Zu Gast im Studio am 16. Mai 2012:
Wolfgang J. Schmidt-Reinecke, M.A., langjähriger Vorsitzender von Auroville International; Auroville International Deutschland; Geschäftsführendes Vorstandsmitglied Freie Gesundheitsberufe (Dachorganisation für Komplementäre Medizin in Deutschland); Leiter der Presseabteilung, Internationaler Hilfsfonds (Entwicklungshilfsorganisation im Non-Profit-Bereich, deutsche Sektion); Leitender Redakteur (Special Interest Magazin)
“Die Evolution unserer nationalen Identität” - Deutsch-Sein und Europäisch-Werden im Licht des Integralen Yoga
CIIS – California Institute of Integral Studies
Esalen and CIIS a Conversation with Michael Murphy and Robert McDermott - A Conversation with Michael Murphy and Robert McDermott at the California Institute of Integral Studies, filmed June 1st, 2012
PCC Forum Robert McDermott: Philosophy, Spirituality, and Ethics
Carl G.Jung and Rudolf Steiner 11-3-12 a, Robert McDermott and Sean Kelly
Robert McDermott, Compassion and Forgiveness
Intro to PCC: Robert McDermott
Robert McDermott, " Spiritual Practice, Ecology, and Social Justice”
Intro to PCC: Brian Swimme
Intro to PCC: Rick Tarnas
A Brief History of Western Thought, Richard Tarnas
PCC Forum Richard Tarnas 2012-16-03 (part 1 of 2).mov
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) - dedicated to personal and social transformation - Richard Tarnas
While some universities are steeped in tradition, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) thrives on progress. Its curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study within a supportive academic environment.
Currently, CIIS comprises the following schools:
School of Professional Psychology
School of Consciousness and Transformation
School of Undergraduate Studies
The School of Undergraduate Studies contains CIIS’ bachelor’s degree completion program. The university is primarily a graduate school, however, and most of its programs lead to an MA, MFA or PhD.
California Institute of Integral Studies’ academics provide a variety of unusual fields of study. You can earn a degree in Drama Therapy, Community Mental Health, Creative Inquiry or Women’s Spirituality. These diverse offerings reflect the institute’s commitment to multicultural and interdisciplinary academics.
Student life at the institute also reflects this, with several student organizations devoted to social activism. In addition to campus activities, CIIS students can take advantage of all of the opportunities that the city of San Francisco provides.
Because of the wide range of programs offered, CIIS’ admissions requirements vary. This is also true of financial aid. Be sure to consult the institute’s website for detailed information on the program of your choice.
I depends on what you're looking for.
It's RA. It has an 'alternative' reputation and is probably too trendy for its own good - rather politicized and a bit like a 60's timewarp. It's expensive. It doesn't offer very much DL, mostly classroom-based programs in San Francisco. At the present time it operates out of two or three leased floors in a down-market office building that it shares with an architectural firm, I believe. It's within walking distance of the SF Public Library and the Asian Art Museum. I live in the area and have visited CIIS a number of times. (They have a rather obscure bookstore.)
Their distance learning programs are here:
What follows is adapted and updated from a post I made about CIIS several years ago...
CIIS was founded by a then-Stanford professor named Frederic Spiegelberg. Spiegleberg was in contact with Sri Aurobindo's ashram in Pondicherry, who sent out Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri to San Francisco. Together they founded the Cultural Integration Fellowship in 1951. Interest kind of exploded in the late 60's, and in 1968 the CIF started offering degrees under the name California Institute of Asian Studies. Those were kind of the golden years in a way, when CIAS was still just state-approved. It operated out of a large Victorian house and an fascinating group of people hung out there, like Alan Watts (who left his papers and books to the CIIS library). CIAS maintained a fairly high academic standard and became WASC-accredited in 1981. It moved to a succession of new and larger accomodations, changed its name and added programs.
But it also seemed to lose its focus. It became less and less an Asian religion/philosophy school and kind of embraced everything hip and trendy. It became rather politicized. Today it has little connection to Vedanta and has something of the air of a 60's timewarp.
