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Newsletter and Journal of Neohumanist Schools and Institutes

Gurukula Network is published by the Ananda Marga Gurukula
Global Liaison Office

Two yearly issues, published January and May, serve as a means of communication for Neohumanist projects around the world.

It is the spirit of Gurukula Network to encourage a free sharing of ideas and to stimulate discussion on educational and global issues facing our world. All articles express the views of the author, and not necessarily those of AMGK.

Gurukula Network is open to any and all NHE related projects and faculties of AMGK.
Please send submissions to:
Gurukula Network
AM Gurukula Global Liaison Office

Arete Brim

Editorial Assistance
Lee Hamilton
Scott Brim

Cover Design
Avtk Ananda Advaeta Ac

Electronic Version
Michele Montenegro

Printing and Mailing
Ko Yun Chin
I-hua Chiu


Ananda Marga Gurukula

Neohumanist Education

Global Association of Neohumanist Educators

Headquarters of Ananda Marga Gurukula
Anandanagar, Dist Purulia, West Bengal, India

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The Sanskrit word “Gurukula” (pronounced gurukul) has the following etymology: Gu: darkness; ru: dispeller; kula: an institution. Gurukula is an institution which helps students dispel the darkness of the mind and leads to total emancipation of the individual and society at large.
Ananda Marga Gurukula is engaged in creating an international network of Neohumanist Schools and Institutes to hasten the advent of a society in which there is love, peace, understanding, inspiration, justice and health for all beings.


  • To serve humanity with neohumanist spirit and to acquire knowledge for that purpose.
  • To establish a strong base in Anandanagar and around the world in order to carry on the legacy of its founder for the benefit of future generations.
  • To provide a sound and conducive environment for students for their physical, social, intellectual, creative and spiritual well-being.
  • To promote ethical values in individuals and implement these values in the management of projects, schools and institutions.
  • To establish and maintain schools and special academic institutions around the world as well as a cyber-university.
  • To initiate teacher education programs to improve and upgrade the quality of education on all academic levels.
  • To promote Tantra, Neohumanism and PROUT (Progressive Utilization Theory) as the foundation for building a universal society.
  • To initiate intellectual dialogues and research for all-round renaissance of society.
  • To facilitate the placement of volunteers across cultures to help build meaningful relationships and to support community and social change projects.
  • To support the building of a global eco-village network (Master Units)
  • To encourage the development of micro-enterprises for sustainability of social service projects.

Chancellor of Ananda Marga Gurukula
Ac. Shambhushivananda Avt., Kulapati

Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar inspired the establishment of Ananda Marga Schools in 1963 out of which grew an international network of schools and the Neohumanist Education system. In 1990 he founded the Ananda Marga Gurukula University. Ananda Marga Gurukula also serves as the Board of Education for Neohumanist Schools and Institutes around the world. These Neohumanist Schools and projects, some of which are featured in Gurukula Network, are managed by the Education Relief and Welfare Section and Women’s Welfare Department of Ananda Marga.

Universal Love and Values
Holistic Development
Astaunga Yoga
Ecological and Social Consciousness
Academic, Practical and Personal Skills
Knowledge of Self and World Applied for Universal Welfare
Joyful Learning through the Arts
Culturally Sensitive and Inclusive Approach
Integrated Curriculum
Exemplary Role of the Educators