Category Archives: Spirituality & Religion

Journey Toward Divinity with Scott Youmans

Scott Youmans earned his MA in the Individualized MA some years back, but his journey continues, and now brings him to earn a master’s in Divinity at Starr King School for Ministry. He recently wrote a new blog post, “Journey … Continue reading

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Field Trip Day at the Residency: Shambhala Day at the Tibetan Buddhist Center Karme Choling

Our field trips, usually held toward the end of the residency, allow students and faculty to explore Vermont, hang out together, and get to know each other better in preparation for the semester. On field trip day, Francis X. Charet … Continue reading

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Toward a Noetic Ecology wtih Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy Johnson, a current Individualized MA student in the Consciousness Studies concentration, has just posted a great video on his studies, discussing “Cultural evolution, cyborgs, technology & consciousness: exploring what possibilities our era brings to us.” Here’s how he begins … Continue reading

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Wisdom Within & Writing: Joanna Tebbs Young

“When I began running workshops I knew this was what I was meant to be doing. I love working with others; showing how powerful deep, personal writing can be. To watch someone’s reaction when they suddenly realize or ‘get’ something … Continue reading

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Scenes From a Residency

The IMA residency ended in the stillness and quiet of heavily-falling snow after all residency activities were suspended on Thursday due to the approaching storm. While many students and faculty stayed over last night for a snowy slumber party of … Continue reading

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A Sampling of Faculty Workshops at the February Residency

Ram Dass: The Vicissitudes of Devotion and Ferocity of Grace, with IMA faculty member Francis Charet. Recently I researched and wrote up an essay for publication on Ram Dass (a.k.a Richard Alpert). It focused on his personal and spiritual journey … Continue reading

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Danielle Boutet: Alchemy, Art and Knowledge That Matters and Connects

Danielle Boutet is concerned with knowledge that makes sense, means something, and connects us to ourselves and the world. Furthermore, this kind of knowledge isn’t so much in librairies and research papers, but is embodied in knowers. “We all have … Continue reading

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Blogs from Our Graduates

Several IMA graduates are finding their path into businesses and organizations by making it and walking it. Read about what some of our alumni are up to these days. Anne Smith studied sense of place, creative writing and especially memoir, … Continue reading

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The Nature of Consciousness: An Interview with Francis X. Charet

Francis X. Charet, faculty member in the Individualized MA program and coordinator of Consciousness Studies, speaks about the conditions of time, mind and the soul on the Single Eye Movement website. Drop by and listen to what he has to … Continue reading

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In Praise of Goodness

Goddard faculty member Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg was recently interviewed by Diane Silver, a writer who keeps up the blog, “In Search of Goodness,” a 365-day quest to answer an impossible question. Here’s an excerpt from Mirriam-Goldberg’s interview: DIANE: What about poetry … Continue reading

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