The Time Is Getting Close

Now that I have launched the World Teacher blog with a taste of what I have to offer, a necessary step in a complex unfolding process, it is time to move to the next step in my journey. This is the founding of a “dojo” which is more involved than you probably imagine considering all the audiences […]

What Sort of World Teacher Am I?

People have certain expectations regarding World Teachers. There is a prevailing sentiment among some that only one World Teacher is to appear in our time, and that he would be a God-Man. These persons also say that he would be called the Christ, the Messiah, the Buddha Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi, and so forth. And […]

An Apology To Tami Simon

On October 3, 2011, I wrote an open letter to Tami Simon concerning remarks she made to another blogger. In her remarks, she explained her reasons for cancelling the book publishing deal of one of Sounds True’s contracted authors, Marc Gafni. She explained that “[N]ew and incontrovertible information came to light that made me aware that […]

Happiness Is Not What Most People Think It Is

If spiritual teachers have emphasized enlightenment to the exclusion of other important needs across the entire mandala of stations of life, a lot of other people have misunderstood happiness for a simple reason that I will spell out for you. Happiness is not, at its deepest core, a mere emotional state of well-being or contentment. It […]

Beyond The Pathless Land To Truth

In 1929 the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti claimed that Truth is a pathless land, limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, and wholly resistant to organization. Starting from this understanding, he insisted that beliefs must not be organized lest others be coerced into a creed, sect, or religion. He said, “Truth is narrowed down and made […]

Why I No Longer Call Myself A Mere “Integralist”. And What I Call Myself Instead.

Over the past thirteen years, I have taken part as a participant and as a citizen-leader in the so-called Integral movement, a loosely related group of authors, scholars, artists, organizational consultants, online discussion forums, academic conferences and journals, and even a few relatively small spiritual organizations. There are many dozens of prominent figures including Ken […]