Would you like to infuse your life with wisdom, authenticity and a purpose greater than yourself?
Would you like to positively affect the world in an evolutionary way?
You’re not alone.
Concerned and committed people are rising up around the world, awakening to the necessity of growing spiritually AND increasing their capacity for effective public engagement.
This love revolution is taking many forms, from sacred activism to conscious business, all with an aim to manifest lasting cultural, political and personal change.
Becoming a love revolutionary means, first and foremost, awakening your revolutionary heart — which is a profound matter!
Our nervous systems are programmed for self-preservation when faced with danger or trouble, which means we need to contact a deeper identity and logic that can naturally source our consciousness, choices and actions in love, even during one of the most perplexing, challenging times in history.
Of course, we need to grieve for what has been lost, face the shock of the ugliness that has taken its place, and metabolize all the pain and despair we’ve experienced. That’s no minor task! But it’s the deep work through which we can prepare ourselves for a whole new relationship to life.
Virtually all of us on a spiritual path have been deeply moved by the unconditional love displayed by history’s greatest saints and sages, who almost universally are depicted as masters of the heart.
The awakened heart’s essential expression — unconditional, sacred love — is what we all most deeply appreciate, are most attracted to, and aspire to embody. It’s the sign of true spiritual maturity.
Science is increasingly confirming our spiritual traditions, showing us that there’s something akin to a brain within the human heart. Our heart’s deeper intelligence is real — and VERY important for our health, our relationships and our work.
In fact, an awakened heart is the most important bridge between the personal and the political — the wellspring from which a better life flows, giving us the capacity to meet difficult circumstances with clarity, compassion and transformative power.
Threats such as tyranny, climate change and social upheaval may be upsetting, but they can also be powerful catalysts for transformation. Especially when we relate to them with a revolutionary heart.
The truth is that both our culture and our planet are precariously vulnerable. We are being called to shift into this higher octave of our potential because the stakes have never been higher.
Your despair, outrage and concern are a sign of your care. That care expresses your soul’s depth. It is a sign that you are ripe to awaken a level deeper — and to start living your revolutionary heart.
That same despair and outrage, lived unconsciously, however, can be toxic. It can not only undermine your happiness, wellbeing and efficacy, it can infect your mind and behavior such that you become an unconscious agent of the very energies you wish to be free from.
It’s time to turn your upset into inspiration, despair into trust, and hopelessness into fierce resolve.
Ultimately, this journey is about contacting the “soul force” inside you — the same force that has animated some of history’s greatest heroes — to work for what is noble and right and good, and leave this planet a better place for generations to come.
Basic mindfulness practice might provide a respite of equanimity, but it’s not going to call forth the kind of soul force that is now required.
More powerful spiritual practices are required to give us the heart-force to stand in our freedom, truth and love — even when dark forces are descending and casting shadows on our future.
Summoning that kind of soul power is at the heart of how major change movements in history have, often against seemingly insurmountable odds, created lasting change and cultural advancement.
So how do we move beyond unproductive cycles of reactivity and reframe the perilous situations we’re experiencing as opportunities to grow and expand our capacity to create positive change?
We need to transform our relationship to these circumstances so we can recognize our challenges as opportunities we can embrace with clarity, love and joy (yes, joy!).
There’s real urgency for us to awaken to this next level of consciousness and take positive actions to help our families, communities and countries navigate the dark territory that seems to lie ahead.
As you discover your very ground by awakening your heart intelligence, you become fully engaged in a way that attracts more grace, clarity and freedom.
You can then authentically and passionately serve the evolution of the whole... and emerge feeling lighter, freer and more empowered.
During the Awakening the Revolutionary Heart training, integral visionary Terry Patten will show you how to empower yourself to make a radical shift into living from your integral heart intelligence, marrying your spiritual life with your energized engagement with life — including engaging as a citizen-participant.
As you come into your own, you’ll be better positioned to live your truth “out loud” and activate your higher intuition. You’ll discover how to move beyond the typical ebbs and flows of changing emotions to a steadier undercurrent of commitment to omnipresent, unconditional love.
You’ll see how your heart is a hidden portal to the wisdom of your soul that can guide your life, infusing everything you do with meaning, purpose and a bedrock of love that you can now only imagine.
You’ll discover how to pass through this portal with authentic humility, patience, wisdom and skill — developing a new capacity for what some mystics call “feeling intelligence.” This feeling intelligence involves embracing all the dimensions of love in all the areas of your life... from the blissful to the sublime to the heartbreaking.
The intelligent, revolutionary heart is your gateway to conscious evolution — functioning as the actual integrator of body, mind, spirit... and the larger field of global and cosmic intelligence.
It’s also your gateway to a different kind of citizenship.
