The decision to establish “The International College of Neohumanist Studies” was taken on January 2, 2004. Since then, many events have taken place every year. The events today attracts alumni of the Prashiksana Matha/CNS-Sweden and scholars & interested persons from around the world. The College is engaged to spread the neohumanist values and encourages progressive thinking in all domains of human thought. Prashiksana Matha was established in Ydrefors, Sweden in 1976.
July 5,12,19,26th Festival in Ydrefors Camp Grounds. CNS Ground permitted to the local association for parking for those days.
Mid summer Bliss Program June 21-24th.
Easter Regional Retreat
January 26,2017 Open house held by Migrationsverket in Stockholm. CNS-Sweden represented by Dr S.C.Kohli
New Years Annual Akhanda Kiirtan for several days.
Smoothy Weekends and the Detox program . For more info. contact Madhava 076-4123255.
June 20-July 2,2016 Welcome to the Annual Midsummer Bliss Retreat and a Special two weeks Spiritual Life Style Yoga Intensive led by our special guest: Dr. Acharya Shambhushivananda Avadhuta. Coordinator: Madhava +46-76-4123255 and Linus +46-73-5421790 Local Organizers: Acharya Harikrpananda Avt.; Acharya Ragamayananda Avt.
It was indeed blissful to have the enthusiastic participation of Didi Ananda Bhadra, Madhava, Ramanuja, Tommy Moore, Anders, Andreas, Daniel, Maheshvari, Manatosh ,Liilamayii & their children, Amala, Vijayadevii, Bhaerava and his friends, Keval Kumar, Rohit, Claudio, Lotta,Dari, Turiya, trainee brother, Crystal ,Estal…….and above all resident Dadas of the Training Centre. Classes were given by our chief guest : Dada Shambhushivananda.
February 25th,2016 Dada Shambhushivananda shares the philosophy behind the yogic path in Bjurholmsplan 31 Stockholm 6pm-8pm.
October24-25,2015 Yoga & Spiritual Life Style Weekend- Bliss Cafe, Stockholm. Coordinator Madhava 076-4123255
September 12th Prabhat Samgiita Day Celebration by Shantanu Pyne.
July 11-16,2015 CNS-Sweden co-sponsors the Conference on “Neohumanism in Action Now: Educating for a Compassionate and Sustainable Future” to be held in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. for details, consult www.gurukul.edu
June 21,2015 International Yoga Day for Peace and harmony.
Easter Conference April 3-6th,2015 Spirit-inspired Leadership. Dr. Shambhushivananda gave special classes on Mind and Spirituality and Trond Overland spoke on Managing the Inner Space.
March 20-22 “Yoga Weekend” with Special Guest Dada Shambhushivananda for introducing yogic-life-style. Coordinator: Linus Lundkvist +46-73-5421790 and Madhava.
January 1,2015 Mobilising for a Self-Reliant Scandinavia coordinated by Dadaji Krsnasevananda , Divyajyoti, Ole Brekke, Prem, Arun, Susan, Aniirvan of PROUT Nordic Alliance.
Dec 30,2014 Prabhat Samgiita Workshop led by Santanu Pyne.
Dec 27, 2014-January 1st,2015 New Years Spiritual Gathering, Dancing & Festivities.
20 December,2014 Seminar on “From Empathy to Spirituaity” led by Dr Shambhushivananda
October-November,2014 Dr Shambhushivananda carries the message of Neohumanism to Asia (India, Taiwan, Thailand , Malaysia & Singapore).
July,2014 Professor Edward McKenna available for a mini-course on “PROUT & Balanced Economics”. The venue shall be Ananda Gaorii Master Unit in Vig, Denmark. Interested particpants may contact : email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .The Global PROUT Conference shall be from July 18th to 23rd followed by Prout Activists Training also at the Master Unit in Vig, Denmark.
June 28,2014- Michael Rokvist of Vingaland leads a workshop on “Applying Permaculture Principles in Ydrefors Gardens”. Niclas Hagstrom made an informative presentation on “Insects and role they play in our world economy”.
June 24-26,2014- CNS-Sweden (Ydrefors) represents at the Summer Seminar organised by RCE (Regional Center of Expertise)-University West at Ed, Sweden on ” Regional Sustainability “.
June 22,2014- One day seminar on “Inner and Outer Ecology-Tools for Neohumanist Awareness” by Dr Marcus Bussey & Dr Shambhushivananda of CNS-Sweden hosted by Zonnelicht, Den Bosch,The Netherlands.
