The Adventure: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Awakening

Saturday, June 29, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT  
TS Members: $30 • Nonmembers: $40


Adventure A Practica Guide to Spiritual AwakeningSteve Taylor, Ph.D. has devoted his life to investigating spiritual awakening, both as a psychologist and a spiritual explorer. In his new book The Adventure — published with, and with a foreword by, Eckhart Tolle — he describes the eight essential qualities of awakening and guides the reader through practices to cultivate the qualities.

In this workshop, we will focus on specific qualities such as gratitude, altruism, detachment, and acceptance. We will look at some illustrations of how spiritually awakened people embody these characteristics and how they underpin all of the world’s spiritual traditions. We will use guided meditations, contemplative exercises, and other techniques to experience the qualities. The workshop will allow participants to experience their fundamental wakefulness and provide them with practical exercises that they can apply in their own lives.

This workshop will:

  • Describe the eight defining characteristics of wakefulness and outline how we can cultivate them
  • Focus on three essential qualities of awakening: gratitude, altruism, and acceptance
  • Include guided meditations, contemplative exercises, and other practices for catalyzing spiritual transformation
  • Show that wakefulness (or enlightenment) is a natural state that is accessible to everyone

Registration includes on-demand access to a recording of the program, which can be viewed for two weeks following the program date.

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Steve TaylorSteve Taylor, Ph.D., is the author of 15 books on psychology and spirituality and is a senior lecturer and researcher in psychology at Leeds Beckett University. His books have been published in 25 languages and include The Adventure, Extraordinary Awakenings, The Clear Light, and The Leap. He regularly appears in the media in the UK, including on Radio 4’s Prayer for the Day and the BBC World Service. Eckhart Tolle describes his work as “an important contribution to the shift in consciousness happening on our planet at present.” For more, visit

Program Format

This is a live, interactive online program that will also be recorded. Our goal is to send the recording to you within two business days, often sooner. The recording will be available for on-demand viewing for two weeks following the program date.

Software Platform

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