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  • PROUT is a guiding vision for transformative social change and a powerful paradigm for sustainable socioeconomic development. PROUT has as its fundamental purpose empowering people with opportunity to develop and express their physical, mental and spiritual potentialities, while maintaining balance among individual quality of life, collective well-being, and ecological integrity. PROUT is a vision for the future society. Ravi Logan is the Executive Director of the PROUT Institute, where he is engaged in the Institute's training programs and in implementing its local development projects. He is the principal author of PROUT: A New Paradigm of Development and is a frequent contributor to the PROUT Journal. In 1993, he co-authored the Plan for the Economic Development of Khabarovsk Krai on the Basis of PROUT, a project undertaken at the invitation of the Vice-Governor of Khabarovsk Krai in Far East Russia. He has helped draft several policy papers for the Global PROUT Policy Parliament and is responsible for coordinating the Institute's Community Transformations Training program. His new book, A New Interpretation of Revolution, is scheduled for publication in 2018. He is also the founder and program director of the spiritual center Dharmalaya, which has as its mission "to promote dharma holistically in personal, social and ecological spheres of life." The trainings will be held on Sundays at 3:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. For more information, contact Ravi: rlogan@igc.org Click to Register
  • Transformational Training Transform yourself. Transform society. A training for those who aspire to activate their dharma, personally and collectively. Oct. 26 - Nov. 3, 2019   This is a time of transformation. Transformation in our worldview, values, lifestyle and social practice is necessary for humanity and our planet to move forward. The transformation that is now needed starts with the inner transformation of individuals and moves out to the world. Ananda Seva’s Transformational Training is a holistic program for those who are inspired to change themselves to become effective facilitators of change in the world. This training addresses three fundamental dimensions of change:
    • change in the vitality, behavior, and consciousness of individuals
    • change in the value base of society
    • change in social systems
    For transforming individuals, this program emphasizes meditation, vitalizing life style, supportive community, and ethical practices. For transforming social values, this program introduces neohumanism, the practice of honoring the diversity and inter-dependent wholeness of being, both human and ecological. For transforming the functioning of society, this program presents a social vision that promotes sustainability, resilience, bio-equality, cooperation, social equity, and collaborative planning. Each of these three dimensions of change can be pursued as an area of focus. But as an introduction to all of them is our foundational training which prepares participants with a holistic vision of transformation, an experience of vitalizing life style practices, an exposure to uplifting community, and an inner transformation of consciousness. Participants come out of the foundational training with a solidified and empowering integration of their whole being, and with a refined vision of their place and their work in the world. From this base, participants can go on to take more advanced trainings that specialize in becoming proficient in the following areas:
    • Meditation Teacher
    • Neohumanism / New Value Base for Society
    • Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT) / New Social Vision for Society
      Trainers This training is led by a community of trainers, each of which brings unique and valuable knowledge and skills to share, and all of whom have had extensive experience teaching and working together in a coordinated training team. The lead trainer will be Ravi Logan. He has led Yoga Teachers Training, Yoga Life Training, Dharma Training, and Meditation Teachers Training programs. He is the editor of the Ananda Seva Meditation Teachers Training Manual; compiler of the Ananda Marga Philosophy Self Study Program; and author of the Ananda Sutram Primer. Lead Trainer Ravi Logan – Ravi’s yoga practice spans 49 years. He’s traveled eight times to India for trainings and pilgrimages, and lectured and taught internationally, including in Jamaica, Russia, Korea, India, Philippines, Europe, and Cyprus. In 2002 he founded and has served as program director for the Dharmalaya Center, recognized as an important spiritual and community center in Eugene, Oregon.     Where and When? The training will be held in Eugene, Oregon, at Dharmalaya from October 26th – November 3rd. Lodging will be provided at or within walking distance of Dharmalaya. Cost? standard tuition:  $1050 early registration (before Sept. 15th): $925 Bring a friend: (15% off) $892 Tuition includes instruction, study manuals, meals and lodging.   Contact us for limited scholarship possibilities.   How to Apply? To receive an application, please send a request along with a short statement about yourself and how you think you would benefit from the training. Send request to rlogan@igc.org.                                    
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