Seekers and Sages Community Circle Series - Registration

Welcome to the registration page for Seekers & Sages Community Circle Series, presented by ITP International.

The cost is $20 per session and $70 for the full series (4 during the year) for the general public and FREE for ITPI members.

If you are not a current ITPI member, consider a membership today and attend these events for free.


Tapping into the Wisdom of Our Community

May 10, August 2, November 1

Online Event via Zoom

Join us for an enriching community experience that embodies both the Seeker and Sage in us all. These sessions, featuring guest speakers and community members, offer a chance to gather, connect, inquire and practice together.

This program is designed for you to tap into the wisdom of our community and share yours. Giving and receiving! Feel that sense of belonging that feeds the soul. Bring your spirit of curiosity, sense of wonder and wholehearted participation. The session includes practices, partner breakouts and large group conversations. Show up as you are!

Series Schedule

March 8 with Michael Murphy and Christina Grote, hosted by Pam Kramer, showcasing the new book Living an Extraordinary Life and online program, starting March 19.

May 10 Michael Lifshitz and Josh Brahinsky, hosted by Pam Kramer, on the intersection of science and transformative practice. The conversation will center on their current research projects on extraordinary experience, the unseen and the imagination.

August 2 TBD

November 1 TBD


Session Panel

Michael Lifshitz

Michael Lifshitz, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University, working at the intersection of contemplative practice, neuroscience, and anthropology. He studies practices that aim to transform subjective experience—from meditation and hypnosis to placebos, prayer, and psychedelics. He completed his PhD in Neuroscience at McGill and then a postdoc in Anthropology at Stanford. Drawing on this interdisciplinary background, his research explores how experience, neurobiology, and cultural context interact to shape the process and outcomes of spiritual practice.

Josh Brahinsky

Josh Brahinsky is a researcher at UC Berkeley in Psychology in the Berkeley Social Interaction Laboratory, and a Teaching Faculty at UCSC. His work links anthropological and neuroscientific methods to explore the ways contemplation invites and shapes sensory capacity and experience. He studies a variety of contemplative practices, including varieties of prayer and meditation, focused especially on the worship practices of charismatic evangelicals. He did his PhD in the History of Consciousness at UCSC and then a postdoc in Anthropology at Stanford.

Pam Kramer

Pam Kramer is President of ITP International, a non-profit organization that stewards ITP and the work of its founders, George Leonard and Michael Murphy. Pam is an ITP Mastery teacher, is on the faculty of Esalen Institute and presents workshops at venues in the US and abroad. She is engaged in training ITP teachers, helping to form ITP groups and bringing integral principles and practices to the workplace. Pam is a performance consultant and executive coach with 30 years' consulting experience for organizations and entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Cancellation Policy

30 days before event:

90% registration fee reimbursed

8 days before event:

50% registration fee reimbursed

7 days or less before event:

No reimbursement available

For questions and registration support, contact Robert Stewart: