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Sustainable Living in the Himalayas: A Service-Learning Retreat (26 Nov - 6 Dec 2014)

 What: Residential Retreat and Service-Learning Workshop

Topic: Sustainable Living in the Himalayas

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in HP, India

When: 26 November - 6 December 2014

Language: English (and Hindi if requested)

Facilitators: Mark Moore, Sourabh Phadke, et al.

Description: A ten-day inner/outer adventure in sustainable and compassionate living, providing opportunities for hands-on learning of various skills and concepts related to traditional earthen building, organic gardening, and natural landscaping, integrated with mindfulness, meditation and other inner explorations.

Workshops and groups sessions may include the following:

  • Hands-on education in traditional earthen architecture of the Himalayas
  • Natural landscaping and organic gardening
  • Meditation and yoga/chi kung (morning/evening sessions)

Cost: Rs 1200 per day (Rs 12,000 total) including comfortable tent/dormitory accommodation and healthy meals. For low-income participants, a limited number of work-study scholarships are available (please contact us for details). 


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