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I Love Yoga
Edited by Didi Ananda Rama

This beautiful book contains a vast and varied collection of yoga poses especially adapted for children. Each posture is fully described and photographed to make it easy to teach and share yoga with children of all ages. This book also contains other useful sections including: Yoga Principles, Benefits of Yoga for Children, Science of Yoga, Yoga Methodology for the Developing Child, Breathing Exercises, Creativity in Yoga, Yoga Stories and Yoga Lifestyle Tips. All the suggested yoga activities are well tested in our classrooms. Mary Jane Glassman director of Morning Star Kindergarten in Denver, USA who is also a certified yoga instructor with experience teaching adults and children provided most of the text for the yoga poses

Paperback, 64 pages

Price US$15 plus shipping

ORDERING: amgkpublications@gurukul.edu

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Neohumanist Education
A Documentation on NHE Schools Around the World
Edited by Didi Ananda Rama

This full sized 100 page book provides a colorful picture of the Neohumanist Education system world wide, with over 40 articles and 260 pictures from NHE schools around the world. The articles are written by teachers working in the schools, giving a first hand look into the NHE classroom.

"What is compelling about this collection of essays and anecdotes is that they are written by practitioners in the field, who are both deeply committed teachers from a variety of cultures and practicing Yogis. The wisdom and practical ideas thus generated in these pages come from intellectual analysis, practical experience, diverse outlooks, and spiritually informed intuition. Many theorists in the field of education believe that it is this combination of analysis, experience, perspective, and intuition that is the most solid basis for developing good theory."
-Kathleen Kesson, Director of the Teacher Education Program at Goddard College

To order send mail to: amgk.glo@gurukul.edu

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The Golden Lotus of the Blue Sea
by Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar

The Golden Lotus of the Blue Sea, by Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar, is a masterpiece of responsible modern children’s literature. In every sentence of this fairy tale there is a wonderful attractive power – a crystalline simplicity and an open-heartedness. Through the storyline the author conveys to the child how life should be lived with purity and straight-forwardness.

The Golden Lotus of the Blue Sea sets a refreshing new standard in children’s literature conveying the essence of Neohumanist philosophy which Shrii P.R. Sarkar defined in short as ‘the practice of love for all created beings.’

The fairy tale is child-focused from start to finish. The story itself starts with the children’s keen sensitivity to nature alerting them that something was not right. The wise king has the ability to listen and respond to the children’s grievances with decisive steps and thus the children are empowered and given due respect. Throughout the story the human children, along with the animal children, remain loyal to the noble hero.

The role of simple poor people is given prominence by attributing magical powers to them that are used in the service of a good cause. The story introduces the real world of exploitative rulers and the peoples’ uprising in response, all the time maintaining the charm and fascination of the fairy tale.

The female role in the story is portrayed by the fairy who is magical, virtuous, innocent and spiritual in her unique lifestyle in her own realm. Her lapse is mended with the help of the hero and without guilt she asserts her inner strength and thus becomes part of the happy ending of the story.

Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar is a celebrated author of voluminous writings on a wide range of topics including some examples of good children’s literature. His writings are revolutionary and refreshingly dynamic, setting a new trend of benevolent thought and psychology in all realms of human cultural life from the crude to the subtle and spiritually beautiful.

Hardcover, 72 pages with full colour illustrations by Bhaskar

Cost $25 US plus postage

ORDERING: amgkpublications@gurukul.edu

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Neohumanist Educational Futures
Edited by Sohail Inayatullah, Marcus Bussey

Neohumanist Educational Futures breaks new ground by linking neohumanism with pedagogy and futures thinking. Inayatullah, Bussey and Milojevic, all educators, theorize the ethics of inclusion and exclusion; situate neohumanism in Tantric and transcultural futures; map out issues in neohumanist pedagogy (including, education for world futures; from information to wisdom; social cohesion in South Africa; speciesism and vegetarian pedagogy in Sweden; alternative indicators for neohumanism; integrated intelligence, peace and non-violence, partnership education; and the politics of historiography) and provide case studies of neohumanist educational practice. Interspersed throughout this text are short pieces by Indian mystic and author, Shrii P.R.Sarkar; Ananda Marga Gurukula's Chancellor, Ac Shumbushivananda Avt, and an interview with Paulo Freire conducted by social activist Ac. Maheshvarananda Avt.

