Gurukula Network


Newsletter and Journal of Neohumanist Schools and Institutes


Two yearly issues, published November and May, serve as a means of communication for Neohumanist projects around the world.


Gurukula Network is published by the AMGK Global Liaison Office and is open to any and all NHE related projects


Please send us news of your schools and projects, reports on research and publication efforts, articles on Neohumanist Education, stories, pictures, ETC notes, classroom activities, etc. by April 1st for the May 2010 issue


Gurukula Network
AM Gurukula Global Liaison Office
c/o A. Brim
146 Honness Lane, Ithaca, NY 14850 USA
<arati@gurukul.edu>
<amgk.glo@gurukul.edu>


The articles in this newsletter represent an evolving process and not necessarily official policy.


Editor:
Arete Brim


Electronic Version:
Michele Montenegro


Field Distribution Support:
I-Hua Chiu - Taiwan
Wouter Vorsselman - Europe


Headquarters of Ananda Marga Gurukula
Ananda Nagar
Dist Purulia, West Bengal, India


Donations are welcome for AMGK Endowment Fund and Gurukula Network as well as schools and projects.
Please make checks payable to Ananda Marga Gurukula and send to AMGK Liaison Office (address above).




Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar inspired the establishment of Ananda Marga Schools in 1963 out of which grew an international network of schools and the Neohumanist Education system. In 1990 he founded the Ananda Marga Gurukula University. Ananda Marga Gurukula also serves as the Board of Education for Neohumanist Schools and Institutes around the world. These Neohumanist Schools and projects, some of which are featured in Gurukula Network, are managed by the Education Relief And Welfare Section and Women's Welfare Department of Ananda Marga.

VISION OF ANANDA MARGA GURUKULA

The Sanskrit word "Gurukula" (pronounced gurukul) has the following etymology: Gu-darkness; ru- dispeller; kula- an institution. Gurukula is an institution which helps students dispel the darkness of the mind and leads to total emancipation of the individual and society at large. Ananda Marga Gurukula is engaged in creating an international network of Neohumanist Schools and Institutes to hasten the advent of a society in which there is love, peace, understanding, inspiration, justice and health for all beings.


OBJECTIVES OF ANANDA MARGA GURUKULA

  • To serve humanity with neohumanist spirit and to acquire knowledge for that purpose.
  • To establish a strong base in Anandanagar and around the world in order to carry on the legacy of itís founder for the benefit of future generations.
  • To provide a sound and conducive environment for students for their physical, social, intellectual, creative and spiritual well being.
  • To promote ethical values in individuals and implement these values in the management of projects, schools and institutions.
  • To establish and maintain schools and special academic institutions around the world as well as a cyber university.
  • To initiate teacher education programs to improve and upgrade the quality of education on all academic levels.
  • To promote Tantra, Neo-humanism and PROUT (Progressive Utilization Theory) as the foundation for building a universal society.
  • To initiate intellectual dialogues and research for all around renaissance of the society.
  • To facilitate the placement of volunteers across cultures to help build meaningful relationships and to support community and social change projects.
  • To support the building of a global eco-village network (Master Units).
  • To encourage the development of micro-enterprises for sustainability of social service projects.

  • Chancellor of Ananda Marga Gurukula
    Ac. Shambhushivananda Avt., Kulapati
    <kulapati@gurukul.edu>
    • NEOHUMANIST EDUCATION
    • Universal Love and Values
    • Holistic Development of the Child
    • Astaunga Yoga
    • Ecological and Social Consciousness
    • Academic, Practical and Personal Skills
    • Knowledge of Self and World Applied for Universal Welfare
    • Joyful Learning through the Arts
    • Culturally Sensitive Approach
    • Emergent and Integrated Curriculum
    • Exemplary Role of the Educators