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(News)
Communication Challenge
An interview with Auroville Telephone Service Sub Group member Min, speaking about the current challenge faced by many with their telephone/online connection featured today. Meeting for 'Lively Up Your Earth' Eco-Music Festival today at Solitude. The first Auroville "Holi" Tango Festival to be held during Holi weekend next March, as well as current classes and practica. Read more

Wednesday, 16 November 2011
(Education)
A gaping oversight - Overman
The aim of the Sri Aurobindo-Mother avatar was to establish the foundations of a new species beyond the human: superman. In The Supramental Manifestation (1949) Sri Aurobindo wrote that, for the superman to be incarnated on the Earth, an intermediary range of transitory beings would be necessary. The Mother called these beings surhommes, overmen. Moreover, she said explicitly that to realize the transitory beings in their presumably huge variety was our task. This talk given by Georges van Vrekhem at Savitri Bhavan on 12 November 2011 is the Read more

Tuesday, 15 November 2011
(News)
Announcements in today's news. Mother's and Sri Aurobindo's knowledge of significance of numbers: Friday it will be 11-11-11 followed by 20-11-2011... to meditate on the idea of oneness on these dates. A documentary on Auroville artists, their art, being made by AVRadio and Hans. Residents' Assembly Service presents an update, emphasis on attendance in gemeral meetings, on consensus as a tool. Bamboo Centre offers service and items custom designed. Read more

Wednesday, 09 November 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Mantra is creation by Word
The word is a sound expressive of the idea. In the supra-physical plane when an idea has to be realised, one can by repeating the word-expression of it, produce vibrations which prepare the mind for the realisation of the idea. That is the principle of the Mantra and of japa. One repeats the name of the Divine and the vibrations created in the consciousness prepare the realisation of the Divine. It is the same idea that is expressed in the Bible, “God said, Let there be Light, and there was Light.” It is creation by the Word. - [Sri Aurobindo] Read more

Tuesday, 08 November 2011
(News)
Listen to JV talking about a pollution solution: green mobile phones, inspired by the pollution spread through their use and their towers. Telos: a research project to make integral yoga easily accessible and practical in one's everyday life. A workshop - 'Explore seven states of Consciousness Experientially' next week. Georges Van Vrekhem's next talk: An intermediary range of transitory beings the Mother called 'surhommes,overmen.' To realize the transitory beings in their huge variety was our task. And, training for Marathon 2012 has begun. Read more

Monday, 07 November 2011
(News)
Nandini Stitches Everything
The feature today is Anne, one of the talented ladies of Nandini, explaining the services Nandini offers. Announcements include a farewell tea for Mr. Ramaswamy whose term as Secretary, Auroville Foundation, is over today. Georges Van Vrekhem lectures Saturday next: 'Present and future science: unending paradigms.' From monkey motion to monk emotion: an acting-workshop via exploration of emotional patterns. Ancient instrument Didgeridoo: playing skills on offer. Discover Capoeira in its various forms through 3 workshops being offered. Read more

Monday, 31 October 2011
(Education)
The Western Mind
During the formation of Christianity, a series of hard fought councils and creeds formulated what was the authorized thinking in the Christian West. This ‘catholic’ faith dominated the minds for centuries, till its irrationality was eroded, attacked and finally overcome by a rational movement culminating in the Enlightenment. Sri Aurobindo calls its main ideas – liberty, equality and fraternity – ‘godheads of the soul’, and has fought to keep them alive in the build-up of the new world. The Georges van Vrekhem's talk was held in Savitri Bhavan. Read more

Tuesday, 25 October 2011
(News)
Julian Lines: A Busy Life
Frequent visitor from Woodstock NY Julian Lines, International Advisory Council member speaks about the many things in which he’s involved. Announcements: Auroville Ultimate Frisbee team came 3rd in the 2011Chennai Heat tournament. Caregiver training in basic nursing skills to 8 female graduates completed. "Water Cell" presentation on the need for a new water policy for Auroville at Cinema Paradiso,Friday 21st October, 5pm. Read more

