Learn to Make the Change You Wish to See
January 7-19, 2023
Mahatma Gandhi gave the world an important gift: a proven method for how to shape our lives.
Join the study experience of a lifetime to learn Gandhi’s methods where he taught them: his ashram in Sevagram, India. You will eat as he did, study on the same mud floors where he taught, and leave with the skills to use your words and his action models to improve your community. This trip also includes field visits to other sites in India important to Gandhi’s life and teachings, as well as to NGOs that are embodying his method of change.
Mahatma Gandhi gave humanity a new method for how to shape our lives. This course will take you to his ashram to learn: “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.” This method achieved more than freedom for one-fifth of humanity—it changed people’s lives by leading them towards equality.
In this course, you will 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.
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
Tentative Schedule in India (January 7-19, 2023)*:
|Day 1||January 7||Arrive Delhi, India|
|Day 2||January 8||Orientation & Class|
|Day 3||January 9||Trip to Taj Mahal & Red Fort|
|Day 4||January 10||Visit in Delhi where Gandhi died and discuss his life|
|Day 5||January 11||Additional visits in / around Delhi|
|Day 6||January 12||Fly from Delhi to Nagpur, drive to Gandhi’s Ashram in Sevagram|
|Day 7||January 13||Sevagram|
|Day 8||January 14||Visit to Vinoba Bhave Ashram|
|Day 9||January 15||Sevagram|
|Day 10||January 16||Visit Chetana Vikas Gandhian Agricultural NGO|
|Day 11||January 17||Sevagram – Commencement at 4:00pm (local time)|
|Day 12||January 18||Travel to Nagpur. Fly to Delhi (possible late night departure from Delhi home)|
|Day 13||January 19||Free day in Delhi if you want, then depart for home|
* Subject to change
Residential Course Instructor
Dr. 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).
Dec. 19, 2022 -Jan. 4, 2023 (online)
Jan. 7-19, 2023(in India)
Current Future Generations University Students^
Cost is based on a minimum of 15 students.
^ Thanks to a generous donor, program costs for current Future Generations University students will be covered in shared accommodations. Students pay only for academic credits at the same rate as other courses.
^^ Single accommodations may not be available at all locations.
What is included:
- 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 Delhi, India
- 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
Deposit: $200 due by September 1, 2022 (non-refundable unless trip is cancelled due to lack of interest or if your application for an Indian visa is denied). Balance remainder due by: December 1, 2022