who we are
We are a community dedicated to inspiring curiosity and hope as the way forward for humanity. We produce audio and video content that facilitates conversation and spiritual transformation.
"via" means "the way"
Many traditions have used the phrase, "the way" as the apt descriptor of their fundamental philosophy. The Chinese "Tao" emphasizes harmony with "the way." Buddhism's "Middle Way" is about living a practical life by avoiding extremes. The first followers of Jesus were a Jewish sect called "The Way." And Silicon Valley's legendary company Hewlett-Packard described their business philosophy as "The HP Way."
We are continuing this tradition, asking again what now is "the way" forward?
Everyone needs a story by which they live, a community with whom they belong, and a purpose to which they contribute.
lenses and our logo
We exist to be a community for those who want to understand the tensions, nuances, and discomforts of discovery, who desire a more expansive spirituality, and who seek the intellectual and emotional elements that promote human flourishing.
We do this through a "grand synthesis," bringing together the full scope of human consciousness; science and philosophy, technology and spirituality, the material and the transcendent, the natural and the ineffable, the intellectual and the emotional. It is only through the embrace of each of these can we experience the fullness of what life has to offer; beauty, mystery, meaning, wonder, belonging, and purpose.
Our logo represents this grand synthesis. The two lenses are distinct ways of viewing the world which are often seen as contradictory. In reality, they are different modes of being which have created our world, and we need both to influence our lives in order to manifest a flourishing future.
our core values
We are persistently curious, in passionate pursuit of understanding. We believe in the redemptive power of hope as a discipline to transform the potential of a better world into reality.