The Centres/College of Neohumanist Studies (CNS-Sweden) have evolved out of Prashiksana Matha also popularly known as “The International School of Social Service”  as a necessity to expand the existing curriculum of teachings in Spiritual Life Style , Yoga & Intuitional Science (Meditation) & Social Activism. Prashiksana Matha was originally set up in 1976 as a monastic training centre (TC) by Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha in order to offer an opportunity to those who want to devote their lives to self-realization and social service.This TC has been attracting young persons from around the world for almost four decades and is well reputed. The college/training center/seminary/monastry for brothers (BTC) and sisters(STC) is located in Ydrefors, Sweden in the tranquil natural surroundings of forests and lakes.

An outreach centre (Centre for Neohumanist Studies- CNS) is also likely to be opened very soon in Stockholm. For more information about Stockholm activities, please contact Didi Ananda Bhadra at 08-12206142  info@cns-se.org or visit Sattva Cafe and Meditation Center at 27 Krukmakargatan, Mariatorget, Stockholm or join the Full Moon Festivals at the Sattva Cafe.

CNS-Sweden was established as an educational institute first in 2006. Now it is a project of Ananda Marga Gurukula (Organisation Number 802470-2261). Its Chancellor Dr. Acharya Shambhushivananda Avadhuta alias Dr Satish C. Kohli coordinates its global network also from Sweden (Stockholm/Ydrefors) & assists Prashiksana Matha as the President of AMPS. He can be reached at kulapati@gurukul.edu. The officiating director of CNS-Sweden can be reached at cns.sweden@gmail.com. The contact office of AMGK is at: c/o Montalban, Arkövägen 53,Lgh 1201,121 55 Johanneshov, Stockholm, Sweden. CNS-Sweden partners with Legacy17, GAP International &  coordinates with the RCE’s (Regional Centers of Expertise in Scandinavia) established under the United Nations University to propagate and nurture agenda for Sustainable Development in local communities.

Prashiksana Matha, founded in 1976,  is a project of Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha(Sweden)[Organisation Number 802007-4368)and under the care of CTS(Central Training Secy.), currently Ac. Ragamayananda Avt. and ACTS (Assistant Central Training Secretary) Ac. Ciirananda Avt. They can be contacted at tcsweden@gmail.com. Bella Montalban (Avadhutika Ananda Bhadra Ac.) provides the training assistance and spiritual guidance to sister-trainees. Karl Johan Andersson leads the disaster relief workshops at the Institute. Ole Brekke gives regular workshops on “Theatre in Education”. Dr. Sid Jordan and Dr Daniel Ek gives workshops on Counselling.

At present the college/seminary has the following faculties:

1. Faculty of Yoga and Intuitional Science
2. Faculty of Neohumanist Education
3. Faculty of Sustainable Development /PROUT Research Institute.
4. Prabhat Samgiita Academy.
5. AMURT-AM Universal Relief Team


A special one-year course on Bio-Psychology is also offered.

The curriculum provides the profound academic training to those becoming Yoga and Meditation teachers and/or teachers of Neohumanist Education. CNS also has a collaborative relationship with the Commedia School, an international theater school in Copenhagen. CNS has sister-institutions in Davao (Phillipines), Marshall near Asheville (North Carolina, USA), Argentina, Caracas(Venezuela) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). Initiatives are underway to establish CNS in Croatia, Holland, and Taiwan in the very near future. Mr. Shantanu Pyne of “Bhakti Brothers” in Stockholm is the current honorary senior instructor in Prabhata Samgiita Academy and holds regular introductory and advanced retreats for the teaching of Prabhata Samgiita for curious and serious students. A network of Yoga & Intuitional Science Academies are also being started in Singapore, Argentina, Brazil, Italia, Russia, Phillipines, Vietnam and several other countries. Anthony Carlyle serves as the homeopath consultant and  gives regular workshops on  Conversational English and Public Speaking.

The College is also adjacent to the proposed “Ananda Vihar” Master Unit which shall be housing “Sentient Holiday Cottages” equipped with compost toilets, Bliss-Cafe & Health Wellness Center; Bliss Kiosk/Shop; Community Cultural Center;Wind Mill; A Small Ananda Bakery & the like.

Sponsorships are invited for building the  sentient-holiday cottages/compost toilets during the summers. It is also a good place for  growing nettles & blue-berry shrubs; Green House; Museum for old rusty  farm equipment;Kite flying; Lessons in playing frisbees; Fresh air and a great place to lose your keys…Learning for Change Workshops , Courses in permaculture & alternative world views will be offered  regularly at the Gamla Skolan Main building. CNS-Ydrefors also collaborates with  Astrid Lindgrens Hembygd  in Vimmerby and participates regularly in Futures Week every year.

CNS-Ydrefors is also popular for its one-year advanced course in Yoga Bio-Psychology that blends latest scientific information on biological psychology and the best of the tantric insights into human psychology.CNS-Ydrefors is also now an international/ european hub for spiritually-based training programs for householders through regular workshops,retreats and seminars. Summer & Winter events attracts aspirants from around the globe  every year. CNS-Sweden also partners with the GK Internership Program (SPIRIT-SHIP) where students wishing to become Gurukul (GK) Interns undergo three months training at its faciity in Ydrefors before being recommended for apprenticeship training at master units/GK affiliated educational service projects around the world.

GK (Gurukul) aspires to be a trademark of excellence in thought and action. From the theory to execution, from its staff to its body of educators, from children to the elderly- the emphasis of GK & its Global Neohumanist Network is to raise the benchmark of quality in the affairs of human civilization. The net outcome of GK education initiatives is to upgrade the quantum of joy- of both the teacher and the taught; of deliverers and recepients of service; and, for the on-lookers as well as the involved. GK welcomes your participation towards an unending endeavour to move towards this goal. The objective of GK is to serve humanity with a neohumanist spirit and  to acquire knowledge for that purpose.” (From Kulapati’s diary)

Summer yoga intensives are held every year. Coordinators Andreas Runsten +46-732007019  Linus Lundkvist +46-73-5421790 and Mikael Soderstrom +46-76-4123255.

Donations to CNS-Sweden can be sent in the name of College of Neohumanist Studies (CNS-Sweden) IBAN Number: SE35-8000-0840-1200-3569-4223 BIC/SWIFT: SWEDSESS

Donations to Prashiksana Matha can be sent to Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha, Nordea,  Plus Girot Konto Number 213949-1 IBAN Number SE33-9500-0099-6034-0213-9491 BIC/SWIFT: NDEASESS

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