Spring Meditation Retreat April 17-21 ,2013 Please contact Dada Sarvajiitananda at email@example.com
Swami Shambhushivananda gave a series of talks at the Stockholm Hindu Mandir on different Sundays at 1:00-2:00 pm. : Mysticism in Bhagwat Gita; Bhagwat Dharma; Forms of Worship; Yoga-Sadhana; Relevance of Ashtaunga Yoga for Brahma Jinana in the modern age; and, Tantric Diks’a & Self Realization.
Dr.Shambhushivananda makes the keynote speech at the Venezuela Neohumanist Education Conference for South Americas. April 18-23rd in Caracas. Gives a series of lectures to Pedagogical University, International School of Caracas, etc.
Dr.Marcus Bussey presents the webinar on “The Evolution of Consciousness” http://youtu.be/JOQviw1Ynf4
Dr Shambhushivananda gives interview to The Daily Pennsylvanianin January,2014.
Dr. Shambhushivananda completes a world tour touching S.Korea,Thailand, India, Ghana, Togo, Iceland, Netherlands, Croatia,Finland, Belarussia, Canada, USA… and shares the message of neohumanist education with the world. In April, he will address the NHE Conference in Venezuela.
December 18th,2013 First Gurukul Webinar on “Towards a Blissful Future” Presented by Dr. Shambhushivananda
Ongoing courses on YOGA BioPsychology and Sentient Life Style by Dr. Shambhushivananda Avadhuta & Ac. Sarvajiitananda Avadhuta.
September 14,2013 Prabhata Samgiita Competition
July 18-19,2013 Workshop on “Spiritual Philosophies” by Dr. Aditya Mohanty.Prof. Mohanty is the author of over a dozen books on different aspects of Spiritual Philosophies. He is currently the Head of Center of Advanced Studies in Philosophy at Utkal University, Bhubaneshvar, India and Vidya Pratinidhii of Philosophy Faculty of Ananda Marga Gurukula.
Global NHE Summit held in Ydrefors, Sweden in July 14-18th,2013
Khun Krisada speaks to the participants on how to build a sustainable world utilizing his innovative technologies.
This historic summit attempted to bring together all the leading neo-humanist & progressive educators from around the world as we delve deeper into the forces shaping the educational spaces of the future.
Besides hosting several interesting parallel workshops from participants, the summit addressed some of the issues like:
• How can education contribute towards Enlightened Leadership via rejuvenation of values based on a scholarly & creative peep into the history of moral advancement & neo-ethics of multilateral salvation?
• How can education serve as a nurturing agency for enhancement of “Joy and holistic–health”-a variant theme of Inner Ecology.
• How can educational systems serve the cause of “Right Livelihoods & Enhanced Quality of Life”; utilize science, technology and ecological awareness to improve the life for the common people on this planet; build sustainable habitats and neo-humanist futures for one and all. Khun Krisada Kampanatsanyakorn will be among those who will lead this conversation.
• What are the visions for “Building alternative educational-spaces” where humanity can reunite in spirit & action and what role can progressive- educators, activists & social-entrepreneurs play in nurturing such initiatives?
Among celebrated speakers were included: Khun Krisada Kampantsanyakorn, Marilyn Mehalmann, Cynthia Lazaroff, Marilyn Cooper, Eric Jacobson, Dr. Marcus Bussey, Dr.Sid Jordan, Henk de Weijer, Tang Taminga, Didi Ananda Rama, Didi Devapriya, Dada Shankarsananda, Christian F and many more..
In addition, GAP International shared the experience of “Learning for Change Methodologies”.
July 12-13th Pre-Conference AMGK/NHE Core Group Annual Meeting
June 21-23rd Mid Summer Festival
May 25-26th Ananda Purnima 12 hrs.akhanda kiirtan & Festivities
April 6-7,2013 Theatre in Education Workshop led by Ole Brekke, Commedia School, Copenhagen
Easter Meditation Retreat ..all welcome ! March 29-April 1st
Feb-March Yoga Class in Vimmerby (Studieforbundet Vuxenskolan) led by Bro. Devarainjan & Sister Madhurii. Every Sunday at 18.00-19.30.Tel. 0492-10707 www.sv.se/kalmarlan or Bro. Sukhadeva 0492-80046
January 2-4,2013 PROUT Workshop (Continuation) by Trond Overland
December 27 8.30pm-January 1st,2013 8.30 am New Years Festival (108 hours round-the-clock kiirtan)
December 1- 2,2012 “Institution Building & Leadership Training” Workshop
November 13,2012 Diipavali Celebration
October 22-23rd : PROUT Workshop by Trond Prabhakar Overland
October 20th-21st— Saturday Prabhat Samgiita Session & Akhanda Kiirtan Sunday 9 Hours Akhanda Kiirtan 6.10am-15.10 pm.
