The Sanctuary School offers children
a foundation in kind living
and love of nature
by encouraging compassionate participation,
partnership with all life,
and individual creative expression.
Every teacher of the Sanctuary Program must
have a deep appreciation for nature and a respect for all life.
This is essential and is, perhaps, the primary note in the Sanctuary
Program. Children demand and command truthfulness. They are
very careful to sort out in their minds who is telling the truth
and speaking from the heart and who is not.
This means that a thorough self-examination
and understanding of your own capacity to guide the child in
the Sanctuary approach to education is necessary. If you can
say that you are a friend of all life and a respecter of all
living beings, as well as the natural environment, you will
be able to respond to the Sanctuary School approach to education
What matters now are your self-honesty and
your capacity to speak and listen from your heart-mind. This
handbook will explore with you the realm of heart-intelligence,
how it can be reached and utilized. When the heart is understood
as the sanctuary that embraces and vitalizes the circle of life,
the creative magic of the teaching circle can emerge to the
delight of the children and the well-being of our planet. Consciousness
can be lifted directly through the heart into a world of enlightenment
and compassionate service.
How do you trigger the heart-mind as active
intelligence and how do you create a teaching circle in your
A teaching circle is a creative expanse of
energy that penetrates the classroom. It connects all life into
a single unit where no barriers can exist and no static, rigid
paradigm can remain. The fluidity of the circle moves energy
around from one conception base to another. It passes thoughts
into higher degrees of conscious awareness and allows revelation
to occur within the class. It creates mobility of thought.