A Primer on Patience, led by Dr. Nivedita Chalill & Ms. Bhavisha Sanadhya

The practice of Patience protects us from losing our composure. Doing that enables us to exercise discernment, even in the heat of difficult situations. It gives us inner space. And within that space, we gain a degree of self-control, allowing us to respond to situations appropriately and compassionately rather than being driven by our anger and irritation.

Every single day, in our interactions with others and the world around us, we encounter challenges because things don’t work exactly as we want, Whether it’s a traffic jam, a disagreement with neighbors, challenges with our kids or parents, or being diagnosed with a condition. And, in all these situations, it seems natural to become irritated or angry at the person or situation as we attempt to ‘fix’ it.

Several centuries ago, the scholar Shantideva wisely suggested using leather to cover our feet to protect ourselves when we walk. This meant that we cultivate inner values like Patience to build and retain our inner
peace as we engage with the world and encounter these relentless challenges.

This 5-day workshop is guided by Buddhist thought and aspires to be a space for exploring and transforming our experiences, views, and patterns. Participants are invited to explore their experiences, views, and patterns through lectures, reflections, group discussions, arts-based activities, and select meditation practices.

This workshop will be conducted primarily in English and is open to all. No prior experience or training needed.

Dr. Nivedita Chalill is a Mental Health professional (M.A, M.Phil & Ph.D.) with twenty-five years of clinical experience. She has been trained as an Arts Based Therapist & an Educator by WCCLF (Pune) and is currently a student of Buddhist Philosophy at Tibet House (New Delhi). She is the founder of ARTH, a Mental Health initiative (www.arth.co), and facilitates courses on Applied Buddhist Psychology to bring the wisdom of compassion into our everyday lives.

Ms. Bhavisha Sanadhya is a Human Development professional (Mumbai University) and Arts-Based Therapy practitioner (WCCLF, Pune) with over two decades of experience in the field of health. She is currently the CEO of the Hematology Cancer Consortium (HCC).

the workshop is running on the donations basis
Boarding & Lodging at actuals.
VENUE: Deer Park Institute
Bir, District Kangra,
Himachal Pradesh – India
EMAIL: info@deerpark.in
PHONE: +91 70184 06363


Jun 04 - 08 2024


Deer Park Institute, Bir
Deer Park Institute