What's Truth Got To Do With Intimacy? – Integral Life.
What does truth have to do with intimacy?
What kind of intimacy is in fact, a precise attunement to the emergence of existence?
Our ordinary understanding of the truth is a certain statement or perception of what would be considered true or false. Initially we see the truth as facts, but facts and the truth are not the same. If we continue, we discover that the truth is what is actually there. If it’s the physical world—we might describe what is objectively agreed upon and if it’s our subjective reality, we sense into our perceptions, beliefs, motivations, feelings, sensations, intuitions, dreams, wishes, etc. We might also become aware of defenses, desires, fears and concerns. …
Postmodern Churches | Integral Life
[Six Varieties of Christians and Their Churches
August 27th, 2012
Christians and their communities of faith exist in rich diversity today. Why are there so many different kinds of Christians and churches? There are historical aspects, political factors, matter of taste, and personality types. However, from an integral perspective of evolutionary stages we can see a quite remarkable tendency for churches to fall into one of perhaps six different altitudes of understanding. I and others often call these six stages tribal, warrior, traditional, modern, postmodern, and integral. In this series I want to outline how understanding stages of faith and church can help us understand one another and act in more loving ways toward each other in the midst of all of our differences….]
Remembering Traleg Rinpoche | Integral Life
[At 12:10 am on July 24, Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche passed into parinirvana. His death was not only a deep shock, but a truly tragic loss to the world of spirituality in general and Buddhism in particular—well, actually a tragic loss to the world, period. Traleg was one of what can truly be called a genuine Kosmopolitan—a truly universal human who had a deep understanding not only of Eastern culture and practices, but a genuinely profound grasp of the West and its various philosophical strands. … ]