Dada, born in the US, is an activist, writer, and monk. Since 1978 he has taught meditation and yoga and supervised social service projects, in Southeast Asia, South America and Europe. His recent book, “After Capitalism: Economic Democracy in Action”, was published in 2012. His first book, “After Capitalism: Prout’s Vision for a New World” with a preface by Noam Chomsky was published in 2003 and has been translated in 10 languages. He has given hundreds of seminars and workshops around the world about social issues and spiritual values.
Watch Dada presenting “Strategies for Establishing PROUT, Dada Maheshvarananda” recorded 30 April 2022 here:
Tapan Kumar is a retired IT officer from the Universita’ degli Studi di Verona in Italy. He has worked with Proutist Universal since 1978, promoting Prout as a viable alternative to Capitalism and Communism. Tapan also works with the Prout Research Institute, Italy, since its founding in 2009. They have published several books and convene conferences and seminars. They also run a Training School for people new to Prout.
Next generation socio-economic movements: SAMAJ
The presentation will focus on the present socio-economic and ideological trends. Tapan will underline the defects of different systems and look at how the SAMAJ (Society) movement can reestablish an equilibrium and equipoise in the different strata of life:
- Guarantee everyone the minimum necessities of life
- Guarantee education and knowledge for everyone
- Understanding the higher purpose of human life, dedicated to the welfare of all.
In this balanced approach there is a chance of global human development.
Didi Ananda Rama
A yogic nun, originally from Europe, Didi has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation in the tantric tradition for over 40 years in SE Asia, Europe, and North America after studying in India. She is also a longstanding educator and global coordinator with the Neohumanist Education network (gurukul.edu). Her last project was to help build a Women’s College at Uma Nivas, in rural Purulia District of West Bengal, India.