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Introduction to Systems Thinking

Ideally this should be taught at school level so that every citizen is equipped to think across contexts, across issues, and beyond problems. In a sense this is how to think and sensemake our world in ways that regenerates health to our world, supports the future of this planet that we call as home.

You will be introduced to certain foundational terms, to a bit of history, to the ideas and works of key thinkers, and multiple experiential opportunities for you to own your learning.

You will be introduced to General Semantics, Evolutionary Biology, Cybernetics, Permaculture practices, some African Indigenous traditions, Aborigine Readings, Native American Readings, I-Ching, Excerpts from Upanishads and Shakta agamas, Other SAARC scriptural traditions, Poetry, Painting and Music (SAARC roots).

The course is rigorous, fluid, and embodied. There is no syllabus, rather an invitation to move out of syllabus-thinking.

The abridged version of this course is available as a 12-hour standalone course. The full version with immersion can be accessed by enrolling for the whole Earth Oikos Training program which is part of The Octopus Project. To know more about the full program and project, click here.

To know more about your facilitator, please click here.

Dates & Time

The 12-hour Program: Nov 9, 10, 16, 17. Tues/Wed, 10 am-1pm

The full 60-hour Oikos Training program begins on Nov 9, 2021 and ends in Jan 2022.

Application & Fees

The fees for the 12-hour program: Rs 12,000

To apply, please register below.

You can pay fees via Gpay/Phone Pe to 8754507365


 Bank Transfer:
Name of the Account Holder: Bhavana Nissima
Account Number: 50100005717480
Bank Name: HDFC, Habsiguda Branch,
City: Hyderabad,
Country: India
IFSC Code: HDFC0003796