Posts made in September, 2017


Meditation with Robin Schmidt – by Paul Hodgkins and Susan Richard

, September 13, 2017

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, approximately forty people attended a day-long workshop on the practice of anthroposophical meditation, led by Robin Schmidt. Robin co-authored, with Heinz Zimmerman, a book on this topic, and his teachings on the workshop day were mostly based on the content of his book, Meditation. If you were not able to attend the workshop, you may learn a great deal about the practice of anthroposophical meditation by reading the book, which is available through the Anthroposophical Society in Canada. You can order it on the website. Robin’s presentation was very organized, clear, and thorough. He began by placing anthroposophical meditation firmly in the stream of European modernity, into which three ideas, consisting of infinity, eternity, and autonomy, flow. These ideas became impulses which gave rise to modern science and thinking; they were taken up by the Rosicrucians in a more spiritual way. The Rosicrucians recognised...

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U.lab, Leading from the Emerging Future

, September 13, 2017

  For a number of years now, I have been engaged with “Theory U”, a methodology, a framework, a process, that helps individuals and groups access a deeper level of awareness, and acting from this deeper source, create and find solutions not based on patterns of the past, but on emerging future possibilities. The roots of “Theory U” go back to the 1960s and the NPI (Netherlands Pedagogical Institute) founded by Bernard Lievegoed. It was developed in its present form by C. Otto Scharmer, senior lecturer at MIT. “Theory U” is a growing dynamic method of leadership development that is used to bring change in businesses, organizations, and personal lives. When I first came across this work, I was astounded to find deep roots in anthroposophy, in a language that was accessible to everyone. Starting in September, there is a free on-line course: u.lab, Leading from the Emerging Future....

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