The Koan of Illness 6


Learn to develop your unique personal plan for growth and development, while envisioning a new way for society to hold and support chronic illness.

This online course begins April 27th, 2021. 

In the first 5 courses of the Koan of Illness, we focused on the different areas of your life that needed attention so that you could more easily walk the path of chronic illness or caregiving. 

In this course, we weave all of these parts together into an integrated whole because they are truly not separate. Coming to understand how they work together leads to a deeper experience of each piece, and out of them a new you can emerge, greater than the sum of all of these parts. 

Integration – A New Vision of Healing, our 6-week live, virtual course, focuses on creating a comprehensive individual map for your growth across the Integral models. We zoom out to look at the big picture while anchoring in the details and practicalities. But we don’t stop there: we also envision and take steps to enact a new collective vision for chronic illness in our society.

We recommend that you do at least one of our other courses before this one, or that you have a good grasp of Ken Wilber’s Integral Model before enrolling in this course.

This Course Will Help You to:

  • Create a growth plan for yourself that integrates all of the Integral models

  • Discover new practices and ways to apply them for transformation

  • Understand how the different parts of your experience can work together for your growth and transformation, and see where your blind spots and deficiencies are

  • Join in creating a new vision for how chronic illness can be viewed in society and integrated into our institutions in a way that enriches and support all involved

This Course Is For:

  • People who are invested in their own growth and development

  • People who want a clear map and guide to support their journey with chronic illness

  • People who are interested in developing a personal plan for growth that incorporates the experience of chronic illness and/or caregiving

  • People who want to be a part of a new vision for how illness and suffering are viewed

Register Now for $197

Or, if you need a discount, use code 130KOI to get 30% off, or contact me at [email protected]. No one will be turned away for financial reasons.

What You'll Receive

6 live Zoom calls, Tuesdays at 11 am PT/8:00 CET or Wednesdays at 4 pm PT.

These calls will feature both teaching and live discussion.

All calls will be recorded and archived on a website if you cannot attend, or if you want to listen again


Integration: A New Vision for Healing: Koan of Illness 6

Week 1: The Big Picture: Growing Up, Waking Up, Cleaning Up, Showing Up

Week 2: Integrating the Models

Week 3: Choosing Practices for Personal Transformation

Week 4: Designing an AQAL Path

Week 5: Showing Up in the Collective

Week 6: Transforming the Collective

Integration – A New Vision of Healing is part 6 of our 6-part Koan of Illness series.

Each of our live, 6-week, stand-alone courses addresses a part of the illness experience and is designed both for people suffering from chronic illness and caregivers. You can begin with any of the courses, pick and choose, or do them all.

Empowering Yourself: Begins each July

Discover ways to take back some of the power that illness has taken from you. Learn to map the complex world of illness and mine its treasures.

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Healing the Trauma: Begins each September

The wounds of chronic illness are more than physical. Part of the path of illness is acknowledging and working with the emotional and psychological layers of trauma.

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Healing Your Relationships: Begins each November

Chronic illness brings changes and challenges to every relationship – your partner, children, parents, employer, friends, and even yourself. Your relationships can fracture or deepen depending on how you integrate illness into them.

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Using Illness as a Springboard to Personal Growth:  Begins each January

Illness is a path to deep personal growth.  Understanding how this growth occurs can offer a direct route to a better, more mature, and more sane experience of being human, even in the midst of tragedy.

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Illness as an Accelerator of Spiritual Intelligence and Awakening. Begins each March.

Illness or caregiving can be part of your spiritual practice and path. Using the Integral map, we’ll use the very difficulties that illness magnifies as the place to bring our attention and our practice.

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Integration: Begins each May

It’s time to take all that you’ve learned and apply it to your life, implementing your own integral life practice that includes all the dimensions of your own being as well as the collective experience. It is recommended that you be well versed in integral philosophy or have taken at least one of the other courses before taking this one.

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Register for All Six Courses and save 40%

Scholarships are Available

Please contact [email protected]

For the current course in the series please head over here.

Your Instructor:

Dr. Lynn Royster Fuentes

Lynn is a college instructor, educational course designer, and a mediator with a BA, MA, JD, and PhD. An experienced classroom and online instructor, she has designed and taught courses in transpersonal psychology, writing, planning, chronic illness, and conflict management at DePaul University, where she also founded and directed the Chronic Illness Initiative, a program to help students with chronic illness obtain a degree.

A devoted student of Ken Wilber and integral philosophy, she has published integrally oriented essays and articles on conflict resolution and illness management and weaves integral ideas into her course design and teaching. She follows an integral life practice of physical, psychological, meditative, and cognitive development.

Lynn has volunteered in many capacities – with battered women, people in the recovery community, and people with chronic illness – and served on the board of the Solve ME/CFS Association of America for many years. Despite her study of many disciplines, Lynn regards her greatest learning as long-term caregiver for severely ill family members.

A Way to Give

We donate 50% of revenues from this course to organizations that support people with chronic illness. If you would like to suggest a particular recognized chronic illness based charity, please contact Lynn at the address above.

Download the Free Koan of Illness Guide

As our gift to you, leave your name and email to receive the free ebook, The Koan of Illness: How to Use Illness as a Springboard to Spiritual Transformation. This 22-page ebook takes you through the stages of grief that accompany a diagnosis, as well as suggestions for how to work with them.