Learning and Spirituality

Kerry Cochrane

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter


In January 1999 I attended a workshop at the Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta) on values in management led by Professor Chakraborty. The workshop drew on the wisdom of Indian sages and seers such a Sri Aurobindo, Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Vivekananda and demonstrated a particular approach to spirituality designed to awaken the workshop participants to the nature of the higher SELF and through that our spiritual nature. While experiencing the Chakraborty model I couldn't help but draw comparisions with Gregory Bateson's model of learning and Ken Wilber's model of validity claims. To a large extent the message was the same but the derivation of the message differed. This paper draws comparisons between the models but places emphasis on the Bateson model because of the link it creates between learning and spirituality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpirituality and Ethics in Management
Place of PublicationDorcrecht
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)1402023642
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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