David Bohm's Dialogue:
The Power of Thought
Friday, November 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Introductory Lecture)
Saturday, November 15, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Lunch Provided
Tuition: Lecture - $20.00 / Workshop - $145.00: PLEASE REGISTER FOR BOTH
Location: The Jung Center, 5200 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006-6597
How to Register: By phone: 713-524-8253
Online: http://junghouston.org/program-offerings/ (Insert "Macy" in instructor box and then click "search")
Who's driving your bus?
Quantum physicist David Bohm would have said: "Not you!" Bohm's research extended from physics to consciousness, and through it he learned that throught is much more powerful than we ever imagined--- and it mostly operates far outside of our conscious awareness.
Discover how those processes of consciousness are embedded within the assumptions that guide our lives and how we can recognize them. Once known, the magic spell they hold can be broken, giving us an opportunity for productive choice.
On Friday evening, we will learn about Bohm's deep research into the processes of thought. On Saturday, we will focus his research into practices that identify key assumptions underlying thought, and then we will use Bohm's process of "dialogue" to examine the impact of those assumptions in our lives.
Einstein considered David Bohm to be his "spiritual son" and to have the genius to surpass relativity theory. In his abiding desire for social transformation, Bohm developed Dialogue, a process that weaves fragmentary patterns back into wholeness. From Dialogue new possibilities emerge at a higher, more holistic and coherent level.
Although brought to the fore by Bohm in the late 1900's, Dialogue as a process is probably as old as civilization. Whereas in modern day Dialogues, the participants sit in a circle speaking into the metaphorical center, our ancestors sat in a circle around the night's campfire sharing perspectives of issues confronting the tribe. Their conversations took as little or as much time as needed for all perspectives to be fully aired.
The outcome to be achieved was mutual understanding of all perspectives, not agreement, not debate, not consensus, not strategy, not planning. Rather, the conversations around the fire were a recognition that the "reality" was made of many perspectives, some of which were coherent and many of which were incoherent. The elders wisely knew that the strength of the group relied on the ability of those around the fire to hold the tension of different perspectives and that the soundness of the eventual resolution would come from the recognition of wholeness.
Just as the conversations around the campfire guided elders or chiefs of days gone by to resolve wisely the tribe's difficult issues, so today can Dialogue guide organizational leaders and participants to look at the difficult issues they face from the perspective of wholeness.
Although this seminar is sponsored by the Houston Jung Center, it is also available upon request to serve all types of organizations.
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