|Some Past GYC Workshops & Events
SOUL & SOCIETY
by Satish Kumar
30 November to 2 December
with Samdhong Rinpoche
3-6 Decmber 2007
Thought for Food
by Karuna Morarji
10 to 16 December 2007
Expression through Theatre
with Fr. Anand
to 14 May 2008
Writing workshop by Vipul Rikhi
20 May 2008
with Vipul Rikhi
May to 1 June 2008
in Film & Song
19 to 22 June
Life Skills & Peace Education
with Vinish Gupta
to 27 July 2008
Film and Music Workshop
with Ankit Pogula & Vinod Sreedhar
to 10 October 2008
Words, Your Story
with Neela Vaswani
to 15 October 2008
with Ankit Pogula
to 26 March 2009 in Hyderabad!!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
New Delhi, India
Sunday, July 8, 2007
New Delhi, India
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Can work be
motivation in itself?
should be the
parameters for choices in my life… Money? Fame?
Do I want
decides for me –
the trend, marks, parents, social pressures or myself?
for my future?
I study/work only
for 'success', or for the joy of knowing?
Have I ever
explored my Self?
In today’s society, education has been
reduced to competing for the highest marks and gaining entry into top
universities. The decision about one’s future and one’s career has been
reduced to whatever happens to be the trend at that time and to
whatever one expects will bring money and respect. As a result, the
pressure on everyone has become overwhelming, with no time and space to
actually discover themselves and what lifestyle and work will truly
bring them happiness. The idea that the work they do could actually be
a source of happiness and meaningfulness has often been lost. The Gap
Year College is an attempt to create spaces and opportunities that fill
that void by offering guidance on how to think, not what to think.
To understand one’s aim in life before
making important decisions
To be able to learn and explore without any
external pressures (i.e. marks, parents, competition, etc.) – to
explore for the thirst of knowing
To be introduced to a diverse range of options for one’s future
To gain absolute confidence (based on self-worth) in the place of
relative self-confidence (based on comparison)
To support students, now and in the future to choose a career-path
and life-style that is satisfying and decided on their own right
To explore and understand the Self (and body), family/friends, society,
nature, and existence; and the relationship that one has with all of
these various levels; and how to live accordingly
To gain a range of empowering skills and to develop a high level of
An alternative learning space...
Structured around a non-religious, rational understanding of life.
Opportunity to hone a wide range of functional competencies: verbal,
logical, kinaesthetic, and interpersonal.
Courses on philosophy, ontology, lateral thinking, cultural studies,
literature, language, music, and arts.
Inclusive of classroom sessions, dialogues, readings and films,
hands-on training, fieldwork, seminars, interactions, exposure trips,
and personal exploration.
Access to a very wide range of prominent mentoring personalities from
across the nation.
Preparation for excellence in almost any field of human endeavour.
Continuously, throughout the year...
The Gap Year College programme was
originally based in the
Indian Himalayas, 12 kms north of Mussoorie. Now it has metamorphosed
into the Centre for
Holistic Learning and is based in Hulekal and
Karkolli villages in the forests near Sirsi in Uttara Kannada district
Anyone interested in the events /
workshops / programmes
organised by us. Participants below the age of 18, if accepted for
participation, are expected to have parental approval.
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