invite you to feel inspired by:
President of the Club of Budapest and author of “Navigating the
IN COSMOS AND CONSCIOUSNESS
AND ITS RELEVANCE TO EDUCATION
latest findings in the empirical sciences disclose ever more aspects of
the fundamental connectedness of all elements of the real world, from
quanta to galaxies, including life and mind. Connectedness and the
connectivity that underlies it change our view of the nature of the
universe, of the organism, and of consciousness itself. The emerging
view has important implications for society, for it could create more
solidarity and responsibility in the human family. The
connectivity-paradigm should be a main element of the programs and
curricula of both science and civic education.
Laszlo is Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, Founder and
Director of the General Evolution Research Group, Administrator of the
Interdisciplinary University of Paris, Fellow of the World Academy of Arts
and Sciences, Member of the International Academy of Philosophy of
Science, Senator of the International Medici Academy, and Editor of the
international periodical World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution.
is the author or co-author of forty-five books translated into as many as
twenty languages, and the editor of another twenty-nine volumes including
a four-volume encyclopedia.
addition to his theoretical work, Laszlo is noted for his work in the
futures and management fields. He has a PhD from the Sorbonne and is
the recipient of four honorary PhD’s (from the United States, Canada,
Finland, and Hungary).
received the Peace Prize of Japan, the Goi Award in 2002, and has been
nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. Formerly Professor of
Philosophy, Systems Science, and Futures Studies in various universities
in the US, Europe, and the Far East, Laszlo lectures worldwide, and in the
winter of 2003/2004 held a visiting Professorship at the University of
Stuttgart in Germany.
lives in a four-hundred year-old converted farmhouse in Tuscany with his
Finnish-born wife Carita. His sons Christopher and Alexander, who
live with their families in the United States, follow in his footsteps,
the former in the sustainability and ethical management consulting field
and the latter in the academic domain where together with his wife Kathia
he combines evolutionary theory with evolutionary community consulting.
Author of “The Awakening Earth: the Global Brain”.
Consciousness and Synchronicity
Russell articulates a new worldview in which consciousness is as
fundamental as space, time, and matter-or even more so. This leads to a
radical new understanding of mystical and religious teachings, and to a
new worldview in which science and spirituality are no longer in conflict.
All beings share the same essence, and recognizing the true nature of this
essence helps free the mind, allowing us to be more in the present moment,
act more in harmony with our environment, and be more open to the
synchronicities that surrounds us.
Russell is a fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, of The World
Business Academy and of The Findhorn Foundation, and an Honorary Member of
The Club of Budapest.
a student, he studied mathematics and theoretical physics. Then, as he
became increasingly fascinated by the mysteries of the human mind he
changed to experimental psychology. Pursuing this interest, he traveled to
India to study meditation and eastern philosophy, and on his return to the
UK and took up the first research post ever offered in Britain on the
psychology of meditation.
also has a post-graduate degree in computer science, and conducted there
some of the early work on 3-dimensional displays, presaging by some twenty
years the advent of virtual reality.
the mid-seventies Peter Russell joined forces with Tony Buzan and helped
teach "Mind Maps" and learning methods to a variety of
international organizations and educational institutions. Since then his
corporate programs have focused increasingly on self-development,
creativity, stress management, and sustainable environmental practices.
principal interest is the deeper, spiritual significance of the times we
are passing through. He has written several books in this area -- The TM
Technique, The Upanishads, The Brain Book, The Global Brain Awakens, The
Creative Manager, The Consciousness Revolution, Waking Up in Time, and
From Science to God.
one of the more revolutionary futurists Peter Russell has been a keynote
speaker at many international conferences, in Europe, Japan and the USA.
His multi-image shows and videos, The Global Brain and The White Hole in
Time have won praise and prizes from around the world. In 1993 the
environmental magazine Buzzworm voted Peter Russell "Eco-Philosopher
Extraordinaire" of the year. His age is 21249.
Dadi Janki and Sister Jayanti
Spiritual leaders of the University of Brahma
Power, God's Power and the Power of Time
power, God's power and the power of time are connecting now. Now is
the time that God is awakening the energy of the soul and making us aware
of the amazing time that we are presently passing through. God's
power of truth and love, the power of purity of the soul and the energy of
the time are in the process of recreating a world of truth.
will also share briefly on two outreach projects of the Brahma Kumaris:
'The Call of The Time' dialogues and 'Images and Voices of Hope'.
Jayanti is a sought-after spiritual teacher and emissary for peace.
For more than 30 years she has trained with some of the world's most
remarkable yogis. She is the European Director of the Brahma Kumaris
World Spiritual University and assists in co-ordinating the University's
activities in over 80 countries. Sister Jayanti has a unique ability
to impart deep spiritual truths with the utmost clarity. Her natural
wisdom and gentle, though powerful personality have touched and inspired
millions of people throughout the world.
| Philosopher, Hesicaste Priest, PHD in Transpersonal
|Secretary, National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha´is of the
| Dean of Unipaz-Holistic International University
Findhorn Ecovillages Project Education Coordinator
has lived for the last 36 years at the Findhorn Ecovillage being its
director twice and is currently a community elder. For 30 years has been
focalizing groups on self-growth and empowerment and has been involved
with men’s movement both North and South. He is an artist and musician
and a teacher of the International Holistic University. Craig works
internationally as a community-building consultant.
