Nagaloka News

DIWALI RETREAT AT NAGALOKA, 17TH TO 22ND OCTOBER 2017

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

This Diwali retreat was held on 17th to 22nd October 2017 at Nagaloka and was led by Dh. Maitreyanath. Its purpose was to help people understand how to apply Buddhist principles during such holidays. There were 230 participants, 120 women and 110 men. Utilizing the Sigalovada Sutta (the principles of the ideal householder), Dh.Maitreyanath spoke on these points:

  • How Sigala spent his life
  • What are the six sides/directions and why salute them?
  • By practicing Buddha’s teachings, anybody can transform his life

It was a really inspirational talk and everyone was helped to realize what is the real Buddhist life. All the participants learned the importance of respect for each other and how to live the Dhamma life.

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WORKSHOP ON “THE FFAILURE OF AMBEDKARITE ORGANIZATIONS IN THE Age Of POST- AMBEDKARITE ERA, October 2017

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Saturday, October 14th, 2017

This workshop on the Failure of Ambedkarite organizations in the post-Ambedkarite era and the Way Out was held on 14th & 15th October 2017. Its purpose was to train activists in bringing together and developing the Ambedkarite movement in the modern era. The workshop was initiated by Prof. Chandu Maiske. There were 18 participants, 11 men, and seven women. The main points raised were:

  • How the Movement should develop
  • How to deal with difficulties while working in the Movement?
  • What are the main causes of failure in any Movement?
  • How Ambedkarite movements were failures in the past

Through participating in this workshop, students learned about the various Ambedkarite  movements and their differing attitudes. All the participants realized that every student should know about this.

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WORKSHOP ON TEACHER’S PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, 7th & 8th OCTOBER 2017

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Saturday, October 7th, 2017

The workshop was held on 7th & 8th October 2017 at Nagaloka. Its purpose was to train the teachers to know how to evaluate the progress of students, to implement this knowledge in the classroom, and to enhance the teachers’ skills. The workshop was led by Ms. Dhivya Ethiraj. Ten teachers attended the workshop, four women and 6 men. Dhivya communicated the following points in this workshop:

  • Characteristics of an effective teachers
  • Performance evaluation for teachers
  • Strategies for increasing Students’ engagement
  • Empowering students’ confidence
  • Study of evaluation: assessing student achievements and learning outcomes

All the teachers learned new methodologies through this workshop. This was the first experience of teachers of this kind of workshop module. They were all inspired by learning new skills regarding effective teaching.

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