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Who’s to blame for our ecological and cultural crises?

3:48 minutes (3.47 MB)



What does it mean to take responsibility for our ecological and cultural crises? The nondual perspective says that everything is connected to everything else. There are no independent relationships and thus nowhere in particular to “point the finger.” But in another sense, as people awakening to whatever degree of choice we have, we realize responsibility is distributed throughout the human system, so we each do have some real responsibility to the future. A third way to view our predicament is as an inevitable crossroads and an evolutionary opportunity. Read more »

Universal spirit and our unique soul journeys

3:25 minutes (3.14 MB)


A brief clip where Terry explores the spiritually rich tension between the two practices which are fundamental to creating a more beautiful, sustainable future — a universal spiritual practice, and our unique personal soul journey.

The practice of Living in the Gap

4:47 minutes (4.39 MB)


The life of practice is all about "living in the gap” between your current reality and your highest aspirations, always deepening in relation to the Mystery and the lesson of life and death. When we take a stand for a higher possibility and abide together in the questions of how that can be realized, we step into “the fast lane” of growth and insight. It’s a practice to do so without grasping reflexively for an easy or premature resolution.  In this brief clip, Terry explores the implications of these questions and of "Living in the Gap". 

A prayer to the great “I don’t know"

7:10 minutes (6.56 MB)


A spontaneous prayer from a recent virtual gathering where Terry tuned into that mysterious source—that which is dark and light, whole and fragmented, everything and nothing. The prayer is also a contemplation on contacting what is deepest in us as we face the koan of how we can be the change we want to see in the world. Enjoy.

The moment of soul initiation—with Bill Plotkin

2:19 minutes (5.32 MB)


From a public conversation with depth psychologist,

wilderness guide and author—Bill Plotkin

In this brief clip, Bill describes "the moment of soul initiation," when we realize that the soul isn’t here to service our individual unfolding. It is we who have a sacred responsibility—a “blessing and a burden” to serve the soul and embody its work in the world.

And our soul’s work goes beyond us—it expresses the purposes of the anima mundi, the soul of the world.  Read more »

Latest Video

A Perfect Intro to Integral: Alex Howard of Conscious2 TV's Interview of Terry in Budapest in May 2014

Alex Howard of Conscious2 TV's 28 minute interview of Terry in Budapest in May 2014. 

Interview highlights:

 1:10 – What is integral spiritual practice?

 1:46 – Life keeps giving you the same lessons until you learn them

 2:46 – The school is everywhere you look, its every breath you take

 3:48 – Doing the laundry is a meditation

 5:07 – Integral cross training

 11:15 – Hang out with people that are growing

 14:02 – The living heart, the heart of this moment, its always surprising

 16:47 – If you knew you were going to die, what would change?

 17:30 – Feminine vs masculine self-compassion

 21:00 – The scientific view is profoundly mystical

 22:14 – Sometimes we have to earn our own self-respect




The Acceleration of Crazy

A recent video conversation between Terry and David Riordan in which they explore the “acceleration of crazy” as our current national "reality show" unfolds. Terry describes how he's navigating these heady times, and suggests that major stage transitions like the one we are currently living in are, by their very nature, revolutionary, calling us to a higher, deeper, and more enriching human commons.

The Practice of "Losing Face"

In this brief video, Terry invites you to let go of looking good and open up to freedom. Instead of pretending to have it together, celebrate when you look ridiculous! Losing face is the secret to reacquiring the totality of your being.

Living our question in a time of global change

Our amazingly 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 are the most blessed humans in history. We are information and material-rich. We are unlocking the human genome and exploring the vastness of the cosmos.

And yet we face global challenges on an unprecedented scale — environmentally, politically, and economically.

How do we rise to meet the challenges of this time? How can we be a part of the solution? What is needed? We don’t fully know.

In this brief video, Terry suggests that by living these questions, letting them transform us individually and collectively, something new and paradigm-shifting can emerge.


The taboo against ecstasy

Part of our unspoken contract with conventional society is that there’s a certain range of how we get to be. It’s fine to be worried. It’s fine to strive. It’s fine to be depleted.

But if you break open in the spirit of freedom itself — or joy itself? That’s just weird!

There’s a taboo against ecstasy.

In this brief video, Terry suggests that breaking this taboo and daring to be love and happiness as you…is our sacred invitation in this life.

Latest Articles

evolve Magazine 2017 interview—Terry Patten & Pawan Gupta

I invite you to check out my interview in the latest issue of *Evolve* magazine, along with Pawan Gupta, in a rich exploration of the dynamics and relationship of personal and cultural trauma and healing. 


Looking outside, we all see the woundedness of our world. Looking within, we all see that we have been wounded and hurt others. How do these aspects relate to each other? And how can we reach deeper sources of healing, reconciliation and evolution for ourselves and for the world, when we understand and feel this connection? 


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"Winds of Change" in La Nacion Newspaper, featuring Terry Patten


This ariticle has been translated from Spanish to English. The article originally appeared as a cover piece for the Sunday magazine of La Nación newspaper, Argentina's leading daily, and one read widely in neighboring countries, on the subject of "Is it possible to change?"

The original article can be found here: Terry is featured in the section "Life as Classroom". Read more »

Coaching is Inherently Spiritual - Terry Patten on The Coaching Show

The free audio is now available from Terry's appearance 7/30/14 on the Coaching Show, a weekly podcast hosted by Christopher McAuliffe. Listen in and hear why coaching is inherently transformational, spiritual, and revolutionary!

You can access the audio here:

OmTimes Cover Story - Terry Patten and Beyond Awakening

OmTimes Sept 2013 Cover

OMTimes thinks it is beyond cool to have Terry Patten the cover.

Terry Patten is a pioneering innovator, advancing the evolutionary edge of spirituality. He is also a profound facilitator of intimate collective awakening, in part through his acclaimed online seminar, Beyond Awakening: The Future of Spiritual Practice. Terry is a member of Deepak Chopra’s Evolutionary Leaders group, a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, and serves on the board of the Wellsprings Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom.

OMTimes was fortunate to catch up with Terry for this fascinating interview. Read more »