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Learn to Make the Change You Wish to See

  December 4-18, 2024 (Online) + January 5-17, 2025 (India)

Mahatma Gandhi gave the world an important gift: a proven method for how to shape our lives.

Learn Gandhi’s methods where he taught them, and how they can be applied for your use today. This course includes a visit to the Taj Mahal plus other sites that open the experience of India and how Gandhi built on this through his life and teachings as well as to organizations that embody his method of change.

Mahatma Gandhi gave us a method for how to shape our lives, a method we can use. He said: “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.” Seventy-seven years ago this method achieved more than freedom for one-fifth of humanity, and it was a lot more than a symbol. It is a method by which people’s lives began stepping toward equality.


Our learning journey will be about you getting ideas and skills so you can step to a new freedom for you.


Gandhi began not with a political purpose, but for himself. So much of what Gandhi gave was lessons are tools that are doable by us, social development that begins with ourselves … then scales up so we help build values that transforms lives.

“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”

In January 2025, join Gandhi’s life—you will live in his ashram, eat as he did, study on the same floors where that Great Soul (Mahatma) taught.

“You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.”

You will visit groups that apply his lessons now in agriculture, gender empowerment, and health. Classes we share will based in assignments you will do back in your communities after the time together in Delhi and then the ashram at Sevagram.

Prof. Daniel Taylor said, “For twenty years, I have taught this course in the ashram outside Nagpur. I am always re-inspired with each visit. Gandhi seems to reincarnate each time with new modern meaning useful in our everyday life.”

Through this course, learn how steps can be taken to improve your community and solve the unique challenges it faces. Together, we will learn how words and actions are change-making tools.

Course dates: 4 – 18 December (Online), 5 – 17 January, 2025 (India)

On this residential course you will learn:

  • How to unify towards a common goal
  • How to mobilize your community for action
  • How to confront outside pressures
  • How to (organize to) solve local obstacles

Online Course Component and Travel Schedule

Online course content will be available November 22, 2024 after you register and receive your university credentials. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Online classes are held 10:00 am EST:

  • Class 1: December 4, 2024
  • Class 2: December 11, 2024
  • Class 3: December 18, 2024

Online Qualifying Test for India sessions:

  • Following Class 3 (December 18) will be on online test to qualify students to attend the India sessions.
  • A second opportunity to take the qualifying test is on December 20.

Plan to arrive in Delhi on January 5, 2025 (or before). For your return, plan on departing from Nagpur India from 3:00 PM onwards on January 17, 2025.

Tentative Schedule in India (January 5 – 17, 2025)*:

Day 1 January 5 Arrive Delhi, India. Orientation & Class
Day 2  January 6 In person class Delhi / Visit Jantar Mantar
Day 3  January 7 In person class Delhi / Visit Raj Ghat
Day 4 January 8 Taj Mahal / Red Fort at Agra
Day 5 January 9 Visit Gandhi Smriti / In-person class
Day 6 January 10 Fly to Nagpur / Drive to Savagram Ashram
Day 7 January 11 In-person class Sevagram Ashram
Day 8 January 12 Visit Vinoba Bhave Ashram
Day 9 January 13 In-person class Sevagram Ashram
Day 10 January 14 In-person class Sevagram Ashram
Day 11 January 15 Jeep safari at Tadoba National Park
Day 12 January 16 Travel to Nagpur / Fly to Delhi
Day 13 January 17 Free day in Delhi / Fly home

* Subject to change

Residential Course Instructor


Prof. Daniel C. Taylor,
Noted scholar of the Gandhian Method.
Dr. Daniel C. Taylor has for four decades studied and implemented the empowerment-driven approach to improving the lives of communities as well as the natural environment. Growing up in India, he studied the Gandhian method and has worked with his followers. Distilling the larger method of empowerment-driven social change, Taylor helped grow field demonstrations of people transforming their communities in the USA, Nepal, India, China, and Afghanistan. Extending Gandhian concepts into a broader understanding for the modern day, he is one of the synthesizers of the SEED-SCALE method. This method can be learned in detail in parallel courses offered by Future Generations University (see: www.Future.Edu).


December 4 – 18, 2024 (online)
January 5 – 17, 2025 (in India)


Cost for Students

Three credits
Two credits
Single room^^

Cost is based on a minimum of 20 students.

A deposit of $200 is due upon course registration. It is recommended you quickly make your travel arrangements for India – sooner saves you travel money.

If you do not pass the qualifying test, your $200 registration will be returned to you minus wiring and/or processing fees. The registration fee is deducted from the base $1,600 course fee.

^^ Single accommodations may not be available at all locations.

What is included with your $1,600 tuition:

  • Group transportation for group activities for the duration of the program
  • Accommodation in shared rooms. Single rooms, where available, are an additional cost.
  • A full program of academic activities and site visits
  • All group meals within India
  • Gratuities (tips) for group meals and activities

What is not included:

  • Travel between your home and Delhi, India (January 5, 2025)
  • Travel between India and your home (January 17, 2025)
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Meals taken on your own and gratuities at those meals
  • Items of a personal nature, such as toiletries, clothing, snacks, etc.
  • Anything not specifically listed as included above or in the itinerary