A Jeevan Vidya workshop is an
intensive 40-hour learning experience that seeks to bring one’s
attention to neglected and subtle facets of life; issues related to
interpersonal relations, education, society, environment, aspirations,
success are discussed and participants are provided critical tools to
help them explore the rich web of connections between seemingly
disparate aspects of life. It is a process of guided introspection, of 'doing philosophy' rather than studying it. There is no sermonizing; the facilitator
presents sets of proposals, and helps participants bring their attention
to bear on the inner workings of their thoughts, fears and aspirations.
Gradually one begins to interrogate hidden assumptions and get a
sharper, clearer view of the whole intricate fabric of life; one begins
to see new possibilities for positive human action. The idea is to
trigger an empowering, self-critical inner dialogue that begins with the
workshop, but doesn’t end with it…
This is a residential workshop hosted at the Deer Park Institute in Bir,
Himachal Pradesh. We only have room for about 30 participants, so please register
as soon as possible. It is important that you attend the whole workshop
from start to finish as each day builds on the previous one.
This workshop will be facilitated by Vinish Gupta, who heads the Centre for Holistic Learning.
He has been involved with various social and environmental movements in
the past. In his youth, he spent over a decade as a Buddhist monk,
exploring traditional Indian systems of thought and living. His current
interests include value education, and design of environmentally sound
systems and technologies.
What to bring?
Bring warm clothes, umbrella, water
bottle, towel, hat, toiletries, any interesting materials from your
organization to share and anything creative that you like to do to share
This event is run on gift culture.
Participants are invited to contribute what they can (towards the cost
of organizing the workshop which is approximately Rs.3000 per person for
food and stay); learning scholarships are available to those who need
them. And if you can, your additional contribution will help to support
other peoples’ participation. No one will be refused due to money
This particular workshop will be conducted in English; participants are expected to be proficient in the language.
Please feel free to forward this invitation to others. Please fill in theonline form here to register. Here is how to reach the Deer Park Institute.
It is ideal for participants to arrive by the evening of 17th September
itself; they may leave in the evening of 22nd September 2014.
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