As you do, you’ll gain access to your natural innocence, sincerely live your truth “out loud,” and activate your higher intuition. You’ll come to respond to your life challenges with wholehearted love and wisdom.
Terry Patten – Living the Integral Heart
Tune into the profound intelligence of your heart to become a center of sanity, wholeness, and integrity — even in the midst of chaos and confusion.
Embrace and embody the intuitive wisdom of your heart to more deeply express compassion, empathy, and joy.
Tap into the coherence at the center of your being to summon the strength and resiliency you need to function at a high level in all circumstances.
Virtually all of us on a spiritual path have been deeply moved by the unconditional love embodied by history’s great saints and sages, who almost universally are depicted as masters of the heart.
The awakened heart’s essential expression — a vast, unconditional, sacred love — is what we are all drawn to and aspire to become. It’s the sign of true spiritual maturity.
Science is now increasingly confirming our spiritual traditions, showing us that there is something akin to a brain within the heart. The heart also emits a powerful electromagnetic field that synchronizes our body and affects those around us.
When our brain is coherently entrained to the heart, we are more at peace, focused, and intuitive. We feel others more empathically and relate to them more authentically.
In other words, leading-edge science is showing that our heart’s deeper intelligence is very real — and VERY important for our health, our relationships, our work, and our larger sense of meaning.
The challenge is that after continual exposure to the war and mayhem of humanity via the daily news — plus our own share of personal trauma, heartbreak, and loss — most of us tend to guard our hearts against hurt. We struggle to trust our heart intelligence, and have difficulty envisioning a way to truly live as love.
The truth is, it’s quite difficult in the modern world to build the capacity to live with an open, integrated, and empowered heart. That’s why we so deeply revere history’s great teachers of the heart — they have been all too rare.
However, we now have access to the full initiatory power of every major wisdom lineage, as well as modern science, philosophy, and practices. And crisis always creates space for a birth. We now have the opportunity to begin a real democratization of heart mastery and a behind-the-scenes mass movement of love.
Can you imagine the power you could unleash to heal, evolve, and liberate our world from its suffering if you were able to step into your heart’s full sacred power?
Can you imagine how different your life would be if you could truly live AS love?
Your life would be magnetic, inspiring, and empowered — and blessed with fulfilling relationships.
It’s truly a grand vision. But how do you do it?
Practices of gratitude, compassion — and even advanced practices like the Tibetan Buddhism meditation practice of Tonglen — can help in the opening of the heart. To really access the full depth and breadth of the heart’s power, though, requires something more… something that integrates the best of our spiritual, intellectual, and scientific traditions with day-to-day practices to keep you centered, open, and connected with the feeling intelligence that is always present.
In short, it takes a truly integral approach — one that honors and integrates all the streams of wisdom as one coherent whole.
And that is what integral visionary Terry Patten is uniquely qualified to provide to you in his Living the Integral Heart program: both a map and a set of practices that marry body, mind, and soul with the deep wisdom of the heart. In fact, he’s developed an actual “yoga” for building consistent heart intelligence.
Terry offers you a path of the integral heart that is grounded and ecstatic, discerning and generous, powerful and humble.
The Path of the Integral Heart
During the Living the Integral Heart training, Terry will empower you to make a radical shift to living from your heart’s full intelligence.
As you do, you’ll gain access to your natural innocence, sincerely live your truth “out loud,” and activate your higher intuition. You’ll come to respond to your life challenges with wholehearted love and wisdom. And you’ll learn to go beyond the typical ebbs and flows of love to a steadier state of ever-growing, omnipresent, unconditional love.
As you deepen on the path of the integral heart, you’ll ignite the full capacity of your heart to love radically, intelligently, and unconditionally.
You’ll begin to understand HOW spiritual pioneers — from Jesus to Ramana Maharshi — activated the sacred, alchemical capacities that include and transcend the biology of the heart.
You’ll see how your heart is a hidden portal to radical awakening that can infuse everything you do with the power of unconditional love.
You’ll discover how to pass through this portal with authentic humility, patience, wisdom, and skill, developing a new capacity for what some mystics call “feeling intelligence.” This feeling intelligence involves knowing all of the dimensions of love in all the areas of your life… from the blissful sublime to the heartbreaking.
The intelligent, integral heart is your access point for awakening your divine humanity. It is your gateway to conscious evolution, functioning as the actual integrator of body, mind, spirit… and the larger field of global and cosmic intelligence.
