Creating a Vehicle for Continuous Transformation

Creating a Vehicle for Continuous Transformation: Awakening Consciousness and Engaging Culture

Our goal with the EnlightenNext Discovery Cycle is to create an actual manifestation of what enlightenment and spiritual transformation mean and look like today, in the twenty-first century. We’re striving to demonstrate how the explosive realization that consciousness and culture are one-that our interiors affect the exterior, and vice versa-really does have the power to change our world for the better.

The EnlightenNext Discovery Cycle is organized around two major annual events: the Being and Becoming Retreat and The Conference for Evolutionaries. And while both will be rich and rewarding gatherings in themselves, they are also much more than that: two parts of one integral whole, two distinct poles of a much bigger project to develop and enact new human possibilities.

In essence, the EnlightenNext Discovery Cycle is a far-reaching, inclusive opportunity for anyone who is interested in changing the world to deeply align with, and ongoingly contribute to, humanity’s larger evolutionary journey.

It’s a means for all of us to make sense out of life in the deepest way possible, together…

…and to show that human beings really can relate to each other in a dramatically different way. If that sounds exciting to you, then keep reading to find out how you can participate.


"Traditionally, enlightenment has been defined as a profound awakening to the Ground of Being - an awakening in which the seeker finds liberation through transcending the world of time and space.

"But in the new enlightenment, which is redefined in an evolutionary context, the discovery of this primordial ground is not an end in itself. It becomes the essential foundation from which the individual is freed to participate wholeheartedly in the evolutionary process.

"What arises out of that ground is an impulse to evolve, which I call the Authentic Self, and the goal of Evolutionary Enlightenment is to liberate this creative principle in human consciousness so that it can transform us and the world around us."

- Andrew Cohen

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