October 6-7th,2012 (Postponed) Theatre in Education Workshop led by Ole Brekke
Sept 14,2012 Prabhat Samgiita Competition
Sixth Annual International Yoga Educators Conference of AMAYE (Ananda Marga Association of Yoga Educators) was held from 18 July-22nd July,2012 again in Ydrefors, Sweden. Certificates were given to participants by Ananda Marga Gurukula. For details, please consult www.amaye.org or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. YEC was followed by a Homeopathic workshop by Dada Shantimaya.
AMURT Training: One Month Workshop organized by AMURT International Network www.amurt.net . CNS- Sweden will host it in Ydrefors in June,2012. Pre-registration is compulsory for this event and open to serious participants. Trainers included Divyajyoti, Sarita, Paul, Dada Vishvarupananda, Dada Nirmalkrsnananda, Dada Unmantrananda and certificates were awarded to participants.
Mid-summer Retreat June 22-24th,2012
Founders’ (Baba’s) birthday Celebration: May 6th,2012
Easter Scandinavian Meditation Retreat April 6-9th,2012
Three-days Workshop on : Understanding Today’s Economic Crisis by Govinda (Stockholm) and Dada Shambhushivananda (Ydrefors) date to be announced later and expected to be in February-March,2012 Three Day Seminar on Economic Reality First Day: The Fundamentals of Prout The purpose of this part of the program is to introduce to the participants the fundamental principles of prout from which all policy suggestions are based. The advantage of this approach is that the situation in the world constantly change, and a policy that might be useful in one situation, may not be so in another. Therefore, simply memorizing a list of policy suggestions will not help when a proutist is faced with a new situation. If the fundamental principles are well understood, then each new situation can be analyzed based on these principles, and the right policy for the moment discovered. Second Day: Understanding The Financial System This is a one day workshop to explain the working of the world financial system. In essence, it is a simulation of the world economy on a kitchen table scale, which will open up the eyes of all participants to how the financial system really works. Be prepared to be surprised! Things are not always as they seem! Third Day: Understanding the World Economic System After discussing the financial system, this workshop expands the topic to explain the rest of the world economic system. Why is the capitalist system so successful? How does it produce so much goods? Where will the European Sovereign Debt Crisis lead us? Is there any possibility for a small community to opt out of the system? If you like to get some real answers, join the workshop!
New Years Festival December 28th,2011 – Akhanda kiirtan (Spiritual Dancing) started at 3.00pm and lasted till January 1st,2012 9.00am. Cultural Evening was held on December 31st evening and a marriage ceremony of Divyamurtii David and Asiima Elaine Timmers was held on January 1, 2012 at 11am. November 13, 2011 Yoga Class began in Vimmerby by Sister Shivanii (Every Sunday 4-5.00 pm). For details , please contact Anna Karin c/o 0492-10707 October 21-22,2011- Meditation and Kiirtan Retreat
The New Years Festival Kiirtan will take place from December 28- January 2nd, 2011. Akhanda Kiirtan begins Dec 28th at 15.00 hours. Cultural evening will be held on January 1 st evening.
AMURT Workshop will be conducted by Dada Unmantrananda ,Global Coordinator of AMURT-Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team on November 20-21,2010.
TC joined the special public meeting on “Local-Sustainability” to be held in Vimmerby on November 20/30,2010 and organised by Transition Movement in Sweden www.transitionsweden.org and Astrid Lindgrens Hembygd (www.astridlindgrenshembygd.se).
Prabhata Samgiita Workshop on September 11-12 at Ydrefors. Gopinath won the Prabhat Samgiita competition.Sis. Shivapriya, Bro. Nirainjan, Sis. Vimocana also gave good performance in the Prabhat Samgiita quiz and performance..The power of gandharva microvita was enjoyed by all present.
Fourth Annual Yoga Educators Conference, NHE Futures Workshop by Dr, Marcus Bussey, Leadership Training Course led by Paunkaj, Theatre in Education workshop led by Ole Brekke , a week-long Microvita Seminar by Sundara (Netherlands) were some of the outstanding events held in the first part of 2010. Besides, Integral Health Center is offering training in bio-psychology and yoga therapy on a regular basis.
January 1 New Years program Jan- June A Course on “Swedish for Trainees” by Bro.Tapasvii.