To awaken this profound depth of the heart’s intelligence, though, is a radical matter — far deeper than merely accessing and expressing sweet emotions. It honors and integrates your mental intelligence, rather than giving preference to feeling over mental clarity. It also means being very, very honest with yourself.
For example, in our public culture, people rarely speak courageously about the universal, existential experience of loneliness. Much of society is devoted to avoiding difficult feelings. So it’s no wonder that we rarely talk honestly about loneliness… or about dying and our fear of death… or about the profound matter of learning to love.
This tends to limit our capacity to contact the heart’s innate knowingness to a superficial level.
As you learn how to activate your “integral heart,” you mobilize a new form of intelligence in your life — one that gives you access to more clarity and more empathy at the same time.
You begin to feel Truth in a whole-bodied, visceral way. You navigate complex situations by moving spontaneously with more clarity and greater sensitivity.
And you begin to experience an ecstatic current of divine presence pouring through your body and mind in a way that makes you magnetic to what you most want to create in your life, and what “It” wants to create with and through you.
Transform With an Experienced Guide
During the 7 weeks of the Living the Integral Heart program, you’ll be blessed with the fruits of Terry’s four decades of advanced mystical, intellectual, and embodied investigation into the higher reaches of the heart’s intelligence and capacity for love.
Terry worked closely with HeartMath Institute, leading the team that developed its first heart-rate-variability device. He also partnered with Ken Wilber to translate and present his brilliant integral theory (used at the highest levels of business and government) in the breakthrough book, Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening.
Terry’s unique synthesis transcends the usual head-versus-heart polarization to create an integrated, holistic path of synergy. He’ll lead you toward a kind of holographic integrity, a coming together of your whole being, which is what he means by the “integral heart.”
This highly experiential program is focused on cultivating the practices that bring your integral heart alive — not just for a moment, but for the rest of your life.
When your integral heart is fully activated, it’s like plugging into the universal electrical grid… the lights just “come on.” And you can shine that light with compassion on a world in need of healing love and compassionate wisdom.
During the 7-week program, you’ll:
Unleash the deeper intelligence of your heart Discover a ground of happiness that allows you to be an active co-author in the world rather than retreating away Develop a daily Integral Heart practice that activates and brings together all dimensions of your being Dissolve the false (and unhelpful) dichotomy between your head and heart Liberate your mental intelligence in service to heart intelligence Open the heart to fundamental equanimity and freedom amidst discomfort, threat, pain, and loss Deepen your understanding of your unique gift and purpose Become more fully available to your relationships, enriching them in very real ways Access a higher level of inspiration and energy Open up into the higher octaves of positive feeling, from peace and acceptance to pleasure and enjoyment, and into joy, ecstasy, and bliss Go beyond the false negation of desire to self-actualize and benefit the world Receive a scientific and mystical understanding of why the heart is the source of such rich intelligence Better understand how you can contribute to the larger “revolution of love”
Greater Connection Through Streaming Video
So you can better connect with Terry and his teachings, all of his sessions will be streamed on video. This video connection will be easy to use and will enhance the impact of Terry’s teaching. Or, you can easily connect via audio, either through the Internet or your phone.
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks
Course sessions are on Thursdays at Noon Pacific.
In this 7-week transformational journey, Terry will guide you through a series of insights, exercises, challenges, and choices that will draw you into a very deep place within yourself where you can open your heart in a radical way that will profoundly affect your whole life.
Each weekly contemplation and training session will build harmoniously upon the next so you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to sustain your commitment to something larger than yourself that promises to change your inner life, attract life-enhancing opportunities, and deepen the quality of your connection with others.
You’ll also experience the joy and support of committing to an evolutionary community based on love. They’ll help you metabolize old stories and traumas as well as encourage you in stepping forth as a pioneer of what’s possible. Connecting with brothers and sisters on the journey is a profoundly important component of accessing the deeper realities of the heart.
This course is designed to function as a transformational alchemical event that will actually enable you to shift the “set points” of the animating energetics of your life at the very source — the integral heart.
Terry will be available for LIVE AUDIO Q&A sessions following every broadcast of his pre-recorded VIDEO teachings to engage with your emerging inquiries about the course material.
Module 1: Showing Up 100%The Alchemy of Total Vulnerability & Commitment (June 14)
Life is often teaching us the importance of “showing up” 100 percent in every moment, beyond physical, emotional, and spiritual contractions — but this is much easier said than done. In this first session, we’ll set a sacred container and come face to face with the powerful opportunity to join together in a sacred community of practice dedicated to taking 100 percent responsibility for our own experience during this 7-week journey. Through a series of experiential processes and epiphanies, we’ll support each other in inviting forward our deepest integral heart. We’ll allow that integral heart intelligence to become not just the power source of our inspiration, but also the creative author of our most important life choices.
