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With all the emphasis we see in spiritual communities about the importance of being in the NOW, it can be easy to forget how important it is to keep a careful eye on the future. After all, aren’t our thoughts about the future just another way to distract ourselves from connecting to our true selves in this present moment?

As Ken says, "The way you approach the present isn’t just determined by the way you approach the past, but by the way you approach the future. The richer conception of the future you have, the richer your life in the present becomes."

What kind of future we are imagining for ourselves? For the integral movement? For the impact of the integral vision on our shared future? It’s clearly just as important for us to integrate the future in our awareness as it is to integrate the past and present, but in such a chaotic world, how should we go about doing that? These are precisely the sorts of questions that prompted us to hold the What Next Conference this past New Years: after almost 10 years of the online integral movement, we wanted to see what the integral vision can really offer to the world and to our rapidly evolving cultural conversation, and wanted to create a space where we could come together as a community and look forward to all the wonderful possibilities waiting for us to enact.

It was an exhilirating week, and by most accounts one of the most fascinating and fun events we’ve ever thrown. Some have called it the best integral conference yet—we certainly came back feeling more inspired and more energized than ever. It wasn’t exactly a spiritual retreat; it felt more like an integral advance. (Check out the visualization to the right for a gorgeous bird’s-eye-view of everything that transpired, lovingly created by Mathias Weitbrecht over the course of the entire conference.)

Here you can find the full media collection for the 2012 What Next Conference. We were able to capture some of the greatest moments from this extraordinary event—moments you can now enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

The collection includes:

  • Introduction and Intention Setting with Jeff Salzman and Terry Patten (2 videos)
  • The Poetry of Ken Wilber performed by Jeff Salzman, Arni Karlsson, and Ed Sarath (1 video)
  • The Future is Calling with Roger Walsh, Diane Musho Hamilton, and Terry Patten (3 videos)
  • Ken Wilber Keynote: Why We Matter to the Future (6 videos)
  • Imagining the Future Through Your Enneagram Type with Helen Palmer (2 videos)
  • A Tribute to Ken Wilber (1 video)
  • Reflections with Jeff Salzman, Diane Musho Hamilton, and Ken Wilber (1 video)
  • BONUS: The Future of Politics—What Now? (audio panel discussion)

Total: 16 videos, 1 audio, over 10 hours of material!

Get the entire collection for just $149 $99 and experience the future of consciousness, culture, and creativity!

*please note that these are available for digital download only.

 

WHAT NEXT À LA CARTE

Below you can find more information about several of the videos included in this media collection. You can also purchase these pieces individually, so take a look!

 

In this keynote address Ken Wilber covers a wide range of topics, beginning with some exciting updates about his health and about his current work. Ken also talks about why it’s so important that we keep a careful eye on the future, exploring four essential patterns running through future evolution on this planet: the future of consciousness, the future of culture, the future of biology, and the future of technology. Finally, Ken talks about his desire to see the integral community come together in a much stronger and more energetic way than we’ve seen thus far, working together in order to serve the ongoing emergence of integral tools and perspectives around the world.

Includes six video files:

  • An Update on Ken’s Health
  • Why Should We Think of the Future?
  • Being and Becoming
  • Integral Intentionality
  • How We Act as Integralists
  • The State of the Integral Movement

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In this three-part video series, Terry helps set a larger context for the What Next conference by taking a look at our role in evolution and the unfolding of tomorrow’s possibilities. Diane then leads us through a powerful process where each participant is asked to feel the 1st-person experience of egocentric, ethnocentric, worldcentric, and kosmocentric levels of identity. Try this practice at home—it’s a lot of fun, and very enlightening. Finally, Roger helps to point out all the things that we are doing in common, both individually and collectively, and how to create a healthier community and a more vibrant movement.

Includes three video files:

  • Our Role in Evolution with Terry Patten
  • The Power of Perspective with Diane Musho Hamilton
  • What We Are Doing In Common with Roger Walsh

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Helen offers a stunning presentation about the narrative tradition of the Enneagram, taking us on a guided journey into the experience of archaic peoples the world over who accomplished great feats by following their instincts. While certainly primitive compared to modern humans, our ancestors created the first stories of our place in the unfolding Kosmos, and were the first to notice the nine patterns discussed by Helen—nine different responses to the question of what stands between us and our fullest spiritual embodiment. Helen skillfuly integrates these ancient traditions with modern and postmodern ways of knowing, and brings a new depth to our integral understanding of the Enneagram. She then demonstrates the Narrative Tradition interview method with Jeff Salzman, Diane Hamilton, and Chris Cullander. Her facilitation reveals the strengths, weaknesses, joys, and sorrows of each type, as experienced by Jeff’s "type 5", Diane’s "type 2", and Chris’s "type 8" personalities.

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One of the most extraordinary things about Ken’s written work is the stunning beauty and clarity of his writing, particularly the way he is able to weave poetry and prose together. He often lays out several paragraphs of elegently crafted prose that carefully lay out the individual components of the topic, then ties those components together in a single short poem that evokes within the reader a higher-order, almost intuitive comprehension of the whole. This ability to illuminate both the parts and the whole of any particular subject is one of the reasons that Ken is such a tremendously gifted communicator. Watch as Jeff Salzman, Arni Karlsson, and Ed Sarath offer a beautiful musical tribute to the poetry of Ken Wilber, which will surely be remembered as some of the finest mystical writing the world has ever known.

*digital download only

 

2012 was the year we finally said thank you to Ken Wilber at the What Next Conference for his continuing contribution to the evolution of human culture and his personal support of all of us who are taking the Integral work into the world. This was our chance to say "thank you" for all the truth, goodness, and beauty that Ken continues to bring into the world. Ken’s work has ignited the hearts and minds of so many, and we are honored to walk this path with him.

*digital download only

 

Again, you can purchase the full media collection for just $149 $99, which also includes an additional hour of video footage as well as bonus audio panel discussions. This is over 10 hours of material, and includes:

  • Introduction and Intention Setting with Jeff Salzman and Terry Patten (2 videos)
  • The Poetry of Ken Wilber performed by Jeff Salzman, Arni Karlsson, and Ed Sarath (1 video)
  • The Future is Calling with Roger Walsh, Diane Musho Hamilton, and Terry Patten (3 videos)
  • Ken Wilber Keynote: Why We Matter to the Future (6 videos)
  • Imagining the Future Through Your Enneagram Type with Helen Palmer (2 videos)
  • A Tribute to Ken Wilber (1 video)
  • Reflections with Jeff Salzman, Diane Musho Hamilton, and Ken Wilber (1 video)
  • BONUS: The Future of Politics—What Now? (audio panel discussion)