50th Anniversary of PROUT “World in Transition” – Monthly Seminars Yoga, Bio Psychology & Intuitional Science & NHE Workshops
April 9-13 Easter Spiritual Retreat
April 26 Pattern Lab Workshop in Enebyberg, Stockholm
July 14-19 Third Annual Yoga Educators Conference
July 25-27 Furthering Insights into Shrii P.R. Sarkar’s Visions
Sept.12-13 Prabhat Samgiita Weekend
Dec.28-Jan.1 New Years Special Program
For more information about the latest and past events, please consult reports published in Gurukula Network at www.gurukul.edu/gknetwork/Issue27/Index.php
|January 1||New Year Programme|
|January 1-2||NHE Workshop by Didi Ananda Tapomaya|
|Januari 3-9||Yoga Intensive 1|
|March 16-21||Yoga Intensive 2|
|March 21-23||Easter Regional Retreat|
|July 14-25||“Building Neohumanist Futures” – Global Conferences on Education for Sustainable Development, NH University and Second Annual Yoga Educators Conference|
|July 21-26||Yoga Intensive 3|
|September 12-14||Prabhata Samgiita Retreat|
|November 17-19||Swedish Community of Learners Meet|
|Dec. 28-Jan 1||New Years Festival|
January 1 New Year Programme
January 2 Workshop: Building an Eco-Village (Master Unit) by Avtk. Ananda Prama Ac.
March 3-4 Workshop: Homeopathy, Part 2 by Tony Carlyle
April 1-8 Yoga Course Week
April 20-22 Spirituality & Psycho-Therapy by Trond Overland
April 27-29 Universal Renaissance: Opportunities & Challanges by Ac. Vedaprajinananda Avt.
May 2 Ananda Purnima Festival
June 1-12 Yoga Course Week
July 20-25 Yoga Educators Conference
September 8-12 Prabhát Sam’giita 25th Anniversary
October 6-7 Public-speaking workshop byTony Carlyle
December 28-January 1 New Years Festival
|January 1||New Year Cultural Programme|
|January 2||Workshop Children in Crisis: How to respond?|
|January 3-5||Meditation and Psychology Seminar|
|January 14||Circle of Love – Special concert at International Women Centre in Stockholm|
|January 21-22||Homeopathy and First Aid by Tony Carlyle|
|March 23-26||Yoga Weekend|
|April 13-17||Easter Retreat|
|April 18,19||Prout Seminar: Illusions and reality by dada Maheshvarananda|
|May 13-14||Ananda Purnima Festival|
|June 3-5||Yoga Weekend|
|July 18-25||NHE Teachers Summit|
|August 9||Shrávanii Purnima Celebration|
|August 22||Talk and Concert at International Woman Centre in Stockholm|
|August 26||ABF/Ydrefors Study Circle (YSC): Neohumanism|
|September 2-3||Ydrefors Study Circle (YSC)|
|September 9||Ydrefors Study Circle (YSC)|
|September 14||Prabháta Sam’giita Divasa|
|September 16||Ydrefors Study Circle (YSC)|
|September 23||Ydrefors Study Circle (YSC)|
|September 30||Ydrefors Study Circle (YSC)|
|October 7||Ydrefors Study Circle (YSC)|
|October 13||Lecture in Stockholm|
|October 16||Ydrefors Study Circle (YSC)|
|October 21||Mahaprayan Observance/Prabháta Sam’giit/YSC|
|October 21-26||Akhanda – Kiirtan (Spiritual Gathering)|
|October 28||Ydrefors Study Circle (YSC)|
|November 3-5||Yoga Weekend/New people retreat by Karunamaya Brc.|
|November 18-19||Theatre Workshop by Vishvashanti, The Commedia School, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|December 27 – January 2, 2007||New Year Festival|
A NHE workshop was conducted by Sister Miirabai (USA) & Ananda Laghima (Japan) during the summer of 2005.
Lecture by Nadia McLaren on : Challenges of Sustainable Development
Ac. Dharmavedananda Avt spoke on “Natural Therapy”
Bro. Rasabihari gave presentation on : Science of Microvita
Dada Maheshvaranandaji spoke on “PROUT- After Capitalism”
Bro. Santosh (Argentina) gave a presentation on “Master Units”
Bro. Jitendriya on “Yoga life Style”
Sister Rasamayii on “Yogic Ethics”
Didi Ananda Amoha on ” Purity & Spiritual Life”
The summer activities were interspersed with visits to local historic sites like 1000 years old Oak tree,paper mill museum,and several walks in the forest.
Yoga Educators Workshops were conducted during the year.