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Acharya Devo Bhava

8 Months IKS Teaching Fellowship

  • Started 21 Sept
  • Anaadi Foundation


Acharyas (teachers) are revered in the Indian tradition. They occupy the highest position and role in the society. While parents take care of the children upto a certain age, the educational system is what grooms their multi-dimensional personality and acharyas are core to this educational process. Gurukulams, the hubs of learning since ancient times, are spaces where Acharyas and students live together, have food together and learn together. Gurukulams provide multidimensional learning process that combined values and knowledge. Many young people are interested in impacting the teaching and learning process, but need guidance and an appropriate environment. They take up internships in existing schools but some of these young people are also keen on spiritual development of oneself and the children that they work with. The Acharya Devo Bhava fellowship is an opportunity to be a sacred space, gain insights into Indian knowledge systems that transform one physically, emotionally, cognitively and spiritually and imbibe the gurukulam way of learning and teaching. The 8 months fellowship will provide the opportunity to learn different aspects of Bharatiya Vijnana,Samskaras, experiment with various global and Indian pedagogical approaches, design elements of the Gurukulam curriculum and enhance one's own spiritual well-being through yoga, seva and jnana before embarking on a journey in the educational ecosystem. Logistics This is a residential fellowship at Dharma Gurukulam, Anaadi Foundation, near Palani, Tamil Nadu. Fellowship participants will be provided common lodging and vegetarian food. Boarding and Lodging for 8 months will be completely free of cost. Participants may plan to arrive at Dharma Gurukulam on June 26, 2022. There will be 20 days break in Oct-Nov for Diwali. The fellowship concludes on March 31, 2023. Dates June 26 2022 to March 31 2023 Location Anaadi Foundation, Iyvar Malai, Palani Eligibility 22 years + Undergraduate degree (any)

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