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  CENTRE FOR HOLISTIC LEARNING
invites you to 
a Workshop on Jeevan Vidya
 
Facilitated by Vinish Gupta 
from September 18-22, 2014 
 at Deer Park Institute, Bir, Himachal Pradesh
 
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. 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.
 
The facilitator:
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 with others.
 
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 constraints.

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 the online 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.

 
Best wishes,
Vinish, Karuna


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