Monday, September 21, 2015

Ananda Marga Gurukula - Global Education Network for People and Planet


Ánanda Márga Gurukula is an international educational network of schools and institutes engaged in teaching, research and service. It spans over fifty countries with over 1,000 kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and children’s homes that have been established over the past 50 years. It is based on the holistic philosophy of Neohumanism which stands for ”the practice of love for all creation including plants, animals and the inanimate world” as propounded by philosopher-seer Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar. The education imparted in Ánanda Márga Gurukula affiliated schools and institutions is known as Neohumanist Education.

The Sanskrit word “Gurukula”  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.

The Gurukula system of education is the oldest on our planet, tracing its roots back 10,000 years to the time of ancient civilisation and dedicated to the highest ideals of all-round human development: physical, mental and spiritual.

Today, Ánanda Márga Gurukula is a revival of that ancient tradition, offering a blending of occidental analytical approach and oriental synthetic knowledge. Gurukula is dedicated to innovative research and human resource development for the betterment of people and the planet.

At Gurukula affiliated schools and institutes, all aspects of one’s personality are developed utilising an integrated curriculum that empowers the student to know oneself and develop the confidence and empathy to utilise knowledge for serving the society. Intellectual cognitive abilities are extended to include the development of intuition, aesthetics and a futuristic and ecological perspective based on universal outlook.

For further reading:
Gurukula Education