• September 28-30, 2018
  • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Namaste Hall, California Institute of Integral Studies
Add to Calendar 09/28/2018 9:00 am 09/30/2018 6:00 pm America/Los_Angeles 1968 Revisited The East–West Psychology program at CIIS presents a three-day conference on revolution, rock music, psychedelics, San Francisco, and the founding of California Institute of Integral Studies. Namaste Hall, California Institute of Integral Studies East-West Psychology in Association with Philosophy Cosmology and Consciousness EWP@ciis.edu false MM/DD/YYYY

A suggested donation of $10 per day is requested for the conference to cover refreshments and other overheads. Please RSVP Stephen Julich, Program Manager of East-West Psychology.

1968 Revisited: (Whatever happened to) Revolution, Counterculture, Pedagogy, Utopia? will be a three-day conference exploring the ideas and forces surrounding the founding of CIIS in 1968. It also welcomes the intentional planetary city of Auroville, founded in the same year with similar aspirations. 1968 was a time of worldwide discontent with the conditions of human living; and the dream of a creative utopia. The conference seeks to discover common threads uniting a new pedagogy, a greater psychology, and an experimental philosophy with the uprisings of students and others in Paris and Berkeley, the San Francisco counterculture, and the founding of Auroville, a utopian spiritual community in India. 1968 Revisited asks whether idealism is always fated to be co-opted by capital and selfishness, or whether education can be a force against this gravitation. Can Auroville teach us something about the living potential of utopia? How can we reignite the revolutionary content of CIIS, content which served in many ways as a secret think tank for the San Francisco counter-culture?

Conference Schedule

Friday, September 28

10 am - 12 pm
• Inauguration - Mike Hebel
• Keynote - George Katsiaficas: The Global Imagination of 1968
• Conversation between Katsiaficas and Andrej Grubacic.

1:30 - 3:30 pm
• Global Utopian Social Movements: Jennifer Wells, Eddie Yuen, Walter Turner (Moderator Jennifer Wells) - talks and conversation

4 - 6 pm
• What does Asia mean to us today? - Purushottama Bilimoria, Clark Hsu, Debashish Banerji (Moderator Bindu Mohanty)

7:30 - 9:30 pm
• Auroville as a Site of Utopian Practice: Suryamayi Aswini
• Films on Auroville

Saturday, September 29

10 am - 12 pm
• Pedagogy and Experimental Philosophy -Jake Sherman, Matt Segall, Joshua Ramey (Moderator Debashish Banerji) - Talks and conversation

1:30 - 3:30 pm
• Counterculture - Peter Richardson, Ramon Sender, Bindu Mohanty (Moderator Nicholas Meriwether) - talks and conversation

4 - 6 pm
• Holistic and Participatory Thought -Mara Lynn Keller, Sean Kelly and Glenn Hartelius (Moderator TBA) - talks and conversation

7:30 - 9:30 pm
• Experimentation, Improvization and Fusion - The Music of 1968 (Nicholas Meriwether)
• Indo-Jazz Concert - Jonathan Kay and Band

Sunday, September 30

10 am - 12 pm
• Auroville - Spiritual Anarchy: Philosophy, History and Social Conditions: Bindu Mohanty, Sauro (Moderator Stephen Julich) - talks and conversation

1:30 - 3:30 pm
• Integral Education Conversation: CIIS and Auroville - Suryamayi Aswini, Liz Beavan, Heidi Fraser, and Jean Eisele

4 - 6 pm
• Embodied Learning Workshop with Suryamayi Aswini (Auroville)

7:30 - 9:30 pm
• A conversation between Robert McDermott and Michael Murphy on 1968, CIIS, and the future
• Concluding Remarks by Mike Hebel


An Integral Education Workshop from Auroville (India)

Sunday, September 30, 4:00–6:00

Awareness Through the Body (ATB)
offers tools and opportunities for individuals to expand conscious self-awareness. Developed as a program of integral education in Auroville schools, it is now practiced by individuals of all ages, worldwide.

Through a wide variety of dynamic and introspective activities, ATB invites an exploration into the multiple and interrelating parts of our being, and of ways of centering, integrating, and harmonizing this complexity in a practice transferable to daily life.

The workshop facilitator, Suryamayi, grew up with ATB in Auroville schools, and has been facilitating for children and adults since 2009. She has been a hatha yoga teacher since 2010, and has studied therapeutic yoga and bodywork. She is currently a doctoral researcher in development studies.

Through EVENTBRITE or email Stephen Julich,
EWP program manager: sjulich@ciis.edu

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