THE SWAPATHGAMI NETWORK & SWARAJ UNIVERSITY
invite you to
a Workshop on Jeevan Vidya
Facilitated by Vinish Gupta
from June 22-29, 2014
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. 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 collaboratively organised by Sambhaavnaa Institute, Swaraj University and the Swapathgami Network, 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. 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.
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
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
यह कार्यशाला हिंदी में होगी . (This workshop will be conducted in Hindi).
Please feel free to forward this invitation to others. Please get in touch with us at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call Ira Saxena 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 21st June
itself; they may leave after lunch of 29th June 2014. 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, Manish, Vinish, Karuna