Koan of Illness 5


Learn to accelerate the spiritual intelligence that illness allows us to access.

This virtual course begins in March 2, 2021. 

We tend to think of tragedy and loss as experiences that close us off from spirit, or we believe that chronic illness is an impediment to our spiritual development. The truth is, illness can be a direct route to spiritual growth. 

Some people are thrust into spiritual awakening by their illness, experiencing sudden states of expansion through the intensity of their physical experience or their grief. Others come to rely on a spiritual practice to help open them to a broader understanding and context for their illness experience. Others see the dilemmas of illness as koans which can help them awaken.

Illness as an Accelerator of Spiritual Intelligence and Awakening, our 6-week live, virtual course, focuses on illness as a path to deep spiritual growth. Using Ken Wilber’s Integral map, we look at how this growth occurs and how the experience of illness can offer a direct route to a less painful, more expanded view of your existence, regardless of your health status.  

Special Bonus For This Course:  

Register Now And Receive The Six Skills Of Meditation Course Free! 

For information about the meditation course, please go here.

This Course Will Help You:

  • Understand spiritual intelligence and the process of spiritual awakening

  • Learn practices to help you to develop your spiritual self

  • Cultivate the capacity to view chronic illness or caregiving as a path to awakening, rather than a burden to be endured

  • Hear other people’s experiences to both normalize and inspire your own path

This Course Is For:

  • People who want to grow and develop their spiritual intelligence and awareness

  • People who wonder about the meaning of illness, why it’s happening, and what the purpose of illness and suffering is

  • People who want to validate and understand the spiritual growth they have experienced in living with chronic illness

  • People who want to mine the spiritual depths revealed by illness

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

Special bonus for this course: The Six Skills Of Meditation Course


Illness as an Accelerator of Spiritual Intelligence and Awakening: Koan of Illness 5

Week 1: The Koan; Two Vectors of Spiritual Development

Week 2: Spirituality and the Body

Week 3: Spirituality and the Psyche

Week 4: The Spiritual Line: Self Awareness and Self Mastery

Week 5: The Spiritual Line: Universal Awareness and Presence

Week 6: Awareness and Awakening

Using Illness as an Accelerator of Spiritual Intelligence and Awakening is part 5 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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Scholarships 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.

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.