In this module, you’ll:
- Discover the deeper esoteric meaning of “showing up” in your life and relationships, and why integral spirituality is anything but an escape
- Explore the nature of authentic commitment and identify what stands in the way of your next level of commitment to being fully alive, conscious, and powerful
- Examine how to enact commitment and vulnerability right now, and truly show up for your sacred relationship with yourself
- Be given 2 essential practices you can do to bring this alive in your daily life
- Activate the five primary faculties of the heart’s unique intelligence
- Practice the yoga of bringing it all together in the alchemy of the integral heart
Module 2: Opening to Divine GraceThe Path of Ecstasy, Heartbreak & Wonder (June 21)
In this module, we’ll explore the art of opening (and always re-opening) an unobstructed heart connection with divine grace. We’ll engage the art of bridging the profound splits created by our personal and collective traumas — dividing our minds from our hearts and our sense of self from our inherent, natural, loving relationship with God. We’ll connect directly with our inner skeptics, integrating our doubting minds as we dare to break the ultimate taboo, and actually open an intimate channel of connection to the universal source of grace, good luck, and gratitude. Then we’ll reboot a potent universal spiritual practice, accessing the power of “the simplicity on the other side of complexity.”
In this module, you’ll:
- Find out how to relate to all 3 integral “faces” of God, and sense directly how each one can be ultimate, sacred, and ever-new
- Directly grasp the evidence-based reasoning (beyond metaphysical belief) for opening your heart to the universal “giver” of everything we tend to take for granted
- Befriend the skeptical inner critic and help him and her serve a greater good
- Activate the hard-wired neural pathways that fire in both peak performance and ecstatic devotional love
- Awaken from the belief patterns that tend to divide your intelligent discernment from your passionate spiritual feeling
- Wake up to the psychophysics of grace (aka “good luck”), and explore how to align with it
- Perform a ritual opening of your emotional connection with the mysterious dvine source of all happy accidents and unearned benefits
Module 3: Expanding Your Intelligence Through the Yoga of FeelingDaring to Embrace Everything (June 28)
Feeling and intelligence are two words for — or facets of — a single capacity. In this session, we’ll tune in to the unexplored territory of feeling and the incredibly sensitive instrument of our precious human body-mind. You’ll explore the key principles of how to use your subtle feelings, sensations, and emotions as a source of information and guidance. When your understandings crystallize into a felt-sense, you can sync up with your whole body intelligence and move spontaneously. You’ll open up into the higher octaves of positive feeling — from acceptance to pleasure and enjoyment, and into joy, ecstasy, and bliss. Finally, you’ll develop the art of navigating the full spectrum of life experience as a yoga of feeling.
In this module, you’ll:
- Discover the difference between reacting to what is felt and allowing yourself to feel through it
- Discover the transformational yogic dimensions of consciously enjoying pleasure
- Open your heart to fundamental equanimity and freedom amidst discomfort, threat, pain, and loss
- Track the way that errors of reasoning, careless mistakes, weakness of will, and emotional insensitivity all have a common root that we can learn to feel directly
- Find out how to pay attention to your heart as a sensitive instrument registering extremely subtle contractions in your total energy field
- Discover how profound happiness and peace can coexist with experiences of insecurity, anger, sorrow, fear, and shame
- Discover how the yoga of feeling can actually shift the subtle energy patterns surrounding you, affecting the quality of what you magnetize into your life
Module 4: Expressing the Higher Octave of Your WillPowering Your Intentions With Joy (July 5)
The integral heart is a powerful force of intention and creativity — flowing directly from the marriage of the inner feminine and inner masculine natures. This is nothing like the hyper-masculine will that exaggerates our separation from the flow of life. In this session, we’ll encounter a series of powerful distinctions and exercises that will enable us to connect with the deep roots of our tenderness and toughness, the foundational care that powers an integrated will. It creates powerfully from love rather than ego. It’s rooted in an existential stand that sources our greatest power.
