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opening doors to ideas, education and diversity

Creativity is intelligence having fun
— Albert Einstien

EduRetreat, Singapore channelizes its energy to provide a platform to learn, share and assimilate from the global cultural diversity of philosophies and practices.


EduRetreat co creates rich provocations for intellectual, philosophical, spiritual, cultural, social, linguistic and aesthetic exchanges amongst educators and inspiring minds. EduRetreat is a traveling conference and aims at exchange of experiences through intimate dialogues between civilisations for two-way learning rooted in mutual curiosity and respect.

More and more I feel that the capacity for trust, wonder and continued curiosity depends on the experiences of early childhood.
The trip to India reawakened all that for me - color, sound, taste, delight, wonder and trust.
- Dr. Mary Catherine Bateson, Cultural Anthropologist, Reflective Guide EduRetreat 2013 

Our Philosophy

EduRetreat values every learner as an educator. We strive to open doors to ideas, education and diversity for educators to:

  • Move beyond the known
  • Encounter diversity
  • Stretch their capacities as continual learners and researchers


Our Passion

EduRetreat will channelize its complete energy to:

  •  Provide a platform to learn, share and assimilate from the global, cultural and diversity of educational philosophies, pedagogies and practice
  •  Offer rich provocations to intellectual, philosophical, spiritual, cultural, social, linguistic and aesthetic exchanges amongst educators
  • Create innovative experiences for the mind to reflect, body to rejuvenate and self to rejoice
  • Professional development retreats through travel, team dialogues and total immersion

Our Practice

  • Reflective support of education related projects
  • Pedagogical Mentoring of innovative early childhood education     projects
  • Documentation and publication of educational journeys
  • Collaborative global projects, workshops and seminars   


To travel with EduRetreat is to ride a magic carpet to places you did not know you deeply needed to visit.
— George Forman, Emeritus Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


YOU Travel to Learn

YOUR journey begins on April 17th in New Delhi. The EduRetreat's caravanserai, led by Dr. Amit Goswami, shall depart on the 20th for the Kumbh Mela celebrated in the sacred city of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

YOU Travel to Transform

YOU will enjoy a rare opportunity to journey with quantum physicist Dr. Amit Goswami who will serve as a reflective guide assisting you to undergo a transformative experience.
Dr. Goswami is a pioneer of a new paradigm of science called “science within consciousness.”

TOGETHER we will reflect and deliberate, unravel the paradoxes and mysteries, and explore charted and uncharted spaces for four nights (April 20th – 24th) in the sacred city of Ujjain.

B/W photographs taken by Pankaj J Dutta,

The ultimate sensorial experience

Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA

KUMBH MELA FESTIVAL -- the biggest human gathering on the planet held every twelve years. The Mela alternates every three years between Nasik, Allahabad, Ujjain, and Haridwar. While first timers in the city might find it unnerving, officials have made all possible arrangements, including Kumbh Melaspecific apps, to make the experience a pleasant, memorable, and unforgettable.

MOVING beyond curiosity, through music and interactions, the journey offers ample opportunity to soak in the fullest meaning of our individual and collective experiences amidst like-minded millions.

ONE can only imagine the potency of our experiences over ten days with an accomplished group of co-travellers, to witness our narratives, and seek to transform our selves with quantum principles and perspectives. To have Dr. Goswami expand our conversations about consciousness, our way of living and being, to enable us to connect the dots in this highly charged and creative, supremely diverse and organized chaos in the vibrant context of the Kumbh Mela! We can hope to understand the idea of quantum creativity that is now a scientifically researched phenomenon.

Kabir was a great iconoclastic-mystic poet of fifteenth-century North India; Kabir’s poems were composed orally, written down by others in manuscripts and books, and transmitted through songs. Kabir rejects rituals.
When you listen - it comes home.
— Linda Hess


Kabir was an extraordinary oral poet whose works have been sung and recited by millions throughout North India for half a millennium. He may have been illiterate and he preached an abrasive, sometimes shocking, always uncompromising message that exhorted his audience to shed their delusions, pretentions, and empty orthodoxies in favor of an intense, direct, and personal confrontation with the truth.


Lecture and/or workshop topics

17th - 19th April, 2016

"The Delhi Immersion” Craft-Centric Exposure
OBSERVING, Understanding, Assimilating and Acclimatizing to Newer Spaces.

Highlights includes:
A lecture tour with Dr. Amit Goswami.

