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"Self-Education is learning to see for yourself."
Deb Huntley's website draws many key points from the wake-up traditions of ancient
wisdom, as well as from science. A few years ago, the late elder Zen teacher Joko
Beck was asked if there is anything that we can do to help society handle all the
abrupt changes that humanity is going through. Without hesitation she said yes
there is... she said we can wake ourselves up! This website points to several
areas of human inquiry that can be helpful for those who seek truthful information
for life and for self-education. The art of learning how to see clearly and free
from distortions is not the way we are usually taught to learn. Instead, most of
what is called education is based on the fear that there is a "right or a wrong"
answer expected by a teacher or required for a test. In contrast, tremendous
openness and honesty enables us to learn to see things just as they really are.
However, this goes against the trend of most educational modalities. Sadly, education
is not usually seen as the freedom to discover. But the freedom to discover for
oneself is the natural way our brains work. We are naturally curious.
The holistic see things as they are approach points to the non-dualistic interconnectedness
of all forms of life. We are all manifestations of Life itself. As someone put it,
"We are part of the Universe becoming aware of Itself." In this confusing time of financial
collapse, material worship, and war-culture, we must encourage one another to see clearly
and to continue with peaceful steadiness. We can learn and grow during difficult times,
and we must make the most of it. Deb Huntley specializes in personal awareness
self-education for all ages. There are many ways to use this website for growth or for
teaching tools: spiritual education, peace education, music education, green education,
Continuing Education ~ Spiritual Maturity
New and loaded with amazing selected YouTube clips to deepen spiritual education.
Expand your knowledge of some of the clearest teachers of our time, and
learn what they teach. Invest in yourself by taking our condensed digital
mini-courses: Meditation I & II, Universal Qi Energy I & II,
The Bodhisattva Path of Service, Peacemakers, Buddha: The Man, Death and Dying. Continuing
Education is designed for older independent learners. Available any time. Open to anyone.
Parent Teacher Education
Developing a personal awareness practice is the first step for anyone
interested in offering clarity and skills to children.
Parent Teacher Education
Apple Alley Early Home Education
Quality in Early Education fundamentally depends upon the parent's and teachers'
level of self-awareness, clarity, and generosity. Early Education
Find ZHS Family Peace Workbook (available any time,) free Peace Teachings from wisdom
holders, and the true marks of a Peace Maker. See our Continuing Education Peacemakers for
further peace study. "Where there is peace there is culture and
where there is culture there is peace." (Nicholas Roerich)
Music Maitri is what we call our free online Music Education guide.
Music Maitri is making friends with oneself through music.
Our plan builds musical skills developmentally, gradually over a span of
16 years in a child's life. It starts at about age 2 1/2 years, and
continues through age 18. Of course modifications can be made, and it
could begin at any age including adult. Just following this outline can
give any student a wonderful musical foundation that builds self-confidence
while simultaneously building learning skills that are also used in reading,
writing and mathematics.
Music Education is a gift for a lifetime. Learn how and when to
introduce your child to song, dance, and instruments that they can
handle. Each phase of Music Maitri is a foundation for the next period
of development. Nothing pays off more in the long run, than gradual
and natural musical skill development that makes sense.
Fall in love with nature again and become an advocate of Green Education.
Educate and inspire your family, classroom and community. Learn the truth about
our ecological situation around the world and ways to help make changes in a
positive direction. "When people see things differently, they will do things differently." ~ Suzuki Roshi (Japanese Zen Master)
Democracy Education The
failure of civic education in America today is enabling an elite, minute percentage
of our population to manipulate politics, trade, wealth, and laws to their advantage.
This section of our ZHS Online Curriculum is a free crash-course on the principles
of true American Democracy. Review why the whole world has loved the Constitutional rule of law in
America and remember why our Constitutional Democracy has been a
bright light for human freedom in the world for well over 200 years. Teach
real Democracy Education. When Ben Franklin was asked what kind of government
America would have, he replied, "A Republic, if you can keep it."
Early financial education begins at home. Suggestions outlined on dealing with money
throughout childhood, teen years, early adult.
Featured educational resources.
Physical Education ~ Taoist Wisdom Find
the world's cutting edge east-west teachings of the universal energy, Chi (Qi.) While the
western focus is mainly on muscles, all the ancient Qi practices (like Qigong, Tai Chi, Kung Fu
and others,) are based on understanding the Qi energy patterns of the body. This energy is now called
Bio-electricity by science. Whether a parent, teacher, healer, Martial Artist, dancer, or
physician, the scientific information and clear practices offered here could help you develop and
deepen your understanding much further. Children will only benefit from your expanding understanding of how the energy
of life really works. This information is transformative.
Reading Literacy Reading well is essential for young people to
gradually gain their longed-for independence one day.
Media Literacy Use
this page for easy navigating to the world's best journalism and publications
online. Literacy is knowing how to read, but it also means that
we do read. Democracy is founded on an informed public. Without this,
we have no Democracy. Media Literacy
Educational Technology The
Seven Best ~ Households only need 4 high tech devices and 3 low tech
inventions to have the best of educational technology at home. There is no
need for endless gadgets or worrisome monthly charges. See our Seven Best for
ZHS Awareness Bookstore/Educational Resources
Teaching Supplies, Educational Resources, Homeschool Curriculum, Parent/Teacher Training and Child Development,
for study and enrichment. Features: Reading Literacy, Homeschool Curriculum,
Educational Technology, Music Education & Instruments, and selected
CDs/Movies to spice up and enrich your family education or homeschool curriculum. This little online
Bookstore offers a big education.
Dedication In memory of Ven. Gesshin
Prabhasa Dharma Roshi, and beloved Zen teacher Charlotte Joko Beck.
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