We are so happy to announce that Ken's newest eBook, The Fourth Turning: Imagining the Future of an Integral Buddhism, is now available to purchase. This eBook is a summarized version of a larger book that will be published by Shambhala in 2015, and is available right now on Shambhala's website as well as other major eBook vendors.
From the lowest depths to the highest peaks, there is no place our shadow will not follow us, even into the heart of nonduality itself. In this exclusive sneak peek of his upcoming book due to be published in 2015, Ken Wilber offers a guided tour through the major states of consciousness described by all the world’s spiritual traditions, while pointing out the many ways that our shadows can impede or even sabotage our efforts to contact and stabilize these states.
We are very happy to announce that the Fourth Turning website has officially launched! Our incredible Fourth Turning media programs are now available for purchase, as are tickets to the Fourth Turning Conference in April. We are excited to embark upon this adventure together, and sincerely hope that you will join us as we explore the innermost frontiers of enlightened living in the 21st century.
What future we are imagining for ourselves, for the integral movement, and for the impact of the integral vision on our shared future? With all the emphasis we see in spiritual communities about the importance of being in the NOW, it can be easy to forget how important it is to keep a careful eye on the future. After all, aren't our thoughts about the future just another way to distract ourselves from connecting to our true selves in this present moment? In this hour-long video keynote from the 2012/2013 What Next Conference, Ken offers his own thoughts about the future: both where we are going, and how we might get there.
Jun Po Kelly Roshi talks to Ken Wilber about his upcoming book, The Heart of Zen, co-written with Keith Martin-Smith. Listen as Jun Po and Ken explore the 13 koans of Mondo Zen—and then give you the answers to each of them!
Exploring the full spectrum of disassociated shadow material in our lives (pain, shame, guilt, dark emotions, sexual shadows, spiritual shadows, etc.) and the ways that we can begin cleaning up and reintegrating these splintered pieces of our psyche, Robert Augustus Masters talks to Ken Wilber about his recent audio course, Knowing Your Shadow. This dialogue stands alone as one of the most comprehensive discussions of the shadow you can find anywhere, and makes for a wonderful companion to the Knowing Your Shadow audio course.
They say we are all standing on the shoulders of giants. At this year's What Next conference, we were excited to celebrate one of the biggest and most important giants around: the one and only Ken Wilber. This was our chance to say thank you for all the truth, goodness, and beauty that Ken continues to bring into the world. Ken’s work has ignited the hearts and minds of so many, and we are honored to walk this path with him.
Diane Musho Hamilton is one of our most treasured friends and colleagues, and has played an invaluable role within the Integral community for nearly a decade. With sublime grace, skill, humor, and unflappable presence, Diane has helped thousands of us over the years to use integral perspectives to deepen our awareness and strengthen our practice. Diane has a new book coming out in just a couple weeks, Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution. We encourage you all to help support Diane's book by pre-ordering a copy today!
“Keep an open mind,” we like to say, “but not so open your brain slides out.” But what happens when you open your mind so fully that you end up temporarily misplacing your entire head? Well that’s enlightenment, baby! In this short 8-minute pointing-out meditation, Ken offers a brief but profound taste of your already-enlightened nature, revealing an ever-present consciousness that has been with you since the beginning of time.
We are very excited to announce that the second volume of the Ken Wilber Life Footnotes collection is available today. In these intimate discussions, Ken talks about his time with his wife Treya Killam Wilber, revealing a vulnerability and a depth of heart unlike anything you have ever seen before.
In 1983, Ken Wilber met the love of his life. Her name was Terry Killam, or Treya as she later called herself. She was beautiful, intelligent, deeply conscious, and more full of life and vitality than anyone Ken had ever met. She had a wonderfully playful sense of humor, was passionate about nature, art, service, psychology, and spirituality, and radiated warmth and kindness from her very core.
"It was love at first touch." There was a powerful and undeniable sense of familiarity that both Ken and Treya felt when they met. She was the woman Ken had been waiting for his entire life, and before long they were married.
Just ten days after their wedding, before they really had a chance to begin their life together, Treya was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. For the next five years, Treya and Ken did everything they possibly could to recover from this devastating illness, including a full arsenal of orthodox and alternative treatments, before Treya's life came to an untimely end in 1989.
This is their story. It's a story of incredible suffering, of radical liberation, and of an ever-present love that transcends time and space itself—a love that reaches so far beyond life and death, both seem like very small things in comparison. It is one of the greatest love stories ever told, and once you've heard it, you will never be the same again.