In this module, you’ll:
- Examine the different “places” from which choice and intention can arise in your being and the way they color your exercise of will
- Explore the subtle dynamics of the fear, resentment, and judgment spread by our culture’s universal victim psychology and how it affects you and everyone
- Find your fundamental “yes” to life — and learn how it can express itself through your projects and work
- Discover how you can directly connect your personal happiness to your service to the health of the whole
- Tap into the power of the authentic connection you already have to a “value gravity” that transcends and yet includes your personal interests
- Discover why your opportunity to choose and commit is not a challenging responsibility but the very essence of the creative opportunity of every moment of living
- Discover a more fundamental source for the power of your will
- Bring organic discipline to your choices about diet, exercise, and time management
Module 5: Surrendering to Being Lived by the MysteryBecoming a Vehicle for Evolution (July 12)
The mystery of the present moment is so obvious, so profoundly deep and powerfully wondrous, and yet so elusive. The art of awakened living is the art of waking up with fresh eyes, in “beginner’s mind,” and rediscovering this living moment, letting go into it and letting it live us. Then, life is endlessly creative, an unfolding miracle. But this is not something “you” can “do.” It’s an art — a dance we can only do with a highly skilled partner — that same unpredictably alive in the ever-present Mystery. In this session, we’ll get a feel for the art of integrating everything we’ve already explored in the instant-to-instant dance of living.
In this module, you’ll:
- Viscerally connect up the gladness of your grateful heart, recognizing it as the essence of your awareness and identity
- Befriend yourself and your personal hopes and fears from the perspective of divine freedom
- Know the nature of your covenant with the Mystery, give it your conscious assent, and tap into the empowering grace that is always flowing from it
- Experience “being lived” by the Divine Mystery, and strengthen the neural and energetic pathways of trusting that Source
- Experience the subtle energetic principles embodied by the “crucifixion” and the “resurrection,” and let them transform your relationship to experience
Module 6: Dancing Into the Miracle of Mutuality & Grace-filled CommunityThe Power of We (July 19)
We’ll bring the ever-present dance of our personal awakening into relationship with one another. In mutuality, a field of “We-Space” is created when our consciousness opens into undefended contact with the consciousness of another person. This field becomes intelligent in a way that is much more than the sum of the parts — and that intelligence holds remarkable potentials. It can grow and develop, and it can function as a container and channel for the transmission of awakening.
In this module, you’ll:
- Discover the field of intelligence that emerges from the “space between” when you are able to meet, and be met by, a practitioner of integral heart intelligence
- Explore the territory of this “awakened We-Space” with other sincere explorers
- Let the wisdom of the We draw you into a higher level of your own intelligence
- Train to develop the capacity to engage a social experiment in sincere trustability and trusting mutuality
- Understand and honor the venerable ancient principle of transmission and lineage, while freeing yourself from bondage to what no longer serves you
- Help enact the turning of an evolutionary “corner” from the old feudal model of spiritual culture to a network of enlightened intelligence
- Discover how to apply your heart intelligence to day-to-day relationships in a way that brings clarity, luminosity, and love
Module 7: Transforming the World Through the Integral HeartIntegrating Your Full Being in Awakened Living (July 26)
To really “get real” with each other amidst the challenges of our time, we must become capable of sharing deep tantric paradox. This means relaxing and rejoicing in gratitude — with lightheartedness — while simultaneously getting very serious about effectively addressing the sobering challenges of our time. Our blessedly wonderful and terrible times represent a profound koan, an impossible riddle that we must resolve, an infinitely deep question that undoes our mind and reconfigures our consciousness. We’ll enter into the territory of daring and discovery from a new level of evolutionary friendship and responsibility.
In this module, you’ll:
- Join others in facing and intelligently feeling into the overwhelming challenges and amazing opportunities of responsible adulthood in a world in crisis
- Discover the liberating intensity of standing together, heart-to-heart with other evolutionaries who are letting this koan transform their consciousness
- Choose truth over hypocrisy, facing the hypocrisy of aspiring to a virtue beyond you, confessing it, and discovering new levels of honest evolutionary friendship
- Find the strength, sanity, and ground to defy the voices that are telling us that it’s grandiose and impractical to take our utopian impulse seriously
- Initiate a new trajectory of your personal growth, that of mutual awakening and “being the change” together with others
The Living the Integral Heart Bonus Collection
In addition to Terry’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement the course and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
Your life’s purpose is unique, but it’s a heroic ordeal to truly live it. However, it’s not a static thing; in fact, it’s a vision which is shown to you as an ongoing revelation. It’s always evolving, because you’re evolving. The soul clarifies, reveals, and evolves our purpose throughout our lives, especially when we’re changing rapidly. Learn from a true master about the art of participating consciously in the journey of the ongoing revelation and empowerment of your soul’s purpose.
