Posts tagged ‘Evolutionary Spirituality’
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 featured in the biannual, peer-reviewed Spanda Journal, which is published by the Spanda Foundation, a transnational non-profit NGO dedicated to catalyzing “long-term systemic change in the areas of culture, education, health, the environment and research.” Andrew’s work appeared twice in their most recent edition, which is titled Consciousness & Development 2.0. The
After I finished giving a lecture at the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, an American rabbi approached me. “I’ve been following your work for some years now,” he said, “and you’re doing something very important. You are defining a new position for spiritual aspirants, uniquely suited for the time we are living
I recently read the new book by Bruce Sanguin, a revolutionary ordained minister from Vancouver, BC who is pioneering a new evolutionary interpretation of Christian theology. In The Advance of Love: Reading the Bible with an Evolutionary Heart, he creatively integrates the latest insights from cosmology, biology, cultural studies, developmental and integral theory with his
Andrew was recently interviewed for Intent.com about his teaching of Evolutionary Enlightenment. Here’s one of his answers where he speaks about why his teaching is different from Traditional Enlightenment teachings: Question: We wanted to begin by asking you about this concept of evolutionary enlightenment — What is it, and how does it differ from the
What does it really mean to consciously evolve—to deliberately and intentionally create and co-create the future? It gets clearer and clearer to me every day that it really is up to us—each and every one of us, individually and collectively—to create the future that we hope for in our highest moments. When we reach that
I just got back from a jam-packed teaching and speaking tour of India, supported in part by the Speaking Tree. As a 56-year-old western spiritual teacher who originally came to Mother India in 1984 seeking for Enlightenment, I find myself in an interesting position when I return: now I come back to share with others
Have you ever considered for yourself what love actually is? Or do you assume you know what love is, based on what others may have said about this all-important topic? Because I’m a spiritual teacher, I’m asked about love all the time, and what I always find interesting is that people use the same word
Love. This is a popular topic at this time of year, with millions of people around the world spending time with the one’s they love the most. Andrew Cohen has a lot to say about the subject, particularly on the relationship between love, truth, and spiritual evolution. For this Valentine’s Day, he has written a
The last two days I taught a Virtual Being & Becoming Retreat. Even though I’ve been leading virtual retreats for the past few years, before this one started I had no idea how I was going to speak for a few hours to retreatants all around the world who I couldn’t see . .
The evolution of our consciousness and our culture is an awe-inspiring task, but I believe it is possible for anyone who cares deeply enough about it. Those of us who feel compelled by the evolutionary impulse must be willing to embrace the dramatic scale at which the life-process is operating. When we awaken to the
Today is Martin Luther King’s birthday. This great soul was a visionary. What is a visionary? Visionaries are those rare and inspired individuals who see great promise and imminent potentials for human consciousness and culture that most of us haven’t even begun to imagine yet. They see far beyond the present to a future that
Using the word God is always tricky as it’s a very charged term that means different things to different people. I like to use that word to represent the idea of an absolute principle. In an evolutionary context, we could choose to describe that absolute principle as “the energy and intelligence that initially created and
Awakening to the evolutionary impulse, to that mysterious drive towards the future, can spiritually empower us to bear the intensity of our exponentially changing world. When we awaken to this impulse, we find ourselves suddenly compelled to ride the crest of that wave, rather than going the traditional mystical route and seeking peace and relief
If you begin to evolve spiritually, at a certain point you awaken to a moral imperative. You discover an inner compulsion to live for a higher purpose and to actually to do it in public. This is quite a radical stance to take in the midst of postmodern culture. Much of postmodern popular spirituality is
When we stop being a seeker and become a finder, we no longer have any doubt about who we really are and why we are here on Earth. In our own direct awakening to Spirit’s true face, existential doubt dies a sudden and irrevocable death, liberating an infectious confidence that is rooted deep within our
As I see it, the purpose of mystical experience is to convince us, at a soul level, that our true nature is Spirit—to convince us so deeply that we are liberated from existential doubt. Why? So we will finally be available to participate, consciously and wholeheartedly, in the greatest gift we’ve been given . .
Are you a seeker or a finder? This is a very important question. If you are on a spiritual path, have you found what you are looking for? Or are you still searching? If you are doing a spiritual practice, are you doing it to reach a goal or are you doing it just because
What I call the “new enlightenment,” or Evolutionary Enlightenment, is based upon a growing recognition that the human experience is in fact a small but not insignificant part of a cosmic evolutionary process that began almost fourteen billion years ago. It’s the all-important awakening to the fact that this process is actually going somewhere. From