PROUT DESIGN SEMINAR
When capitalism fails, there will be need for people trained in a practical approach to putting the PROUT social vision into practice. This course is a first step in training PROUT practitioners in a working understanding of the PROUT paradigm of development. It will give participants clear knowledge of the terms, concepts, principles and methods involved in implementing change using the PROUT model of socioeconomic development.
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 bi-weekly class meetings.
People who are interested are encouraged to attend a free Open House at 9am PST January 12th that will provide you a chance to meet the instructors and ask any questions you may have about the program. Email email@example.com with “Open House” in the subject to receive the Zoom link.
Participants in this course will meet weekly for 12 weeks, with a break for Spring Break in late March.
After submitting the registration form below, a Zoom link will be emailed to participants.
January 26th – March 16th
April 6th – April 27th
TIME: 9:00 – 10:30 AM PST
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.