Annette Kaiser was born in Zürich/Switzerland in 1948. She is a spiritual teacher, visionary of an Universal Spirituality and author of more than ten books. After completing her studies in economics and sociology, she worked for many years in the field of development cooperation. Her special field were the women`s cause and intercultural dialog. During 17 years, she was a student of Irina Tweedie, an Anglo- Russian Sufi-teacher. In the late 1980`s Annette Kaiser opened her Tai Ji DO-School, training teachers during 20 years. Since 1998, she is authorized by Mrs. Tweedie to continue the Naqshbandiyya Mujaddidiyya Sufilineage, guiding human beings on the path of love. In the year 2000 she developed the „DO-path“ teaching and inspiring people in a non-dual cosmocentric understanding.
She is particularly devoted to transconfessional and transcultural evolutionary spirituality, which implies an open aware state of being as the natural expression of an integral way of living in a very deep sense. This way is leading into Universal Spirituality and Universal Cooperation as Not-Two. In both areas Annette Kaiser initiates and participates in many ways with different groups, centers and human beings in Europe and worldwide. She sees the 21st Century as a call for humanity to recognise itself as inseparably One, co-creating a new culture in collective wisdom and love of One Heart.
She is married, mother of two adult children and grandmother.
Deeply human and open hearted, Armelle surrenders to what comes along her way, here and now, with an unconditional sense of welcoming. Her transparency and authenticity allow the Other to be fully himself. She continuously invites people to stop for a little while, with the only goal to enjoy the simple and joyful fact to Be. Be here, sitting on a chair. Pointlessly.
Her simple and fresh way to talk with clarity about who we really are, life and happiness, are a true haven where one can let go and live. Her lifestyle is an inspiring source of trust. Her life is an illustration of her message. She has been travelling the world for many years in order to share this obvious message of unconditional peace and happiness, to help us reconnect with who we have never ceased being.
Andrew Cohen is an American spiritual teacher, and the founder of Evolutionary Enlightenment. Raised in a secular Jewish family in New York City, he experienced a spontaneous revelation of cosmic consciousness at the age of sixteen, and embarked on a lifelong spiritual journey.
A fateful meeting with the revered master H.W.L Poonja in 1986 sparked a life-changing awakening in him, and he quickly began developing a new spiritual teaching. Departing radically from a traditional Eastern approach, Evolutionary Enlightenment calls not for transcendence of the world, but for a deep and heroic responsibility for its evolution.
His teaching work grapples with the challenges of bringing the revelation of enlightenment to a contemporary Western audience, integrating postmodern cultural and scientific understanding with an original non-dual philosophy.
In nearly three decades of teaching work, he has engaged with thousands of seekers worldwide, evolving his teaching in response to direct dialogue with students, teachers and thought leaders. The community that formed around him eventually became known as EnlightenNext, with centres in seven countries.
From 1991 to 2010 he was the editor-in-chief of the EnlightenNext magazine, a publication that explored the deepest spiritual questions of our time with some very famous visionaries.
In 2013, he was asked to step down from the organisation he founded and went on Sabbatical. During this period of deep introspection he spent time in both India and Brazil. His appearance at the International Forum for the Evolution of Consciousness 2016 marks his return to public life after more than three years.
Consultant and teacher in Circular Economy, Collective Intelligence and Sophocracy, teacher in Evolutionary Enlightenment, Chrisitine Guinebretière has an unconventional life path.
Born in 1963 and after having finished her studies, raised two children and worked in big corporations, she discovered at 40 the inner dimension of Being and Becoming while attending one of Andrew Cohen’s teaching session.
This discovery gave her life an utterly different direction. She felt the necessity to follow an internal quest and became a student of Evolutionary Enlightenment. She aligned her personnal and professional life in order to match the reality of the Unmanifest with our modern and complex world. During many retreats in the USA, Europe and India, and through daily spiritual practises, she deepened her knowledge on Ego Transcendance. In 2007 she co-founded « Integral Vision » and took a big leap : leave the wolrd of big companies behind, and start serving the evolution of consciousness in organisations searching for innovation, collaboration and sense.
Certified Wutao teacher and trained to Trans-analysis, she was introduced to Amma Shiatsu and Indonesian massage in Sumatra. She created « Keep Touch » his own method of massage. Graduated in ethnomethodology, she has been part of the adventure of Generation Tao magazine of which she became editor in 2002 and participated in the creation of the Tao Centre in 2003. She is also a columnist at “Nouveau Consommateur“ and creator of a game for self-knowledge, the Tribal Tarot.
Arnaud Riou is a self-taught author, coach, trainer, lecturer and behaviourist. Born in 1963, Arnaud Riou dropped out of school at the age of 17 and since then explores the different dimensions of human being through theatre, dance, meditation and martial arts, before figuring out his own method « la voie de l’A.C.T.E. » (Approche Consciente de la Totalité de l’Etre = Conscious Approach of the Wholeness of Being).
Actor, director, theatre manager for 20 years, he was also radio journalist, host and director of radio programs.
To give more sense to his life, he studied Tibetan, Native American and Celtic wisdom and was taught meditation and yoga by masters and teachers from different traditions. : Lama Dudul Dorje, S.S. Kyabgön Chetsang Rinpoche, S.S. Drukchen Rinpoche, Lama Tenpa Gyatso, Garchen Rinpoche, Kyanchak Lama , especially during trips in India, Tibet, Mongolia, North America.
Author of :
Play the role of a lifetime
In the name of the Child
Dare to Speak and Knowing how to say
Wake your inner shaman
5 steps to speak in public
Quietness, my meditation diary
After a legal training, Martine took over the family notary office and became the first female notary of Pas-de-Calais. ( North of France)
Around 40, she understood that, even if her life seemed to be ideal, she experienced an important and moving inner emptiness that compelled her to look for something else. At that time, she discovered the Western spiritual teaching of Pierre Lassalle, studied it and is still applying it since then. She embraced her own spiritual reality that changed radically her life.
In 2014, she became the co-director of the Terre de Lumière editions that publish books of Celine ?, Pierre Lassalle, and Lucidaëlle. Her experience pointed to a shared motivation founded on taking part in the emergence of a new Western spiritual, modern culture, based on the heroic quest, the values of the spirit, and more and more respectful of the human being and Nature.
She wants to share that spirituality can be the source of actions in all areas of life, even in companies, can make us the master of our destiny and enables the « everything is possible »! She is wholeheartedly committed to encouraging young people to be full of hope and also to participating in the revival of Art she considers as a tool for deep messages and healing.
Born in 1962 and raised in a materialistic and rationnal environment, he became an ingeneer and worked in big corporations for several years before discovering in 1999 the transrational truth of spiritual awakening.
During a retreat, he did not only experience the Absolute Self, he also understood the importance of living it on a daily basis as well as sharing it with his family, friends and work collegues in order to contribute to the evolution of consciousness and culture.
This discovery has utterly changed his life and in order to shape it, he studied for over 10 years Andrew Cohen’s Evolutionnary Enlightenment teaching, and met many spiritual teachers and integral philosophers. He followed many silent retreats and intense spiritual practices which deeply transformed him, while increasing even more his passion to embody enlightenment in the culture and contribute to transform the world.
He is co-founder of the International Forum for Evolution of Consciousness and the Meditation Festival, gathering every year more than 1 000 people. He is also the CEO of several companies such as « Integral Vision » that helps other companies to be part of the solution.
International expert and lecturer in Circular Economy, Collective Intelligence, Agile Governance systems and Integral Philosophy, he works with organisations willing like him, through their own transformation, to create a better world.