MODULE 2 – Paradigm Shift and Emerging Cultural Values

at Wongsanit Ashram, Thailand

(Pracha Hutanuwatra)

Module Description:

Participants will be led in an intensive intellectual inquiry into the contemporary global shift of core societal values in human society that is happening now. We will cover topics such as questioning and reassessing European Enlightenment thinking; introduction to Asian thinking, the resurgence of spiritual traditions; the emerging new sciences in the West; holistic and systems thinking; cultural integrity and changes. Participants will become aware of the massive cultural change that is happening now in the midst of the myriad crises we are facing as a human race.

Learning Goal

To develop an intensive intellectual enquiry into the contemporary global shift of core societal values in human society that is happening now

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. become aware of the global crises we are facing as a human race
  2. be able to question and reassess European Enlightenment thinking
  3. appreciate Asian thinking, the resurgence of spiritual traditions, the emerging new sciences in the West, holistic and systems thinking, cultural integrity and changes

 

Recommended Readings and Websites:

 Books:

Capra, Fritjof, 1984, The turning point: Science, Society and the Rising Culture, Bantam; Reissue.

Capra, Fritjof, 2016, The systems view of life: a unifying vision,Cambridge University Press.

Palmer, Parker J., 2009. “Chapter 7: Deep Speaks to Deep: Learning to Speak and Listen”.  in A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Laloux, Frederic, 2014. “Part 1 Historical and Developmental Perspective”. in Reinventing Organizations. Brussels: Nelson Parker. Page 11-43.

PDFs:

Capra, Fritjof, Turning Point: A Science of Living Systems. Retrieved From : https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/2b26/6aa324e7bffbdccc92fd351b19c6ceefbacf.pdf

Capra Fritjof, The Systems View of Life. Retrieved From: https://www.nord.no/no/om-oss/fakulteter-og-avdelinger/handelshogskolen/senter/sooe/Documents/Fritjof_Capra_The-systems-view-of%20life_I.pdf

Website:

Palmer, Parker J., 2012. If Only We Would Listen: Parker J. Palmer On What We Could Learn About Politics, Faith and Each Other[Online]. interviewed by Alicia Von Stamwitz. The Sun. Retrieved From: https://thesunmagazine.org/issues/443/if-only-we-would-listen

Traditional Chinese Organ Body Clock. Retrieved From: http://foreverconscious.com/traditional-chinese-organ-body-clock

Videos:

Earth Pilgrim – A Year on Dartmoor,Satish Kumar, BBC