The Good Life Seminar

I am attending “The Good Life Seminar” on Sunday, 31st May until Friday, 5th June 2009 at the Cavallo Point in San Francisco. This seminar is organised and facilitated by my dear good friend and mentor John O’Neil, Centre for Leadership Renewal.

A number have asked me to share the agenda for this seminar

Session 1: HUMAN NATURE & THE JOURNEY
(Sunday evening)

What makes us human? What is our common life journey? What constitutes an examined life? How do we make use of this time of our lives? What do we want to accomplish this week?

Session II:  HUMAN NATURE & THE JOURNEY (continued)
(Monday morning)

Session III: HUMAN NATURE & THE JOURNEY (continued)
(Monday afternoon)

Session IV: COMMUNITY and SOCIETY
(Tuesday morning)

What is the role of right work in your current life? How can we serve others? How can we create the opportunity for others to lead a good life? What role does philanthropy place in leading a good life? How do community service, optimism and gratitude fit in a good life?

Session V: COMMUNITY AND SOCIETY (continued)
(Tuesday afternoon)

A guided walk through natural beauty

Session VI: FAMILY and FRIENDS
(Wednesday morning)

The role of mentors and friends. How do we resolve the tensions between family and work? To what extent are primary relationships necessary for happiness throughout the trajectory of life?

Session VII: LEISURE and LEGACY
(Wednesday afternoon)

What are we to pass on to the next generation? Why do we resist doing what will make us happy? Is that all there is? When do we feel closest to the truth? What makes us resist the truth?

Session VIII: HUMAN NATURE, ART and CREATIVITY
(Thursday morning)

Why did Carl Jung say, “The first half of life is preparing for the second, and the second must be creative half?” Can creativity heal us?

Session VIII: HUMAN NATURE, ART and CREATIVITY (continued)
(Thursday afternoon)

Meditation talk with Philip Moffitt

Session IX: THE GOOD LIFE – OPEN MIND
(Friday morning)

What does it mean to lead a good life? What is true happiness? How to cultivate an open, clear mind? In order to be happy, what should we be doing that we are not doing now? What’s next? How do we find balance and equilibrium?

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