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(Arts & Culture)
Yoga of Life in Art Form

That life flows its own way was clear at yesterday's inauguration of the Drago Druskovic exhibition at Kala Kendra, Gallery Square Circle, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture (International Zone). Prof. Edwin Zappa shared a story of connections between himself and his then neighbor Drago, who, when he came across Sri Aurobindo and Mother's writings was deeply moved by them. These writings greatly influenced his exploration in search of truth in art. His art itself is colorful, simple, truthful and spiritual.Read more

Saturday, 01 February 2014
(City Life)
Shyama`s Interview Part 2

On December 5th, Francois and Rakhal projected the 2nd part of Shyama's (Certitude) interview. This is an extremely moving movie as Shyama recounts the very beginnings of Auroville, her unique relationship with the Mother, the death of the first Auroson and the birth of the second one, as well as her insights into Auroville today. Shyama had seven children and her life, courage and strength are an inspiration to all. The 5th of December is Sri Aurobindo's Mahasamadhi and it is a fitting day as Shyama, the name given by the Mother, is one of Krishna's names. Read more

Thursday, 26 December 2013
(City Life)
Shraddhavan filmed interview

Shraddhavan is the Sanskrit name given by the Mother, in June 1972,  to an English woman who joined Auroville in 1970 and has lived here ever since. After studying English Language and Literature at Bristol University in the U.K. she travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and Australia before coming to Auroville. Here, she works as an educator, translator, editor and writer. Several of her poems, stories, essays and book reviews have been published in the Ashram journal Mother India as well as in Heritage magazine. Read more

Thursday, 26 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Twiglight Beats: Devotional Songs

Finally, last Saturday night the "Twilight Beats Concert" originally scheduled for November 16th but postponed due to weather conditions was held at Cripa (Kalabhumi). Four artists performed Raga Pushpanjali and Tamil devotional songs on Mother and Sri Aurobindo. The audience was been captivated by the warm voice of Sam Terris (Miresh) and the spiritual and joyful, deep and yet accessible music. Sam also offered two seasonal Christmas songs. At the end of the concert the public rewarded the musicians with a very long applause to show their appreciation. Read more

Monday, 23 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
The Viziers of Bassora

Last weekend in Bharat Nivas were held three presentations of the The Viziers of Bassora, a play that Sri Aurobindo wrote in 1905, during his stay in Baroda. The manuscript was seized by the police when he was arrested in 1908, and was considered lost until it was discovered in a cupboard and given to the Ashram many years later, after 1950. The source of the plot of The Viziers of Bassora is one of the numerous stories told in The Arabian Nights, entitled “Nur al-Din Ali and the Damsel Anis al-Jalis”. Read more

Thursday, 19 December 2013
(Spirituality)
Auroville Pioneers: Shyama part 1

Francois and Rakhal have, over three years, interviewed the few Aurovilians who were greatly blessed to meet Mother when she was still in her human body. They put the first stones, and dug the first holes for planting trees, at a time when not much else was there, of Auroville. There are no more than thirty of these Aurovilians still with us and the project aims at preserving their memories for future generations. It also aims to honour them as our elders, and to help revive our spirit and keep us on the path to realizing The Dream. Listen to Shyama`s incredible life journey here.

Saturday, 09 November 2013
(Spirituality)
Vedanta Today

Yesterday, Dr. Karan Singh, Chairman of the Governing Board, gave a talk 'Vedanta Today'. Professor Manoj Das of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram presided in the beautifully decorated Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, and introduced Dr. Singh to the audience. Dr. Karan Singh mentioned the origin of, the different aspects of, and the relevance of Vedanta in the world today. Vedanta follows the Veda and completes it. The Upanishads are its fundamental elements. Read more

Friday, 08 November 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Conference sur le Vedanta
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

