Exemplars of the Possible
Have you ever met a real hero? One of those rare individuals whose living example inspires you to reach higher and give more of yourself than you ever thought possible? Heroes challenge our limitations, light the fire of transformation within us, and cast wide the doorway to infinity.
We find true sources of inspiration in all areas of life, but spiritual heroes are in a class of their own. Many of us have had the good fortune to meet genuine spiritual masters and teachers as we’ve pursued the path to higher development—extraordinary men and women who have the ability to awaken us to the Absolute, open our eyes to eternity, or reveal possibilities that were previously unimaginable.
An 8-Hour Marathon of Spiritual Inspiration
On March 26th, you are warmly invited to hear more than 25 spiritual and cultural luminaries speak about the extraordinary men and women who inspired them. Sharing intimate stories of how these relationships left them forever transformed, these modern masters, mystics, philosophers, and thought-leaders will explore the ennobling depths of spiritual empowerment that can occur between an authentic teacher and a sincere disciple. Throughout this special 8-hour webcast, you’ll hear powerful, first-person accounts of individuals discovering their own highest Self in the reflection of another human being.
An Open Exploration . . .
All through history, men and women of every faith have recognized the sacred significance of the teacher-student relationship. Seekers of higher knowledge have searched for those who can open the doors of their minds and their hearts. Sincere spiritual aspirants have sought out Jewish rabbis, Christian monks, Zen masters, Tibetan lamas, Hindu yogis, and Muslim sheikhs to guide them on the path to higher development.
What is it that has always made the relationship between master and disciple so uniquely transformative? Does that traditional relationship still make sense for those of us pursuing more contemporary or alternative spiritual paths? In an age filled with so much cynicism about the possibility of living a truly enlightened life, how can this time-honored relationship help point the way to everything we most deeply long for?
On March 26th, you can join thousands of listeners around the world in an active exploration of these questions. For eight hours straight, you’ll be able to tune in to our free webcast, submit questions to Andrew Cohen, and engage in our live chat forum, participating in an interfaith, cross-lineage investigation into the role of traditional spiritual hierarchy . . . in a very post-traditional world.
An Expert Guide to this Complex Territory
Awakening to Your Highest Self will be hosted by Andrew Cohen—an internationally recognized spiritual teacher, author, and the founder of EnlightenNext—on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the day he met his own teacher. In March 1986, Cohen experienced a profound spiritual awakening through his meeting with the acclaimed master of Advaita Vedanta, H.W.L. Poonja, and shortly thereafter became a teacher himself.
Ever since that life-changing encounter, Cohen has been a bold advocate for the transformative power of the teacher-student relationship, exploring its continued relevance in a world that has, for sometimes good reasons, decided to leave this particular spiritual tradition behind. In 1991, he started EnlightenNext magazine (originally What Is Enlightenment?) to provide a public forum for inquiry, debate, and dialogue about controversial topics like this.
As a teacher himself, and having engaged with other teachers from countless traditions over the past two decades, Cohen has developed an unusually nuanced perspective on both the challenges and the promise of awakening to one’s highest potential through the guidance of a spiritual master.
On March 26th, join Andrew Cohen and his renowned guests from both traditional and non-traditional paths as they illuminate this subtle and inspiring territory, shedding new light on the deepest dimensions of the timeless encounter with the Self in another human being.
Our Gift to the Cosmos
This 8-hour blast of spiritual inspiration is Andrew Cohen’s gift to you and to the cosmos—provided free of charge—in celebration of his own meeting with his teacher twenty-five years ago. As with all EnlightenNext programs, donations are welcome to help make it possible for us to continue offering events like this one. Please consider giving at whatever amount you are comfortable, and join us in the spirit of generosity that this special day represents. All donations are tax deductible. (Making a donation is easy and secure: simply register for the event in the registration box at the top of the page, and you’ll see a link to donate on the final confirmation page.)
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The day's schedule will be posted prior to the event.