A lecture by Lisa Romero
With our outer lives increasingly permeated by technology, we now face the effects that technology brings to our inner lives, as well as its artificial influence on the development of our thinking, feeling, and willing. Technology is forming the future of our communities and extending its pervasive influence into our inner capacities as community members. Discovering how unfree we actually are has always been one of the necessary steps in awakening the inner development path. The foundations of our inner freedom, as well as our inner unfreedom, are greatly influenced during the years of child development. Our patterns of thinking, feeling, and willing are all influenced directly by the community in which we grow up.
“We must be prepared, as a collective humanity, with capacities and inner strengths enabling us to freely choose the form of community life that we determine to be needed for the future of humanity. We need to establish communities that are dedicated to human freedom―communities in which the health of the community, the education of the child, and social life are imbued with impulses supportive of the cultivation of human freedom.” ―Lisa Romero
Lisa will introduce spiritually healthy guidelines for lessoning the negative influence of technology on the inner life. Through providing an understanding of the foundations of inner health laid in childhood as well as the path of inner development that can be consciously engaged with as adults, a way can be shown for how new community life can lead us into a future that maintains and supports the evolving human spirit.
Portland Waldorf School Music Room
2300 SE Harrison St
Milwaukie, OR 97222
($15.00 suggested donation)
Lisa Romero and colleagues will attend the Southeast Biodynamics Conference in Red Boiling Springs, TN where Lisa is the keynote speaker. Workshops will be offered by Lisa Romero and Ronan O’Connor on inner development, nutrition, community life, and substance use and addiction. Find out more about the conference here.
An introductory talk for parents, teachers and the wider community to support the understanding of the relevance in life of the 12 senses introduced by Rudolf Steiner, and the impacts on learning and behaviour that occur according to how we use each of the senses.
With Melanie Deefholts
Through the healthy development of the senses we learn about the world and develop the foundations for healthy social connections as well as the ability to hold our attention and self-regulate. These are essential for learning how to learn. Join us to explore how and why the care of the development of the senses are more important than ever.
With Louise Schnitzhofer
A free event offered by Developing the Self Developing the World in support of Waldorf 100.
For enquires please contact the school
This weekend will focus on how to support and elicit the true nature of the individual human being from childhood to adulthood. We will explore the need for new community responsibility in providing young people with guidance and encouragement in their growing sense of self-consciousness: in essence, the need to develop modern rites of passage. We will consider questions around the role, influence, and stigma of technology, gender and sexuality, and mental health, both in our daily lives and in the long-term. Finally, we will look at how young people can be respected and encouraged by their greater communities in choosing a healthful path into adulthood.
To register, email Laura MacDonald: Lauram@heartbeet.org
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Our patterns of thinking, our feelings and our will impulses are directly influenced by the community in which we grow. The foundations of both inner freedom and unfreedom are laid down through the course of childhood. With the rise of technology permeating extensively our outer lives, we are now being faced with its effects on our inner lives and its artificial influence over the development of thinking, feeling and will impulses. Technology is forming our community’s future and in doing so extending its persuasive influence into the inner capacities of its members.
We can choose to be ready as individuals, as parents, and as a collective community, with capacities—with the necessary inner strengths—to freely choose the way of life we determine to be supportive of the progression of humanity. We need to establish communities that are dedicated to human freedom; communities in which community health, child development and education, and social life are imbued with impulses supportive of the cultivation of individual freedom.
Growing up in todays world requires more awareness and understanding of the changing social and educational forms. Waldorf education sheds a helpful light on the most supportive ways we can stand by and guide children through the difficulties and the challenges and find the benefits of the changing times. Lisa Romero is an international speaker and an author of several books on these topics. She will be sharing the essentials from her latest books in a community talk
Thursday February 21st 6:30-8pm
(image: Landscape with Stars by Henry Edmond Cross, 1905-1908, Image in Public Domain )
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Lisa Romero will explore the deep wisdom of Waldorf Education, which provides guidance and support for children’s successful journey from early childhood through the grades towards health and freedom in adulthood. This talk will also speak to need and possibilities of healing the impacts of technology on the growing child. This opportunity is highly valuable for teachers, parents, therapists and those wishing to gain insight into the Waldorf understanding of child development and the pedagogical approaches that support healthy growth.…