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Start: July 15, 2008, 12:00 pm

End: November 30, -0001, 12:00 am

Venue: Crestone Colorado

An audio-visual presentation by Iris Kunze

Facilitation: Bindu Mohanty

California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Room 425
On Tuesday, July 15, 12-2pm


About the presentation: This is a brown-bag presentation, free and open to the public. All who are interested in alternative, ecological, and socially sustainable lifestyles are welcome. Iris will present for about 20-25 minutes, and then we will move into a general discussion on issues pertaining to sustainable development, experimental forms of social living, and/or approaches to transformative knowledge in these fields. The presentation is supported by the Departments of Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness (PCC) and East-West Psychology (EWP).

About the presenter: Iris Kunze is a scholar from the University of Muenster, Germany. Familiar with both Auroville, India and Findhorn, UK, she is interested in intentional communities and their potential as models for social living. She is also passionate about integral theories, particularly those of Ken Wilber and Sri Aurobindo. She first presented the findings of her research at the International Communal Studies Association (ICSA) Conference in Damanhur, Italy in 2007.

About the facilitator: This presentation is facilitated by Bindu Mohanty, PhD student in EWP. Similar research interests in social models, ecological sustainability, integral knowledge and embodied spirituality brought Bindu and Iris together for this event.