Prana Dharma and Issues in Diversity

Offered by Jason Schreiner, President, PROUT Institute, this class is a presentation on and discussion about the PROUT concept of prana dharma and how it informs the current discussions of and public policy on diversity in North America.

This class is accessible to all. Whether you have a basic understanding of PROUT, or have never heard of PROUT, this class will contribute to your understanding of the ways in which we, as a society, can begin to think differently about diversity and how we can employ the theory of PROUT.

What is PROUT?

PROUT’s Fundamental Premise

All people should have equitable opportunities to develop and express their physical, mental, and spiritual potentialities, while maintaining dynamic balance among individual quality of life, collective well-being, and ecological integrity.For more information about PROUT, visit

PROUT (Progressive Utilization Theory) was first put forward by Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, a philosopher, social reformer, and spiritual teacher dedicated to the task of planetary transformation. Through his actions and teachings he inspired many people to develop their potentialities and take on active responsibility for humanity’s welfare.

Example Curriculum

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Jason Schreiner, Instructor

Jason Schreiner is President of PROUT Institute and Associate Director of the Teaching Engagement Program at the University of Oregon, where he teaches graduate seminars in engaged pedagogy and courses on social and environmental justice. He regularly presents on P.R. Sarkar's theories of neohumanism, PROUT, and aesthetic science, and is currently completing a book titled Philosophy of Neohumanism: Life, Love, and Liberation for All Beings, and developing a reading guide for Sarkar's The Liberation of Intellect: Neohumanism. Jason is also researching the history of critical liberation thought, which brings P.R. Sarkar into dialogue with key figures in liberation philosophy, critical realism, anticolonial movements, and the black radical tradition. Jason also brings years of experience in farming and community-based NGOs to his work.