THE UNSEEN REVOLUTION: Technology, Education and Life

Thursday, 16 March 2023, 5 PM IST

On the 16th of March 2022, Pallavan Learning Systems, in collaboration with the Centre for Escalation of Peace and Ritinjali organised their 10th webinar on the topic ‘The Unseen Revolution: Technology, Education and Life’. The webinar was a part of the series ‘On a Quest to Learn: A series on the evolving nature of one’s learning journey’, and was geared towards having an informed discussion on the profound impact that technology and Artificial Intelligence continue to have on education and society. More than 100 participants from various countries, including Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cabo Verde, India, Nepal, Russia, the UK, and the USA, attended the webinar. The audience had a diverse range of occupations, such as students, teachers, principals, parents, educators, researchers, founders, counselors, professors, doctors, influencers, entrepreneurs, psychotherapists, special educators, and curriculum developers.

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THE TRUE POTENTIAL OF THE MIND: Primordial Wisdom in the Age of Scientific and Technological Breakthroughs

8 & 9 December 2022

Ritinjali and Centre for Escalation of Peace in collaboration with Nalanda Foundation, India International Centre and Pallavan Learning Systems organized a Retreat with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche on the theme ‘THE TRUE POTENTIAL OF THE MIND: Primordial Wisdom in the Age of Scientific and Technological Breakthroughs’. The retreat was held at the India International Centre on 8th and 9th December 2022. The retreat was attended by about 135 participants in-person and 120 online participants from 46 different countries.

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Guru Shishya Relationship

This 9th Webinar organised by Pallavan Learning Systems, in association with Ritinjali and Centre for Escalation of Peace, explored the ever-evolving nature of the ‘Guru Shishya’ relationship. The ‘Guru Shishya’ relationship has undergone significant changes over the course of time. With every major revolution, be it agrarian, industrial, scientific or technological, we are constantly exploring the ever-changing facets of this ‘Guru Shishya’ relationship. Read the full report here


On Monday, 28 March 2022, Pallavan Learning Systems, in collaboration with the Centre for Escalation of Peace, held its 8th webinar titled ‘The Irrelevance of Formal Education: Do Degrees Matter?’ with Dr. Dinesh Singh. The webinar attracted more than 370 participants including students, teachers, school heads, education officers, parents, educationists, lawyers, civil servants, researchers, and people from various walks of life. Read the full report here

Meditation and the Mind with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Ritinjali and Centre for Escalation of Peace in collaboration with Pallavan Learning Systems, India International Centre and Vikramashila Foundation held a two-day workshop on 8th & 9th May 2021 – ‘Meditation and the Mind’ with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Over 800 participants joined in from 59 countries including India, USA, Bhutan, Singapore, Nepal, UK, Indonesia, Spain, Italy, Malaysia, HongKong, France, Thailand, South Africa, Canada and Japan.Read More

Ways of Leaning: PLS Webinar 10 March 2021

Pallavan Learning Systems conducted its 7th Webinar on the topic ‘Ways of Learning’ on Wednesday, 10 March 2021. It has become evident that the focus of education should not be on what we learn but rather on how we learn. That is why the emphasis has to shift from content knowledge and be placed on skills and processes. At the same time, technology is increasingly becoming an indispensable medium in education, and both teachers and students are quickly adapting to innovative ways of learning…Read More

Mental Well-being: PLS Webinar 12 December 2020

The sixth webinar by Pallavan Learning Systems was held on 12 December 2020. The webinar sought to elaborate on the understanding of mental well-being both from the perspectives of science and spirituality. The webinar was moderated by Dr. Saroj Thapa from Pallavan Learning Systems. The speakers included Dr. Monisha Akhtar, a licensed child, adolescent, and adult psychologist/psychoanalyst and Geshe Lhakdor, a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and author who works closely with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. The webinar comprised more than 100 active participants and 200 live viewers. …Read More

Online Facilitation – Difficulties and Opportunities: PLS Webinar 30 September 2020

The fifth webinar organized by Pallavan Learning Systems explored ‘Online Facilitation: Difficulties and Opportunities’, and took place on September 30, 2020. The rapid advancement of the use of technology in education and the pandemic have changed how learning is conducted. With new hybrid learning experiences gaining traction as an indispensable tool and technique of learning, the art of online facilitation has become very significant. …Read More

Ensuring Wholistic Development of Learners – Challenges and Possibilities: PLS Webinar 29 July 2020

The fourth webinar hosted by Pallavan Learning Systems, ‘Ensuring Wholistic Development of Learners: Challenges and Possibilities’ was held on 29th July 2020. The panellists included educators, students, a parent and a counsellor, to cover all points of view on learning. They were from India, Bhutan, The United Kingdom and The Sultanate of Oman which provided a global perspective on the challenges and possibilities. The webinar comprised more than 60 active participants …Read More

School Leaders’ Retreat 2020: Centre for Escalation of Peace 8 and 9 July 2020

The School Leaders’ Retreat is a biennial programme for school leaders to hold discussions and take part in common learning experiences. This helps to build a foundation of shared values and create a network of leaders in the Asia-Pacific community. An integral part of the Asia Pacific Schools Initiative (APSI), the School Leaders’ Retreat brings together school leaders with the intent of inculcating an understanding of ‘Leadership through Serene Strength’ and inspiring them to support the students and teachers of their schools. We believe that if schools practice and promote ‘Leadership through Serene Strength’, it will have a multiplier effect and will spread in the community, country and region. …Read More

Developing a Sustainable Community Approach to Promote Learning & Creating a Framework for Reopening Schools: PLS Webinar 25 June 2020

Pallavan Learning System’s third webinar was moderated by Kamal Ahuja, the Deputy Headmaster of the Doon School. The panellists were Debasish Chakrabarty from The Doon School, Dehradun, India; Habiba Mohammed Al-Hadi Jaballah from Paradise Valley Private School, Muscat, Oman; Tshering Nidup from The Royal Academy, Paro, Bhutan; and Ashish Arora from The Scindia School, Gwalior, India. In addition, two parents, Suhale Kapoor and Padhmalakshmi Iyengar were invited as panellists for the session. About 50 participants attended the webinar. …Read More

The Future of Learning: PLS Webinar 27 May 2020

The second webinar hosted by Pallavan Learning Systems aimed to continue to connect and draw on the expertise and experiences of practitioners to design learning experiences to help learners actualise their potential. The focus of this webinar was to explore ideas around the question ‘What is the future of learning?’ …Read More

The Future of Learning: PLS Webinar 27 May 2020

On 24th of April 2020 Pallavan Learning Systems organised its first webinar on Nurturing Our Learners in the Time of Covid-19. In PLS we are concerned about how online education is conducted so that it meets the needs of our learners. What should we be doing to nurture our learners so that we continue to support their wholistic growth and not simply focus on transaction of academic content?Read More