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Events @ Dharmalaya

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

 

Sunday
May292016

Volunteer Work Period (1-22 October 2016)

 What: Volunteer & service-learning opportunity

Activities: Earthen building, organic gardening, and natural landscaping

When: 1-22 October 2016 (Volunteers may arrive and depart anytime during this period, with a one-week minimum stay)

Languages: English & Hindi

Facilitators: No formal facilitation or training, but as-needed guidance from Dharmalaya staff and artisans

Description: Volunteer opportunities at the Dharmalaya Institute open to both residential and non-residential participants. During this period, there is no structured educational or training programme as such, but there is plenty of hands-on work to do — including earthen building (adobe, stone, bamboo, etc.), organic gardening, natural landscaping and possibly some tree planting — and Dharmalaya is a beautiful place to get your hands dirty and learn about green living and Himalayan culture in the process.

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Sunday
Mar132016

Monsoon Volunteer Work Period (1 Jul - 30 Sep 2016)

What: Volunteer work opportunities in the arts of sustainable living

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

When: 1 July - 30 September 2016 (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, artisans, and interns.

Description: 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, volunteers have the opportunity to learn the arts and methods of sustainable living in the Himalayas by doing physical work related to earthen building and organic gardening.

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Sunday
Mar132016

Volunteer Work Period (20-30 June 2016)

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What: Volunteer & service-learning opportunity

Activities: Earthen building, organic gardening, and natural landscaping

When: 20-30 June 2016 (Volunteers may arrive and depart anytime during this period, with a one-week minimum stay)

Languages: English & Hindi

Facilitators: No formal facilitation or training, but as-needed guidance from Dharmalaya staff and artisans

Description: Volunteer opportunities at the Dharmalaya Institute open to both residential and non-residential participants. During this period, there is no structured educational or training programme as such, but there is plenty of hands-on work to do — including earthen building (adobe, stone, bamboo, etc.), organic gardening, natural landscaping and possibly some tree planting — and Dharmalaya is a beautiful place to get your hands dirty and learn about green living and Himalayan culture in the process.

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Sunday
Mar132016

Sustainable Living Workshop (6-19 Jun 2016)

 REGISTRATION FULL

What: Intensive service-learning workshop

Topics: Vernacular eco-architecture of the Himalayas, organic gardening, meditation

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 6-19 June 2016 (must attend from the start)

Language: English (with Hindi translation if needed)

Facilitators: Dharmalaya faculty and artisans, e.g. Mark Moore, Naresh Sharma, et al.

Description: Residential service-learning programme at the Dharmalaya Institute exploring both outer and inner sustainability, combining hands-on training in earthen building and organic gardening with a daily meditation programme. Learn to build eco-friendly structures in the neo-traditional 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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Sunday
Mar132016

Volunteer Work Period (26 Apr - 4 Jun 2016)

 What: Volunteer & service-learning opportunity

Activities: Earthen building, organic gardening, and natural landscaping

When: 26 April through 4 June 2016 (Volunteers may arrive and depart anytime during this period, with a one-week minimum stay)

Languages: English & Hindi

Facilitators: No formal facilitation or training, but as-needed guidance from Dharmalaya staff and artisans

Description: Volunteer opportunities at the Dharmalaya Institute open to both residential and non-residential participants. During this period, there is no structured educational or training programme as such, but there is plenty of hands-on work to do — including earthen building (adobe, stone, bamboo, etc.), organic gardening, natural landscaping and possibly some tree planting — and Dharmalaya is a beautiful place to get your hands dirty and learn about green living and Himalayan culture in the process.

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Saturday
Oct312015

Sustainable Living Workshop (11-21 Apr 2016)

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What
: Intensive service-learning workshop

Topics: Vernacular eco-architecture of the Himalayas, organic gardening, meditation

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 11-21 April 2016 (must attend from the start)

Language: English (with Hindi translation if needed)

Facilitators: Dharmalaya faculty and artisans, e.g. Mark Moore, Naresh Sharma, et al.

Description: Residential service-learning programme at the Dharmalaya Institute exploring both outer and inner sustainability, combining hands-on training in earthen building and organic gardening with a daily meditation programme. Learn to build eco-friendly structures in the neo-traditional 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
Oct312015

Meditation & Service Retreat with SanghaSeva (17 Mar - 5 Apr 2016)

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[NOTE: REGISTRATION FULL, WAITLIST ONLY]

What: Meditation & Service Retreat with SanghaSeva

WhereDharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 17 March - 5 April 2016

Language: English

Facilitators: Zohar Lavie, Nathan Glyde, and Mark Moore

Description: A two-part exploration of inner and outer sustainability: First, a one-week, (mostly) silent meditation retreat in the Insight Meditation tradition (17-24 March 2016), 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 (25 March - 5 April). Led by Zohar Lavie and Nathan Glyde of SanghaSeva, with the Dharmalaya faculty facilitating the service work.

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