Spiritual Education is meant for parents, teachers, and all who are interested in education based on spiritual values.
Included in the book are the views of Swami Sivananda, Mata Amritanandamayi, Krishnamurti, Aurobindo and other great spiritual masters on education. Also included are many practical examples using mandalas, meditation, different yogas and storytelling as aids to spiritually value-based education. The author gives a detailed description of schools based on spiritual ideals in the West as well as in the East.
Born and trained as a social worker and a teacher in Holland, Purnima Zweers has lived many years in India, where she has studied with many great spiritual masters. Her great dedication to her own personal spiritual journey led her to write her graduate thesis on spiritual education. That paper has been greatly expanded to create this book.
Purnima’s experience of India’s ashrams and spiritual traditions, as well as her awareness of the importance of value-based education, makes her feel very strongly that no effort should be spared to build up a generation with strong character, ethical values and moral principles. The well-being of the world depends on the education of our children.
Purnima has exhibited an exceptional skill in translating her years of experience into an easily readable format. Anyone interested in spiritually-based education will surely appreciate this book.