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  • 17 Jan 2018 4:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    10-11 February

    Lotus Center
    Den Bosch Holland

    A fresh, innovative approach to ecological education in the early years

    • Are you inspiring or educating children between 3-12 years old (as a teacher, parent, grandparent, child-care worker, etc)? 
    • Do you love nature and want to find ways to share that passion with children?
    • Are you concerned about the future of the planet and want to be part of long-term, sustainable solutions?
    This two day workshop offers practical tools for embedding ecological attitudes and love for nature into the education of young children
     

    Why is this particularly relevant for you? 

    We know that childhood is the optimal time to form life-long attitudes and worldviews, including fundamental attitudes towards our relationship with nature. The acceleration of global climate change issues and the threat to the earth's ecological systems indicate the critical need for cultivating a new generation of sustainable thinkers, starting as early as possible.


    Key questions:

    How can we help children to develop a deep sense of love, connection and reverence for nature that is the basis of sustainability?

    How can we help them to acquire practical skills in understanding and “reading” the silent language of nature and choosing to cooperate with it?

    Is it possible to embed this way of thinking into the whole educational process?
     

    The Children in Permaculture project

    These are some of the questions that motivated the development of the “Children in Permaculture” Erasmus plus project. Since the 1970s, the Permaculture movement has been leading a profound paradigm shift in the relationship between human beings and nature, in order to design smart, efficient systems that build on the wisdom of nature itself to generate abundance both for humans and the planet in sustainable, low impact ways. The term “permaculture” comes from the idea of creating a “permanent culture”, thinking for future generations in contrast to the instant gratification based consumer culture that takes environmental impacts for granted. 

    The CIP project aims to broadly introduce these new ways of relating with nature to the next generation through the educational system, as one of the keys to an ecologically viable future. The project team have developed a manual, session plans and methodological guidelines to help educators find ways to embed permaculture into children’s learning environment. 


    What to Expect:


    In this two-day workshop, you will have the chance to:

    • Gain a basic understanding of permaculture and consider implications for education 
    • Learn how to apply the permaculture ethics and principles to both formal and informal opportunities for educating children
    • Share best practices with other educators
    • Learn how to adapt learning to an outdoor environment and deal with potential challenges
    • Understand how to access and use the resources and tools developed by the Children in Permaculture project
       

    About the Workshop Facilitators:

     

    Didi A.Devapriya

    Didi is an experienced international trainer in Neohumanist Education, originally from the US, now based in Romania since 2005. She has given teacher trainings in Romania, Holland, Italy, Australia and Lebanon. She is the founder and president of the Association of Neohumanist Education in Romania and the president of AMURTEL, which runs several service projects in a rural community, including a community supported agriculture project that she started, a Neohumanist after-school project, a children's home, and a Neohumanist kindergarten in Bucharest. Neohumanist Education is a holistic approach to education that emphasizes developing inclusive, ecological thinking towards all living beings and the created world. She joined the Children in Permaculture project through the Association of Neohumanist Education and has been one of the main authors of the CiP curriculum, offering her expertise in holistic early childhood education. 
     

    Rakesh Rootsman Rak

    Rakesh is an experienced permaculture teacher and low impact living designer from the UK, specialising in community resilience, permaculture, creating food forests and low maintenance food growing systems. Rakesh has been designing and teaching permaculture to individuals and communities since 2009, and has taught over 200 permaculture, forest gardening, eco village design and related courses. His design portfolio ranges from a forest garden on part of a 30-hectare ecovillage in Croatia that he co-owned through to many urban community food growing gardens, private farms and back gardens as well as designing collaborative businesses, urban water retention systems and even computer software and documentation systems. Along with Permaculture Rakesh focuses on the human skills of communication and planning so necessary for successful communities. He is one of the founders of the Children in Permaculture project which was launched at the international permaculture convergence in 2015. So be prepared to go off on inspirational tangents occasionally. 
    Website: www.ecologicaldesigns.co.uk 
     

    For those that cannot make both days:


    You can come to either day 1 or day 2

    Day 1 will be mainly about understanding and resolving the issues we may face when teaching children outdoors

    Day 2 will be mainly about how to use the Children in Permaculture content and how to make your own learning opportunities and lesson plans.
     

    Cost


    Suggested contribution is €100 per day
     


    Registration



    Please fill in this simple registration form to register your interest or reserve your place

     

    Contact


    Contact for more information:
    Rakesh: rakeshaji@gmail.com


  • 18 Dec 2017 8:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The January 2018 issue of Gurukula Network (45)  is now available online.   The theme of this issue is  Educators in Action.

    Many thanks to Michelle Montenegro for all his hard work in making the conversion to electronic form.  

    The link is here: https://gurukul.edu/newsletter/issue-45/

    Thank you to everyone who sent in their articles, news and photos.  Thank you also to  Didi Ananda Advaeta and Larissa Miranda for the cover design.

    This issue has already been printed in full color in Taiwan, thanks to Yun Chin Ko and hard copies have been mailed out.

    Please feel free to share the newsletter link with friends and interested persons.

    Arete Brim
    for Gurukula Network


  • 11 Jun 2017 5:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    We are happy to announce that the July 2017 issue of Gurukula Network  (issue 44) is now available on line.   The theme of this issue is Education for a New Era. 
    The link is here:  http://gurukul.edu/newsletter/issue-44/
    Many thanks to Michele Montenegro for all his hard work in making the conversion to electronic form.  
    Thank you to everyone who sent in their articles, news and photos.  Thank you also to  Didi Ananda Advaeta for the cover design and to Lee Hamilton for her assistance with editing.    

