In the village of Taar, we have the opportunity to spend three days living with Ladakhi families, learning from village elders and participating in the flow of daily rural life.
Focus Of Inquiry
Lectures with local experts, group discussions and readings will focus on geographically relevant Buddhist concepts, shamanic practices, pilgrimage, and ecopsychology.
Learn about the development and environmental issues facing remote mountain communities and meet some of the people taking action to help.
An introduction to Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and visits to monasteries across Ladakh.
Dragons participants are travelers not tourists. We respect cultural norms by staying in family-owned accommodations and taking local transportation when possible. The most profound learning moments often arise in the spaces in between, and traveling alongside locals creates space for un-orchestrated moments of engagement.
On any program you choose, you can expect that Dragons instructors will guide you into the wilderness, exposing you to the pristine beauty of nature, undisturbed by the advances of modern development.
Independent Study Project (ISP)
Work with instructors and group members to develop and explore a particular subject that interests you, supported by guest speakers and frequent discussions.
Introduction to Ladakhi language with focus on salutations.
Explore the concept of karma yoga by helping with group roles and assisting your host family.