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Posts Tagged ‘Auroville International’

WC Shares, Water Scarcity

The Working Committee informs that the next meeting of the Governing Board of the Auroville Foundation is scheduled for August 13 and 14.

The Working Committee share The former members of the International Advisory Council sent us the attached letter to all Aurovilians.

Water Groupn informs that we are in the worst Tamil Nadu Drought in 140 Years, Reservoirs 81% down. Auroville Water Table Falling at 50cm a month.
What each of us can do to save the water……

Wednesday 19th July at 5 pm Hall of Peace, Unity Pavilion Korean Tea Ceremony With Tea-master Jeong Ok. Kim from Korea together with Kyong Hyon Lee, Mi Kyung and Jeon.

This soul of desire is a separative soul of ego and all its instincts are for a separative slef-afirmation; it pushes always openly or under more or less shining masks, for its own growth, for possession, for enjoyment, for conquest and empire.
The Synthesis of Yoga by Sri Aurobindo

Taiwanese Culture, Korean Tea

Taiwanese Cultural Events Taiwanese Pavilion team is happy to invite you to a series of cultural events. 1. Traditional Chinese Calligraphy workshops on July 16, July 23 and July 30 at 10 am.
2. Taiwanese traditional Earth Oven experience on August 5th from 2-5 pm. Location: North East Asian zone, next to Language Lab. Warm regards from Taiwanese Pavilion Team

Wednesday 19th July at 5 pm Hall of Peace, Unity Pavilion Korean Tea Ceremony with Tea-master Jeong Ok. Kim from Korea together with Kyong Hyon Lee, Mi Kyung and Jeon

Sunday 16th July 2017 in New Era School at 10:00 am invitation for a meeting on Deepavali celebration Dance Teachers, Children and youth interested in music, dance, singing and other cultural related activities are welcome to attend this meeting
.Fashion desing unit MANA has opened its doors – http://www.aurovilleradio.org/mana-fashion-design-studio/

“Love is like a flame changing the hard into the malleable, then sublimating even the malleable into a kind of purified vapor. It doesn’t destroy: it transforms.
Love, in its essence and in its origin, is like a white flame obliterating ALL resistances. You can have the experience yourself: whatever the difficulty in your being, whatever the weight of accumulated mistakes, the ignorance,
incapacity, bad will, a single SECOND of this Love – pure, essential, supreme – melts everything in its almighty flame. One single moment and an entire past can vanish. One single TOUCH of That in its essence and the whole burden is consumed.
It’s easy to understand how someone who has this experience can spread it and act upon others, since to have it you must touch the unique, supreme Essence of the whole manifestation – the Origin and the Essence, the Source and the Reality of all that is; then you immediately enter the realm of Unity where there is no more separation among individuals:
it’s a single vibration that can repeat itself endlessly in outer forms.”
Mother’s Agenda , 10 January 1961.

Rachel's Story

An Interview you must listen to. I met Rachel some weeks ago when she had just arrived in Auroville and immediately, I could not help but notice what a kind person she was. A few days ago, I decided to interview her knowing that she had traveled quite a bit and it may make for an interesting story. This story was however something I was not prepared for. In this interview, Rachel talks about her life and what kept her going in spite of what hardships came her way.

Samira Bose on Art and Auroville

In this Interview, Samira Bose, an upcoming artist as well as a former Auroville Radio intern talks to me about her forthcoming projects, her art and of course, Auroville.

Entry, Basketball and Aikido

The Auroville Basketball Family is inviting us to the Pudhucherry state level basketball tournament at New Creation sports ground, jointly organized by LOTUS and FRATERNITY basketball clubs on the following dates: 23, 24, 25, 26 & 30 June and 1, 2 July 2017 from 6:30 am till 8:30 am and from 4:00pm till 8:30 pm.

Friday 30 June – 6.30pm to 9pm Unity Pavilion FOOD FUN FRIENDS* A Savi POTLUCK .

Aikido Children Classes at Budonak in Dehashakti restarting on Wednesday 5 July – and/or Monday 10th for TLC students.Please:Timings per age group:- 7-10 years old: Monday & Wednesday 4 to 5.00 pm- 11-15 years old: Monday 5 to 6.00 pm – or Wednesday same time.

