EduRetreat Kumbh & Kashmir 2016

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:

Seminars promoting group discussion as well as personal introspection.

A conversation with Dr. Vandana Shiva 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.

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