Conversations on Resilience

Interviewing Jeremy Lent from Deep Transformation and the Web of Meaning

August 25 20:00 UTC  | 13:00 PDT

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Join us for a series of conversations on community and individual resilience.

 With climate change already here and a series of connected crises (political, social, financial), it is more important than ever to work on improving the resilience of individuals and communities. From the psychological and social aspects to the more practical aspects of creating or preserving resilient systems for water, food, energy, transportation and communication. These conversations with experienced "resilient builders" will bring some light on how we can create safe and nurturing spaces for ourselves and those around us in times that will be increasingly challenging for all.

At Gaia Education, we want our participants to learn how to prepare and respond, becoming more resilient at the psychological (worldview), social, economic and ecological levels. 

We believe that the best way to be resilient is by creating regenerative communities and households and cultivating regenerative livelihoods for all.

In this webinar series we are inviting speakers, activists and authors who have been researching, documenting, working and teaching about resilience in communities.

As part of these conversations, we are interviewing Gaia Education friend and course and books author Jeremy Lent. Jeremy has created and held a 10-week course since 2021 (Deep Transformation, learn more here).

Jeremy will present his vision on community and inner resilience from the perspective of someone who has studied the emergence and fall of entire civilizations and worldviews.

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Jeremy Lent

Jeremy Lent, described by Guardian journalist George Monbiot as “one of the greatest thinkers of our age,” is an author and speaker whose work investigates the underlying causes of our civilization’s existential crisis, and explores pathways toward a life-affirming future.
Born in London, England, Lent received a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and was a former internet company CEO.
His award-winning book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning, explores the way humans have made meaning from the cosmos from hunter-gatherer times to the present day.
His new book, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe, offers a coherent and intellectually solid foundation for a worldview based on connectedness that could lead humanity to a sustainable, flourishing future.
He is the founder of the  Deep Transformation Network, a global community exploring pathways to an ecological civilization, and the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering an integrated worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on the Earth. He lives with his partner in Berkeley, California.

Lent writes topical articles exploring the deeper patterns of political and cultural developments at Patterns of Meaning.


Silvia Di Blasio

Silvia is Gaia Education academic and eLearning coordinator. She also co-facilitates the Worldview Dimension of the GEDS in Spanish, the Cultivating Regenerative Livelihoods course and the Design for Resilience course. Silvia holds a certificate in permaculture, a certificate in disaster management and is a Gaia Education certified trainer. She has experience in various fields and has years of experience in community resilience and related fields.

Silvia Di Blasio
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