Introducing a New Kula Kamala Foundation Empowerment Program
SLC: SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATION
Empowerment. Faith. Inquiry. Purpose.
STARTS JANUARY 26, 2019
application deadline January 11, 2019
Are you looking for a unique way to enhance your community offerings, your service and your teaching?
Join us for this exciting NEW & UNIQUE 18 month Spiritual Leadership Certification. SLC is a spiritual empowerment and leadership program, authored by Dr. Sudha Allitt and offered through Kula Kamala Foundation. SLC prepares and empowers each individual to realize and deepen their personal calling to be an effective spiritually based leader and a compassionate servant to their community.
The program is 18 months long and consists of nine courses. Each course has one eight-hour (in-person or distance education) retreat day and one 3 & 1/2 hour internet based conference. See the schedule of dates below. The first offering of SLC begins on Saturday, January 26, 2019 and the program ends on Sunday, June 21, 2020. In total there are 108 contact hours and over 200 study project hours.
The person applying to this program should have a calling to serve others, a calling to understand themselves more deeply and a calling to make a meaningful difference in their community. This program is especially ideal for college students, community leaders, spiritual and religious advocates, yoga teachers, politicians, social workers, medical professionals, corporate supervisors and leaders, and anyone who wants to make a meaningful social impact in the realm of their life, career and community. This program requires a great degree of self discipline and organizational skill to maintain the study ethic and attendance necessary to achieve Certification. The graduation retreat weekend is required for Certification.
TUITION & COSTS
There is a $100 non-refundable application fee.
Tuition for matriculated students is $1869.00
Books, and expenses associated with interviews and research, are not included.
Tuition does not include mandatory graduation retreat travel expenses or expenses for local accommodations,
books, or any other expenses associated with travel, homework, projects and research.
Can't make certain sessions? No worries.
Students will have 7 days following the live session to watch/listen and catch up.
Sudha is the co-founder and primary teacher of Kula Kamala Foundation, a 501c3 public charity. She is a YogaAcharya, C-IAYT, and a 500E-RYT. As an academic with five degrees in both hard and soft sciences, Sudha was a University professor for several years in the fields of Anthropology, and Evolutionary and Biological Archaeology. Her own inquiry and dedication to spiritual understanding led her away from the University and to developing her own ashram, where she teaches the wisdom that she knows can uplift hearts and awaken minds. She began studying spirituality, Buddhism, Yoga, and earth based spiritual traditions over thirty years ago. Sudha says "consistently deepening my own understanding of the sacred and practical aspects of spiritual life also caused me to experience the power of living, loving, and knowing. This journey has been continually transformative, reaffirming and uplifting. It has allowed me a to know the essence of deep spiritual integration and it opened me to the practice of cultivating meaningful connections in all aspects of life. As a leader and servant in my community, I have accepted the responsibility to share what I know to be supportive, healing and unifying. As such, I am committed to the matter of peace, to guiding my students mindfully and skillfully, and to being my most authentic self in the world. "
Stand up & Lead. Speak About What Matters. Serve Community. Be the Change.
The following courses are part of the SLC program. A complete syllabus is provided on the first day.
Sat, Jan 26, 2019 from 8AM - 4PM
Thurs, Feb 21, 2019 from 6PM - 9:30PM
The Human Dynamic in Spiritual and Religious Traditions.
The course is a comparative study of a variety of traditional earth based practices, new age belief systems and the dogma of larger organized religions. Wayne Teasdale suggested that, "a person is not really fully educated, or indeed ‘religious,’ unless they are intimately aware of more than their own faith and ways of prayer.” From Anglican to Zoroastrian, people take part in their chosen tradition for psycho-emotional and socio-cultural reasons. Each religion celebrates its wisdom through the practice of virtue and ritual. In this course we look at the rites and rituals, beliefs and considerations of different spiritual paths and how they impact human-nonhuman-earth-nature relationship, human-human relationships, decision making, bias, prejudice, and perspectives on self and other.
