Developing Presence, Resolving Conflicts, Inspiring Change
A self-paced course with Thomas Hübl & William Ury
Calling all change-makers, healers, socially conscious entrepreneurs, educators, and engaged citizens of the world….
You are here, reading this now, because you care.
You want to heal the world… but sometimes it’s just too overwhelming or you don’t know where to begin.
Sometimes our own pain or personal struggles can hijack our best efforts to to powerfully and effectively deal with conflict in our own lives and beyond.
In this course, you will learn from two masters how to blend the inner arts of MEDITATION with the outer arts of MEDIATION so that you can heal your own wounds and help to heal the wounds of the society around you.
In these times, it’s more important than ever to learn to embody our role as global citizens. We are being called upon to help in our communities, and ultimately to bring help – and hope – to the planet.
Discover through over 20 hours of teachings, explorations, meditations, and practical examples how you can transform conflict into opportunity.
You will emerge from this journey more grounded, more confident, more competent, and more connected. And when you are thus empowered, you are able to be an effective agent of change.
“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.
What Students are Saying
“With a wish, or yearning, to contribute to world peace and higher consciousness, I believe this is a way to move in that direction, together in unity, because we are one body of humanity!”
– Kerstin S., retired translator, Denmark
“The topics we are facing right now as human family need projects like this. And the high skills of William and Thomas are excellent. The feminine aspects in their work and expression mixed with their healthy masculine power is what we need so very much right now everywhere.”
– Karoline Maria Wibmer, Bodyworker, Coach, Lienz, Austria
“I appreciate the effort to translate ancient wisdom not only for personal use but also for collective growth. I find this effort made by William and Thomas courageous and innovative."
– Juan Lucio, Peace worker, Cali and Medellin, Colombia
Develop the skills of a master meditator and mediator
- Discover how to cultivate an inner spaciousness that allows you to move beyond "reacting" to become more effective
- Learn how to “Get to Yes” in conflicts by listening deeply and hearing beyond the words
- Find optimal ways to manage highly charged environments through powerful reframing and learning to take the “third side”
- Avoid Burnout: Experience how the inner arts of meditation and contemplation can restore your energy each day
- Lead with Confidence: Learn how to see with expanded awareness to source innovative solutions to real-world challenges and avoid common pitfalls as a changemaker
- Unlock Your Potential: Integrate awareness practices with negotiation skills to successfully navigate personal and professional relationships (we are negotiating all the time!)
What the Course Includes
Each module includes a 90-minute video teaching from Thomas and William, plus downloadable course materials: teaching session audio file, a separate guided meditation audio, complete transcripts, slides, and graphic illustrations to further illuminate the teachings.
Course Sessions Recordings
In these 12 lively sessions with Thomas and William, they’ll share the perspectives of the mystic and the mediator on developing presence, resolving conflict, and inspiring change.
Over 300 pages of indexed transcripts of all twelve course sessions are included. Read the transcripts online or download and print.
This course will include guided meditations led by Thomas. Recordings of these meditations are available as separate audio files for use in your own daily meditation practice.
Slides and Graphics
Graphic drawings provide you a beautiful visual guide to the material presented by Thomas and William, along with slides and other drawings to help you better digest the concepts and ideas of the course.
What You’ll Learn
In Meditate & Mediate you’ll gain insight into the nature of conflict from one of the world’s foremost experts on negotiation and mediation. You’ll also develop your capacity to be more fully present and able to respond through a leading-edge mystical approach to trauma healing.
The tools and exercises revealed in this course will give you new access to creative solutions, as William and Thomas lead you through the three stages of this journey:
STAGE 1 The Intrapersonal
The journey begins with a focus on our inner state, and the intrapersonal dimension of conflict and trauma. How do we tune our own inner instrument? How do we heal ourselves?
STAGE 2 The Interpersonal
Next, the focus turns towards the interpersonal. How do we deal with others around us? How do we bring our listening, our hearts, our compassion to situations that might be very challenging and very difficult?
STAGE 3 The Transpersonal
Finally, the focus expands to the transpersonal, the dimension of connecting with spirit, Source, or the Divine, as the final piece in this emerging journey.
This is intended to be a deeply practical course. You are encouraged to use real life situations — whether with your partner, loved one, or colleague, or a larger conflict in your community, or even a conflict in the world — to actively sit with as you listen to the course concepts and exercises, giving you immediate access to tools for conflict resolution that you can apply to actual situations in your life.
About Thomas and William
Thomas Hübl is a renowned spiritual teacher and modern mystic whose work explores the leading edge of personal and collective transformation, combining meditative practices, somatic and subtle awareness, and conscious cultural engagement. For the past 15 years, Thomas has taught thousands of people in-person and online through workshops, retreats, and multi-year study programs worldwide courses how to awaken their highest potential by combining contemplative practices with the cutting edge of human developmental science. He is a co-founder of the Pocket Project, a global initiative whose mission is to integrate and heal collective trauma and reduce its effects worldwide. Pocket Project groups have been formed within Germany, Israel, and South America, and a year-long training is currently underway with participants from more than 30 countries.