Thursday, 26 September 2013
(Spirituality)
The Origin of Creation
On the night of April 13 1962, Mother woke up suddenly with the full awareness of the Yoga of the world. Mother was the Origin. Fully conscious on her bed, she was great gusts of the essence of Love. There was only the truth of the universe. Mother describes her experience in the recording made the next day. We have the rare opportunity to hear her give this experience in English. She started speaking in French only when she began to speak of the works she had to do. The profound depth of her experience is very clear in her voice and in ... Read more

Tuesday, 17 September 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Trovodores in August
At this sitting of Los Trovodores, ad-hoc minstrels of the community, Anandi brought copies of some of the first poetry collections published in Auroville. She read a poem dedicated to Anna Maria and told of their friendship in the old days. Chitra read a poem in Tamil, written by Meenakshi, based on a letter by Sri Aurobindo written after Mrinalini's passing. Aran recited an ancient Hebrew song, and later sang "Shir Lamaalot" with Mayaan, Tamar and Gal. Susanna read a Spanish translation of a poem by Sri Aurobindo. Read more

Sunday, 01 September 2013
(Spirituality)
Invitation by Sri Aurobindo
Invitation With wind and the weather beating round me Up to the hill and the moorland I go. Who will come with me? Who will climb with me? Wade through the brook and tramp through the snow? Not in the petty circle of cities Cramped by your doors and your walls I dwell; Over me God is blue in the welkin, Against me the wind and the storm rebel. I sport with solitude here in my regions, Of misadventure have me a friend. Who would live largely? Who would live freely? Here to the wind-swept uplands ascend. I am the lord of tempest and mountain, I am the Spirit Read more

Wednesday, 14 August 2013
(News)
Collective Bonfire at MM
On Thursday 15th August on Sri Aurobindo's birthday will be at the Matrimandir Amphitheater a collective meditation with a dawn fire .The fire will be lit at 5.15 am. On the 17th August at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium we can see Romeo Juliet -a play by the Abhang theater group. Tomorrow at MMC in Town hall from 3:45 – 6 pm we can listen again to Presentations of water and land use by Gilles Boulicot and Suhasini Ayer. Hand Made Radio Art - WORKSHOP at CRIPA on Saturday and Sunday. Swimathon at La Piscine on Saturday from noon to midnight Read more

Monday, 12 August 2013
(News)
Dance, Vocal, Poetry
On Monday 12th August, 2013 at 8 pm At the Ashram Theater Pandit Kumar Mardur Vocalist of the Kirana Gharana sings for us .On 14th at 7.45pm at Pitanga Monica Mody will share with us A Poetry Evening With poems of love and travel. On 13th, and 14th August between 9am to 11am, and from 4.30 to 6.30 pm at SACAR in Pondicherry we are invited to a SACAR's offering at the occasion of Centenary year of the Mother's First Arrival "I have seen the Mother" where Ashram and Auroville devotees recount the Mother's guidance in their day to day life. Read more

Thursday, 08 August 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Los Trovadores Poetry Round Table
On an idyllic late afternoon outside the Visitors Center a small group convened to share in an appreciation of poetry. Around a round table we sat, serenaded by musicians in the cool shade of trees as the day drew toward dusk. Anandi, Jill, Roger, and Celestine shared their own poems while others recited favorites from Sri Aurobindo, Borges and more. Hear beautifully diverse voices express, in their own words and others', impressions and reflections inspired by Auroville, music, love, aspiration, unity and the soil underfoot. Read more

Thursday, 02 May 2013
(Spirituality)
Feelings and Fears
Dr. Don Hanlon Johnson encountered various methods of deepening body experience and changing body structure-Feldenkrais, F.M. Alexander, Rolfing, Sensory Awareness, Orgononomy, Authentic Movement, Middendorf Breath Work, Rosen Work, Continuum, Body-Mind Centering, Osteopathy, and a host of others. In today's afternoon session of the workshop organized in Auroville, he explores with the participants breathing techniques and the feelings and fears connected with this very important part of our daily life.

