- Contents issue 31 – Nov 2010
- Education and Neohumanism
- The Power of an Idea
- IS NEOHUMANIST EDUCATION PLAUSIBLE?
- Landmarks in Education, Scholarship, Medicine, and Universities: From Ancient to First Millennium to Medieval to Modern Times
- Why I Love Tantra
- The Supra Aesthetic Science of Kiirtan
- The Future Model of Eco-Villages
- Bird flying free…
- Biopsychology of Dreams
- Visual Thinking
- Composite Medical Pathies – A Need of the Hour
- History of Neohumanist Education and AMGK
- The Ananda Nagar Odyssey
- Renaissance Universal Symposium Delhi, India
- Ananda Marga Kindergarten
- Ananda Marga Kindergarten
- Happy Hour Centre
- NHE in Taiwan
- NHE Publications in Taiwan
- MorningStar Preschool enters 22nd Year
- Prama Institute
- Child-Friendly Spaces in Haiti
- The Progressive School of Long Island, USA
- Neohumanist Preschool, Caracas, Venezuela
- Neohumanist Education, Porto Alegre, Brazil
- NHE Schools in Paraguay
- NHE Teacher Training
- College of Neohumanist Studies
- Yoga in Schools, Bolzoni, Italy
- Centru Tbexbix – Malta
- ´My First Book´ Contest for Children to Write and Illustrate their Original Story in its Seventh Year in Croatia
- Neohumanist Education in Romania
- Al Kahira Centre
- Ghana Life Centre
- Ananda Marga Academy of Kiembeni
- Ananda Marga Yoga Academy
- Art Exhibition “For the Most Beloved”
- AMSAI SCHOOLS – The Philippines
- Child Centers Myanmar (Burma)
- Buwan ng Wika – Philippines
- My First Book – Bali, Indonesia
- Ananda Marga River School
- ´Love to Love´: The OPEN HART Story
Asheville, NC, USA
The Prama Institute is a seminar, research and retreat center located on the Ananda Marga Master Unit, Ananda Girisuta, outside Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Inaugurated in the spring of 2007, the Prama Institute was co-founded by Dr. Sid Jordan, Dr. Howard Nemon, Pamela Nemon and Ramesh Bjonnes as a branch of the Ananda Marga Gurukula Network dedicated to organizing seminars on spirituality, sustainability, arts and culture.
The Prama Institute’s Executive Director is Dr. Sid Jordan, Pamela Nemon is Director of Facilities, and Ramesh Bjonnes is Marketing and Program Director.
The inaugural program featured internationally acclaimed poet Robert Bly and Palestinian filmmaker Hannah Elias. More than 300 people attended the Robert Bly reading, in which he read from a collection of his own recent poems as well as his own translations of sacred poetry from many cultures, including, Rumi, Kabir and Mirabai. A poetry workshop led by Bly the following day was attended by over 50 people, and more than 100 people came to the two screenings of Hannah Elias’s award winning film The Olive Harvest. This film—made with an Israeli crew and a Palestinian cast—has since then become an important educational tool in promoting peace in the Middle East.
Over the past 3 years, the Prama Institute has organized numerous public programs attended by several thousand people. These programs include: two popular Silent Yoga retreats, a sold out Day of Yoga program in collaboration with nearly a dozen local yoga groups, a concert with Grammy Nominated kirtan singer Jai Uttal, a popular Yoga Detox retreat with Acarya Dharmavedananda, three consecutive Ananda Marga Yoga Teachers’ Trainings, as well as an environmental conference co-sponsored with Warren Wilson College and the Wilderness Society, and many more.
In addition, the Prama Institute hosts many locally and nationally known spiritual, yoga and holistic groups, who come to the center to conduct seminars and enjoy the green built facilities, vegetarian cuisine, and beautiful natural surroundings. We have hosted several yoga and music festivals, as well as groups who bring internationally known workshop leaders to the area.