We are welcoming in summertime in Southern California as we celebrated the summer solstice last week: a time to slow down, expand, and nourish yourself with the warmth and freedom of the season. In this issue we announce an upcoming book talk as part of our 30 year anniversary series, welcoming Dr. Esbjorn-Hargens and Dr. Nicholas Hedlund. Also CIHS is introducing its new SAS co-presidents, welcome! And as we expand, we are adding continuing education for acupuncturists to our extended learning programs. We are enrolling now for summer quarter, please share with your community and beyond... as we continue to grow in 2022!
CIHS 30 Year Anniversary Series
Big Picture Perspectives for Planetary Flourishing: Metatheory for the Anthropocene

We are looking forward to hosting CIHS Professors, Dr. Sean Esbjorn-Hargens and Dr. Nicholas Hedlund as part of our 30 Year Anniversary series, to discuss their upcoming new book. Dr. Thomas Brophy, CIHS President, will moderate the discussion, with time for Q&A at the end.

This book, split across two volumes, is a follow-up and companion to Metatheory for the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2016). All three of these volumes are the dialogical outcome of a multi-year symposia series wherein critical realists and integral theorists deeply engaged each other and their distinct but complementary approaches to integrative metatheory. Whereas Metatheory for the Twenty-First Century is primarily theoretical in its focus, Big Picture Perspectives for Planetary Flourishing: Metatheory for the Anthropocene aims to more concretely and practically address the complex planetary crises of a new era that many scholars now refer to as ‘the Anthropocene.’

In this first of two new volumes, participants of the symposia series articulate a variety of ‘big picture perspectives’ and transformative interventions in the domains of society and economics, social psychology, and education. Together, these chapters demonstrate how integrative metatheory and its application can make powerful contributions to planetary flourishing in the Anthropocene.

With one of the defining characteristics of the Anthropocene being the sheer complexity and multi-valent nature of our interconnected global challenges, these volumes crucially present new forms of scholarship that can adequately weave together insights from multiple disciplines into new forms of metapraxis. As such, this book will be of interest to students, scholars, and practitioners in the areas of philosophy, social theory, critical realism, integral studies, metamodernism, and current affairs generally.
Upcoming events: IN PERSON and ONLINE opportunities to be in community with CIHS!
The therapeutic utilization of sound and music, one of the oldest if not the oldest healing modalities on the planet, in recent years has become one of the most sought after and researched techniques of our time.
This presentation will explore the use of sound in the healing and meditative traditions of China and India.
Dr. Gold will also share the groundbreaking work of his production company, Metta Mindfulness Music in the realm of plant music.
Foundations in Shamanic Ceremony and Ritual has been designed to help you dive deeply into living your life in a sacred way. Each week you will learn valuable ceremonial tools and rituals and the reasoning behind each. Each class provides a detailed lecture, followed by hands on experiential opportunity to practice each ceremony or ritual of the week. It is time to let your inner Shaman Shine!
CIHS in action out in the world.....
Our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are doing inspiring work that enhances life with their consciousness studies involving the
mind-body-spirit connection!
Introducing CIHS Student Advisory Senate Leaders
Chris Orrey: MA-PhD student, INS
Student Advisory Senate Co-Leader

Chris Orrey is soon beginning her eighth quarter at CIHS and absolutely loves her experience thus far. She is on the MA-PhD track in the Integral Noetic Sciences program. Chris lives in San Francisco, California with her wife and pets. She is a retired police lieutenant who has a vision of transforming the policing profession through her studies at CIHS. When not engaged in academic or spiritual pursuits, she is often traveling with her wife, working out on her Peloton, or having her weekly “Jay Day” with her six-year-old grandson. Her background is eclectic, being an ordained minister (A Course in Miracles), a blackbelt in Kajukenbo karate, a high ropes course facilitator, and a collector of autographed books. Her police career included commanding the crisis negotiation team, creating a critical incident stress management program, and having expertise in child abuse and intimate partner violence. Her Command College thesis was on the effect of sub-conscious biases in police decision-making. Chris was drawn to CIHS because of its emphasis on science and spirituality and has become an absolute integral theory nerd. Feel free to reach out to her any time. Her email is correy@cihs.edu
Lauren Hickey: MA-PhD student, IH
Student Advisory Senate Co-Leader

Lauren Hickey is a third-year PhD student in the Integral Health - Life Physics program where she is exploring her interests in altered states of consciousness and the dynamic interaction between consciousness and subtle energy in built spaces and the natural world. She holds a Master of Divinity and is a Kundalini yoga teacher, Reiki master, and Environmental Consultant. Lauren currently lives on the eastern shore of Maryland with her partner Kyle. She can be contacted at lhickey@cihs.edu.
CIHS is now an official NCCAOM Provider
Offering Continuing Education for Acupuncture

Established in 1982, NCCAOM is the only national organization that validates entry-level competency in the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) through professional certification, whose mission is to assure the safety and well-being of the public and to advance and advocate for the professional practice of NCCAOM Board-Certified AcupuncturistsTM by promoting established national standards focused on competence and credentialing.

Look forward to new course offerings through our extended learning programs, coming in the fall of 2022 and into 2023!
CIHS New Student Orientation

The CIHS New Student Orientation will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 5:00-6:00 pm PDT. During this online orientation, we will spend time with all new incoming students getting to know each other, go over important school policies and help them get oriented into the CIHS Community. 

Please contact our Dean for Student Success, Naira Yeghian at naira_yeghian@cihs.edu if you'd like to join and welcome our new students. 
We are enrolling now for Summer Quarter!
CIHS is committed to inspiring students to excel in all aspects of life by educating the whole person.

The major aim of our academic programs is to study the body, mind, and spirit as an integrated whole. To learn more about our academic program offerings, please visit www.cihs.edu/academics or fill out our online Request Info Form.
We also encourage you to check out our YouTube Channel and view our Academic Programs’ Informational Videos.  

Ready to apply to one of our programs? Please go to www.cihs.edu/apply-online and submit your application! CIHS enrolls students on a “Quarter” basis. New students are able to begin their studies in the Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer term.
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CIHS Hosts Upcoming Events at the Center for Lifelong Learning:

Big Picture Perspectives for Planetary Flourishing: Metatheory for the Anthropocene
Tuesday, August 9th , 6-7pm $25 donation
Ancient Wisdom & Modern Science: Explorations in Sound Healing with Rick Gold
Wednesday, September 21st $25 donation
Foundations in Shamanism - Certificate of Completion
Thursdays in September 6-8pm $150 5 week Certificate Course
Introduction to Sacred Sound with Tibetan Bowls, Ganta/Dorje and Tingsha:
A 3-day intensive weekend of Learning and Practice
November 11-13 $600 Introductory Certificate Course