The Radical Wholeness National Conference

Featuring Philip Shepherd, author of Radical Wholeness: The Embodied Present and the Ordinary Grace of Being. May 24.

Philip Shepherd describes how our culture systematically desensitizes our ability to sense the whole – a sense he calls holosapience – and considers the damage this inflicts on our personal lives and on the planet. In the two-day workshop, Shepherd will lay out simple, practical means of undoing the divisions and compartmentalizations within us that desensitize us to our living experience of wholeness. By finding our way out of the head and reuniting with our body’s intelligence, we can ground yourself in a wholeness of being that feels and supports the harmonies not just of our lives, but of our wakeful world.

A Journey to Wholeness: Radical Wholeness Weekend Talk
Led by Philip Shepherd, author of Radical Wholeness

Philip Shepherd proposes a bold thesis with his new book Radical Wholeness: The Embodied Present and the Ordinary Grace of Being. As a culture—and so too as individuals—we have become whole-blind. This is the core of a disorder that fragments our lives and is unravelling the ecosystems on which we depend. When we struggle to feel the wholeness of the self or of the present, we can only operate in a world of bits and pieces – and that affects everything we see and do. We feel anxious and disconnected from reality, because its nature is inseparable from its wholeness: to be desensitized to wholeness is to be desensitized to reality. In this wide-ranging talk, Philip brings to life the different world we could create by remembering the wholeness in which we abide. More crucially, he provides practical ways to help you do that, and newly discover the body, the present, and the resonance of your personal life.

May 2, 7–9pm. Free and open to the public.


Radical Wholeness Weekend Workshop: Greensboro NC

Move out of your head and into your life. Our deepest yearning is to experience wholeness in our lives – yet too often we feel scattered and off balance. The main source of our fragmentation is that we have been taught to live in our heads. Divided from the breath, the present, and the profound intelligence of the body, we sit in our heads and strain to make sense of it all. This workshop shows you another way of making sense, and helps you experience the body as you never have before. The cornerstone of The Embodied Present Process, this playful weekend provides you with new skills to last a lifetime.

Philip Shepherd has gained an international reputation as a teacher whose breadth of vision and original exercises enable people to escape the enclosed chatter of the head, and ground their thinking in the calm, deep-dwelling intelligence of the body.  His workshop provides tools to last a lifetime, even as it gently opens the door to a radical experience of wholeness.

Class size limited to 30.

May 3 10am to May 4 5pm


If you are divided from your body you are also divided from the body of the world, which then appears to be other than you or separate from you, rather than the living continuum to which you belong.

Philip Shepherd

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