Friday, January 31, 2014

Painting Course Starting!

Paint the World
discover and explore your creativity through the process of painting
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes … Art is knowing which ones to keep”
- Scott Adams

       Come join the painting course at Zorba the Buddha by Debarchan Rout. It is an opportunity to discover, explore and reinforce your own creativity through the process of painting. This course is for all levels from beginners to advance. We invite you to join us as we “Paint the World".

Facilitator's Bio:

      Debarchan Rout is trained in western academic styles of painting and working with contemporary materials and techniques, yet he strives to enrich his pictorial and technical universe with diverse influences – be it Patachitra miniature techniques and motifs or other references like folk sayings and stories and mythologies. He has done his B.F.A from Dhauli College of Art, Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar where he received the Dhauli College Annual Award continuously from 1999-2004. Debarchan has also received the Research Grant Scholarship from Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2008-2009. He got much recognition for his Solo Exhibition-The Monsoon Chapter 6’ Curated by Himanshu Verma, Red Earth / Alliance Francaise de Delhi, New Delhi in 2011.

The Course will include:

  • Drawing and Sketching
  • Painting (Pastel, Water Colour and Oil colour)
  • Landscape Painting
  • Portrait painting
  • Composition
  • Collage art

*All students are to carry art supplies needed for the classes*

Course Details:
Starts: 15th Feb
Duration: 3 months
Total No. of classes: 13
Class Day: Saturdays
Timings: 11am - 1pm

Participation by Contribution

Prior Registration Required:


Gujarati Cooking Workshop

Flavours of Gujarat your Kitchen!
Gujarati Cooking Workshop
Sat, 8 Feb

Gujarati Food symbolizes the Navras or the nine flavours of life, which make it beautiful with its various rang, roop and swaad creating an incredible palette.

     The traditional Gujarati food is primarily vegetarian with high nutritional value. The dishes are not very spicy and many of them are distinctively sweet & salty at the same time. The cuisine is delightfully delicious with a combination of leafy vegetables and pulses subtly flavoured to the accompaniment of rice and a variety of breads. The cuisine is also distinctive in its wide variety of farsan (side dishes) that complement the main meal e.g. Dhokla, Khandvi etc.

In short, Gujarati meal is a great deal more than the ordinary rotli, daal, bhaat ane shaak!



Kshama Sanghvi is a passionate cook, who is dynamic and versatile in her style of cooking, and loves to experiment and innovate. She has judged cooking competitions, and conducted workshop in the ‘Tattva Festival’, at Zorba the Buddha. She enjoys theatre and films, and has given inspirational talks to young film students at events organized by CBSE. Her personal project on “If children can’t buy books, let the books go to them” is very close to her heart.  


Saturday, 8 Feb
10.00 AM - 1.00 PM
(followed by lunch)

Participation by Contribution

Prior Registration Required:


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Monday, January 27, 2014

The Magic of Clay: Pottery & Ceramics Course

The Magic of Clay
Pottery & Ceramics Course

If pottery and working with clay interests you, then ‘The Magic of Clay’ is for you. It includes various elements of wheelwork, hand building, preparing the clay-wedging, to centering, pulling, glazing and firing. Distinguished artists, Rahul & Baishakhi will be our faculty for the course.


Rahul has done his masters in fine Arts from Kala Bhawan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan. He has received the Junior Fellowship by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India (2013-2015). He also has to his credit the merit scholarships from - the Krishna Kirti Foundation, Hyderabad and Kala Bhawan, Visva Bharti University. He recently got much recognition for his Solo Show & co-ordination of workshop ‘Mysterious Terracotta’ with eminent women artists, at NIV Art Centre.

Baishakhi is a Masters in Fine Arts from MS University, Baroda, Gujarat. She received Merit Scholarship from the Visva Bharati University (2005-2008). She has participated in various exhibitions at – Kala Bhawan, Nandan Art Gallery 2004-2008, Gallery Upstairs 2008, Kolkata M S University Baroda 2010, Group Show 2011 in Ahmedabad to name a few.

The coursework will include:
·        Experiment with different processes of clay handling to produce sculpture, mural,  installation in ceramics and terracotta medium.
·        Expressing thoughts and ideas through exploration of wheel pottery and hand pottery.
·        Exploring ideas with different glaze techniques.

Course Details:
Ongoing Course. Admissions Open
Total No. of classes: 24 (to be taken inthe span of 3 months)

Days on which classes will be conducted: Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun (can be chosen as per convenience)

Timings: 11am - 1pm

Participation will be by Contribution

*Note: Material & Firing charges extra* 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Spring Family Getaway - bonding with your loved ones!

Spring Family Getaway
Bonding through creativity and fun...!