As you understand how to awaken your revolutionary heart, you mobilize a new form of intelligence in your life — one that gives you access to more clarity and empathy, making you capable of knowing your true commitments and keeping them, equipping you to be a far more effective change agent.
You’ll feel Truth in a whole-bodied, visceral way. You’ll be able to navigate complex situations guided instinctively by tacit wisdom, sensitivity and intuitive knowing.
And you’ll begin to experience an ecstatic current of divine presence pouring through your body and mind in a way that magnetically attracts what you most want to create in your life — and what “It” wants to create with and through you.
Fully activating your revolutionary heart is like plugging into the universal electrical grid... the lights just “come on.” When you know, down to your toes, that you are all about love in this world, you can then shine that light on a world in urgent need of it, in many forms, on many levels.
One of the foremost integral thinkers and activists of our day, Terry is focusing on how we can each apply the wisdom of integrated, holistic practice to become what he calls “heart revolutionaries.”
Terry worked closely with the Institute of HeartMath, leading the team that developed its first heartrate variability device. He also partnered with Ken Wilber to translate and present his brilliant integral theory (used at the highest levels of business and government) in the breakthrough book, Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening. Even more importantly, Terry embodies 40 years of wisdom as a serious student and teacher of authentic spirituality.
In Terry’s 7-week Awakening Your Revolutionary Heart program, he’ll reveal the pathway for you to open your heart, expand your understanding, anchor yourself in sacred wisdom, and contribute to cultural healing and transformation.
He’ll light the way into a rich dance of evolutionary inquiry and action that calls more of your spirit and soul forward in the midst of tumultuous times.
He’ll offer you a truly integral approach — one that honors and integrates all the major wisdom streams as one coherent whole.
Terry will provide you with both a map and a set of practices that marry body, mind and soul with the deep wisdom of the heart, enabling you to become a fiercely effective advocate for cultural evolution.
This highly experiential program is focused on cultivating the practices that bring your revolutionary heart alive — not just for a moment but for the rest of your life. By practicing these disciplines, you’ll experience your feeling life come alive in a wholly new and deeply fulfilling way.
During Awakening the Revolutionary Heart, you’ll:
Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
In this 7-week transformational journey, Terry will guide you through a series of insights, exercises, challenges and choices that will draw you into a very deep place within yourself where you can open your heart in a radical way that will profoundly affect your whole life.
Each weekly LIVE contemplation and training session will build harmoniously upon the next so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to sustain your commitment to something larger than yourself that is actively changing your inner life and attracting undreamed-of opportunities and a higher quality of connection with others.
You’ll also experience the joy and support of committing to an evolutionary, love-based community, one that will help you metabolize old stories and traumas as well as encourage you in stepping forth as a pioneer of what’s possible. Having brothers and sisters on the journey is a profoundly important component of accessing the deeper realities of the heart.
It’s easy to trick the mind, but the heart knows better. In the first session of this 7-week journey, we’ll set a sacred container and choose to come together in a sacred community of practice, dedicated to living from our heart’s deepest wisdom. Through a series of experiential processes and epiphanies, we’ll support each other in reawakening our authentic gratitude, which naturally quiets the anxious mind and brings us back to empathy and confidence. We’ll become more fully present and open up new psychic space, inviting forward the wisdom and joy of our integral heart, which unites the highest intelligence of our whole being. We’ll invite the heart to raise its voice and to empower our whole way of being in the world.
In this module, you’ll:
In this session we’ll face what we have avoided, and discover new strength. In the process we’ll allow, acknowledge, own and honor the pain we carry for all that is hurting and angry and unhealthy in our world. By daring to experience our grief, we can encounter a new source of moral intelligence and compassion. We’ll begin to discover the immensity of our heart-mind. What had isolated us in private anguish now opens outward and delivers us into the wider reaches of what Thich Nhat Hanh has called “inter-being.”
In this module, you’ll:
Healthy grieving weeps for a time, intensely, both alone and in community. And then there comes an end to the grieving period, and life goes on. The life force rises, and qualities like faith, hope and charity are called into play. In this session we’ll engage the alchemy through which our shock, grief and loss can be metabolized and transmuted into deep trust and love of the wild processes of life and death, darkness and light, loss and renewal. We’ll begin to trust what is, and magnify the irrepressible love and life that are our deepest nature.
In this module, you’ll:
We are each participants in the patterns of our world, including its dysfunctions. For it to change, each of us must change. If we recognize our current crises deeply, perhaps we can “hit bottom” and begin something truly new. The process of addiction recovery is a useful metaphor. It often begins with an intervention. Family and friends sit the patient down and help him or her recognize that things must change — now. With real recognition, plus support, a former addict can start a new life, calling on a higher power to partner with their personal choice. Instead of letting bad news torment and upset us, turning us into agents of that reactive energy, we can make a radically different choice. In this session we’ll embrace this recognition and find our “Yes” to the profound wholeness that can reshape our lives and our world.
