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A lecture on schizophrenia
Dr. WJT Mitchell, University of Chicago presents a lecture on Seeing Madness with slides and film clips in Adishakti - Auroville. In this program you will realize the great depths at which our mind operates and get a glimpse into what is the meaning of ' madness' literally. Dr. Mitchell presents his remarkable research work to make us understand how we are intrigued & excited by projection of madness & how easily it has become a part of our reality. The doctor famously quotes, "there will come a time when we wont know the meaning of madness". Read more

Friday, 05 April 2013
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A Heart Opened to the Divine
Tyler Carson, a volunteer at Village Action Group, has came to Auroville in the group of twelve as their part of intership of the study on integrative energy healing. Their study in Seattle is a three years program design to incorporate teachings from India(Vedic system), China(meridian system) and North American Native tradition in order for students to know how to use the universal energy in order to promote healing in the body. Tyler is working on sound healing by allowing his heart to be open to the Divine while making the music. Read more

Wednesday, 06 March 2013
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Acroyoga
In Auroville, for two years, a team of passionates has been exploring this discipline born from the third millenium on the Amercan continent. Mark is presenting us this recency between yoga, circus and Thai massage. The French-American tandem Mark and Damien, after a long process of decoding from books and videos, has acquired skills that allow them to offer now the opportunity to practice this activity in Auroville at Arka Centre on Sundays 8-10 am and Tuesdays / Thursdays 7-9 am, and Louise in Windara Farm on fridays 3-5 pm. Ready to fly? Read more

Wednesday, 06 March 2013
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Steps Ahead ... Health

In Friday morning session of Steps Ahead .. presented by Sri Aurobindo Centre for Studies.. Indian and the World (Bharat Nivas) in collaboration of other Working Groups Kailash Clinic and Auroville Institute for Integral Health presented their reality of different ways of how to deal with diseases and ill condition of human body and spirit. At the end also benefits of Laughter Yoga were presented with short demonstration. Read more

Saturday, 23 February 2013
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Aravind`s Eye Care Awareness
On 15th February 2013 Auroville hosted the Eye Care Awareness Symposium, in Town Hall. The symposium was conducted by the Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry, as a part of 10th anniversary celebrations. Tree specialists (Dr. Venkatesh, Dr. Prathmesh and Dr. Manavi) spoke about: Advances in Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy and ARMD and Silent Killer of Vision – Glaucoma. Question and answer session took place at the end of the presentation. The event was organized by Aster Patel with the help of Chandresh Patel. Read more

Monday, 18 February 2013
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Thousands of Smiles

A truly inspiring Sunday morning! More than 3000 people gathered at dawn at the Visitor Centre to participate to the 6th Auroville's marathon to run over the path and paved roads of Auroville. The most common word I've heard it's "awesome"... Believe me this interviews are barely edited and what it comes out is that the runners were just so happy! A very well organized event by the marathon team. Listen the voices of the runners about what they got from the experience of running in Auroville.

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Sunday, 10 February 2013
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3000 runners at the 6th Marathon

Auroville Marathon 2013 - Run for the joy of Running. The sixth edition of the Auroville Marathon will be held on February 10, 2013. This year, we'll have over 3000 participants from Auroville, the neighboring villages, Sri Aurobindo Ashram and from other cities in India as well as outside India. The Marathon will start and finish at Auroville Visitor’s Centre. Listen to the interviews with the organizing team members Chandresh Patel and Balaji. Please click here to download a document with information about the event. Read more

Saturday, 09 February 2013
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Ultimate Hat Tournament

Auroville hosted the third annual India "Hat" tournament during the first three days in February. Sports fields where used across the whole of Auroville with the finals held at Certitude on Sunday afternoon. Big thanks to Mark who as organized this third annual tournament in Auroville. Ultimate Frisbee uses similar rules as Basketball to pass the disk between players and have a score zone at both ends of the field similar as American football. Most unique is that there is no referee and the players call themselves faults being made. Read more

Monday, 04 February 2013
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Meditation against Violence
Given the recent news attention to the rape case in New Delhi and other cases of violence against woman across India. Anandi and Noel organized a special meditation session for Aurovillian's to radiate love and kindness to protect and support all woman in India and across the world. Anandi also displayed two very old wooden Goddess statues. One includes a Rain Goddess from Africa. The meditation was opened by Noel and lasted for fortyfive minutes. Thanks to the twenty plus people that came to meditate. Read more

Friday, 18 January 2013
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Launching Auroville Marathon `13
Welcome to the Sixth Edition of the Auroville Marathon! Auroville proudly presents you the Sixth edition of the Auroville Marathon on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Started in 2008, it has soon become one of the popular running events in India. In today's program, we speak to four people who help us in making the event special. Chandresh Patel, founder and Race Director of Auroville Marathon; Ram Viswanathan, who ran all full marathon in all 5 editions of the event; Rajesh Vetcha, founder, Hyderabad Runners and Santhosh, Coach, Runners High. Read more

