Author Archives: Christopher Chase

About Christopher Chase

Co-creator and Admin of the Facebook pages "Tao & Zen" "Art of Learning" & "Creative Systems Thinking." Majored in Studio Art at SUNY, Oneonta. Graduated in 1993 from the Child & Adolescent Development program at Stanford University's School of Education. Since 1994, have been teaching at Seinan Gakuin University, in Fukuoka, Japan.

Creativity, Imagination & Systems Thinking

“The most interesting and important thing I learned from this class is “system thinking.” Through this way of thinking, I learned that everything, for example humans, nature and society, is connected. These days, human beings tend to ignore the surrounding … Continue reading

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Environmental Problems in the 21st Century

The following is a replica of the first of three units of an Integrated English course presented online via Moodle forums and Zoom meetings, for Science students at Kyushu University during the second semester of 2020, in Fukuoka, Japan. Most … Continue reading

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The Future of Education: To Focus on AI or MI ?

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” ― Albert Einstein Right now two starkly different visions … Continue reading

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システム革命、システム学習 – Systems Revolution in Learning

The systems view of science focuses on relationships, describing a universe where everything moves and flows like a river… All of the Japanese text here is from this article at the Change Agent website:「学習する学校」レポートより:「学習する組織」のアプローチ.  It is followed by a translation in … Continue reading

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The Prison Of Your Mind: Sean Stephenson

“The true prison is not surrounded by barbed wire, or electrical fences, the real prisons do not have guards. The real prison is up here. And we all got it.. True freedom is dropping down out of that mind. And … Continue reading

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How We Learn to Compartmentalize

“People normally cut reality into compartments, and so are unable to see the interdependence of all phenomena. To see one in all and all in one is to break through the great barrier which narrows one’s perception of reality..” ~Thich … Continue reading

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War is a Racket – Major General Butler, 1935

  “I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I … Continue reading

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What Chelsea Clinton Saw in Haiti 8 Years Ago

“The incompetence is mind numbing,” Chelsea Clinton told her parents. “The UN people I encountered were frequently out of touch … anachronistic in their thinking at best and arrogant and incompetent at worst.. There is NO accountability in the UN … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Meditation

“Meditation is a lie. When we try to control the mind or hold on to an experience, we don’t see the innate perfection of the present moment.” ~Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche     Tibetan Buddhist teacher Mingyur Rinpoche (shown in photo … Continue reading

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Spiritual Bypassing & the Psychology of Awakening

“Spiritual seekers who suffer from a deflated sense of self, take spiritual teachings about selflessness to mean that they should keep a lid on themselves and not let themselves shine.. As typically happens in many spiritual communities, [they] use spiritual practice … Continue reading

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