Jean Houston, PhD, scholar, philosopher, and researcher in Human Capacities, is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time. She’s long been regarded as one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement. Dr. Houston is noted for her ability to combine a deep knowledge of history, culture, new science, spirituality, and human development into her teaching. She’s known for her interdisciplinary perspective delivered in inspirational and humorous keynote addresses.
Integrating Voices That Get in the Way
Audio Dialogue With Terry Patten and Tim Kelley
Most of us are accustomed to (and unconscious of) the ongoing combat between our internal sub-personalities. These different parts of the psyche mean well. But they often create fear, resistance, and confusion, making it much harder for you to hear the voice of your soul, live your purpose, and have the impact you’re here to have. When we apply integral principles to these internal parts, we can relax these obstructions, resulting in a completely different kind of psyche, one far better suited to being an agent of change. Join purpose expert Tim Kelley as he explains powerful and little-known methods for creating a powerful and integrated mind.
Tim Kelley is a global change agent and internationally renowned expert on higher purpose. He works with top leaders in many fields and countries to transform human institutions and evolve society to its new form. Tim’s methodology, True Purpose™, has been featured internationally in magazines, newspapers, and on television. Tim has trained over 1,000 consultants, therapists, and coaches in his methods. He’s worked with hundreds of CEOs, including top leaders and executive teams from such companies as Nabisco, ING, Oracle, Lexmark, and AOL. He formerly worked as a leader at Oracle, two levels below the CEO. He’s the author of True Purpose and the co-author of three other books. Tim has commanded military organizations, including an amphibious assault craft unit, and is a retired Naval Reserve officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from MIT.
Renewal & Resistance: The Practice of Sacred Activism
Audio Dialogue With Terry Patten and Andrew Harvey
The fierce and brutal crisis of our time threatens the entire world. It’s at once a severe warning and a glorious opportunity. It’s a warning that if we don’t change and put love and wisdom into action, horrific global disaster is likely to upend human civilization. However, it’s also an opportunity to embrace these challenges and turn deeply to spiritual practice to fuel radiant sacred action that could birth a new adulthood for humanity and a new world. With his deep knowledge of all the major mystical traditions, Andrew will lay out his vision of this crisis, explore the five kinds of sacred practices necessary for staying aligned with the Divine, and introduce his map of sacred activism. He and Terry will also orient listeners to the archetypal and personal work with the shadow, which can restore our hearts to the light.
Andrew Harvey is an author, speaker, and founder/director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change in order to create peace and sustainability. He’s written or edited more than 30 books and received many awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Mind Body Spirit Award.
Join the Global Community
Living the Integral Heart offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, in a thriving global community of learning and practice.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you come alive through deepening your heart’s intelligence.
This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.
Here’s What You’ll Receive
Seven 90-minute Class Sessions With Terry Patten
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with Integral pioneer Terry Patten — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a video streaming option where you’ll receive pre-recorded VIDEO teachings followed by LIVE AUDIO Q&A sessions from Terry and guides you to discover the specific skills and abilities to awaken your unique gift and purpose. Course sessions are on Thursdays at Noon Pacific.
Seven Video Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the video will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Living the Integral Heart Bonus Collection
- The Evolution of Your Soul’s Purpose
Audio Dialogue With Terry Patten and Jean Houston
- Integrating Voices That Get in the Way
Audio Dialogue With Terry Patten and Tim Kelley
- Renewal & Resistance: The Practice of Sacred Activism
Audio Dialogue With Terry Patten and Andrew Harvey
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Living the Integral Heart Virtual Training
We feel honored Terry Patten has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with a contemporary spiritual teacher and visionary whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations, and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Terry’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — and at your own pace!
If you’re serious about reaching the spiritual maturity that comes with opening to the intelligence of your integral heart, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
About Terry Patten
Terry Patten is a philosopher, activist, consultant, coach, teacher, and social entrepreneur. He is the author of the bestselling book, A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries, as well as Integral Life Practice, which he co-wrote with Ken Wilber and a core team at the Integral Institute. As a teacher, he created the acclaimed online courses Integral Spiritual Practice, Living the Integral Heart, The Integral Soul Work Journey, and Awakening your Revolutionary Heart. He is also the founder of the “Beyond Awakening” teleseminar series and Bay Area Integral. As a social entrepreneur, he founded the pioneering consciousness technology company Tools For Exploration, led the team at the HeartMath Institute that developed their first heart-rate variability monitor, and co-leads initiatives in restorative redwood forestry, fossil-fuel alternatives, and transforming collective trauma.