Sunday, October 6, 2013

Jeevan Vidya Workshop - LifeSkill workshop

A Jeevan Vidya workshop is an intensive 40-hour learning experience that seeks to bring one’s attention to neglected and subtle facets of life; issues related to interpersonal relations, education, society, environment, aspirations, success are discussed and participants are provided critical tools to help them explore the rich web of connections between seemingly disparate aspects. There is no sermonizing; the facilitator presents sets of proposals, and helps participants bring their attention to bear on the inner workings of their thoughts, fears and aspirations. Gradually one begins to interrogate hidden assumptions and get a sharper, clearer view of the whole intricate fabric of life; one begins to see new possibilities for positive human action. The idea is to trigger an empowering, self-critical inner dialogue that begins with the workshop, but doesn’t end with it…

Here's what Arpita Bohra, a recent participant of this workshop wrote about the experience.

About the prabodhak(Facilitator):- 

Professor Ganesh Bagaria from Manaviya Siksha Sanskar Sansthan (MSSS) Kanpur, will conduct the shivir.  He, besides being an activist from his student days in IIT-Kanpur is a pioneer in combining our tradition and values with education.

He taught electronics and communication at Harcourt Butler Technical Institute (HBTI), Kanpur for a period of 2 decades and took voluntary retirement from service in 2012. He has a deep understanding of Western as well as Indian Philosophy. His research interests apart from theory of electronic communication are (1) understanding of Human being, Human conduct and Human civilization, and (2) commitment to work for its realisation.

He is an admired teacher and has an ardent student following, relating to all aspects of life. His extreme simplicity and remarkable insight makes him a suitable person for conducting the workshop.

When and Where?
It happens in last week of June and Dec every year at IIIT, Hyderabad
It also happens in Kanpur

Learning To Live

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