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“Although the act of nurturing another's spiritual growth has the effect of nurturing one's own, a major characteristic of genuine love is that the distinction between oneself and the other is always maintained and preserved.”

- M. Scott Peck
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Spirituality in practice

Conferences & Events

This section provides a listing of conferences and events that are regional or global in scope.

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Aging & Society: Sixth Interdisciplinary Conference

To be held Oct 6-7, 2016 in Linköping, Sweden.
Website, linked 08/16
http://agingandsociety.com/2016-conference

Bioneers 2016 Conference

To be held Oct 21-23, 2016 in San Rafael, CA, USA.
Website, linked 08/16
http://conference.bioneers.org/

Cosmic Creation, Unity Consciousness, & New Life in the Quantum Field

To be held Aug 12-21, 2016 in Montreal, QC, Canada. The 41st SSF-IIIHS International Conference.
IIIHS website, linked 08/16
http://www.iiihs.org/Conference2016_Welcome.html

Engaging the Other

Date to be held to be determined. Will be held in Dearborn, Michigan, US. 8th annual.
CBI website, linked 08/16
http://cbiworld.org/home/conferences/eto/

Feast Conference 2017

To be held Oct 5-8, 2017 in Clearwater Beach, FL, USA.
Website, linked 08/16
http://afeast.org/conferences/

GCGI-SES Joint 2016 Conference

To be held Aug 31 - Sept 4, 2016 in Oxford, UK. Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative (GCGI) and School of Economic Science (SES) 13th GCGI International Conference and the 3rd Joint GCGI and SES Forum. Why Values Matter / The Power of Purpose and Values: The Path to a Better World
GCGI website, linked 08/16
http://www.gcgi.info/index.php/news/708-why-values-matter-first-announcement-of-13th-gcgi-international-conference-and-the-3rd-gcgi-ses-joint-forum

GTW Annual Gathering 2016

To be held Oct 21-24, 2016 in Los Gatos, CA, USA. Gather the Women (GTW)
GTW website, linked 08/16
http://www.gatherthewomen.org/gtw-annual-gathering-2016/

Heart-Mind 2016

To be held Oct 21-22,2016 in Surrey, BC, Canada. Theme: Cultivating Resilience.
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education website, linked 08/16
http://dalailamacenter.org

IARF Europe and Middle East Region Conference

To be held Aug 22-25, 2016 in Skopje and Tetovo, Macedonia. "Religion and Conflict Prevention"
Website, linked 08/16
https://iarf.net/eme-region-conference-2016/

International Caux Conferences 2016

Beginning in June and finishing August 17, 2016. Eight conferences in total, including Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy, International Peace-Builders Forum and Seeds of Inspiration.
Caux website, linked 08/16
http://www.caux.ch/programme

International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology 2017

To be held March 13-15, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.spirituality-conference.org/

International Symposium for Contemplative Studies

To be held Nov 10-13, 2016 in San Diego, CA, USA.
Mind and Life website, linked 08/16
https://www.mindandlife.org/international-symposium-contemplative-studies/

ISSSEEM Conference 2016

To be held Sept 21-24, 2016 in Unity Village, MO, USA. "Heart 2 Heart."
Website linked 08/16
http://issseem.org/conference.html

ITC-2016

To be held Aug 11-14, 2016 in Santa Barbara, CA, USA. "Theosophy and Social Responsibility".
ITC website, linked 08/16
http://www.ts-adyar.org/content/itc-2016

Religion & Spirituality in Society

To be held April 17-18, 2017 in London, UK. 7th international.
Website linked 08/16
http://religioninsociety.com/londonconference-2017

Religion and Conflict Prevention

To be held Aug 22-25, 2016 in Skopje and Tetovo, Macedonia. IARF Europe and Middle East Region Conference.
Religious Freedom website, linked 08/16
https://iarf.net/eme-regional-conference-2016-programme-and-registration/

Seventh Annual Reflective Conference on Education to Globalize the Human Mind

To be held Sept 24-25, 2016 in Kitchener, ON, Canada. "We Are One: Living lives in All-Inclusiveness"
SHEN website, linked 08/16
http://www.spiritualeducation.org/work/conf2016

SRI (Seven Ray Institute) 31st Annual Conference

To be held May 9-14, 2017 in Chandler, AZ, USA. "The Will and the Way".
SRI website, linked 08/16
http://www.sevenray.org/conference.html

World Congress On Interrelationship among Arts, Culture, Humanities, Religion, Education, Ethics, Philosophy, Spirituality, Science and Society for Holistic Humane Development

