LEARNING


Iris Institute provides lifelong learning through personal guidance, consultations, mentorships, individualized study, interdisciplinary courses, and co-designed programs.

Distance learners with phone or internet access can schedule a consultation or begin an individualized exploration, course, or program at any time. Learning can be tailored to individual schedules and special areas of interest.

Institute learning is applicable to all areas of life, from personal development to health, organizational transformation, sustainability, education, spirituality, sciences, creative arts, and social service.


COURSES OF LEARNING

The Institute provides certifictions of completion.

CONSULTATIONS AND MENTORSHIPS

The Institute provides consultations in all the subjects covered in the courses, and mentorships in specialized topics as well as courses and pregrams of learning.


PROGRAMS

The Laureate Program is a co-designed program of higher learning that supports the fulfillment of inspiring and contributory work. Learners receive a Laureate upon completion of the program.

The Corolla Program is a co-designed program adapted for independent high school level learners.

More information about the these programs is available here.


WEBINARS AND SEMINARS

Webinars and seminars are available in many of the same subject areas as the Courses of Learning. For more information or to schedule a webnar or seminar please contact the Institute.


COURSES OF LEARNING

The Art and Architecture of Consciousness
Energy, Integrity and Eternity
Connection, Communication, Creation and Communion
Consciousness, Cosmology and the Architecture of Space
Creative and Visionary Processes
Creative Awareness, Creative Healing
Relationship, Patterns and Dynamics of Consciousness
Dreams, Death and the Divine
Evolutionary Aesthetics: Education, Imagination and Social Transformation
Subtle Energy Systems I and II
Teachings on Nondual Awareness I and II
Awareness and the Afterlife
Women, Wisdom and the World


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS

This course is an exploration of patterns and dynamics of relationship reflected in the foundational processes of life and the deep structures of consciousness. The course explores the ways these dynamics embody the essence and beauty that simultaneously describe the most basic and most complex of living systems, from fundamental patterns embodied by the natural and subtle world to social networks, sacred structures, psyche and soma, and processes of consciousness.


ENERGY, INTEGRITY AND ETERNITY

This course is an exploration of energy, integrity, and eternity. Explorations include psychophysiological and phenomenological aspects of energy, creative, spatial, and healing energy, energy and nature, and sustainable, and ethical ways of working with energy.


CONNECTION, COMMUNICATION, CREATION AND COMMUNION

Many of the most pressing interpersonal, community, and international issues revolve around communication, or the lack thereof. This course explores the process of connection, communication, creation, and communion: internal and external, verbal and nonverbal, intuitive and subtle, local and nonlocal, interpersonal and international. Course explorations include social networks, global dynamics, subtle and natural systems, and communication processes including Bohmian dialogue, Nonviolent Communication, wisdom councils, Self Reflective Dialogue, and self-inquiry.


CONSCIOUSNESS, COSMOLOGIES AND THE ARCHITECTURE OF SPACE

This course is an exploration of consciousness, cosmologies, and the architecture of space. Explorations include collective and personal cosmologies, the evolutionary architecture of individual lives, the architecture of cosmological, sacred, creative, healing, natural, and subtle space, space as a construct of consciousness, the internal and external architecture of space, the psychophysiological effects of the structure of space, the ways one shapes and is shaped by space, and the power of place.


CREATIVE AND VISIONARY PROCESSES

This course is an exploration of creative and visionary processes and their importance in personal and cultural evolution. The course includes explorations of creative and visionary processes in art, health and healing, social and natural systems, spirituality, and the lives of creatives and visionaries. The course includes immersion in, and reflection on, a creative and visionary process.


CREATIVE AWARENESS, CREATIVE HEALING

This course is an exploration of creative awareness and creative healing. The course explores creative awareness and creative healing processes that enliven healing potential, honor and support the wisdom of the body, release tension and chronic pain, reconcile familial and interpersonal fields, develop the subtle senses, expand awareness, align the physical and subtle bodies, illuminate psychophysiological practices and reincarnational simultaneity, redress educational and social imbalances, utilize the healing power of nature, and deepen awareness of the natural state of health.


