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The next events at the Dharmalaya Institute (listed with the latest at the top) are:

 

Monday
Nov202017

Compassionate Living Workshop (4-21 Apr 2018)

[NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS]

What: Intensive workshop-retreat (residential)

Topic: Compassionate living, including natural building, organic gardening, healthy cooking, meditation, and more

When: 4-21 April 2018 (must attend from the start), followed by an optional extended practicum (volunteer work week) until 28th April

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Facilitators: Mark Moore, Naresh Sharma, and members of the faculty of Dharmalaya Institute

Description: Eighteen-day residential service-learning programme in a workshop-retreat format at the Dharmalaya Institute, exploring both the outer and inner aspects of a compassionate and sustainable life. This holistic programme will touch on the major spheres of compassionate living, including food, shelter, water, energy, consumption and waste, and other important areas, providing a broad conceptual overview supported by practice. Activities will include hands-on training in earthen building and organic gardening with a daily programme of meditation and traditional Himalayan wisdom, conscious movement and healthy food. Learn the basics of earthen (adobe) consctruction, and learn to grow, cook and eat tasty and nourishing, plant-based (vegan) meals, all while contemplating our relationship with nature and the values of sustainable and compassionate living. Deepen your practice with morning and evening group meditation sessions and mindful movement (yoga or chi kung) in the mornings.

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Sunday
Nov122017

Meditation & Service Retreat with SanghaSeva (12-31 Mar 2018)

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What: Meditation & Service Retreat with SanghaSeva

WhereDharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 12-31 March 2018

Language: English

Facilitators: Zohar Lavie, Nathan Glyde, and Mark Moore

Description: A two-part exploration of meditation and inner and outer sustainability: First, a one-week, (mostly) silent meditation retreat in the Insight Meditation tradition (12-20 March), followed by an optional ten-day service retreat providing opportunities to put meditation into action through work on earthen building, organic gardening, and permaculture landscaping, while also continuing formal meditation practice in the mornings and evenings (21-31 March). Led by Zohar Lavie and Nathan Glyde of SanghaSeva, with Dharmalaya’s faculty and artisans facilitating the service work.

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Sunday
Nov122017

Introduction to Earthen Building (12-24 Feb 2018)

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Event: Introductory training workshop (residential)

Topic: Construction of Kangra-style earthen buildings

When: 12th-24th February 2018 (must attend from the start and remain for the duration) plus optional extended volunteer period afterward until as late as 3rd March

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Facilitators: Dharmalaya Institute’s junior faculty, artisans, and interns

Description: Twelve-day residential workshop to provide introductory hands-on training in some of the foundational skills of earthen building — specifically focusing primarily on interiors and finishing work — in the neo-traditional Kangra style of esteemed eco-architect Didi Contractor. Learn to create and apply earthen renders (mud plaster) in an adobe structure, as well as other interior work (which, depending on weather and the needs on site at the time, might include flooring, fine finishing, etc.). The workshop will be in two parts: The first week will be an intensive training workshop, combining both theory and practice. The second week will be a practicum during which you can improve your skills and understanding by working with our team of artisans. (There will also be the option to stay on for the Volunteer Work Period after the workshop if you wish to deepen your skills and understanding further through practice on site.)

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Sunday
Nov122017

Volunteer Work Period (15 Jan - 10 Feb 2018)

 What: Volunteer & service-learning programme

Activities: Earthen building, organic gardening, and natural landscaping

When: 15 January through 10 February 2018 (volunteers must arrive on a Monday morning and stay at least two weeks).

Languages: English & Hindi

Facilitators: No formal facilitation or training, but as-needed guidance from Dharmalaya staff and artisans

Description: During this Volunteer Work Period, the focus is on doing physical work to support the construction of earthen buildings on the Dharmalaya Institute’s campus, as well as work in the organic gardens. There is no formal educational or training programme as such, but you will have opportunities to learn through service while working alongside our local team. Depending on weather and the needs of the day, work might include earthen building (adobe, stone, bamboo, etc.), organic gardening, natural landscaping and possibly some tree planting.

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Sunday
Nov052017

Introduction to Earthen Building (1-13 Jan 2018)

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Event: Introductory training workshop (residential)

Topic: Construction of Kangra-style earthen buildings

When: 1-13 January 2018 (must attend from the start and remain for the duration), followed by an optional extended volunteer period

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Facilitators: Dharmalaya Institute’s junior faculty, artisans, and interns

Description: Twelve-day residential workshop to provide introductory hands-on training in some of the foundational skills of earthen building — specifically focusing primarily on interiors and finishing work — in the neo-traditional Kangra style of esteemed eco-architect Didi Contractor. Learn to create and apply earthen renders (mud plaster) in an adobe structure, as well as other interior work (which, depending on weather and the needs on site at the time, might include flooring, fine finishing, etc.). The workshop will be in two parts: The first week will be an intensive training workshop, combining both theory and practice. The second week will be a practicum during which you can improve your skills and understanding by working with our team of artisans. (There will also be the option to stay on for the Volunteer Work Period after the workshop if you wish to deepen your skills and understanding further through practice on site.)

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Friday
Jul142017

Meditation Retreat with Zohar Lavie & Nathan Glyde (15-22 Dec 2017)

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What: Sient Meditation Retreat

WhereDharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 15-22 December 2017

Language: English

Facilitators: Zohar Lavie and Nathan Glyde

Description: A one-week, (mostly) silent meditation retreat in the Insight Meditation tradition. Led by Zohar Lavie and Nathan Glyde of SanghaSeva.

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Tuesday
Jul042017

Volunteer Work Period (4-13 Dec 2017)

 What: Volunteer & service-learning opportunity

Activities: Earthen building, organic gardening, and natural landscaping

When: 4-13 December 2017 (volunteers must attend from the beginning and stay until the end).

Languages: English & Hindi

Facilitators: No formal facilitation or training, but as-needed guidance from Dharmalaya staff and artisans

Description: Volunteer opportunities at the Dharmalaya Institute open to both residential and non-residential participants. During this period, the focus is on doing physical work to support the construction of earthen buildings on the Dharmalaya Institute’s campus, and possibly work in the organic gardens. Tre is no formal educational or training programme as such, but plenty of hands-on work will be done — including earthen building (adobe, stone, bamboo, etc.), organic gardening, natural landscaping and possibly some tree planting.

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