Thursday, 14 March 2013
(Spirituality)
Touch as Spiritual Transformation
Professor Dr. Don Hanlon Johnson is in Auroville. Today was the first day of a two days workshop about the role that body practices play in the spiritual transformation of the individual. The participants explored how be consciously aware in the physical body. Followed by a discussion on how physical touch can heal the physical body and also emotional scars of the past. Professor Johnson is the founder of the Somatics Program, the first of its kind, established in 1983. Read more

Thursday, 14 March 2013
(Spirituality)
Molecules of Love

Dr. Anand Kumar, from The All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi is talking about love. Dr. Kumar says that there are scientific researches about love and way to measure it (with advanced tools) on the physiological level. In the past Plato was trying to define love with mathematical formulas. Now brain scan (funcional IMR) is defining the part of brain involved in this very important sentiment. For sure love it's the most powerful driving force of the human being . Listen to Dr. Anand & download the presentation clicking here. Read more

Monday, 25 February 2013
(Spirituality)
Back to Future
Dr. Christopher Macann, re-traces the journey to the Vedas. He is a European philosopher, with original work that carries the inspiration from Sri Aurobindo. Christopher Macann was born in India to a diplomatic family, educated at an English boarding school and trained in philosophy at Oxford University. Since completing his doctorate at the Sorbonne in Paris, he taught philosophy at several Universities in the USA, spent two years in Heidelberg on a Humboldt Foundation research fellowship, and lectured extensively in the UK and France. Read more

Saturday, 23 February 2013
(News)
Happy  Birthday Mother!
We're featuring the Mother's voice reading the Charter in in French, broadcasted on 28th of February 1968, announcing to a whole India that new community was born. At that occasion the Mother was sitting in her room in Ashram, and the All India Radio broadcasted her words to the Matrimandir Amphitheater where the inauguration ceremony was in the process. The Mother's voice was at the same time broadcasted all over the India, and that was the birth of All India Radio. Marc Vella offers concert on 26.2. around 6pm at Matrimandir Amphitheater. Read more

Thursday, 21 February 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Rodogune

This play in 5 Acts is located in Syria of the playwright’s imagination. Rodogune, the Parthian Princess captured by Syria and made attendant of queen Cleopatra. Antiochus and Timocles, the sons of Cleopatra by her first husband, have been brought up in Egypt. At the death of Cleopatra’s second husband, they return to Syria. The selfish queen mistakes fulsome flattery for real love and rejects Antiochus. He revolts to claim the throne of Syria; and both Rodogune and Antiochus who are mutually attracted by love, join together in this venture.... Read more

Wednesday, 23 January 2013
(Education)
Integral Consciousness workshop
Bahman A. K. Shirazi is former director of graduate studies at California Institute of Integral Studies(CIIS). He has been actively affiliated with that organisation since 1983. His doctoral dissertation, "Self in Integral Psychology" was the first of its kind in the field of integral psychology. He came to share with us part of his personal background ,in his quest for joy and happiness , and mainly spoke about integral consciousness and the history and organisation of of the CIIS. Read more

Saturday, 29 December 2012
(News)
Social Interaction at the Crown
Featured is an interview with Canadians Nick and Hillary, working for their Master's degree in Urban Planning; they've chosen to focus on the Crown area and will present a proposal to the community. The idea is to create spaces for social interaction at the hub of the crown. AurovilleRadio, 8 yeas old is fund-raising in order to continue, to maintain this service. Go to www.aurovilleradio/support for complete information on just how to contribute. Read more

Friday, 14 December 2012
(News)
A Call for Rain
With a present shortfall of nearly 50 cm. below the average annual rainfall, Auroville and its bioregion desperately need more rain and soon, if the aquifers are to be topped up, providing adequate water for next year. In these circumstances are we powerless? Aurovilian Tim thinks not. Tim points out that we have the powers of prayer and visualisation available to us, and that now seems the time to use them. How to do this: daily ask for, pray for and/or visualise rain falling. There's nothing to lose; perhaps Lord Varuna will acquiesce. Read more

