Waking Up and Growing Up: Spiritual Practice
November 10, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Kurt Johnson, with Ben Bowler, Doug King and our Correspondents
This Convergence Episode brings together major spiritual teachers, writers and leaders, from across our globe's diverse traditions, to discuss Spiritual Practice in the context of the Series' theme, Waking Up and Growing Up. Series Host Dr. Kurt Johnson introduces co-hosts Yanni Maniates and Karuna for dialogue with an inspiring guest list from around the world. Yanni hosts a discussion with renowned Christian contemplative Fr. Thomas Keating and nondual writer and teacher Loch Kelly on nondual spiritual practice and Awakening. Integral philosopher Ken Wilber, co-host of our Episode 1 on Waking Up and Growing Up comments further on their discussion. Then, in the context of today's popularity of Yoga worldwide, and the United Nations proclamation of an International Yoga Day, Kundalini yogini Karuna joins acclaimed yoga teacher Elena Brower in a discussion of Yoga, Waking Up and Growing Up, and the current landscape of Yoga's popularity around the world.
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In a world inevitably going global and multicultural, what becomes of religions and spirituality? What becomes of activism towards real global change? In THE CONVERGENCE, global Interspiritual pioneer and scientist Dr. Kurt Johnson joins interfaith leaders Ben Bowler of Australia and Doug King of America in engaging women and men who are inspiring leaders and change agents around our world. Spiritual and cultural leaders, sacred and secular activists, scientists, artists, writers, economists, politicians and even shamans join in this discussion of a world trying to wake up and grow up. What is at stake and what are the technologies and cosmologies creating a world that can work for everyone? If you are concerned for our world's future and sincere about your commitments to bold and world-serving ideas, you'll want to tune in to The Convergence on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.
Dr. Kurt Johnson, with Ben Bowler, Doug King and our Correspondents
Dr. Kurt Johnson is a well-known scientist who is also a founder of the world's Interspiritual Movement. Author of the influential book The Coming Interspiritual Age and two bestselling books in popular science, he joins Australian interfaith leader Ben Bowler and American integral thinker Doug King in welcoming women and men from around the world to discuss change, and the ideas driving change worldwide today.
With expertise in evolutionary science, comparative culture and religion, and even mysticism, Kurt serves on diverse international boards and committees across the world service community. These include The Interspiritual Network, One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, Friends of the Institute of Noetic Science, Gaiafield, The Evolutionary Leaders, Forum 21 Institute, The National Ethical Service, Self Care to Earth Care, Community of The Mystic Heart, and the United Nations NGO committees on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns and The International Yoga Day. Ordained in a half dozen spiritual traditions he brings a broad firsthand knowledge of world spirituality.
Ben Bowler founded 1God.com, World Weavers and UDAY. Doug King is a founder of Presence.tv and certified in Spiral Dynamics and integral thought. With Kurt's over two hundred technical publications and books in ecology and evolutionary science they and their global guests weekly bring a profound expertise in the future of religion and spirituality and the spectrum of global change.