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Interview Dr Unni Karunakara MSF

We had the great pleasure to interview humanitarian Dr. Unni Karunakara, 2010-13 International President of Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF), fresh from a bike ride, at Aurovelo. Following his medical studies, Dr. Unni wanted to practice medicine in a different way, and therefore focused on public health, which is more about preventing disease than treating it. To him, prevention is every doctor's responsibility, and that is one of the reasons he joined MSF in 1995. That year, he set up a tuberculosis control program in Ethiopia. Read more

Thursday, 30 January 2014
L'Homme apres l'homme

Diksha a vecu pres de 20 ans dans la cite experimentale... Auroville. Aujourd`hui, il sillonne les routes de France avec son camping car pour transporter les ecrits de Satprem et les transmettre. Qu`est ce qui annime le coeur de Diska ? Ecoutez le, pour decouvrir l` enthousiasme qu`il degage et qui nous fait grandir. Read more

Friday, 25 January 2013
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
12.12.12. for the Unity

Unity Gathering 12.12.12. at Matrimandir Unity Garden last night started with offerings and young children's unfolding movement dressed in rainbow colored costumes. Some acrobatics accepted joyfully by the gathered community was followed with Aloe and Arthur singing Imagine (John Lennon). While small candles were lithe community slowly moved toward the Banyan tree to offer light for our Unity.The  Russian Bells resonated at the area interwove children voices, steps, prayers, thoughts ... Read more

Thursday, 13 December 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Sing Sing - Musical Party
Thursday offered a surprise to the community in the form of a unique experience: tribal music from the Pacific. The concert was announced sometime before lunch but was well attended at Unity Pavilion in the International Zone. 'Sing Sing' from Australia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Fiji and Oceania plus Baul singer from Bengal as a musical gathering shook the ground and lifted everyone onto their feet. Ancient drum rhythms fused with old rock, electronic trans-melodies nearly hypnotised but surely transfixed the audience, connecting all. Read more

Friday, 07 December 2012
Social Security, One Asia 2012
Gijs invited the community on Wednesday at 4.30pm at La Terrace to a Presentation on NEW community based Social Security by social innovator, Pradeep Ghosh of OASiS which may be relevant for Auroville. Action!Peaceful City invites us for A visit showing interest and solidarity with sea erosion-hit Repos tomorrow at 7.30pm. ONE ASIA 2012 is happening in the heart of Delhi at India International Center 15th to 20th December. There will be some participants from Auroville Grace, Savitri, Sasikanth, Jean L, Dharmesh, Tapas B and the project team. Read more

Monday, 05 November 2012
Updates on IZ
Meeting of International Zone pavilion groups brought into focus some of the pending subjects, and in this recording you can listen to the minutes of it. Since it is obvious that progress cannot happen if there is no water in the area, pavilion groups spent quite some time talking on the loop proposal of water pipe lines from the well trough International Zone. Sore point in the area is also constant encroachment form the side of the Tamil villagers, and some propositions and ideas on how to tackle the issues were mentioned. Read more

Monday, 03 September 2012
Accessible Networks
What is NREN - National Research and Educational Networks, what does it do and how is that connected to Auroville? were questions asked Stefan Listrom. As he told us NREN have been founded about 30 years ago but in last decade became more active.Stefan will present his work on Tuesday 7th of August at 3.45pm at Conference Room in Town Hall with the talk on Collaboration in Research and Education. Team of NREN is driven by making a better future, better world where information and education are available to all via network with its conectivity

Saturday, 04 August 2012
Future Plans

Future plans from Future School.. We interviewed some students who are graduating now. Their feedback about Auroville is that they feel like they have much more freedom, and they can move towards their own interest. They have wide range of subjects and the students can choose based on their motivation. Auroville education is the best education to them. The graduated students planned to move out of Auroville for their further studies because Auroville does not have University Education with certificates, and might return some day. Read more

Wednesday, 30 May 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Singing Bronze

For over last four years we have heard and participated in the Russian Bells meditation at Unity Pavilion in International Zone. Vera shares with us her thoughts and aspirations on them. As she says "During these four years a few thousand people have enjoyed these deeply resonating sounds in Auroville, and several hundred people from all the continents experienced the wonder of playing the instrument together in – this magical way and communicating through harmonious sounds, without words, without knowing each other's’ languages, in a single aspiration." Read more

Thursday, 22 March 2012
Forms of the Mother in Savitri
For Sri Aurobindo, says Rod Hemsell, spirituality has a purpose, that of furthering the evolution. And it was this idea that Rod showed us through his readings and commentary of selected passages of Savitri in his presentation at the Unity Pavillion. His reading persuades listener to fall into a state of meditation as he digs deeper into how the idea of the Divine Mother is connected to the earth and its evolution. This session was organized by the University of Human Unity, Auroville. Read more

