Conferences and Seminars form a special part of The Gnostic Centre’s work to introduce new modes of thinking in Education, Management, Social Change, etc.
Conscious Learning: Contemplative Dialogues in Travelling Within
06 April 2017
Dr. Satish Kumar (Founder, Schumacher College, UK) gave the inaugural address. The Dialogues were moderated by Partho and Ameeta Mehra. The Panelists represented experiments in Conscious Learning and shared their insights and experiences of bringing about a shift in mainstream education. The Gnostic Centre presented Travelling Within – a sample program for Conscious Learning, through a short film.
Evolutionary Potential of Education: Contemplative Dialogues
27 March 2016
A Seminar on…
Wisdom Traditions and the Future of Education: Dialogue Initiators – Dr. Bettina Baumer (Padma Shree awardee, Indologist & exponent of Kashmir Shaivism), Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa (Rinpoche, renowned Buddhist master of the Kagyu lineage of Mahayana Buddhism), Dr. Kavita A Sharma (President, South Asian University, expert on Epic & Folk Traditions), Dr. Madan Gopal Singh (Delhi University professor, renowned Sufi singer), Partho (Educator & Writer, consultant and mentor to many integral initiatives in India and abroad), Dr. Vladimir Iatsenko (Vedic scholar & teacher, Aurovillian)
New Experiments and Innovations in Higher Education: Presenters – Ameeta Mehra (Chairperson & Co-founder, The Gnostic Centre & ICIS, Delhi), Reva Dandage (Co-founder, Swaraj University, Udaipur), Satish Kumar (Co-founder, Schumacher College, UK), Dr. Shailendra Raj Mehta (Chairman, Board of Management, Auro University, Surat), Vineet Gupta (Co-founder & Pro-Vice Chancellor, Ashoka University, Sonepat)
A group of 35 spent intense 4 days together at the Centre, invoking an Academy of the Future, and the new forms to express it – in architecture, curriculum, teaching-learning methods, and governance. The group comprised of professionals from diverse backgrounds, from different parts of the country and abroad. The group also planted a grove of 18 Banyan trees at the Centre’s Aravali campus.