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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May 17-18: Introductory talk on Evolutionary Enlightenment (Based on teachings of Andrew Cohen) - Chennai & Bangalore May 2008 
Introduction to Evolutionary Enlightenment
(Based on teachings of Andrew Cohen)
(May 17th Chennai; May 18th Bangalore) (2008)
Evolutionary Enlightenment is an original nonsectarian spiritual path for the 21st century. It unites the transcendent freedom of enlightenment with the innate human desire to change and to evolve.
Developed by spiritual teacher Andrew Cohen, the teachings of Evolutionary Enlightenment presents a revolutionary new potential for individual and collective human development at the emerging edge of consciousness. It is about passionately engaging with Life from a liberated and free perspective. This teaching provides a new vision for humanity – a possibility for evolving mature human beings, who have become transparent and authentic, dropping all the veils of false separation, to engage in the development of consciousness and culture.
This talk will explore some of the dimensions of the teaching like Ground of Being, Ego (the separate sense self), Authentic Self (the part of us that cares passionately about evolution), the significance of meditation, the Choosing Faculty and the ultimate purpose of this human birth itself. This introduction will hence be the start, to help you to discover:
  • How we can create a new culture, founded on enlightened consciousness and higher values
  • How we can contribute to a positive future through your own transformation and ongoing development
  • Why we find it so difficult to consistently evolve and come together with others
  • What is required for each of us to make the shift from experiencing powerful spiritual insights to actually building a new and more evolved culture between us
Session's Speaker:
Arul Dev V, is the Founder Director and CEO of People First Consultants, a HR Consulting Firm in Chennai. He is an Engineer from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani. He has 13 years of rich experience in Training, Executive Search and Consulting. For about 13 years he has studied various Eastern and Western approaches to spirituality and liberation. He is now passionately pursuing the teachings of Evolutionary Enlightenment and has attended 2 long retreats of  Andrew Cohen. He is part of the team that is now making available these teachings in India.
Andrew Cohen & EnlightenNext:
Andrew Cohen is a 21st-century teacher of enlightenment. For the last 22 years, amidst the demands of a rapidly changing world, he is endeavoring to awaken as many people as possible to the profound significance of their own spiritual transformation. Andrew has founded EnlightenNext, which is a nonprofit organization committed to a single-pointed goal: to help create a new moral, philosophical, and spiritual framework. Please visit website for more details
Session Details:
Chennai: Saturday, May 17th 2008, between 4 pm to 8 pm
Venue: New No 21, Old No 11, 1st Main Road, Indra Nagar, Adyar, Chennai-600020 (Landmark: 3rd building on the left from Sanjeevanam Restaurant, Indra Nagar)
Participation Fee: Rs 200
To Register Contact : 98407-55049; Email:
Bangalore: Sunday, May 18th 2008 between 9 am to 1.00 pm
Venue : Xavier Hall, 2nd Fr, Ashirvad, 30, St Mark's Cross Road, Bangalore 560001 (Opposite State Bank of India)
Participation Fee : Rs 200
To Register Contact : 98407-55049; Email:
A Brief History of Evolutionary Spirituality:
History as a whole is a progressive, gradually self-disclosing revelation of the Absolute –  an ever greater expression of "universal Spirit" within the realm of time and space. The motive force behind the evolutionary process is understood as consciousness itself.
Some of the champions of the revolutionary concept of "spiritual evolution" are Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Sri Aurobindo and Ken Wilber, to name a few. Teilhard saw the potential for human beings to come together in a higher integration or "megasynthesis" of a new evolutionary potential. Sri Aurobindo was the first to synthesize the modern understanding of evolution with the timeless revelation of enlightenment and pioneered the idea that human beings are capable of aligning their lives with the trajectory and purpose of the universe itself.
Andrew Cohen and his students are on a quest to find out what would human life based on the principles of "evolutionary spirituality" look like
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