A Message from Harry Rosenberg, CEO, on behalf of Landmark Staff & Program Leaders

June 3, 2020

 

Given our commitment to all human beings and the relationship among all human beings, we/Landmark stand with the Black community and with other people around the world for the end of racism, systemic injustice, and police brutality. We are also standing for all human beings being treated with respect, equality, dignity, and having the opportunity to create their own lives, be fulfilled in life, and make the difference they are out to make.

There is outrage sparked by these most recent outrageous and unacceptable events in Minneapolis and other places. This outrage is against both the most recent incidents and the long history of not being listened to and actions not being taken. While Landmark in no way condones violence, we understand the anger and frustration of people who have not been heard.

Landmark has had a long-standing policy of not having a political agenda, and not affiliating with or endorsing any political or social issues or movements—and we continue to stand by that policy. However, at this moment, we want to make certain that our stand for empowering people is clear.

We have had this policy intentionally to ensure that we provide an environment where people of various political and social views are free to participate together, and to transform matters that have previously been unmovable.

For decades, Landmark has been committed to causing a profound transformation for millions of individual people, and to create a new possibility of what, for us human beings, it means to be a human being—and ultimately, to have the world work for all people.

The authors, professors Bruce Hyde and Drew Kopp, in their recently published book, Speaking Being: Werner Erhard, Martin Heidegger, and A New Possibility of Being Human, wherein they had a transcript of a 1989 Forum, stated:
“The dialogue of The Forum thus unconceals the possibility of a profound relationship of Being among human beings. This relatedness, we propose, is at a deeper and more fundamental level than the differences – of race, ethnicity, religion, or politics – that occur for us as persistent barriers to cooperation in all aspects of our lives. Erhard’s work, and its expanding manifestation in the current programs of Landmark Worldwide, create the possibility for transcending those barriers.” (page 96)

We want to leave you with this yet-to-be fulfilled future that we are committed to causing:
“There is a new and profound understanding among organizations, institutions, and cultures of what it takes to impact and fulfill what really matters to people, bringing to life a new awareness of humanity and what it takes to make a difference in the world.

“For the world, things that historically have never moved are now moving. The world has changed. A new reality has emerged.”

Harry Rosenberg, CEO,
for the Staff, Program Leaders, and thousands of stakeholders of Landmark Worldwide

17 thoughts on “A Message from Harry Rosenberg, CEO, on behalf of Landmark Staff & Program Leaders”

  1. Thank you Landmark workdwide for your stand for all of humanity where colour or race does not exist. I am truly moved by your huge stand.

    “For the world, things that historically have never moved are now moving. The world has changed. A new reality has emerged.”
    Thank you Landmark workdwide.

  2. Thank you for languaging this this way. This sentence really moved me.

    “We want to leave you with this yet-to-be fulfilled future that we are committed to causing”

    It provided a powerful place to come from. I will use it to keep the future I am committed to creating uppermost.

  3. Thank you, Harry!

    It’s interesting that “all of this” is happening in the year 2020. As a new graduate in 2004, I remember that Landmark was all about “…a world that works for everyone, by 2020…”. Then, in 2007, things began to change and the new document was created. Things have definitely changed and a new reality has emerged, but I’m not sure that I like this new reality. It doesn’t seem like a world that works for everybody! ~RIP George Floyd.

  4. Dear friend. It’s been two decades since I left Sacramento Street. Yet when I have an opportunity to hear from you, I am grateful and moved. Especially as we all traverse this intense period, your words and the gift of the work provide a space for knowing peace and taking new stands. As I thought about what matters this week, I joined NAACP because I could lend my voice to what matters to me, to society and all its members. Thank you for still being there. I shall always cherish my experience with Landmark. Namaste, dear friend

  5. “The dialogue of The Forum thus unconceals the possibility of a profound relationship of Being among human beings. This relatedness, we propose, is at a deeper and more fundamental level than the differences – of race, ethnicity, religion, or politics – that occur for us as persistent barriers to cooperation in all aspects of our lives. Erhard’s work, and its expanding manifestation in the current programs of Landmark Worldwide, create the possibility for transcending those barriers.” (page 96)

    We want to leave you with this yet-to-be fulfilled future that we are committed to causing:
    “There is a new and profound understanding among organizations, institutions, and cultures of what it takes to impact and fulfill what really matters to people, bringing to life a new awareness of humanity and what it takes to make a difference in the world.

    “For the world, things that historically have never moved are now moving. The world has changed. A new reality has emerged.”

  6. Hi Harry,
    As an advanced course graduate I want to thank you for posting the above letter. I distinctly remember we had a heated discussion around race at the advanced course in Chicago. The lid could have blown off, but cooler heads prevailed. Silence is no longer an option. For anyone. The Truth is screaming out and the very notion of democracy hangs in the balance. Time is of the essence.
    You are correct in saying “this yet to be fulfilled future”. IMHO we simply need to wake up as Buddha said when asked how he achieved enlightenment. “I woke up.” We have been bombarded with illusions and delusions for too long. As a result people would rather suffer with the security of sitting in the bleachers than the possibility releasing the music inside each and everyone of us. How long have we tried war? How soon will we try Love? Knowledge dispels fear. What is the opposite of fear? Maybe…… being our true self?

  7. May we honor Landmark Worldwide and our own investments in others by demonstrating rigor in our thinking and acting during this time.

  8. Thank you for your declaration and commitment to this yet-to-be fulfilled future!

  9. Thank you for sharing this email. Yes we need to break through the barriers so that black lives matter and that they are heard, safe, Respected and free from the past..

  10. Thank you for expressing clearly and unequivocally how necessary it is to provide a ‘culture of integrity’ and inclusivity. While it’s sometimes challenging to differentiate the values that shape each of our unique human expressions, it’s refreshing to hear that Landmark remains steadfast in their commitment to hold that possibility for everyone.

  11. thanks Harry,
    I assisted at Franklin House the afternoon
    your brother
    completed
    the conference
    upstairs
    including Stephen Hawking
    bringing the minds together
    all lives I’ve touched since then
    have been transformed
    making a difference
    is the gift

  12. i have Been in landmark space and programs since 2015,Attended 3 ILP Programs, including leading a ILP classrrom, currently reviewing my Spring ILP. While I was doing my assignment with 100% integrity,I saw about Landmark news and read your message.Touched and inspired by the commitment for the Yet to be fulffilled future.

    “There is a new and profound understanding among organizations, institutions, and cultures of what it takes to impact and fulfill what really matters to people, bringing to life a new awareness of humanity and what it takes to make a difference in the world.

    “For the world, things that historically have never moved are now moving. The world has changed. A new reality has emerged.”

    Harry Rosenberg, CEO,

  13. So well articulated. It speaks straight to the heart of the matter and to our highest potential and greatest possibility as human beings. I will be quoting from this statement.

  14. Thank you for your massage harry I have assisted at landmark Israel and was a founding member of the presentation program that I created.
    Landmark showed me that I do a lot and my life began again I am now working as a ground steward at BEN GURION AIRPORT

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