Toscana II.
May 25, Thursday
11:30 – 13:30
Budapest (CEST)

Growing Up after Waking Up

IEC Conference: 2023

Waking up, or spiritual wisdom, is one of the most precious and profound gifts of the human experience. Yet in our teachers and ourselves,  shadow accompanies the light.   In this session,  will explore how spiritual realization evolves from Tier 1- Tier 2-Tier 3 as our ego matures, with a focus on spiritual bypassing and spiritual integrity as lived experience.

LAFFERTY, Kimberley Theresa

United States

I have been gratefully dancing on the outskirts of the integral community for 25 years. At 27, after collegial education and a successful corporate career, I experienced an awakening that led me to change the direction of my life.  I then spent 12 years as a full time practitioner and eventual Teacher of Indo-Tibean Buddhism. From 2004-2011, I founded and served as ED of the Yoga Studies Institute. In 2010, I followed a surprising yet insistent call to bring my esoteric spiritual practice to everyday life as a “householder.”  Then starting a family and returning to graduate school in Human Development.  Today, I am based in a remote community in the North Cascades of North America. This deeply impacts my lived experience and practice. These notes of my historical self have become the melody of who I am now: a seasoned teacher-practitioner weaving together Indo-Tibetan Vajrayana and Adult Ego development. A leader of multi-year, private spiritual education cohorts at the Confluence Experience. I co-lead with Terri O’Fallon,  the penultimate Minds I year-long developmental course of Stages International. I am an active Board member for the Association for Spiritual Integrity.