Asia Pacific Schools Initiative
The Asia Pacific Schools Initiative is a biennial educational programme that brings together the high school students of the Asia-Pacific region and their teachers to appreciate the interconnectedness of their countries and cultures, and to work towards the promotion of peaceful relations. The year-long programme in hybrid model aims to create a network of future leaders, developing and nurturing in each one of them the capacity to exercise \'Leadership through Serene Strength\'. These students will create positive change in themselves, and in the local and global environment.
The School Leaders' Retreat
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. This programme for school leaders takes place on alternate years with Asia Pacific Schools Initiative which is a programme for students and teachers. In 2020, at the height of the Covid pandemic, we conducted a virtual two-day engagement 'Leadership Through Serene Strength' for leaders of top Delhi NCR schools and others in India, Nepal and Bhutan since it was not possible to meet in person. 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.
India - Bhutan Youth Summit
Pallavan Learning Systems, Centre for Escalation of Peace (CEP) in collaboration with Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS), organised the inaugural India-Bhutan Youth Summit from September 21 to 29, 2018 in the Kingdom of Bhutan. The launch of the India-Bhutan Youth Summit came at an opportune time to celebrate the 50 years of friendship and partnership. The main objective of the youth summit is to enhance the ties between the youth of both countries and create an understanding of the importance of building India-Bhutan friendship. The Summit also seeks to create a pool of potential ambassadors in both countries, who will carry forward the collaboration. The second India-Bhutan Youth Summit took place in India the following year.
Pallavan Learning Systems, along with its associated organisations, is committed to creating platforms and establishing programmes that encourage the free exchange of ideas across borders. One of these platforms is the Philosophers’ Retreat. The purpose of the retreat is to bring together eminent thinkers from the field of education, government, business and civil society, to have an open discussion about the challenges in education and how the system could be equipped to ultimately benefit the learner in an ever-changing world.
Mindful Living In Practice
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche has been engaged with Pallavan Learning Systems and its associated entities in collaboration with other organisations such as India International Centre, Delhi and Vikramashila Foundation. In 2019, Mindful Living in Practice: Inner Peace and Joyful Living was organised where Rinpoche guided the participants through various meditation techniques that they could follow on a regular basis. In 2021, during the Covid Pandemic, an online retreat, Meditation and the Mind, was organised for participants from across the globe. The focus of the retreat was to manage our thinking and decision-making processes to achieve mental stability and ensure that we can face any challenges in life.