About us

The Institute of Integral Education I3 offers diverse educationally transformative programs designed to address today’s challenges and tasks. Our vision is based on the belief that all human beings have a spiritual, psychological, physical and social dimension. A well-balanced relationship between those often separated areas is a prerequisite for a meaningful and inspired life.

We teach an integral and interdisciplinary approach to the most important areas of life, emphasizing the importance of mastering and balancing all four types of intelligence – IQ (mental intelligence), EQ (emotional intelligence), SQ (spiritual intelligence) and BQ (body intelligence). We believe that cultivating awareness and presence is fundamentally essential as it leads to true competence and a stronger sense of responsibility. This approach is vitally important, especially in areas such as state administration, education, politics and business. Indeed, the future of Latvian society depends on well-developed leadership skills in these areas.

Main themes for workshops and retreats

  • Development of human consciousness
  • Initiation and methods of transformation
  • Integral theory as set out by Ken Wilber
  • Contemplative meditation, presence and mindfulness practice
  • Integral coaching and integral business
  • Achieving balance between body and spirit, work and personal development
  • Building integral relationships with oneself and others. Shedding light on the deeper meaning of gender identity
  • Shadow work, healing the wounds of the soul, transforming emotions
  • The journey of self-discovery, uncovering and realization of one’s purpose and mission
  • Encountering art, music and literature as sources of creativity
  • Inter-religious dialogue and dialogue between different ideas and social groups
  • Seeking the Latvian identity in a globalized world

In our programmes, we seek to balance the academic and the practical aspects but the main focus remains on the latter. It is important that the participants of our workshops and retreats feel empowered to use their new knowledge and experience in their everyday lives.

Programme of the Institute of Integral Education

2019

Programme of the Institute of Integral Education 01.01.2018 - 30.06.2018.pdf

 

18-19 May

An introduction to contemplative meditation. Meditation retreat / Juris Rubenis and Inga Rubene

25 May

The centers of psychic energy and the work with them. Introductory seminar / Indulis Paičs

29 May

What does a holistic human growth mean? Seminar / Juris Rubenis

 1-2 June

An introduction to contemplative meditation. Meditation retreat / Juris Rubenis and Inga Rubene

8 June

An integral view on addiction. How to help yourself and others? Seminar / Indulis Paičs

13-14 June

An introduction to Theory U. How to get to the place within you where you have not yet been? Seminar for executives / Uldis Pīlēns and Juris Rubenis

15 June

What does it mean to be a woman? A free workshop for young people / Inga Rubene

27-28 August

An introduction to Theory U. How to get to the place within you where you have not yet been? Seminar for executives/ Uldis Pīlēns, Juris Rubenis

5-6 September          

An introduction to Theory U. How to get to the place within you where you have not yet been? Seminar for executives/ Uldis Pīlēns, Juris Rubenis

September               

What does it mean to trust yourself? An integral view on self-esteem. Seminar/ Indulis Paičs

14 September            

Foundations of Western spirituality. First seminar. Understanding the goals and the methods of spirituality: points of emphasis in the Western and the Eastern traditions/ Indulis Paičs

18-19 September

Four skills for life and work. Third seminar. Mental intelligence/ Indulis Paičs, Uldis Pīlēns, Juris Rubenis

21-22 September      

Female initiation. “Yes” to yourself and to the world. Workshop & retreat for womenInga Rubene

28-29 September       

What spiritual practice suits me the best? Contemplative practices. Workshop-meditation retreat/ Juris Rubenis, Inga Rubene

12 October            

Cultivating and supporting emotional balance. How to consciously deal with your feelings during problematic situations. Seminar/ Indulis Paičs

19 October         

Centers of psychic energy and how to work with them. SeminarIndulis Paičs

23 October            

Workshop & training for executives II/ Uldis Pīlēns

26 October              

Foundations of Western spirituality. Second seminar. Esoteric Western spirituality: what and why?/ Indulis Paičs

31 October - 1 November

The practice of Theory U. How to open up the mind, the heart, and the will? Workshop/ Juris Rubenis, Andrejs Vasiļjevs

20 November

How to find your calling in life? A free workshop for young people/ Indulis Paičs

23-24 November      

An introduction to contemplative meditation. Meditation retreat/ Juris Rubenis, Indulis Paičs

27-28 November

Four skills for life and work. Fourth seminar. Physical intelligence/ Indulis Paičs, Uldis Pīlēns, Juris Rubenis

30 November

Foundations of Western spirituality. Third seminar. Classical Western spirituality: major trends and practices in the Christian realm/ Indulis Paičs

4 December             

Can difficulties be desirable? A free workshop for young people/ Uldis Pīlēns

6 December             

The major themes and instruments for wholistic human growth. Seminar/ Juris Rubenis

11 December            

Mindfulness and emotion regulation. Psychoeducational workshop in English/ Indulis Paičs

12 December

What does it mean to be a woman? A free workshop for girlsInga Rubene

14-15 December    

The path to authentic masculinity. Challenges and initiation of contemporary manhood.  Workshop & retreat for men/ Juris Rubenis, Vents Sīlis

19 December           

Why do we need silence? Christmastime reflections. Lecture for I3 club members/ Juris Rubenis

 

Contact us

The Institute of Integral Education I3, Ltd.

Board members: Ilze Pīlēna, Uldis Pīlēns, Inga Rubene, Juris Rubenis
Registration number: 40203073367
Luminor bank, account number: LV16RIKO0002930237606
Address: Rīga, Tīklu iela 5, LV-1048
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WEB: www.iii3.lv