The Indic Mind: An Approach to the Metacrisis

Reality Roundtable 8May 12th, 2024

(Conversation recorded on April 25th, 2024)

Show Summary

On this Reality Roundtable, Nate is joined by Mohit Trivedi, Abhishek Thakore, and Kejal Savla, three NGO leaders in India active in driving social and cultural change using the perspective of the Indic Mind. As a subcontinent, the Indic people have faced crisis after crisis, yet have still held onto the optimism and compassion foundational to their culture. Submerged in this history and context, there is so much for the West to learn from those active in the metacrisis space in India. How has India’s unique history shaped the way they approach coming resource constraints, as they prepare to experience disproportionate global heating and extreme weather? Why is it important to hold paradoxes that look beyond the black and white, towards more complex and nuanced perspectives of the world? How could community be at the center of the responses to converging challenges we face - and what would it mean to practice relationality across all areas of one’s life?

About Mohit Trivedi

Mohit Trivedi is the co-founder of 2069 Ecosystems. He is also a learning designer, facilitator and movement weaver, with a passion for spiritual and socio-political transformation. With a background in psychology, nursing, alternative education and social entrepreneurship, Mohit is aspiring to have harmony in his relationships with power, money, work and connections with others. He is actively stewarding a pan-Indian movement bringing together various individuals and organizations who are looking to practice collective leadership and decentralization, and nurture the next generation of spiritual and socio-political leaders.

About Abhishek Thakore

Abhishek Thakore is a serial social entrepreneur and a systems change expert with over two decades of experience. As the founder of The Blue Ribbon Movement, he has created an ecosystem of initiatives aimed at building youth leadership, civic engagement, and thriving cultures across the social sector. An MBA from IIM Bangalore and a Senior Fellow of Bhoomi College, he uses his diverse expertise for serving humanity's evolutionary purpose and responding to the metacrisis.

About Kejal Savla

Kejal Savla is the co-founder and CEO of Wisdom Tree- an organization that works with non-profits across rural and urban areas to work on organizational challenges through culture and leadership. She works with the integration of psychology, spirituality, and management to tap into organization's soul-force to reach its highest potential. Kejal is a weaver of social change for humans and systems to co-exist non-violently. She comes with a decade-long experience of working in the social space with youth on deep democracy, local problem-solving, and 100% consent-based decision-making.

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00:00 - Mohit Trivedi, 2069 Ecosystems; Abhishek Thakore, The Blue Ribbon Movement; Kejal Savla, Wisdom Tree

05:10 - Population of India

06:25 - Colonization in India

07:27 - 70% of India lives in villages and 100 million tribal population

10:52 - Veda-s

11:16 - Krishna, Bhagavad Gita, Buddha, Mahavira, Mira Bai, Guru Nanak, Kabir, Bulleh Shah, Bhuri Bai, Ashoka, J. Krishnamurti, Gandhi

12:59 - Rumi

14:19 - Moloch

20:29 - Ashrams

21:18 - 2069 Youth Festival

22:13 - Mahabharata

35:38 - India under future climate warming

36:21 - Inequality of carbon emissions and impacts

38:16 - 90% of carbon emissions have been burned by the Global North

38:36 - Thomas Babington Macaulay, English Education Act 1835

43:57 - El Niño

47:13 - Percentage of population in India with Air Conditioning

48:40 - Dharma