Entries by Education for Life

An Education for Life Approach to Curriculum

A question people often ask when first hearing about Education for Life is: “What is your curriculum?” It is the wrong question to start with, however, because it presupposes an approach that EFL, at its very core, is designed to remedy.  We live in an age that values standardization. It began with the Industrial Revolution […]


Uplifting the World

Uplifting the World, One Child at a Time By Nitai Deranja The Dalai Lama has said: “If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”. We can marvel at the simplicity of his statement which if realized would take its place alongside Einstein’s […]

Updated 2022 Schedule

Schedule of Events for Online EFL Conference Friday & Saturday: July 8 & 9, 2022 6-11am Pacific = 3-8pm in Europe = 6:30-11:30pm in India   webpage: www. https://edforlife.org/summer/ Day 1 (English Language) 6:00 Meditation/Centering (Melissa) 7:00 Break 7:30 Welcome and Introduction (Nitai) 8:00 Session 1: Key Topics from the EFL World Wholeness: “The Hub” […]

Student Reflection

Reflection Paper In the beginning of the week, I was presented with a five pound flour sack, and by the end of the week, I had a little baby with me everywhere I went. The story starts on an average Friday right after the morning sadhana. In health class we were presented with a flour […]

Flour Babies Overview

Cultivating Moral And Spiritual Values Lesson #2: Maturity 101 – Flour Babies (ages 12 and up); a project we’ve adapted from other sources Life Skill Charts that can be used as supplements: Expanding Sensitivity, Building Will power. Purpose: This activity helps teenagers gain experience in taking responsibility, as well as getting a glimpse of  what […]

Little Angels Ashram

  We’re happy to share an exciting new direction for Education for Life’s service here in India. We’ve recently made a connection with a small orphanage called the Little Angels Ashram in a village called Madh, a short boat ride from Mumbai city. The Ashram supports about 50 children, from age 3 through 20, providing […]

Consciousness and Classroom Composition

Anyone who has taught for a few years has experienced strong fluctuations in the behavior of different classes. In some groups the overall energy is focussed, cheerful, and harmonious. In others…well, not so much. Education for Life accounts for these differences from the perspective of Progressive Development. When the prevailing consciousness of a class is […]