Wisdom Traditions Panel
What is Wisdom? Where does it come from? How do the world's wisdom traditions differ, and what, fundamentally, do they have in common? Perhaps most importantly, are age-old teachings still relevant and, if so, what do they look like today? How do we effectively weave them into our lives? Join us for an exploratory Wisdom Panel at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where this kind of inquiry forms the cornerstone of our approach to learning.
Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, CWP, panel facilitator. Dr. Jordan is Department Chair of Integrative Health Studies and Somatic Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a clinical medical anthropologist, an award-winning international health journalist, behavioral medicine specialist, RN, author, and President of Global Medicine Enterprises, Inc.
Alka Arora, PhD, is the Program Chair of the Women's Spirituality program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her work is focused on integrating wisdom from diverse spiritual traditions to address contemporary feminist issues. Alka's current research and teaching interests include spiritual activism, multicultural feminist theory, integral feminist pedagogy, and ecofeminist perspectives on animal rights.
Craig Chalquist, PhD, is the program chair of the East-West Psychology department at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Craig focuses his scholarly writing and teaching on depth psychology, ecopsychology, qualitative research, Systems Theory, ecotherapy, and mythology from a psychological perspective. He practices what he refers to as "Deep Education": the kind that invites the human relationship to nature, elements, creatures, and Earth to shift from mere utility to deep appreciation.
Steven D. Goodman, PhD, is co-director of Asian and Comparative Studies. In 1994, Steven was awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship at Rice University Center for Cultural Studies for the study of Tibetan mystical poetry. He is the co-editor of Tibetan Buddhism: Reason and Revelation, a source book for the study of Tibetan philosophical and visionary literature, and author of "Transforming the Causes of Suffering" in Mindfulness in Meaningful Work.
Robert McDermott, PhD, is CIIS president emeritus and professor of philosophy and religion at California Institute of Integral Studies, and is professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Philosophy at Baruch College, CUNY (1971-90). His publications include Radhakrishnan (1970), The Essential Aurobindo (1974), The Essential Steiner (1984), and the "Introduction" to William James, Essays in Psychical Research (Harvard University Press, 1986).
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