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.