Video Teachings

EnlightenNext’s video teachings and dialogues provide a great way to broaden and expand individual and collective consciousness.

Please click on any of the links below to view the relevant video presentations.

Video Teachings

Being and BecomingBeing and Becoming

“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

A Kosmocentric OrientationA Kosmocentric Orientation

“A Kosmocentric orientation is when the individual realizes that he or she is not separate from the energy and intelligence that initiated the creative process. When we embrace this Kosmocentric orientation, we realize that I’m not here merely to live my own life. I’m not even really here for my own personal liberation. I’m here to create the future. Indeed, I find my own liberation as an incarnate sentient being through giving myself to that unimaginable task.” – Andrew Cohen

Moral DevelopmentMoral Development

“There’s a big difference between how much any individual thinks they care, and how much any individual actually does care. How much anybody does care will always be revealed – seen, known and recognised by how an individual actually lives… by their actual day-to-day relationship to; the other, to the others, to life, to the universe, to the process. That’s the only way you can tell how much any individual cares is by how they live their life… ” – Andrew Cohen

The Threshold of Transformation: 51%The Threshold of Transformation: 51%

“The evolutinary impulse, or what I call The Authentic Self, is the part [of us] that has no doubt that he wants to be a free, enlightened person, that she wants to be a free, enlightened person, and that’s the impulse towards consciousness in me or you that’s the unselfconscious, passionate impulse to become conscious, to become more conscious…  When the Ego becomes the weaker half… that’s when absolutely everything changes.” – Andrew Cohen

Romantic Relationship in an Evolutionary ContextRomantic Relationship in an Evolutionary Context

“The reason that the energy and intelligence made the sexual experience so pleasureable was just to get you to do it. That’s just a way to manipulate us to be sure that the race, our species continues to pro-create. It’s just a gimmick.” – Andrew Cohen

Guru Dialogues

Creating New Structures in Consciousness - with Ken WilberCreating New Structures in Consciousness – with Ken Wilber

“We live in rather extraordinary times, if you think about it. We have first of all, access to literally all of the World’s great living traditions, which has never, ever, ever happened before, any time in history. So we are blessed to be able to, in a sense, experiment, and mine, the various ways that Spirit, in the past, has chosen to make itself known. And we’re all basically pooling what understanding, what resources we have in order to engage in, arguably, the greatest adventure there is; that’s the adventure of consciousness – the adventure of waking up. The adventure of going so deep into yourself that you stumble and fall into infinity… It’s an extraordinary, extraordinary adventure. I can’t think of anything like it.” – Ken Wilber

Andrew Cohen Talks to Sri Sri Ravi ShankarAndrew Cohen Talks to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“The fruits of the works of the spiritually realised man or woman is living proof that the spirit is real.” – Andrew Cohen. “It’s very hard to be materialistic, because love, beauty, joy, enthusiasm, none of this belongs to materials. Happiness is not a material thing…” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Changing Cosmic Habits - with Rupert SheldrakeChanging Kosmic Habits – with Rupert Sheldrake

This discussion was conducted at EnlightenNext London with biologist, Rupert Sheldrake.

“Our minds link us to the wider world with every act of perception. Our minds connect us with the environment beyond us. And to think otherwise is a habit of thought that goes against our most immediate experience.” – Rupert Sheldrake

A Quantum Leap in Development...Andrew Cohen Meets Deepak Chopra

“The way I like to look at it is that we have this bank of consciousness, and we’re all human capital. And we’re all kind of depositing into this bank of consciousness. The question is, ‘What will we do with it?’, ‘What comes next?’. We have an opportunity here to take.” – Judy Martin, host journalist.

“And one day, it seems, the connectivity of the clusters of the imaginal cells reaches a critical mass, or a tipping point, and on that day a gene that has been lying asleep, wakes up.  And it has the information code for a butterfly, and so a butterfly emerges.  The biologist who explained this to me said ‘It’s like you took your bicycle to the repair shop, and then you went to pick it up and there was a gulf stream jet waiting for you!’ … and here we are, a cluster of creative cells… the next step is to connect these clusters.” – Deepak Chopra

See Also

"In evolutionary spirituality, we are more interested in the future than we are in the present moment. Why? Because the present moment has already happened, so there is not much that we can do about it. We've already arrived there. But the future, which always exists in the next moment, is something we can actually impact. The future is something that we can actually get involved in creating and take responsibility for in the most exciting way possible. When we begin to care about evolution, we feel a passion for the future that is all-consuming."

- Andrew Cohen