Saturday, 25 February 2012
(City Life)
LOVE and Piano
With the bustling background of Lively Up Your Earth festival at Solitude Farm Marc Vella shared with us some thoughts, and reasons that he spend so much time on the road with his piano. As he says, "problems are everywhere, and it is much easier to start the war than to say to somebody that you love them.." His experiences proved to him that everybody needs LOVE, simple, tender and understanding, and he does share love without expectations but with his utmost respect. Marc Vella's next Love Caravan is planned for India. Read more

Monday, 06 February 2012
Walking into Exile
The Pavilion of Tibetan Culture invites us to an exhibition of rare historic photos Walking into Exile - The Dalai Lama arrives in Tawang (March 31 to April 18, 1959) tomorrow 28th of January at 5pm. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Prof Samdhong Rinpoche, former Kalon Tripa and will be followed by a talk by Samdhong Rinpoche on My Vision of Future Tibet .In today's news we feature short phone interview about it with Namgyal. Weekend it will be nicely busy, as it is usual for this time of the year, with lots of good music, presentations... Read more

Friday, 27 January 2012
Waste, Theater, Human Unity
On today's news we're featuring three short interviews. Andrea is talking with Ribhu on last meeting with Pudhucherry Municipal Services on waste management. Ronald Rand is talking about his play "Let It Be Art" which we can see on Saturday 24th of December at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, pavilion of Indian Culture, and about his workshop on 26th and 27th of December. University of Human Unity organized International Seminar on Integral Paradigm, and Vladimir talks about it. Later different approaches to knowledge will be discussed. Read more

Thursday, 22 December 2011
International Zone...
On one of the lasts talks Jaya, Shivaya, Deepti, Julian Lines, Brook Teklehaimanot talked on projects for and within the international Zone. Jaya and Deepti started with general overview , and touched CIRHU (Center for International Research in Human Unity) which should be a hub and concentration spot for people to learn and grow through experiences, it should be center for all human unity... Shivaya and Julian talked about the Peace Table, made by George Nakashima. Shivaya continued with Unity Pavilion, Brook talked about Africa House. Read more

Friday, 25 November 2011
(City Life)
Holly Mount Zion
For sister Sandrine and bredren Alex moving to Ethiopia was a matter of faith. For one to repatriate have to emancipate oneself from the mental slavery, from lust and vanity, ... Holly Mount Zion is the reality - Ethiopia, and Shashamene the spot given from his majesty Haile Selasie to expatriots as a token of appreciation. Although it might look at the first glance that community is divided - still no matter what is their mansion, they're singing the same song, they're all rastafari and they all believe in the Dvinity of negus Haile Selasie. Read more

Monday, 21 November 2011
Opening Ceremony
Auroville International meeting in Ethiopa in Addis Abbaba officially started on 24th of October with some introductory speeches by many, with mr. Heimanot Alemu as master of ceremony commenting talks on his own witty and humorous way. As we had a chance to see later, during the week, he is a man of many talents. Heimanot breifly explain to the numerous Ethiopian public what the Auroville stands for, and the purpose of this meeting with short description of all the talks and presentations. Auroville International members welcomed guests. Read more

Friday, 11 November 2011
Humanity on planet Earth spent past weekend in different gatherings, meditations, prayers ... for humanity, human unity, ecological awareness .... and of course for peace. One of those special occasion was a common gathering at the same time on three continents around three tables of peace made by George Nakashima. Irene Goldman welcomed those gathered in Moscow, Julian Lines had guests in New York and Shivaya welcomed those in Auroville. Greetings were followed by Vera playing on Russian bells and the reading of prayers and messages. Read more

Monday, 26 September 2011
Selection Boxes

Resident Assembly Service informs us that The silver RAS boxes will be waiting to receive our Candidate Proposal Forms until Monday 5th September at the Solar Kitchen, Town Hall, PTDC and Pour Tous Aspiration. Two Candidate Proposal Forms (one for AVC members, one for WC members) will be available wherever the boxes are placed. On all locations boxes will be there until noon, at Solar Kitchen until. Next AVI meeting at Ethiopia at the end of October need sponsors for speakers / participants because AVI's donations are not enough. PT # 251350 Read more

Tuesday, 23 August 2011
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 colective meditation at UP. Read more

Thursday, 11 August 2011
(Arts & Culture)
AV Film Festival 11
Yes, two years are around already, and Auroville Film Festival 2011 is approaching fast. In the interview with Marco and Tlaloc we found out some interesting details about it. Believe it or not, but those who hasn't applied yet still got two solid weeks to do so. At the same time organizers are asking for help in many various forms of volunteering work. Auroville Film Festival is much more than just a bunch of more or less good movies - it is about sharing, educating, being together as community in festive environment dedicated to film. Read more

