The pace of social and cultural change has accelerated and overtaken our ability to build social and community cohesion in the workplace and in life.
We view human evolution as moving inward, toward increasing human consciousness to reduce human suffering. We embrace this view as we listen, learn, teach, research and coach to cultivate inclusive leadership cultures with rigorous practices.
Our firm works with coaches and learning professionals to manage the human side of change by bringing wisdom to learning. At this time of disruptive change and intense anxiety, we believe that leadership and learning demand more wisdom.
Our three-dimensional approach explores the nature of being to expand mindsets through contemplative practices. Together, our approach sustains the growth to support increased awareness and action.
THE BHAVANA STORY
Bhāvanā is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning “to seed,” or “to cultivate”—derived from “Bhava” which means “being, a state of body or mind.” The Buddha himself chose the word Bhāvanā to describe a process of cultivation: the development of particular mental qualities such as imagination and awareness directed toward intentional change – through what we know today as meditation leading to mindfulness. Our 12 Practices detail this cultivation.
At Bhavana Learning Group, we view our work as grounded in a commitment of becoming. We support learners in cultivating the soil of awareness and seeding intentional change as they grow the leadership to serve their colleagues and organizations within a field of learning.
See This STORY for details on the evolution of our firm.
With these eight practices, we value a commitment to the dignity Servant Leadership:
- Honor agreements and commitments with integrity and impeccability.
- Express truthfulness in all communication and action.
- Listen with intention and compassion.
- Honor human concerns ahead of material needs.
- Honor sentient beings, and our planet in all decisions and strategies.
- Honor and own emotions in all interactions.
- Engage in intentional speaking and action in all interactions.
- Place learning ahead of knowing, willing to question assumptions with humility.
Bhavana Learning Group enjoys membership or association with the following organizations and networks:
- Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO)
- Gay Coaches Alliance (GCA)
- Integral Life
- International Coaching Federation (ICF)
- Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
- Ontological Design Community (ODC)
- Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
- Spiritual Intelligence (Deep Change)
- Tibet House U.S. Cultural Center