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Thursday, June 29, 2017
7:00 PM
Gimme Shelter: Weathering the Storm in an Archetypal Cosmos with Rick Tarnas, Ph.D. and Matt Segal
  Event Spotlight
Film Release - Conscious: Fulfilling our Higher Evolutionary Potential
A film by CIIS alumni Alan Baiss & Joseh Garcia with the original music score created by Joseh Garcia. The filmmakers will be present and available for Q&A after the film.
About the film:
Discover how to flourish as a transitional being in an evolving universe. Conscious is a one hour film inspired by the work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother featuring interviews with Brian Thomas Swimme, Stanislav Grof, Michael Murphy, Sean Kelly, Aster Patel and many more. Journey with esteemed visionaries as they delve into science, the arts, love, and divinity to unveil our most profound human potential. With beautiful imagery, inspiring music, and the wisdom of respected scholars, the documentary film Conscious unveils a deeper spiritual meaning in our radically changing world.

Suggested Donation: $5.00 - $10.00 Supports the Alumni Scholarship Fund

The DVD, the Book, and the CD featuring the original soundtrack will be available for purchase after the showing.

Alan Baiss (ICP ’92) worked for many years in private practice as a psychotherapist until significant personal events lead to a redirection in his life and he began producing documentary films. His earlier film, INTEGRAL CONSCIOUSNESS: Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga and how Haridas Chaudhuri brought it to the West has become a reference for the history of CIIS, its founder, Haridas Chaudhuri, and Integral Yoga.

Joseh Garcia (EWP ’11) worked as a psychotherapist in Brazil and maintains an active music career. He has held concerts in France, Canada, the United States, and Brazil, and has worked in cooperation with leading artists, such as Grammy nominated Silvia Nakkach. In 2011 he released the EP Bossa a Trois produced by France’s Daniel Masson (Buddha-Bar). Joseh’s involvement with Conscious is a natural extension of his long-time interest in consciousness studies.

Monday, October 16, 2017
CIIS Mission Campus, Namaste Hall 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
San Francisco, CA

Journey to Heart of South India
Join CIIS for an integral voyage: experience ancient Hindu temples, celebrate the harvest festival, explore wildlife preserves, discover palaces and relax in tropical paradise

Trip Highlights:

•Mahabalipuram: Shore Temple and sublime rock-cut art since the 8th century
•Pondicherry: French quarter, home of Sri Aurobindo ashram
•Auroville: An experiment in human unity and sustainable resources, CIIS' sister city
•Tiruvannamalai - Shiva Temple and Sri Ramana Ashram
•Nagarhole National Park - tiger and elephant country safari
•Mysore - Palaces, gardens and old world charm, Pongal (harvest) festival. Visits to the Srirangapatnam Island & Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
•Somnathpur - home to the famous Keseva Temple
•A picturesque train ride through the scenic Blue Mountain on UNESCO listed World Heritage railway
•Kochi - capital of Kerala and one of India's largest ports. Aromatic spice markets and home to Ayurvedic healing traditions

$4,430 based on double room occupancy
$1,750 Single Supplement
Tour Price Includes:
Accommodations in 4-5 star hotels
All breakfasts, Two lunches and four dinners
All entrance fees
All land, railway and boat transportation costs
Airport arrival and departure transfers
(arrival on January 4 - departure on January 19)
Tour Price Does Not Include:
Tour price does not include cost of visa (required) and international airfare

The trip is led by CIIS Dean of Alumni and Travel Richard Buggs, frequent traveler to India. Richard’s caring sensitivity, attention to detail, and passion for India have made his previous 8 trips an unforgettable experience. He will host an orientation meeting in early October where you’ll have the opportunity to meet other members of the travel group and learn more about the destinations.

Contact Richard at or 415-575-6116

Thursday, January 04, 2018
Various locations in India

Feedback, Technical Problems or Questions?
Contact: Richard Buggs, Ph.D - PSY '96  |  |  415-575-6116
1453 Mission St. | San Fransisco CA 94103 | 415-575-6116
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