One Spirit Learning
Alliance and its Interfaith Seminary, known together in New York City as "One
Spirit", offer one of the most innovative and forward looking programs on the
InterSpiritual landscape, and one with plenty of opportunities for long distance learning.
Founded in 2002 by Diane Berke and Michael
Pergola, One Spirit now combines a two-year interfaith ordination program with supportive
programs in Consciousness Studies and Integral Multifaith, a blend of modern
InterSpirituality and the Integral vision. Frequented by major spiritual teachers
and scholars from many traditions, and supported by a broad-based interfaith community in
the tri-state area, One Spirit also offers certification in Conscious Leadership and
Watch VIDEO on One Spirit HERE http://www.onespiritinterfaith.org/osis/index.htm
One Spirit Interfaith
One Spirit Interfaith Seminary is a two-year
part-time professional training that explores the worlds religions and spiritual
diversity and supports deep personal growth and transformation. Designed for working
adults, the program leads to ordination as an Interfaith minister in a program centered on
supportive community and an InterSpiritual perspective. One Spirit Interfaith
Seminary draws from the deeper essence that underlies the spiritual treasures of every
tradition, the essential spirituality found at the mystic heart of every great expression
One Spirit recognizes that all authentic spiritual
traditions, at their core, are committed to the common values of peace, tolerance,
compassionate service, and love for all creation. Accordingly, the Seminary draws from the
resources of the great wisdom teachings, both ancient and modern, to increase our
appreciation for the diversity of life and to nurture a direct experience of the unity
that underlies it. With an emphasis on community, nurturing practice, sound
interfaith education and sacred activism One Spirit presents a unique opportunity for both
in person and long distance learning.
One Spirit Learning
One Spirit Learning Alliance supports One
Spirit's Interfaith Seminary with a variety of programs open to students and public.
These include Certification in Conscious Leadership and InterSpiritual Counseling and
curricula in Consciousness Studies (contemporary understandings of consciousness,
spiritual inquiry, dharma studies etc.) and Integral Multifaith (interspirituality,
integral and spiral dynamics). Led by One Spirit co-founder Michael Pergola (left)
the Alliance also regularly hosts prominent spiritual teachers, sacred activists and other
alliances and networks working toward world change and provides and supports major and
forward-looking programs for the New York City Community.
On the national and international level, One
Spirit is working constantly to expand its educational activities through partnerships
with the contemplative, dharma, interspiritual, integral, sacred activist and world
transformation movements and communities.
Left and Below: Regular and visiting faculty at
One Spirit include (left to right): Andrew Harvey (Inst. for Sacred Activism), Loch Kelly
(Natural Wakefulness Center), Lama Surya Das (Dzogchen Center), Lynne Feldman (New York
Integral), Robert Forman (Forge Institute), Miranda Macpherson, Joyce Liechenstein, Karen
Watt (One Spirit) and Kurt Johnson (ISDnA).
Located at 330 West 38th St.
(btw. 8th & 9th Avenues) 15th Floor; 212-931-6840
Spirit Alliances and Links
One Spirit works
closely with these partners also represented at the Multiplex:
The New York Integral
Community, The Contemplative Alliance, Natural Wakefulness Center and The Coalition
Browse them at the
Multiplex's New York hub page.
One Spirit Authors at
Browse Diane Berke, Michael Pergola, Kurt Johnson, Andrew Harvey,
Loch Kelly and Lama Surya Das at the Features and Contemporary Sources
See Miranda on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29eUxVrJZ2Q
See Loch Kelly and Adyashanti at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQZUrUA4y0k
See Lama Surya Das at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anyh0l6Grtc
See Kurt Johnson, Gorakh Hayashi, introducing and commenting on the Tribute
Event to Bro. Wayne 2005 at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_gmNQqRv_M
See Andrew Harvey on The Hope at: