One of the topics of the Organisation Interest Group has been to look at Amida Trust as a test case. What sort of organisation is it? What can our knowledge of organisations tell us about it? What can the principles of Dharma tells us when applied to the case of an organisation-cum-sangha-cum-network-cum-community like Amida?
I've been reading Peter Block's book TheFlawless Consulting fieldbook and companion, Jossey Bass / Pfeiffer, 2001.
The first chapter is a short poem by Margaret Wheatley, it has clear Amida Buddhist relevance, and is a reminder to us all of the source of our contribution .
"For far too many years
I have wanted to be flawless,
This weblog exists as a reference point for people associated with Amida Trust who are interested in Buddhist approaches to organisation and in organisation development from a Buddhist perspective. Here we can share observations, news and information and develop new concepts, plans and directions.
The site has several established themes:
Organic & Synergistic Organisation, especially an interest in reflecting upon the development of Amida Trust itself
Leadership, both individual and collective, and its relation to Buddhist training, sangha life and other Buddhist principles
Buddhist Ethics in organisational contexts
The Development of Buddhist Social Theory.
Other themes may emerge.
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