In this module, you’ll:
The last thing we need is more antagonism, violence, or the disruption of civil order, and yet this is an unmistakably revolutionary time, one that calls for our participation. The pace of evolution has never been steady. The fossil record shows long periods of stability punctuated by times when the whole ecology suddenly transforms. Those periods must have been wild, revolutionary transitions. The old structures became unstable, and creatures were transfigured as they tried out new ways of being. In our time, pressures for such truly revolutionary changes are building in consciousness, culture and society. In this session we’ll discover how we can participate consciously in an entirely benign integral revolution of the being — following the examples of Gautama, Socrates and Jesus.
In this module, you’ll:
Sustainable activism deepens, connects and sustains the soul of the activist. As we transcend our exclusive focus on ourselves, we need not abandon ourselves. In fact, we have to “put our own oxygen mask on first.” Thus, as we stride deeper into the world, we must drop deeper into our connection with our source of peace and inspiration, and with each other. This requires relating very skillfully to political news and turning our activism into an inspiring spiritual practice. In this session, we’ll unpack the lived experience of making that a reality in our lives.
In this module, you’ll:
An integral revolution is a revolution of love, under the guidance of our deepest heart intelligence. And that radiates from a sweet spot in our being. It is the place where two dimensions of our being intersect: (1) the uplift of our humble reverent devotion to all that is sacred, and (2) our grounded practical care, compassion and courage on behalf of all our relations. Then we can show up with our friends in ways that are truly vulnerable and also spiritually fragrant. We can reduce their loneliness and bolster everything that’s best in them. In this module, we’ll locate and exercise the practice of such true friendship.
In this module, you’ll:
In addition to Terry’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement the course — and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
Silence, contemplation and deepening equanimity are at the heart of most spiritual traditions. But spiritual realization sometimes asks the seeker to take a firm and effective stand. When the world calls us to participate in politics or other forms of activism, people often experience a split between the inner work and the outer work. But in a truly actualized integral spiritual practice, enactment and realization are inseparable. There is no division between spirituality and action in the world. We see this vividly in great examples like Jesus, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. Diane and Terry explore what’s underneath — the refreshing immediacy, freedom and empowerment these apparent contradictions and paradoxes can help us discover.
Diane Musho Hamilton is an exceptionally gifted mediator, group facilitator and one of the authentic contemporary spiritual teachers of our time. Combining decades of innovation in conflict resolution with an enthusiasm for life, she knows how to address the challenges of our modern experience with an uncommon spiritual perspective. With extraordinary warmth, depth and insight, she encourages us to consciously evolve beyond old and limited ideas of who we are so that we might discover our own unique expression of wisdom and of compassion in this time.
The fierce and brutal crisis of our time threatens the entire world. It is at once a severe warning and a glorious opportunity. It’s a warning that if we do not change and put love and wisdom into action, horrific global disaster is likely to upend human civilization. However, it’s also an opportunity to embrace these challenge and turn deep into spiritual practice to fuel radiant sacred action that could birth a new adulthood for humanity and a new world. With his deep knowledge of all the major mystical traditions, Andrew will lay out his vision of this crisis, explore the five kinds of sacred practices necessary for staying aligned with the Divine, and introduce his map of sacred activism. He and Terry will also orient listeners to the archetypal and personal shadow work that can restore our hearts to the light.
Andrew Harvey is an author, speaker and founder/director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective and practical agents of institutional and systemic change in order to create peace and sustainability. He has written and edited over 30 books and received many awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Mind Body Spirit Award.
In this special session, Thomas talks with Terry about the function of the heart in our subtle anatomy and the nature of the intelligence of the heart in the awakening of higher consciousness. What is the healthy and unhealthy relationship of the head and the heart? How do they relate to the base and to the intuitive centers in and above the head? How does the intelligence of the heart help you navigate the many challenges of our unique time in history?
Thomas Huebl is an internationally recognized contemporary spiritual teacher of uncompromising clarity, compassion and illumination. His work integrates the essence of the great wisdom traditions, modern scientific understanding, and his own personal path. Through immediate transmission and ongoing training, he guides people to a deeper level of self-awareness and personal responsibility. Thomas founded the Academy of Inner Science in 2008 to create a space for the exploration of contemporary mysticism and contribute to a culture of awakening.
This course with Terry provided a deep shift in my being.
— Angel, Champaign, Illinois
Terry is an amazing facilitator, I have never felt so welcomed and appreciated before in any course. I have been part of a very personal, bonding community experience, that we all shared and felt... of intrigue, wonder and glowing warmth...
— David, Canada
This course helped me vibrate to a higher octave enabling me to see through a fog into a new clarity, a peaceful simplicity. It helped me arrive into the true magic of the moment, and has left me full of wonder, awe and gratitude, a real openness to all the beautiful possibility in all the moments to come.
