Living an Evolutionary Life is our flagship program, distilling over two decades of work in the field of higher human development into a 10-month transformational journey. Based on Andrew Cohen’s teachings of Evolutionary Enlightenment, this training accommodates all levels of experience. Our emphasis on context and understanding ensures that you graduate with powerful new ways to interpret your experience and internalize deep philosophical truths that are liberating and timeless. You will also develop creative partnerships with others who share your commitment to living with deeper meaning and purpose. And most importantly, you will experience a surge of positivity and accomplishment as you and your peers create an evolutionary micro-culture together, under the experienced guidance of senior teachers Amy Edelstein and Jeff Carreira.
EnlightenNext programs are acclaimed for their depth, qualified senior instruction, skilled mentorship, sincere and smart participants, and inspiring results. This program for Evolutionaries will teach you how to work with powerful and proven tools of transformation gleaned from years of testing, applying, and refining the core practices and principles of Evolutionary Enlightenment. We designed this training specifically for individuals who want to learn how to wield these tools for themselves and turn their desire for freedom, transformation, and deep connection with others into a spiritually inspired force for change.
- Learn how to apply the core principles and practices of Evolutionary Enlightenment in your own life
- Discover that your power to affect real change is beyond what you previously imagined
- Develop new capacities for spiritual depth, communion with others, and profound creative engagement with the life process
- Spend ten months under the seasoned guidance of Evolutionary Enlightenment Senior Teachers Amy Edelstein and Jeff Carreira
- Forge an evolutionary micro-culture and community with others who share your passion to change the world from the inside out.
Many of us feel called to live a more spiritual life. We want to cultivate profound inner peace and stillness, but we are also compelled by the creative urge to catalyze innovation and change in the world around us. Living An Evolutionary Life will empower you with a path and practice that satisfies both of these aspirations. It will give you the tools, guidance, and exercises to cultivate deep freedom through meditation and embrace change as your spiritual practice.
Living An Evolutionary Life will teach you how to experience and access the two absolute dimensions of spirit, which Andrew Cohen calls The Ground of Being & The Evolutionary Impulse. You will learn powerful principles like the five fundamental tenets of Evolutionary Enlightenment. And working in small groups with experienced mentors, these tenets will come alive in surprising and liberating ways as you experience profound changes in yourself and your peers.
This will be just the beginning, because Evolutionary Enlightenment is about much more than personal transformation. Affecting profound cultural change is the deeper goal. Before long, you will start to realize that goal as you create an evolutionary micro-culture with other course participants—a thriving engine of development fueled by everybody’s shared commitment to evolve. With guidance from your teachers and mentors, you will also learn how to identify the inner obstacles to higher development and how to move beyond them. In short, you will come away with the experience and understanding to both live an evolutionary life and build a culture to support it.
In the Living An Evolutionary Life training program you will:
- Find yourself immersed in experiences of expanded consciousness
- Learn how to apply Evolutionary Enlightenment in your own life
- Experience, understand, and learn how to practice the Five Tenets of Evolutionary Enlightenment: Clarity of Intention, The Power of Volition, Face Everything and Avoid Nothing, The Process Perspective, and Cosmic Conscience.
- Work with creative practices and exercises to help you internalize and apply the core principles of Evolutionary Enlightenment.
- Develop a powerful practice of meditation
- Build your spiritual self confidence
- Discover a new evolutionary perspective that is life transforming
- Experience a deep intimacy with other inspired Evolutionaries striving to make a difference with their lives
At the beginning of each year’s program, we guarantee that everyone will develop in more ways than you can anticipate. By the end of the training, you will be astounded by how much developmental ground you have won. Regardless of how strong you feel your spiritual muscles are when you begin, if you participate with consistency and sincerity, by the end of the training you will see tangible benefits. Over the course of ten months, you’ll be taken, step-by-step, on a journey of development that will change your life at the deepest level.
Curriculum with Transmission
Living an Evolutionary Life is based on Andrew Cohen’s teachings of Evolutionary Enlightenment. Founder of this comprehensive contemporary Enlightenment path, Cohen has become known as one of the defining voices of the new evolutionary spirituality. Living an Evolutionary Life is the only yearlong foundational course created under Cohen’s direct guidance using his source material. With carefully curated 30-minute audios from Cohen, study questions, and monthly exercises, the course structure and materials will immerse you in a dynamic learning environment, which is infused with the bright penetrating clarity of enlightened awareness.