Along with Inayatullah, Bussey and Milojevic, contributing authors include Ac Vedaprajinananda Avt, Tobin Hart, Marcus Anthony, Riana Eisler, Marlene de Beer, Helena Pederson, Vachel Miller, Peter Hayward, Joseph Voros and Mahajyoti Glassman. The authors argue that the current paradigms of uni and multiculturalism have reached their limits (and the tensions between them). A new approach, as in neohumanism or transcultural and transcendental sustainability, is required for humanity to move forward, and while doing so include those it has pushed aside.

To create this alternative future, a new educational philosophy and practice is required; one that inspires but does not become yet another method to be tamed and imitated. Rather, it must awaken the intellect from its narrow boundaries (nationalist, religious) toward planetary spirituality. Education in this future would be holistic – physical, mental and spiritual; ecologically and technologically driven; global and local in its orientation, and person based, meeting the changing evolutionary and developmental needs of each child, adult, teacher and student-learner.

Price $15 US per copy plus postage

ORDERING: amgkpublications@gurukul.edu

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The Fairy’s Flowers
A Neohumanist Children’s Book

The Fairy’s Flowers is inspired by the ten moral principles of Yama and Niyama as elaborated by Shrii P. R Sarkar in his book Guide to Human Conduct. Each concept is delightfully interwoven into the adventure of Jonathan who sets out to meet the fairy in the forest.

Paperback 32 pages, glossy cover

Price US $ 7 US plus postage

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CDs for Sale

The Fairy’s Flowers - CD
A Neohumanist Story and Songs CD
Story by Mukti Hava Bauman, Adapted by Didi Anandarama

This subtle work is based on a blending of storytelling and song. The Fairy’s Flowers story is simply narrated. Phrases are sung throughout using the lyre, Indian bells, guitar, harmonies and counter voices. 14 celestial songs satisfy the young child’s need for repetition.
Narration and songs produced and performed by Anjali (Angela Silva-Natarajan)

Cost: $15US per CD plus postage

ORDERING: amgkpublications@gurukul.edu

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Joyful Things
A Celebration of Children's Spiritual Songs
Produced by Kamala Alister

The children at the Ananda Marga River School in Maleny, Australia sing all the time. From all-school Morning Circle with over 100 children each Monday morning, to Quiet Time each day in the classrooms, the school is always full of music. Over nearly a decade we have gathered an amazing collection of Neohumanist children's songs - and we want to share them with everyone. So we are producing a professional CD of songs that includes 70 of the children's voices, top musicians and some of our most favourite songs. They include many originals such as the title track Joyful Things (written by the Little Family class when they were studying the virtue, "Joy"), originals such as "Friends" by Dada Ratnadevananda, "Children of the Crystal River", "God Shining" (the Yama and Niyama Song) "Precious Child" by Kamala, and "Spread the Love Around" by Mukti Haigh, as well many rounds such as "Trees, Trees" and "The River is Flowing" and many other beautiful songs such as "I Walk in Peace", "Lift Our Hearts", and more !


The album is a fundraiser for the school. 100% of the income from the CDs sold by the school will go towards the school music program. Income from sales through the AM network around the world will (hopefully!) pay for recording and duplicating the album.

You can order from the web page www.innersong.org

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Puppets and Dolls from Peru

Several years ago Didi Anandamuktivrata started a crafts collective, in Paraiso Alto, Peru, which has now grown to 15 members. These women make finger puppets. She also started a second crafts collective which is made up of women who are deaf. They are making ethnic Peruvian dolls. Both the finger puppets and the ethnic dolls are great for the classroom.

You can order from the web page www.rurapuk.com

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