To be held Aug 27, 2016 in New Delhi, Delhi, India
Krishi Sanskriti website, linked 08/16
http://krishisanskriti.org/brochure.html

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Be The Change Earth Alliance

Through Un-Conferences, Symposiums, and Leadership Training, Be The Change engages citizens of all ages and types to get involved in Action Circles–small groups of people that meet regularly to connect with others, explore sustainability issues, and become inspired to make lifestyle changes to build a better world.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.bethechangeearthalliance.org/

Believe It or Not: A Workshop on Beliefs That Separate People

An free online workshop for individual or group participation to explore how beliefs dictate words and actions.
CPC website, linked 08/16
http://www.centerforpeacethroughculture.org/believeitornot.asp

Call of the Time (COTT)

An initiative of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to convene leaders from all continents in retreat settings that allow for conversation, meditation, and extended periods of silence.
BKWSU Website, linked 08/16
http://www.bkwsu.org/us/partnerships/callOfTheTime

Discovering Your Life's Purpose

A free global event & 5-part introductory course with Dr. Jean Houston, one of the Principal Founders of the Human Potential Movement.
Evolving Wisdom website, linked 08/16
http://evolvingwisdom.com/jeanhouston/yourlifepurpose/free-online-class

Event Planning

Self-paced 2-hour online course; $127 for 3 months access.
Charity Village Campus, linked 08/16
https://charityvillage.com/elearning/courses/event-planning.aspx

Great Integral Awakening

A free Online Teleseminar Series offered by Integral Enlightenment and Integral Life featuring: Andrew Cohen•Ken Wilber•Don Beck•Sally Kempton Marilyn Schlitz•Marc Gafni•Michael Murphy•Genpo Roshi Diane Hamilton•Steve McIntosh•Terry Patten Carter Phipps•Claire Zammit•Craig Hamilton and many more.
Website, linked 08/16
http://greatintegralawakening.com/

Institute of Traditional Medicine Events & Seminars

ITM hosts a number of events, ceremonies, conferences, seminars and workshops aimed at bringing the teachings and wisdom of local and international teachers to Toronto, Canada and providing a forum for the exploration of themes related to health and spirituality.
ITM website, linked 08/16
http://itmworld.org/

Integral Voices: Evolutionary Conversations on Culture and Consciousness

The initial conversations in this series were launched from the 2014 Integral European Conference in Budapest. These conversations will continue in a variety of formats in the months to follow. Speakers in this conversation series include Jean Houston, Aftab Omer, Terry Patten, Duane Elgin, Roger Walsh, Don Beck, Allan Leslie Combs, Marc Gafni, Bence Gánti, Lakia Green, Gary Hampson, Joel Kreisberg, Frederic Laloux, Terri O'Fallon, Bert Parlee, Beena Sharma, Linda Sussman and many others. Each occasion will feature live conversations or panel discussions, including live Q&A. You can listen to the conversation live by webcast, or you can listen to the recordings at a later date.
Meridian University website, linked 08/16
http://meridianuniversity.edu/public-programs/conversation-series/integral-voices

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs to 10 December, Human Rights Day. This 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.
UN website, linked 08/16
http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/

International Day of Peace - September 21

The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly.
UN website, linked 08/16
http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/

Journey of Transformation: From Authentic Leadership to Sacred World

To be held in 4 sessions over 2 years, dates TBA. This 15-month course is a personal and shared journey of uncovering and practicing authenticity (connecting with fundamental human nature or “awakened heart”) in a way that leads to a more aligned and complete experience of the social and natural environment (the experience of sacred world).
Alia Institute website, linked 08/16
http://aliainstitute.org/masterclass/

Prophets Conference

The Prophets Conference programs are designed to cultivate spiritual principles and scientific potentials, invoking oneness and deeper experiences for those who participate in this growing community.
Great Mystery website, linked 08/16
http://www.greatmystery.org/

Schools’ Peace Week 2016

Schools’ Peace Week for 2016 will be held from Aug 8-12, 2016. The theme for 2016 will be “Dialogue for Peace”. This theme arose out of the World without War Conference 2015. Schools are to get in touch if they would like any more information or would like to register their interest in participating in this event. New Zealand.
Peace Foundation website, linked 08/16
http://www.peace.net.nz/content/schools%E2%80%99-peace-week-2016-registration

Sophia Institute

Offers retreats featuring nationally and internationally renowned authors and teachers, providing a wide range of programs addressing the needs of those engaged in personal and interpersonal transformation.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.thesophiainstitute.org/programs

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Monday, May 29, 2017