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Vandana Siva
Bill Saa
Kehaulani Kekua
Josť Cabazon
Fariba Enteshari
Frank Kelly
Meher MacArthur
Institute Presenters (left to right): First row: Vandana Siva, Kehaulani Kekua, Fariba Enteshari, Frank Kelly. Second row: William Saa, José Cabazon, Meher MacArthur. Top right: Huston Smith


The Institute of World Culture over its 40 year history has offered stimulating programs to challenge the mind and expand the heart. Seminars, forums, films and live performances have been guided by the ten aims of its Declaration of Interdependence.

The Institute is self-sustaining and supported by members. It is not funded by outside foundations and has no paid staff. Your support will allow the Institute to continue to bring you the wonderful programs you expect, as well as allow IWC to maintain its facilities and online access. The main house at 1407 Chapala Street is a designated City Landmark Building, built in 1872 by Peter J. Barber.


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The Institute of World Culture is supported by donations from its members and friends and is run entirely by volunteer efforts.  To donate by PayPal or Credit Card: CLICK HERE TO DONATE

You do not need to have a Pay Pal account to make a donation via PayPal. Click the "Donate" button (above). On the donation screen, to the left of the "Log On to Pay Pal" box, there is a link under the question: "Don't Have a Pay Pal Account?" Click on the word "continue".

You can also mail your check made out to:
Institute of World Culture to Concord House, 1407 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101

IWC is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization.
All contributions, including memberships, are tax deductible.


Huston Smith