Nanda Gram - Krishna's kids Blog

Monday, September 05, 2005

Gurukulas -- Where Students Aren't Merely Schooled

On a recent visit to India I visited two gurukulas -- schools that infuse the traditional values of Indian learning within a curriculum that combines the old and the new, the modern/scientific with age-old Indic wisdom and which promote a lifestyle that is at once simple, profound, and environmentally friendly. I was almost an 'accidental tourist', taken to these two gurukulas by a well-wisher whose insistence that I go with him I could not ignore. My experience visiting these places was such that I wished I had the opportunity, when young, to have had such schooling and to have lived and learnt in the manner youngsters that I met at the gurukula were doing.