“The Transformative Power of Neohumanist Education in Social Change” Presentation at the Global Conference on Neohumanist Education, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela on April 14, 2014
by Dada Maheshvarananda. Descarga el powerpoint.
1. Why a revolutionary monk?
I am a yogic monk who teaches meditation – and I am also a revolutionary. This may sound paradoxical to you, but actually it is the deep peace and love that I experience in meditation every day that compels me to work for social change. The orange uniform I wear means that my life is dedicated to serve humanity. Because injustice, exploitation and poverty cause so much unnecessary suffering, I am committed to the struggle for a better world. . . . → Read More: “The Transformative Power of Neohumanist Education in Social Change” by Dada Maheshvarananda
Theater in Education by Ole Brekke Presentation at the Global Conference on Neohumanist Education, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela on April 14, 2014
I am director of The Commedia School in Copenhagen Denmark, a two-year professional level theater school. I also teach classes in teacher training institutions, universities and at the graduate level. I also lead workshops with teachers in many countries. I have spent some years as a classroom teacher and with children with special needs. . . . → Read More: Theater in Education by Ole Brekke
“Neo-humanist Education for Peace”: Keynote Address at the Global Conference on Neohumanist Education, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela on April 14, 2014 by Dr. Shambhushivananda, Chancellor, Ananda Marga Gurukula University, Anandanagar, India
Looking back, about 8000 million years ago (mya), this Earth was only a blazing ball of fire; 4000 mya, it consisted of molten lava and volcanoes; 340 mya life existed only in water; 223 mya land appeared as Gondwanaland; 70 mya birds and mammals appeared; one mya human beings appeared on the scene… We should not assume that we have come to an end of this evolutionary ladder. Through physical metamorphosis and psychic transmutations, we seem to continue to move on. . . . → Read More: “Neo-humanist Education for Peace”: Keynote Address by Dr Shambhushivananda
Click “Read more” at the bottom of this post to see the full size. . . . → Read More: Prout Research Institute of Venezuela
On Saturday, October 4, 2013, many friends of the PROUT Research Institute of Venezuela gathered to give a warm send-off to long-term community members Eugenio, Cris, and Mario. This lovely family has given selflessly of their time, energy, and resources in their two-and-a-half years at PROUT, and we wanted to celebrate them and their friendship before they head off to Yaracuy for their next project. Twenty-five friends gathered to eat delicious food, laugh and tell stories, including neighbors who participate in daily yoga classes at PROUT, an organizer from AISEC, professors and graduate students from Universidad Nacional Experimental Simón Rodríguez, our organization’s lawyer and his wife, and PROUT residents and volunteers. Cris, Eugenio, and Mario have meant so much to all of us, and we wish them the best in their next adventure. . . . → Read More: Celebration of Gratitude for Eugenio, Crisal and Mario
A brief (six pages) overview of popular revolts during the past year, given at the Prout Convention, Denmark, July 2013. The author raises useful questions for activists working for socio-political change. Three different types of revolts are examined: . . . → Read More: “Living Revolts and Revolutions Now” by Jaya Brekke
by Meryl Sundove
Cucarachero comun – House Wren – Troglodytes aedon
Our Task Force on the Americas delegation, led by Lisa Sullivan, came to Venezuela to observe the presidential elections in April, 2013. Luckily we stayed at Quinta PROUT in Caracas. The volunteer staff’s hospitality was warm and welcoming, the accommodations comfortable, and the vegetarian food was delicious and varied. Eugenio and his family made us feel like it was our home away from home, adding a personal touch which we loved.
Tortolita chocolatera o rojiza – Ruddy Ground Dove – Columbina talpacoti . . . → Read More: Venezuelan Birds Seen in the Quinta Prout
Angelo Hernandez (Venezuela), Barley Colello (USA), Mariela Mosquera (Ecuador) and Sascha Bercovitch (USA) are all doing a great job and having a lot of fun, too. Angelo (Ajaya) is a student at the prestigious Simon Bolivar Conservatory of Music where his instruments are the classical guitar and electric guitar. . . . → Read More: New hard-working volunteers at PRIV
“The Prout Research Institute of Venezuela Orientation Manual”
Version July 2013 by Mariah Branch, Dada Maheshvarananda, Brian Landever, Spencer Bailey Download as PDF. This 25-page orientation manual, updated and extensively revised in July 2013, explains the work and living situation of the Prout Research Institute of Venezuela, and offers practical advice about life in Caracas, Venezuela. . . . → Read More: Updated Orientation Manual