PROUT DESIGN SEMINAR
Past PROUT courses offered by Transformation Education sought to educate people in this visionary social philosophy. The PROUT Design Seminar begins to prepare those who desire a working knowledge of putting PROUT into practice. PROUT education at this level has never been given, anywhere.
The power of PROUT ultimately lies in knowing how it functions as a socioeconomic paradigm, and in applying this knowledge in transitioning to developing local economies that equitably meet human needs. As social, economic, and ecological contradictions grow, humanity is rapidly moving toward accepting the need for a new social system. If humanity is to move forward, this need that must be met by competent PROUT practitioners.
This course will require sincere commitment. Participants will need to audit recordings of Transformation Education’s Practice of PROUT course, read about 10 pages of text a week, participate in bi-weekly small group discussion sessions, as well as attend bo-weekly class meetings. The duration of the course will be 12 total weeks split into two 6-week parts. There will be a 6 week break in between Parts 1 & 2 of the course.
Participation in this course will be by permission; please inquire if interested.
Participants in this course will meet weekly for 12 weeks. The schedule consists of 6 classes and 6 working meetings, alternating each week and split into two parts.
After submitting the registration form below, a Zoom link will be emailed to participants.
-Part 1: Sundays, Oct 24th- Nov 28th
-Part 2: Sundays, Jan 9th – Feb 13th
TIME: 3:00 – 5:00 pm Pacific Time
Jason Schreiner is President of PROUT Institute and Associate Director of the Teaching Engagement Program at the University of Oregon, where he teaches graduate seminars in engaged pedagogy and courses on social and environmental justice. He regularly presents on P.R. Sarkar’s theories of neohumanism, PROUT, and aesthetic science, and is currently completing a book titled Philosophy of Neohumanism: Life, Love, and Liberation for All Beings, and developing a reading guide for Sarkar’s The Liberation of Intellect: Neohumanism. Jason is also researching the history of critical liberation thought, which brings P.R. Sarkar into dialogue with key figures in liberation philosophy, critical realism, anticolonial movements, and the black radical tradition. Jason also brings years of experience in farming and community-based NGOs to his work.
Ravi Logan is the Director of the PROUT Institute, and the Director of Transformation Education, the training and education department of Ananda Seva. He is the principal author of PROUT: A New Paradigm of Development. His new books are A New Interpretation of Revolution and Transition to a New Era. He is also the co-founder and program director of Dharmalaya, which has as its mission, “to promote dharma holistically in personal, social and ecological spheres of life.” Ravi has dedicated his life for the past 50 years to the project of the liberation of human beings and society. Ravi has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1972, and shared the yogic teachings of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in Jamaica in 1974.
In 1996 Ravi became a family acharya in Ananda Seva and has been involved with the organization since its inception, volunteering as publications secretary, retreat organizer, and developing training manuals for the mediation teacher training. His latest publication in that capacity is the Ananda Sutram Primer, an accessible format for understanding the philosophy of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti.
Tom Paprocki spent his early years working in the human services system in rural southern Illinois. After receiving a Masters in Public Administration, he served thirty years at Goddard Space Center, which included the position of Director of Management Operations. He is the co-author of Universal Ideology: The Thought of P. R. Sarkar, of the five-volume series, The Untold Story of Western Civilization, and of the forthcoming book, Nuclear Revolution: A Clarion Call.