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:
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
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 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?