Academics suffered and financial problems grew. This has led to kind of an inner struggle for CIIS' soul. One faction wants CIIS to pursue higher academic research standards and become a more serious graduate school that can stand alongside Berkeley. Another group insists that if CIIS is to survive, it needs to become financially sound, and that means expanding popular high-demand vocational programs in business and clinical psychology . And a third faction wants CIIS to remain defiantly alternative, producing shamans, left-political activists and psychedelicists.
Eventually WASC came down pretty hard, putting CIIS on warning and telling them that they had serious deficiencies that needed to be addressed ASAP. To its credit, the CIIS administration hid nothing, making all the documents available to the CIIS community. Apparently adaquate progress was made for WASC to relent, since CIIS remains accredited and isn't on warning or probation or anything. Finances apparently are stabilized and the school's in the black. But to my eyes the lack of focus still exists and the "flakiness factor" remains uncomfortably high.
My favorite offerings at CIIS are their masters and doctoral programs in Asian and Comparative Studies. They are closest to the spirit of the old CIAS and I've actually given some thought to enrolling in them.
In that area, I get the impression that CIIS is rather practitioner-oriented. It might be weaker on historical background, textual hermeneutics and philosophical analysis than Berkeley or Stanford, but probably stronger if you want to be taught by committed practitioners and want to combine experiential practice along with your seminar-room intellectualizing. Perhaps it's a little bit like the difference between a secular religion department and a Christian seminary.
There's an inner distance that's expected in the one that may be inappropriate in the other. Of course, there's nothing like a statement of faith required at CIIS. That whole idea is totally alien to what they are all about. It's people getting their hands (or souls or karma or something) dirty and not sitting back and dryly describing and analyzing stuff from an emotional distance. They are also pretty free about integrating things like art and music with whatever they are doing. Learning and doing are... integrated and mutually reinforcing at CIIS, I guess.
This kind of stuff probably rubs off on where you are apt to find graduates. Stanford and Berkeley religious studies graduates are apt to be found in university faculty clubs. CIIS graduates are more apt to congregate in the religious groups themselves.
So I'd guess that much the same thing is true of the DL programs in 'Transformative Studies'. I'd expect to find their graduates in organizations actually working for transformative social or personal change of some sort, more than I'd expect to find them teaching in college classrooms.
Center for Consciousness Studies
Since its origins in the mid-20th century CIIS has been committed to the exploration of the nature and potentials of human consciousness. This commitment is embraced and embodied by its many programs, ranging form Asian philosophy to integral psychology and counseling, and on through women’s spirituality, ecology, creative arts, and many more.
The goals of this center are to elevate CIIS into international prominence in the field of consciousness studies, and to support and facilitate consciousness studies both inside and beyond the institute. Also to act as a clearinghouse for faculty members and students both within CIIS and outside of it who interested in the field of consciousness studies.
The Center sponsors a professional Society for Consciousness Studies
A retreat symposium on education and consciousness at IONS, July 14-16, 2013
A professional conference for consciousness studies in Tucson in the spring of 2014
A professional meeting of consciousness scholars in Italy during the spring of 2015
Developing a university consortium Center for Evolution in Consciousness and Culture
Exploring a mentorship program for undergraduates interested in consciousness studies
Richard Tarnas, Ph.D., Psychology, Saybrook Institute, 1976; Former director of programs at Esalen • History of Western thought and culture, depth psychology ...
The Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness PhD and MA Programs at CIIS aim to shape the leadership necessary for profound, progressive transformation of ...
VOICE AND VISION
Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) graduate programs in San Francisco are dedicated to re-imagining the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community.
They attract intellectually engaged individuals who are in varying degrees dismayed by what they see happening in industrial societies and who are striving to find meaningful ways to develop their gifts to serve the future of the world.
We support those called to meet the Earth community's unprecedented evolutionary challenge by offering students a challenging and supportive learning community in which to find their voice and vision as leaders.
Please return to the links on the upper left of the screen to explore the PCC mission, faculty, curriculum (including our Integral Ecology track), current students, alumni and community, as well as how to apply to the program.
Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) graduate programs are dedicated to re-imagining the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community.
At the heart of the PCC programs is a focus on knowledge that is transformative—of ourselves and of our civilization. The programs attract intellectually engaged people who are in varying degrees dismayed by what they see happening in industrial societies and who are striving to find meaningful ways to develop their gifts to serve the future of the world.
Inspired by Alfred North Whitehead's view that the function of the university is to enable the future to appear, first in conceptual thought, PCC faculty and graduate students hold in mind three fundamental goals:
To open our consciousness, through learning and imagination, to those creative and evolutionary energies suffusing the Earth, the universe, and the deep psyche that will enable us to participate fully in the regeneration of human communities and their enveloping life systems.
To analyze the current devastation of planetary life and to strive to liberate ourselves and our communities from the underlying causes of alienation, consumerism, militarism, androcentrism, and unsustainable modes of life.
To draw from the deep wells of philosophical and religious wisdom together with other scholarly and scientific insights in order to bring forth a profound vision of a vibrant planetary era.
Scientists, scholars, and visionaries recognize that the Earth community is facing an unprecedented evolutionary challenge, the most severe degradation of life in the last 65 million years.
This multifaceted crisis requires a fundamental reorientation of our civilization, one in which a compassionate humanity becomes a mutually enhancing presence within Earth’s complex systems of life. Cultural historian Thomas Berry has called this task "the Great Work."
The PCC master's and doctoral programs are committed to shaping the leadership necessary for profound, progressive transformation of social institutions and individual consciousness. Drawing upon some of the most powerful ideas of Western intellectual and spiritual traditions, together with insights from Asian spiritual philosophies and indigenous world views, the faculty has constructed a multidisciplinary course of study to help accelerate each student’s journey into his or her particular leadership role within this work:
To free philosophy from its contemporary commitments—narrowly analytic, reductionist, and cosmologically alienated—and revive the original essence of Western philosophy as the love of wisdom.
Philosophy in PCC explores new ways of thinking and being that are both visionary and pragmatic, and resist the paradigm of fragmentation that continues to dominate Western thought and culture.
To pursue a multidisciplinary study of cosmology with a focus on the evolutionary unfolding of the universe and the Earth community.
Cosmology in PCC includes reflection on the discoveries of the natural sciences as well as cosmological and ecological perspectives emerging in contemporary culture, including especially the arts and religion.
To explore the inner worlds of consciousness and the deep psyche, particularly by research concerning archetypal structures and their formative expression in individual lives and culture.
Consciousness studies in PCC focuses on transpersonal and Jungian psychology, the evolution of consciousness, Western esotericism, and new paradigm studies. In the last several years, the PCC faculty and students have collaborated in creating a strong emphasis on integral ecology.
THE INTEGRAL ECOLOGY TRACK:
Integral Ecology: Education for a Whole Earth
The Integral Ecology track focuses on ecology in the context of the transdisciplinary vision of philosophy, cosmology, and consciousness that characterizes the PCC program as a whole. The word "integral" suggests that ecology is relevant to the full range of human knowledge and action.
Integral Ecology includes the study of the natural and human sciences as well as the world’s spiritual traditions. In the end, the perspectives studied and developed within the PCC community are tested in the fire of one’s own experience.
PCC offers students a challenging and supportive learning community in which to find their voice and vision as leaders.
Study the complex character of the Earth community, the factors that threaten it, and possibilities for a better way forward.
• Explore some of the vital links between ecology and such fields as philosophy, religion, psychology, and cosmology.
• Learn strategies for a sustainable future in a creative community of planetary citizens.
The gravity and complexity of the global ecological crisis calls for an integral approach to ecology. At a minimum, such an approach would broaden and deepen the study of ecology through active engagement with the humanities and social sciences.
In its more fully realized sense, the word integral here suggests that ecology is relevant to the full range of human knowledge and action. At the same time, an integral ecology must draw from the whole spectrum of human inquiry: from the sciences (human, social, and natural), from the world's spiritual traditions (Asian, Western, and indigenous), from collective wisdom, and from the insights of individual experience. Students in the Integral Ecology track focus on ecology in the context of the transdisciplinary vision of philosophy, cosmology, and consciousness that characterizes the PCC program as a whole.