Thursday, 22 November 2012
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Flushing the Cure Down the Toilet
Are we washing away a simple, medicinal and self-tailored tonic, which could heal our wounds, inside and out? According to Jim, a guest presenter from Australia, yes, we are indeed. Jim is a proponent and informal researcher of Auto-Urine Therapy, an ancient Indian healing practice. Quite well-known in India but not so often practised in the 21st century, urine therapy is presented by Jim as a cure to some of humanity's most-pressing health woes. This is a recording of an informal talk he gave at Quiet Healing Center last weekend. Read more

Wednesday, 26 September 2012
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Triathlon a Running Success!
The Auroville triathlon, held last Sunday Sept. 16th, was a resounding success for all involved. The athletes had a great run (and swim and ride!), and the volunteers and supporters all came out to have a good time. This year's organizer Ing-Marie even participated herself! Listen in for sporadic coverage of the 5-hour event condensed into 14 minutes! Highlights include athletes sharing their experience, supporters cheering them on, and to close the broadcast, some wisdom from the Olympic round champion, Dominic. Start training for next year! Read more

Saturday, 22 September 2012
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Conversation with Aikido Masters
Cristo, an Aurovillian since 1974, along with Surya and others, is deeply involved in conducting Aikido classes for both children and adults at Auroville. In Feb 2012, he organized a workshop and to lead it, invited Jean-Pierre Pigeau, 6th Dan Teacher in Paris and executive of the French Federation of Aikido and Budo (FFAB). In this conversation with them we learn how Aikido helps one to balance the body and mind, and also how in a way this martial art connects with the philosophy of Auroville of 'transformation of the consciousness'. Read more

Thursday, 23 February 2012
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Healing Touch International
Healing Touch is a therapy focused on the energy field of the body that assists in balancing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the self. By tapping into the array of energy centers in the body, Healing Touch encourages the being's natural ability to heal. I spoke with a group of Healing Touch certified practitioners who have come to offer Healing Touch classes as a gift to Auroville. Read more

Wednesday, 15 February 2012
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Auroville Marathon - 5
Feel the heat, the enthusiasm and the buzz of the Auroville Marathon - 5, in which almost 2000 people participated. As Jesse announces the winners, Andrea interviews runners and supporters from all across the country and the world who share their experiences. It's not just about running, as we found out, it's much about experiencing a new terrain, a different climate, new people, and also making a promise to oneself to aim higher next time. Read more

Sunday, 12 February 2012
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Helping Hands
Santosh, Ramesh and Sampath can be heard in this interview recounting their own experiences of the Auroville Marathon. Both Santosh and Sampath tell us how they pulled out of the first Marathon to help with the starts and the timekeeping and Ramesh describes his experience of doing the route marking for the first Marathon. Now, ahead of the fifth Auroville Marathon, these three men have their work cut out as they strive to make the event better than before! (This is the third and final edition of the 'Run with a Smile' series. Enjoy!) Read more

Thursday, 09 February 2012
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Contributing to the Marathon
This program contains interviews with Ing-Marie, a participant in the upcoming race, Anand, one of the main organizers, Taj, a graphic designer closely involved with the event, and Saket, an Ashramite who enjoys volunteering and being part of the Marathon. Listen in to all these people who contribute to the event in their different ways and find out how they all come together to make the Marathon special. This is the second out of three parts of the 'Running with a Smile' series. To see the marathon route, click on READ MORE. Read more

Wednesday, 08 February 2012
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Running with a smile
The Auroville Marathon (marathon.auroville.com) is held in February each year and this year is the fifth anniversary of the event. This program contains interviews with Chandresh and Balaji, two organizers who make the Marathon possible. While Chandresh talks about how he first had the idea of having a Marathon for Auroville, Balaji goes through the challenges involved in organizing an event that has over two thousand participants from all over the world. The organizers closed the registration on the seventh of January. Read more

Monday, 06 February 2012
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Hat Tournament
Sports ground at Certitude, the field next to and Udavi sports ground were very lively past weekend with Hat Tournament , which is ultimate frisbee tournament a different way with mixed team, as Mark explained it to us. Twelve teams consisted of seven players played for four games (long 1h15m) in the morning and two games in the afternoon on all three fields. Ultimate frisbee is more self sponsored sport with clear spirit of sportmanship; ultimate is different, one has to keep it cool, know the rules, has to call it fair and work in a team. Read more

Monday, 06 February 2012
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Pain management at LEC
Dr.Shanu from the Auroville Health Center addressed a group of trainee caregivers at Life Education Center and shed light on pain related to Cancer. In her talk, she elaborated on the multi-dimensional aspects of the "total pain" a Cancer patient undergoes and the factors contributing to pain and relief of suffering. Palliative care, an approach that improves the quality of life of patients facing the illness and treatments used to alleviate the side effects of curative treatments such as chemotherapy was discussed in brief. Read more

