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(Arts & Culture)
Last Friday, the 5th of February 2010, the residents of Sadhana Forest invited numerous guests to their Brazilian Night. A very interesting film about the art of Capoeira and its development was shown, delicious vegan organic Feijoada was served and finally the audience could listen to and watch an amazing play by the Sadhana Forest Band. With a lot of wonderful Brazilian rhythms like Samba and Axé, the band offered a humorous understanding of Brazil´s past, including the story of the slaves, colonization, and the indigenous people from the Amazon.
Monday, 08 February 2010
For the final day and last part of the Auro Olympics was the Run for the Heart on 13th of January. All the children were excited about that race for over a month, because it was postponed due to the monsoon rain from December, and that is the race nobody wants to miss it. Some children were preparing themselves for long time for it. And the final day came! Hot sunny day, but that didn't stop the ehtusiasm of maybe small by the size, but big on their will, runners. Parents and friends came to cheer them up, and the feeling of excitment was contagious. We recorded some soundscapes of the race itself and some short interviews with children and their parents..
Thursday, 04 February 2010
Tuesday 19th January at 3.00 pm in the Town Hall there was a presentation about trends and developments of population growth in Auroville. The presentation was conducted by Martin as a follow-up of the socio-economic survey conducted for L'avenir in collaboration with Harini and Vikram. Not a lot of Aurovilians attended to this presentation who make the point of the past growth and the trends for the next years and decades. Here is the recording of the event..For the second click READ MORERead more
Thursday, 21 January 2010
Se un giorno foste invitati dagli insegnanti dell'asilo di vostro figlio a visitare la scuola, cosa vi aspettereste di udire? In quale ambiente sonoro vi trovereste immersi? Quali idiomi ascotereste? Come parlerebbero gli amichetti di vostro figlio? In questa breve registrazione presentiamo un cameo sonoro di circa dieci minuti in cui i bambini e le bambine della scuola materna "Center Field Kindergarten" cantano un programma di canzoni in lingue diverse. Questo breve paesaggio sonoro e' dedicato a quei genitori interessati all'educazione delle nuove generazioni di Auroville.
Friday, 15 January 2010
Madame Irina Bokova graced Auroville today with her visit. This gracious lady of Bulgaria has just been recently appointed as Genereal Director of UNESCO. The Conference Room at Town Hall overflowed with Auroville's residents as they listened to Dr. Aster Patel's welcoming words followed by Kripa: Aurovilian by birth and by choice as she elaborated the ideals of Auroville. Madam Bokova spoke in the same vein, stressing the need worldwide for tolerance and respect for one another, to work harmoniously with science, with technology and nature for the benefit of humanity. And for this, she promises to work tirelessly. Her recognition of Auroville's role toward this goal was appreciated by all. .Click Read More to see more images.Read more
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
On December 28 Dr. Debashish Banerji gave a presentation on the theme "A New Emergence: The Need for Policy Change". Debashish Banerji is the former president of the East-West Cultural Center and Sri Aurobindo Center, Los Angeles. Teacher of Asian Art History and Indian Spiritual Culture. Educational Coordinator for the University of Philosophical Research, Los Angeles. Ph.D., Indian Art History, University of California, Los Angeles; MA Computer Science, University of Louisville, KY; BA English Literature, Elphinstone College, Bombay University. In REAM MORE the other parts.Read more
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
How did life start on Gaia? Take a walk inside the earth's time line, starting from the first single cells, from the first plants that started photosynthesis, making possible evolution: from the dinosaur to the mammals and finally arriving to the human being. Those who do not know this will find it well presented; those who do know will find the repetition valuable, to keep it in mind, to be conscious how one's short existence inevitably influences the entire planet.
Sunday, 27 December 2009
What is Auroville? This was the question proposed on the 19th of November 2009 at the Residence Assembly Gathering in the Visitors Centre, where Aurovilians, Newcomers and guests came together to talk. The idea was to share individual and personal answers to this question. The organizing team expected positive as well as critical answers, but what happened was a declaration of love to Auroville. People expressed their honest and deep feelings connected to Auroville.
Friday, 25 December 2009
In this presentation Ashesh Joshi introduces us to The Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Spirituality is to grow in spirit and in Sri Aurobindo's Yoga the main process is to put ourselves as an instrument of the Divine Consciousness. Ashesh use The Mother as the main subject of this presentation and the key role that Sri Aurobindo has given to her in the Integral Yoga.
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Two weeks of athletic Auro Olympics just finished, and of course they are a bit different to how we see other Olympic games. Here they are more based on real sportsmanship. Each individual is trying his/her best to contribute to the scores of the team, and all of them are trying to exceed results from last year. The aim of Auro Olympics , which are going on now for over 15 years, is learning through competition, encouraging good will, evoking true sport spirit and respect to each other. All the children in Auroville attend the sport every afternoon, because the Mother envisaged physical development in children as essential to their spiritual growth.