Monday, 17 October 2011
(Education)
Why I wrote a book on evolution
'Evolution' is generally thought to be well-known. Looking deeper into the subject however, it proves to be an extremely complex subject, and so is the term 'Darwinism', commonly used by the media. As evolution is about life and life is about humans, evolution also had from the outset of its various theories a close connection with religion and life. Most importantly, the spiritual interpretation of evolution is the backbone of Sri Aurobindo's worldview, directly impacting on our understanding of the Yoga and the aim of life. Read more

Thursday, 13 October 2011
(News)
Eating Gourmet Food
Listen to Jean-Marc , chef extraordinaire of Cafe le Morgan, in Town Hall plaza, tell about his offer of a 5-day plan for dinners during the Film Festival.Tomorrow opens Auroville’s second Film Festival, running 5 consecutive days; 3 venues: Cinema Paradiso, Bharat Nivas and Sadhana. Tomorrow a General Meeting 4:30 SAWCHU: “Complete Review of the AVC and WC selection process.” Talkin' Trash offers another bit on plastic. The Selection Committee presents an update. Read more

Wednesday, 28 September 2011
(Education)
Sri Aurobindo`s The Life Divine

Since December 2008 a group of Aurovilians have been meeting weekly at Savitri Bhavan for group study of Sri Aurobindo’s major philosophical work. In 1913, Sri Aurobindo noted that part of his mission was to restate the truths of the Veda and Vedanta in terms accessible to the modern mind. In The Life Divine the ancient truths, illumined by his own experience, are made accessible to the human reason and shown to be the foundation for his affirmative vision of the evolutionary process and the significance of our individual existence on earth. Read more

Monday, 12 September 2011
(News)
Let`s Go Sailing
Evolution, Religion, and the Unknown God" by Georges Van Vrekhem now published; from Upasana an exhibition ‘Cotton-A Way Forward’ to be showcased in Nov. 2011; the second edition of the Auroville Triathlon will take place on Sunday 11th at New Creation Sports; ‘White Sails’ from Arseny: the idea of starting sailing action in Auroville, inspired by past experience, and time spent with a sailing and fencing club ‘The Carabela' in Russia and, l’Avenir d'Auroville announces 9 housing projects: 245 units followed by at least 270 more to follow. Read more

Monday, 05 September 2011
(News)
Ganesh Puja
Tomorrow is the birthday of Lord Ganesh, celebrated in the UK, USA, Canada and Mauritius as well as throughout India. Ganesh is the god of wisdom, prosperity and remover of all obstacles. The whole cosmos is known to be the belly of Ganesha. Parvati, the primordial energy. All realms, all oceans are inside the cosmic belly of Ganesha, held together by the cosmic energy symbolized as the snake Ganesha ties round Himself. The mouse-vehicle is our ego, controlled by Ganesh. One who controls the ego has Ganesha consciousness or God-consciousness. Read more

Wednesday, 31 August 2011
(Spirituality)
In Memoriam Shyam Sundar
On Saturday, 14th August, a memorial gathering was held in Savitri Bhavan dedicated to Syam Sundar who recently passed away. Shyam Sundar was appointed by the Mother as the secretary of Auroville affairs and was involved in the township project from the very beginning. About thirty Aurovilians and fifteen Ashramites gathered in Savitri Bhavan to pay tribute to Shyam Sundar. After a short meditation, several friends spontaneously shared their reminiscences of Shyamsunder, who had taken significant roles in his lifetime. Read more

Thursday, 25 August 2011
(News)
The Salt of Life
In today's news we featured Andrea's interview with Emanuele on his new book - The Salt of Life, which will be aviable in few days. Today's interesting presentation created by three French interms at L'Avenir d'Auroville / Town Development Council on Mahalakshmi Park will be held at 4pm at Conference Room at Town Hall. On Saturday 20th of August at 3pm at Solitude Farm will be a meeting to discuss planting vegetables and fruit trees in public spaces. Nw Indian film Narthaki (The Dancer) will be screen on Monday at 7.30 pm at Cinema Paradiso Read more

