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Events @ Dharmalaya

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

 

Friday
Apr122019

Calming the Mind — Joy of Living 1 Retreat (7-12 Oct 2019)

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What: Meditation retreat (residential)

Topic: Calming the mind with meditation

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 7-12 October 2019 (see below for details)

Language: English

Facilitators: Tsunma Kunsang Palmo and Mark Moore, with yoga led by Daphne Charles

Description: A six-day meditation retreat designed by world-renowned meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, with special features unique to the retreats at Dharmalaya, including a yoga programme integrated with the meditation instruction.

Awareness meditation empowers us to use any situation or experience, even difficult emotions and pain, as a gateway to joy and inner peace. In this first retreat in the Joy of Living series, we explore ways in which awareness meditation can be used to create a peaceful mind and joyful heart. Over these six days, we will explore the landscape of our experience with mindfulness and presence, learning how to use the body, sensory experiences, thoughts, emotions, and even awareness itself as supports for meditation. This retreat is suitable for people of all backgrounds, including experienced meditators and those who are new to meditation.

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Wednesday
Mar202019

Sustainable Thriving Intensive Workshop (11-28 Jun 2019)

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What: Intensive workshop-retreat (residential)

Topic: Sustainable Thriving: principles and practices for better living, includingpermaculture, earthen building, and creative life design

When: 11-28 June 2019 (must attend from the start and stay for the duration), with an optional extended practicum afterward.

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Facilitators: Mark Moore and artisans from the Dharmalaya community

Description: A eighteen-day residential training workshop exploring key principles and practices of ‘sustainable thriving’, including voluntary simplicity, permaculture, earthen building, and creative life design. The first six days will provide initial training with hands-on workshops during the day and presentations/discussions in the evenings; the middle six days will be a practicum for improving skills and deepening understanding through morning and afternoon work sessions, while continuing our discussions and explorations in the evenings; and the final six days will be organized according to the needs on site and the interests of the group. For those desiring even more hands-on experience, there will be an optional extended practicum providing an opportunity to improve your skills and understanding further by working alongside our team of artisans. There will be group meditation sessions in the mornings and evenings, and opportunities to practice yoga or chi kung.

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Friday
Mar152019

Earthen Building Workshop (1-10 May 2019)

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Event: Training workshop (residential)

Topic: Construction of Kangra-style earthen buildings

When: 1-10 May 2019 (must attend from the start and remain for the duration), followed by an optional extended practicum until as late as 1st June 2019

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

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

Description: Ten-day residential workshop to provide introductory hands-on training in some of the foundational skills of earthen building in the neo-traditional Kangra style of esteemed eco-architect Didi Contractor as practiced at Dharmalaya Institute. Learn to work with earth in an adobe structure, including making and laying adobe bricks, as well as other interior work (which, depending on weather and the needs on site at the time, might include flooring, fine finishing, etc.). There will also be the option to stay on for the extended practicum after the workshop if you wish to deepen your skills and understanding further through practice on site.

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Tuesday
Dec112018

Compassionate Living Intensive (19-27 Apr 2019)

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What: Intensive workshop-retreat (residential)

Topic: Designing a life of compassion in action, integrating personal and professional development with a lifestyle of sustainable thriving

When: 19-27 April 2019 (must attend from the start and stay for the duration)

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Facilitators: Mark Moore and other members of the Dharmalaya faculty and community

Description: Nine-day residential workshop-retreat focused on creating a more compassionate life, through opening the heart, informing the mind, developing our innate qualities of sensitivity and compassion, and putting that compassion into practice by reducing our harm footprints and increasing our help footprints in all spheres of life. The primary emphasis in this programme is on identifying areas of our lives where we need to change and grow in order to become more compassionate citizens of the world and more effective agents of positive change.

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Monday
Dec102018

Calming the Mind — Joy of Living, Level 1 Retreat (14-16 Apr 2019)

What: Meditation retreat (residential)

Topic: Calming the mind with meditation

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 14-16 April 2019 (see below for details)

Language: English

Facilitators: Ani Tsunma Kunsang Palmo and Mark Moore

Description: A three-day meditation retreat designed by world-renowned meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Awareness meditation empowers us to use any situation or experience, even difficult emotions and pain, as a gateway to joy and inner peace. In this first retreat in the Joy of Living series, we explore ways in which awareness meditation can be used to create a peaceful mind and joyful heart.

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Tuesday
Oct162018

Meditation & Service Retreat with SanghaSeva (18 Mar - 6 Apr 2019)

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What: Meditation & Service Retreat with SanghaSeva

WhereDharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 18 March - 6 April 2019

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 (18-26 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 (27 March - 6 April). Led by Zohar Lavie and Nathan Glyde of SanghaSeva, with Mark Moore and other members of Dharmalaya’s faculty and artisan team facilitating the service work.

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Tuesday
Oct162018

Dharmalaya Leadership Council Retreat (11-13 Mar 2019)

What: Planning retreat

Topic: Future programming at Dharmalaya Institute

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 11-13 March 2019

Language: English

Facilitators: Dharmalaya Leadership

Description: A three-day planning retreat for Dharmalaya Institute’s Board of Directors, faculty, staff, and other members of the Dharmalaya Leadership Council. This event is by invitation only. The Dharmalaya campus will be closed to the public during this time.

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