22nd GURUKUL PROGRAMME 2016

In keeping with the rich Indian tradition of Gurukul, this project aims to enrich formal education processes by facilitating inspirational contact with masters of different spiritual traditions, particularly Tibetan Buddhism. The participants, mainly university students, live in Tibetan monasteries and

nunneries where they learn about Tibetan culture, art and philosophy.

Participants have privileged access to teachers of ancient Buddhist traditions of Tibet. By observing the teachers’ way of life at close quarters, students envision new definitions of success, achievement and fulfillment.

Gurukul has been held annually for more than 20 years in Dharamsala, the home of HH the Dalai Lama and the headquarters of the Central Tibetan Administration. Here, participants receive an extended introduction to Tibetan culture and religion by actively engaging in daily activities of Tibetan life in the monasteries and nunneries, and with communities in exile. They have the privilege of an audience with His Holiness.

Through discourses, lectures, films and other learning media, Gurukul participants gain insights into the innovative ways in which a community in exile copes with displacement and strives to keep its traditions alive.


HIGHLIGHTS

21 DAYS IN DHARAMSALA I STAY IN MONASTERIES AND NUNNERIES I INTERACT WITH BUDDHIST MASTERS AND TIBETAN SCHOLARS I EXPERIENCE TRADITIONAL DIALECTIC DEBATES AND SPIRITUAL CHANTING I ATTEND A COURSE IN BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY I MODERN SCIENCE AND ANCIENT BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY I SPECIAL LECTURES WITH EMINENT SCHOLARS I LEARN TIBETAN ARTS AND CRAFTS I EXPERIENCE TIBETAN MUSIC AND DANCE I ENGAGE WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN ACTION I

LIMITED SEATS I FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED I LAST DATE 15th JUNE

if you are a university student & interested in applying
write to us at gurukul@furhhdl.org
an auto-reply will guide you through the application process

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special reunion of gurukul alumni also planned
write to us at gurukulalumni@furhhdl.org

SEEKING HIGHLY INTERESTED, SINCERE & HONEST CANDIDATES

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Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
adress is not specified
04 July , Monday 09:00