Our consulting, research, and practices evolve conversations and commitments to develop conscious leadership.

We view organizations as a network of commitments. Our view locates “conversation” as the primary structure for authoring change and deepening learning and commitment to include all voices.

As consultants, we develop new “conversational structures” for learning and accountability that systematically dissolve the barriers to generative conversations.

With generative communications and wisdom practices, our clients increase their capacity for team learning and systems thinking to generate commitment and cultivate conscious leadership.

What does it mean to develop a Culture of Commitment?

  • How can we integrate principles and practices while encouraging full participation and accountability?

  • Conscious Leadership generates commitment. They demand self-awareness and contextual awareness that involves a commitment to learning and unlearning.

  • Our work deepens personal mastery to support uncertainty and ambiguity while developing continual learning as a practice and lifelong discipline.

What does it mean to communicate authentically to shape perceptions, share concerns, and coordinate action?

  • Our techniques and practices develop deep listening and intentional speaking

  • Generative Communication gives birth to something in a conversation. You feel connected, understood, seen, heard, and experienced beyond any label or concept – acknowledged as a legitimate being. 

  • Our work develops a generative mindset that opens us to communication beyond content by learning to create contexts that shift perceptions and attitudes.

  • The shift to generative communications — from transactions to commitments — shows up in all conversations.

How can we reinvent meetings as collaborative spaces for learning and co-creating?

  • The nature of work today requires team learning that supports genuine “thinking together” to enhance collaboration.

  • The discipline of team learning confronts our “individualism.”

  • Our work develops a capacity for unlearning to practice “dialogue” and deep listening.

  • The result encourages a special “thinking together” and team commitment.

What does it mean to bring learning into every aspect of organizational life?

  • Our research and designs increase a capacity for learning and unlearning.

  • Our ontological distinctions recognize the experience of being through greater awareness of mind, body, and language.

  • Our 12 Wisdom Practices support developing the awareness, commitment, and practices that cultivate the essence of a learning organization.

An organization of fixers, drivers, and rescuers “push on” symptoms rather than discover emergence.

  • There is no object or problem out there to fix.

  • The causes of our “problems” are part of a single system, beginning with our perceptions, behavioral patterns, structures, and mental models.

  • Our work develops systemic awareness to explore an integral view that dissolves the frozen thinking at the source of our problems.

Consulting at Bhavana Learning Group involves three interrelated systems of research and understanding to offer insights into human development.

  1. We employ (Western philosophy) Ontological distinctions via coaching to expand perceptions. Our work distinguishes our “experience of being” to support generative communications and deep listening.

  2. We employ (Western concepts) Developmental Psychology to cultivate vertical awareness. Our work examines ego-consciousness to discern motivation, shadow, worldviews, and belief systems.

  3. We employ (Eastern philosophy) Buddhist Psychology to support contemplative practices. Our work develops interdependent awareness to soften ego-attachment and -identification that fosters unlearning.

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“Learning organizations are spaces for generative conversations and concerted action. In them, language functions as a device for connection, invention, and coordination.

People can talk from their hearts and connect with one another in the spirit of dialogue. Their dialogue weaves a common fabric and connects them at a deep level of being.

When people talk and listen to each other this way, they create a field of alignment that produces tremendous power to invent new realities in conversation, and to bring about these new realities in action.”

—Peter M. Senge