Learning is not solely a matter of the mind but must be grounded in experience. We don’t sit at desks listening to someone else’s great knowledge. We take on life, we explore and we learn about ourselves every step of the way.

—Danielle Amedeo, voice teacher and Conservatory student

The Dimon Institute studies man and his conscious development based on a broadened and non-mechanistic conception of scientific development. Man’s capacity for conscious awareness, for conscious control of his body and mind, for conscious mastery and understanding of his rational and creative faculties, and for understanding his psychological and physiological makeup, is unique and transcendent. An education that omits an understanding of the human organism and how to gain a conscious command of it is lacking the most fundamental knowledge we should possess, since all learning should begin with and rest upon a sound foundation of self-knowledge.  This knowledge is not spiritual or otherworldly but physiological, psychological, neurological, and educational. It can and should be pursued like any other skill or capacity, without reliance on claims of higher spiritual knowledge, traditions, religious belief or affiliation, or spiritual authorities.  It rests with each of us as individuals to develop these faculties.

Simply speaking, the Institute is interested in a rational, scientific basis for conscious development. Our approach to education is wholly psychophysical, allowing a more integrated study of man that links our biological makeup with our higher-order capacities. Both the Institute and the Conservatory incorporate this approach at the personal and professional level. Our way of working, in fact everything we do, is grounded in experiential learning.

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