|City||Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India|
The Dharamshala Earthville Institute (DEVI) is a small, charitable, non-governmental, community service project offering educational and service-learning programmes and promoting cross-cultural appreciation and personal empowerment. Located in the unique Himalayan town of Dharamshala in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, DEVI is managed by Tibetan refugees with the assistance of volunteers from around the world.
Housed in KhanaNirvana Community Café, DEVI serves the Tibetan refugee community, the local Indian population, and international visitors who come to Dharamshala to learn and to serve. DEVI makes its programmes and facilities available to all who wish to make a meaningful connection with the faces and places around Dharamshala. Read on to learn more about DEVI's programmes and events.The Dharamshala Earthville Institute (DEVI) is a grassroots, community-based nonprofit educational society promoting cross-cultural appreciation, personal empowerment and creative and responsible community development in the unique Himalayan town of Dharamshala in the state of Himachal Pradesh in Northern India. DEVI is organized by volunteers from many nations and guided by the principles and priorities of H.H. the Dalai Lama of Tibet, who makes Dharamshala his home-in-exile. DEVI relies primarily on the input and energy of the local community. DEVI serves not only the Tibetan refugee community and the local Indian population, but also the myriad visitors from around the world who come to Dharamshala hoping to learn and to serve. As the Dharamshala campus of Earthville University, DEVI makes its programmes and facilities available to Earthville Citizens from anywhere in the world who wish to make a meaningful connection with the faces and places around Dharamshala.
The Dharmalaya Institute is an innovative educational and charitable institution to be constructed in 2010-2011 near the Himalayan town of Bir in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. In the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram, which united social service with personal development, the Dharmalaya Institute will offer an integrated programme of experiential learning, economic empowerment, traditional wisdom and volunteer service.
The Institute will provide 'green' job skills for rural labourers and will serve as a model showcasing sustainable living practises such as eco-friendly construction, high-yield organic agriculture, renewable energy and more. It will also serve as a destination for altruistic ecotourism where international visitors will work side-by-side with villagers to develop and implement solutions for sustainable village development while learning about Himalayan culture and its wisdom traditions.
The Dharmalaya Institute, when fully funded, will integrate three core components:
* Sustainable Living School: A service-learning campus providing experiential education and training for sustainable, compassionate, and healthy living, with an initial focus on service-learning and vocational training in the fields of natural building, organic agriculture, renewable energy, green cottage industries, et al.
* Social Welfare Programmes: A hub for sustainable development initiatives and other charitable programmes to benefit the community and the environment, including the promotion of local green economies by incubating eco-friendly cottage industries, and other social welfare activities.
* Seva Ashram: A nonsectarian centre for the study and practise of Himalayan wisdom traditions such as meditation, yoga, philosophy, and holistic health while also providing meaningful karma yoga opportunities such as volunteer service work to benefit the community and the environment.Dharmalaya has identified an ideal site for the Institute, just outside the village of Bir in the Himalayan foothills. We are now in the process of raising funds for construction of the Institute, and donations of any size are very much appreciated. For more information, or to request a formal proposal, please contact us.
VPO Bir, Tehsil Baijnath
District Kangra (H.P.) 176077
The Dharamshala Earthville Institute DEVI offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
List of facilities available at The Dharamshala Earthville Institute DEVI for students.
The Dharamshala Earthville Institute DEVI