College/Centre of Neohumanist Studies

Ananda Marga Gurukula (Sweden) is an independent educational association registered in Sweden by Dr. Shambhushivananda alias Dr. Satish Chander Kohli to nurture inner and outer peace and bring an all round progress in the world. The explicit purpose of Gurukula as enunciated by the propounder Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar is “to serve humanity with a neohumanist spirit and to acquire knowledge for that purpose.” As the chancellor of Gurukula, Dr. Acarya Shambhushivananda Avadhuta serves as the custodian of sacred legacy of Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji.

The spirit of Ananda Marga Gurukula is captured in the song composed on October 20,1990  by Shrii Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar. The meaning of the song lyrics go like this:

We will establish the Gurukul.
We will dye each and every bud with the light of knowledge.
No one shall remain distant;
we will sound every string of the lyre.
We will bind everybody with the thread of love and create
a garland of incomparable beauty.
No one shall be left behind;
none will be pushed to the bottom
All will exist as kith and kin
with their minds full of sweetness and tenderness for all.

Announcing the publication of “Towards a Brighter Future: Fragrant Petals from the life of Beloved Baba” by Dr. Acharya Shambhúshivánanda Avadhúta. For further details, please contact

Thoughts for a New Era by Dr. Shambhushivananda : a collection of speeches delivered around the world. Available from: Gurukula Office, Aprikosgatan 1B, Hässelby (Stockholm) 16560.

The Cosmic Kaleidoscope : An Introduction to The Science of Mind  by Prabhakar T. Överland

The Cosmic Kaleidoscope

Welcome to the newsletter archives and  latest issues of Gurukula Network on line :  https://gurukul.edu/newsletter/issue-53/

Issue 54 – July 2022

Issue 54 – July 2022

The College/Centre of Neohumanist Studies (CNS-Sweden) is a project of Ánanda Márga Gurukula (Sweden) (Organization number  802470-2261) and linked with Global headquarters called Cakradhuri of Ananda Marga Gurukula at Anandanagar, West Bengal India. Locally, it has evolved out of Prashiksana Matha (www.yogamonastery.org) also popularly known as “The International School of Social Service”  as a necessity to expand the existing curriculum of teachings in Ananda Marga  Spiritual Life Style, Yoga & Intuitional Science (Meditation) & Social Activism based on 17 MDG’s (Millennium Development Goals) as sustainable agenda for the planet. Ananda Marga Gurukula has opened a Gurukula Learning Center for children in Chitmu Village in Gopal Anandanagar in Eastern India which has a current enrollment of 100 children. Children can say thankyou in thirty languages, learn Prabhata Samgiita, practice yoga, do meditation etc.  and follow a neohumanist curriculum.

In 2022, Mr. Prabhakar Trond Överland became the Executive Director of RISE- Renaissance Institute of Society and Ethics –an initiative of Ananda Marga Gurukula (Sweden) to offer ethical perspective on societal issues. RISE shall prepare monographs, working papers and statements on issues of societal concern. These shall be regularly posted on this website. Dr. Shambhushivananda and Prabhakar Trond Överland ( Tel: 0792013085) are available for talks on moral and ethical themes esp. at gymnasiums and for the youth.

AMGK also collaborates with training center (known as Prashiksana Matha) located in Ydrefors. Prashiksana Matha in Sweden was originally set up in 1976 as a monastic training centre (TC) by Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Saḿgha (Sweden) in order to offer an opportunity to those who want to devote their lives to self-realization and social service. This centre has been attracting persons from around the world for almost four decades and is well-reputed. Over 500 students have already graduated successfully from this centre over the past few decades and are giving service on different continents. The monastery/training centre for brothers (BTC) and sisters(STC) is located in Ydrefors, Sweden in the tranquil natural surroundings of forests and lakes. The program is individualised and based on the needs of the students who wish to deepen their knowledge and experience of Ánanda Márga’s multi-dimensional spiritual ideology. The alumni also provide financial support to the institution from time to time. Prashiksana Matha, founded in 1976,  is a project of Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Saḿgha(Sweden) [Organisation Number 802007-4368] and under the care of CTS (Central Training Secretary). He can be contacted at . Bella Montalban (Avadhútika Ananda Bhadra Ac.) provides training assistance and spiritual guidance to sister trainees. Karl Johan Andersson as a resource person leads the disaster relief workshops at the Institute. Ole Brekke gives regular workshops on “Theatre in Education”. Dr. Sid Jordan has provided workshops on Counselling. Courses on Yoga -Psychology are offered on a regular basis. <https://yogamonastery.org>

CNS-Sweden was founded as an educational institute on January 1, 2006.  It is now a project of Ánanda Márga Gurukula (Organisation Number 802470-2261). Its Chancellor Dr. Ácárya Shambhúshivánanda Avadhúta (Dadaji) alias Dr. Satish C. Kohli coordinates its global network also from Sweden (Stockholm/Ydrefors) & assisted by Mr. Silvano and Tomas Fält. He is also assisted by Erlend Johannes Dhyanesh Överland, Mikael Söderström, Didi Ananda Samprajina  and Didi Ananda Bhadra in training programs. Dadaji can be reached at . The officiating director of CNS-Sweden can be reached at . The contact office of AMGK is at: c/o  Gurukula/Kohli, Aprikosgatan 1B, Lgh 1001, Hasselby 165 60. Tel: 0700595582/0734127337.  CNS-Sweden partners with Legacy 17 ( http://legacy17.org )  &  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. An outreach centre (Centre for Neohumanist Studies- CNS) has also been opened in Stockholm. AMGK (Sweden) welcomes endowment funds for furthering the neohumanist educational agenda in Sweden and the rest of the world.

For more information about Stockholm activities, please contact Erlend Johannes Dhyanesh Överland at 0739525340  and Didi Ananda Bhadra at +46-736309891  or write to: .

At present the college/seminary-training center 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-A.M.Universal Relief Team

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

The curriculum provides 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 (Philippines), Marshall near Asheville (North Carolina, USA), Argentina, Caracas(Venezuela), and Sao Paulo (Brazil). Initiatives are underway to establish neohumanist centers in 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 is also being started in Singapore, Argentina, Brazil, Italia, Russia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and several other countries. Anthony Carlyle serves as the homeopath consultant and gives regular workshops on  Conversational English and Public Speaking.

The College Campus located in Ydrefors is also adjacent to the proposed “Ánanda Vihár” 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 & blueberry 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 the 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 attract aspirants from around the globe every year. CNS-Sweden also partners with the GK Internship Program where students wishing to become Gurukul (GK) Interns undergo three months of training at its facility 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 recipients of service; and, for the on-lookers as well as the involved. GK welcomes your participation in an unending endeavor 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 Linus Lundkvist +46-73-5421790 and Mikael Soderstrom +46-76-4123255 or Dada +46-73-4127337.

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

We appreciate your participation in our growth.