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Kurt's Satsang Schedule

 

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Kurt Johnson

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NEW BOOK:

TOP 10 at AMAZON in Spirituality

The Coming Interspiritual Age

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(Nonember 2012, Namaste Publishing)

is Kurt Johnson and David Robert Ord's new book on just that!  Endorsed by over fifty major spiritual and transformational leaders, TCIA is a comprehensive guide to the transformation unfolding worldwide-- what it is and where it came from.  Visit for the new website

www.thecominginterspiritualage.com and see also www.namastepublishing.com

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ABOUT KURT JOHNSON

Kurt is known as one of the closest collatorators with the "founder" of Interspirituality-- Brother Wayne Teasdale.  Kurt closed his personal website to administer this one for ISDnA and so he posts his schedule here.  Kurt is a co-founder of InterSpiritual Dialogue in Action with Brother Wayne and others (see "History of ISD" at the Bro. Wayne page).   Kurt has been the long term volunteer Coordinator for ISDnA and currently volunteers as Administrator for The InterSpiritual Multiplex and The Universal Order of Sannyasa (now known as the Community of The Mystic Heart).  There are links to Kurt's various activities, publications etc. relating to the ongoing "Wayne-work", interspirituality and dharma practice throughout this site.

As can be seen from the short "bio" below, Kurt has had rather high profile life-careers in science, religion and literature.   But he doesn't stand too much on those "ceremonies" or "15 minutes of fame" nor on needing to be known as either "Dr." and/or "Rev." as required sometimes in some parts of academic and ecclesiastical life.  His real passion is the simplicity of the nondual life.  His current varied schedule involves the following diverse activities:

Satsang Sharer rooted in Advaita Vedanta-- the "New York Circles", where he goes just by "kurt"

Hosting Meditation and Deep Dialogue Circles for The Coalition for OneVoice

Speaking and Teaching engagements for One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, One Spirit Learning Alliance, the UN NGO National Service Conference of the American Ethical Union (Ethical Culture), or Humanist Institute

Conference participation for diverse coalitons and networks in the Awakening and World Transformation discussion  

and general scientific activities in evolutionary biology and ecology

each is listed as necessary in the right hand column

 

Additional Short Biography

Longer Wikipedia Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Johnson_%28entomologist%29

Kurt works across a number of fields:  spirituality, science, literature and business.  A Christian monastic for 14 years, he was then a professional scientist in evolutionary biology at major scientific institutions for 20 years, publishing widely in interna- tional scientific journals.   Since 2001 he has balanced work in world religions, spirituality and science, and retired from business administration in 2007.  

In 2002 he formed with Catholic monk Bro. Wayne Teasdale, and others, InterSpiritual Dialogue (now ISDnA; www.isdna.org) a network for contemplative sharing across religious traditions.  In 2004 Kurt was invited to begin teaching from his root path, Advaita Vedanta in the tradition of Ramana Maharshi.  In 2006 he co-founded The Coalition for OneVoice (www.coalitionforonevoice.org) and joined NY’s One Spirit Learning Alliance and Interfaith Seminary (www.onespiritinterfaith.org) where he teaches world religions and Integral Spirituality, melding Bro. Wayne's interspiritual vision, nondual spirituality, and the integral thinking of Ken Wilber and Don Beck.   In science/literature, Kurt authored the bestselling Nabokov’s Blues:  The Scientific Odyssey of a Literary Genius (2000)”.  Most recently Kurt has been a co-founder of the Contemplative Alliance (www.gpiw.org) and the Universal Order of Sannyasa (a Sanskrit phrase referring to the renunciate “Life of Service”).

Kurt at www.amazon.com.  Kurt's top 10 book in popular science with Steve Coates, 1999-2000, Nabokov’s Blues:  The Scientific Odyssey of a Literary Genius. 

