Terry’s friend Eivind Figenschau Skjellum conducted a virtual interview Terry in advance of his Integral Soul Work workshop. It includes an overview of the disposition of Integral Soul Work and toward the end a discussion of Terry’s experience as an early devotee of Adi Da.
Here’s what Eivind wrote about it:
American author, teacher of Integral Spirituality, lifelong activist and friend Terry Patten is coming to Norway in September to host a workshop on the Revelation of the Soul. I wanted to interview him about the work he is going to present and what he is observing among activists and serious spiritual practitioners in the world as a whole.
I think you’ll really enjoy this talk (especially my TNT friends who are into Adi Da – Terry was his disciple for 15 years).
Here are some highlights:
02:53 – Activists need to feel alive
04:55 – Being seriously playful
07:27 – Love brilliantly and let identities fall away
12:17 – Strategizing the moment is not going to work
16:40 – Soul and self-transcendence
17:50 – The paradoxical relationship between Surrender and Action
19:25 – The need for Self-compassion
21:50 – Healthy idealism and the heart of the heart
22:40 – What to expect from the workshop
24:15 – 15 years with Adi Da
28:00 – Adi Da: Reconfiguring the image of enlightenment