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Events @ Dharmalaya

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



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.


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)


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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