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Science & Spirituality Circle

Join Thrive for our monthly exploration of Life's big questions, meaning, and purpose.

Our theme this month focuses on "Integral Philosophy" and the connection between everything.

  • Is it possible that everyone is right? Is there space for all worldviews, paradigms, and perspectives on life's great questions and challenges?

  • Can we integrate science & spirituality into one unified and harmonious meta-theory?

  • How do we foster an ongoing pursuit of beauty, truth and goodness in these evolving times?


Integral philosophy is an effort by author & thought leader Ken Wilber to connect the sum of all human knowledge and experience. It's rooted in a comprehensive framework that holds that there is an internal (subjective) reality and an external (objective) reality, and these realities manifest through individuals and collectives. Human understanding evolves along levels of development, and by mapping the world through these categories, one can begin to find space for integrating all of existence in clear and connected ways.

To spark our conversations, please check out the resources below.

It will be a lively & intimate night of meaningful conversation as we explore our collective longing for ever greater truth, perspective, and wisdom.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24th

TIME: 6:30 - 9:30pm

WHERE: 330A 49th Street, Oakland 94609 (Duncan's home)
Enter through the gate on the left, come to the backdoor and then head upstairs.
(Equally close to MacArthur and Rockridge BART stations.)

ACCESS: There are stairs and one wobbly cat. Please contact Duncan if there are ways that (I) we can facilitate your comfort and access to the space.

POTLUCK: We'll be sharing in a potluck so please bring a vegetarian or vegan dish/side to share with others if you're able to.

RSVP: Please RSVP to duncanautrey@gmail.com if you plan to join us.

Feel free to invite your friends who love to dive deep into the meaningful questions of our time.

We'll see you there!

In partnership,
The Thrive East Bay team

"The Science & Spirituality Circle is an open monthly circle hosted by Thrive East Bay exploring the relationship between science & spirituality and the big questions about life, meaning, purpose, evolution, and human flourishing."

This interview between Ken Wilber and Steve Paulson will be the ground of our conversation.

Here it is online: https://integrallife.com/integral-understanding-science-and-religion/.

Here it is in podcast form: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/everyone-is-right/id1378476230?mt=2&i=1000411786559

Want an intro to integral theory?

Listen to this podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everyone-is-right/id1378476230?i=1000410325182&mt=2

Or visit this page:  https://integrallife.com/what-is-integral-approach/

Here's a brief video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP3e5MVOVfw

Earlier Event: April 21
Song Circle | April
Later Event: May 5
Thrive Sunday | We Are One