Our intention is for the CIIS International Education Week to foster a greater sense of a global and diverse community on campus; encourage a greater awareness of other peoples, other cultures, world affairs, and their influence on all of our lives. We wish to inspire an even stronger commitment among students, faculty, and staff to becoming more globally educated; promote and integrate various ways of knowing and being in the world; and deepen the meaning of integral education.

International Education Week 2013 dates will soon be announced. Check back again.

International Education Week 2012 Recap

The week of November 12-16 was International Education Week (IEW), an annual event at CIIS and around the nation. Check out last year's festivities below. 

Come celebrate the Earth with CIIS faculty, students, and friends as part of the nation-wide celebration of International Education. FREE and open to everyone.

International Education Week
at the California Institute of Integral Studies is glad to invite you to the symposium:

Celebrating Earth: Word, Ritual & Art in Praise of Home

Friday, November 16th
10AM- 3:30PM
Room 304
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How often do you take the time to root in the living presence of home? Can you envision being in perpetual celebration of Earth? How would that be?

We live within the intricately woven bosom of Earth. Our home, the Earth, is a complex being with many facets and dimensions of expression that pulse within us at all times. It is possible for us to find somatic, emotional, psychological, and spiritual nourishment and wellbeing by attuning to the rhythms of Earth's pulses within us and express them in our lives.

Finding the way to our home at the center of our being can be a daunting task. Yet, it is possible to access that which connects us to the Earth through word, ritual, and art, enabling us to praise the fullness of our being and inviting us to ponder: How is it to be rooted in the living presence of home?

10:00AM- 11:00AM

From Alienation to Celebration: The Elemental Mandala of Home  ::  Adrián Villaseñor Galarza

11:00AM- 11:30AM

Celebrating Earth through Shinto: Invitation to the kami-filled World  :: Hiroko Shiota

11:30AM- 12:30AM

Dagara, Diaspora, and the New Indigenous  ::  Zayin Cabot

12:30PM- 1:30PM

Dancing Freedom: Honoring the Earth  ::  Suzana Marjanovic

1:30PM- 2:00PM


2:00PM- 2:30PM

Expressing our Earth Center through the Arts  ::  Ray Ortiz

2:30PM- 3:00PM

Home Howls: Dancing the Death Cycle, Limbs Loving Life  ::  Joshua Halpern

3:00PM- 3:10PM

Mensaje (who have learned to listen to trees)  ::  Melanie Tormos

3:10PM- 3:30PM

Awen: The Poetic and Visionary Path of the Earth-Bard  ::  Patricia Awen Fey O'Luanaigh

Visual art,  on-going throughout the day

Ayahuasca Visions: Exploring Dialogues with Plant Teacher  ::  Lava Larry

Featured artwork by presenter Melanie Tormos

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