If mankind only caught a glimpse of what infinite enjoyments, what perfect forces, what luminous reaches of spontaneous knowledge, what wide calms of our being lie waiting for us in the tracts which our animal evolution has not yet conquered, they would leave all and never rest till they had gained these treasures. But the way is narrow, the doors are hard to force, and fear, distrust and scepticism are there, tentacles of Nature to forbid the turning away of our feet from less ordinary pastures.
Sri Aurobindo, Thoughts and Aphorisms

Baskeball Tournament, Aikido

23, 24, 25, 26 & 30 June and 1, 2 July 2017 from 6:30 am till 8:30 am and from 4:00pm till 8:30 pm Pudhucherry state level basketball tournament in Auroville at New Creation Sports Ground. The Auroville Basketball Family is organizing this event jointly with LOTUS and FRATERNITY basketball clubs from Pondicherry.
All are cordially invited to come watch the hair-splitting, nail-biting action!

Date: June 24th – June 25th 2017Venue : Unity Pavilion and Upasana Design StudioDESI COTTON WORKSHOP AT UPASANA or Importance of growing local cotton seed varieties.

Saturday the 24th of June at 5.30pm at Kamban Kalai Arangam (Pondy) Classical Indian dance (Bharatanatyam) performance by 7 dancers (aged 7 to 11) of one of the best Bharatnatyam School in Pondy, Ezhilar Kalaikoodam (whose guru, Sumati Sundar, used to teach in Auroville)

The surest way towards this integral fulfilment is to find the
Master of the secret who dwells within us, open ourselves constantly
to the divine Power which is also the divine Wisdom and
Love and trust to it to effect the conversion.

– Sri Aurobindo

Letter of IAC to Community

In today’s news awe are featuring Letter from IAC members to the community – saying that a new Governing Board for the Auroville Foundation is in the process ofbeing nominated. They are all delighted that Dr. Karan Singh will continue as the Chairman of the
new Board. As is the practice, a new IAC will also be constituted soon thereafter and they felt this might be an appropriate time to write to us and share a few thoughts.
IAC are Mark Tully Vishakha Desai Shaunaka Rishi Das Kabir Shaik Julian Lines

We have another 2 days left for feedback on new Entry Policy .

On Monday,19th June 4-5 pm we are invited to a Presentation at SLI. On re-design training process For Rural Development Institutes of Tamil Nadu Government..

You are immortal; you exist for billions of years in different manifestations, because you are Life, and Life cannot die.
Don Miguel Ruiz

Sustainable Living in Auroville

Yesterday, at the Sustainable Living Institute in Kottakarai was a workshop conducted as a part of a Reasearch program between Heriot Watt Univeristy, Findhorn Foundation College, Scene Connect, CSR, Buddha Garden and Auroville Consultancy. The workshop was meant to learn from the local farmers about the challenges and opportunities in the Tamil Nadu farming community.

This interview is with Micheal and Andrew who are visiting academics from Findhorn Foundation College and Herriot-Watt university. They are developing sustainable agriculture and energy conserving practices . They talk about the technology being tested here could potentially be implemented at a mass scale, and help drastically reduce the unbridled consumption of natural resources. The irrigation systems being developed could result in a 60% reduction in water consumption of irrigation, reduction in compost input, increase in yield and increase in nutrient content of the harvest.

R.I.P. Tekeste!

In the very early hours of morning 6th of June our Ethiopian friend and brother Tekeste B.G. Kidan Zerhanes quietly left his body in his flat in Courage, with his great-nephew at his side
Funeral will take place on .Friday, 8.30am, at Adventure’s burial grounds.~ follow the flowers
Thank you, Tekeste, for your crucial persistence and drive.

Africa House in Making

The Auroville Council and the Working Committee inform us on daily operations at Entry Service

Water Group says : ” So saving water is critical. It is NOT the time to plant anything new. It is NOT the time to refill your massive swimming pools. It is NOT the time to water the roads, as much as it helps to keep the dust down. It is NOT the time to water your lawns, or keep your ornamental gardens lush and green. It IS the time to prioritize your water usage, and have honest conversations within your communities about water usage in communal spaces. It IS the time to save water in every possible way, and to encourage respectfully others in the community to do the same.”

Water Crisis

We know the Divine and become the Divine, because we are That already in our secret nature.
Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis of Yoga


Comments: 0 Date: 08 Jun 2017

Poppo on Archeology

Poppo Pingel is a celebrated architect, who came to Auroville in 1968 for the inauguration as the German delegate. In this interview, Pingel talks about his passion for archeology that stayed with him throughout his life, but found an outlet in Auroville. He describes his various findings from his very first excavation attempt to his recent discoveries as well as the challenges that accompanied them. Additionally, he discusses the archeological park he established (which is situated on Crown Road between Solar Kitchen and Visitors Centre) and explains why he chose to create a ‘park’ instead of a conventional historical site.

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