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

 

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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Tuesday
Mar102015

Vernacular Eco-Architecture Workshop (1-15 Jun 2015)

 SORRY, THIS COURSE IS COMPLETELY FULL

What: Intensive service-learning workshop

Topic: Vernacular eco-architecture of the Himalayas

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 1-15 June 2015 (must attend from the beginning)

Language: English (with Hindi translation if needed)

Facilitators: Various, including 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 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
Mar012015

Open Volunteer Period (10-30 May 2015)

 What: Informal, minimally-structured volunteer opportunities

Activities: Earthen building, organic gardening, and natural landscaping

When: 10-30 May 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. Sidney Rosario, Raj Kumar (‘Raju’), et al.

Description: Informal 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 physical work to do — including earthen building (adobe, 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
Dec142014

Sustainable Living in the Himalayas: A Service-Learning Retreat (1-8 May 2015)

 SORRY, COMPLETELY FULL

What: Residential Retreat for Meditation in Action

Topic: Sustainable Living in the Himalayas

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in HP, India

When: 1-8 May 2015 (must attend from the start)

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Facilitators: Mark Moore, Sourabh Phadke, Sidney Rosario, Raj Kumar, Naresh Sharma, et al.

Description: A week-long mindful adventure in sustainable and compassionate living, providing opportunities for exploration of both inner and outer sustainability. We will practice meditation not only stitting 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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