Today is Ken Wilber’s 74th birthday, we invite you to hold in our minds and hearts Ken on this day and also you might join us in expressing our gratitude to him. John Dupuy and Bence Ganti joined forces and created the Ken Wilber Gratitude Fund (KWGF) for him in 2015, which successfully supports Ken Wilber since then, with the KWGF team.
Read today’s message from John Dupuy:
“Dear Friends of Ken,
We haven’t sent a Ken Wilber Gratitude Fund letter in a long time! And now it’s time to celebrate Ken’s birthday again, and we want to thank everyone who has supported Ken in the past and those of you who give sustaining monthly donations.
Thank you so much. You are awesome.
We have been doing this fund since July 2015 and it is one of the things in my life that I feel really good about. It is such a beautiful way to express our love and appreciation for Ken, who never asks anything of us who are so deeply blessed by his work.
Ken is currently working on a book that to me has the potential of being the best thing he’s ever done. The tentative title is Making Room for Everything—Finding Wholeness and Meaning in the Midst of Your Life, and in this work Ken unpacks for us “Waking Up, Growing Up, Opening Up, Cleaning Up, and Showing Up.”
It is such an amazing gift that he is still with us and still creating and revealing the conscious universe in a way that is so brilliantly and uniquely Ken Wilber.
I have been working in the Integral world for many years now, and I wrote a very influential and award-winning book applying Ken’s AQAL model to what I had learned about addiction and recovery from my years of working in the field. Ken was so kind and supportive to me – and never asked for a penny. That’s my experience of Ken.
Besides being an epoch-making genius, the likes of which we may never see again, he is a sweetheart, and he keeps loving us in the best way he knows how. By continuing to write and teach as a life transforming gift for us all.
So if you feel this way about Ken also, and if his work has helped wake you up, grow you up, and show you up, please be generous. And if you don’t have a lot of the green stuff, remember what Jesus said about the widow’s mite: it is the loving and sacrificial intention, Jesus taught, that was the most important.
Thank you for your generosity and your love for our dear elder brother, Ken Wilber.
I know he appreciates this and has told me this on various occasions – one time saying it was the kindest thing anyone had ever done for him.
Thank you again for your generosity, kindness, and beautiful loving heart. I also want to thank you from our Gratitude fund trustees, Bence Ganti and Dr. Bob Weathers, and from Dennis Wittrock who manages the website, and my assistant Heidi Mitchell who is the financial administrator. Again, none of us on the board of trustees have ever taken a penny from this fund. There is a little bit of money that goes to the fund’s maintenance, but very little. The rest all goes to Ken.
With great love, respect, and gratitude,
John Dupuy and the Ken Wilber Gratitude Fund team“
John, Bence, Bob, Heidi and Dennis