Training Course: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times – Sacred Self
Dates: 3-12 December 2019
Venue: The ASHA Centre, United Kingdom
Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 27th September 2019
This first training course, Sacred Self, is aimed at exploring humanity’s ancient wisdom traditions and how these can help us in our lives today. We will focus on what the two religions of Hinduism and Christianity have to say about our identity.
“In the wisdom of the past lies the hope of the future” – Confucius
This is the first of three courses aimed at exploring humanity’s ancient wisdom traditions and how these can help us in our lives today. Its goal is to equip participants with knowledge and tools, with which they can more effectively address the problems of our modern world.
In the first course entitled Sacred Self, we will focus on what the two religions of Hinduism and Christianity have to say about our identity. We will explore the question of ‘what is the Self?’ and how I can realise it more fully in my life. We will look at the ancient path of spiritual enlightenment and how its principles can be practised healthily today.
During the course participants will:
- be introduced to the wisdom of the Hindu, Vedic tradition.
- practice meditation and mantra recitation
- explore the deeper foundations of the Christian traditions
- reflect on the false and true Self and what makes up our personality
- create a personal spiritual practice
The course will use non-formal educational methods, including theatre-based games, group-work, artistic presentations, team-building exercises – as well as traditional techniques of enlightenment, such as meditation, prayer and chanting.
Subsequent courses will look at what humanity’s wisdom traditions can tell us about
i) the earth and our relationship to it
ii) how to create a more sacred society.
To participate in this training course, fill in the Call for Participation and Application Form and send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
Accommodation and food
The organiser, The ASHA Foundation, of this offer will organise the accommodation and cover 100 % of the costs for accommodation and food.
ASHA reimburses travel expenses at 80% or 90% of the overall cost, no higher than the Erasmus+ travel distance band ceilings.
- Bulgaria, Greece – 90% of the overall travel expenses up to 360 EUR
- Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain – 80% of the overall travel expenses up to 275 EUR
- United Kingdom – 80% of the overall travel expenses up to 180 EUR
There is no participation fee.