The Practice of PROUT

This novel course builds on the theory of the Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT) and explores the practical implementation of 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.

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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.

In this course you will gain an understanding of:

  • Nested systems of planning
  • Empowerment and healthy boundaries
  • Rational distribution & block level planning
  • Integrated & balanced development
  • Transition to a new era

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Practice of PROUT

a new solution-oriented paradigm of development

This course is for those wanting

to understand the practice of transitioning from capitalism economic globalism under

capitalism to a human needs oriented, sustainable localized economy.

PROUT (the Progressive Utilization Theory) is a new, solution-oriented paradigm of

development first introduced several decades ago. With the growing awareness of the

systemic depths of global crises, there has been increased interest in PROUT as an

appealing alternative to capitalism.

What has been missing for many who’ve taken interest in PROUT is a clear articulation of

the process of transition to this new system, and a vision for its practical operation in

guiding local development.

The PROUT Institute has given particular focus to these two topics. The approaches it

has developed are ground-breaking and will get special attention in this course. Much of the material covered will be cutting-edge thinking.

For those looking for both a new social vision based on a Gaian worldview, and a

methodology for its practical implementation, this course is for you.

The course instructor is available to communicate with anyone wanting to discuss whether this course

is suited to their interests.

Supplemental readings will be provided.

An optional weekly discussion session will be made available for those who may have interest.

A certificate will be awarded by the PROUT Institute to those who meet completion requirements.