Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sraddhalu Ranade is a scientist, educationist and seeker

Sraddhalu Ranade is a scientist, educationist and seeker on the spiritual path. He has been an inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram since he was six months old, where he grew up in the care of late Sri M. P. Pandit. He is presently involved in various activities including video productions, software development, and teacher-training programmes. He has travelled widely within India and abroad meeting interested audiences to share his insights on varied themes. A multi-faceted personality, he delivers talks and conducts workshops on numerous subjects including Integral Education, Management, Self-Development, Indian culture, Science and Spirituality, Yoga.
Sraddhalu Ranade is a scientist, educationist and scholar at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, India. He has conducted numerous intensive teacher-training workshops in Integral Education and value-based education all over India and abroad. Over the years many thousands of teachers from several hundred schools and colleges all over India have benefited from these programmes. He regularly addresses students all over India on various scientific and cultural themes always with the emphasis on serving a higher Ideal and preparing ourselves from within for the task.
The book, DVDs, set of Audio CD and MP3 CD are based on a series of three-day teacher-training workshops on Integral Education conducted all over India over a span of several years. It is an attempt to communicate whatever is possible on the content, mood and intensity of the major elements of these interactions. The aim of these workshops was not so much to discuss different techniques of education, but rather to lead participants into a radically different way of experiencing education and our role in it as teachers and parents—and gradually even to awaken or grow into a new attitude to the whole of life itself, for the two are inseparably bound. And from this new state of being, we will discover that the right techniques and methodologies naturally flow from us, and all that we may have learnt over the years from specialized training sessions will naturally fall into place in a wide, embracing and spontaneous harmony. The discussions in these two DVDs lay down the foundations of this new approach, the principles around which it is organized, the different elements involved, and the resultant reshaping of the entire framework of education.
This DVD is the first part of a workshop series that awakens us to a deeper understanding of the nature of thought and the means of its cultivation.The power of thought is unique to the human species. It is the basis of our capacity to learn, grow and master our environment. The quality of our mental self-awareness, the clarity of our thoughts, the way we think, and the goals that we set ourselves – these are the things that ultimately determine the quality of our lives. And yet, we rarely pause to consider how we think and how we can train and further develop and refine this power.

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