invites you to
a Workshop on Jeevan Vidya
Facilitated by Vinish Gupta
from May 2-9, 2015
at Sambhaavnaa campus, Palampur, 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 organised by Sambhaavnaa Institute, hosted at the campus of Sambhaavnaa Institute in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. We only have room for 30 people, 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. Participants will also have an opportunity to participate in cooking, farming and other activities on the campus. There will also be some nature hikes.
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.
Vinish is assisted in his work by 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 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.3500 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.
यह कार्यशाला हिंदी में होगी . (This workshop will be conducted in Hindi).
To register for the workshop, please fill in the online form. Or get in touch with us at <email@example.com> or call Navi on +91-88942-27954 if you are interested in coming so that we can reserve your place.
Here is how to reach Sambhaavnaa. It is ideal for participants to arrive by the evening of 1st May itself; they may leave after lunch of 9th May 2015. If you intend to travel by train, please note that train bookings open 2 months in advance, and trains fill up fast in the summer, so we advise you not to delay making the necessary bookings!
Ravinder, Vinish, Karuna