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
A General Information Meeting on Roads and Mobility was hold on December 2nd in the Town Hall Conference Hall at 5 pm. About 50 people participate to the meeting on that day. Today we publish the recording of the event in order share as much us possible this important but also not totally agreed topic. The AuvilleRadio is planning to cover as much as possible of this Friday Meetings to share with whoever it is interested. mp3/2009_12_02_presentation_meeting_gim_road_mobility_english_lite.mp3
Saturday, 12 December 2009
On 5ht of December 2004 AurovilleRadio was “born”. In interesting interview with Andrea we overview last five years from its early beginnings to today, and what actually AurovilleRadio is to the community, and what it is to the other world. Nevertheless the progress of community in whole is very much related to the level of flux of information, and in Auroville especially that is of the vital point, because the people who live here are form all over the world, are indeed so different, and to live in unity in diversity information need to be shared. Happy birthday!
Saturday, 05 December 2009
Le falciatrici scorciano l'erba mentre Andrea, ancora con voce tremolante, si muove dall'area della Pace verso i laboratori nei quali si continua a preparare pezzi per il Matrimandir. Tra sibili di macchine al lavoro e cinguettii di uccellini, la passeggiata porta il microfono verso nord, al cumulo di terra di risulta dalla fondazioni della struttura principale, trasportata a mano da centinaia di uomoni 40 anni or sono ed ora sventrata da scavatrici meccaniche: la collinetta scomparira' a breve. Un robusto basamento su cui si poggiava la macchina che ha tritato tutte le roccie servite per il cemento armato per la costruzione, e' ormai abbandonata a lato dei giardini ed ora va incontro all'oblio.
Thursday, 03 December 2009
Bright, sunny, not a typical monsoon Saturday at all...And Youth Center was full of laughter, jumping, screaming, and full of children who were trying to express themselves in various workshops, from painting, sawing, theater, drumming...to baking. The results of hard working morning were on display in the afternoon, when visitors could enjoy in a small presentation – two theater plays, one done exclusively by children, the other with a little help, dancing of girls, and lively rhythms of capoeria ... In conversation with children we found out that this events are very much welcomed from the side of them, further, they're saying that those are the beautiful part of life in Auroville..MORE IMAGES by clicking READ MORE...Read more
Tuesday, 01 December 2009
An eminent educator, linguist, sociologist, psychologist and philosopher, Professor Chittaranjan Das spoke of his past experiences in education. He reflected on his first visit to Auroville, meeting the Mother, and other inspirational persons. To Professor Das, integral education is about attitude, it is a twofold relationship. Initially it is about special involvement in something that is yet to be presented, and secondly how one relates to children. With many problems comes progress, and in integral education progress is the peak, the goal to be reached, but it's never reached. He noted that there's always a progress where there are problems...
Sunday, 18 October 2009
(Arts & Culture)
A very special exhibition was inaugurated in Tibetan Pavilion on sunday by three young Aurovillians. Claude, who is the driving force behind it, realized after the talk with his Holiness the Dalai Lama, that this is something he got to do, and he had to do it in a unique way. On 25 panels starting with ancient history of Tibet, which is to most of us unknown, are glimpses of Tibetan history through several millenniums. All the panels are enveloped somehow with two thangka paintings which his Holiness the Dalai Lama presented signed by him for this exhibition. Going trough all the panels and watching the two beautiful thangka paintings one remains speechless... as though all questions where answered. Read more
Monday, 05 October 2009
(Arts & Culture)
The first Auroville Film Festival opened in the presence of all whose contribution made it happen. Present were two of the judges: actor-director Revathy Menon and reporter/documentary filmmaker Gerard Perrier. Aurovilian Marco of Cinema Paradiso, initiator of the festival, presented an overview and warm thanks to all the participants. A few comments from organizers, filmmakers and spectators present in the crowd expressed their enthusiasm and delight, to see months of preparation bear fruit.Click here to view the inauguration at Town Hall, on AurovilleTV.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Integral Education is a revolutionary concept envisioned by Sri Aurobindo. Sri Aurobindo Ashram School was the first school in India to teach computer science. In tune with this heritage, Auroville has made significant progress in education. An interdisciplinary seminar sponsored by SAIIER allowed all participants to exchange information, ideas and experiences in areas such as Experimental and exploratory approaches to learning and education, Interactive learning, home learning, classroom aids, edutainment, distance learning and more. The following is excerpt from the full length seminar. To listen to the entire presentation pass by the radio for a CD copy or contact us here.
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Fritz, an inventor and a big adventurer, is going to bring his plant-fueled-multi-purpose-mini-bus from Germany trough former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran and Pakistan, down to Auroville. He is open to all people - from the youngest to the eldest - who are ready to practice karma-yoga on the way to join him on the bus. The people would have a quite adventurous trip and alternative community life happening right on the bus during the journey. What is Fritz going to do with the bus in Auroville? How you can participate in this project? Listen to the interview.