Monday, 01 August 2011
To Belong
With Tibetan visitors we talked about Auroville, Tibet, world, and their experiences . And if means to be a citizen that you belong somewhere, for Tibetan life of refugees is hard since the government in exile cannot issue them citizenship . Those who might obtain citizenship in any country around the world they remain to be Tibetans by their hearts but they also appreciate the feeling of belonging. Internationally they do get lot of support, but at the same time they also know that they do not have the same opportunities as others. Read more

Monday, 25 July 2011
(Arts & Culture)
We had a rare opportunity to interview Kalki, main actress in new and unique Tamil film , done by two women - director Vijaya Padma and producer ‘Punnagai Poo' Geetha. This film brings on screen the feelings of the third sex in a realistic way. As Kalki says Love is the thing that connect us all, and for any individual the most important factor is to accept oneself, and embrace with love. During her living in Auroville she felt lots of love, and it has been a life school to her in many ways. Read more

Monday, 20 June 2011
(City Life)
Our Growth
In the interview with Chandresh, one of the Working committee members we talked about it, about Resident Assembly Service...about problems Working Committee and Auroville Council does face in its functioning. What challenges Auroville and its residents do face in governing the city, what experiences this might bring with it, and how all of it fit in to the progress and evolution of each of us. Read more

Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Remembering Bhavana
To remember dear Bhavana Auroville Village Action Group (AVAG) would like to invite you this Saturday, to join them for a little get together to remember our great friend Bhavana Dee. On 11th of June it will be one month since she left her body. They would like to meditate together and if there are people who want to speak and remember her in a group, they would be very happy to provide the space for it. They want to connect Aurovilians, villagers and everybody else, who would like to join, in an open gathering and sharing about Bhavana. Please feel free to join them between 10 am and 11.30 am at the AVAG- Campus in Irumbai. An announcement From the News desk which says that Owing to the resignation of the main News& Notes messenger, the Messenger Service will be reduced drastically in the coming weeks. As a consequence we will also be short of delivery staff from July 1st. Every community is requested to install a covered mail box on the main gate for receiving the weekly News copies. There will be no more door-to-door delivery. Read more

Thursday, 09 June 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Hot summer Saturday afternoon didn't stop African students to hold a drumming gathering on the land appointed for Africa House - Pavilion of African Culture in International Zone. Mohanam Sound Crew hosted them with instruments and exchange rhythms with Africans. Interesting, and very lively combination soon attracted crowd which was passing by on their way to Matrimandir...and lifted up quite some feet. Read more

Wednesday, 01 June 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Cultural Exchange

Unity Pavilion was again in a spirit of cultural exchange on Saturday 28th of May. A group of Rwandan students from Annamali University in Chidambaram, celebrated with Aurovilians their traditions of singing and dancing. What started with rhythms, songs, and cultural dances- as an introduction to their rich African heritage- followed with embracing the audience to move to the rhythms of the continent. The evening also exposed the visions of the Africa House, Pavilion of African Culture here in Auroville. Besides drumming and dancing, talks and poetry spoken by Levite from Kenya, currently a student at Erode University, created an environment to raise socio-cultural issues. Read more

Wednesday, 01 June 2011
Africa on Saturday
Saturday shouldn't be boring at all because Africa House in International Zone prepared whole day in African spirit. They will start at 3pm with drumming circle and blessings on African Land in International Zone, behind Secretary house. At 5pm at Certitude sports ground will be lively since there will be two friendly matches between Auroville and African students in football and basketball. They sincerely hope - both teams, that you will come to cheer them up. AT 8pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone African students from the area prepared cultural event which will include dances, songs, story telling, poems ...and more...We all know that Africans stay up long at night so we can expect a surprise or two...

Friday, 27 May 2011
Towards Human Unity
Today's news features an interview with Luigi, that shares with us recent steps on the project of CIRHU - Center of International Research in Human Unity. He explain its aims and ideals and the results of the general meeting that was held past Friday at the Town Hall. Some announcements from the community: The Auroville pre creche needs teachers, Tsunamika projects wants to connect with Japan and Nonviolent Communication Practice Group (NVC) is happening every Thursdays 4.30-7pm. If you connect with some of those information, listen to the news to know how to get in touch with them! Read more

Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Psychological Aspect
In his talk about the need for change in contemporary psychology Dr. Suneet Varma exposed some important aspects. If psychology does not respond to the need of humanity in terms of fundamentally reconsidering its scope and purpose, it will become redundant for humanity that will grow and progress despite it. As Sri Aurobindo said "God shall grow up while the wise man talk and sleep."He as a yogi not only saw the current psychological impasse of humanity suffering from essentially ego based consciousness, but also did his yoga to be able create conditions whereby a higher stage of consciousness in the form of the supramental becomes the basis of a new psychology and manifest itself not only in a select few but gradually and potentially becomes available humanity as a whole. Goal of the new agenda of psychology to explore the alchemy of the transmutation of the human into Divine. Integral psychology does opens out this new dimension of human development and progress. Read more

Thursday, 17 March 2011
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