History - Past revisited

Mr Sanjeev Sanyal
by Patrick   
Monday, 06 January 2014

Mr Sanjeev Sanyal (Photographer: Internet)Saturday afternoon saw the MMC packed full. Mr. Bala Baskhar and many others were present to hear Mr. Sanjeev Sanyal talk about his most recent book "The land of the seven rivers". Mr. Sanyal is a leading Indian economist, environmentalist and urban theorist. He has worked in the field of financial markets since the mid-nineties and is widely regarded as one of Asia's leading economists. In addition he is a well-known environmentalist and an expert on the economics of cities, founder of the Sustainable Planet Institute, Read more

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Conference sur le Vedanta
by Patrick   
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Surya Tahora nous a presente une conference captivante sur le Vedenta et les chemins de la liberte, ou comment apprehender la vision du UN absolu et universel. Surya est né à Madagascar..Il rencontre en 1995 Swami Dayananda Saraswati, un enseignant contemporain de la Non Dualité (Advaita Vedanta) dans la tradition du philosophe Indien Shankaracarya. Surya étudie depuis cette date avec Swami Dayananda les principaux textes de la tradition philosophique Indienne dans leur langue d’origine, le Sanskrit Read more

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AIR 1968 Auroville Inauguration
by Andrea & Amanda   
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Listen to an inspiring piece of broadcasting history as Mother announces the inauguration of Auroville live across India on 28 February 1968. The recording was made with Mother sitting in Pondicherry while 5000 founding members of Auroville conducted the inauguration ceremony nearby at the Matrimandir Amphitheater. Thanks to All India Radio, her reading of the original Charter of Auroville in French was broadcast live to the amphitheater, as well as across India, while soil representing 124 nations and 23 Indian states was placed in the ground. Read more

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Chanting to Goddess Sarasvati II
by Herman   
Thursday, 21 February 2013
Nishtha (Photographer: Herman)In this the second lecture about the Goddess Sarasvati, Nishtha translated and explained more of the poetry. Nishtha has translated all main and sub-hymns to the Goddess Sarasvati in the Rig-Veda. Participants had a chance to hear how the Rishis of the Rig-Veda chanted about what they heard and seen in the spiritual worlds as they where invoking the Goddess Sarasvati. There will be two succeeding lectures on Wednesday in Verite Hall 3-5 pm. Read more

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Histoires de manuscrits anciens
by Sam   
Monday, 27 February 2012
at MMC (Photographer: Sam)Anaïs Wion est historienne, chercheure au CNRS, spécialiste de l'Éthiopie médiévale. Les sources historiques avec lesquelles elle travaille sont en grande majorité des manuscrits qu'elle consulte dans les églises et les monastères des hauts-plateaux éthiopiens. Elle propose une conférence sur la place de l'homme dans la culture manuscrite : qui fabrique les manuscrits, qui les copie, qui les enlumine, qui les lit, qui les commandite, qui en sont les auteurs ?

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History of ancient manuscripts
by giuseppe and maria   
Monday, 27 February 2012
Poster (Photographer: Maria)On Thursday 23rd at 5 pm in Cinema Paradiso - Town Hall, Anais Woin in collaboration with French Pavilion and CIRHU presented "History of ancient manuscripts". Anais is an historian, researcher at CRNS (Centre National Recerche Scientifique), specialist of the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia during medieval and modern periods. She works with manuscript texts, most of them being consulted in the churches and monasteries of the Ethiopian highlands. Those manuscripts are still part of a living culture and much related to oral traditions. Read more

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Interviews at Rinpoche`s talk
by Kimbo   
Friday, 03 February 2012
Namgyal at the Tibetan Pavillion  (Photographer: Hamish)Prior to Prof Samdhong Rinpoche's arrival, interviews were sought with two Tibetan exchange students Namgyal and Tsened, and Jungchup from Auroville. They were waiting at the entrance of the Tibetan Pavillion to see the rare photos of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and his documented asylum into India and a talk delivered by Rinpoche. Each one spoke very sweetly of their experiences living in Auroville. Firstly, Namgyal covered the topic of the Mahayana discipline of meditation and, how to be a 'better man' for Tibet. Read more

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A dream about the future Tibet
by Kimbo   
Wednesday, 01 February 2012
Samdhong Rinpoche smiling (Photographer: Kimbo)On Saturday 28th January, 4.30 pm at the Tibetan Pavillion, Auroville was graced with a visit by Prof Samdhong Rinpoche. Rinpoche was greeted by children and guests who had arrived for the inauguration of a rare photo gallery documenting the 1959 departure of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from Tibet and arrival into India. There was a sense of nostalgia and appreciation to be present at such an auspicious event that dated decades back, during which His Holiness's asylum had been facilitated by the Government of India and, at their invitation. Read more

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