Prajñādhara is a division of Snehadhara Foundation that looks at learning and practice for all. Wisdom and Compassion are two wings of the bird of awakening; inseparable, each needing the other to be its truest self. Prajñā means wisdom and translates into realizing or perceiving the true nature of reality; seeing things as they are, not as they appear.
- A certificate course in Arts Based Therapy (ABT)
- “Study of the Mind”, which takes eastern philosophical mind traditions and makes these unique traditions and sciences accessible to people from all walks of life through workshops, talks, dialogue and so on. These sessions will include teachings from masters in the field of eastern mind traditions. Further, under the “The Study of the Mind”, we offer an 8 sessions program on wisdom based mindfulness titled Prajñā Smriti .
At Snehadhara, ABT has proven successful in facilitating learning for children with disabilities. In our work of the past few years, we have seen that Arts based techniques have also been useful for mainstream children in general classrooms both to improve their own learning outcomes and to increase their empathy for those who learn in new ways. Methodology and practice of ABT needs to occupy a central place in education to create more inclusive spaces. We bring both these together in this certificate course by training ABT practitioners from these institutions. In doing so, we aspire to construct models of empathetic and receptive inclusive spaces for all children.
Snehadhara is offering the ABT Course for the first time in Bangalore and aims to collaborate with other NGOs, learning centres, schools and institutions to implement ABT.