Leaders from the worlds of business, culture, social action and more came together in Boulder, Colorado, in October 2014 for a 4-day conference to rethink success for the 21st century and beyond. The result is a series of fascinating talks. Here are excerpts from the opening event, including a consecratory prayer from Michael Bernard Beckwith, music from Michael Franti, and a conference kick-off preamble by Marc Gafni.
In 1986, Michael Bernard Beckwith founded the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community of thousands of local members and global live streamers. Today, he is a sought-after meditation teacher, conference speaker, and seminar leader on the Life Visioning Process, which he originated.
Michael Franti knows all about the power of music. He knows how it can inspire, uplift and make people want to dance or cry.
Marc Gafni is a visionary thinker, social activist, passionate philosopher, wisdom teacher, and author of ten books. He is the co-initiator, with leading Integral philosopher Ken Wilber, of the Center for Integral Wisdom, an activist think tank dedicated to evolving and articulating a shared global framework of ethics, eros, and meaning.