Boulder Retreat with Ken Wilber

NOTE: The event is no longer available

These opportunities to meet with Wilber are few and far between, as you may know that his health has not been well and has thus reduced his public appearances to a bare minimum. He has generously offered to have our Integral Without Borders group come to his loft for an afternoon, as part of this weekend retreat.

As one of IWB's board of directors, Wilber consistently supports the work we are doing, as a global community, to bring a more integral approach into international development and social change. Though indeed he is a philosopher working with generalizing orientations, he is one that can share insights that greatly clarify the work on the ground.

Given that his loft only accommodates a certain number of people, rather than put this out to the entire IWB network, we are inviting just a select number. We are inviting people who have been more active and participatory in IWB meetings, sangha calls, and projects, or people that we've known in our past projects and work that we feel should be in that room. Namely: you.

This retreat will continue our on-doing discussions on integral praxis, and will weave together some of the themes we have explored in past events, such as self-as-instrument, engaging social holons, and the Basic Moral Intuition. This is the place to bring your deep-seated questions, doubts, and reflections, to explore in a community of like-minded souls who care just as deeply as you do for the state of our planet.



7-9pm Introductory activities and framing


8-9am Morning integral spiritual practice.

9am-12noon Morning session focussed on theory and praxis discussion - how to apply quadrants and levels in practice, with lots of examples and discussion.

1:30-5pm Afternoon session will continue with an interactive and challenging activity on enacting morality in the situations of cross-cultural engagement, addressing issues of great complexity, and working with 'wicked problems' in international development.

7-9pm After dinner, we'll examine a case study from the Middle East looking specifically at social change dynamics and relating those concepts to our own projects.


8-9am Morning integral spiritual practice

9am-11:30noon The following morning will be an integration session, working specifically with the attendees' own projects.

1pm-5pm An afternoon spent in dialogue with Ken Wilber at his loft in Denver. We will have a short closing after that visit as a way to complete the weekend.

We will post a more detailed retreat schedule soon. Please email us here, if you have any questions.