NHE Conference Taiwan

March, 2007

By Didi Sananda
The Fourth Neohumanist Conference in Taiwan was a success. The Conference was held at a temple in the mountains of Jin Gua shi, a place famous for its beautiful scenery. Twenty-nine people attended the program. The Conference started with a workshop by Dada Pranesh on “One Human Culture”. This was followed by a dialog on “Why is it necessary for Educators to engage in Spiritual Practices?”

The afternoon brought a workshop by Shakuntalah, the manager of Ananda Preschool Taipei. Participants created a story based on Yama and Niyama using song, painting, puppets, cloth etc and then presenting it to each other. During the evening, persons from different projects and schools shared about their work, and the presentations were weaved in with entertaining activities.

Sunday morning Didi Sananda gave a talk on “The Layers of the Mind” and how to help develop the mind of a child. Time was also spent in reviewing the ongoing work and planning for the future by the people already working within education. Those new to NHE had to create their “perfect school” They had to think about the ideal relationships between teachers and students, classes, environment etc and they came up with two extraordinary schools!