 

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McGraw-Hill paperback

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Kurt's new book in science appears in 2015 from Yale University Press

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Recent Published Articles in Spirituality

see www.thcominginterspiritualage.com

FOR THESE & NEW:

SHIFT NETWORK

KOSMOS JOURNAL

INTERFAITH OBSERVER

NAMASTE INSIGHTS

CONTEMPLATIVE JOURNAL

WISDOM MAGAZINE

QUANTUM REVOLUTION

and

What is a Monk?   forthcoming from Monks without Borders

Vision in Action: www.via-visioninaction.org/via-li/ArticlesEssays.php Scroll down to Hayashi & Johnson

Kosmos:   Tension in Barcelona:Parliament of World’s Religions 2004

View now

The Key Word Is 'We'

The emergence of a palpable new sense of ‘We’, a distinctive energy or level of consciousness experienced as available in, and for, collective consciousness is now at least glimpsed by nearly every deeply rooted spiritual practitioner.
View now

One Spirit Journal:   click HERE

ISDnA's Infinite Sensitivity: http://www.isdna.org/infinite_sensitivity.php

The Fate of Democracy (Prometheus Books 2006): "Democracy, Religions and the Language of Separation" (PDF available by email)

 

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Detail from "Botanical Mandalla" by Dafna Mordecai

            

Some History

Recently, www.stillnessspeaks.com created a section on kurt and, for the first time recorded the original correspondence between Pamela and kurt, after his "shift" in 2001.  They met two months later and begin working together.

“Kurt.   There is a reservoir of devotion in the spiritual heart which rests, waiting for a silent song…akin to moonlight whose soft touch opens the evening flowers.  And then it flows unreservedly from heart to heart.  How lucky we are to be the mystery’s children and to know it, not as father or mother, but that which breathes us, moves rivers within, and beats the drum of our heart.  This is communion of Self to Self, life and love in devotion to itself, a celebration of what is Real, and cannot die.  Sending love to my new friend.  We must meet.”

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NEW YouTube VIDEO CHANNEL

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At the new INTERSPIRITUALTY CHANNEL at YouTube

many new videos

Go To:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv1rOchwi6HWJm9kgNPkYeg

Or simply search "INTERSPIRITUALTY CHANNEL" at YouTube

at any time

Videos by some 20 Interspirituality Leaders are included

Other Past Event Schedules

October 2012-   Kurt attends major event of the Temple of Understanding in New York City

June 2012-   Kurt joins Fr. Thomas Keating and others at Snowmass Abbey, Colorado for a revival of the Snowmass Initiatives

June 2012- Kurt participates in Contemplative Alliance gathering concerning Occupy Wall Street

November 6, 2011-   Kurt joins ceremonies of Community of The Mystic Heart at Integral Yoga, New York City.  See Calendar at www.communityofthemysticheart.org

October 25, 2011-.   Kurt speaks at UN Week of Spirituality.  See www.csvgc-ny.org

October 2, 2011-.   Kurt and Loch Kelly teach l-day Orientation at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City.

June 2011-.   Kurt joins Contemplative Alliance gathering with Aster Patel from the Auroville Community in India.

May 2011-.   Kurt joins Contemplative Alliance gathering with Fr. Richard Rohr.

April 2011-.   Kurt joins with others in re-forming the "Eco-spirituality Working Group" at the United Nations (NY).

October 2011.  Kurt speaks at the Science and Nonduality Conference (CA).  www.scienceandnonduality.com

 

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SATSANG

When Kurt was asked to begin teaching in his root tradition of Advaita Vedanta in 2004 he chose not to do "vertical" teaching, where a teacher is the center of Satsang.  Rather, Brother Wayne counseled that the conversation for the emerging era and paradigm includes attention to a more holistic conversation from the Satguru in all.  So, Kurt began his Circles in New York City.   The Circles  (called the "NY Circles" in ISDnA and "The Meditation and Deep Dialogue Circles" by The Coalition for OneVoice) meet 2-5 times per month, but at least always twice, once on the westside of Manhattan and once on the eastside.  They are free of charge and held in private homes. 

