Respond on meta-curriculum, august retreats, q&a and more.
The articles mentioned in the talk can be found here – “Respond Presents: A Theory of Wisdom“.
What is Respond?
Respond is an initiative to address the meta-crisis by researching and cultivating wisdom.
The 21st century has been characterized by multiple difficulties and threats: nuclear war, environmental degradation, climate collapse, political polarization, educational decay, social media’s attack on human attention… the list goes on. A new term has been coined to describe the current situation: “meta-crisis”.
Meta-Crisis: the multiple overlapping and interconnected global crises that our nascent planetary culture faces.– Daniel Thorson, Emerge Podcast
But what do all of these crises have in common? They result from a lack of wisdom.
Wisdom: a process of harmonizing view, care, and action. Wisdom deepens through “tuning in“ to well-being in relationships.– Respond Network
Real World Change
Respond is a network of researchers and practitioners. We develop and employ ecologies of practices (EoP) for personal and systemic transformation. Participants wrestle in good faith with the problem of cultivating wisdom in a time of planetary crisis, staying close to actual experience and pragmatic solutions.
The Respond network gathers expert theorists and practitioners in the field of wisdom and transformation. We are building a meta-curriculum to implement in existing communities, organizations, and institutions. Our aim is to shift the growing energy and interest in the conversation around wisdom away from mere discussion and into action.
A short list of Respond participants:
- John Vervaeke — University of Toronto (Youtube Channel)
- Daniel Thorson — Monastic Academy
- Zak Stein — The Consilience Project
- Bonnitta Roy — Alderlore Insight Institute
- Steve March — Aletheia
- Beena Sharma — Vertical Development Academy
- Kathryn Devany — The Alembic
- Rafe Kelly — Evolve, Move, Play
- Layman Pascal — Integral Life
- Soryu Forall — Monastic Academy
Currently, you can join Respond in growing wisdom through our multi-session course “More Wise” or our in-person retreats.