Friday, 07 December 2012
(News)
Beat YourSelf?
Today's feaure is an excerpt from Chinese healer Master Xiao who recently visited Auroville and demonstrated a technique that is said to heal just about anything and everything; a do-it-yourself method involving an elongated stretch plus slapping yourself, with your hands, and I do mean some hard slapping! One could say beating in fact! Basically on inner elbows, around knees, ankles, feet plus anyplace else that gives pain.At a demonstration in Pitanga Hall, some in the audience volunteered themselves and did experience pain relief. Read more

Friday, 02 November 2012
(News)
Participate with Priorities
Tamil Aurovilian Karthik shares about his life; his background, his education, his work and, his hopes and plans for the future. Residents' Assembly Service presents the next Collective Priorities and Values Action Meeting featuring Affordable Housing, Entry, Participatory Planning, Economy, Violence in Auroville and Disobedience of Decisions: a chance to participate, to become involved, to be part of the changes and the growth of this City the Earth Needs. Read more

Friday, 19 October 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Ponti Nomadi
Andrea Camerini e Laura di Nitto sono stati ospiti ad AurovilleRadio. Entrambi sono membri del gruppo musicale italiano "Nuove Tribu Zulu". Conversando con Andrea emergono le motivazioni che hanno portato Andrea e Laura a stabilirsi a Pondicherry dopo varie esperienze musicali nel Nord dell'India. L'amore per la musica, per gli 'altri' e l'interesse per la ricerca interiore sono tra i principali motivi che li hanno fatto decidere di trasferisi a 7000 Km sud/est di Roma. 42 minuti di intervista intervallati dai brani estratti dall'album Banjara! Read more

Wednesday, 17 October 2012
(News)
The Sculpture Spoke
Today's news offers thoughts from Luigi about the intense Bridging the Polarities Meeting yesterday, where we invited Rishi from the Youth Center to join to voice his concerns. After other community announcements the news features a reading of a Sri Aurobindo-inspired short story submitted by a past Auroville Radio volunteer, VinuKarthick. For the full meeting with B, Luigi and Rishi, already broadcasted, click here: www.aurovilleradio.org/city-life/urban-design/2989-bridging-the-polarities--ecology .

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
(Spirituality)
Sharing and Follow up
In this phone recording from Dehli from the Auroville Festival - City for Transformation at India International Centre we are featuring Sebastian and Sumeet with some after thoughts on the whole event, or at least the part which is behind us with the many different talks, round tables and discussions. As Sebastian emphasizes Auroville can communicate and should communicate with larger public and this festival has proven the capacity of being proactive in dialog. Sumeet sees a real value in the festival if there is a follow up. Read more

Monday, 17 September 2012
(Spirituality)
Sharing and Integral Health
In this late night phone recording we are featuring Suryagandhi's impressions on the Auroville Festival - City for Transformation at India International Centre in New Dehli. As she has pointed out we still got lot to learn, and share. Since she is actively involved in the project of Integral Health, she will be talking on it tomorrow along with Dr.Sumeet Kumar and Dr.Jacques Verre. Suryagandhi, while working at the reception desk for the festival, also noticed that audience is very much interested in interaction on many levels. Read more

Saturday, 15 September 2012
(Spirituality)
Auroville City for Transformation
The second day of Auroville Festival at India International Centre in Dehli has started with inaugural sessions on the covering theme Auroville City for Transformation,and Aster Patel shares with us some details in this phone recording at the spot. As she mentioned all speakers (Dr. Karan Singh, Smt, Ambika Soni, Dr. Kapila Vatsayayan, Srhi Sili Sorabjee and Mr, Shigeru Aoyagi) spoke of Auroville very warmly. The Auroville Round Table was extremely powerful since participants shared their own experiences in transforming process in AV. Read more

Saturday, 15 September 2012
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