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 the Swaraj Universitycampus (Tapovan Ashram, Udaipur). We only have room for 25 people this year, 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 be asked to participate in cooking and farming activities on the campus. There will also be some nature treks.
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/sleeping bag with you, warm clothes, 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.
As with all Swapathgami events, 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.2600 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. We are proud to say that the Swapathgami Network does not take any funding, but rather is financed by its own members. For more info on the swapathgami network, check out http://www.swaraj.org/shikshantar/walkoutsnetwork.htm
यह कार्यशाला हिंदी में होगी . (This workshop will be conducted in Hindi).
Please feel free to forward this invitation to other youth. Please get in touch with us at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 0294-245-1303 if you are interested in coming so that we can reserve your seat.
know that we need changes in our society and politics, but cannot really
figure how and where to start? If you are young and searching for a path
for the future; if you are looking for answers or just figuring out how to
frame the questions; or you are looking to understand the interconnections
between different problems facing society; here is an opportunity for you.
Join our Winter School at Sambhaavnaa, which aims at
providing you a fresh window/lens to viewing development, economics,
society, policy and politics. It is a week-long residential program that attempts to critically
engage the participant to rethink the current concepts of 'Development' that
pervade society and public policy.
Through lectures, discussions, interactive
sessions, debates, film screenings and book discussions an attempt would be
made to re-examine our current understanding of economic policies, inequities
in society, democracy, environmental issues. We would also try and give a
glimpse of the various kinds of alternatives to 'development' - both at the
grassroots and policy level - that are being experimented with in different
parts of India and the world.
1. Historical Background of our Development Model
2. Understanding India's Economic Policies
3. Democracy and Decision-Making: Who Controls Public Policy?
4. Ecological Consequences of Development
5. Social Context of Development: Caste and Gender
6. Alternatives to Development 7. Social Movements in India
1. Manshi Asher
2. Vimal Bhai
3. Prashant Bhushan
4. Ashish Kothari
5. Madhuresh Kumar
Cost: Rs. 3500; this includes program fee,food and stay
Need-based fee waivers are available. Do not
let your inability to pay, be the reason for not applying
But the number of fee waivers we can give are limited, so please apply for
financial support if you really need it. Do remember, there may be others who need it more than you!]
Eligibility - You may preferably belong to the age group of 18
to 25 with
any academic background; you may have volunteered with action groups in
your area; may have worked briefly with organizations working for change
Application Timeline: An application form is attached with this email; please fill the form and send it before October 31, 2013
लगता है कि हमें अपने समाज और राजनीति में बदलाव की ज़रूरत है, पर कुछ समझ नहीं
करें और कहाँ से शुरु करें? अगर आप एक जागरुक युवाहैं, सवालों और जवाबों
से जूझ रहे हैं, या फिर इस जंजाल को गहराई से समझने की इच्छा हो रही है, तो फिर ये मौका
आप के लिए है।
बोधशाला में आप पाएंगे एक नया नज़रिया - देश के विकास, आर्थिक, समाज, नीति और राजनीति
मामलों को समझने का। यह समय आप बिताएंगे देश के विद्वानों, गुरुजनों और दार्शनिकों की
संगत में। इस कार्यक्रम में आप पाएंगे दोनों - विद्या और प्रयोग, यानी के इल्म भी
और अमल भी, कुछ ऐसी संस्थाओं के साथ जो समाज की जड़ों से जुड़ी हैं।
बात-चीत की रूप-रेखा:
1. विकास प्रारूप की भूमिका
2. हिन्दुस्तान की आर्थिक नीतियाँ
3. लोकतंत्र में निश्चय कैसे? लोक नीति पर किसका बस है?
4. विकास का सामाजिक प्रसंग - जाति और लिंग भेद
5. विकास का परिवेश और पर्यावरण
6. हिन्दुस्तान के सामाजिक आन्दोलन
7. विकास के विकल्प
बात-चीत में हमसफ़र:
4. आशीष कोठारी
5. मधुरेश कुमार
कार्यशाला फ़ीस: रु 3500/-, इसमें कार्यशाला का
खर्च, रहना व खाना शामिल है। [ज़रूरतमंदों के लिए आर्थिक सहयोग भी उपलब्ध है।]
पात्र: अगर आप
18-25 की उम्र के हैं, जो कि समाज में बदलाव लाना चाहते हैं हो यह अवसर आपके लिए है