Sankalan Programmes

Upcoming Programme

Sankalan Summer Event 2024

Dates: 8th - 13th April, 2024  
Venue : Bhoomi Campus

Participants need to arrive on Campus on 7th April, 2024 by 4:00 pm

The Sankalan Programmes will help you become a facilitator to foster learning and wellbeing in groups, class rooms, organisations and communities.

Welcome to Sankalan!

Sankalan means ‘bringing together’. We believe that ‘bringing together’ is what we need to do to co-create communities for wellbeing. We need to bring together traditional and modern ways of learning and doing, nature’s as well as human wisdom and inner and outer explorations - to find our own path that is meaningful to us and gives us more opportunities to make our offerings to the world.

Sankalan programmes are a 6-day residential event that is held in the bhoomi campus. During the Sankalan Events we learn and live in a vibrant community. Explorations in small groups will include sharing concerns and stories, deep delving into the emotive realm , reviewing our lenses and filters, experiential and conceptual understanding of principles of Nature and how we can apply them in our lives. Learning at Sankalan will also include Nature meditation, spaces for reflection, looking at multiple perspectives, being part of a community, walks in the garden and enjoying delicious and nutritious organic food…

The small group would consist of 10-12 participants per group. Each group will have 2-3 trained and experienced facilitators who would anchor sessions at the Sankalan events.

Offerings under Sankalan

S No Program Name For Whom What to Expect How to Apply
1 Being Empowered, Finding Joy Children/Adolescents aged 13-16 years This programme is mainly meant for children and adolescents. Here the focus is on helping them discover who they truly are, where do they fit in and explore meaningful relationships with the world around them. You can directly write to sankalan.bhoomi@gmail.com
2 Inner and Outer Ecology (IOE) People from all walks of life, anyone above the age of 24 years, specifically people who are attending an experiential lab for the first time This is a foundation programme for starting your journey on self-exploration, necessary as a first step to participate in the subsequent Sankalan Programmes. Register HERE
3 Role and Identity for Wellbeing (RIW) Someone who has gone through the IOE program and is interested in exploring the beliefs related to the multiple roles and identities one holds Here the focus of the exploration is in the realm of identity patterns (propensities of thinking, feeling and acting) and the psychological life roles one takes. Re-examining these life roles one takes, offers possibilities for more choices and a greater sense of wellbeing. By Invitation, once you have completed the Inner and Outer Ecology Programme
4 Eco Leadership and Wellbeing (ELW) Someone who has gone through the Roles & Identity programme and would like to explore and express their leadership potential in their life spaces Here the focus is to help participants look at inner shifts, new perspectives and opportunities for wellbeing. This, along with the struggles and challenges that come with a new paradigm of learning from ecological principles. By Invitation, once you have completed the RIW Programme
5 Co-creating Eco-wise Communities Someone who has gone through the ELW programme and would like to create Eco-wise communities Here the focus is on acceptance of diversity, collaborative and cooperative practices as well as multi-layered leadership. It also helps us to understand how we shape others' responses to us and explore multiple connections that can help us co-create enlivening communities. By Invitation, once you have completed the ELW Programme
6 Oughts of Being a Process Worker Someone who has gone through all the four programmes offered by Sankalan and wishes to become a facilitator for such programmes

Here the focus is on holding space for self exploration and co-owning the group process. At this juncture the facilitator and participant divide blurs.

To be a facilitator in group processes one needs to anchor from wisdom of one’s lived experiences. One would also need to constantly reflect and tune in with one’s responses, reactions and challenges while working with others in the group.

By invitation, once you have completed all the above 4 programmes of IOE, RIW, ELW and CEC

Fees(Inclusive of Stay, Food and Reading Materials)*

S No Program For Fee Structure
1 Children Program INR 7,500/-
2 Adult Programmes INR 9,000/- For Educators    
INR 14,000- For Individuals

*A differential fee is applicable to foreign nationals and people belonging to the corporate and other sectors.

For further enquiry:

Contact: the Coordinator, Sankalan     
Phone: +91 94498 53834

About the Venue : The Bhoomi Campus

Located in the outskirts of Bangalore, Bhoomi provides a green and serene ambience for self-enquiry, reflection, meditation and also work related to ecological living. The Bhoomi and neighboring Prakriya School campuses with over 200 trees offer plenty of pathways for evening walks and introspection. The eco-friendly buildings, the library, the Prakriya school grounds and the organic garden offers ample opportunities for evening activities.

During the programme, vegetarian food will be served and will include eco-friendly, healthful and delicious millets, fruits and salads.

Please Note: You are requested to kindly not use chemical soaps, shampoos, toothpastes etc., and instead use the organic substitutes that will be provided by us. Your cooperation will help us recycle the grey water which will be used to grow the vegetables you eat!

Casual ware for floor seating and sandals/slippers for regular footwear is advisable.

Sankalan Facilitators

Ananthalakshmi Sitaraman
Anupama Thakkar
Farah Khan
Geeta Prabhu
Ishita Bose Sarkar
Kalpana Kotwal
M. S. Sambamurthy
Manjula Rao
Padmavathi Rao
Prabha Sudarshan
Radha Ravi
Rema Kumar
Reva Malik
Seetha Ananthasivan
Sudha Ravi