RELATIONSHIP, PATTERNS AND DYNAMICS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

This course is an exploration of relationship, patterns, and dynamics of consciousness. Explorations include the dynamics of the personality, cosmological and natural cycles, astrological patterns and cycles of life, soul development, energy fields, other lives, and the deepening of awareness through self-inquiry. The course includes the dynamics of relationship and medical astrology.


DREAMS, DEATH AND THE DIVINE

This course is an exploration of dreams, death, and the divine. Explorations include dreams, creativity, revelation, lucid dreaming, near-death and out-of-body experiences, reincarnation, the afterlife, the subtle body system, the subtle world, states of awareness, and transcendent experiences of the divine.


EVOLUTIONARY AESTHETICS:
EDUCATION, IMAGINATION AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

This course is an exploration of evolutionary aesthetics. Explorations include education, imagination, and social transformation, learning, creativity, and aesthetics, self-organization, participatory processes, individual and collective fields, sustainability, engaged economics, and the health and evolution of social and natural systems.


SUBTLE ENERGY SYSTEMS I

This course is an exploration of subtle energy systems and the complex yet fundamental way subtle systems illuminate the forms and functions of life. Explorations include subtle body dynamics, the etheric, astral, mental and causal bodies, the development of the subtle senses, sensitivity to the subtle and natural world, creativity and healing, soul development, involution and evolution, subtle energy ethics, and the deepening of awarenes.


SUBTLE ENERGY SYSTEMS II

This course is an exploration of the subtle energy system. Explorations include experiential accounts of subtle energy dynamics, the subtle senses, the subtle world, the subtle world of nature, subtle energy ethics, and personal explorations.


TEACHINGS ON NONDUAL AWARENESS I

This course is an exploration of nondual teachings. Course explorations include contemporary and honored teachings, self-reflection, self-inquiry, and the deepening of awareness.


TEACHINGS ON NONDUAL AWARENESS II

This course explores nondual teachings, the deepening of awareness, and spiritual evolution. Course explorations include contemporary and honored teachings, self-reflection, self-inquiry, and the deepening of awareness.


AWARENESS AND THE AFTERLIFE

This course is an exploration of awareness and the afterlife. The course explores afterlife accounts and how they illuminate the afterlife experience, dissolve the fear of death, and consistently emphasize the importance of awareness, knowledge, and love.


WOMEN, WISDOM AND THE WORLD

This course is an exploration of women, wisdom, and the wisdom of women in the world. The course explores the lives of women visionaries, women of wisdom, and the ways women are contributing to the collective wisdom of the world in education, arts, sciences, culture, and social, economic, political, and spiritual life. The course explores the feminine, intuition, emotion, creativity, healing, nature, sustainability, and global transformation.

ADDITIONAL COURSES

Courses taught in other programs adaptable to independent learning.

Introduction to Integral Studies
Integral Perspectives on Health
Paradigms of Health and Disease
Psychology of Shamanism
The Study of Eastern and Western Religions: Metaphysics and Healing
The Study of Eastern and Western Religions: Philosophy and Ethics
Karma, Reincarnation and Consciousness
Toward a Superconsciousness
Independent Study: Out of Body Experiences: A Practical Exploration
Independent Study: A Qualitative Exploration of the Psychophysiological Effects of Crystals
Directed Study: Wellness and Aesthetics
Organizational Development and Transformation: History and Theory
Evolutionary Aesthetics and the Dynamics of Change
Organizational Ethics
Cross-Cultural Cosmologies and Approaches
Spiritual Processes in the Workplace
Communication, Consultation, and Organizational Facilitation
Organizational and Community Psychology
Organizational and Personal Transformation
Social Intuition
Research Methodology
Internship and Practical Application
Dissertation Research
Thesis Proposal and Thesis
Ethics
Literature Survey
Integral Energy
Consciousness, Cosmologies, and the Energy of Space
Sensitivity and the Sublime
Subtle Body and the Rainbow Lights I & II
Research, Writing and Mentorship

For more information please contact the Institute.

 



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