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

 

Wednesday
Jun032015

Sustainable Living in the Himalayas: A Service-Learning Retreat (25 Nov - 4 Dec 2015)

What: Residential Retreat for Meditation in Action

Topic: Sustainable Living in the Himalayas

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in HP, India

When: 25 November - 4 December 2015 (closed retreat: must attend from the start and remain for the whole retreat)

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Facilitators: Mark Moore, Raj Kumar, et al.

Description: A ten-day mindful adventure in sustainable and compassionate living, providing opportunities for exploration of both inner and outer sustainability. We will practice meditation not only sitting on the cushion but also in action, performing mindful service work doing organic gardening, eco-friendly earthen construction, and natural landscaping around the beautiful Dharmalaya campus.

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Monday
Jun012015

Red Lotus Women's Retreat (16-23 Nov 2015)

What: Meditation Retreat for Women (as a part of a larger Indian journey)

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in HP, India*

When: 16-23 November 2015* 

Language: English 

Facilitators: Leigh Taylor of Red Lotus Journey

Description: A six-day meditation retreat just for women, hosted by Leigh Taylor, as a part of a larger journey through India. This will be a tranquil, introspective and nourishing meditation retreat for body, mind and heart. The retreat is especially crafted for women to support you in your process of awakening the sacred and powerful feminine energy in a natural and gentle way.

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Thursday
Apr232015

Nada Brahma: Music & Meditation Retreat (1-7 Nov 2015)

What: Residential Retreat for Music & Meditation

Topics: Deep listening, sound meditation, music composition and songwriting, song lyrics as meditational poetry, creative collaboration, performance

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in HP, India

When: 1-7 November 2015, with an optional extension from 8-14 November (must attend from the start and stay through at least 7 November)

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Facilitators: Mark Moore et al.

Description: An exploration of creativity as expressed through music, and of the nature of reality as expressed through the vibrations of sound. The retreat will include workshops in individual and collaborative songwriting as well as instruction in sound meditation with daily practice. This retreat is open to everyone, whether or not you are an experienced musician/singer/composer/songwriter.

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Sunday
Mar292015

Vernacular Eco-Architecture Workshop (15-29 Oct 2015)

 What: Intensive Service-Learning Workshop

Topic: Vernacular Eco-architecture of the Himalayas

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 15-29 October 2015 (must attend from the start)

Language: English (with Hindi translation if needed)

Facilitators: Dharmalaya faculty and artisans, e.g. Mark Moore, Sourabh Phadke (not yet confirmed), et al.

Description: Residential service-learning programme at the Dharmalaya Institute with hands-on training in earthen building and more. Learn to build eco-friendly structures in the neotraditional Kangra style of esteemed eco-architect Didi Contractor, while contemplating our relationship with nature and the values of sustainable and compassionate living.

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Saturday
Mar282015

Monsoon Volunteer Work Period (16 Jul - 13 Oct)

What: Informal, minimally-structured volunteer opportunities

Activities: Earthen building (primarily interior work), organic gardening, and natural landscaping

When: 1 July - 13 October 2015 (Volunteers may arrive and depart anytime during this period, with a one-week minimum stay)

Languages: English & Hindi

Facilitators: No formal facilitation, but as-needed guidance from Dharmalaya staff and artisans, e.g. Raj Kumar (‘Raju’), Sidney Rosario, Naresh Kumar Sharma, et al.

Description: Informal volunteer opportunities at the Dharmalaya Institute open to both residential and non-residential participants (though, during the monsoon, we highly recommend staying on the Dharmalaya campus). During this period, there is no structured educational or training programme as such, but there are plenty of opportunities to learn by doing physical work.

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Friday
Mar272015

Hatha Yoga Pradipika Course (4-14 Jul 2015)

 [SORRY, THE COURSE IS NOW COMPLETELY FULL]

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 4-14 July 2015 (must attend from the beginning)

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Instructors: Roshan Palat and his assistants

Description: A ten-day residential course exploring the rich world of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika (one of the most influential of the great classic texts on hatha yoga), through both practice instruction and philosophical explorations.

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Wednesday
Mar252015

Earthen Building Workshop (22-28 Jun 2015)

 SORRY, COMPLETELY FULL

What: Intensive service-learning workshop

Topic: Earthen building methods & techniques

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 22-28 June 2015 (must attend from the beginning)

Language: English (with Hindi translation if needed)

Facilitators: Mark Moore, Sidney Rosario, et al.

Description: Week-long, residential service-learning programme at the Dharmalaya Institute providing hands-on training in traditional, eco-friendly earthen building techniques of the Himalayas. Learn by doing, in the real-world context of helping to build a few new structures on the Dharmalaya campus. Activities will depend on the needs on site (and the weather), but are likely to include earthen renders (mud plasters), foundations and plinth, stonework, and possibly other methods and techniques of earthen building.

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