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Integral Institute believes that partial and piecemeal approaches to complex problems are ineffective and often counter-productive. Whether addressing individual and personal issues of meaning and well-being, or intractable social crisis such as war, hunger, disease, poverty, homelessness, and ecological despoliation, partial and fragmentary approaches need to be replaced by solutions that are more inclusive and balanced—or integral.

Accordingly, the Institute has four main objectives:

1. To integrate the most research from the most number of disciplines—including the natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.), art, ethics, religion, psychology, politics, business, social theory, and spirituality.

2. To develop practical products and services from this research, for use by individuals, groups, businesses, and organizations worldwide.

3. To apply this integrated knowledge and method of problem solving in areas of urgent need—especially the serious political, health, educational, economic, environmental, and spiritual problems facing humanity. These integral applications are employed by the Institute's own members; by certified Integral Friends and Partners; and by organizational leaders and cultural pioneers trained in the Integral Approach.

4. To create communities of Integral learning and practice—academic, professional, personal, and spiritual—where Integral applications can be shared, implemented, tested, and refined.

Integral Institute, a non-profit organization, functions as the world's premier "think-and-practice tank" for Integral research and applications; as a provider of consulting services, workshops, and conferences; as an open-source base for sharing Integral knowledge and problem-solving strategies; and as a network of the most influential Integral thinkers and practitioners in the world.


Integral Institute envisions a world in which the knowledge and capacities of our collective humanity are increasingly brought to bear upon our most difficult problems—and our highest possibilities. Integral Institute's core assumption is that by helping individuals, companies, organizations, governments, NGOs, and communities become Integrally informed, they will be better able to effectively chart their courses, making wiser decisions today and in the future; develop successful, breakthrough strategies to solve their most critical problems; more strategically mobilize their resources to implement desired solutions—and thus contribute to dramatically improving the quality of life on this planet.

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