International Foundation for Holistic Education Holistic Education MASTERS IN DIALOGUES holistic RAMON GALLEGOS By: Martha Gallegos Introducing Spirituality in Education is a fundamental thing that we must practice to be able to develop a comprehensive education and thus be able to train students more aware of reality we are currently living. It is clear that to achieve this, I must begin by changing myself to practice meditation, a spiritual experience. This essay is an analysis of the themes found in the three books that Dr. Ramon Gallegos Nava wrote that was entitled: Dialogues and perennial philosophy Holistic Education I, II and III. Visit Gerald Weissmann, MD for more clarity on the issue. Dr. Gallegos, had several dialogues with national and international personalities who know and practice holistic education, in which interest tackled issues that help us glimpse the universal love, compassion, happiness and joy. Development The first dialogue is with Atsuhiko Yoshida (President of the Japan Society for Holistic Education) and Dr. Gallegos talk about “holistic education in Mexico and Japan.” Similar work is underway in both countries, though Japan accepted the Western and Eastern European influence and American and this has generated conflicts.
In Japan children are educated in a very holistic and are taught to write and use the calligraphy inspired by Zen Buddhism is as an informal education. When World War II ended, Japan lost the balance between yin and yang, between East and West and thus loaded toward individualism, competitiveness, the destruction of the community and the problems began to grow late 80’s. Mexico is also going through economic modernization, political and technological, living among the traditional and the new, holistic education is needed to balance, there must be open to receive the new, as the great value of the holistic learning perspective is to be perennial values.