Ibiza II.
May 28, Sunday
11:30 – 13:30
Budapest (CEST)

Awakening our Politics-Not mission impossible!

IEC Conference: 2023

At the core of an integral awakened politics is its freedom to create a society where we become whole humans, people of all four quadrants, who embrace all of life in this wholeness. We also build this politics from the best of what has gone before.
From sustained work in this area, integral awakening for politics turns out to be a reset on the level of political thinking or political philosophy. The old political philosophies no longer work. And people know this. They can see a politics which doesn’t match the realities and doesn’t speak to them and their lives as they are today.
In this session we can appreciate success in finding ways to take integral thinking into American politics. Also why integral awakening is not about jumping into immediate political realities, forming a new party, or putting forward new kinds of policies. It turns out to be far more fundamental. There is learning to be had from past experiences which worked on this fundamental level and did change politics.
We can end with three things that would seem essential to moving forward with an awakened integral foundation for politics.


United Kingdom

I`ve been at the centre of social and political development in the UK for several decades. In this last decade I have been investigating that past through a growing integral awareness and practice. I published an integral look at Britain`s potential in 2019 (thebritainpotential.co.uk).
I`ve been hosting a UK integrals monthly meeting for 2 years which has been growing integral as I and we.
A major strand for me is where politics has come from and why it isn’t changing fast or well enough. This is being worked on by a small group in the UK with the potential to grow. IEC 2023 is an opportunity to share some of that.
I`ve also practiced Buddhism in the Nichiren tradition, within the SGI (Soka Gakkai International) movement for 46 years. I chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo every morning to ground the entire day.