SEE "What's a Satsang Circle Like?" below!

 

Current Schedule

NY SATSANG CIRCLES

Free of Charge

Two to five times per month, free of charge.  You can get the schedule by emailing

kurtjohnsonisd@yahoo.com

for CURRENT SATSANG DATES

Because of antiquated computer files, as of mid-2014 these dates will not be updated here.  Go to www.satsangteachers.com (Kurt Johnson) for these dates and email as above or kurtjohnsonisd@gmail.com to receive the monthly schedules and addresses.  Thank you.

other CURRENT PROGRAMS

For Additional Current Events and Programs go to

AUTHORS/ EVENTS at www.namastepublishing.com or click also on the new INITIATIVES Icon at the Multiplex

What's a Satsang Circle like?

Going into its tenth year, the Circles have evolved into really useful "check-in" opportunities for those on any dharma path.    Groups can range from 6-20 and many regulars know each other well by now.   But we are always graced with many newcomers and also long time friends who come and go when it works for their schedules.  Over 600 different people have shown up over the years.  The atmosphere is quiet, trusting, warm and relaxed.  You'll feel welcome, for sure.  There is at least 30 minutes of shared silence and then deep quiet dialogue, usually using a "talking stick" and sometimes with a suggested "theme".  Further re: Circles see "Some History" below, left.

 

AUDIOS AND VIDEOS

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Listen to kurt on AUDIO/VIDEO links below:

KURT JOHNSON

with Ken Wilber

with David Korten

at Science and Nonduality Conf.

Buddha at the Gas Pump

Gary Noll Show

Open Mind/Open Heart

VISTAR

Freeman Michael's & Barnet Bain's Cutting Edge Consciousness

The Leading Edge with Dr. Michael Wayne

SHIFT Network

UNITY Radio

ALL HERE:

http://www.thecominginterspiritualage.com/media  

Archive now includes:  NPR (Marc Steiner Show), We.net, A Better World Radio, and others MEDIA at:

www.thecominginterspiritualage.com

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Kurt's schedule is usually also posted at Satsang Teachers.com:

www.satsangteachers.com 

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NEW SPECIAL EVENTS

DETAILS at:

http://www.facebook.com/TheComingInterspiritualAge?ref=hl

Week of Interspiritual Meetings in NYC for World Interfaith Harmony Week, Febr. yearly

Science and Nonduality, yearly

Big I Conference, yearly

United Nations Week of Spirituality, yearly

United State book tour 2014-2015

Dawn of Interspirituality Conference 2013

Morgan Library and Shinyo-En Center Interfaith Events 2013

ST. BART's Park Avenue, in NYC, Forum on Interspirituality

Buddha at the Gas Pump interview at www.batgap.com)

BIG I Conference, Nashville, TN

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Radio Discussions with Ken Wilber and David Korten

recorded in November

November 12-23 Conference in Washington DC

November 18 New York Society for Ethical Culture

late November

Wisdom Thinkers at Syracuse University

Discussion of Evolutionary Consciousness, Meta Center, New York City

December

Blue Spirit, Costa Rica

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October Each Year

San Jose, CA

  Kurt usually speaks at Science and Nonduality Conference

www.scienceandnonduality.com

also, see left column for kurt's new book

THE COMING INTERSPIRITUAL AGE

(coming in late 2012)

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Cover of card from Pamela Wilson (www.pamelasatsang.com) to Kurt Johnson, 2005, with Satsang counsel.   Pamela Wilson, Annette Knopp (www.thefreeheart.com) and Kurt are the Satsang sharers for Fellowship of the Heart, the Religious Association founded to support Pamela's work

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Just Past Event Schedule

December 2012-   Kurt speaks at Birth 2012 event in New York and at Declaration of Interdepndence Event in Philadelphia.