William Ury, co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, is one of the world’s leading experts on negotiation and mediation. William is co-author of Getting to Yes, a fifteen-million-copy bestseller translated into over thirty-five languages, and the author most recently of Getting to Yes with Yourself. Over the past four decades, William has served as a negotiation adviser and mediator in conflicts ranging from the Cold War to Venezuela to the Middle East. Recently, William has served as a senior advisor to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in helping to bring an end to the last and longest-running war in the Americas. William is also founder of the Abraham Path Initiative, which seeks to bring people together across cultures by opening a long-distance walking route across the Middle East that retraces the footsteps of Abraham and his family. He has a TED talk about the Abraham Path, entitled “The Walk from No to Yes.”
Testimonials from Students
“The course was exceptional. Spiritual, practical and humanizing, it helped create and validate a ‘ground of being’ from which I could stand on with full confidence in my work on the contemporary issues of our day, from race relations to veterans issues.”
– Kate A., Theatre Director, USA
“A part of me expands with light and joy as I imagine a world where we commit to authentic transparent relating. Meditate & Mediate is not only an online teaching and transmission but a platform on which a new way of relating can flourish. It has fundamentally changed the way I relate to others through deeper listening, higher attunement capacity and increased subtle awareness competencies.
– Scott L., Healer and process facilitator, Scotland
“The Meditate & Mediate course opened my eyes to the role that trauma plays in all types of conflict, the role that we as mediators have in calling on the collective ‘third side,’ and how our nervous systems are a part of an evolution from the beginning of time. Each one of these areas was elegantly unpacked and examined in meaningful and impactful way through the course.”
– Steve S., Mediator/Collaborative Attorney, Maryland, US
“It is rare to see two teachers share in such a deep, generous, respectful and harmonious way. I believe the force of this course stems from the clear and pure intention of both Thomas and William to explore together the shared essence of the act of meditation (inner mediation) and the act of mediation (outer meditation). I will be forever grateful for both the practical and experiential teachings of this course.”
– Sylviana G., Engineer, Edinburgh, Scotland
"After the final no there comes a yes
And on that yes the future world depends.”
– Wallace Stevens (American poet)
Conversations with Special Guests
Enroll today and receive four bonus conversations on video with Thomas and William, featuring changemakers at the leading edge of social and political movements.
Peacebuilding through Listening, Contemplative Practice, Developing Presence, and Intuition
Scilla Elworthy is a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee for her work with the Oxford Research Group to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics. She was nominated as one of 100 Visionary Leaders by Real Leaders magazine.
The Possibility for Transforming “Othering”
Robert Gass, an internationally-recognized pioneer in organizational transformation and human development, has worked extensively with Fortune 500 companies and has trained environmental, social justice, and human rights leaders in the inner and outer arts of leadership.
Cultivating an Awareness of Human Dignity
Dr. Donna Hicks is a facilitator in worldwide conflicts whose work helps organizations build a culture of dignity, heal highly-charged emotional wounds, and thrive in today’s global marketplace.
Finding Harmony with Internal and External law
Dr. Flavia Valgiusti is a professor of neuroscience and law in Argentina, a former judge, and an author, speaker, and trainer of judicial professionals. Her work integrates law and spirituality within a vision of “essential justice.”
Acclaim for William and Thomas
“Bill Ury has a remarkable ability to get to the heart of a dispute and find simple but innovative ways to resolve it.”
– President Jimmy Carter
“William Ury is our best-read, most influential voice on human conflict.”
– John Kenneth Galbraith, Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University
“William Ury untangles challenges that bedevil even the most experienced negotiators: how can I get what I want when I don't know what I want? How can I move from being my own worst enemy to my own best ally?”
– Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen, authors of Difficult Conversations and Thanks for the Feedback
“William Ury is a true master of his craft. Wise and realistic, noble and practical, brilliant and approachable, Ury has created a definitive body of work on how we can get to yes in our conflicted world.”
– Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, and co-author of Built to Last and Great by Choice
“Thomas Hübl is a spiritual teacher for our time, illumined and practical, rational and deeply profound. He is at once sharp and cutting, yet gentle, receptive, and compassionate. You can’t help but expand in his presence.”
– Diane Musho Hamilton, Author, The Zen of You and Me and Everything Is Workable
“Thomas Hübl enables people to come into a deeper understanding of presence, compassion, transparency and authenticity. He shows us how to link our developing self-awareness with our potential to be of service in society.”
– Scilla Elworthy, Author, The Business Plan for Peace and Co-Founder, Rising Women, Rising World
“Thomas Hübl delves deeply into both timeless wisdom and the specific needs of our time. I have found his work with collective healing to be tremendously innovative and eye-opening. . . . what it truly means to take multiple perspectives and live in an open-hearted way.”
– Tami Simon, Founder and Publisher, Sounds True
“When Thomas Hübl teaches, a clean, fresh, spacious clarity naturally opens up in and among people—shifting the energy of the room. His presence functions as a kind of permission, and the group field opens in a beautiful, unmistakable way.”
– Terry Patten, Author, A New Republic of the Heart