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Proposal to restructure TDC

Therre was a general meeting held on Monday April 24 in Unity Pavilion which was a continuation of last months general meeting where the core group came up with fulfilling the task of restructuring Town Planning & Development Council (TDC)/L’Avenir d’Auroville. Last year, the Auroville council was asked to facilitate a process to restructure the TDC, the core group working on this comprised of Martin, Jesse, Sauro, Pashi, Shama, Suhasini, Mamta, Elvira, Lionel and Christiane. This meeting was a preparation for a Resident Assembly Decision-making Event (RAD) May 13 – June 10. The team proposed a revised structure of TDC and asked for the opinions of people present in the meeting on the same. A lot of healthy debate and constructive insights were offered by the members of the community attending the presentation. The feedbacks and comments for last month’s meeting were also shared. Involvement of youths was an important point in the discussion. Meeting ended up on a positive note.

Follow the links for earlier meetings:
http://www.aurovilleradio.org/restructuring-tdc/

http://www.aurovilleradio.org/how-can-we-restructure-the-tdc/


Comments: 0 Date: 24 Apr 2017

EH Meeting at Unity Pavilion

There was a European House meeting as a part of regular meetings of International Zone on Monday (17 April) in Unity Pavillion. Main agenda of the meeting was to discuss building of European Pavilion. Meeting was of 30 minutes and it was joined by a few people from european house. A new improved design was proposed in the meeting for the building, various ideas were shared. Not many people participated in the meeting despite it being open for all was disappointing for a few present there. And the main concern was to build a managing team for the project including with making a plan and acting on it, and also the management of construction and the cost related details. The members of the meeting reached upto a conclusion of planning out the details and then immediately bringing it into action.


Comments: 0 Date: 23 Apr 2017

Synthesis of Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: the Synthesis of Yoga, Part One the Yoga of Divine Works, Chapter 8 The Supreme Will continuing on page 213 until the end of this chapter on page 221.

Sri Aurobindo points out that the way and end of Karmayoga is the total surrender of all our actions to a supreme and universal Will, which will replace the ordinary working of the ego-nature. We get to be reminded of this truth, over and over, in many ways, in ways that anyone and everyone can grasp.

He explains minutely who Is Purusha (Soul or consciousness that is the lord, witness, knower, enjoyer, upholder and source of sanction for the work of Prakriti) and who is Prakriti, Nature-Force (the doer, the supporting consciousness). These are separate powers. And of the One-in-all, Ishwara-Shakti, the Lord, the Supreme, of whom the soul is a portion, a being of that Being and a power of the Power.

The Manifestation of the Art Dome

A conversational interview between Sankalpa: Art Journeys intern Marichelle Gurski (US) and architect Peter A. (German Aurovilian) on his philosophy behind creating the double-dome structure of the Sankalpa Art Center. Sankalpa is sub-unit of Thamarai, including the center located behind Tibetan Pavilion in the International Zone and the Art Cart parked at Visitor’s Center. Sankalpa provides the community with creative spaces for transformation of both inner and outer worlds, by breaking down the barriers that inhibit self-expression, making art accessible to all, and facilitating human unity through art.

This is an open dialogue about Peter’s journey to Auroville where he found a fascination with geodesic domes and their application in the community. We are given a rare glimpse into the wisdom of the stories he has to tell and how the structure of these domes bring people together.

Let's Pick Up Trash!

Featuring an excerpt of interview with Marc and Ribhu on Litter Free Auroville (LFA) 2017 inviting us to events within the campaign which is trying to bring the community together to create a paradigm shift when it comes to our waste.
And within LFA2017 – on 25thPick Up at KK , Sawaram and Ganesh Bakery Area.
Today at 4.30pm at Kale Kendra talk with Marc and Ribhu – “From trash to Treasure”

Thursday 23rd, at 3:30pm at Bhavishyate, Bharat NivasCIRHU
Aurovilian Conversations with “Michael on “Sustainable community building and the Joy of Impermanence”

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th of March at 8 pm at Visitors Center The French Pavilion Presents- “THE MENTAL FORTRESS”A selection of French Texts from Mother and Satprem, read in FRENCH Onlywith Céline, Christophe, Frédéric and Vers’Haut Directed by Céline

At Pitanga is on a display Painting Exhibition by Carla Sello”ENERGIES OF THE CHAKRAS” from 25th of March until 8th of April.