— Diane, Quebec, Canada
So many openings continuing... deep (and light!) experiences of freedom, tenderness, connection, expanding compassion, lightness of heart, languaging that has truly expanded my understanding of my/our human experience, deepening love and acceptance for the myriad facets of myself and all in this world.
— Barbara, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Terry provided a multiplicity of spiritual practices that reveal more of my potential and enrich many areas of my life. Old patterns of limitation begin to drop away and I sense a stronger purpose for my life.
— Jeanne, Arizona
My heart is open and overflowing with love and gratitude; I feel more connected with myself, others, the planet and the cosmos; I am inspired by newfound clarity and consciousness to serve others and our planet.
— Dave Stuhlbarg, Tiburon, California
In each moment of the course, Terry offers his enormous vision and wisdom in a spirit of Beginner’s Mind. His heart-centered approach to teaching the materials is deeply inspiring and enlivening.
— Helen, Fujimoto, Tokyo
I could spend another whole year reading/rereading/synthesizing the wealth of assigned written materials and writing assignments — and that is exactly what I will do. I feel poised to own my life and continue the ongoing "work!"
— Jillian Gallery, Bellingham, Washington
Profound are the words of guidance from Terry Patten that are so heartfelt.
— Kirk Van Allyn, Encinitas, California
During this course, my life blossomed, each petal supported by the stem of my soul.
— Rain Czupryna, Byron Shire, Australia
Awakening Your Revolutionary Heart not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you come alive through deepening your heart’s intelligence.
This international community is also at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.
Seven 90-minute Class Sessions With Terry Patten
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with Integral pioneer Terry Patten — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to awaken your unique gift and purpose. Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Seven 30-minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practice new tools and answer questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about deepening practices, interact with your fellow students, and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Awakening Your Revolutionary Heart Bonus Collection
We feel honored that Terry Patten has chosen to partner with The Shift Network on this exclusive LIVE online training. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a contemporary spiritual teacher and visionary whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us awaken ourselves and our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be also able to benefit from Terry’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you’re serious about reaching the spiritual maturity that comes with opening to the intelligence of your revolutionary heart, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones — and our world — to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Terry Patten is one of the most awake and astute teachers of our time, eloquent, passionate, and humble, a tireless explorer of the truths of Divine Embodiment. I am honored to recommend him.
— Andrew Harvey
I love Terry Patten’s deep honesty, heart-openness and his strong drive for deepening wisdom and awakening. His mission integrates inner revelation and outer activism.
— Thomas Huebl
Terry Patten is a magnet for new evolutionary solutions. As an evolutionary leader, Terry puts the flame under the crucible of becoming, thus catalyzing the sacred inward alchemy of transformation.
— Jean Houston, Author of A Mythic Life
Terry Patten is a leading-edge teacher through whose work dharma is finding fresh and passionate expression. I heartily recommend him to any serious seeker of spiritual awakening and conscious evolution.
— Lama Surya Das, Author of Awakening the Buddha Within
Terry brings a fully embodied transcendental awareness to his articulation of ways to foster spiritual development through integral principles and practices.
— Sean Esbjorn-Hargens, PhD, Author of Integral Ecology
Terry Patten is a pioneering innovator, advancing the evolutionary edge of spirituality... He combines this creative innovation with a deep experiential understanding of a vast range of psychological and spiritual processes, always maintaining a tender sensitivity to the divinely human condition and a lifelong commitment to social activism.
— OMTimes Magazine
Terry has the heart and soul to pass teachings and beautiful seeds of opening that will continue to serve and support those in attendance for many months and years to come... His knowledge and sincere desire to serve are evident. His energy is pure and his love for humanity ever present.
— Patrishe Maxwell, Alberta, Canada
Where to begin... Well, Terry is a powerhouse if intellect, insight and compassion. He also a genius in the subtle ways of the soul... This is not so much a course as a transformative journey of love. Deep deep gratitude...
— Soraya Cadi, Greenville, South Carolina
Terry Patten is probably the most inspiring teacher I’ve ever encountered. At the same time gentle and authoritative, he lights a clear path to ever deeper contact with soul, which in turn illumines life’s richness and purpose...
— Susan, Brighton, England
Terry Patten is the founder of Bay Area Integral and a key voice in integral evolutionary spirituality, culture, leadership and activism. He co-developed Integral Life Practice with Ken Wilber and a core team at Integral Institute and was the senior writer and co-author of the book Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening. He hosts the acclaimed online teleseminar series, Beyond Awakening, where he has engaged leading-edge conversations with many of the world’s most renowned thinkers and teachers. He speaks, consults and coaches on four continents and via the web.
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers. You can also use Skype to connect to MaestroConference at no charge, and we offer a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is April 13th, 2017. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we’ll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)
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