Thursday, 18 August 2011
(Spirituality)
Manoj Pavitran on mutation

This talk of Manoj Pavitran was part of a series of talks on the topic "mutation" that were held in February 2010. We feel that it still has a great value since we are in the middle of a world crisis that seems to bring the advent of mutation. First we hear an introduction to the three-day event on "mutation", then Aurevan is reading three poems from Anu and after Manoj Pavitran is giving a talk titled "Surrendering to change". He speaks of a poise of peace and silence and the presence of the sacred that we have to establish in ourselves. Read more

Friday, 12 August 2011
(News)
Offerings
In today's news we feature interview with Renu from L'Avenir d"Auroville / Town Development Council on updates from them. Adrien, Elsa and Sophie have been working with TDC/ Avenir and Road Service and Marie since June on a design for the Mahalakshmi Park (SK to Arka area) Their concept will be presented next Thursday, 18th of August at 4pm at Conference Room in Town Hall. For the Sri Aurobindo's birthday and for the Independence Day of India many programs and offerings are prepared. From morning bonfire...to colective meditation at UP. Read more

Thursday, 11 August 2011
(News)
Photos, Play, Darshan
On last Saturday 6th of August in Pavilion of Tibetan Culture they inaugurated the exhibition of photos on the day of Auroville Marathon taken by Sarath Shenoy and here’s a short interview with him made by Tanja. NAGA-MANDALA adapted from the play by Girish Karnad will be performed at CRIPA in Kalabhumi on August 13th 14th 2011 at 5pm. We feature short interview with Jill, the director of it. Sri Aurobindo's Dasrhan tokens can be collected at Pitanga on 11th, 12th, 13th between 9 - 12 and 2 - 6 pm. Read more

Tuesday, 09 August 2011
(News)
Dhrupad Vocal Concert
Announcements offer Dhrupad, a vocal concert by Uday Tuesday, Pitanga Hall; an exhibition of digital paintings and photographs by Juergen at Gallerly Square Circle opening next Saturday; a biodynamic agriculture and compost workshop at AuroOrchard next weekend; practice sessions in Restorative Circles (a community process for supporting those in conflict and, greenbelt/land use planning presented by Achva Benzinberg Stein of Spitzer School of Architecture, New York and David Stein, consultant on social/economic patterns on land use 2 August. Read more

Monday, 01 August 2011
(News)
Ross of Entry Service
Today's news features Ross, a member of the Entry Service Team, speaking of his experience and his growth as a result of taking on such work. Also find an announcement for a new session of 'Orientation to Auroville,' for those in the process of becoming newcomers it's part of the Entry Process to Auroville. It is always an amazing experience; it uncovers the deeper reality of Auroville, its history, aims and ideals, and present functioning in key areas. Read more

Wednesday, 27 July 2011
(News)
Progress at  a General Meeting
The General Meeting of yesterday gives hope and shows progress. This news offers an excerpt of it; listen to the entire thing later on today on AurovilleRadio and attend the next meeting in two weeks. Annoouncements: computer classes for Seniors with teachers Uriel and Ganesh begin Thursday 21st July at 2pm, Kolam Computer Centre at New Creation. Help build Auroville by pioneering a new community! The Transit Lounge, an experiment in dis-mountable housing with common facililties presented Thursday July 28th 5 pm Town Hall Conference Roon. Read more

Wednesday, 20 July 2011
(News)
Beyond Cultural Barriers
Today Auroville International meets in the Town Hall's Conference Rooom; here in Auroville Wim van Megen of the Netherlands has invited all Dutch Aurovilians to learn of the work being done by AVI Netherlands. Tomorrow there will be another General Meeting called by the Residents' Assembly Service who feel that the real issue seems to be less the selection of Auroville's apex bodies, but rather the lack of understanding, trust and collaboration between one another. RAS members Elvira and Partha speak a few words on this. Read more

Monday, 18 July 2011
(Spirituality)
Lotus Pond Reflections
Sunday morning, hot summer day, Matrimandir...Sitting quietly beneath the inner chamber, next to lotus pond one can hear chirping birds, accompanied by the wind finding its way trough all four sides of the sky, and by the gentle sound of water cascading down over the lotus petals toward the small crystal ball. Timeless and yet so present, one might drift in a sweet oblivion of a peaceful moment... Read more