10 Modules for Learning and Development
Using a unique learning process that engages heart, mind, and soul, the Living an Evolutionary Life training program tracks 10 core aspects of Evolutionary Enlightenment, month by month:
- October: Catalyzing the Evolution of Consciousness and Culture
- November: The Three Step Process of Evolutionary Enlightenment
- December: Spiritual Self Confidence and the Ultimate Source of Self
- January: Spirit as Being and Becoming
- February: Embracing Big Ideas
- March: Clarity of Intention
- April: Soul Strength and Stage Development
- May: Intention, Volition and Attention: The First Three Tenets
- June: The Five Tenets as Path and Goal
- July: The Process Perspective and Cosmic Conscience
Learning Cycle and Course Structure
One of the distinctive aspects of this course structure is the EnlightenNext Learning Cycle—a tried and tested process for higher learning designed to help you understand, experience, and internalize the core principles of Evolutionary Enlightenment. Your study sessions will be dynamic as you move seamlessly through theory, experience, and practice, unpacking and inquiring into each core module via weekly conference calls.
Week 3: Q&A Session with Amy Edelstein and Jeff Carreira, with practice exercises designed to help you more deeply explore, understand, and apply key concepts and principles.
Week 4: Applied Inquiry in Small Groups — Intro to the inquiry with Amy Edelstein and Jeff Carreira, followed by a small group discussion with your EnlightenNext mentor on the practice exercises.
- 40 course sessions
- Basic training in the art and science of Enlightened Communication
- Exercises and skills to apply Evolutionary Enlightenment to your life
- Evolutionary study and practice groups
- Online discussion forums with your evolutionary peer group
- Direct guidance from seasoned mentors
…to guide you through a co-creative process of individual and cultural development.
This course begins October 2013.
Sessions will be held on Tuesdays evenings.
Amy Edelstein brings with her 25 years of experience practicing Evolutionary Enlightenment and many years working closely with founder Andrew Cohen as his Executive Assistant, a Senior Editor of EnlightenNext magazine, a developer of leading edge course material, and mentor to students around the world. With depth and clarity, she brings spiritual philosophy alive, and her commitment and passion will ignite your own fire to awaken to higher potentials. Learn more about Amy.
Jeff Carreira is the Director of Education at EnlightenNext. In that capacity he oversees education and membership programs which support a growing global network of individuals committed to guiding humanity through an evolutionary leap in consciousness. Over the past 20 years he has become one of the leading representatives of EnlightenNext founder Andrew Cohen and the teaching of Evolutionary Enlightenment. Carreira gives talks and seminars around the world and also trains and supervises other teachers and seminar leaders. Learn more about Jeff.
Who Takes EnlightenNext Trainings?
We have graduates from all walks of life. From doctors, lawyers, and health care professionals, to social activists, international aid workers, retirees, and elementary school teachers. Whether an acupuncturist or the founder of a tech start-up, our graduates are individuals looking for deeper meaning and purpose in their lives, and even more, they are seeking an inspired community and culture of like-minded individuals who are moved by the human spirit to develop themselves in order to better transform our culture. These are people doing important and impactful work, driven by a desire to change the world from the inside out. Our goal with the Living An Evolutionary Life Training is to give them the transformative tools, the network of inspired peers, and the hard-won self-knowledge to evolve culture at the deepest level.
If you are compelled to make a powerful change in your life and work intimately with others who are passionate about building a movement together based on the principles of evolutionary enlightenment, we hope you will join us. This is much more than a course or a program—it’s a spiritual adventure and the beginning of an unimaginable new chapter in your life. Here is what some this year’s graduates have to say about Living an Evolutionary Life.
Audio Preview: St. Germaine & New Emerging Capacities in Consciousness
When you register for the Living An Evolutionary Life Training, you will receive the following bonus material to enhance your introduction to Evolutionary Enlightenment.
- Six-part video series on the Evolution of Enlightenment with Andrew Cohen and Lama Surya Das
- Four Guided meditations with EnlightenNext Education Director and Senior Teacher Jeff Carreira
- Three-part video series on how to develop spiritual self confidence with Andrew Cohen
- Five-part audio series on the key principles of evolution with Andrew Cohen