STUDY CIRCLE - 21st Century Enlightenment. Session Three

  • April 10, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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This Meeting Is Cancelled Due To Illness. A New Date Will Be Fixed Soon.

The next meetup of the study circle on  A New Age of Enlightenment or Darkness study will take place on April 10th.  This is a continuation of what started as a House Meeting on January 10th and because of interest has now turned into a study circle.


Kathryn Best will facilitate this Study Circle and is a writer, speaker, educator and consultant in design and the creative industries, and the author of 2 books on Design Management. Her new book on design and systemic change is due out in 2013.

We will continue to explore what does it mean to be an enlightened citizen in the present age, and are we indeed entering a new age of enlightenment or one of darkness.

There is a need for a new enlightened model for how we can create/recreate our future, but will it come from the top or the bottom of our current power structures, or is a combination of both necessary for success?

The first house meeting agreed on the importance of shared meaning, on the need for more conversation (and less TV), more curiosity and imagination (and less fear and rigid thinking), more pleasure generated from accomplishing things and less reliance on our addictions and distractions - technology or otherwise. Enlightenment is a choice we all make as individuals, as communities and as a global society.

This study circle will take the discussion forward,  question the status quo and inspire debate around theoretical and practical alternatives. How can we integrate both existing and better ways of living? What new frameworks can we create for a healthier concept of society and politics? And how can we use these to bring our systems back into balance - and align them with the right to prosperity and peace for all?

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  • Pamela M.

    Kathryn. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    Kathryn and everyone in the group. I'm hoping this group will be well represented at the GlobalNet 21 planning meeting on Monday, when we will be looking at the future of study circles - how to go forward and support each other http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/events/105135242/?a=ra1_vl&_af_eid=105135242&_af=event

    April 13, 2013

  • Kathryn B.

    Hello, looking forward to seeing you tomorrow evening. The links below follow from last time when we discussed many things including education, government, society, values, beliefs and the need for change to happen at an individual and global level. Please bring an open mind and a willingness to share - no need to have attended previously or to read anything in particular.

    Stephen Hessel (who died in March) - his small books Engagez-vous (Get Involved) and Indignez-vous (Time for Outrage) are available online

    Connect Ireland. www.connectireland.com - 'our country your opportunity'. a national model for international collaboration (win-win)

    Triple Bottom Line. An accounting model that considers people, planet & profit. www.economist.com/node/[masked]

    Ken Wilber, Integral Theory. www.kenwilber.com/home/landing/index.html

    Recent post by Marlise Karlin (who leads meditation in school initiatives) www.huffingtonpost.com/marlise-karlin/the-rising-tide-of-powerl_b_2378295.html

    April 9, 2013

    • Thelma

      Kathryn, wishing you a speedy recovery.

      April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds interesting..

    April 8, 2013

  • dave p.

    Looking forward to it

    April 3, 2013

  • Phil S.

    The last meetup was fascinating. Can't wait for this next one :)

    March 28, 2013

  • terence f.

    Alas at a concert

    March 28, 2013

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