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WTR Network Webinar: Systems View of Life
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am PST
What happens when we bring together two great thinkers of Systems Theory and Deep Ecology in emergent conversation?
Fritjof Capra, author of many books including The Systems View of Life and Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning and The Web of Meaning will discuss three of the foundations of WTR – patterns, systems and deep ecology – and how we can use these theories to support our practices as activists, facilitators and change-makers. Together we will explore how evolutionary biology, history and spirituality interact and provide answers to the challenges we now face.
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This event will be recorded. A link to the recording will be available about 48 hours after the live webinar and will be sent by email to all those who are registered.
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Fritjof Capra is the lead teacher of the Capra Course and Systems View LAB. Fritjof is a scientist, author, and environmental educator who has written and lectured extensively about the philosophical and social implications of modern science. He was a founding director (1995-2020) of the Berkeley-based Center for Ecoliteracy and serves on the faculty of the Amana-Key executive education program in São Paulo, Brazil. He is a Fellow of Schumacher College, an international center for new-economics and ecological studies in the UK, and serves on the Council of Earth Charter International. Capra is the author of several international bestsellers. including The Tao of Physics, The Turning Point, and The Web of Life. He is coauthor of the multidisciplinary textbook The Systems View of Life.
Jeremy Lent, described by Guardian journalist George Monbiot as “one of the greatest thinkers of our age,” is an author and speaker whose work investigates the underlying causes of our civilization’s existential crisis, and explores pathways toward a life-affirming future. His award-winning book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, examines the way humans have made meaning from the cosmos from hunter-gatherer times to the present day. His new book, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe, offers a solid foundation for an integrative worldview that could lead humanity to a sustainable, flourishing future. He is founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute and writes topical articles exploring the deeper patterns of political and cultural developments at Patterns of Meaning.