Jeff Salzman worked with Ken Wilber for three years building the Integral Institute. He’s co-founder of CareerTrack, one of the world’s leading professional development companies. A long-time spiritual practitioner in many traditions, he has a Masters Degree in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism from Naropa University. Jeff spent the last few years as a co-founder and a lead teacher of Boulder Integral, now The Integral Center. These days he travels, teaches and comments about current events on his blog and podcast, The Daily Evolver.
Steve McIntosh is president and co-founder of the integral political think tank The Institute for Cultural Evolution, and author of the books: Integral Consciousness, Evolution’s Purpose, and The Presence of the Infinite: The Spiritual Experience of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness. In addition to his work in integral philosophy and politics, McIntosh has had a variety of other successful careers, including founding the consumer products company Now & Zen, and practicing law with one of America’s largest firms. He has a law degree from the University of Virginia and a business degree from USC.
For more on his work visit: www.stevemcintosh.com and www.culturalevolution.org
Greg Thomas will lead an evening session on jazz music and its expression as integral art. Greg is the curator and host of a multi-part series in May 2016 for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, on the blues and jazz theorist Albert Murray; in honor of Murray’s centenary. Greg’s byline has appeared in the Village Voice, Salon, Guardian Observer, The Root, American Legacy, Savoy, and Uptown, among others, including the New York Daily News, for which he was the jazz columnist for several years. For more on Greg’s work visit: http://gregthomas.pressfolios.com
Ron Meyer will lead a morning exercise combining mindfulness training with the movement oriented relational practices of the martial art of aikido. Through a series of simple movement exercises with partners, participants will have direct experience of their own and other people’s awareness as they unfold in the relational “we space.” The result is an expanded consciousness that allows participants to see and experience things in a way they haven’t before and let go of constrictions that impair fluid body movement. Ron has over 30 years of training in aikido and Cheng Hsin.
Wendy Van Horn
Wendy Van Horn is a former wine professional who’s transcended (while including) that industry experience to devote her energies to furthering the evolution of culture. She is a long-time student of Craig Hamilton’s Integral Enlightenment teachings and served as Program Director for the Integral Enlightenment community. Wendy also provides operational support for The Institute of Cultural Evolution.