    This issue has already been printed in full color in Taiwan, thanks to Yun Chin Ko and hard copies have been mailed out.

    Please feel free to share the newsletter link with friends and interested persons.

    Arete Brim
    for Gurukula Network


  • 12 Jan 2017 4:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The January 2017 issue of Gurukula Network (43) is now available online. The theme of this issue is Neohhumanist Education Network Reaches Out. Many thanks to Michelle Montenegro for all his hard work in making the conversion to electronic form. The link is here: http://gurukul.edu/newsletter/issue-43/ Thank you to everyone who sent in their articles, news and photos. Thank you also to Didi Ananda Advaeta for the cover design and to Lee Hamilton for her assistance with editing. This issue has already been printed in full color in Taiwan, thanks to Ko Yun Chin and hard copies have been mailed out. Please feel free to share the newsletter link with friends and interested persons. Arete Brim for Gurukula Network
  • 27 Dec 2015 4:52 PM | Anonymous member

    Volunteers are needed to complete a survey for a research project on subjective experiences during meditation and prayer. This survey was previously distributed in 2007 and 2009, but additional data would be helpful. If you have previously completed this survey, please do not do it again. In order to participate, you need to have a daily practice of meditation or prayer that is at least 5 minutes long. You need to be at least 18 years old and should have reasonable skill with English. The survey questionnaire is long and will require as much as an hour of your time to be completed. You will not be able to save your responses, so you will need to keep the browser tab open until you complete the survey. (You can sleep or hibernate your computer.) As a token of appreciation for completing the survey, a $5 donation will be made to an organization that you specify. This research project is sponsored by Ananda Marga Gurukul, a global education network. If you would like more information or need assistance in any way with this, please send an email to rwmaxwell@gurukul.edu. The following link will take you to the survey (copy and paste it into your internet browser if clicking on it does not work): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12sVQ0hbILRZaWLrEpxEFdKb-DWnAIXYPhSUB0txYTYU/viewform?usp=send_form


    Thank you for considering to help with this.

    Respectfully,

    Richard Maxwell, Ph.D.

    Clinical and Neuropsychologist

    Ithaca, NY, USA


  • 06 Dec 2015 7:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The January 2016 issue of Gurukula Network (41) is now available here.

    The theme of this issue is Moving Together and includes a full report of the recent AMGK Global Conference in Asheville.

    This issue has now been printed in full color in Taiwan.  Hard copies will be distributed in the coming weeks.

  • 08 Oct 2015 1:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    05-22-2015 0 Comments

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    The May 2015 issue of Gurukula Network (40) is now available here.

    This issue includes reports of the many events that have taken place around the world to commemorate the 25th of Ananda Marga Gurukula and introduces some new and exciting programs. The theme is Moving Forward Toward a Sustainable and Compassionate Society.

    This issue has now been printed in full color in Taiwan.  Hard copies will be distributed in the coming weeks either through the AMGK Global Conference in Asheville, USA,  or directly  through the post.

    Read it here: http://gurukul.edu/newsletter/issue-40/


  • 09 Dec 2014 6:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    This issue introduces the 25th year of Ananda Marga Gurukula and the events that will be held to celebrate it in various parts of the world.  The theme is Neohumanism in Action:   Educating for Compassionate and Sustainable Futures.

    This issue has now been printed in full color in Taiwan.  Hard copies will be distributed in the coming weeks either through local events or directly  through the post.


    Read it here: http://gurukul.edu/newsletter/issue-39/


  • 04 Jun 2014 2:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Gurukula Network Latest Issue now on line

    Issue38-frontcoverThe May 2014 issue of Gurukula Network (38) is now available here.

    Thank you to everyone who sent in their articles, news and photos. Thank you also to Didi Ananda Advaeta for the cover design.

    This issue is being printed in full color in Taiwan. Hard copies will be distributed over the next few weeks.

    Many thanks to Michele Montenegro for all his hard work in making the conversion to the electronic version.

    Gurukula Network Latest Issue now on line

    Issue38-frontcoverThe May 2014 issue of Gurukula Network (38) is now available here.

    Thank you to everyone who sent in their articles, news and photos. Thank you also to Didi Ananda Advaeta for the cover design.

    This issue is being printed in full color in Taiwan. Hard copies will be distributed over the next few weeks.

    Many thanks to Michele Montenegro for all his hard work in making the conversion to the electronic version.

  • 04 Jun 2014 1:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Global Conference on NHE in Caracas, Venezuela concluded with much inspiration and positive interactions among educators, social activists, project coordinators from South & North  America.    The conference was  held at the beautiful PROUT Institute in Caracas which is located near the Avila Mountains with a lot of green areas and a terrace with a view of the whole city of Caracas. Full coverage of this event is  presented in the May Edition of Gurukula Network.

    The Global Conference on NHE in Caracas, Venezuela concluded with much inspiration and positive interactions among educators, social activists, project coordinators from South & North  America.    The conference was  held at the beautiful PROUT Institute in Caracas which is located near the Avila Mountains with a lot of green areas and a terrace with a view of the whole city of Caracas. Full coverage of this event is  presented in the May Edition of Gurukula Network.

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