Events Non-Duality, Education and Democracy

March 28th, 2024. 17:00~19:00 JST

NIRC, Room 217

Chiara Robbiano (Utrecht University)
"Combining Dōgen’s concepts with embodied practices,  towards body-mind, me-others integration

Dōgen’s Zen Buddhism offers a framework to rethink ourselves as embodied, relational and transformable. I analyse the beginning of Gyōji (Continuous Practice), and extract 3 concepts pointing at integrative attitudes of body and mind, me and others —1. Integrating bodymind between earth and sky; 2. Decentering in a place; 3. Embracing disorientation. To each of them, I couple suggestions of embodied practices to be carried in class.
Evandro Vieira Ouriques (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) 
"Communication as the epistemic healing of social theory and philosophy"

There is a certain consensus that violence is an omnipresent aspect, not just repressive and negative. However, the rise of totalitarianism of plutocracies raises the question of how to know whether a given violence is creative or destructive and how to overcome it. We thus return to the place impossible to escape: that of truth. “I do not deny, as is evident, that many actions, called unethical, must be avoided and fought; and so also that many, called ethics, must be realized and pursued" (Nietzsche, The Dawn of Day, Book II, 103). In recent years, I have defended a Third Structure of Truth, non-metaphysical and non-postmodern, based on the communicational condition of the human being, that is characterized by the vigor of the mental state of security and protection that, therefore, organizes psychopolitically also the two axes of State's institutions. In this conversation, we will then deal with the pragmatic healing transition of social theory and philosophy towards non-duality, which allows the therapeutic requalification of the Mental Territory (2009) and the reorientation of persons and movements committed to changing of psyches and of their networks, the organizations of all types: "Love is the culmination of knowledge" (Kitarō Nishida, An inquiry into the Good).
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