Saturday, 02 July 2011
(Spirituality)
The Force of Consciousness

We talked with Loretta, who is going to the USA in a week.  Following her line of service to the Mother, she is invited to lecture in California.  When you serve something, its vibration becomes part of you.  Serving Mother means receiving her consciousness.  Loretta received an inner push to lecture. This started with five talks on the Supramental Transformation connected with her recent exhibition.  Eight presentations in seven weeks will include four of these talks, a talk on Savitri, a question/answer session on Auroville, and a talk to children.  She will speak at the AUM Conference in Lodi, the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Cultural Integration Fellowship in San Fransisco, the East/West Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and Meditation Mount in Ojai. Read more

Friday, 03 June 2011
(News)
SAWCHU at 5pm
Last Wednesday General Meeting follow up will be tomorrow at 5pm again at SAWCHU, and you are all kindly invited to participate. The Auroville Housing needs and resources survey was completed by 175 people in Auroville. Surveys gives valuable data from a planning point of view and also a database that will allow more effective communications on housing issues with those in need. Anyone that is not included but would like to be, can call to housing service from mid June onwards where he/she will be helped to updated online. Thanks to the pilot project ‘Community Information Centre' as part of the ICITI Project, funded by Stichting De Zaaier (through PCG), we are now able to offer at Savitri Bhavan individual computer access to a large range of study materials: documents, audio and video relating to the lives, work and writings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Three stations with monitor, mouse and earphones are connected to a central server. Users can browse freely and access all the materials stored in the server. Read more

Wednesday, 01 June 2011
(News)
Entry Process Shared
Today the news features Auroville's Entry Service. This dedicated team acts under the Residents' Assembly through the Working Committee. Here is part one of three parts from their annual report, which somewhat clarifies the process involved in the beginning steps towards Aurovilian status. While there are only 7 Aurovilians who have volunteered to take up the daunting task of screening applicants, actually the newcomer process involves many people in the community: the newcomer's contact person, people through service/work or residence or other community activities. The entire update can be read in Newsand Notes. Read more

Monday, 16 May 2011
(News)
Bhavana`s Passing in the Light
Today's news is news of Bhavana's journey and passage into the Light after a bout with cancer. Offered is an extract of her writings, from her blog, posted several days prior to her departure, in which she characteristically describes in detail steps of the way with the grace and intelligence and humour and kindness Bhavana will be remembered with, with love.

Friday, 13 May 2011
(Spirituality)
Savitri: a Legend and a Symbol
A recorded reading of Sri Aurobindo's revelatory epic by Shraddhavan is available on request from Savitri Bhavan in mp3 form on two CDs. Here is a sample : Book Three ‘The Book of the Divine Mother', Canto Two, ‘The Adoration of the Divine Mother'. The Mother, who was Sri Aurobindo's spiritual collaborator said this of Savitri: "... everything is there: mysticism, occultism, philosophy, the history of evolution, the history of man, of the gods, of creation, of Nature. [Continue >>>] Read more

Tuesday, 03 May 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Parvathy Baul and Latif Bolat on Stage
It felt like the spirit of the Divine had investigated the Sri Aurobindo's Auditorium at Bharat Nivas while Latif Bolat and Parvathy Baul sang and read mystic poetry during their common concert on Saturday April 30th evening. The Sufi Scholar and Musician ended his stay at Auroville offering some talks on the history of the Sufism journey, reading contemporary poems and playing some of his compositions. To finish his play, Latif Bolat chose a song based on the "Hiroshima Poem" reminding that "mysticism is not a dry abstract something out here" but it has been involved in society, social justice and human goodness since always. Read more

Monday, 02 May 2011
(City Life)
Dr. Karan Singh Film Release
« We are trying to increase the population of Auroville. It is going too slowly". As Dr. Karan Singh, Chairman of Auroville Foundation, kindly introduced his newly released documentary film "I BELIEVE", on April 25th evening at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, he also took this opportunity to share with the audience some of his vision and set of priorities for Auroville. Although he reminded that his third term's main issue as Chairman of Auroville Foundation was the development of the City with l'Avenir d'Auroville, he also reminded that Auroville is about the growth of consciousness yearning for Aurovilians to look upon their spiritual development as well. Read more

Tuesday, 26 April 2011
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