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A gathering place for enquiry, connection and realization.
John de Ruiter opened The College of Integrated Philosophy in Edmonton to facilitate weekly meetings, seminars, and special events. The purpose of The College is to make John and his teachings available, furthering the evolution of human consciousness. The environment reflects the delicateness, simplicity, and depth of John’s teaching.
The College depends on staff and volunteers with the support of those who attend meetings with John. The College features The Jewel Cafe where people speak with John in a more relaxed setting. Other events held at The College include monthly film viewings, garden parties, and the two finest – the Western Style Barbecue and the New Year’s Eve celebration. Trust, sincerity and respect uplift the social environment around meetings with John. The vitality of the community comes from a shared interest in profound integrity and evolution.Learn More
—John de Ruiter
COVID-19 UPDATE: All events and meetings are taking place as Interactive Live Streams on John de Ruiter TV until further notice.
Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays, about 300 people get together at The College, for coffee, tea, dining, and meetings of profound inner realization. Meetings vary each week, with new insights in dialogue and silence.
Meetings are a unique opportunity for awakening and growth, to see new depths in you and witness other people learning, opening, and healing. These meetings can be the encounter of a lifetime — and they take place every week.
John’s seminars include multiple meetings over several days with time also spent in The Cafe. Over this extended time, themes develop as questioners draw from previous talks. Like the threads of discussion, the energy grows as well. The result is a culminating occurrence of profound meaning.
The Jewel Cafe
The Jewel Cafe is a vibrant social space which supports the developments in meetings. High quality food, drink, and conversation are highlights in this beautiful setting. View Jewel Cafe hours
The New Year’s Eve party, Western Style BBQ, Cinema Nights, and other festivities are an excellent complement to the meetings and seminars.
Information and discussion on College events and topics.
This excerpt from an Open Mic followed the movie, Midnight Special, shown at a Cinema Night at the College in Edmonton on January 11, 2018. Some of the questioners comments…
This excerpt is from a conversation at a table in the Jewel Café on June 27, 2019, some of the questioners comments are paraphrased. Q: I once asked you whether…
These conversations were part of a Staff & Volunteer Gathering on March 16, 2019 in Edmonton. Q1: Can you say something about balancing work and taking care of the practical…
This is an excerpt from a staff discussion session held at The College with John and Leigh Ann on September 18, 2018. The topic was the giving and receiving of…
September 3, 2018 at the Jewel Café in Edmonton John had been speaking with another about the communication between innermost and outermost as like the being of foetus and mother…
Text Highlight – The Intimate Dialogue between Innermost and Outermost: Sexuality Beyond the Psyche and the Human
These excerpts are from a Jewel Café table conversation with John that lead to a meeting hall dialogue, both talks were in Edmonton on Sunday, September 2, 2018. Excerpt from…
What is this sleeping form of you that John calls “her”? How is “she” related to you? What awakens “her”and what’s the connection to our humanness? It all has to…