Experience clear communication in working with others and oneself. This field includes the wonder of working with sound, language and poetry as well as performance and the following areas of study, practice, and activity:

  • Group dynamics
  • Leadership training
  • Interpersonal conversation
  • Analytical inquiry
  • Non-violent communication
  • Public speaking
  • Poetry and linguistics


Over 1000 years ago at the historic Nalanda University in Bihar, India, studies were organized according to the Five Sciences, or Five Fields of Knowledge.

Like Nalanda University, NalandaWest is committed to exploring these Five Fields, each one a different window through which we can contemplate our relationship with ourselves, with others, and with the world. Every program at NalandaWest is inspired by a passion for awakening mindfulness and awareness through the Five Fields of Knowledge.