyond ideas and discussions and theorizing to actually doing and being this emerging consciousness.
Stephan spent five years visiting intentional communities, spiritual communities, ashrams, and monasteries and studying the dynamics between individual and collective flourishing and evolution present in them. Following this, he founded an intentional, integrally informed community in 1992, and lived and taught there for a decade. This community was founded with the specific intent and vision of exploring and discovering what becomes possible when participants share an evolutionary contract together and are committed to coming together in service to the greater Whole. Since then he has continued to create transformative community and educational events internationally, as well as teach courses on integral community and integral parenting.
Stephan also works as an integral consultant for not-for-profit organizations, and has worked in watershed management, ecosystem-based planning and community development since 1993. He is the president and business manager of the Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative (SIFCo), that manages a 35,000-acre community forest in the Slocan Valley, BC, where he successfully spearheaded an integral approach to a multi-stakeholder situation in one of BC’s most contentious areas in regards to forestry practices in Canada.
Learning and change in human systems has been a lifelong pursuit for Terri O’Fallon. In service of this lifelong passion Terri completed her PhD in 1998 in Integral Studies with a concentration in “Learning and Change in Human Systems”; she is a certified scorer of the Leadership MAP, developed by Susanne Cook-Greuter as well as a certified Spiritual Director. In combination with Terri’s years of experience with human systems of all kinds, these capacities give her the knowledge and skill to design and support the core developmental trajectory and span of human systems, including individuals, and organizations of all kinds.
Terri has been an educator for over 40 years and has worked in a variety of teaching and administrative positions in elementary schools, high schools/school districts, colleges and universities. She was a faculty member for CIIS in the Transformative Learning and Change Program for the 8 years and specialized in delivering PhD graduate studies using online networks with participants worldwide. One of her areas of expertise lies in building online and face-to-face learning communities, and teaching dialogic approaches to making new knowledge.
She is presently one of three principals for Pacific Integral, an LLC that uses and teaches this framework. One of Pacific Integral’s services is a two-year certificate program called Generating Transformative Change in Human Systems. Terri also is involved in chairing and serving on PhD dissertation committees for two institutes (the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology) and consulting, including international work in Kosovo.
Her most recent research involves the later emerging levels of adult development and how individuals and organizations move their core capacities to wider frames. In keeping with this, Terri is able to use Leadership MAP to design or support a developmental trajectory of increasing capacities for human systems, including individuals and organizations.
All of this work supports a commitment to evoke the Sacred within learning communities, from birth to death, from local to global, using face-to-face teaching and contemporary online approaches.
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For more info on Terri’s work go to pacificintegral.com.
Geoff is founder, faculty, consultant and coach at Pacific Integral, where he helps create and teach GTC, their transformative leadership certificate program, and leads organizational change efforts for organizational clients. Prior to PI, he worked for 18 years in the high-tech industry, in product development, brand management, and strategy. For over thirty years, an avid student of business, philosophy, psychology, and spirituality. Geoff is also a passionately engaged parent of two teenaged boys. You can read more about Geoff’s work >>
Thomas is a poet of fluid motion: a visual artist, contemplative juggler, filmmaker and facilitator of practices designed to deepen embodied presence and expression. His current work, The Earthanima Project, seeks to re-enchant the Human/Earth relational field. Part performance with digital projections and part participatory workshop, Earthanima seeks to play awake integral planetary perspectives inspiring a sense of wonder and mystery in our kinship with Earth and Other.
Abigail has devoted the last twelve years to teaching in the field of environmental studies and transformative adult education. She is faculty for Lesley University’s Ecological Teaching and Learning Master’s program, designed for teachers in public, private and non-profit settings. Abigail also taught for the Audubon Expedition Institute and UMASS’s Integral Sustainability in India program for many years.
Abigail brings an integral framework to these programs, in particular incorporating research on human development, including curriculum to support the inclusion and development of interiors, and applying the latest research in integral ecology.
Having taught in the field of environmental education for many years, she is passionate about extending and deepening the way we teach about the natural world and nature/human relations. She works to include both the interior and exterior world of students, teachers and the subject of study, to transform the stories we tell about our human/nature relations, and to deepen our capacities to recognize and communicate across cultural and value differences. She is also one of the directors of Next Step Integral and a graduate of Pacific Integral’s Generating Transformative Change leadership development program.
Olen Gunnlaugson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in leadership and organizational development within the Department of Management at Université Laval, in Quebec City, Canada. Among other current projects, he is co-developing an MBA micro program in Complexity Studies, Consciousness and Leadership with colleagues and is chief editor of an upcoming business book, Perspectives on Theory U: Insights from the Field. This anthology is comprised of research, reflections and practical applications by 25 faculty members and associates from organizational contexts in North America and Europe who are currently working with Otto Scharmer’s Theory U.
Olen increasingly brings a multidisciplinary background to his work, which has been published across peer-reviewed academic journals and presented at numerous international conferences. Currently one of his main research interests focuses on collective intelligence approaches to leadership or what is becoming known within the integral community as the “we-space.” In the context of this event, this inquiry connects to the question of what individual, group and community-based methodologies are useful in bringing about transformative experiences of coming together for evolutionary and organizational learning purposes? Other related questions leading his work presently include: what embodied practices of awareness and being facilitate significant intersubjective shifts in groups? How do collectives access deeper states for the purposes of engaging in collective intelligence processes of bringing forth new knowledge, insight and change?