Carpentry: A Contemplative Approach to Craft

Date/Time: Mar 20, 2023 - Apr 29, 2023, all day
Location: Dharmalaya Institute (Bir, HP, India)


Contemplative Carpentry

What: Immersive service-learning program (residential)

Topic: Permaculture and organic gardening

When: March 6 – April 1, 2023, with possibility to remain longer

Language: English (with translation to and from Hindi as required)

Facilitators: Shiv Raj & Surya Nimmagadda

Description: A six-week residential workshop aimed to explore carpentry at the intersection of contemplative practice, craft and sustainability. The programme is structured as a three-week intensive training period followed by a three-week practicum. The practical focus will be hands-on work to assist in the creation, maintenance and furnishing of Dharmalaya Institute’s beautiful natural buildings. The workshop will be supported by a healthy lifestyle with time for daily contemplative practice (e.g. yoga, chi-kung, meditation), providing precious opportunities to work with the connection between body, awareness and breath, and to improve our focus and patience, bringing us closer to finding the harmony between restfulness and productivity.

For information and registration, see this page