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 several international bestsellers, among:
- The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism (Shambhala 1975)
- The Turning Point: Science, Society, and the Rising Culture (Simon & Schuster 1982)
- Uncommon Wisdom (1988)
- The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems (1996)
- The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living (Anchor 2004)
- The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance (Doubleday 2007)
To learn more about the work of Fritjof Capra go to www.fritjofcapra.net.
Brother David Steindl-Rast became a Benedictine monk in 1953. He co-founded the Center for Spiritual Studies in 1968 and received the 1975 Martin Buber Award for his achievements in building bridges between religious traditions. Presently he serves a worldwide Network for Grateful Living, through www.gratefulness.org.
His books include:
- A Listening Heart: The Spirituality of Sacred Sensuousness (Crossroad 1989)
- Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer: An Approach to Life in Fullness (Paulist Press 1984)
- Common Sense Spirituality: The Essential Wisdom of David Steindl-Rast (Crossroad Book) (Crossroad Press 2008)
To learn more about the work of Brother David go to www.gratefulness.org.
Program Number: 2309 Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 2/12/1992