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(Arts & Culture)
Jazz Standards
Fresh Saturday night in the beginning of monsoon, but we were lucky because rain had stopped before the concert started. Gathered audience could listen to some classic jazz songs, sung by Nuria, who’s voice is highly trained but more inclined to opera singing, and was accompanied by Matthew on keyboards, Keith on bass and Suresh on drums. The mellow and somehow nostalgic mood of Duke Ellington songs was brightly interrupted by short Suresh solo on drums, which earned him laud applause from the audience. Read more

Monday, 01 November 2010
The Supramental Ship

On 3 February, 1958, the Mother's consciousness went to the place where the link between our physical world and the supramental world was being prepared. When She returned, Her experience was written down, and Mother read Her report to the Ashram. In July 2010, Loretta visited the Sri Aurobindo study group in New York and gave a talk on Mother's experience. Mother's reading to the Ashram was recorded. As part of her talk, Loretta read out the English translation and played Mother's reading in French, and answered questions put by the group. Questions And Answers, 1958 (English Translation) Entretiens, 1958 (Original French Transcription).

Tuesday, 26 October 2010
(Arts & Culture)
Renaud plays mohan veena for kids

Renaud tried to make Deepanam's children to feel the link and the power between elements, life and music. During two 40 minutes session (20 minutes playing and 20 minutes talking and exchanging with kids) he played the water element with his west bengal instrument, a mohan veena.

Friday, 22 October 2010
(Arts & Culture)
Convergence Concert

Lovers of Hindustani Raga music came on their expense on Sunday night at Bharat Nivas Auditorium when we had a chance to listen to a renowned vocalist of the country Shantanu Bhattacharyya. The concert it might have been one of truly Indian classical concerts if it wouldn't have been for the Candaian Jazz musicians Jonathan Kay on tenor and soprano saxophones, Andrew Kay on alto saxophone and Justin Gray playing fretless electric bass. They brought freshness to raga music, and also proved that fusion of both styles can be very productive. Wonder child prodigy Mitra Bhattacharyya, aged only 8 amazed audience with her clear voice and endless energy by participating on more than two hours long concert. Read more

Monday, 18 October 2010
Freedom and conectendess

Solitude Farm is a place where one can really grow in the harmony with nature which leads to a freedom – a spiritual freedom, expresses Khaled who lives and works there for already six years. In his attitude and bright laughter one can see that he is indeed happy in what is he doing with all his passion. Recently the Solitude Farm started with tours and instructions on how one can prepare his or her own circular permaculture garden next to the house which should bring more awareness to Aurovillians about the food they consume, and maybe bring us back to the roots – connectedness with the Earth we live on. Read more

Tuesday, 12 October 2010
(Arts & Culture)
Song of the Great Soul

“We need to break free from the chains of our mind – the bonds of time, body and even ourselves... to be free,”says Parvathy. The special blessings was given to us on Saturday's 9th of October with her performance at SAWCHU. Parvathy Baul, dressed in simple saffron colored traditional wear with dreadlocks nearly down to her ankles, played ektara (one-stringed Baul instrument) and duggi (clay drum) along with nupur (anklet) enthralling everyone with the energy and spirituality of her performance. Parvathy’s voice is rich with skill and emotion that is bound to touch the listener with its unforced brilliance, and entirely possessed by this mystical feeling of Baul poetry, which also never fails to radiate the fragrances associated with the revelation of compassion. Read more

Tuesday, 12 October 2010
(Arts & Culture)
Space to Earth
And there was a sound...from far. Maybe heard by someone or something. How many messages do we send out every second? Maybe heard by someone or something. Responds or messages, communication in vain? And yet, we want it or not, we plan it or not, Divine does play its own role, the way it can, in given circumstances. And how often do we thank for the grace and blessings showered on us? Bounties of life are given to us over and over, on this small dot, called Earth in endless Universe. Read more

Thursday, 07 October 2010
Adam Kadmon and the Evolution
Sunday morning, September 26 Georges Van Vrekhem, a well-known author and exponent on Integral Yoga, began a series of four talks in Town Hall. Sri Aurobindo and the Mother have talked about the "archetype" as the idea of terrestrial evolution (which is also the origin of the four varnas). The Mother has seen it and talked about it to Sri Aurobindo, who confirmed her vision. If this is true, it is the explanation of the human form, therefore of the forms gradually created by the evolution and leading up to the human, and the fundamental shape of the supramental being. Mystics in the past have seen the same, and some of them, in the Gnostic tradition, have called the archetype Adam Kadmon. Listen in for the full first talk. Read more

Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Sri Aravindaya Namaha


Nadaka & Gopika offered us a special concert on the 15th of August in ARKA. Recorded extracts of this musical moment. 1  Gananam Tva 2  Krishna's song 3  Vande Tvam 4 Surya Namaskar 5 Guitar meditation The concert will be broadcast this week in the streaming channels.