Issue 6 of “The Squeak”, a magazine by the Media and Communications students of The Learning Community (TLC) kids aged 10-14, is out

For desire and passion too have their divine forms; there is a pure ecstasy of the soul seeking beyond all craving and grief, there is a Will of Anada that sits glorified in the possession of the supreme beatitudes.
The Synthesis of Yoga, Sri Aurobindo

LFA2017 – 3R

Past Friday LFA2017 has successfully started, and Ribhu and Marc are talking about it.
As Ribhu says “a little campaign” of LFA or Litter Free Auroville 2017 is going on for next almost three weeks with the main purpose to engage the whole community on the topic of our trash. They are trying to center their efforts in the ways how to treat our garbage with the mission to come to the zero waste…
Wastless(educational part), Upcylcing Studio(take care of difficult waste stream) and Eco Service(picking our daily waste) are main players in those efforts, and they are trying to reach integral service, an approach to treat waste.
Marc and Ribhu founded their “heart” in garbage, and are passionately dealing with waste …. on the road of sustainability, which always starts with ourself, on daily basis.

Reduce Reuse Recycle
and sometimes also
Refuse

CAT 13, LFA2017

Tuesday March 21st, 4 pm at Unity Pavilion CAT 13: A Journey through Volunteerland – Facilitated by the Savi team.

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th March at 8 pm at Visitors Center The French Pavilion Presents- “THE MENTAL FORTRESS”A selection of French Texts from Mother and Satprem, read in FRENCH Onlywith Céline, Christophe, Frédéric and Vers’Haut Directed by Céline

Thursday 23rd, March at 3:30 pm at Bhavishyate, Bharat Nivas CIRHU
Aurovilian Conversations -“Michael on “Sustainable community building and the Joy of Impermanence”

On Saturday 25th March from 9 am to 6 pm opening of the model apartment
at Kalpana Housing Project

Litter Free Auroville 2017 on 25th from 9am to 12 “PICK UP” trash at KK and Ganesh Bakery area.

To see, know, become, and fulfill this One in our inner selves and in all our outer nature, was always the secret goal and becomes now the conscious purpose of our embodied existence.
Sri Aurobindo The Synthesis of Yoga

Frequency of the week | ECHO
Our soul is constantly working for us. She shows us the way and wants to inspire us. Often we don’t listen, because the signals from the soul sometimes seem illogical. They don’t fit within the boundaries of our thinking. This is what you experience when you feel something is going to happen, but you are not sure exactly what.

At a subconscious level you pick something up, something that you cannot explain within your head. That ‘something’ feels like an echo. It’s the reflection of what your soul transmits to give you information about where you are right now. Echoes can repeat frequently or not; it all depends on where you want to go. That is why it’s important to give your soul the right information. Tune into exactly what you want, what makes you happy and which people or situations will help you further. Just like a radio station, your soul will transmit the exact signal to you at the right moment just before you reach your next station.

The frequency of Echo gives you insight into which energy you transmit and when it will echo back to you.

Affirmation of this week: Echoes from the soul give me insight to what I transmit and receive.

