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Towards Economic Democracy - 7th-9th December

“Towards Economic Democracy
- creating a system with soul”

Place: Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Island Bay, Wellington

Time: 5pm Friday 7th December - 5pm Sunday 9th December 2001

There is an increasing recognition of our need to live more holistically. An extension of this is the need to establish a holistic social and economic system - one that takes physical, mental and spiritual dimensions into account, and nurtures the people, plants and animals living on Planet Earth.

The movement to realise such a vision has become global. This seminar seeks to focus a movement for economic democracy within Aotearoa/New Zealand. Those wanting to help build such a movement are urged to attend.

Programme

Friday evening
5.00pm Powhiri
Meal
8.00pm SHARING OUR VISIONS.
NB People who may not be committed to attend the whole seminar are welcome to attend this session. A koha welcome.
Saturday
9.00 – 10.15 The economics of all round wellbeing.
This workshop will provide a brief overview of PROUT - Bruce Dyer
10.15 – 10.45 Break
10-45 – 12.15 Oneness and division workshop
"Human society is one and indivisible". Uncovering the oneness and bringing it to economics, education, culture, spirituality.
- Dada Jitendrananda
12.15 – 1.30 Lunch.
1.30 – 3.00 Sohail Inayatullah ‘PROUT INDICATORS’
Questions to ask of New Movements/
Organisations/Revolutions/Policies
3.00 – 3.30 afternoon tea
3.30 – 5.00 Sohail Inayatullah
Issues on dealing with the
public, and Prout policy, praxis theory (ie action learning - learning from doing)
5.00 – 5.30 break
5.30 – 7.00 Consciousness for activists;
Meditation, yoga and chanting to open inner resources. Uniting people from differing spiritual traditions. – Didi Ananda Laghima, Dada Sarvabodhananda.
7.00 – 8.30 Meal
8.30 Diverse cultural programme
Sunday
9.30 – 11.00 The development of a strategy for NZ and the scope, value and need for wide participation - open space to lay the groundwork for a Movement for Economic Democracy. Part I
11.00 – 12.00 Tree planting and games
12.00 – 1.30 Lunch
1.30 – 3.30 The development of a strategy for NZ and the scope, value and need for wide participation - open space to lay the groundwork for a Movement for Economic Democracy. Part II
.
People wishing to learn about vegetarian cooking are welcome to help out in the kitchen. Note also that the programme will include opportunities for yoga and meditation.

Profiles
Sohail Inayatullah
Professor, Tamkang University, Taiwan; Sunshine Coast University, Maroochydore; and, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Co-editor: Journal of Futures Studies, Associate Editor: New Renaissance (www.ru.org). s.inayatullah@qut.edu.au, www.metafuture.org. Born in Pakistan and raised in the USA, Geneva, Islamabad and Kuala Lumpur.

Didi Ananda Laghima and Dada Sarvabodhananda
Didi who is Japanese-born, and Dada who is from the Philippines are both dedicated full-time teachers of Ananda Marga meditation who share a wealth of knowledge and an infectious enthusiasm for life and the practice of meditation.

Dada Jitendrananda
Irish-born Dada managed Global PROUT office in Denmark for 4 years before becoming an Ananda Marga monk in 1984. Spent 14 years in Japan teaching meditation, organising tours for Ravi Batra, and conducted workshops on Prout and Neo-humanism. Since 1998 has been teaching meditation in Australia and New Zealand. Has just finished writing a book on Neo-Humanism.

Bruce Dyer
An activist and student of PROUT who manages the Nelson Enterprise Loan Trust that makes loans to people who can’t get money from banks.

PROUT stands for Progressive Utilisation Theory, an ethics-based economic system propounded by spiritual teacher and social activist, P. R. Sarkar (1921 - 1990). PROUT uniquely integrates the spiritual dimension of life, recognising that balanced progress involves physical, mental and spiritual harmony. PROUT’s ethical base, outlined as Neo-Humanism, establishes the oneness of humanity in cultural diversity, and the existential value of animals and plants.

PROUT’s economic system includes economic democracy / large co-op sector, self-sufficient economic regions and constitutionally guaranteed purchasing capacity.

Cost: $100, concession $80.
If paid by 3rd December $80, concession $64
Per day rates: $45, concession $35
Children 8-14 half price
Prices can be negotiated if they pose difficulties.

Food will be vegan/vegetarian. Children are welcome and child care will be available.

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Please make cheques payable to
Proutist Universal, and send to
P. O. Box 984, Nelson.

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Further information:
about the seminar, please call Dada at (04) 382 9662 or
Bruce at (03) 548 7284.
email: bdyer@prout.org
about PROUT: www.prout.org or www.proutworld.org

“Now humanity bleeds. The future is dark. So we have come here to do something. I have come here to do something, and you have also come here to do something. My coming is significant, and your coming is not less
significant. We have come with a mission; and our lives, singularly and collectively, are a mission. Not missions — ours is a collective mission. Here we all are one. We have come to do something. And that is the causal factor.

”And what will be the effect? The effect will be that the world will realise that humanity is one and indivisible, and no power in heaven or on earth can destroy this glorious humanity. We have come here to save humanity, and we will save humanity.”
P. R. Sarkar

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