Thought Leader Dialogues Podcast2023-06-17T12:11:35-07:00

Join some of today’s most inspired visionaries, thinkers, teachers, and entrepreneurs as we explore what it means to consciously participate in the evolution of ourselves, our culture, and our world.

Welcome to the Thought Leader Dialogues Series

Here you get immediate access to more than 100 dialogues (most of them audios, a couple of videos) with some of the most renowned thought leaders in their fields.

This series started in 2010 with a dialogue series on The Future of Love and another one on World Spirituality: Spirit’s Next Move. Some of the earlier and most of the later dialogues were on the (professional) applications of the Unique Self teaching in different areas.
And the series is still going on.

The dialogues are hosted by Dr. Marc Gafni and some of the leaders of The Center for Integral Wisdom.

Unique Self Dialogues

In these extraordinary dialogues, some of the most well-known and well-respected spiritual teachers and leaders in their fields discuss the ways that the emergent Unique Self teaching informs, enhances, and enriches their own understanding of the spiritual path or their area of expertise.

This emergent perspective on spiritual living seeks to “democratize enlightenment,” making it a genuine possibility for the masses. But not only does the Unique Self teaching make enlightenment more accessible to people, it also incorporates the personal dimension that goes beyond True Self.

Participate in the Democratization of Enlightenment and Awaken Your Unique Self!

World Spirituality & Religion Dialogues

In this series on World Spirituality: Spirit’s Next Move, Marc Gafni, Mariana Caplan, and many of the most renowned spiritual teachers, thinkers, and scholars from different traditions and beyond explored the emerging field of World Spirituality based on Integral Principles.

Evolutionary Love & Eros Dialogues

This series started in 2010 in preparation for the Second Integral Spiritual Experience that was lead by Marc Gafni, Sally Kempton, and Diane Hamilton. We include some of these dialogues in this broader series on Love & Eros.

Please join us and this remarkable group of spiritual teachers, authors and luminaries for this exciting inquiry into humanity’s deepest longing.

An excerpt of the original text announcing the Future of Love series:

“I Love You.”

Consider the impact that these words—spoken in the right place, at the right time, by the right person, in the right way—have had on your life. In our time, so many of the old words of the sacred have lost their capacity to move us, dethroned by the rigorous critiques of modernity and post modernity. But the authentic expression of love always holds a radical power to touch and even transform our lives.

We sometimes wait our whole lives to hear “I love you” spoken with total authenticity.

We may wait even longer to be able to say it. But to hear or speak these words sincerely is a complete affirmation of all that is sacred. For many of us today, the words “love” and “meaning” are virtually indistinguishable.

Yet, what do we mean by “love?” Is love simply the tender feeling you have for a friend or a relative, a lover or a spouse? Or is there something more profound about love’s meaning, something that accounts for its power to transform a life, in every way?

Love is more than just a feeling. Enlightened teachers through the ages have told us that love is the dynamic ground of all reality. If that’s true, then love can be seen as the actual force that drives evolution—the force the Greeks called Eros—as well as the enlivening joy that opens the heart.

So what is love, when we see it from both a personal and an evolutionary perspective? How do we find it, nurture it, and sustain it?

Modern science and philosophy point out that all levels of reality are evolving. The world of today is wildly different than the world of yesterday. Matter, body, mind and even spirit are in flux. When we understand the profound evolutionary context of life, we realize that love must be evolving as well.

Wow: The Evolution of Love—What a wild, important and profound idea!

Simply put: the meaning, purpose, and vision of love is changing.

In our time, the great truths about love—taught in different languages by teachers of every tradition are being re-shaped by modern and post-modern considerations. In this unique conversation, we engage these truths through an integral lens.

During this remarkable series of teleseminars, we’ll be exploring questions like:

  • Which skills and principles of Integral Love can immediately raise your level of consciousness, and transform your relationships?
  • How does the dance of the Integral feminine and the Integral masculine affect almost every facet of your life?
  • Why is love the most crucial ingredient in effective shadow work, which we engage in to heal the unresolved emotional trauma of our past?
  • How does love impact the evolution of consciousness in the life of an individual and the life of a community?
  • How is love impacted by the level of consciousness of the lover and the beloved?
  • What is the relationship between love and spiritual enlightenment?
  • What are the structural patterns in the evolution of love?
  • How does our conscious participation change the evolution of love?
  • What new requisite skills are needed to forge deep, lasting relationships—the new human capacities that have the power to deepen our realization and to liberate our true and unique self?
  • What new gifts for the world can and must emerge from this radical inquiry into the nature of love?
  • What does love mean between a spiritual teacher and student?
  • How might love manifest in a business or organizational environment?

These are just a few of the questions we’ll explore in the conversations in this free tele-series.

Unplugged Dialogues

In this section, we have gathered some of the older dialogues between Marc Gafni and other spiritual teachers and scholars. Some of these are raw in terms of recording quality.

Most of them happened before Dr. Marc officially coined any of the words Unique Self, World Spirituality or the Democratization of Enlightenment. Yet, we still find them worthwhile to listen to.

Also included here is the video recording from Marc’s visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, which is also part of the World Spirituality Dialogues.

Participation Is Free

Why? Because it is our gift to you and your evolution.

Dialoguing with Marc and the other hosts of the series are a highly distinguished array of some of major voices speaking today. Each dialogue partner is a leading-edge figure in his or her own right—and each with much to say about the past, present, and future of love, the emerging of a World Spirituality based on Integral Principles, or their respective fields of expertise.

Video Dialogues on World Spirituality & Religion

Audio Dialogues on World Spirituality & Religion

Video Dialogues on Unique Self

Audio Dialogues on Unique Self

Video Dialogues on Evolutionary Love & Eros

Audio Dialogues on Evolutionary Love & Eros

Video Dialogues on Education & Psychology

Audio Dialogues on Education & Psychology

Video Dialogues on Politics & Society

Audio Dialogues on Politics & Society

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