Monday, June 15, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PT
Thomas Steininger and Elizabeth Debold
Thomas Steininger and Elizabeth Debold have each explored and developed “We practices” for over thirty years. They have undertaken radical experiments with social change involving consciousness raising practices for collective spiritual awakening to a “Higher We,” and new forms of conscious dialogue.
The question that they are asking is: How can our emerging capacity to shape collective spaces be used to heal the fragmentation between cultures? Over the past nine years, Steininger has developed a communication practice, called Evolutionary Dialogue, based in the awareness of our prior unity and motivated by the creativity that can emerge from diversity. Debold’s work has been to start from fundamental nonseparation to make transparent the patterns of domination and submission that form our gender and cultural identities, thus liberating the self to respond and be responsive in fresh, unexpected ways.
In this Integral Voices call, Steininger and Debold will have recently returned from a global dialogue event in India. They will share their experience of this meeting point between cultures to reveal the potentials and dangers inherent in such an encounter. Taking a self-reflective look at the successes and failures of this East-West dialogue, they will consider: What makes deep dialogue possible? What capacities do individuals need in order to participate together?