Life and Work of Anup Rej Education and knowledge about mind, physical world and cosmos and awareness about the unity and interdependence of all are the foundation of an enlightened society

Enlightened academy and cultural retreat  

After the death of their  only son Ånun, Anup Rej and Ragne Birte Lund established a foundation in the memory of their child. The main objective of the foundation was to inspire and support creativity in children. While  encountering talented children with creative potentials, Anup Rej dreamt of building a creative retreat where children would  receive education and  awareness that would help them to explore the cosmic dimension in human life. In this  pursuit he started a project of education called ”Mind Body and Cosmos”, which  could help children to understand the relations of the physical world, the mystery of the human mind, and relations between mind and physical world with the things existing in the greater cosmos.
He believes that these understandings  are necessary for human beings to gain an enlightened perspective about freedom and meaning of life which may prepare them for an enriched life in  the adulthood. He pursues this dream by building a cultural retreat which is a preparetory stage for an enlightened retreat in the adult life. In his vision of an enlightened world people receiving education and training in such enlightened retreats  should be responsible for carrying out  the process of democracy in the society, which would bring security, justice and equality to all. He is working to build a model of this enlightened retreat in his summer place by Sognefjord in Norway.
“Dreams about an enlightened world are dreams of the enlightened human beings who are equipped with knowledge and awareness  of the unity of life with all that exist in the universe. ”
Enlightened retreat

Enlightened retreat



Cultural retreat ÅLR Foundation

Cultural retreat

ÅLR Foundation

“ From the universe to atoms the life is embraced with a wonder which can not be grasped by human intelligence. Anup Rej has aspired to penetrate this wonder  through activities springing from a source, which he perceives as the presence of a cosmic mind. ”

Books of Existence

Enlightened World


Art works

Science vs mysticism


Freedom Meaning

and Moral


Poetry and Philosophy







God and Spirituality


ÅLR Foundation

My Journey

Inner and Outer



Universe without

Beginning and end

Suspendisse sem lorem


Juvik by Sognefjord