Thursday, 03 September 2009
Mohanam Marutham panpattu maiyathin Mudalam Aandu Niraivu vizha 13. 8. 2009 Andru Alankuppam Villiattu thidalil enithey Nadaipettrathu. Kadantha Oru varudankalaka Mohanam Marutham Siruvarkal karttu vantha (Kollattam, thappatam, Silambattam, Nattupura Nadanam, Nadakam, bharathanatiyam, padal) Kalaikalai vizha Medaiyil velipadulthinargal Ivvizhavirkku pettrorkal Anaivarum Kalanthu kondu, thankal Siruvarkalin thiramaiyinai paratinarkal. Melum Avarkalin Kalachara pariMattrathai parthavudan Kirama Samuthayam Valara Ethu oru Mun udaranamaka Amainthathu. Kirama pura Siruvarkalukku Ivvizha Thankal thiramiyai velipadutha oru Nalla Vaippaka Irunthathu. Ithu mathiriyana Kalai Nikazhichikal kirama makkalai ondru Servatharkku Oru Nalla palamaka Irunthathu.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Michael and Guido of Quiet Healing Centre welcomed some 20 odd Newcomers for an introductory tour. They talked about how the Centre started almost 10 years ago and about various therapies and facilities. Quiet is well known for Watsu therapy and mainly attracts guests from Europe in the peak season. All therapies and massages are offered for free to Aurovilians and Newcomers with priority for those suffering from ailments.
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
At small gathering on full moon in July at Repos we had a chance to listen to soft mellow chords of guitar played by Subash. He told us few things about himself, his life passion - music, and how he experienced Auroville so far. As he mentiooned he heard about Auroville from his friends who were staying here for few months, and found for himslef that this is really something different to any other. Otherwise he compose music, mostly trance and background music for movies and spin from time to time.
Friday, 17 July 2009
Himal comes back on what he calls 'Fun in progress' the expression of his wonders to change things and express new ideas in a ludic way. He tells us how, in his carving class, he tries to offer to children the opportunity to create and express themselves with different material and to encourage both freedom and creativity in an open-minded place. Himal also explains how the creation and expresion of one's self, with creative works and more physical ones can manifest new creative abilities and accompany spiritual realisation.
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Georges, the gardener of Verite, comes back on his experience in Auroville with a really personnal view. He exposes the 3 reasons that motivated his coming in Auroville and how these personnal goals can reveal a challenge with oneself that permited him to go beyond his own limits and become more open to the vastness of experiences. He finishes then on a focus on Verite and explains the particularity of this community.
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Monday, 15 June 2009
Children come into this world very pure and it is up to the adults to help them stay bright without losing the contact with their souls. Kids have so much energy, naturally and from their outside world. Yoga gives them the opportunity to take a break and focus that energy inward. Savitry teaches yoga postures, deep relaxation and meditation to a new generation that can benefit and make a difference in the world. Listen to the interview about how she makes yoga understandable, accessible and fun to kids.
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
A Journalist: “How do people in Auroville use Integral Yoga practice in their daily life?... What is Integral yoga at all?... When the Mother envisioned Auroville did you feel that she had this idea that we all would be living inspired by the Divine?... What a guru normally would do is to eventually have the sadhaks know how to go within themselves to find answers?” Frederic: “In oder to do justice to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother you have to avoid labeling them. Don't give it a title just describe what you experience. Each one for himself. Keep on asking interesting questions. Don't aim at the answers.” You can though listen to them in the interview with Frederic.
Thursday, 04 June 2009
Nothing happens which is not part of the great Universe and its purpose. The weakening through illness, disability, loss or some kind of personal tragedy, carries great potential for spiritual awakening. Not so many people recognize this as an opportunity, and when it happens to them they think there is something dreadfully wrong, something that should not be happening. Ultimately, nothing happens that is not meant to happen. Jon who came to Auroville through having an accident in the road, tells his story about how his temporary disability became an opening into spirit. mp3/2009_05_08_interview_jon_nothing_happens_english_lite.mp3&totalTime=9:52
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Meenakshi, the poet from the nursery. Her life is dedicated to poetry, Tamil culture and children. For young Auroville workers and school drop-outs, she runs an unusual program since she came here some 33 years ago. She published countless poems. In this interview, Meenakshi presents her educational and literary work; she shares especially her enthusiasm for the richness and beauty of tamil language.
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
On Saturday 2nd May, T. V. Sairam held an interactive lecture demonstration at the Tibetan Pavilion. He is a former administrator, economist, ethno-botanist and musicologist, who has authored several books and hundreds of articles on all these subjects. His pioneering work on the therapeutic aspects of the traditional Indian music system and nada yoga have attracted the attention of the world community of music therapists in recent years. You can listen to an excerpt of his presentation here.
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Are you a friend or family member of an Aurovilian or just someone curious about this international project on human unity? Are you a newcomer looking for words of direction to gain personal relationship with the 41 year-old project? Relax into the sounds of birds chirping and chimes blowing in the wind. Remove from a busy life by allowing yourself to be taken away by Deepti's captivating voice. Through stories of her life in Auroville and experiences working and living here, you will gain perspective into the possibilities of Auroville, where Auroville has been and where 'The city the earth needs' may go.
Wednesday, 06 May 2009