Monday, 19 September 2011
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Everything Is Yoga
In this interview we meet Shambo, a practitioner of Sivanandra and Kriya yoga, who is also an instructor here in Auroville. He shares his insights on living in the world today, and his hopes for the transformation of the future. "It is possible” he says for the world to reach this higher consciousness. We talk about yoga and how it is a part of every waking moment of his life. He's a great example of how yoga can transform your life into something more, something that is not just limited to this lifetime. Read more

Tuesday, 08 March 2011
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Reason to Run
It started before dawn...and to see the sunrise, dew on tree leaves, feel the sand and grass under the feet, was a blessing...the high spirits of people who supported runners all the way, with taunts as well as with water and medical assistance, was contagious...it gave them reason to do their best, run the best they could...morning cold was soon warmed up by sun, and the cheerful spirit of participants, slowly finishing the distance they had chosen to run. We'll be back for sure next year...all said! Read more

Wednesday, 16 February 2011
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Cheering Up

" Running a marathon is a dream: It is intense, it is arduous, it is challenging both physically and mentally and it demands all of you - commitment, endurance, persistence, focus.” This is what you can read in the website of the Auroville Marathon (marathon.auroville.com). What is missing in this sentence is the pleasure the runners have. In the interview recorded at the arrival, we have heard a lot of appreciation for the beauty of the trail, the warm and familiar atmosphere and the good organization. Some athletes just make it short. Awesome. Read more

Monday, 14 February 2011
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Ten Minutes With Anandi
Anandi is a raw food specialist who works at Kofpu, an organic food processing unit in Auroville. After studying at The Tree of Life Institute in Arizona she returned to India and realized that particular practices of awareness during food preparation transcend national boarders and have universal elements. Listen in for the sounds of raw food preparation along with a few hints about the opening of her new restaurant, some benefits of a raw food diet, and the delectable ingredients used in her raw chocolate moose that make it sweet and healthy at the same time. Read more

Thursday, 11 November 2010
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Reconnective Healing; what is it?

Reconnective Healing can be a life-changing experience. It utilizes evolutionary frequencies of a new bandwidth brought in via a spectrum of light and information which allow for healing, totally different from any energy work or technique of the past. Dr. Eric Pearl is the instrument through which this work is unfolding, spreading throughout the world, attracting interest and appreciation from researchers, scientists and doctors. Eric says: 'If you're lucky your healing will come in the form you anticipate. If you're really lucky, your healing will come in a form you've not even dreamed of – one which the Universe specifically has in mind for you.'

Thursday, 21 October 2010
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AA 3rd Birthday

Alcoholism is a progressive illness which can never be cured, and represents the combination of physical insensitivity to alcohol and a mental obsession with drinking which, regardless of consequences, cannot be broken by will power alone. The Surrender AA Group celebrated their third birthday on Sept.12th at Village Action Irumbai Road. AA groups all over the world help millions of people stay sober with the twelve step program which has proven to be not only an efficient tool, but also takes into consideration the spiritual part of the disease.

Monday, 13 September 2010
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Connection with the heart
Watsu is a gentle, nurturing therapy practiced in warm, body temperature water, combining movements, stretches and cradling. Quiet will celebrate this year 10th anniversary of practicing Watsu, and in March they organized advanced workshop with founder of Watsu massage – Harold Dull. He created it in 80s, and the technique slowly evolved as he began to incorporate aspects of zen shiatsu into his therapy. As he mentioned, Watsu is first aquatic body work for everybody.

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Tuesday, 30 March 2010
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Aquatica

In Svedam at Well cafe on 7th of January was an initial presentation of a dream and a a manifestation of reality of aquatic body work center, which would be located in the hearth of Auroville, next to Arka community. Through over a decade of aquatic and other work in Quiet, latest came to the point where it's insufficient for all the demands and needs of clients and as well of the practitioners of aquatic healing therapies. The team of Aquatica already well expressed their commitment to their work and  to the project Auqatica because amongst themselves they've managed to collect already 30 percent of the total sum of 65lakhs which are needed for it..For more images click Read More.Read more

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Tuesday, 12 January 2010
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Auroville Institute for Integral Health

The new integral health institute is slowly getting shape. In this presentation the health team Jocelyn B., Mallika, Mogan, Ruslan, Sumeet, and Veronica with the architects team updated all on the current state of the project. The ambitious vision of the project was presented by Ruslan and Sumeet. Alternative master plans of the building where presented by Houly, Helmut and Salaeja. The presentation was followed by a question and answers from the audience

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Thursday, 17 December 2009
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Spirit of the Game

In a world where athletics often spill over with conflict and aggression, a competitive sport whose foundation is joy and goodwill is a rare phenomena. Coren, captain of Auroville's Ultimate Frisbee team, explains the game, how it reached Auroville and why it is here to stay. The team recently came back from the Chennai Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in which they won the 'Spirit of the Game' award. The award is given to the group who keeps the game fun, joyous and full of goodwill. A game which develops these qualities makes this game 'at home' in Auroville.

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Friday, 23 October 2009
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