Sat, Mar 30, 2019 from 8AM - 4PM
Thurs, April 25, 2019 from 6PM - 9:30PM
Conflict and Peace.
What role does spirituality play in promoting violence versus peace? During this course, we will explore how public health, education, gender roles, economics, and even the process of birthing, death and dying are influenced by spirituality and religion. Understanding the encoding that occurs in all people as they are raised and instructed in a particular dogma, leads us to understand and honor their pain, their suffering, their perspectives, and their tendencies toward healing.
Sat, May 18, 2019 from 8AM - 4PM
Thurs, June 20, 2019 from 6PM - 9:30PM
Universal Consciousness: The Sacred Mystery & the Practical Truth.
This course explores the intersection and divergence of our perception of the sacred, the divine and the ultimate universal consciousness. Understanding some of the rich and varied perspectives on divinity provides us with a greater approach to bridging the gaps that we perceive separate us. Additionally, to speak the language of unity and inclusiveness is to empower a greater healing.
Sat, July 20, 2019 from 8AM - 4PM
Thurs, Aug 22, 2019 from 6PM - 9:30PM
Science, Philosophy & Spirituality: What is Reality, Illusion, and Experience?
This course explores the process of storytelling as a great unifier and bridge builder. Discussions include the power of acceptance, the art of verbalization and the value of personal experience.
Sat, Sept 21, 2019 from 8AM - 4PM
Thurs, Oct 17, 2019 from 6PM - 9:30PM
Sacred Activism. Leadership as Spiritual Expression.
This course explores how to cultivate community relationships, how to develop wellness partnerships in tandem with other people, groups and organizations and how to foster a community based on the principles of goodness, trust and authenticity.
Sat, Nov 23, 2019 from 8AM - 4PM
Thurs, Dec 19, 2019 6PM - 9:30PM
Yoga. Enhancing Happiness. The Science of Well-being.
Definitions of happiness include: (a) a state of well-being that encompasses living a good life—that is, with a sense of meaning and deep satisfaction, (b) a mental or emotional state of well-being which can be defined by, among others, positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy, and (c) the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one's life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile.
Happiness is dependent upon our skill at dealing, coping and resolving conflict. Happiness is dependent upon our willingness to heal. This course explores several perspectives on happiness, suffering, healing, and recovering. What is it to be a whole person? A well person? A balanced person?
Sat, Jan 25, 2020 from 8AM - 4PM
Thurs, Feb 20, 2020 from 6PM - 9:30PM
Dynamics of Trauma
This course explores the range and dynamics of trauma from sociological, psychological, neuroscientific, relational, religious, and spiritual perspectives. Students will explore and discuss the consequences of trauma, such as boundaries, trust development and bonding, and how those consequences impact self, families and community at all levels.
Sat, Mar 28, 2020 from 8AM - 4PM
Thurs, April 23, 2020 from 6PM - 9:30PM
Living Wholly & Dying Peacefully
We all want to live well but few of us know what that means. This course introduces a number of topics that are ideal for discussion including the role that grief and faith play in our perceptions of every day experiences. This course will focus on how to introduce conversations in a way that can uplift an individual and a community at large, promote greater awareness and understanding, and activate peaceful but passionate discussion and participation in problem solving.
Sat, May 16, 2020 from 8AM - 4PM
Fri, June 19, 2020 @ 6 PM thru Sunday June 21, 2020 @ 12 PM Mandatory Retreat Weekend (Travel & accommodations are not included in tuition, we will provide a list of local hotels)
Proposing Pathways. Embracing Potential. Holding Space. The Art of Counsel.
During this course, students will learn about approaches to individual counseling and the facilitation of group interactions. Students will gain knowledge and insights concerning community organizing and engagement and how to be an effective and empowering leader.
GRADUATION SUNDAY JUNE 21, 2020 at 2pm