We live in challenging times. Traditional beliefs and institutions have been destabilized by modern society, and the promise of science and reason has been shaken by environmental and social destruction. Some have responded by a revival of fundamentalist religions; others have doggedly clung to modern dreams and worldviews. For many of us, neither of these older structures will work. We have chosen to get imaginative and inventive, and to build a new cultural and philosophic home that taps into the wisdom of our human heritage.
This work study program is about that process. Led by psychotherapist, cultural theorist, and NYU professor Bradley Lewis, the group will combine contemporary social thought with timeless human potential practices (personal and interpersonal awareness, creative expression, Eastern spirituality, Perennial philosophy, and eco-consciousness). Through arts, music, dance, media, guest speakers, conversation, and experiential practices, we will free our minds and bodies for transformative possibilities of these timeless wisdom practices. Our aim is to spend a month together living and re-imagining human potential for today’s world.