Seminars promoting group discussion as well as personal introspection.

A conversation with Dr. Vandana Shiva and Dr. Amit Goswami promising to challenge existing paradigm.

Kabir and Sufi Baithak (Musical Gathering) with Shabnam Virmani and Vipul Rikhi (Charcha) elaborating on Kabir’s cognitive premise and central questions in his poetry.

April 20th – 24th April, 2016

The Kumbh Immersion

Highlights include:

INFORMAL Conversation with H.H. Swami Avdheshanand Giri Peethadishwar and Acharya Mahamandaleshwar of the 200,000 Naga Babas of Juna Akhar.

Samwad (dialogue and musical gathering) celebrating Kabir’s journeys and insights with Shri Prahlad Singh Tipaniya and other selected artists from the oral tradition

April 25th April, 2016
OPEN Gallery at Zorba the Buddha, New Delhi 

Expected costs:
Every effort is made to keep costs down and resources are tapped in order to make participation available for all.

Quantum Physics unleashes the creative causal power of the individual human being by embedding it within a universal higher consciousness.
— Amit Goswami, Ph.D
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In a complex world there is nothing truer for the sensitive educator than a clear call of the blend of intellect and the intuitive. 

Over a millennia India has nurtured nourished and known deeply intuitive ways of learning. The timelessness of India’s wisdom, philosophy and enduring traditions of learning have been immortalised through the musings and teachings of philosophers like Aurobindo, Gandhi, Tagore and J. Krishnamurti - all of whom possessed a wide, far reaching and peaceful vision for humanity.

Reflective Guide for EduRetreat 2016


Theoretical Quantum Physicist Dr. Amit Goswami is a retired full professor from the University of Oregon’s Department of Physics where he served from 1968 to 1997. He is a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called “science within consciousness,” an idea he explicated in his seminal book, The Self-Aware Universe, where he also solved the quantum measurement problem elucidating the famous observer effect.

In his private life, Goswami is a practitioner of spirituality and transformation. He calls himself a quantum activist. He appeared in the film What the Bleep Do We Know!? and its sequel Down the Rabbit Hole as well as the documentaries Dalai Lama Renaissance and the award winning The Quantum Activist.

‘Thank you to you all for making the trip such an amazing adventure and one, once digested and viewed away from the miles of tinsel that greeted me on my return, will prove to be professionally significant.' 
Jo White, London,UK
We were a group of American, Argentinean, British, and Canadian scholars and teachers interested in learning about the education of young children in India.  We were graciously received, enjoying fantastic hospitality wherever we went.  With our various hosts we discussed our mutual interest in education and reflected on similarities and differences in our priorities for young children.
Sylvia C.Chard, Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood Education, University of Alberta, Canada, Reflective Guide EduRetreat 2009

Scholars for EduRetreat 2016

Vandana Shiva, Ph.D a world-renowned Indian environmental and anti-globalization activist who received the Right Livelihood Award in 1993. She is the author of more than twenty books, including Making Peace with the Earth; Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability and Peace; and Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis.

Shabnam Virmani and Vipul Rikhi from the Kabir Project will share songs they have encountered in the course of their journeys in quest of contemporary resonances of the 15th century mystic Kabir and other mystic poets in India. These songs traverse diverse landscapes of poetry and meaning, exploring ideas such as impermanence, identity, surrender, search and death.

Prahlad Singh Tipaniya is an Indian folk singer who performs Kabir bhajans in the Malwi folk style from Madhya Pradesh.

Clearly we have to move beyond the lament that modernity equals alienation and utilitarianism. Modernity can also mean connectivity and opportunity. EduRetreat participants can draw on this expanded perspective.’
— Dr George Forman, EduRetreat ’08 Reflective Guide


for EduRetreat 2016 with Dr. Amit Goswami

To reserve your spot, request more information and/or payment details to plan and confirm your travels with Dr Amit Goswami to India please click below or email the organiser Vashima Goyal - 

You will be contacted by EduRetreat with requested information and to arrange payment for Boundless Notes of Quantum with Dr Amit Goswami, an epic journey to Kumbh, India Plus any extra’s such as: 

Early arrival OR late departure from New Delhi, India,


A day-trip to the Taj Mahal, Agra with other delegates


Extended Himalayan Retreat. 

EduRetreat will provide you payment options for these as well as other details to plan the maximum out of your spectacular Travel&Learn Retreat.


 all information provided will only be used to help cater a personalised package to each individuals needs.