The Dharmalaya Institute, in partnership with venerated earthen architect Didi Contractor, is launching the Internship in Vernacular Eco-Architecture. The internship is a formal, academically-supervised service-learning program designed to provide architects (and students of architecture) with both practical experience and deeper theoretical knowledge in the arts and practices of sustainable building.
After a marathon rush of construction activity through the winter, the Dharmalaya Institute held the first programs in the new (and still-unfinished) main building of its Himalayan eco-campus for sustainable and compassionate living. Over thirty participants from ten countries made the journey to the mountain village of Bir for the occasion…
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Visionary educator Arnie Langberg shares stories from two of his public alternative schools: Mountain Open High School in Evergreen, CO, and High School Redirection in Denver…
Standardized testing isn’t the only dinosaur sucking air out of the room: The system of grades/marks is another inadequate method of measuring student learning that needs to be replaced with more effective and empowering systems.
Visionary educator Arnie Langberg examines the awkwardness of U.S. middle schools and the need for them to mature.
Visionary educator Arnie Langberg examines the failure of the educational system to embrace a successful alternative.
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Dharmalaya Institute is devoted to education and empowerment for compassionate living, with a practical focus on sustainable village development, contemplative service-learning, and immersive ecotourism. Tradition + Innovation = Sustainability, Health & Joy Dharmalaya’s mission is to unite the best of traditional wisdom with creative innovation to produce compelling possibilities for compassionate living and sustainable development. […]
The Dharmalaya Institute (a project of the Earthville Network) hosted its first service retreat program for international volunteers on its new eco-campus near the remote village of Bir in the Indian Himalayas.