International Relations Director at the Findhorn Foundation
New Frontiers for Sustainability
presentation will give an overview of the ecovillage model within the
context of a planetary movement towards sustainable human settlements.
We will look at the 10 years’ history of the ecovillage movement
and how the so called “Habitat Revolution” is unfolding. We
will start exploring how ecovillages move toward sustainability by looking
at local organic food production; ecological building; renewable energy
systems; cooperative, social economies; inclusive decision-making
processes; cultural and spiritual diversity; integrated holistic health
care; global networking; holistic and ‘whole person’ education. This
evening will also introduce participants to aspects of the Findhorn
A Brief CV
East is a Brazilian social activist who has worked with music, indigenous
people, women, antinuclear and environmental movements in her home country
for over 25 years. Since 1992 she lives in the Findhorn Ecovillage where
currently she is the Ecovillage Education Coordinator, the Director for
International Relations between the Foundation, the Global Ecovillage
Network and the United Nations and a trustee. May is a teacher
of the International Holistic University and works with intergovernmental
and UN agencies in educating and developing policy guidance
for sustainable development and for delivery of village-scale
Director of Unipaz Holistic International University
and Integral Health
transdisciplinary approach in therapy recognises the coexistence of
interwoven levels of reality. From this, a universe of complexity
emerges, open to what Lupasco and Niculescu call "the logic of the
third included" dogma trialetica?. A unity that is
open to the world which includes the experience of the sacred.
the analytical mind, the exercise in the integrated field of health
invites the journey of synthesis between the masculine function of
reason and sensation, and the feminine function of heart and intuition.
and sintetyst are two diverse and complementary hearings, that provide the
alliance between the personal and transpersonal, causality and
synchronicity, between the territory of communication and
transcommunication. We will reflect on this possibility based on
current and ample experiments.
A Brief CV
Crema Psychologist and anthropologist. Transactional
analyst. Coordinator in Brazil of the International College of
Therapists. Vice Rector UNIPAZ Network
Educator, Coordinator of Redepaz-Education for Peace
& WISDOM TRADITIONS
The civilisation shift we are in is a
multidimensional transition process that challenges our perceptions,
motivations and the way we organize our relations. This process requires a
converging vision - shared concepts, images and values - to build the
foundations for the coming planetary culture. The main world wisdom
traditions are able to provide the ground for a coordinated process of
building this new vision. They can also help to provide the motivation and
the capacity of organizing healing, governance, citizenship, surviving and
celebrating strategies. Designing and building communities and networks
are attempts to discover the possibilities of a new architecture of human
relations. Connectivity & Synchronicity are concepts/experiences that
are challenging us to see space and time from the eyes of a
multidimensional reality. Their practical consequences are the possibility
of promoting the conditions for a civilisation shift to a more harmonius,
creative and revealing order.
A Brief CV
Carlos Emediato is
a sociologist and Ph.D. on Politics of Education - Stanford University.
Trained in Psychosynthesis. He studied two years under Tarthang Tulku
Rimpoche - Nyingma Institute, Berkeley. Teacher of Graduate Programs of
Education - Federal University of Minas Gerais -79-84 - and Social
Psychology - Pontificial Catholic University of São Paulo-84-86 -
Visiting Scholar at Stanford University - 87-88 is now teaching Public
Policy Studies for public managers - Fundap-97-04 - and leading human
development worshops for educators, therapists and community leaders.
Director of the Studies of the Future Institute, is the Coordinator of the
Education for Peace Globalnet
Executive Director of Willis Harman House, Redepaz
Business Administrator and Consultant in International Projects. After
formal Humanistic Studies at Florence University (Italy) she developed
special programs of organizational integration and learning process
focused in Human Values and active techniques for Governamental,
Entrepreneurial and Public Instruction sectors.
Director of the World Business Academy, Institute of Noetic Sciences and
Club of Budapest in Brazil. Co-founder of the Willis Harman House, São
Paulo/Brazil. Executive Director and General Coordinator of The Natural
Step in Brazil.
of SOL-BR processes (Society for Organizational Learning/Peter Senge) and
URI United Religions Initiative in Brazil.
Director of Education for Peace Globalnet Program – Building a Global
Culture of Peace.
Frances Rose Feder
| Therapist, Networker, Redepaz Globalnet
Members of the Findhorn Ecovillage and other speakers to be confirmed
The Conference Office
The Findhorn Foundation, The Park,
Findhorn, Forres IV36 3TZ
Phone: +44(0)1309 690311
Harman House – Triom (Publisher and Study Centre) – Taygeta (Publisher and
Findhorn Foundation is one of the founders of the Global Network of Ecovillages
and an NGO registered at the UN Department of Public Information.