• 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.                                    
  • Yama and niyama are yogic precepts to guide our actions in the world, intended to assist in spiritual development. Yama consists of actions to avoid and niyama consists of observations which aid development. These principles were first codified by Patainjali over 2000 years ago.

    This text explains the inner intent of each principal and clarifies the relevance of the practice of yama and niyama. Through these writings, one comes to understand the underlying inter-relatedness of each of these principals and how they build upon each other to form a deep and compassionate way of being in the world. This discussion of right action is universal and knowledge useful to spiritual life can be gained by all readers.

  • A New Book edited by Ravi Logan ORDER HERE Neohumanism is a new form of humanism that applies not only to human beings but expands the very concept to be inclusive of all beings. A neohumanistic approach is based upon the cultivation of a deep, internal sentiment which gives reverence to all life and sees all living beings as manifestations of one, integrated whole. Neohumanism gives depth and breadth to the relationship of human beings to each other and to the world in which they live. It is fundamentally spiritual in nature - not because it subscribes to any religious view, but because it acknowledges the deep, inherent unity in all life and the beauty which is inherent in all beings, thus promoting a reverence for living beings. ORDER HERE
  • Ronald Logan gives the first in-depth and systematic introduction to PROUT, the visionary socioeconomic theory of P.R. Sarkar. PROUT offers a constructive response - based on economic decentralism, ecological and cultural sustainability, and spiritual values - to growing global demand for a viable alternative to economic globalism, unsustainable development, economic disparity, and destruction of the global commons. It seeks to nurture the holistic development of a liberated, united society in which all individuals can fully develop and express their potentials. PROUT shares many of the program objectives of green, deep ecology, natural capitalism, and other progressive social philosophies, but is more comprehensive in scope and more firmly grounded in spiritual-humanist values.

     The author/editor, is an internationally recognized authority on PROUT and Director of the Prout Institute.