Public Programs

Are you interested in learning how to live and work at your highest in these complex and turbulent times?

Would you like to increase your capacity to bring a deeper wisdom, wonder, mastery, compassion, and skillfulness to improving the quality of your life and the lives of all you meet along life’s way?

If so, we invite you to joining us for an upcoming public event.

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Invite us to offer a special program for your community, professional group, circle of colleagues, or friends.

Our public programs explore a wide range of themes and topics and are offered in many formats including:

  • Keynote addresses for community and professional groups
  • Workshops
  • “Talk-Story” evenings and events
  • Intensive Integral Urban Retreats
  • Intensive Residential Retreats
  • Wilderness Retreats
  • Year-Long Intensive Learning Adventures (Monthly or Quarterly meetings)

Our lives and work offer a wealth of insights and inspirations for a wide range of audiences with diverse frames of reference – and reverence.

We have worked extensively with leaders in high-tech (Intel, HP, Google, Intuit, etc.) , medicine and health care (N.I.H., M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Fred Hutchinson Research Center, University of Minnesota Medical School, Bastyr University, etc.), rocket scientists and engineers (from NASA, JPL, Pratt-Whitney Rocketdyne, Vandenberg Air Force Base, and Boeing, etc.), interspiritual dialogue (Compassionate Action Network International, Spiritual Directions International, etc.), mind-science researchers (Institute of Noetic Science, Mind and Life, Esalen, ISSSEEM, Garrison Institute, etc.), to diverse communities of faith and interspiritual dialogue (Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Indigenous communities, etc.), to transition towns and sustainable community groups.

Themes that we have been invited to explore with different groups in recent years include:

  • Expanding Our Capacity to Thrive in Complex Times
  • Exploring the Frontiers of Mind Science Research and ExtraOrdinary Human Performance
  • Living in Balance: A Dynamic Approach for Creating Harmony and Wholeness in a Chaotic World
  •  “Teach Them Courage”: Lessons for Life from U.S. Army’s Jedi Warrior Training Program for the U.S. Army Special Forces
  • Wisdom, Wellness, and Compassion at Work
  • Mystery, Mastery, and Mindful Leadership
  • Reflecting on the Presence of Compassion in Our Lives and Work
  • Mindfulness-Based Mind-Fitness Training for Wisdom at Work
  • Integral Urban Mindfulness Retreat
  • Awakening Creative Intelligence
  • Nature, Meditation, and Community
  • Compassion in Action
  • The Dance of Change: Exploring Our Potentials for Radical Transformation in Turbulent Times
  • Wisdom Teachings and Practices for Radical Resilience in Turbulent Times
  • The Practice of Deep Relationship: Sharing our Love and Lives
  • Conversations on Body, Mind, Spirit, Nature, and Medicine
  • Exploring Mind Fitness:  Keys to Resilience, Peak Performance, and Balance Living
  • Exploring Collective Wisdom and Intelligence
  • Exploring the Sacred Dimensions of Leadership and Wisdom at Work
  • Fierce Compassion: Living in the Light of Courage, Balance, and Wisdom
  • Deepening in the Dharma: Inspired Teachings, Meditations, Reflections, & Contemplations
  • Mindful Leadership: Strategies for Change Resilience & Wisdom at Work
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy: Profoundly Practical Applications and Intriguing Implications for Clinical Practice
  • Contemplating the Deep Spirit of Love, Compassion, and Kinship with Nature and All Life
  • Ethics, Psychophysiology, and the Sacred
  • Luminous Mind: Ancient Skills for Modern Minds
  • Managing Stress and Burnout for Anesthesia Professionals: Exploring the Methods of Essential Mind-Fitness Techniques
  • Empathy, Compassion, and Resilience:  Wise and Sustainable Ways of Living and Working
  • The Gift of Presence
  • The Living Art & Science of Meditation
  • Insights for Leading in Turbulent Times from The U.S. the Army’s Intensive Ultimate Warrior (Jedi Warrior) Training Program
  • Cultivating Our Capacity for Compassionate Action
  • Clear Presence and Great Compassion:  Embracing the Personal and Universal Dimensions of Change, Loss, Care, Grief and Death
  • Reflections on Conscious Living/Conscious Dying
  • Heart-Essence Teachings Regarding True Nature and Our Highest Potential
  • Practicing What We Preach: A Restorative and Educational Retreat  for Health Care Professionals of All Disciplines
  • Mastery, Mystery, & Meditation: Weaving Contemplative Inner Science into Daily Life
  • Personal Sustainability in Times of Radical Change
  • Ways of Knowing:  Exploring the Relationship Between Ways of Being and Well Being