Listen in as Nadaka and Gopika relax you with their sweet melodies, vocals and guitar abounding in beautiful synchronicity. Close your eyes and bring yourself back as you hear their live recording at Arka in Auroville.

You can check the schedule time by clicking here

Monday, 20 September 2010
Un mouvement guérisseur
Noguchi Haruchika était un guérisseur japonais qui a découvert le “katsugen undo”, un mouvement naturel du corps visant à s'auto-rééquilibrer et s'auto-guérir. Cette pratique obscure et connue de peu fut présentée par Ananda, samedi 11 septembre 2010, lors d'un conférence organisée par le Pavillon de France. La conférence aborda aussi les limites de la guérison par les mains et la classification, faite par Noguchi, des différents types de corps des êtres humains et leurs spécificités.

Thursday, 16 September 2010
(City Life)
El Pabellón Español
El 15 de Agosto del 2010, fiesta de la Independencia de la India y del aniversario de Sri Aurobindo, los miembros del Pabellón Español se reunieron en los terrenos de la Zona Internacional, donde se construirá la futura Zona Mediterránea, para hacer una meditación colectiva y firmar un acuerdo de colaboración. Alex estuvo allí y hablando con los presentes y explorando un poco mas el concepto y el trabajo del Pabellón Español, sus objetivos y lo que han echo hasta ahora.

Wednesday, 08 September 2010
(Arts & Culture)
New Dimensions

On a rainy Saturday evening Shri Soham Munim and Shri Debashish Dass performed an Indian classical concert at the Sri Aurobindo auditorium in Bharat Nivas. Shri Soham Munim was on that stage two years before when he played in a more progressive fusion concert. In this concert he played Hindustani Ragas on his sitar maintaining the classical art in its essence, and, also at the same time using a contemporary feel in his musical expressions. Shri Soham Munim was accompanied by Shri Debashish Dass on tabla. Read more

Monday, 23 August 2010
Tokens, movies and celebrations
As it is a custom, when the days of festivals, celebrations are near, events are also piling up, and in those days its actually hard to choose where you would like to be. Tonight we can choose between ethnic chanting in a circle at Verite Hall with Ana, Tiago and friends, or harp meditation and mystic words of Rumi offered by Antarjyoti, or we might see a Spanish movie in Cinema Paradiso. In the conversation with Nicolai we heard some news about Youth Center. Sri Aurobindo's birthday on Sunday 15th of August, which is also India's Independence Day will be celebrated on Friday, Saturday, with different programs and offerings and of course on Sunday with early morning bonfire and with program at Bharat Nivas at 8am.

Thursday, 12 August 2010
(Arts & Culture)
Walking through soundscape

Just open your ears... For the World Listening Day Svaram invited us for a sound walk through Auroville soundscape. We started in Svaram crossing the village of Kotakarai, continue to the forest, arrive in the Matrimandir nursery and finally reached Unity Pavilion to listen to the mystique Russian bells. Listen to the recording of this walk and try to emerge yourself into the texture of sounds, feel reflection of sound to your inner landscape. The good thing is that we don't have to tell you how to listen, so enjoy !!

Tuesday, 03 August 2010
Ma saison préferée

Au mois de mai les visiteurs, mais aussi une grande partie des auroviliens ont déserté. Le temps, haletant, semble suspendu; plus rien ne fonctionne normalement. Et pourtant, le croirez-vous ? Pour ceux qui choisissent de rester malgré la chaleur, l'été, c'est magique ! Éric prépare ses couleurs dans l'atelier du “Jeu de Peindre”. Mathilde confectionne du matériel pédagogique pour “Learning Community”, une école pas comme les autres. Satyamayi, 8 ans, barbote dans la piscine. Smiti et Aurevan, en profitent pour “être plutôt que faire”. Et pour Fabrice, être aurovilien, c'est toute l'année. Pour eux, l'été à Auroville, c'est la saison de tous les possibles, leur saison préférée !

Thursday, 27 May 2010
(Arts & Culture)
Painting the Mother

Shakti works at the Auroville reception care. But aside from that she is also one of Auroville's artists. Marlenka talked to her about her painting experiences and her emotional journey with her first painting of the Mother. Being a self trained artist, Shakti talks about her accidental initiation into painting and the connection between Auroville and art in general. Shakti feels that Auroville is a new Dawn, that is constantly progressing with Art being a part of it. Here you can listen to an interview with the painter.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Mobility and meditation
Today's news featres an excerpt from a presentation about mobility management by Karl-Heinz-Posch last Friday, the 30th of April at the Multimedia Centre. He presented various aspects and ideas for a development of Auroville, which he created after spending one week in Auroville with meetings and information sharing. Also in the news an announcement for a 10-day Vipassana meditation course from the 4th to 15th of June, which is one of the oldest meditation practices in India.