To welcome the beautiful season of Spring, Zorba the Buddha, in association with The Art Floor, invites you and your family to a retreat filled with joyous activities.

Enjoy 2.5 days/2 nights stay and lose yourself in the rustling foliage and undulating gardens interspersed with duck ponds.

Prepare yourself for the smiles, togetherness and countless memories. Young, old, single parent...all families are welcome!
Retreat Program:
·       Nature Walk
·       Build it together- Hand building with clay
·       Create a meal- Learning & bonding through cooking
·       Dance Workshop
·       Meditation For All.
·       Theatre Games- Interactive and fun exercises.
·       ART DIY & ICraft activity for kids and adults by The Art Floor
·       Curated Art walk of various artworks at Zorba
·       Tips on Photography- Bring your camera for a session
·       Animated movies
·       Tarot Cards
·       Massages
·       Workshop to bring togetherness for parents

*Any of the above six activities will be facilitated.
**Massage and Tarot are optional and can be booked separately at an extra cost.

Participation by Contribution
Residential Program:
Check in timing: 3:00 pm, Friday, January 24
Check out timing: 6:00 pm, Sunday, January 26

Prior Registration required:
+91 9999 2464 26
+91 9250 3619 03


create a new mind for a new successful life

Do you want success in your life?
Do you also want to feel at peace and relaxed at the inside?

     We will use the brilliant tools of NLP to get clarity on what success truly means for you and how to reach it. We will understand the blockages in the way so far and how they created inner stress. With NLP we will dehypnotize your mind of old fears and limitations so that you can behave in new successful ways. In short, you create a new mind for a rewarding life.

    Whether you want to be successful at work, in relationships, enjoy your creativity or success means for you to have a satisfied & joyful heart - this workshop is for you!


Madita Dickhut has been trained by the pioneers in the field of NLP -Richard Bandler, Robert Dilts and Chris Hall and is now a trainer at the "Society of NLP" USA. She is also  in Ericksonian Hypnosis and DeHypnotherapy. For twenty years she has been leading workshops in various countries and at the Osho Meditation Resort in Pune, India. Her warm, nurturing, good-humoured style, makes learning easy and fun.


Fri - Sun, 28-30 March
9.30 AM - 6.30 PM

Participation by Contribution

Prior Registration Required:

Getting over Grief - life can be amazing even after tragedy

“Getting over Grief”
life can be amazing even after tragedy

 Through her personal tragic story of losing her 15 years old daughter Abigail in a car accident, Nicola helps others in facing grief. She embraces her own healing journey and uses it to show others that life can be amazing even after tragedy.  
Working through group discussions, guided meditations, visualizations and movements participants will calmly face their own challenges and in a safe environment will be able to release any anger, tears of emotion and hidden pain they have been holding onto.
By clearing those untouched emotions, each will be able to once again embrace life fully and begin their process of healing.


Nicola was born in Essex, and currently lives in Cyprus. She worked in a variety of roles, from being a business consultant, to working with the local govt. in Scotland, to giving Social skills training to criminals in the prison. But with her daughter passing away in a tragic car accident Nicola's life turned around. With the help of friends, family, spiritual experiences and inner strength, she eventually fought through despair to forgive the young man responsible. 

And on a friend’s suggestion she wrote a book on the life changing experience. She is now an Author & Publisher and conducts workshops on ‘Getting over grief’ to help others cope with their tragic journeys.


Sunday, 16 February
9.30 AM - 6.00 PM

Participation by Contribution

Prior Registration Required:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Sessions: Conscious Touch Massage Therapy

Conscious Touch Massage Therapy
we invite you to experience the inner harmony …

      The Conscious Touch massage celebrates the natural flow of energy throughout the body which helps create harmony at the physical, psychological, and spiritual levels. The therapy helps in awakening the body’s ability to heal itself through constant loving & safe touch. It progresses into work on the breathing and chakra system and ultimately leads to a great release of pranic and emotional blockages.

      This bodywork guarantees you a deep inner peace and silence.


Saurabh is a certified yoga and massage therapist. He is well trained in acupressure and also has expertise in foot reflexology. He has been actively offering the Conscious Massage Therapy at various places across India such as Bangalore, Delhi, Dharamshala and Goa. He is dedicated to healing people through his work and is himself a devoted spiritual seeker.

Samya has been practicing Yoga for over 12 years and is a certified therapist & also a reflexologist. She is very passionate about the holistic healing system. She received training in Ayurvedic yoga massage at a meditation resort in the Himalayas, where she learnt to approach the body with love and respect it as a Temple. Since then she has been offering therapies and travels to places across the country for the same. 

Sessions available between:
Monday to Saturday, 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Sessions by Contribution

Prior Reservation Required: