You will be challenged, delighted and surprised with our dynamic, participatory, personal, and wisdom based approach. Trainings included readings, discussion, exercises, and guest presenters. Improvisational acting, mindfulness, yoga, tai chi,
and music making are among the activities offered throughout the program.
The Four Intelligences:
Imagine standing with a group of people in a circle; place a stone at its center. Each one of you sees it differently. To begin you each stand in a different spot (physical level of perception). You have also had different individual experiences leading up to this moment, so you have different associations with stones in general (emotional understanding). Because of these factors you have different thoughts running through your head (the intellectual). Finally, from these different perceptions you have your own sense of how that stone, and stones in general, connect to life (spiritual) Now, consider that the ‘truth’ about the stone is the sum of those different perceptions within yourself and among the group.
Our ability to develop our understanding of the facts. It corresponds to body. This is linked to Tactical decision-making and is about our attention and preference to do and make things. It is our ability to transform thought, feeling and inspiration into the physical world. It is learning it is how things work and how they relate to one another at the physical level, in learning it is about 'the facts''. It Is where education must begin, but also where it must evolve from.
Our ability to analyze, reason, think abstractly, use language, visualize, and comprehend. It corresponds to mind. This is linked to operational decision-making and is about facts and preference to analyse. It incorporates a student’s ability and interest in critical thinking, and one’s comfort in keeping discussions and conversation in the realm of thought. Students who excel at this are often ‘good students’’ and often go on to higher education.
Our self-knowledge, self-awareness, social sensitivity, empathy and ability to communicate successfully with others. It corresponds to heart. This is linked to relationship decisions and is about feelings and preference to sympathise. In learning it is a student's drive to connect learning to their own feelings, and to incorporate those feelings into consideration of the emotional environment of a work. Students who are sensitive often shy away from heated discussions, others look for emotional support and understanding in order to perform.
Our drive for meaning and connection with the infinite. It is also related to the idea that everything is in relationship with everything else. Those interested in the environment consider how things relate to one another, and how they themselves fit into the biosphere. Our understanding of the relationship between things, and our understanding of context. Environmental intelligence is linked to Strategic decision-making and is about our intention and preference to strategise. Those who consider things environmentally ask how will this pan out through time.
I have always known that
I would take this path,
But yesterday I did not know it would be today
*We have created many different names for the same idea: circle, gravity, Abraxas, Aghuramazda, Allah, Aten, Bog, Brahma, Buddha, Christ, Elohim, Eru, God, Jesus, Jumala, Kami, Krishna, One, Shang Ti, Shiva, Trimurti, Vishnu, Waheguru, Yahweh, Yhwh. The circle, finally, clarifies, unifies, integrates and simplifies the ideas and symbols in science, psychology, philosophy, and religion. Our multiple names can confuse us and keep us away from our own 'truth.' It's, really, all in the circle, and everything's a circle. The circle, itself, is Absolute Intelligence.