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Institute for Jedi Realist Studies Newsletter May 2014
It’s been a year since we last sent a newsletter. This is the first of what we hope will be a monthly (or so) newsletter to provide updates on activity at the Institute, as well as provide inspiration for your path.
It’s toward the end of Spring the Northern Hemisphere. The snow is melting in the mountains and temperatures are climbing here in Colorado. Everything is brimming with life and renewal. Perhaps that is why we tend to launch new courses at this time of year!
The primary purpose of this newsletter is to announce three new courses! The faculty have been hard at work to produce training that will enrich your life. We also want to alert you to the Jedi Gathering happening next month. There is a lot occurring in the community at large this summer. Why not join in, take some classes, go to the gathering, and see just how rich the Jedi path is!
New Course Announcements
Jedi Studies 101
This course, developed by Jax, is designed to give you an overview of the Jedi path. It contains various tools and exercises to help you to begin truly living as a Jedi. Many of these tools are unique to training at the Institute! It also contains fundamental principles that will help focus your training as you move forward in the Jedi Way.
This course, developed by Yoshio, will help you understand the Warrior Path and ‘Warrior Spirit’ and how you can make use of it in everyday life without needing to follow a martial disciple or martial life.
Introduction to Aiding Emergency Services
This is the first course with a guest instructor. Setanaoko is a member at IJRS and developed this course for the Force Academy where she heads the Light Aspect's Education. The purpose is to help us become knowledgeable about our local laws, how to interact with law enforcement and emergency services, and how to be a responsible citizen by looking out for our neighbors. This course gives you the tools to intelligently respond in an emergency without getting in the way, or getting arrested for unknowingly breaking laws in the process.
2014 Jedi Gathering
Every year there is at least one Jedi gathering, where anyone who identifies with the Jedi path can meet with other Jedi in person for training, fellowship, and fun. This years gathering currently has 23 confirmed attendees, and they would love to see another 4 or more still. A gathering is always an interesting experience.
The gathering is held from June 27-30 and is located at the Skyline Camp and Retreat Center in Almont, Michigan. Cost is $150 which will pay for linens, swimming, catered food, and amenities. Not a bad deal! Contact Trisskar to register or ask questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Moonshadow for payment at Moonshadowlight5@gmail.com. Multiple members of the Institute will be in attendance.
There are many things in work behind the scenes. Course development is an ongoing process. The Situational Awareness courses are being reworked and updated to be more useful to you. Warrior 102 will be reworked to build onto Warrior 101. Personal 101 is going to get a few tweaks as well.
The website is also going to be updated so it runs faster, providing a consistent experience for you.
This looks to be an exciting summer, with a lot of new things coming for you this year. So stop by. Update your training journal. Start a few discussions. Connect with your Jedi path in a new way. What else is possible today?