At the Oneness Lab we seek to discover, learn and live models of cohesion and unity, toward building a better world.
Going beyond satisfaction with diversity and inclusion, our work aims to recognize the complex dynamics of human identity, so that individuals can practice deep respect, creativity, collaboration, innovation, and authentic care for oneself and one another. We aim to help unlock mindsets that are truly global, so that challenges far away may be addressed like those of our own family members, so that fear of the other and the unknown is replaced with curiosity and respect, and so that a new generation is armed with the cognitive and social-emotional skills needed simultaneously for global citizenship and local engagement - the skills of the 21st-Century.
ONENESS in this context is very far from conformity and sameness. Oneness is not about avoiding difference or conflict, but embracing the messy process of learning across differences, respecting them, and not trying to flatten complex experiences. An idea espoused by ancient sages, oneness is a state of being unified or whole, free of fear, mindful, imbued with purpose, peace, and joy. Juxtaposed with LAB, this implies an experimental, experiential, iterative, safe, open, inquiry-based, curious, humble, continuous learning environment -- so Oneness can emerge. We actively seek to develop something that remains elusive to our modern world: a model that creates equity and opportunity for all learners, in settings that respect and celebrate differences.