November 2012-   Kurt speaks at Wisdom Thinkers event at Syracuse University, at The Week of Spirituality at the United Nations in New York City, and New York's Meta Center.

December 2012-   Kurt travels to Omega Institute/ Blue Spirit, Costa Rica. 

August 2012-   Kurt joins other members of The Community of The Mystic Heart for ceremonies at Integral Yoga Center, New York City.

September 8, 2012-   Kurt presents at Orientation for new students at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary on "Interspirituality" and "Integral". 

October 2012-   Kurt continues Orientation at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary; kurt speaks at Science and Nonduality Conference in San Rafeal, CA.

October 2012-   Kurt attends major event of the Temple of Understanding in New York City

June 2012-   Kurt joins Fr. Thomas Keating and others at Snowmass Abbey, Colorado for a revival of the Snowmass Initiatives

June 2012- Kurt participates in Contemplative Alliance gathering concerning Occupy Wall Street

November 6, 2011-   Kurt joins ceremonies of Community of The Mystic Heart at Integral Yoga, New York City.  See Calendar at www.communityofthemysticheart.org

October 25, 2011-.   Kurt speaks at UN Week of Spirituality.  See www.csvgc-ny.org

October 2, 2011-.   Kurt and Loch Kelly teach l-day Orientation at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City.

June 2011-.   Kurt joins Contemplative Alliance gathering with Aster Patel from the Auroville Community in India.

May 2011-.   Kurt joins Contemplative Alliance gathering with Fr. Richard Rohr.

April 2011-.   Kurt joins with others in re-forming the "Eco-spirituality Working Group" at the United Nations (NY).

October 2011.  Kurt speaks at the Science and Nonduality Conference (CA).  www.scienceandnonduality.com

October 2011.  Kurt speaks at Week of Spirituality, United Nations (NY).

February 2012.  Kurt speaks at Conference toward an Interspiritual Theology (TN).

September 24-25, 2010.   Induction ceremony for Community of The Mystic Heart in Sedona, Arizona (see www.communityofthemysticheart.org CALENDAR

October 11-15, 2010.  West Coast Contemplative Alliance gathering

Late October, 2010.   Special program with The Temple of Understanding

One Spirit Teaching Dates (www.onespiritinterfaith.org   CLICK on Public Events and Workshop, home page far right):

Sept. 16: Interspirituality Orientation

Oct. 3: Interspirituality Continued

Nov. 4- April:  Cultivating a Mature, Universal Spirituality.  Based on the Nine Elements of a Universal Spirituality by Brother Wayne Teasdale (now the Nine Vows of the Community of The Mystic Heart).  One evening per month with additional discussion groups.  Staff-- Kurt Johnson, Diane Berke, Andrew Harvey, Loch Kelly, Dena Merriam

Registration: Public Events and Workshops at www.onespiritinterfaith.org

Special Section in Single-Column Format Below

By popular demand: "Saves" from Kurt's former website; and log of past major events

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Kurt Johnson and Loch Kelly speaking on Consciousness at the Rubin Museum in New York City

Kurt "Digging Deeper"

"Keep it light"-- Wayne Teasdale to Gorakh Hayashi

 

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Graphics by Kurt--   from the former website

Arunachala Dreams:

 

Graphics for Featured Poems:

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Shamanics:

In the Southwest USA

 

Oriental Visitor

Snow Wolf Spirit Animal

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In the Andes-- Andean Meridians

The Mud Puddle of Ideas vs. Unchanging Reality

Listening

 

One for the Road:

What dreamwalkers men become

Awakening, one hears the only true sound

Black rain on the roof of Fukahashi Temple

 

 "Saves" from Kurt's former website-- log of past major events

Recent Conferences:   Aspen Spiritual Summit, November 2008; founding of Contemplative Alliance, Osprey Point MD, October 2009; Aspen Grove I, II and III (2007-2009 [Aspen Grove at St. Benedicts Retreat Center, Snowmass CO]; Contemplative Alliance Youth Conference, May 2010 [New York].

