Posts tagged ‘Evolutionary Enlightenment’
Last week, while Andrew was in London, he was interviewed by British filmmaker and events producer Adrian Silas. Here’s a clip where he speaks about awakening to a cosmic context for human life: “A Window On To Andrew Cohen”….The Adrian Silas Interview With Andrew Cohen 2013. from Adrian Silas on Vimeo.
Andrew was recently interviewed about his book, Evolutionary Enlightenment, on the NYC Life channel’s BookCase TV, a unique and entertaining program all about books and the people who write them. Far more engaging than one might suspect from a show dedicated to books, the genuine interest and sincere curiosity of host Frederic Colier adds fuel
Andrew was recently interviewed on the My Spirit Radio station in London and gave a beautiful and brief introduction to his teaching of Evolutionary Enlightenment, emphasizing the difference between the peace and stillness found in the traditional enlightenment and the overwhelming ecstatic urgency discovered in the new evolutionary enlightenment. As a precursor to his upcoming
I just got back from leading a 9-day meditation retreat in the wild and cactus-filled desert of Arizona. And I feel exuberant, inspired, and powerfully awake to the presence of immanent and seemingly infinite potential–simply because I took a sustained break from our modern world and its unspoken cultural agreements and assumptions about what’s real
Andrew recently spoke with irreverant spiritual teachers Ed and Deb Shapiro on their radio show ‘Going Out of Your Mind’ about a variety of interesting topics including: the evolution of the guru-disciple relationship within a postmodern context, Andrew’s recent trips to India, their own experiences with some of their respective past gurus, the significance of
New Year’s Day is a time for us to reflect on the year gone by and to think about where we want to go in the year ahead. These contemplations apply to our personal goals and visions, and they also apply to the state of humanity as a whole. Where are we headed as a
Below is the audio from Andrew’s recent Guru & Pandit dialogue with Ken Wilber on the phenomenon of apocalypse. Drawing on the recent media and online buzz about the coming “end times” on December 21st, 2012, Cohen and Wilber explore everything from the Mayan prophecies about 2012 to the progress-oriented thinking of Stephen Pinker
The final ‘Guru and Pandit’ dialogue of 2012, between Andrew and integral philosopher Ken Wilber, is happening LIVE, this Friday, December 21st at 7pm ET (USA). Register here. In order to give you a taste of what’s in store, as well as to help set a larger context, you can read one of their previous
**Editor’s Note: The following is the final installment of a three-part series of articles written by Andrew Cohen during his recent trip to India. Read part one, ‘Overpopulation, Anxiety, and Enlightenment: The Changing Soul of Modern India,’ and part two, ‘The Spiritual Challenge for India’s Next Generation.’ Question: Some of India’s most popular spiritual
The ultimate spiritual revelation is that there is no other. There is only One. When any individual goes very deep into a meditative state, momentarily transcending the separate self-sense or narcissistic ego, this profound singularity at the level of consciousness itself is what he or she will find. There is an uncontainable thrill in those
For those of us who are committed to creating a better world how do we respond to the evil and heinous acts of our violent past? I just got back from Germany where, being Jewish, I always find this question to be particularly relevant. I was born into a secular Jewish family fifty-seven years ago.
**Editor’s Note: The following is the second in a three-part series of articles written by Andrew Cohen during his recent trip to India about the significant spiritual and cultural changes that are occurring amidst India’s rapid modernization. Read part one—‘Overpopulation, Anxiety, and Enlightenment: The Changing Soul of Modern India’—here. Question: What do you feel
Many people are concerned about terrible fates that await us in the not-too-distant future. Some believe that in December 2012, the world will come to an end. Others point to the near and present dangers of climate change, overpopulation, environmental degradation, and nuclear war in the Middle East, to name just a few.
This past weekend, Andrew was in Vancouver, Canada at the church of evolutionary Christian minister, Bruce Sanguin, leading a day seminar and then giving the morning sermon on Sunday. It was a fantastic trip and before Andrew headed back home he was interviewed on the television show, Fanny Kiefer. You can watch the entire
When most people think of evolution, they think of the growth and development of the exterior dimensions of reality—the biological evolution of natural species, the development of the cosmos from the Big Bang to the present, or the rapidly accelerating advancement of technology. But much less often spoken about is the evolution of our interiors—of
Below is the audio from Andrew’s recent Guru and Pandit dialogue with Ken Wilber on the nature of the soul: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] To download the full audio recording, right-click here and select “Save link as” If you’d like to learn more about Andrew’s work, I highly recommend
In her new romantic comedy, 2 Days in New York, musician, actress, and screenwriter Julie Delpy proclaims, “You know why I don’t believe in the soul? Because the soul would probably mean an afterlife. And if there was something, my (late) mom would have tried to communicate with me somehow . . .” Then she
I’ve been thinking quite a lot lately about what spiritual development and spiritual attainment actually mean these days. What is the purpose of being on a spiritual path for the most progressive people on the planet today—those of us who have grown up in an environment of unprecedented wealth, education, and personal freedom? As a spiritual
The whole idea behind evolutionary enlightenment is to become a liberated human being who is a real player in the life process. Because it is only in and through individuals who are real players—who have awakened to what an extraordinary privilege it is to be one of the luckiest people to have ever been born—that