ICHVHE-187th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMAN VALUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Education for Holistic Human Health
|Foundation Course||Article||Workshop/ Faculty Development Program(FDP)|
We are facing many kinds of problems today - corruption, exploitation, and violence
in society, strife in family, and lack of satisfaction in the sielf.
1.1. What are the current problems a reflection of?
The source of current problems seems to be an emphasis on physical facilities, glamour, consumerist lifestyle, and a false sense of satisfaction in competition and one-upmanship ('neighbours envy - owners pride'). The focus on the external things leads to ignorance about the concerns of the self. It leads to a blind race for wealth, position and jobs. Many times, in spite of achieving ones goals, the individual remains dissatisfied - jobs and positions that are intellectually and mentally unfulfilling, and wealth that breeds chaos in family, problems in society, and imbalance in nature. more information
The approach is holistic, covering a large canvas, and it has made a tremendous
impact on people from different walks of life. Some experiences are given below.
Although, the concerns of each of the groups is different, what they realize at the end
is that there is a need for human values and relationships and that is founded upon the
knowledge in the self.
2.1.Young students in engineering
The workshop was included as a compulsory part of the academic curriculum at IIIT Hyderabad in 2005. It has led to a major rethinking among the first year students. They have been reflecting on what their goals are, the place of money in life, the joy one derives in relationship, and in seeking knowledge and not merely on jobs and the money they get out of it. They have become relaxed in their self, and become more sensitive to relationships with their friends and family, and regarding society and nature. more information
3.1. The Workshop is not a course in moral science. It does not tell you DOs and
DONTs. It does not tell you what you should become, or what you should do. (It only
seeks to connect you with your Self and encourages you to seek answers within self.)
3.2 The workshop does not talk about rewards and punishments in an after-world. (The goal is happiness here and now. It puts forward the proposition that the basic human values are inherent and intact in all of us, what is needed is to be aware of them. When we follow what is innate in us, we derive joy and happiness. The listener is free to do self investigation and self exploration and come to his own conclusions.) more information
|27 Sep - 4 Oct 2017||Bhutan||English||Closed|