Our world is incredibly fast-moving, complex, and challenging—we live in a truly unique time in all human history. And we’re the most privileged, wealthy, educated, mobile, well-informed people who have ever lived. So those of us alive and conscious today face a unique and unprecedented opportunity. How can we best respond? This is a lifelong koan for any caring person. How can our inner lives of spiritual practice express themselves best as outer lives of action and loving service?
This was the ancient bodhisattva ideal—but it has new and emergent expressions in our time. We’re among the first generations of human beings who have lived in the shadow of the question: can humankind avoid destroying itself?
Even if we succeed, this same issue will be the central question confronted by all human societies going forward.
But it’s not just an abstract question to be answered theoretically by societies; it’s a very real question that must be confronted by each of us personally. We each have a role to play. How can we optimally use our gifts to serve the higher good? What does that really take?
Beyond Awakening host, Terry Patten will tackle these questions in dialog with esteemed guest, Dr. Roger Walsh, who is not only one of the leading intellectuals of our time but also a deep spiritual practitioner for several decades. He is also the author of many books, including Staying Alive: The Psychology of Human Survival.
About Roger Walsh:
Roger Walsh, M.D., Ph.D. is professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology, and adjunct professor of religious studies at the University of California at Irvine. His publications include “The State of the Integral Art” in The Journal of Integral Theory and Practice and his books Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices and The World of Shamanism. He also coedited the books Gifts from A Course in Miracles, and Paths Beyond Ego: The Transpersonal Vision. In addition to his academic work he has been a student, researcher, and teacher of contemplative practices for three decades. For more information see his website www.drrogerwalsh.com.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Sunday, April 3rd at 10:00am Pacific
Please Note: There will be a limited number of lines available on the live conference call, so we encourage you to listen online if possible. To make sure you can get through by phone, we encourage you to dial in early.
- To listen live by phone, dial: 216-258-0785, then, enter Access Code: 272072#
- To listen live online go to: http://instantteleseminar.com/?eventid=18678333
- To download the audio after the teleseminar is complete, click here to gain instant access.
Join the Dialogue: About one hour into the dialogue, we’ll open up the lines and you’ll have the opportunity to interact with us directly over the phone or via instant message. Here’s what to do:
- To interact live by voice, dial into the conference line number and wait until we ask for a question from someone in your region, or
- Send us your question via instant message in the teleseminar window on your computer
- Send us your questions and comments before or during the live dialogue by posting them on our Beyond Awakening Community Facebook page
We look forward to your attendance!
The Beyond Awakening Team