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Wednesday
Apr122017

Karma Yoga Retreat for Compassionate Living (7-18 Nov 2017)

What: Residential Retreat-Workshop

Topic: Holistic exploration of compassionate living and the path of service, incorporating Himalayan culture and philosophy, meditation and conscious movement, the organic gardening, healthy cooking, natural building, personal development, and more

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in HP, India

When: 7-18 November 2017 (must attend from the start)

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Facilitators: Mark Moore, Naresh Sharma, et al.

Description: Residential programme in a hybrid retreat-workshop format, exploring both the inner and outer aspects of a compassionate and sustainable life oriented toward the service of others and playing our humble parts in the creation of a better world. This holistic programme will combine elements of a meditation retreat with workshop-style activities related to sustainable and compassionate living, with hands-on work undertaken as karma yoga (mindful service to others as a path to personal and community development). There will be group meditation sessions in the mornings and evenings, plus daily explorations of traditional Himalayan wisdom for developing ourselves as compassionate global citizens and being the change we wish to see in the world.


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Saturday
Apr082017

Meditation Retreat with Ellen van Iersel (30 Oct - 5 Nov 2017)

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What: Meditation Retreat with mindfulness trainer Ellen van Iersel

WhereDharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 30 October - 5 November 2017

Language: English

Facilitators: Ellen van Iersel

Description: A gentle retreat in which we will explore how silence can support us in opening up to our inner and outer experiences. The days will begin with yoga, followed by guided and silent meditations. We will meditate in the four postures: sitting (on chair or cushion), standing, walking and reclining.

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Monday
Feb272017

Compassionate Living Workshop (20 June - 1 July 2017)

[ULL, ACCEPTING WAITLIST APPLICATIONS ONLY]

What: Residential Workshop-Retreat

Topic: Compassionate living, including natural building, organic gardening, healthy cooking, meditation, and more

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in HP, India

When: 20 June through 1 July 2017 (must attend from the start)

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Facilitators: Mark Moore, Naresh Sharma, et al.

Description: Residential service-learning programme in a workshop-retreat format at the Dharmalaya Institute, exploring both the outer and inner aspects of a compassionate and sustainable life. This holistic programme will combine hands-on training in earthen building and organic gardening with a daily programme of meditation and traditional Himalayan wisdom, conscious movement and healthy food. Learn to build eco-friendly structures in the neo-traditional Kangra style of esteemed eco-architect Didi Contractor, and learn to grow, cook and eat tasty and nourishing, plant-based (vegan) meals, all while contemplating our relationship with nature and the values of sustainable and compassionate living. Deepen your practice with morning and evening group meditation sessions and conscious movement (yoga/chi kung) in the inspiring Himalayan outdoors.

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Friday
Dec022016

Compassionate Living Workshop: Natural Building, Organic Food, Meditation & More (17-30 Apr 2017)

[NOTE: REGISTRATION COMPLETELY FULL. We will host a similar workshop starting 20 June (see here).]

What: Residential Workshop-Retreat

Topic: Compassionate living, including natural building, organic gardening, healthy cooking, meditation and conscious movement, and more

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in HP, India

When: 17-30 April 2017 (must attend from the start)

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Facilitators: Mark Moore, Didi Contractor, Naresh Sharma, et al.

Description: Residential service-learning programme in a workshop-retreat format at the Dharmalaya Institute, exploring both the outer and inner aspects of a compassionate and sustainable life. This holistic programme will combine hands-on training in earthen building and organic gardening with a daily programme of meditation and traditional Himalayan wisdom, conscious movement and healthy food. Learn to build eco-friendly structures in the neo-traditional Kangra style of esteemed eco-architect Didi Contractor, and learn to grow, cook and eat tasty and nourishing, plant-based (vegan) meals, all while contemplating our relationship with nature and the values of sustainable and compassionate living. Deepen your practice with morning and evening group meditation sessions and conscious movement (yoga/chi kung) in the inspiring Himalayan outdoors.

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Friday
Dec022016

Meditation & Service Retreat with SanghaSeva (23 Mar - 11 Apr 2017)

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What: Meditation & Service Retreat with SanghaSeva

WhereDharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 23 March - 11 April 2017

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 (23-31 March 2017), 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 (1-11 April). Led by Zohar Lavie and Nathan Glyde of SanghaSeva, with Dharmalaya’s faculty and artisans facilitating the service work.

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Thursday
Oct132016

Sustainable Living in the Himalayas: A Service-Learning Retreat (21 Nov - 4 Dec 2016)

What: Residential Retreat for Meditation in Action

Topic: Sustainable Living in the Himalayas

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in HP, India

When: 21 November - 4 December 2016 (closed retreat: must attend from the start and remain for the whole retreat)

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Facilitators: Mark Moore, et al.

Description: A two-week 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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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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