Andrew Cohen is a spiritual teacher, cultural visionary, and founder of the global non-profit EnlightenNext and its award-winning publication EnlightenNext magazine. After the collapse of EnlightenNext in 2013, and his very public fall from grace, he vanished from view and underwent a dark night of the soul. In his latest book When Shadow meets the Boddhisattva, he explores his responsibility for the collapse of his community as well as a new vision for modern spirituality based on the wisdom of the lessons he learned.
In 2020, he and a small group of collaborators launched the online project Manifest Nirvana, a virtual ashram and “monastery of the future” which Andrew has called a Home for Sovereign Souls, Radical Spirits and Integral Pioneers.
In his three decades of teaching and lecturing, he has developed a unique and powerful vision for a truly contemporary spirituality, combining evolutionary theory and integral developmental practice with the timeless wisdom of the perennial philosophy.
Andrew’s pioneering dharma Evolutionary Enlightenment calls not for transcendence of the world, but for a deep and heroic responsibility for its evolution.