Join us for EDA Learning Calls: (open to all!)
Part of staying sane and effective in discouraging times is having a vision of where we might eventually go. As we recalibrate our timelines for the world we want, we can also refocus our understanding of what might be.
As we previously announced, we are offering a series of “learning calls” to read and dialogue, to lift our vision to potential futures that could work for all people. Our current economic system is an extreme experiment in individual freedom and the power of capital. It certainly went well until about 40 years ago when we began to realize that resources are limited, pollution is problematic, and many people are being left behind as some become incredibly wealthy.
So what can we do?
Get educated in alternative approaches that might work better. It will be a slow process for these ideas to spread into our country, but we can do our part by studying them, discussing them amongst ourselves, building a community of knowledge and conviction, and then gradually bringing the ideas that seem most relevant out to the larger community.
We will begin by reading a wonderful summation of PROUT written by a group of long term students of this remarkable vision. Download the Study Guide here.
To participate in the Learning Calls, register here.
On our first call, March 21st from 5:00-6:00pm Pacific Time, we will be focusing on the following sections*:
- Chapter 3: Proutist Economics
- Chapter 4: Agriculture, Industry and Services
(*If you have time to read the whole guide, please feel free!)
As you read, please note the parts that seem most important to you as well as those you have questions about.
The Introduction ends with this:
“We encourage the formation of Study Circles to “study” the requirements of a benevolent society. It cannot be created by merely mouthing philosophy. It requires that we first transform ourselves. This is accomplished through spiritual practices, and by studying and working together for the greater good we put meaning into our lives.”