Eastern Experiential Learning

Eastern principles for learning wholeness

Although Experiential Learning Theory originated in the work of Western scholars, many of their theoretical principles have a decidedly Eastern orientation. In this essay we draw out these Eastern principles of experiential learning and suggest an Eastern perspective on learning wholeness in one’s life and career based on an ontological approach to adult development that emphasizes existential ways of being in the here and now—centering, balance, harmony and flowing in the watercourse way.