Meditate-to-Educate: Support Developmental Education in Guatemala

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Cultural Development, Traditional Spirituality, Values, Ethics, Morals

Skype philosophy education with Integral Heart


Skype philosophy education with Integral Heart

Cofounder Debora Prieto, with Jeff Carreira on Skype, teaching Integral Heart students

I consider myself privileged to be partnering with the Integral Heart Foundation and invite you to join this powerfully transformative endeavor in one of three ways.

I am traveling to Guatemala to teach the older students of this innovative and future-oriented education project and to lead this 12-hour meditation marathon. The goal? Raising $75,000 to support whole student education.

on for 3 schools with children ranging from Kindergarten to young adults in High School in La Antigua, Guatemala.

It’s a beautiful and integral, evolutionary, spiritual program run by Mick Quinn and Debora Prieto as a labor of Love, and their efforts prove that Love can move mountains.

The funds this project raises will directly support the foundation’s Critical-Thinking program for teenagers, helping to provide meeting space, a teacher training program, an entry-level critical thinking course, materials, books, education sponsorships, regular visits to the students villages for whole child/family support, salaries and health insurance for staff members.  (Click HERE for a full breakdown of the budget).

Through the Critical-Thinking Program, students learn:

School meditation in Guatemala

Integral Heart students meditating

– Concepts of classic philosophy, like Plato & Descartes
– Meditation, both the posture and the Zen practice itself
– Awareness and appreciation of world religions
– Sexuality and appreciation of sexual preferences
– Morals and ethics
– Human evolution and evolution of consciousness
– Values and Decision Making
– Integral Theory and the ability to take multiple perspectives
on problems and opportunities.
– The Big Mind Process, a merging of Voice Dialogue therapy with
Zen Buddhist conceptions of self and mind

Now you can see why I described my anticipation of traveling there for the Meditate-to-Educate program on December 7th as an experience of privilege and appreciation.

You can be part of this effort too! There is a small but global network of people like us, inspired by what’s possible through education, meditation, heart, and Big Love.

Your contributions go a LONG way!

1. Support the Meditate-to-Education fundraiser with any size donation. (Really, the price of a latte goes a long way.)

2. Download my free ebook (which is currently being translated into Spanish for use with the older students) Love, Marriage & Evolution and I will donate $3 in your name.

3. Register for my next course Deepening Your Practice before December 25th and I will donate 20% of your registration fees.

Integral Heart Meditate to Educate

Want to Meditate?

4. Attend the Integral Heart Foundation’s worldwide meditation event

Saturday, December 7th, 2013, from 8 AM EST – 8 PM EST

The event includes guided meditations from teachers including Ken Wilber, Jeff Carreira, Diane Hamilton and myself.

Consciousness is One. I look forward to meditating with you December 7th.

What do you think?