Briefing on a Collaborative Community
The Spiritual Civilization collaborative community explores the intersection of philanthropy, contemplative practices, self-reflection and spirituality. In brave spaces, leaders in philanthropy discuss how they are bringing inner work to outer action and the impact this creates for change.
Activities online and in-person are designed to promote the sharing of projects and learnings, explore and support collaborations, and provide a space for members to engage in contemplative and reflective practices.
Events and Programs
Synergos Spiritual Civilization Gathering
Mexico City, Mexico, September 12
This afternoon gathering and dinner will convene philanthropists and social entrepreneurs interested to explore Spiritual Civilization – how leaders are bringing inner work to outer action and the impact this creates for change. Speakers will include Lisa Miller, author of the Awakened Brain; Synergos Board Member Mayra Hernández González, Co-Founder of Instituto Xilonen and Jose Casas, who will guide us in an ancestral indigenous cacao ceremony. Topics to be discussed include mental health and wellbeing, social and emotional learning and healing practices.
Synergos Europe Gathering
Finca Bell-Lloc, Spain, October 23-26
Join members of the Global Philanthropists Circle & the Spiritual Civilization Collaborative Community to examine your philanthropic work and social investments through the lens of Synergos' bridging leadership approach. This immersive program will bring us together with the aim of maximizing peer learning, exchange and inspiration, while providing interactive exercises that can be applied to increase each of our impact in the world.
Spirituality & Science Forum IV: Human Flourishing
October 2021 - June 2022
In partnership with Krueger & Lee and Fetzer Institute
The latest installment of the Spirituality & Science Forum, Forum IV: “Human Flourishing”, was a hybrid event that combined seven online sessions and virtual practice meetings, spanning over nine months, and a closing 3-day in-person gathering in Thal, Switzerland.
Spiritual Civilization Meeting
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Tarrytown, May 12
This meeting convened 52 Global Philanthropists Circle members interested in diving deeper into exploring Spiritual Civilization – what can be done to increase consciousness of the ideals that drive members of society to help each other and work towards the greater good.
Spiritual Civilization Community Gathering
24 March 2022
A meeting for members to reconnect as a community and deepen relationships along with exploring opportunities for collaboration and nurturing personal journeys through a group practice. The group practice was led by Spiritual Civilization Community members Pascale Deau and Corey Cleland, both leaders of Wild Vessel, an academy for nature-centered human development.
The Synergos Cultivate the Soul podcast series, Wisdom Square on Instagram and One Minute Wisdom video series examine the intersection of philanthropy, contemplative practices, self-reflection and spirituality.
These projects are made possible through the support of grants from the Lunt Foundation and the Fetzer Institute.