"The Grammar of Fantasy" by Ole Brekke director of the Commedia School, Copenhagen, Denmark. Workshop presentation at the Neohumanist Education Seminar, April 15, 2014 in Caracas, Venezuela.
You heard Dada Shambhushivananda explain how Gurukula was established in Dada's presence by Baba. Baba gave Gurukula for the future of humanity. He also said that he's done most of the work. So what is left for us to do? We have to find and out and realize what work Baba has already done. Gurukula has already been established for the future of humanity.
So we're going to fantacize a little bit and try to imagine what was in Baba's mind when he said that. So fantasy is very important in education. Yesterday we heard about the wonderful fantasy of the kindergarten in Denver, Colorado. So we have to put ourselves in that three-year-old mode so the fantasy is bursting out. One book that I recommend for all the projects that deal with children is "The Grammar of Fantasy" by Gianni Rodari, published first in Italian, then in English and Spanish.
"What is PROUT?" by Dada Maheshvarananda, monk, author, activist, director of the Prout Research Institute of Venezuela. Listen to English audio file. - Download Powerpoint.
[Presentation at the First Global Prout Conference in Venezuela, "Building a Solidarity Economy based on Ethics and Ecology", 7 to 9 July 2011, Parque Central - Sala 1, Caracas]
“Diagnosis and Perspectives of the Social and Solidarity Economy of Venezuela: Where are we and where are we going?” by Elvy Monzant, Dean of the School of Communication at the University Cecilio Acosta de Maracaibo, member of Gestión Participativa Cooperative. Listen to the English audio file or audio file in Spanish. - Read the original Spanish presentation with the charts.
"Prout and the creation of a socioeconomic system that reconciles justice with freedom, and which is very different from both capitalism and Stalinist type of communism" by Carlos Molina Camacho, a former National Superintendent of Cooperatives, Professor of Cooperative Law in Post Graduate courses at the Central University of Venezuela (UCV). Member of the Bolivarian Society of Venezuela. Author of several books on cooperatives and Bolivarian Values for Young People of the 21st Century. Listen to the English audio file.
"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.