The Prout Convention is a blend of spiritual retreat and inspiration for social change. This year’s program continues a comprehensive analysis of the European Crisis with both immediate and long term solutions based on the Progressive Utilization Theory or “Prout” (Prout is an alternative socio-economic theory which sees the world as a family of living beings sharing a common journey towards higher consciousness. Prout’s slogan is “Prosperity Without Harming Others”and its aim is to provide security and progress for all forms of life). In particular we will look at the potential for regional alternatives to the European Union (such as a Nordic Alliance) based on self-reliance, social justice and sustainability. We will work on the organizing skills we need such as communication, planning and decision-making. Finally we will have hands-on workshops on alternative currencies, water systems, renewable energy, permaculture and other skills for people who want to make progressive changes by changing the way they live.
Spirituality and Creativity
Kiirtan (chanting) and meditation are at the core of the convention. Four sessions of kiirtan and meditation every day (beginning with 3 hours akhanda kiirtan) 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 steadily developing. This year there will be a new kitchen and dining hall and a new kitchen garden to supply fresh veggies and herbs for the Convention.
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 programs for teenagers.
Ananda Gaori has a combination of dormitories, rooms and grassy fields for camping. Most of the rooms have beds while the dormitories have mattresses on the floor. Participants should bring their own sheets, sleeping bag, etc. This year the facilities have been renovated and extended to include a new living space for families and children. Those who need more privacy and peace (and loud snorers :))are encouraged to bring their own tent and camp.
Please Preregister! This is vitally important for our planning and accommodations, especially for anyone with special needs. Space is very limited except for camping.
(Note: Registration fee covers, accommodation, food and program participation.)
Standard €180 (1350 DKK)
Students, pensioners, unemployed €135 (1000 DKK)
Children 5—12 €80 (600 DKK); Children 0—5 Free
Portugal, Spain, Iceland, Greece €13 (1000 DKK)
Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Romania €110 (820 DKK)
From the Balkan countries and other sectors, concessions will be available when registering in advance or at registration.
Danske Bank 0297 4614434090; Swift/Bic: DABADKKK
Site: Ananda Gaorii, Holbækvej 56A, 4560 Vig,
Tel. +45 47314731
Mob. +45 91490811
Copenhagen (Prout Global Office)
Tel. +45 33241244
Tel. +45 33256671
Mob. +45 26453521
Mob. +45 71881273
If you come by train we can pick you up from Holbaek Station. If you come by car please see map.
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, address, nationality and passport number to Vishvashanti at firstname.lastname@example.org he will send you an invitation letter.