Regular Courses: 2007, 2008.  Six-week course by Kurt and Michael Pergola on "Integral Spirituality" at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary and Learning Alliance, New York City.

2007, 2008, 2009.  September.   Kurt provided one-day overview of Bro. Wayne's Interspiritual Vision and Ken Wilber's Integral Vision as part of One Spirit Seminary's orientiation for incoming first year class.

Events:

June 20, 2010.  Induction ceremony at Integral Yoga Institute in New York City for the Community of The Mystic Heart; see www.communityofthemysticheart.org CALENDAR

June 23, 2010.  Special Program with Temple of Understanding on Consciousness and World Transformation at New York's ACA Gallery; see www.templeofunderstanding.org

May 12-16, 2010.    Conference and retreat for founding an "Alliance of Young Contemplatives".   Held at Pine Bush, New York, Buddhist Retreat Center, kurt as "Mentor" and speaker.

March 26, 2010.  Kurt moderates "Report-Back" on Copenhagen Climate Summit and Melbourne Parliament of the World's Religions in New York City.

May 27, 2009.   Kurt hosted special program sponsored by OneVoice and One Spirit in cooperation with Sri Aurobindo community in India:   "World Transformation and Emerging Consciousness" with special guest and principal teacher from Aurobindo Ashram, Sraddhalu Ranade.

February 2009.   Kurt co-hosts companion event at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary and Learning Alliance for Auroville and Sri Aurobindo Ashram's weekend conference on the Emergence of Super Mind.

November 2008.   Kurt appears in Trailer for film "Rooted in Peace", Greg Reitman film.  www.rootedinpeace.com (click on Trailer at center of Home Page)

September 20, 2008:   Kurt at Coalition for OneVoice "World Shift to Peace Festival" with InterSpiritual Pioneer Matthew Fox.

March 28, 2008.  Kurt and Loch Kelly at the Rubin Museum of Art speaking on "Science, Spirituality and Consciousness:  Exploring the Deepest Meeting Place". 

January 25, 2008,   Kurt and Loch Kelly at the Rubin Museum of Art speaking on "Science, Spirituality and Consciousness:  Wisdom from the Cutting Edge".

December 7-9, 2007.  Kurt co-conducts weekend ISDnA "Common Ground" Retreat at The Crossings Retreat Center, Austin, Texas with Texas religious leaders discussing the growth of trans-traditional experience:  "The Amazing Faith of Texas".

February 17, 2008.  Kurt, Gorakh Hayashi and Michael Pergola.  Overview of the Integral Approach to Multifaith.   At One Spirit Interfaith Seminary and Learning Alliance, New York City.

January 20, 2008.  Kurt, Loch Kelly and New York Ken Wilber Group present at East West Books Center, New York City on "Integral Wisdom:  Elements of the Shift".

September 30, 2007.  Kurt at East West Books Center speaking on "Awakening and Transformation Worldwide-- Socially Engaged Spirituality.

 

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InterSpiritual Dialogue 'n Action (ISDnA, est. 2002) & Broadband Contemplative Alliances Network (bcan.ws, est. 2004) with Brother Wayne. Multiplex Maingate is www.isdna.org; Multiplex Visitors Center is multiplex.isdna.org.   All rights reserved for original materials first published here; thanks to many associates for linked and associated materials.  ISDnA's educational partner is One Spirit Interfaith (www.onespiritinterfaith.org), ISDnA is a founding member of The Order of Universal Interfaith (OUnI www.ouni.org), World Council of Interfaith Congregations (WCIC, www.ouni.org), The Coalition for OneVoice (www.coalitionforonevoice.org) and the Universal Order of Sannyasa (envisioned by Bro. Wayne, www.orderofsannyasa.org).  Administrator Contact kurtjohnsonisd@yahoo.com

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