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CIHS is a mind, body, spirit university that provides students with a multi-dimensional academic experience that bridges science and spirituality. We are a graduate school and research center, as well as a public learning community, on a mission to illuminate humanity through research-informed programs in integral health, integral noetic sciences, and psychology. We strive to equip and matriculate students with a deeper understanding of the nature of reality; and with the skill set to contribute to the betterment and sustainability of a global society.


A diverse pool of professionals, scholars and students dedicated to research, the exploration of reality, consciousness studies and healing sciences – united by one principle: the integration of science and spirituality – CIHS is committed to the inquiry into subtle energy.


  •   To question mainstream views of reality and human existence;

  •   To explore complementary methods of promoting healing and wellbeing;

  •   To transform ourselves in order to transform the larger community.

CIHS pursues this mission for the improvement of the global community with respect for diversity, integrity, professionalism and excellence.




Years of Service


Graduate and Undergraduate Degree Programs

CIHS 2011 Graduation
Open House - Brophy
CIHS Campus


Statement from Tamamitsu Jinja (Founding Philanthropic and Religious Organization)

Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama founded the California Institute for Human Science in September 1992 as a center to conduct fundamental research directed to create a peaceful and abundant future Human Global Society based on the evolution toward human consciousness with love, wisdom, and trust through the scientific and experimental illumination of the holistic human being – body, mind, and spirit. Dr. Motoyama loved God, and loved mankind, nature and spirit with God’s love. He sought truth, devoted his entire life to the integration of Eastern and Western religion, philosophy, psychology, and medicine based on his own religious experiences and his experimental scientific research. He offered his services to mankind. Mrs. Motoyama continues to love him deeply and is always with him.

Dr. Motoyama's Principles:

  1. To promote a society which enhances the integration of science and religion

  2. To understand human existence from the total perspective of body, mind and spirit

  3. To establish guiding principles for the citizens of the global society

  4. To establish energy medicine that will prevent diseases and promote health

  5. To elucidate the mechanism of the correlation between mind and body, and to actualize mental control over body and matter with a resulting better life

  6. To systematize scientific and objective meditational practices, which will promote spiritual growth

  7. To establish a society that satisfies both the individuality (freedom and rights) and sociality (morality and coexistence) of human existence

  8. To establish a creative science that researches the mind and soul as well as matter


Following the mission and principles, CIHS’ five Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) guide the development of all educational activities at CIHS. The graduate of CIHS will be empowered to:


  • ILO 1: Express a holistic view of the complementarity of scientific, spiritual, and inter-religious perspectives

  • ILO 2: Articulate human existence as multi-dimensional, including body, mind, and spirit, fundamentally communal and individual, for the betterment of a sustainable global society.

  • ILO 3: Apply quantitative and qualitative research methods to advance multiple developmental mindfulness and wellbeing practices.

  • ILO4: Apply information literacy to critically evaluate and ethically solve problems in the human sciences.

  • ILO5: Articulate, through written and oral communication, the transdisciplinary nature of the human sciences.


CIHS Statement on the Philosophy of Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama (1925–2015) 


At the California Institute for Human Science, we are inspired by the principles and philosophy of our founder and first President, Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama. Dr. Motoyama’s life was directed toward laying the foundations for the emergence of a new integrative worldview wherein the insights derived from religion, spirituality, and science could be harmonized and unified. Specifically, Dr. Motoyama held that the materialistic universe disclosed by twentieth century science is but one aspect of a broader and deeper cosmos that includes spiritual dimensions. He taught that the human being consists of body, mind, soul, and spirit, and that humanity’s deepest essence is love and wisdom. All human beings have an inherent capability to achieve oneness with God and to realize the underlying emptiness of the Absolute.


As a Shinto priest, a mystic, and a master of yogic meditation practices, Dr. Motoyama taught the practical methods by which human beings can attain unity with the transcendent and creative source of existence, and he detailed the stages that are passed through along this journey. He also pursued rigorous scientific investigation into the subtle energetic and biophysical changes that accompany psychospiritual growth. Dr. Motoyama believed that this dual approach of pursuing spiritual growth while also carrying out pioneering scientific research would one day enable a reintegration of scientific and religious perspectives.


Toward this end, in 1992, Dr. Motoyama established the California Institute for Human Science in Encinitas, CA to provide leadership in these efforts by offering a venue for cutting edge scientific research and innovative programs of higher education aimed at reconciling science and spirituality. He envisioned that this academic and scientific work would play a crucial role in the emergence of a universal spiritual outlook that will help to build common ground between the world’s religious, cultural, and ethnic groups, thus paving the way for humanity to take its next evolutionary step toward a harmonious, peaceful, and sustainable global society. At CIHS, we are proud of our legacy and grateful to Dr. Motoyama for his service, and we continue to draw inspiration from his example as we strive to implement the mission and principles of the Institute.

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