...through Radical Transformation and a more Conscious Society
THE ROLE OF INNER DIMENSIONS AND TRANSFORMATION IN SUSTAINABILITY
Contemplative Sustainable Futures
Our research on the role of inner dimensions and spheres of inner-outer transformation in sustainability includes theoretical and empirical studies on: social values, beliefs, paradigms and associated cognitive/ emotional capacities and virtues, such as awareness, consciousness, comp-assion, empathy and mindfulness.
Our education on the role of inner dimensions and transformation in sustainability includes courses on 'Sustainability and Inner Trans-formation', 'Psychology and Climate Change', PhD education, and contemplative learning activities, such as Practice Labs. They are closely linked to our research activities.
Our networking activities involve cooperation with other scholars and practitioners and the development of a database of stakeholders, projects and resources on inner dimensions and transformation in sustainability. They provide a platform for sharing and mutual support. Please feel free to sign up for our newsletter.
Humanity is facing increasingly complex social and environmental challenges. Current coordination mechanisms, problem-solving strategies, and modes of scientific inquiry, teaching and learning appear insufficient to address these challenges. As a result, individual and collective inner dimensions and transformation (embodied in notions such as consciousness and compassion) are emerging as a potential new area of exploration. The Contemplative Sustainable Futures Program was set up to explore this new area and create space and opportunities for learning, networking and knowledge development on these issues. Read more about our mission and vision and related publications.
The Contemplative Sustainable Futures Program consists of different building blocks, including research, education and networking. To access the institutional website at Lund University, click here.