...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, worldviews 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 a Master's Course on 'Sustainability and Inner Transformation', PhD education, and contemplative teaching and learning activities, such as Practice Labs. All educational activities are linked to our research activities.
Our networking activities include cooperation with practitioners and the development of a professional database of stakeholders, projects and resources on inner dimensions and transformation in sustainability. It is meant to be a platform for sharing and mutual support. Please feel free to sign up for our newsletter.
Humanity is facing increasingly complex environmental and sustainability 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 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.
The Contemplative Sustainable Futures Program consists of different building blocks, including research, education and networking.
Professor Christine Wamsler
Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Lund Sweden