April Gathering--2011


Topic: Shifting Paradigms
Date: Monday, April 25
Place: Greenwood Library  8016 Greenwood Ave. N.,                                     Metro Bus Rt: 5, 48, 35
Time: 6:00-8:00pm  (Join us for social time at 5:30pm)
Admission: Free



From January through March, 2011, IONS weekly teleseminar series [available at www.noetic.org/library/sets/audio/shifting-paradigms-teleseminar-series/] focused on various aspects of the paradigm shift we are currently experiencing, including 'Accelerators for Transformation' (February) and 'Global Transformational Opportunities' (March). 

This month we will take up the topic of shifting paradigms.  Some suggested definitions for the word paradigm (from www.wiktionary.org ) include: 


    • An example serving as a model, pattern, or template.

    • A system of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality.

    A conceptual framework—an established thought process.

    • A way of thinking which can occasionally lead to misleading predispositions; a prejudice.


What do we mean when we speak of a 'paradigm shift'?  Where, in your own experience, do you see indications that such a shift may be taking place?  What catalysts for transformation seem to be accessible to us at this time? 


Let’s explore together how this many-faceted theme which IONS has been exploring in recent months is connected with our lives and the larger world.