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Samvaad: The Praxis of Living

11 March @ 8:00 am 12 March @ 5:00 pm IST

Dear One,

With great delight, we invite you to  Samvaad, a gathering of friends and colleagues to engage in conversations that matter. While we continued to create Samvaad online as the pandemic hit, it gives us great joy to hold the first physical gathering of Samvaad after more than 3 years.SAMVAADbegan in 2010 to encourage authentic “dialogue” as colleagues. The emphasis in dialogue is listening with curiosity and asking questions of clarification. When we allow our curiosity to be greater than our criticality, we create a context for new ideas to emerge from within. Each of us brings the gift of our own inquiry and the spirit of deep listening as we will take time to reflect and to engage. 
Praxis – From the Greek word “Doing” which  has evolved in usage to mean  “A practice or discipline for a specific purpose.”POINTS OF REFLECTION FOR THIS YEAR’S GATHERING
What are the narratives, conscious or unconscious, that I live in my day to day life that enable or hold me back? What are the practices in my living that I want to embrace or change to live the life I want?What do I hope  to contribute to the common good as part of my “Praxis of Living?”     What supports that and what holds me back? 
Small group dialogues in the spirit of Trust, Intimacy and Co-operation
– Enlistment by Invitation – Curiosity over Criticality – No experts – No predictable outcomes –

The participants are the event – Emphasis on the process and relationships – Content in the service of process, a process in the service of relationship.

LOGISTICS Saturday 11th March -Sunday 12th March.

We will begin at 9:00 AM and close by 5 PM on both days with lunch and tea/coffee breaks in between. There is accommodation available on a double sharing basis for those who would like to take it and others can join in for the sessions from morning to evening. While your schedule may allow you to come on one of the days, in the spirit of continuous co-learning with a community and making the most out of this experience, we urge you to show up for both days of the program.

CONTRIBUTION DETAILSThe Suggested Contribution is in the sliding scale of Rs. 3200-5000 for people taking accommodation on 11th March and extra mealsRs. 2500-4000 for people not taking accommodation Know more about our gift culture here. We invite any member who can contribute more than the requested amount to consider giving more, as it will support the program and allow us to welcome more people to attend while contributing less. If you find it challenging to pay the minimum amount, we are open to working out other ways for you to support us. We want to be sustainable while also making this offering inclusive to people with different financial situations.
The Dialogues will be hosted and facilitated by Sadanand Ward Mailliard,  Mount Madonna SchoolCalifornia and Youth Alliance team members- Saloni, Vibhuti and Shashank
 Date: 11th – 12th March, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Integrated Social Initiatives (ISI),
 Lodhi Road, New Delhi

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