- Contents issue 33 – Nov 2011
- Middle Path Scenario for Asia’s Future
- Intercultural Sustainability Workshop
- Learning the Art of Wholeness:
- Meetings with Center for Environmental Education
- Plexuses and Microvita
- Yoga Educators Conference 2011, Bali, Indonesia
- PRAMA Institute News
- Governance and Economy: On Occupy Wall Street and Future Options
- Can Prout Transform Universities?
- Building a Solidarity Economy based on Ethics and Ecology
- NHE at Futures of Education Conference in Florence Italy, 16-17 June, 2011
- Educating Balance in an Accelerating World
- A New Playground at Sunshine School Laos A Creative Project
- Art in Class Five, Mombassa Kenya
- Sunshine’s Earth Lovers Family Zurich, Switzerland Where European Nature Pedagogy and Neohumanism Meet
- Telling Stories Accra Ghana
- Adruta Children’s Home Bhuvaneswar, Orissa, India
- New Life at Anandanagar, India
- Ananda Marga Primary School Ananda Nagar, India
- Ananda Marga School Kulu, India
- Ananda Marga School Burdwan, India
- Let a Thousand Sunflowers Bloom By Acintya Edwin Aguilar
- Lotus Children Home and Lotus Nursery School
- Ruai School
- PSOLI – Progressive School of Long Island
- New Developments at the Ananda Marga River School
- News from Taiwan
- Sunrise Kindergarten Finland
- Summer 2011 at Smart Academy, Lebanon
- Nile River School
Intercultural Sustainability Workshop
Ljungskile, Sweden, June 18-19, 2011
Under the auspices of Intercultural Sustainability Network and Swedish Academy of Sustainability, a workshop was held in Ljungskile and University West, located in Ed, Western Sweden in June.
Dr. Marcus Bussey and Dr. Dada Shambhushivananda were among the international participants which included scholars and action researchers from Africa, Latin America and Sweden.
Dr. Bussey led the Futures exercises while Dada shared spiritual exercises with participants. There was social-sculpturing, reflections on the state of the world and nature walks to identify voices from nature.
The Intercultural Sustainability Network is based on commonly agreed five principles:
1. Willingness towards collaborative learning with a universal perspective and becoming sensitive to “global story”2. Engagement with “local stories”3. Readiness to translate enlightened consciousness into “action projects”4. Agreement to constantly reflect, learn from experiences and modify perspectives in order to align vision, actions and passions.5. Develop competencies to nurture inter-cultural sustainabilities through most conducive forums such as study circles, university courses etc., irrespective of country, place, settings.
This international network builds upon horizontal structures and gives legitimacy to grass roots initiatives of Ananda Marga Gurukula. It embraces both formal and non-formal programs of different countries.