Course overview

Social Workshop

In this course, faculty discuss the role of consciousness and spirituality in the education process, explore the role facing our fear of death has in our lives, and reviews the prison yoga project. The session concludes with a Q&A with a panel of faculty.

Sraddhalu Ranade

Marilyn Schlitz, PhD

James Fox, MA

Emanuel Kuntzelman

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2016 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour 30 minutes

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Placing Spirituality at the Core of Integral Education
    What is the role of consciousness and spirituality in the education process? How do we create systems of whole-child education that honor each student’s unique gifts as well as guide the student in how best to contribute to the world? In this talk, Sraddhalu Ranade (Scientist, Educator and Scholar from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram) will discuss an approach developed and taught by the Sri Aurobindo International Centre for Education, termed Integral Education. He will discuss how Integral Education is currently being used to foster whole-child learning that is beyond the simple acquisition of knowledge and basic skills.

    Death Makes Life Possible: The Final Transformation
    Death is something that most people try not to think about. But what if contemplating and facing our mortality allowed us to live our lives more fully, without fear? In this lecture, Death Makes Life Possible, cultural anthropologist and scientist Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D, will explore the mysteries of life and death from a variety of perspectives and world traditions. She will also consider the research on Terror Management Theory, making the case that we have much to gain by facing our fear of death and asking what death might have to offer our lives. Opportunities for interactice Q&A at the end of the session.

    The Prison Yoga Project

    Workshop 4 Social Panel
    The Social workshop concludes with a panel discussion of expert faculty moderated by Emanuel Keuntzelman
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Describe the concept of Integral Education.
    • Describe how integral education differs from traditional education methods.
    • Describe an example activity that is used in Integral Education.
    • Discuss diverse worldviews on death and the afterlife.
    • Describe the terror management theory and its social and psychological implications.
    • Identify research methods and approaches to bringing an evidence based perspective to studies of the afterlife.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Sraddhalu Ranade

About Sraddhalu
Sraddhalu Ranade is a scientist, educationist and scholar. He has been residing at Sri Aurobindo Ashram since he was six months old, where he grew up in the care of late Sri M. P. Pandit. He is presently involved in various activities including video productions, teacher-training programmes, and software development. A multi-faceted personality, he delivers talks and conducts workshops on numerous themes including Integral Education, Management, Self-Development, Indian culture, Science and Spirituality, Yoga. He has conducted numerous intensive teacher-training workshops in Integral and value-based education all over India. In the last few years over 4500 teachers from more than 200 schools and colleges all over India have benefited from these programs.

Marilyn Schlitz, PhD

About Marilyn
Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D. is a social anthropologist, researcher, award winning writer, and charismatic public speaker. She serves as President Emeritus and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Additionally, she is a Senior Scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center, where she focuses on health and healing, and board member of Pacifica Graduate Institute. For more than three decades, Marilyn has been a leader in the field of consciousness studies. Her research and extensive publications focus on personal and social transformation, cultural pluralism, extended human capacities, and mind body medicine. She has a depth of leadership experience in government, business, and the not-for-profit sectors. Her broad and varied work has given her a unique ability to help individuals and organizations identify and develop personal and interpersonal skills and capacities needed by 21st century leaders. Her books include: Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind Body Medicine; Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life; and Death Makes Life Possible. She also wrote and produced a feature film, Death Makes Life Possible, with Deepak Chopra, that has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network. She is currently creating enrichment programs for life-long learning and health professionals.

James Fox, MA

About james
James Fox M.A. is the founder and director of the Prison Yoga Project (PYP), an organization dedicated to establishing yoga and mindfulness programs in prisons and rehabilitation centers worldwide. Since 2002, he has been teaching yoga and meditation to prisoners at San Quentin Prison as well as other California State prisons. He has developed a special program for incarcerated military veterans using innovative approaches to adapting yoga for trauma healing and to address mental health issues related to their active duty. His book, Yoga A Path for Healing and Recovery, published in January 2010, has been requested by and sent to over 15,000 prisoners free of charge. He provides trauma informed, mindfulness based teacher trainings in the U.S. and internationally for yoga instructors interested in facilitating classes in prisons and rehabilitation facilities, and bringing yoga to underserved communities. He has trained over 1,500 teachers and as a result his program has been replicated in more than 110 jails, prisons and rehabilitation facilities in the U.S. as well as in Canada, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Germany and The Netherlands.
James is on the faculty for Loyola Marymount University’s (Los Angeles) Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change certification program and has served as an advisor to the National Institute of Health sponsored Chicago Urban Mindfulness Program.

Emanuel Kuntzelman

About Emanuel
A social entrepreneur, writer, motivational speaker and environmentalist, Emanuel Kuntzelman has dedicated his life to raising environmental awareness, promoting cultural understanding, and advocating for world peace through personal development and social action.  Emanuel founded the Chicago-based non-profit Greenheart International in 1985 and served as its President/CFO until 2019, and continues as Chief Advisor to the organization.

He is a founding co-creator of the Global Purpose Movement, which has recently merged with Unity Earth in order to co-produce the “Purpose Earth” event in New York City on Sept. 19, 2020. He is also the co-founder of Fundacion por el Futuro in Madrid, Spain where he’s served as its president since its inception in 1995. On the island of Ibiza, Spain, Emanuel has been a supporter of Greenheart Music and the Casita 

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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