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Contemplative Learning to Access Innate Wisdom

Developing leaders, integrating cultural change, and adapting to innovation requires a “contemplative learning,” that ventures beyond accumulating knowledge, to deepen vertical growth. In brief, vertical learning increases awareness and surfaces assumptions and blind spots, allowing the person to unlearn outmoded beliefs.

“Unlearning” can be disorienting. It involves a blend of openness, compassion, and discipline to relax our identity and question our belief system.

Here, I borrow three Tibetan concepts and practices —the Three Defects of the Pot, the Three Prajnas, and the Four Reliances—to open our minds to the cycle of learning and access our innate wisdom.

By |2022-07-28T16:49:28-04:00February 14th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

Art of Unlearning, Part 3: Practice Changing Our View

It is the truth that liberates, not your efforts to be free. — J. Krishnamurti

Unlearning involves breaking down the origins of our thoughts, attitudes, behaviors, feelings, and biases.

In the first part of this three-part series, we examined four ways of seeing: the default view, with our reflexive thoughts; the small view, with concrete ideas; the large view governed DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2022-07-28T16:29:34-04:00March 24th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Art of Unlearning, part 2: Mindsets that Impede Unlearning

In our last blog, we explored four ways of seeing: the default view, the small view, the large view, and the whole view. Each of these views expands beyond the self to include more variables, optimize greater complexity and change, and cultivate more space for unlearning, which is critical for learning today.

In this part, I focus on impediments to unlearning that cultivate the final “whole view,” and in Part 3, I will explore practices to cultivate unlearning.

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By |2022-07-15T12:20:53-04:00March 1st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments
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