Dialogue 'n Action (ISDnA)
an international network furthering the vision and work Bro. Wayne Teasdale, coiner of the
word "interspirituality". Formed in 2002 with Bro. Wayne, ISDnA is your
host at the Multiplex. ISDnA's activities and history are detailed in the Bro. Wayne Teasdale Special Section of the Multiplex.
Emphasized particularly here is ISDnA's in-person and long distance learning program at
One Spirit Learning Alliance and Interfaith Seminary (see next entry).
Visit ISDnA at the Multiplex
One Spirit Learning Alliance and
Interfaith Seminary (One Spirit)
"One Spirit", a truly
interspiritual learning and practice community is comprised of its One Spirit Interfaith
Seminary, which graduates some one hundred interfaith ministers annually, and its Learning
Alliance, which offers in-person and long distance learning offerings and certificated
programs in Conscious Leadership and InterSpiritual Counseling. One Spirit programs
range from traditional interfaith, trans- traditional and interspiritual programs, to
dharma and "futurist" teaching (esp. Integral & Spiral Dynamics).
Special programs represent the work of Wayne Teasdale and Ken Wilber.
Visit One Spirit at the
Coalition for OneVoice (COV)
The Coalition for OneVoice was
formed in 2006 to create a collective energy among practitioners and organizations doing
spiritual and transformative work in the greater New York City area. It's major
public events in spirituality and world transformation have included Deepak Chopra, Andrew
Harvey, Carolyn Myss, Andrew Cohen and Matthew Fox.
The Coalition offers nearly 20
"focus circles" where spiritual and transformative passion can be directed to
transformative work. These foster an ongoing variety of engaged programs in and
around the New York City area.
Visit COV at the
Integral in New York
Integral in New York points to
four programs promulgating the work and vision of Ken Wilber, today's most translated
philosopher and futurist thinker. All of these programs are directed by persons with
a personal connection to Wilber.
Included are the New York Ken
Wilber Meetup directed by Barbara Larisch and Steve Nadel; New York Integral directed by
Lynne Feldman and Joanne Rubin; Integral Psychology New York directed by Dr. Joanne Rubin;
and Integral at One Spirit involving Dr. Kurt Johnson, Michael Pergola, Loch Kelly, and
Nomi Noeem among others.
Visit Integral in New York
at the Multiplex
Natural Wakefulness Center (NWC)
Natural Wakefulness Center is the
organization supporting the nondual direct path teaching of Loch Kelly. Loch
Kelly, who is also a psychotherapist and consciousness researcher, teaches at the request
of the Vpassana community, Mingyur Rinpoche and Adyashanti.
He presents The Course of
Awakening associated with One Spirit's Integral Multifaith and Consciousness Studies
curricula, which is also available through long distance learning. NWC is also
associated with Integral in New York.
Visit NWC at the Multiplex
United Nations NGO Community
The United Nations
non-govermental organization community in New York includes a number of important
interspiritual entities: the Spiritual and Values caucuses, the Committee on
Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns and several NGO's involved in work akin to
interspirituality-- the National Service Conference of the American Ethical Union, We the
World, United Religions Initiative, Global Peace Initiative of Women and others. This
Multiplex page linked below contains information on all of these activities.
Visit UN NGO Community at the
Contemplative Alliance/ Global Peace Initiative
The Contemplative Alliance,
founded 2009, grew out of the Aspen "Spiritual Summit" convened by the Global
Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW). GPIW hosts major grassroots and regional
conferences and gatherings aimed at transformative work underpinned by contemplative
The Contemplative Alliance, an
assembly of major contemplative figures worldwide is anticipated to become a force for
transformation much in the spirit of the original intention voiced by Bro. Wayne in his
classic book The Mystic Heart.
Contemplative Alliance/ GPIW at the Multiplex
Sevens Pillars House of Wisdom
Located in upstate New York, at New
Lebanon, Seven Pillars is the center for Sufi teacher Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, who has said of it:
needed now is a new house of wisdom, one for all of the great traditions of the world, as
well as the burgeoning wisdom in science, in the arts, in all that comes from the heart of
Seven Pillars House of Wisdom was established in 2007, drawing particular
inspiration from the Sufi teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan, the interspiritual work of Br.
Wayne Teasdale, and the cultural creativity of William Irwin Thompson.
Pillars House at the Multiplex
The Forge Institute
Headquartered in the Hudson River
Valley, Forge Institute seeks to produce a critical mass of spiritually mature human
beings, capable of consciousness and creative interaction in our pluralistic world.
In pursuit of this mission the Forge nourishes people from all traditions who are
dedicated to becoming spiritually mature citizens of the world, spiritual teachers who
understand and present their work as one of many pathways to spiritual development.
The Forge emphasizes tools and information to help people become more spiritually mature,
foster public awareness of the process of spiritual maturation and promotes creative
action to improve world conditions developed collaboratively by people of diverse pathways
and political views.
Visit The Forge directly at www.theforge.org
"Recommended in New York"
This extensive page contains
numerous organizations and programs in the New York area that we admire and recommend.
They differ from the entries above only in that they are individual organizations
as opposed to networks or cooperatives. This page includes many programs, offerings
and teachers in the New York area with whom we share a general direction, passion, and
long term relationship.
Recommended New York Programs at the Multiplex