Chetanalaya Institute is a social start-up founded in 2012 in Kathmandu, Nepal under the visionary leadership of Dr. Pradeep Dhakal.
Chetanalaya’s work is concentrated on supporting humanity, peace and spirituality in national as well as international circles through our five-fold areas of action:
- Research and Learning (Satya)
- Literature and Publications (Sahitya)
- Events and Workshops (Sat-sangat)
- Human and Social Development (Sahayog)
- Physical, Mental and Spiritual Well-being (Sampoorna)
Over the years, Chetanalaya Institute has supported research in social peace, self-realization, human development, cultural harmony and holistic well-being. Our papers have been presented by our research team in various international conferences and seminars. We have trained people in modalities that encourage development of inner core and strengthening through development of core and healing effects of past trauma in our workshops, camps and retreats. Our unique model of development is based on an understanding that true social development is possible through individual human development. We call it the ‘Centrifugal Model of Development’.
Centrifugal Model of Development
A generative force is always centrifugal in nature, i.e. from inside to outside. The Centrifugal model of development encompasses this fact that the force of developmental change to occur in the outer spheres of society and universe must first begin deep within the core of humans. Unless the inner core is energized with peace and positivity, it is impossible to have lasting peace and positivity in this world. A development model that focuses on all the layers, beginning at the core, is what we are suggesting here. The process begins inwards, connecting with core, connecting with your inner self, connecting with others and connecting with universe.
The cultivation of a rational human being is possible only when a person develops himself emotionally, morally, socially as well as intellectually. Each human evolved in this manner becomes a powerful unit of the society. Each of this unit houses universal energy within himself. Each unit when put together results into a society that is not just strong in its fundamentals, but also has firmly rooted pillars that last for centuries to come.
Concept and Representation
Chetanalaya’s logo represents the sphere of human consciousness. With this logo, Chetanalaya represents all the objectives it vows to undertake. We believe that no development is possible without paying attention to all the layers of our existence.