These two great minds have joined together to explore the exciting parallels and compatibility of thought in Buddhism, Christianity and modern physics. In the “new paradigm” of thinking, there is a shift from the alienation-producing authority model to one of cooperative thinking, in which we can truly develop a deep sense of belonging to a greater whole. This, they say, is the central aim of spirituality, ecology and perhaps all of human endeavor.
Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, which promotes ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education. He is on the faculty of Schumacher College, an international center for ecological studies in England, and frequently gives management seminars for top executives. Dr. Capra is the author of five international bestsellers, The Tao of Physics (Shambhala 1975), The Turning Point (Simon & Schuster 1982), Uncommon Wisdom (1988), The Web of Life (1996), and The Hidden Connections (Anchor 2004), and The Science of Leonardo (Doubleday 2007). To learn more about the work of Fritjof Capra go to www.fritjofcapra.net.
Brother David Steindl-Rast is the author of Gratefulness: The Heart of Prayer; (Paulist Press 1990), A Listening Heart (Crossroad 1999), The Music of Silence (Ulysses Press 2001) and Words of Common Sense for Mind Body and Soul (Templeton Foundation Press 2002). He serves a worldwide Network for Grateful Living through www.gratefulness.org, an interactive website with several thousand participants daily from more than 240 countries.
Program Number: 2309 Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 2/12/1992