Legacy of Wisdom – Making Wisdom a Central Theme of Aging with Dorian Mintzer and Jay Goldfarb

How do we age better? Societies are unprepared to handle the changes their longer-aging populations create. How can we create a new paradigm that is practical and yet easy to implement? The Legacy of Wisdom program was started in 2008 with input from several people, most notably Roshi Joan Halifax, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Ram Dass, and others. With two successful congresses in New York (2011) and Colorado (2013) and a “Driving Longevity” program launched at Harvard Medical School in October 2014, Legacy of Wisdom has been active in formulating effective approaches to the new issues of aging. Mary Catherine Bateson reminds us, “we have had a new phase of life added to our lives, a phase of 20 years of Active Wisdom.” Little did we know what we were saying when we said, “Go with the flow.”

In this program, participants will:

  • Understand the Legacy of Wisdom themes of aging.
  • Experience the interview archive of Legacy of Wisdom.
  • Be presented with the data underlying the seriousness of the issues of mobility and falling.
  • Be introduced to the basic components of the Driving Longevity multi-modality intervention.
  • Experience a personal example of the programming we are developing.
  • Recognize and be able to express the basic principle of Tai Ji and Qi Gong.
  • Learn how this Tai Ji/Qi Gong intervention was tailored into a unique fitness program in collaboration with Harvard Medical School.

About Jay Goldfarb:

James (Jay) Goldfarb did his undergraduate work at SUNY Stony Brook and his graduate psychology work at SUNY Albany. In 1976 he founded the Living Tao Foundation, along with Chungliang Al Huang and others, and was its director (1976 – 1991). Jay was also the Dean of the Lan Ting Institute at Wuyishan in southeast China (1982 – 1986). Moving to Switzerland (1987), Living Tao Foundation was created (1987), and he remains its Executive Director. In addition to his research and Tai Ji teaching and meditation, he has a 45-year business management background.

He is a senior Congress, Conference, and Meetings management professional with two advanced Degrees and publications. He was a senior consultant with American Express in Germany, Brazil, England, and New York and joined the Swiss Waldhaus Foundation (1992), transforming its Waldhaus Zentrum into a successful European seminar center.

The non-profit Legacy of Wisdom Association offers a growing archive of answers to basic aging issues – making “Wisdom the central theme of aging.” Within its “Health Care section,” Legacy of Wisdom collaborated with Harvard Medical School to create a new mobility intervention protocol to maintain independent mobility and reduce serious falls in seniors. He lives with his wife Ursula in Basel, Switzerland, and has two grown daughters and a grandson.

Get in touch with Jay Goldfarb:

Visit Jay's website: https://livingtao.org

Download Jay's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/goldfarb

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