Monday, 03 May 2010
Psychic realization & transformation in Integral Yoga

A talk by Sraddhalu Ranade at Savitri Bhavan on Saturday February 20.The Psychic realisation is the first of three realisations aimed at in the Integral Yoga. The psychic being is the evolving representative of the Divine Truth deep within each of us. When it can open and come forward to lead the whole life, it may produce a first transformation of the whole nature, and prepares the way towards the spiritual and supramental realisations.Sraddhalu Ranade has grown up in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram under the guidance of his mentor the late M.P. Pandit, and is a much appreciated speaker on the Integral Yoga worldwide..


Wednesday, 03 March 2010
Science, Mind and Yoga

On the 17th of February there was a presentation by Binu Mukherjee, an eminent scientist and a professor, which many people attended. The presentation was about his experiences of being a scientist and a spiritual person at the same time. He discussed how, unlike common feeling, his spiritual attitude complimented with the scientific view of the world. The discussion made its way into thoughts such as how application of mind on science and logic helps on finding the limitations of mind in understanding the nature. Spirituality can lead science to areas that could help life become better by making the world more safe and beautiful to live in. He stated, that since science and spirituality are in essence search for the truth they are similar and can be at some point unified...


Thursday, 25 February 2010

New Year's Eve... throat singing of Tibetan monks... 2010 candle lights... words of wisdom of Dalai Lama... yes, in Auroville is hard to imagine for that night not to go to Tibetan pavilion, where's every year tradition of lighting tea candles, as many as the coming year counts. It is a perfect time to sit down, reflect to the past year, and maybe set up hopes and wishes for the next one. Candles, many time arranged in beautiful mandalas, peaceful tranquility... and you know that everything is just right, the way it is... ohm mani pedme hum... let the peace prevail on this planet, starting with each one of us... ohm mani pedme hum....


Tuesday, 05 January 2010
Debashish Banerji

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
The Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother

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
Inner Intelligence Training

Recently Uma (Upasana) attended a workshop in Belgium on Inner Intelligence. It is part of management training based on spiritual wisdom of eastern traditions in combination with scientific understanding. Their teaching method is exceptionally effective and unusual using techniques like archery, balancing etc. This is the recording of the presentation dated Tuesday 8th December in Town Hall Conference Hall.


Saturday, 12 December 2009
(Arts & Culture)
Harmony, peace and unity

Second meeting of Asian Unity was held at Pitanga, and as East Asian traditions are, it started with excellent tea, and quiet conversation of arriving guests. From the first meeting in September things started to move for Asian community, and many plans are in the progress. On 17,5 acers of land in Iternational zone proposed for Asia, idea came up to sart to build at least small Tea pavillion with which they could establish Asian zone, and could been used as a place for meeting, for meditation and tea ceremonies. In Asian culture tea ceremony is important part of the culture, it's related to art in general; important part of it is spritual passage without religious projections..


Saturday, 14 November 2009
Au début il y avait un son...

Il existe un son qui nettoie les autres sons, un son qui englobe tous les autres sons... Est-ce qu'un son peut nous calmer? Est-ce qu'un son peut nous reposer? Est-ce qu'un son peut nous guérir? Est-ce qu'un son peut nous faire vivre? Une ballade sonore à travers le son "AUM" cette semaine pour le magazine français. Un magazine qui voyage avec les voix de la chorale AUM du Savitri Bhavan et quelques Auroviliens « praticAUMiens ». Pour télécharger ce programme cliquez ici.


Monday, 19 October 2009
Seven empty pages

When a Zen practitioner gynecologist and a Ken Wilber philosophy advocate merged in one man a new approach arises. Dr. Unmon Boss share with us his experience with wearing the three hats at the same time. Unmon lead the seven empty pages workshop he developed here in Auroville. The seven attitudes non-judging, patience, beginners mind, trust, acceptance, non striving and letting go are the framework and the ground for his workshops. This interview tries to shed some light on his approach to medicine, spiritual life and his relationship with Auroville.


Monday, 07 September 2009
(Arts & Culture)
Who is Ganesh?

Without doubt Ganesh is one of the most popular deities in India, and all over the world. Either for his kindness and qualities of a god who's beneficiary in many cases or because of his interesting and cuddly figure of full belly being with elephant head and four arms... however, Lord Shree Ganesh is a god of knowledge and the remover of obstacles. He is worshiped or at least remembered in the beginning of any auspicious performance for blessings and auspiciousness. He has four hands, elephant's head and a big belly. His vehicle is a tiny mouse. A unique combination of his elephant like head and a quick moving tiny mouse vehicle represents tremendous wisdom, intelligence and presence of mind.


Saturday, 22 August 2009
(City Life)
 Newcomers tour Quiet Healing Centre

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.



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Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Subash`s guitar

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
Generation Om: Yoga for kids

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
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