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Enchanted Chanting: Experiencing Peace and Purity in the High School Classroom

Introduction Is it possible to give my stressed out students an undeniable experience of inner peace in a group setting? This thought motivated my recent experiment to bring chanting into an elective religion course that I teach at HKIS called … Continue reading

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The Essentials of a Curriculum for Self-Understanding: The Body-Mind-Heart Framework in SSS

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” -Aristotle Education as it is currently understood, particularly in the West, ignores the human soul, or essential Self. This essential Self is not some vague entity whose existence is a matter of … Continue reading

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“Recovering My Focus Towards Self-Love:” Final SSS Essay by Hollis Brown

Dear Students, When you become an upperclassman at HKIS, the word “college” looms large over everything else. The question at this stage of your life, to paraphrase Jesus’ famous line, is, “How to gain college admission without losing your soul?” … Continue reading

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Be Healthier Today: Recovering the Intelligence of the Body

“How do we begin to seek the wisdom of the body? You do it one step at a time – eating experience by eating experience. Every mealtime is another chance to feed yourself in a natural way, to take care of … Continue reading

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Homage to An Inner Voice: Remembering Pelle Andersson

Introduction It was one of the last Friday afternoons of the school year in June and I was relieved to put another one in the books, marking the countdown to summer holidays – and that’s when the email arrived. The … Continue reading

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Finding and Letting Go of the Self through the Enneagram and Spiritual Practices

This entry describes a two-fold project in which students (1) seek to identity their Enneagram personality type, and then (2) design a spiritual practice to let go and purify this preferred way of being in the world. In this way, … Continue reading

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Learning to “Lead a Life of More Profound Wakefulness:” Reflections on a Body-Mind-Heart Framework in a Senior Religion Class

:Amar Bhardwaj’s Humanities I in Action Elixir Project focused on glass recycling, a project he carried on throughout his four years at HKIS. In this entry, Amar reflects on how he awakened to global environmental concerns in his grade 9 … Continue reading

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