Dr Thomas Legrand – The Politics of Being


What would a wisdom-based or “spiritual” approach to politics look like?

 

In this webinar based on his ground-breaking work, Thomas Legrand proposes a fundamental reframing of our model of development from its current emphasis on “having” to one focused on “being”. Mobilizing a wealth of scientific research from many different fields, the core teachings of wisdom traditions, and his own personal experience, Legrand invites us to a profound and practical reflection on how politics can support human flourishing and the collective shift of consciousness that our current challenges demand.

About the speaker:

 

 

Holding a PhD in Economics and having studied international development, political science, and management, Thomas Legrand works in the field of sustainability for UN agencies, companies, and NGOs. His spiritual journey began at the age of 23 with an encounter with native spirituality in Mexico, before embracing the wisdom of a wide range of traditions and practices. He lives with his wife and their two young daughters near Plum Village, the monastery of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in the Southwest of France, his country. His spiritual search, his thought as a social scientist and his professional experience have gradually converged on the importance of spiritual wisdom in humanity’s ongoing transition.  Searching for a way to mainstream this understanding in the political and sustainability conversation, he has dedicated much of the last 10 years to researching and reflecting how we can radically rethink our model of development. The result is his book Politics of Being: Wisdom and Science for a New Development Paradigm.

Find out more at: https://politicsofbeing.com/.


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Date

Wed, 5 October 2022
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Wed, 5 October 2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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  • Thomas Legrand
    Thomas Legrand
    Sustainability expert

    Holding a PhD in Economics and having studied international development, political science, and management, Thomas Legrand works in the field of sustainability for UN agencies, companies, and NGOs. His spiritual journey began at the age of 23 with an encounter with native spirituality in Mexico, before embracing the wisdom of a wide range of traditions and practices. He lives with his wife and their two young daughters near Plum Village, the monastery of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in the Southwest of France, his country. His spiritual search, his thought as a social scientist and his professional experience have gradually converged on the importance of spiritual wisdom in humanity’s ongoing transition.  Searching for a way to mainstream this understanding in the political and sustainability conversation, he has dedicated much of the last 10 years to researching and reflecting how we can radically rethink our model of development. The result is his book Politics of Being: Wisdom and Science for a New Development Paradigm.