Making Sense of it All: An Integral Worldview
Do you ever wonder, “How does it all fit together?” Do you feel like the problems facing our society and our planet are just too large and you don’t know where to start?
Building a solution for the future begins with having the right tools, the right attitude and the right map.
Weaving together evolutionary theory, stages of consciousness and culture, science and spirituality, the integral approach acts as an illuminating set of wide-angle lenses. Through it, we may see the relationship between the bigger story of humanity and the current social, political, spiritual and scientific crises we are in.
Integral theory provides a glimpse into the emergence of a new structure. The “integral” stage of human development is characterized by its potential to integrate and stimulate cooperation between multiple views. Given society’s growing complexity and polarization, the capacity to skillfully navigate and empathize with these perspectives is critical.
In this talk and conversation, Joran Oppelt will present an introduction to Integral Philosophy and Spirituality that is practical and easy to appreciate. Attendees will gain a deeper sense of pluralism and pragmatism that can serve as a new set of eyes – instilling a renewed optimism and hope for our future.
Joran Slane Oppelt is an international speaker, author, musician, interfaith minister, life coach, facilitator and consultant.
He is an award-winning producer and singer/songwriter and the author of Integral Church: A Handbook for new Spiritual Communities, Sentences and The Mountain and The Snow. Joran is also a contributing author to Order of the Sacred Earth (with Matthew Fox) and Transform Your Life: Expert Advice, Practical Tools and Personal Stories. His writing has been featured in Creative Loafing, The Interfaith Observer, and on ProgressiveChristianity.org.
He is the owner of the Metta Center of St. Petersburg and founder of the Integral Church (which has launched circles around the world). Joran holds certificates in Religious Literacy (Harvard Online) and Sacred Storytelling (Multifaith Storytelling Institute). He is the founder of Tampa Bay Interfaith Week and serves on the board of Creation Spirituality Communities. He is the former President of Interfaith Tampa Bay and Ambassador of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions.
He has shared the stage with Barbara Marx Hubbard, Matthew Fox, Lynne McTaggart, Ken Wilber, Jane Goodall, Michael Beckwith, Dr. Stan Grof, Howard Rheingold, Gary Vaynerchuck as well as Blues Traveler, Blind Melon, Men at Work, The Fixx and more at events like South by Southwest in Austin, TX; Building the New World Conference in Radford, VA; Parliament of the World’s Religions (Salt Lake City and Toronto); Embrace Festival in Portland, OR and Integral European Conference in Siófok, Hungary.