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Having worked in the developmental and in the education arena, have observed gaps in policies &? interventions as far as the addressing of and from the lens of the subjective human subtleties are concerned. What Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) can offer especially in context of holistic human development is much needed to bridge these gaps. I have through secondary research attempted to create an integrated and holistic world view on understanding Behaviour and Consciousness Studies amalgamating IKS and western paradigms. In addition, being a practitioner and trainer of Yoga Philosophy-Practice over 2 decades, have been able to transform and elevate thousands of lives towards holistic wellbeing - the transformations have either been self reported or have been a third party report. I wish to codify field learnings, contributing towards an integrated worldview of development amalgamating IKS and western Paradigms, The establishment of the Department of Contemplative and Behavioural Sciences, Sri Sri University offering UG and PG programs in Psychology and Contemplative Studies was born out of secondary research.Behaviour and Consciousness Studies is expected to address not only the gaps in mainstream psychological science which is becoming predominantly objective and behaviour centric but help promote emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual wellbeing in the scholars - eventually enabling their life's journey towards Atmavidya (knowledge of Self). I aspire to help build a new generation of Self reflective practitioners and researchers through scholarship, experiential training and grassroot level work. I would strive to provide a nurturing - learning ecology towards 1. fostering knowledge, competence and research in behaviour and Consciousness studies through creative and experiential methodologies, processes and responsivities 2. promoting personal and social transformation and developing sensitivity and sensibilities to honour the dignity of all life forms 3. addressing global challenges and serving humanity by locating training and practice in socio-cultural contexts.?
Swavlamban Capacity Building, Enterprise Development and Sustainability for Rural & Marginalized Women through Indigenous Livelihood Models (Based on Indian Knowledge Systems) Drishtee Foundation