Schumacher College – Confluence of Cultures: Understanding the Past, Enriching the Future

May 9 – 13, 2011

A short course at Schumacher College

Teachers: Vandana Shiva, Mark Tully, Krishna Dutta, William Radice, Satish Kumar

The creative and artistic influence of Tagore is keenly felt by artists today, as it was last century. He was a legendary Indian poet, spiritual teacher, artist, social activist and writer. The cross fertilisation between Indian and Western philosophy and culture has contributed hugely to experimentation in holistic rural living. This course will explore the ideas and experiences of Tagore and his direct influence on Dartington, the home of Schumacher College.

The teachers on this course will address different aspects of Tagore’s rich and diverse legacy. The group will reflect on relevance of Tagore’s ideas today, in a time when it is more vital than ever that we learn to live harmoniously with nature and each other.

How can East and West learn from and enrich each other, whilst maintaining their own cultural identity?

How much do our societies need to change to adapt to different circumstances and how much should we look to ancient wisdom and practices for guidance?

For further information about the course, teachers and fees please see our website www.schumachercollege.org.uk

www.schumachercollege.org.uk/courses/confluence-of-cultures-understanding-the-past-enriching-the-future

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