Terry Patten is a leading voice in the emerging fields of integral evolutionary practice, leadership and spirituality. He speaks and consults internationally—inspiring, challenging, and connecting leaders and institutions worldwide. Terry has worked for over three decades as a philosopher, activist, coach, and teacher. He was a part of the core team at Integral Institute that developed Integral Life Practice and was the senior writer and co-author, with Ken Wilber, of Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening.
He holds degrees from the University of Michigan and John F. Kennedy University, and teaches in the Integral Executive Education program at the University of Notre Dame. He founded the catalog company Tools For Exploration, which defined the field of consciousness technologies. While at the helm of Tools, he co-developed a series of biofeedback devices and psychoacoustic recordings, including the Institute of HeartMath's original widely-used heart-rate variability monitor. He is also a longtime social entrepreneur involved in supporting restorative redwood forestry
He hosts the acclaimed online teleseminar series Beyond Awakening: The Future of Spiritual Practice, where he has engaged leading-edge conversations bringing higher consciousness to human affairs with dozens of the best-known thinkers and spiritual teachers of our time. In 2008 he founded Bay Area Integral, the San Francisco nexus of the budding international Integral movement. His 8-session online course, Integral Spiritual Practice guides students step-by-step in establishing a heart-centered do-able daily integral practice. His personal web sites are http://gobeyondawakening.com, http://theispcommunity.com and http://integralspiritualpractice.com.
We live in a time when evolution demands a convergence of our inner work, our outer work, and our networks. A meta-sangha is beginning to form, in which teachers and students and activists are surrendering ego to birth a much-needed “just-in-time” transformation of human culture.