DHARWAD SUKHI JEEVAN GROUP invites you to
a Workshop on Jeevan Vidya
facilitated by Vinish Gupta
from July 28 - August 3, 2013
at Sumana Sangama, Dharwad, Karnataka
About the workshop:
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. 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 Sumana Sangama (a 17-acre forest-farm 10 kms from Dharwad bus stand/railway station). There is only room for about 30 people, so please register as early as possible. It is important that you attend the whole workshop from start to finish as each day builds on the previous one. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in cooking and farming activities on the campus.
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. Until a few years ago, when he took formal permission and left the order, he was a monk in a Buddhist monastic order for over a decade, during which time he also had opportunity to explore traditional Indian systems of thought and living.
Assisting Vinish at the workshop will be his wife, Karuna Morarji. Karuna has a long-standing concern with understanding relationships between education and visions of human possibility and development. Her other current interests include food, film, processual/historical analysis and collaborative ways of teaching, learning and living.
What to bring?
Bring a bedsheet with you, water bottle, towel, personal toiletries, any interesting materials from your organization to share and anything creative that you like to do to share with others. It will be the height of the monsoon, so please also have good non-slippery footwear, umbrella, and a mosquito-net/repellent ('Odomos' etc).
This event is run on gift culture . Participants are invited to contribute what they can (the cost of organizing the workshop is approximately Rs.2000 per person for the 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 constraints.
यह कार्यशाला हिंदी व अंग्रेजी में होगी। (This workshop will be conducted bilingually in Hindi and English).
Please feel free to forward this invitation to other people. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in coming so that we can reserve your place:
1. Dr.Sanjeev Kulkarni. - 9448143100.
2. Sanjeevkumar Patil - 94482 31960. ( Email: email@example.com )3. Dr.Manohara M.C. - 9481815872 ( Only for people from Mysore).
PS: Please note that the workshop is of an integrated nature and has to be attended in its entirety. It may not be attended partially. Participants are expected to arrive on the evening of July 27 or early morning of July 28 and stay till evening of 3rd August.