THE GREAT TURNING:
A NEW WAY OF THINKING
Dr. Schindler has dedicated himself to exploring the inner/outer transformation needed for self and humanity to survive and evolve to an awakened compassion and stewardship for all life. He has focused on learning and teaching three different, yet overlapping disciplines that are all central to “The new way of thinking.” This is the shift in consciousness and action needed for us to live the Great Turning and to help create what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the Beloved Community” and what the Dalai Lama calls the "Revolution Of Compassion."
The human-caused threats to life (climate change, weapons of mass destruction, and extremism) require us to make an evolutionary leap in our way of thinking and being. This is the Great Turning - what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the Beloved Community” and the Dalai Lama calls “The Revolution of Compassion.” Craig has dedicated himself to exploring this shift in consciousness and action needed for humanity to survive and thrive. He has focused on three aspects of the shift:
When my first child, a boy, was born on August 6, the anniversary of Hiroshima, it was a powerful, life-changing experience. It was the mid-1980’s Cold War, and I was a professor of environmental ethics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. There was something about holding a newborn in your arms and seeing the preciousness of life that we all have — and juxtaposing it with the reality of weapons of mass destruction and the increasing destruction of the environment. It moved me to make a commitment to do my part to help turn things around. I co-founded Project Victory with Dr. Gary Lapid and Theo Brown, a non -profit organization to help advance what we call “The Great Turning” — the leap in consciousness and action needed for humanity to survive and thrive in increasingly challenging times. Our book of the same title offered the vision of “a new era of human dignity, environmental restoration and lasting peace” and spread the Gandhian insight that to achieve this goal: “We must be the change we want for the world.” We organized national dialogues with leaders of diverse views on peace and security, the environment, interfaith and multiracial issues. We trained 30,000 people in compassionate leadership and conflict resolution. .
Dr. Craig F. Schindler from "Crossing The Bridge To Our Future"
Craig with H.E. Lama Omze Thupten Tenzin Rinpoche, Abbot of the Gyoto Monastery and the Spiritual Leader of the Gelua Order.
Craig with Dr. Clarence Jones,attorney and advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.