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

 

Tuesday
Jan012013

Sustainable Living in the Himalayas (15 Feb - 10 Mar 2013)

What: Informal volunteer and service-learning programme

Topic: Sustainable living in the Himalayas, including green building, organic gardening, and permaculture landscaping

When: 15 February to 10 March, 2013 (Participants may arrive and depart anytime in this period)

Languages: English & Hindi

Facilitators: Mark Moore, Raj Kumar (‘Raju’), Naresh Sharma, et al

raising the roofDescription: Informal programme at the Dharmalaya Institute open to both residential and non-residential participants. We will be doing fun, physical work, including green building, organic gardening, tree planting, and more. There will be plenty of opportunities for learning, application, questions, and relaxation (we’re also doing an optional meditation programme for those who are interested). Feel free to come and go anytime between 15 February and 10 March 2013. 

For more information see our volunteer page, read the FAQ, and complete the volunteer application if you’re interesting in joining us.

Saturday
Apr142012

Weekly Meditation & Discussion Groups (Early 2012)

Dharmalaya Institute hosts seasonal weekly sitting meditation groups and Dharma discussions. These sessions, centred on the curriculum of the Tergar Meditation Community, are open to everyone regardless of background or meditation experience. They are free of charge, with donations welcome but not required.

From 15 April to 27 May, 2012, we meet every Sunday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the main hall at the Dharmalaya Institute in Bir (directions). For those who wish to stay longer for discussion, we can continue till 6:30 or so. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Tea will be served.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WEEKLY MEDITATION GROUP IS ON HOLIDAY FOR THE MONSOON PERIOD, AND WILL RESUME IN LATE 2012.

Schedule

4:45: Arrive early, catch your breath, say hello
5:00: Opening with a selection from Mingyur Rinpoche’s writings
5:20: Group meditation (40 minutes)
6:00: Informal discussion and tea

For more information on meditation programmes at Dharmalaya, see this page.

Monday
Mar122012

Sustainable Living in the Himalayas (7 April - 31 May, 2012)

What: Informal volunteer and service-learning programme

Topic: Sustainable living in the Himalayas, including green building, organic gardening, and permaculture landscaping

When: 7 April to 31 May, 2012 (Participants may arrive and depart anytime in this period)

Languages: English & Hindi

Facilitators: Mark Moore, Naresh Sharma, et al

Description: Informal programme at the Dharmalaya Institute open to both residential and non-residential participants. We will be doing fun, physical work, including green building, organic gardening, tree planting, and more. There will be plenty of opportunities for learning, application, questions, and relaxation (we’re also doing an optional meditation programme for those who are interested). Feel free to come and go anytime between 7 April and 31 May. (And, if you don’t mind getting very wet, you might even stay on longer during the monsoon tree-planting season if you like.)

For more information see our volunteer page, read the FAQ, and complete the volunteer application if you’re interesting in joining us.

Monday
Mar122012

Living in Balance (22 March - 3 April, 2012) — REGISTRATION FULL

What: Service-Learning Retreat with SanghaSeva

Topic: Living in Balance: Contemplation, Compassion, and Sustainability

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 22 March - 3 April, 2012

Language: English

Facilitators: Zohar Lavie, Nathan Glyde, Mark Moore, et al

Description: Residential programme at the Dharmalaya Institute. Possible workshops and groups sessions include the following:

  • Meditation and yoga
  • Hands-on education in traditional earthen architecture of the Himalayas
  • Organic gardening and permaculture landscaping
  • A mixture of silent practice and group connection and activity

For further details, or to register, please visit the SanghaSeva website. (SORRY, REGISTRATION FULL)

Monday
Mar122012

Silent Meditation Retreat (14-21 March) — REGISTRATION FULL

What: Silent Meditation Retreat with SanghaSeva

WhereDharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 14-21 March, 2012

Language: English (with readings of Kabir’s poetry in Hindi)

Facilitators: Ajay Singh, Zohar Lavie, Nathan Glyde

Residential silent meditation retreat led by SanghaSeva. Residential programme. Simple accommodation in tents in a beautiful Himalayan setting.

PUBLIC SESSIONS ON KABIR: Ajay will be giving readings and commentary on Kabir’s poetry every day during the retreat from 3:45-5:15pm. These sessions are open to the public and everyone is welcome. If you attend please arrive on time and stay for the whole session.

For further details, or to register, please visit the SanghaSeva website. (SORRY, REGISTRATION IS FULL)

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