On 24th of June a teacher training workshop has been organized at Sarnath branch where more than 45 teachers from Sarnath and Bodhgaya schools have been participating. It has been the first time that the trainees and the trainers both have been totally independent and autonomous, free from … Western pressure and, sometimes, presumption. The training was lead by some of the senior teachers and some junior ones. It was a great experience for all the teachers, as some of the teachers have been former students there and now after all these years of learning and training they have been good enough to train others, sharing their own experiences. All of them did a wonderful job, although it was not that easy but they did it.
On seeing their performance, Mr. Valentino congratulated them with the following words:
“I am happy to see that almost all the teachers are attending the training in spite of heat and family’s duty. It is the first time that you are totally independent and autonomous, free from … Western pressure and, sometimes, presumption. I have to tell to everybody that we Western have only to thank India and Indians for the gift of knowledge and the wisdom we got. Since long time I am saying that India should not compete with the Western madness (economical foolishness, social wildness, scholastic irrationality, religious confusion…), because there is nothing that India can learn from the Western degeneration. India can be a leader in the world exporting not only yoga, but much more: the Wisdom that we tried to summarize in our books (Wise Rabbit and Ranjeet and his Stories).
So, first of all, I’d like to say thanks to all of you because – from your culture- I learnt the most important and precious things for my life: the moral ethic values; spirituality; the concept of Maya, emptiness; the concept of interdependence; the incredible power of Myths for inner and external order…
All this to say that the time has arrived that you can take the school and its destiny on your hands, assuming full responsibility for the whole Educational research.
We are ready to support anyone who wishes to be more involved in the Society’s administration, or Educational research.
We want to train more and more Indian people so that the school can be self-reliant and self-standing” V.G