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Who Are We?

We are a mindful community nestled in the Indian Himalayas, in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. We live, meditate, farm, trek, make music and run a school together.
APV School is a model school and teacher training center dedicated to providing a holistic, mindful and inclusive educational experience to the children of Uttarakhand.
Watch this short video introducation to APV School and its sister organization, Simply Himalaya. Video generously made by: Christopher Witschy, 2014-15 AIF Clinton Fellow

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Interview with Anandji, Part 5- Link Syllabus

Published on February 28, 2016, by in featured.

  Maybe we could begin with the origins of the link syllabus.   Long, long ago, before APV started, I was reading J Krishnamurti somewhere, and he was talking to teachers and suggesting that, along with the subjects they had to teach, if they could introduce Krishnamurti’s teachings also, that would serve a purpose, because the purpose of education for him was enlightenment, in the deepest sense. And then I began to think: are there two kinds of knowledge, then?

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Interview with Anandji, Part 4

Published on February 28, 2016, by in featured.

  APV is a school that takes its cue from, proceeds from, the teachers in terms of establishing a community with the students in which the work of APV is made possible. Maybe you could start by describing the ideal make-up of a teacher for a place like APV.   I think the role of education should be this inner journey, evolution, and that is common to all human beings- teachers as well as students. So a teacher on this

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Interview with Anandji, Part 3

Published on January 18, 2016, by in featured.

APV is a unique school in the degree of intimacy with which the teachers live together. We meditate together, we cook together, we work together. How do you think that that closeness of the teacher community affects the school?   I would say even more than physical closeness- living and working physically close together- it is the field of energy that I think is more important, what we call mind field. Originally I was interested in this Buddhist concept called

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