LEARNING


Iris Institute provides lifelong learning through consultations, individualized study, 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.

Institute topics can be tailored to individual schedules and special areas of interest, for selected periods of time. Institute learning is applicable to all areas of life, from personal development and health to the sciences, creative arts, organizational transformation, sustainability, education, and social service.

The Institute provides certifictions of completion.


COURSES OF LEARNING

The Art and Architecture of Consciousness
Energy, Integrity and Eternity
Connection, Communication, Creation and Communion
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
Consciousness, Cosmology and Maps
Sensitivity and the Sublime
Subtle Energy Systems I and II
Teachings on Nondual Awareness
Women, Wisdom and the World
Involutionary and Evolutionary Processes
Philosophy, Ethics and World Traditions
Metaphysics, Healing and World Traditions
Integral Health
Ethics
Research, Writing, and Mentorship


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.


SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

Webinars and workshops are available in many of the same subject areas as the Courses of Learning. For more information or to schedule an online or in-person seminar or workshop please contact the Institute.


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.

THE ARCHITECTURE OF SPACE

This course is an exploration of the architecture of space. Explorations include 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.

CONSCIOUSNESS, COSMOLOGIES AND MAPS

This course is an exploration of consciousness, cosmologies, and maps. Explorations include collective and personal cosmologies, the evolutionary architecture of individual lives, and a mapping process that illustrates and illuminates repetitive and habitual patterns, relationship, group, and organizational dynamics, life transitions, meeting facilitation, and self-inquiry for insight, change, and growth.

SENSITIVITY AND THE SUBLIME

This course is an exploration of the sublime sensitivity inherent in the nature of being. The course explores the deepening of sensitivity with awareness, the development of the subtle senses, sensitivity to the subtle and natural world, creativity and healing, and sensitivity to the sublime.

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 subtle senses, the subtle world, health and healing, the subtle world of nature, soul development, involution and evolution, subtle energy ethics, and the deepening of awareness.

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

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

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.

INVOLUTIONARY AND EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES

This course is an exploration of involutionary and evolutionary processes. The course explores the nature of cause and effect, cycles and interrelationships, system dynamics and patterns of change, states of awareness, the subtle world, reincarnation, self-inquiry, and the nature of consciousness.

PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS AND WORLD TRADITIONS

This course reviews the basic philosophic and ethical tenets of religious and perennial wisdom traditions.

METAPHYSICS, HEALING, AND WORLD TRADITIONS

This course focuses on selected esoteric teachings and healing practices in religious and perennial wisdom traditions.

INTEGRAL HEALTH

This course explores the philosophical basis of Eastern and Western medicine, and holistic perspectives of health and healing.

ETHICS

This course explores personal, professional, and global ethics. Explorations include ethics in science, medicine, and technology, social, political, and metaphysical ethics, privacy, relationship, and international ethics, and ethics in biology, pharmacalogy, and genetic modification. The course reviews humane and spiritual values.

RESEARCH, WRITING AND MENTORSHIP

This course provides research and writing support, the development of research, writing, and editing skills, guidance in conceptual organization and formatting, academic support and mentorship, and assistance in academic and creative writing projects.

 

For more information please contact the Institute.

 


 


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