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Institute

The Ills of Capitalism, the Possibilities of Abundance and the Limits of Land

Man does not live on bread alone. Capitalism’s material productivity has been matched by a desolation of spirit. This is not accidental: capitalism’s material success requires and rewards behaviours such as competitiveness, acquisitiveness, individualism and materialism. Capitalism is so successful because it is a self-sustaining material-spiritual system that is both aggressively expansive and able to […]

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Institute

Creating A Better World

Art Earth Tech Institute member Rufus Pollock speaking about building a better, wiser and weller, world. For thousands of years, people have aksed “how do we build a better world?” I want to make a suggestion: to really build the best world we can, we need to transform our spiritual and material economies. How do we build a […]

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Our Philosophy

The Way We Live Now

Leading up to The Gathering at the end of July we are sharing weekly blogposts written by Art Earth Tech Institute members Rufus Pollock and Liam Kavanagh. This week’s post is titled ‘The Way We Live Now’ and is a reflection on the world’s current situation and its shortcomings. Photograph by Sarah Hickson The Way We Live Now […]

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Our Philosophy

Nine Theses

Throughout the six weeks leading up to The Gathering we will be sharing some of our vision for a wiser, weller world. This will includes pieces by Art Earth Tech Institute members Rufus Pollock and Liam Kavanagh on topics like “The Way We Live Now” and “Sketches of a Future Society”. We want to create an ecosystem […]

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Life Itself

Open-mindedness and Non-attachment to Views

… Seeing that harmful actions arise from anger, fear, greed, and intolerance, which in turn come from dualistic and discriminative thinking, I will cultivate openness, non-discrimination, and non-attachment to views in order to transform violence, fanaticism, and dogmatism in myself and in the world. Thich Nhat Hanh, First Mindfulness Training “Reverence for Life”1 The human […]