Lessons from Daoist Cultivation of Virtue for Contemporary Learning
Drs. Tom Culham and Jing Lin
October 21, 9:00 – 10:30 am PST
We invite you to an interactive presentation by Drs. Tom Culham and Jing Lin drawn from their recent book: "Daoist Cultivation of Qi and Virtues for Life, Wisdom, and Learning" which explores the Daoist philosophy of qi and virtue and enquires into their application as a technology to cultivate the good in individuals and society. The book draws on Daoist wisdom to propose new forms of education.
Jing Lin will discuss her personal experiences with Daoist practice and touch on how qi cultivation relies on the accumulation of virtues, leading to transformation of the body, mind and spirit. Daoist masters apply this technology to achieve extraordinary abilities and transcend physical limitations and achieve health, longevity, and even immortality.
Tom Culham will briefly discuss cultivation of qi and virtue as a technology in the Daoist paradigm, and how contemporary science supports such a paradigm. Participants will be provided an opportunity to engage in and reflect on a Daoist exercise.
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Dr. Tom Culham
Tom trained and practiced as an engineer, held a variety of senior business leadership roles including: managing director in an engineering consulting firm, vice president of a trade association, and forest products manufacturing executive. Later in life he focus to practicing, researching and applying the contemplative aspects of ancient wisdom traditions in contemporary education. His Ph. D thesis Ethics Education of Business Leaders, was published as a book and has received positive reviews in Canada’s National Post newspaper and peer reviewed journals. It draws on: neuroscience, psychology, virtue ethics, Daoist contemplative practices, and leadership education emphasizing emotional intelligence. Tom coedited, two books: Toward a Spiritual Research Paradigm: Exploring New Ways of Knowing, Researching and Being, with Jing Lin and Rebecca Oxford, and Contemplative Pedagogies for Transformative Teaching, Learning, and Being, with Jing Ling and Sachi Edwards. In this session Tom joins Jing Lin to discuss their most recent co-authored book Daoist Cultivation of Qi and Virtue for Life, Learning and Wisdom.
Dr. Jing Lin
Dr. Jing Lin is Harold R. W. Benjamin Professor of International Education Policy at University of Maryland. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Michigan. Prof. Lin has published more than a dozen books, from educational reform in China, to women teachers in Africa, to peace and sustainability education, and spirituality, religion and education. Some of the books she has singled authored, co-authored or co-edited are: Love, Peace and Wisdom in Education: Vision for Education in the 21st Century; Educators as Peace Makers: Transforming Education for Global Peace; Spirituality, Religion, and Peace Education; Transformative Eco-Education for Human and Planetary Survival; Toward a spiritual research paradigm: Exploring New Ways of Knowing, Researching and Being (2016). Daoist Cultivation of Qi and Virtue for Life, Wisdom, and Learning with Dr. Tom Culham is her most recent book. Dr. Lin is currently the co-editor of three books series. She teaches graduate courses on world religions and education, culture and education, education for global peace, ecological ethics and education, and contemplative inquiry ad holistic education.
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