SAMVAAD was originally chosen for the name of these gatherings that began in 2010 to encourage true “dialogue” between colleagues. The emphasis in dialogue is listening with curiosity and asking questions of clarification. When we allow our curiosity be greater than our criticality, we create a context for new ideas to emerge from within. Each of us brings the gift of our own inquiry and the spirit of deep listening as we will take time to reflect and to engage in dialogues with others who wish to learn more about themselves in relationship to the idea of learning that liberates.

SOME GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF SAMVAAD Enlistment by Invitation — Curiosity over Critically — No experts — No predictable outcomes The participants are the event — Emphasis on process and relationship — Content in the service of process, process in service of relationship — Small group dialogue