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Entries in retreat (15)

Monday
May082017

Sustainable Living Workshop (21 Nov - 2 Dec 2017)

[NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS]

What: Intensive workshop-retreat (residential)

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

When: 21 November - 2 December 2017 (must attend from the start and remain for the duration)

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Facilitators: Mark Moore, Naresh Sharma, et al.

Description: Twelve-day residential service-learning workshop on the whats, hows, and whys of a sustainable life. This holistic programme will combine hands-on training in earthen building and organic gardening with explorations of traditional Himalayan wisdom and modern solutions. Learn to build eco-friendly structures in the neo-traditional Kangra style of esteemed eco-architect Didi Contractor. Learn to grow, cook and eat tasty and nourishing, plant-based (vegan) meals. Contemplate our relationship with nature and the values of sustainable and compassionate living. Start your day off right with meditation/yoga sessions each morning.

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Wednesday
Apr122017

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

Event: Retreat-workshop (residential)

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

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

Introduction to Earthen Interiors (2-7 Oct 2017)

 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Event: Introductory training workshop (residential)

Topic: Interior work in Kangra-style earthen buildings

When: 2-7 October 2017 (must attend from the start and remain for the duration) plus optional practicum of 1-2 weeks from 9 October until as late as 21 October.

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Facilitators: Dharmalaya Institute’s faculty, artisans, and interns

Description: Six-day residential workshop to provide introductory hands-on training in some of the foundational skills of earthen building — specifically focusing on interiors — in the neo-traditional Kangra style of esteemed eco-architect Didi Contractor. Learn to create and apply earthen renders (mud plaster) in an adobe structure, as well as other interior work (e.g. flooring, fine finishing, etc.). The workshop will be followed by an optional practicum of up to four weeks during which you can improve your skills and understanding by working with our team of artisans.

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Saturday
Apr082017

Introduction to Earthen Interiors (4-9 Sep 2017)

 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Event: Introductory training workshop (residential)

Topic: Interior work in Kangra-style earthen buildings

When: 4-9 September 2017 (must attend from the start and remain for the duration) plus optional practicum of 1-3 weeks from 11 September until as late as 30 September.

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Facilitators: Dharmalaya Institute’s faculty, artisans, and interns

Description: Six-day residential workshop to provide introductory hands-on training in some of the foundational skills of earthen building — specifically focusing on interiors — in the neo-traditional Kangra style of esteemed eco-architect Didi Contractor. Learn to create and apply earthen renders (mud plaster) in an adobe structure, as well as other interior work (e.g. flooring, fine finishing, etc.). The workshop will be followed by an optional practicum of up to four weeks during which you can improve your skills and understanding by working with our team of artisans.

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Saturday
Apr082017

Introduction to Earthen Interiors (31 Jul - 5 Aug 2017)

 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Event: Introductory training workshop (residential)

Topic: Interior work in Kangra-style earthen buildings

When: 31 July through 5 August 2017 (must attend from the start and remain for the duration) plus optional practicum of 1-4 weeks from 7 August until as late as 1 September.

Language: English (with Hindi translation if requested)

Facilitators: Dharmalaya Institute’s faculty, artisans, and interns

Description: Six-day residential workshop to provide introductory hands-on training in some of the foundational skills of earthen building — specifically focusing on interiors — in the neo-traditional Kangra style of esteemed eco-architect Didi Contractor. Learn to create and apply earthen renders (mud plaster) in an adobe structure, as well as other interior work (e.g. flooring, fine finishing, etc.). The workshop will be followed by an optional practicum of up to four weeks during which you can improve your skills and understanding by working with our team of artisans.

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Monday
Feb272017

Compassionate Living Workshop (20 June - 1 July 2017)

[FULL; WAITLIST APPLICATIONS ONLY]

What: Intensive workshop-retreat (residential)

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: Twelve-day 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 mindful movement (yoga or chi kung) in the mornings.

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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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