Professor of physics, Amherst College, Scientific Coordinator,
Mind and Life Dialogues with H.H. the Dalai Lama
The Power of Collective Wisdom is an important book that lifts up the potential wisdom that can arise through dialogue and group work, while also addressing the possible pitfalls along the way. Herein lies the book’s special contribution. While many romanticize either the lone individual or the community, the Power of Collective Wisdom understands the essential complexity of a freely formed association of individuals who listen deeply, speak truly, and act ethically. If we are to attain the essential insights required for our future, we will need each other. Where old forms of community fail us, we need new spiritually sound forms suited to our collective future. Without them fundamentalism will prevail; with them we can discover the truth that is born in the love one individual has for others.