Since its founding 50 years ago by Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri, CIIS has been at the forefront of cutting-edge approaches to counseling psychology, philosophy, spirituality, self-care and preventative health, and the whole-person education of mind, body, and spirit.
CIIS has been, and continues to be, an early adopter of ideas that become mainstream, such as everyday mindfulness and integrative health. As the causes that CIIS champions gain in popularity, CIIS continues to be at the forefront of innovation in new and different ways to change our world for the better.
It was terrific to see many of you at the 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Celebration on April 7th. The event began with Tibetan monks from the Sera Monastery in South India "dissolving" the Mandala of Compassion followed by a meditation led by Connie Hills (CLN '98) and Anne Teich ( PAR '90) in honor of Dr. Rina Sircar.
After individual program reunions, alums gathered in Namaste Hall for dinner and remarks from President Judie Wexler and Board of Trustees chair, Ruel Walker (ICP '95) and an enjoyable trip down memory lane with photos from 1968 to the present. The evening ended with dancing in the Desai/Matta Gallery -- music provided by Keith Cich (PCC '02).