The Labyrinth of I-Making: Larry Ward at TEDxSoCal
Deeply inspired by the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Larry has spent his life committed to non-violent social change, healing, and transformation on a global level. He served on the staff of the Ecumenical Institute and Institute of Cultural Affairs for twenty years as director, academy dean and master teacher. He received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Organizational Behavior and established his own firm providing consulting services with multinational clients. Larry received his Christian ordination in 1972 and now serves as a 43rd generation lineage holder of the Lam Te Dhyana School, having received Dharma Teacher Transmission in 2000 by the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. He is a leading proponent of engaged Buddhism in America and leads retreats around the world. He and his wife, Peggy Rowe-Ward, co-authored Love's Garden: A Guide to Mindful Relationships, which was recognized as one of the best Buddhist writings in 2009.Self-described as a "Teacher, Scholar, Social Artist," Larry is currently completing his doctoral program in Religious Studies majoring in Buddhism. He volunteers as Director of The Lotus Institute and has served as Adjunct Faculty at Claremont Graduate University. He is currently developing the inter-religious program for Contemplation, Outreach, Research and Education at Claremont School of Theology's Center of Spiritual Formation. In his leisure time, Larry enjoys golf and playing with his dog, Charlie.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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