Central to this vision is the recognition that the key factor determining the health of the Earth's biosphere is the behavior of human beings, and therefore many of the most important issues in the study of a truly integral ecology lie in the areas of human thought, psychology, and culture.
The search for solutions to ecological problems must include as a central concern the transformation of human conceptual, psychological, and cultural patterns that have become an imminent danger to the health of the entire Earth community, as well as the cultivation of new structures of human experience and action that are more harmoniously aligned with the natural world and the larger cosmic order within which we dwell. Faculty and students in the PCC Integral Ecology track explore together questions such as:
• What does it mean to say an ecosystem is healthy?
• What is the nature of the human? Is the human a viable species?
• Does the Earth have a "purpose"? Is there such a thing as a cosmological ecology?
• How do myths and symbols affect our attitude to the natural world?
• Do the world's religions and esoteric traditions have a contribution to make to the task of restoring ecological balance?
• Why are our philosophies divorced from the Earth?
• What kinds of direct experience and engagement with nature could help us become more aware and effective in dealing with the planetary emergency?
• What roles do gender and sexuality play in the psychological and cultural dynamics of our ecological situation?
• What is the relationship between ecology and social justice?
SELECTING THE INTEGRAL ECOLOGY TRACK
Any PCC student can elect to adopt a track in Integral Ecology, but doing so alters the curriculum requirements.
CoA Statement and CIIS Response to Revocation of Accreditation
CoA statement regarding decision to revoke accreditation of the Clinical PsyD program at California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA
During its meeting of July 23-24, 2012 with supplemental submissions on July 27, 2012 and August 2, 2012, an appeal panel of the APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA) upheld the CoA’s decision of October 20-23, 2011 to revoke the accreditation of the doctoral program in clinical psychology (PsyD) at the California Institute of Integral Studies. The program was deemed to be not fully consistent with the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation of Programs in Professional Psychology (G&P). In particular, the CoA in reviewing the program did not believe that it was consistent with several requirements in the following areas: Domain B: Program Philosophy, Objectives, and Curriculum Plan; Domain C: Program Resources; Domain E: Student-Faculty Relations; Domain F: Program Self-Assessment and Quality Enhancement; and the impact of these issues across the domains of the G&P.
Response by the California Institute of Integral Studies to the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation’s Decision
CIIS is a non-profit, San Francisco-based Institute. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). CIIS was formed in 1968 by leading intellectuals to facilitate the integration of eastern disciplines with western psychology and related disciplines. It has a proud history of turning out very successful clinical psychologists who serve the underserved and have contributed to the innovation that characterizes mental health in the Bay Area. Recently, it was selected as one of only three California facilities selected to receive state stipends to train psychologists from underserved populations and was cited by the New York Times as one of the first programs in the country to recognize the clinical applicability of eastern contemplative practices to the alleviation of human suffering.
We are pleased that our students continue to get licensed and have higher pass rates on the national psychology exam over the last five years than any APA approved Psy.D. program in our area, and we will continue to provide innovative and cutting edge training to our future clinical psychologists. While we recognize the APA’s decision, we strongly believe that people who actually read the documents would agree that this was a strikingly unfair, unresponsive, and unwarranted decision. Access to the documents can be obtained by contacting our doctoral psychology program office through our website.
Gerhard Kienle - Leben und Werk: Bd. 1: Eine Biographie / Bd. 2: Ausgewählte Aufsätze und Vorträge: 2 Bde. [Gebundene Ausgabe]
Rudolf Steiner 1861 - 1925. Lebens- und Werkgeschichte. 3 Bände im Schuber
Peter Selg (Autor) - Gebundene Ausgabe: 2148 Seiten
Verlag: Ita Wegman Institut (6. Dezember 2012)
ISBN-10: 3905919273 - ISBN-13: 978-3905919271
Zu Gast im Studio am 29. Februar 2012:
Akad. OR Dr. Ing. Sander – Beuermann
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