Ananda Marga Gurukula Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Online Event – September 6, 2020

On the eve of 30th anniversary of AMGK, a global online gathering of over a hundred enthusiastic neohumanist thought leaders and practitioners took place on September 6th, 2020. The participants were from over thirty countries.

The global sharing was conducted by Mahajyoti Glassman from Denver, Colorado and started with a recitation of the Gurukula song composed by the founder of Ánanda Márga Gurukula. The introductory address was delivered by Dr. Acárya Shambhúshivánanda, Chancellor (Kulapati) from AMGK headquarters at Ánandanagar (India). The event was kicked off by two illuminating key note speeches by celebrated speakers Dr. Sohail Inayatullah (Australia) and Dr. Kathleen Kesson (USA). The other speakers were as follows:

Key Note Speakers

Dr. Sohail Inayatullah – Gurukul Making the Transition
Dr. Kathleen Kesson – Gurukula 2020

Session 1 – Neohumanism, Science and Microvita

Neohumanism, Science, Microvita – Sid Jordan Moderator
Dr Marcus Bussey – Neohumanism: A Call to Action
Dr Michael Towsey – The Relationship between Neohumanism & Science
Dr Hans-Joachim Rudolph – Microvita and Consciousness
Dr Vartika Jain – Society for Microvita Research & Integrated Medicine: Various Activities

Session 2 – Socio-Economics/Global Perspectives

Dr Ravi Batra – The Law of the Social Cycle as related to Current World Events
Dr Edward McKenna – Neoliberalism & the Rise of Authoritarianism
Khun Krisada Kampanatsanyakorn – Developing a Cheap Renewable Energy Solution
Craig Runde – A World Constitution according to P.R. Sarkar’s Principles
Dr Howard Nemon – Sadvipra Leadership Training

Session 3 – Neohumanist Education Initiatives

Didi Ananda Devapriya Moderator
Rutger Tamminga – NHE, Green Curriculum, Cosmic Education
Christian Franceschini – Neohumanism & NHE Projects in Northern Italy
Linda Baker – Supporting Teachers & their Inner Development
Eric Jacobson – Applying Neohumanist Principles in Curriculum Instruction
Dr Sunandita Bhomik – NHE & the Development of Full Human Potentiality

Session 4 -Spiritual Sciences-Research and Practice

Dr. Richard Maxwell – Moderator
Dr Ram Nath Jha – Ananda Sutram: Only Yoga can lead to Ultimate Truth that Unifies All Individuals and the Entire Cosmos
Dr Sucharit Katyal – A Cognitive Science Approach to Microvita Research in the Mind
Dr Jyoshna la Trobe – Neohumanism and Exploration into the Supra-Aesthetic Science of Kiirtan
Dada Vishvarupananda – The Phenomenology of Meditation: Touching, Sacred Relationship & Reversibility

Closing Remarks

The closing remarks were delivered by Arete Brim, Kalyanii Chew, Vishvamitra. Dada Shambhúshivánanda closed the event with the gurukula song again. A followup conference is planned for December.

The recorded video of the event was made available for everyone interested and can be viewed and listened to at:

Anniversary Events at Anandanagar, September 7th

On September 7th, 2020 two events were held at Anandanagar- one at AM High School and another one at Gurukula Mahasamiti Office. Dada Shambhushivananda spoke at length on the occasion and shared his deep insights on the three distinct roles of Gurukula:

  • To help build a model Anandanagar educational township along the planning envisaged by the founder;
  • To conduct research and trainings in order to further empower neohumanist teachers and build a global network of neohumanist educational institutions; and
  • To spread neohumanist knowledge in the world through regular seminars, workshops, conferences, publications and to actively participate in global initiatives to save the world from deep crises in all walks of life.

The global network of Gurukula has already been active to fulfill the mandate as given by Shrii Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar and welcomes all those who wish to support the growth of Gurukula world-wide.