Episode 94: Horizontal and Vertical Enlightenment
and long-time Buddhist practitioner, Ken
Wilber, continues his discussion of the meditative terrain and of his
spiritual philosophy in general. He finishes off his discussion of the
meditative maps with an exploration of what it actual takes--both in
terms of time and effort--to master these various stages of
also explains the difference between what he is now calling "horizontal
enlightenment" (which is basically everything we've explored up to this
point) and "vertical enlightenment" which encompasses other areas of
human development that can't been developed while on the cushion.
According to him the traditional notion of Buddhist enlightenment isn't
he be-all-end-all of human development.
if you're interested in learning more about Ken's most recent work, and
how it's being applied in the world visit the newly launched site,
This is part 2 of a two-part series. Listen to part 1, The Meditative Maps: Happy Mornings and Dark Nights.