In this episode, there will be a reading from Andrew’s controversial new book When Shadow Meets the Bodhisattva. Andrew will talk candidly about his reasons for writing it, and about his vision, outlined in the later chapters, for a new post-postmodern spirituality of tomorrow. If you’ve read it and you’re inspired or intrigued by the subject matter, there will also be a rare and exciting opportunity to ask the author your questions. Don’t miss it!
In the next in our ongoing series of free talks, Andrew Cohen examines the many different dimensions of enlightenment through an integral lens. What are we fundamentally most preoccupied with, consciously or unconsciously? What does it mean to be truly awake in the 21st century? How can we upgrade our own sense of what enlightenment is and can be, as sophisticated and complex present-day human beings?
In this episode of our bi-weekly series, Andrew Cohen looks at the delicate tension between pragmatic realism and absolute idealism. Can we cultivate a mature and rational idealism rooted in temporal reality, while never losing sight of the most elevated reference point – the unmanifest perfection that reveals itself in higher state experiences – as our “true north”?
Destiny and our Relationship to Time
Andrew Cohen invites us to explore our relationship to time with clear eyes and open hearts, asking us to consider what an evolutionarily awakened relationship to the past, present and future would actually look like. He highlights the importance of cultivating a conscious relationship to the significance of time, timelessness, and history – and points to the possibility of a future that embraces what has brought us to this moment while remaining radically unbound and free.
You are the Chooser
Andrew Cohen dives into the deep mystery of the choosing faculty, and describes how liberated choice-making is paradoxically a process of giving up control at the deepest level, and simultaneously taking full responsibility for the choices we make and the actions we take.