STRATEGIC studies


The Strategist and the Sage.

The Tao of Leadership.

April. 22  in 2017

Seattle Shambhala Ctr. WA. USA.

By: Eva Wong

 

In this program, Chinese scholar Eva Wong will present a new and radical way of integrating Taoist principles of strategic leadership using Sunzi’s The Art of War.  The key to strategic leadership is weaving flexibility of leadership styles with virtue according to ever-changing situations. Using examples of Sunzi’s classification of terrain, we will explore how environments determine leadership style and how leadership affects the creation of social environments.


Being Taoist and Leader

Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Center.

By:  Eva Wong.

June 11, 2017

 

What does it mean to be a Taoist and a leader? In the Taoist wisdom tradition, to be a leader is to embody the view of vastness. Leadership is not about controlling things to go our way or dragging everybody else behind us. Rather, it is inspiring and leading by example. Most important, it is the skill of knowing when to let things run their natural course and when to guide them along. This is the principle of “wu-wei”, the path of effortlessness.
To maintain a view of vastness, a leader needs to understand the natural, human, and the spirit world. Just as the Tao benefits and accommodates all, the leader things and acts for the good of all. Knowing that ambition creates disharmony, the leader does not push him or herself and others beyond physical and mental limits.
Join Eva Wong in exploring the Taoist art of effortless and responsible leadership using references from her best-selling book Being Taoist, and discover how to apply Taoist leadership skills to your social, work, and domestic life.

 

(No requirements)
Participants must bring a copy of Being Taoist in paper or e-book form.


Creating Peace with Sunzi's Art of War.

 Chicago Shambhala Center 

 October 21 2017

By Eva Wong and assisted by David Stone

 

Sunzi’s Art of War is one of the most important classic ever written on strategy and tactics. With a history of over 2000 years, the book is remarkably relevant to understanding and solving issues in our world today.

In this program, Chinese scholar Eva Wong will present a new and radical way of using The Art of War. For the first time, Sunzi’s classic will be discussed in the light of using it to create peace and harmony in society. The program will also feature body and situation awareness practices that sensitize our relationship to space and social environments.

 

(no requirements for this program)

The Strategist and the Sage.

The Tao of leadership.

April. 22  in 2017
Seattle Shambhala Ctr. WA. USA.
By: Eva Wong

 

In this program, Chinese scholar Eva Wong will present a new and radical way of integrating Taoist principles of strategic leadership using Sunzi’s The Art of War.  Sunzi’s Art of War is one of the most important classics ever written on strategy and tactics. With a history of over 2000 years, the book is remarkably relevant to working with issues in our world today.
The key to strategic leadership is weaving flexibility of leadership styles with virtue according to ever-changing situations. Using examples of Sunzi’s classification of terrain, we will explore how environments determine leadership style and how leadership affects the creation of social environments.
The program will also feature body and situation awareness practices that sensitize our relationship to family, work, and social space. Through experiencing strategic thinking and action in mind and body, awareness increases, which, in turn, reveals fitting action.

 

(no requirements for this program)


We will soon add information on upcoming programs.

 

Please look in our LIVING STRATEGICALLY - PAST PROGRAMS  page

to see what has been offered so far.