CAT-10 Creating greener Auroville

CAT10- was organized on Mother’s birthday to reflect on the ‘Joy of building a green universal township: Auroville’.
Luigi and team had created this presentation based on the vision of the Mother of an eco-friendly city the Earth needs.
It was a very harmonious presentation and was explained in much detail to inspire deeper insights.
An innovative presentation style, with 4 panelist from various fields and having pioneering experience in Auroville, to discuss and comment on the presentation content as it moved along from topic to topic. Due to late start, the presentation was cut short but the passion and enthusiasm with which Luigi and panelists presented was abundant. There were many aspects to take away from this presentation, like the suggestion to ‘remove the internal fences between communities to concretely foster human unity ‘ or to increase the use of creepers in a maximum effect manner or use applied research in making internal spaces, external facades and terraces more energy efficient in order to develop greener landscapes including vegetables cultivation.
The entire evening and the audience response was very pleasant, ideal to discuss Mother’s vision in action.
Thank you Luigi, the panelists, the participants and the ‘CAT’s’ to co-create this safe space of reflection on what holds Auroville to the past and what opens to the future.


Comments: 0 Date: 23 Feb 2017

Auction Art for Land, IZ & Unity

Featuring Ashiqa and Aravind from Adishkati inviting us to the last weekend of Remembering Veenapani Festival with 24th at 7pm Mein Hoon Yusuf Aur Yeh Hain Mera Bhai , 25th The Raghraman Trio and 26th Masive Vibe Live.

On Monday, 27th February at 4pm at BHAVISHYATE in BHARAT NIVAS (new building behind Sri Aurobindo Auditoruim and Kalakendra we are invited to a General Meeting to discuss Varuna’s Proposed Solar Power Plant in Auroville.

On Tuesday 28th at 7.30am Auroville International invites us to join in creating Auroville’s Symbol in the International Zone after the Birthday Bonfire at 7:30 am.

Tonight in CRIPA Piano Concert‘ “Encounters and Reflections” by Hartmut von Lieres Impressionistic Jazz.

Thursday 23rd of Februart at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India, Bharat Nivas presents “SAMBHAVAMI YUGE YUGE”

At Solitude Farm on Friday 24th we can listen to Ziia & The Swing Mates.

Within Art For Land 24th African Dance workshop and performance
25th – the Odissi dance workshop
25th at 3pm Art for Land auction with Jesse
25th at 6pm Carnatic Flute Concert with Hindustani Slide Guitar & Mridangam
28th Nadaka in concert.

Be quiet and offer yourself calmly and confidently. All that happens is always the effect of the Supreme’s Will. Human action can be occasion but never the cause.
The Words of The Mother, Vol. 14


Comments: 0 Date: 23 Feb 2017

CAT10, Hibiscus Art, Invocations

At Savitri Bhavan Thursday 16 February, 5.15 pm .“To see a World in a Grain of Sand”Poems of Small ThingsReading and Flute by Gordon

Tonight at 8pm at Solitude Farm Ilhaam Project.

On Friday, 17th February. at SAWCHU- Bharatnivas Oddissi and Kathank Dance Performance by Rekha & her students

CAT10 on Tuesday, February 21st 4.30 pm with Discussion panel of Aurovilians from various backgrounds: Luigi (presentation), Marti, B, Louis, Jaya, Suzie
followed by an open dialogue with the audience on the relation between green city and green belt.

Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of February,At 8.00 pm at Bharat Nivas AuditoriumAUROVILLE CHOIRS AND ENSEMBLE IN CONCERT THE PEACEMAKERS

From 17th to 19th of February at 7.30pm at CRIPA in Kalabhumi – MY AUTOPSY , a poetic dark comedy by writer and performer Hamish Boyd, directed by Fif Fernandes, musical director Jonathan Walton .

Saturday, February 18th, 2.30pm at the SAIIER Conference Hall Auroville Campus Initiative (ACI) and Department for Further Learning of SAIIER invite us to the presentation of students who participated in

On Sunday 19th of February from 10am onward at Well Cafe in SveDame Hibiscus Art Festival.

If earnestly you say to the Divine « I want only Thee », the Divine will arrange the circumstances in such a way that you are compelled to be sincere.
The Words of The Mother, Vol. 14

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