Wisdom at Work

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Wisdom at Work

Transforming Our Minds, Brains, and World for the Better

Thursday, May 10, 2012 , 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Joel and Michelle Levey
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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Drawing insights from 40+ years of exploring the noetic frontiers, Michelle and Joel Levey ( will share inspirations, reflections, and best practices for increasing our capacity to flourish in these V.U.C.A. Times (i.e. Volatile, Uncertain, Chaotic, and Ambiguous times.) This evening will explore themes inspired by: contemplative sciences, change resilience, mind-fitness training, neuroplasticity, collective wisdom, spiritual activism, and creative altruism. Insights and teaching stories will be shared from the Leveys’ intensive research in mind sciences, advanced biocybernautic training for the U.S. Army’s Jedi Warrior program, study with many of the most revered contemplative teachers of our times, and inspired work with hundreds of leading organizations around the globe. You will leave with profoundly practical insights to expand your capacity to balance the many dimensions of your life with greater wisdom, creativity, and compassion.

About the Speakers

Joel & Michelle, founders of InnerWork Technologies, Inc. ( have been honored by the Institute of Noetic Sciences--for whom they have participated in numerous research colloquiums—for their work as leading contemporary teachers of transformation. The Dalai Lama, an advisor on a number of the Leveys’ projects praised their work saying: "You are presently engaged in work that has great prospects for bringing the Dharma to a very wide section of people who may not under ordinary circumstances come into contact with these teachings.” Their clients also include: Google, Intel, H.P, Microsoft, Intuit, Sun Microsystems, World Bank, NASA, M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center, Compassionate Action Network, and the Clinton Global Initiative. They designed and directed advanced biocybernautic training for the Special Forces’ acclaimed “Ultimate Warrior Training Program” (aka "Jedi Warrior") which was described by West Point leaders as, "The most exquisite orchestration of human technology that we have ever seen.” Speaking to the scope of this work, advisors Michael Murphy and George Leonard, observed that, “Jedi Warrior was the most extensive and advanced leadership development program to be offered in modern times.”

The Leveys currently serve on the Advisory Board for The International Campaign for Compassionate Business; The International Campaign for Compassionate Cities; The Art Monastery Project;  and Resilient People and Climate Change. They directed clinical programs related to stress management, pain management, and employee health for Group Health HMO, and Children’s Hospital.

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Cost: $20 (or 20 Thankyous) and a dish to share; $40 with no dish
Discount Cost: Applies when you RSVP and choose to give Thankyou's.
Payment Instructions: Make checks payable to IONS

- 6 PM: One hour for socializing and eating dinner
- 7 PM: 30 minutes for welcome, announcements and introductions
- 7:30 PM: One hour for our guest speaker's presentation
- 8:30 PM: 30 minutes for Questions and Answers
- 9 PM: We close the event, allowing time for post-event commingling and cleaning before leaving by 10 PM.

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