Prout Convention 2018, July 20 – 26
We inspire ourselves and we inspire others when we transform the way we live and behave. People are not just looking for ideas they are looking for examples. People don’t just want to hope for a better future they want to live it now. In this Prout Convention we will explore as many ways as possible that we can “Be the Change” – physically, mentally, spiritually, individually and collectively.
This year we are also celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Prout Convention. We will look at what we have achieved over the last ten years and explore the challenges and opportunities which the next ten years hold out to us.
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What is the Prout Convention?
A Week-Long Program Integrating Spirituality, Activism, Creativity and Fun
A Universal Outlook
For those new to Prout “PROUT” stands for “Progressive Utilization Theory”. It is an alternative socio-economic theory based on the worldview that humans and all of creation are part of a universal family on a common journey towards higher consciousness. As aware and knowledgeable members of the family we have a responsibility to safeguard the security and well-being of fellow family members. This is a spiritual worldview with strong social, economic and environmental implications. As such the Prout Convention is a blend of spiritual retreat, learning and inspiration for progressive change.
Spirituality and Creativity
Kiirtan (chanting) and meditation are at the core of the convention. Four sessions of kiirtan and meditation every day and two sessions of yoga asana practice create a strong spiritual flow. For those who love chanting, every retreat brings the opportunity to learn new melodies and hear old melodies played in a new way. Spiritual talks from teachers and experienced practitioners bring insight and inspiration and the evening cultural get-togethers offer a warm-hearted opportunity to enjoy the performances of our talented international family.
A Growing Project
Ananda Gaorii Master Unit (retreat center and organic farm) itself is constantly developing. We have a growing number of talented volunteers, we are making great progress in our garden, increasing our production and taking our products to market, and we are looking forward to showing off a new roof, new rooms and other improvements.
For the Whole Family
There will be a complete child care program in the children’s tent and the enclosed children’s area with activities aimed at developing their sense of connectedness with all life and their own inner greatness and beauty. Trips to the nearby beach and forest will be offered along with special activities for teenagers.
Ananda Gaorii has a combination of rooms, dormitories and grassy fields for camping (see www.anandagaorii.dk for more pics). Most of the rooms have double bunk beds while some of the dormitories have mattresses on the floor. Participants should bring their own sheets, sleeping bag, etc. Those who need more privacy and peace (and loud snorers) are encouraged to bring their own tent and camp (Note: We will set up some of Ananda Gaorii’s tents and make a limited number available for participants). Be sure to register early if you want to have a choice of accommodation.
If you have special needs for accommodation (due to a disability, bringing an infant etc.) you can contact Didi Ananda Sumantrita by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. +45 26 46 55 57
The program is still in process. We will post it as soon as it is ready. You can see last year’s program (to get some idea of what this year will be like) at the convention website: http://www.proutconvention.dk/
To register kindly: 1) pay the advanced booking fee (40 Euro/300 Dkk) or the full amount and then; 2) fill out the registration form. Space is limited (except for camping). Paying the advanced booking fee gives you the opportunity to secure your preferred accommodation and special needs if you have them.
Click on the link below to register:
Note: Registration fee covers, accommodation, food and program participation.
– Standard: €225 (1700 DKK)
– Students, pensioners, unemployed: €170 (1250 DKK)
– Children 5-12: €100 (750 DKK); Children 0-5: Free
– Portugal, Spain, Greece €160 (1200 DKK)
– Russia, Romania, and Balkan countries €135 (1000 DKK)
– Outside Europe: concessions will be available when registering in advance or at registration.
How to Pay:
– By Paypal: email@example.com
– By MobilePay: 10373
– By Bank Transfer:
Account name: Ananda Gaorii MU
(Bank name: Danske Bank)
Address: Holbækvej 56, Vig, Denmark, 4560
(Account No.: 4001 4614434090)
DESCRIPTION: “Prout Convention”
NB! Please include the words “Prout Convention” in the message line.
Address: Ananda Gaorii, Holbækvej 56A, 4560 Vig,
Mob. +45 26453521 (Dada Ambareshvarananda)
Mob. +45 71881273 (Dada Krsnasevananda)
Mob. +45 71417362 (Dada Rudranath)
Mob. +45 22206992 (Turiiya)
Mob. +45 22206991 (General)
Mob. +45 22206992 (station pick-up – Turiiya)
Mob. +45 71667936 (Copenhagen Center – Paresh)
What to Bring
Sleeping bag/blanket, bedsheet, pillow, yoga mat, indoor slippers, notebook, pen, swim suit, towel, toiletries, sun cream, hat, sun glasses, notebook, pen, sports shoes, day pack.
For those of you coming by public transport please buy a ticket to Vig station and we will pick you up there. It takes two hours from the airport and one and a half hours from Copenhagen Central. If you are coming from the airport you need to change at Copenhagen Central and again at Holbaek (Holbæk). It is very time consuming for us to drive all the way to the airport so we would be extremely grateful if you could come to Vig. (If there is a long wait for the next train at Holbaek, try catching the bus. The ticket is the same for both.)
Trilokesha is in charge of pick-up from Vig. Please email him in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell him your approximate time of arrival. Please also call or sms him on (+45)29423037 just before you catch the train or bus from Holbaek. Then he will know to pick you up in half an hour.
If you are arriving very late in the night you can stay overnight at the Ananda Marga Jagrti (Yoga Center) in Copenhagen. The address is Platanvej 30, Frederiksberg. Take bus 6A from Copenhagen Central Station five or six stops to Platanvej and walk back to the corner and turn left into Platanvej. We are the first house on the left. Bus 6A leaves from Vesterbrogade opposite Copenhagen Central Station immediately in front of Nordea Bank.
If you need to contact our Copenhagen Center please call Paresh on +45 71667936.
Visa for Denmark
Those of you coming from outside Europe may require a visa to enter Denmark and some of you may need an invitation letter from the Prout Convention organizers before you can get a visa. If you send an email with your name, birth date, address, telephone number, nationality and passport number to Vishvashanti at email@example.com he will send you an invitation letter and visa application forms.