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Taiwanese Events, AloT Generosity

Taiwanese Cultural Events Taiwanese Pavilion team is happy to invite you to a series of cultural events. 1. Traditional Chinese Calligraphy workshop on July 30th at 10 am. Location: Unity Pavilion, space limited to 15 people, to ensure your space email: taiwan@auroville.org.in 2. Taiwanese traditional Earth Oven experience on August 5th from 2-5 pm. Location: North East Asian zone, next to Language Lab. 3. Taiwanese Tea Ceremony at Swayam Tea Pavilion at 2 pm on August 6th. (Facilitated by Isha) Taiwanese organic tea will be served. Space limited, please register to ensure your place, Email: taiwan@auroville.org.in 4. Taiwanese Cuisine workshop and tasting on August 13th (details will be announced)

Bharat Nivas presents Alpona, a week-long celebration of Bengal and her culture with a panaroma of events. Check out the image for schedule of events.

Saturday, 5th August, from 4 pm onwards Location: Container opposite PTDC Alot invites Giving/Exchanging Things at the Auroville Library of Things to celebrate abundance and generosity .

Today from 5.30pm at Kamban Kalaiarangam in Pondicherry a talk on “How to live happily in today’s enviroment.”

The Master and Mover of our works is the One, the Universal and Supreme, the Eternal and the Infinite.

Sri Aurobindo
The Synthesis of Yoga

The Land Under the Skin

Joyful Circe has payed visit to our studio, and with her we share a conversation which lead from her e childhood spent in Auroville to her music.
Memories of a child growing in a city with red earth, and special energy of the space …. which keeps calling one back.
Circe remembers an Auroville in her childhood very different ..” simpler, smaller, and yet distances bigger.. a deep feeling , a sense of one’s freedom. Everything was slow, but real….” shares with enthusiasm .
Since her professional path is music, Circe shares some tracks with us, and you can her them spread the interview.

GB meetings, Nominations

RAS shares – According to the community’s Participatory Working Groups system, a number of working group members are replaced: the Auroville Council – 3 members; the Working Committee – 3 members; the Funds and Assets Management Committee – 2 members. This year we’re also selecting a new Town Development Council (l’Avenir d’Auroville).You’re invited to participate in these important events by nominating those community members that you think could be potential working group members and/or participants of the selection process.Please note, that the deadline for nominations is Saturday, August, 5..

The Working Committee says that the next meeting of the Governing Board of the Auroville Foundation is scheduled for August 13 and 14; with reports from working groups and/or individuals.

Annapurna News Letter #4

La Piscine The Life Saving Certification Course dates have been changed to August 4 – August 7.The Coach from Rashtriya Life Saving Society has also informed us that anyone who wishes to get only First-Aid Certification may do so by attending the first 2 days: August 4 and 5. The cost of First-Aid Certication only is Rs. 2500Both Life Saving and First Aid certificates are recognized internationally.

To do yoga, one of the most important things to achieve is to get rid of all attachment to the past.Let the past be past and concentrate only on the progress you want to make and the surrender to the Divine you have to achieve.
My blessings and help are always with
you.
With
love.
The Mother
10 January 1967 
Vol.15

VOX POP on Water

We did of VOX POP on water shortage in Auroville., trying to find out the level of awareness amongst the population.
Most are aware that we are facing sever water scarcity, and they do perform small steps to conserve water in their houses,
Somebody said. “…humanity tends not to look at the conservation until it is a disaster …”

Film Festivals, Our Water,

Saturday, 22nd July, from 4 pm onwards at the Container Opposite PTDC Join them in celebrating abundance and generosity at Auroville Library of Things (ALoT). Bring a toy or more to share and find something new to play with this Saturday!Let us reach into our homes, closets and shelves for toys that are not being used to their full capacity.

RAS shares with the community that time has come for nominations-
Nominations for the New TDC (Selection process dates Oct 20, 21 & 22) This year, the community will also select an entirely new Town Development Council (l’Avenir d’Auroville). Please familiarise yourself with the new TDC structure and Terms of Reference (ToR).
Nominations for Working Group members and Selection Process .
The deadline for nominations is Satuday August 5, 2017!

Auroville Film Festival 2017 (December 16-23): To submit films into the 3 categories (by Aurovilians, about Auroville, by students of Auroville) please go to the same link given below. The deadline is July 31st. after you register your film please bring a copy or copies (if you are submitting more than 1) on a pen drive to our office in Sharnga – the AVFF team [Ph: 262 3187] https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AurovilleFilmFestival

Alliance Francaise Pondichéry hosts the European Union Film Festival 2017 from 15 July until 03 August !22 Films from 22 different European Union Member States are screened in our Auditorium every other day (in original version with English subtitles)

Lord , we are upon earth to accomplish Thy work of transformation. It is our sole will, our sole preoccupation. Grant that it may be also our sole occupation and that all our actions may help us towards this single goal.
Words of The Mother, Vol. 13

Life experiences

A Korean boy and the American have more Incoment then what you think, Listen to our story and tell us what you think. Thank you hope you enjoy it

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

Dragonfly Kiss

Dragonfly Kiss

We stepped out of the house into the alley, our visible breath smudged by the wind tunnel. At the base of the steps she pulled a lighter to the menthol gripped in her mouth. The arctic breeze blew away each flame in birthday fashion, so I cupped my hands around hers and our campfire was born.
With her eyes on mine, she pulled and I said “Have you ever had a dragonfly kiss before?”…

The Approach
The crowd lowers their murmurs to a vacant silence as she makes her way up the aisle. Finally. Slowly. Unsure. She tiptoes toward you, feet pumping ice water, carrying flowers like a sacred torch, her arm wrapped around her father’s as he delivers her to you one last time.
You await with the stillness of a photograph in the best suit you’ve ever worn. Breathless. Feet so cold, they’re frozen……

Super
“Hey stranger” to you too
I’ve been super. Thanks for asking.
Hey, did you know there are 100 billion planets in our galaxy?
That’s 12 digits
That’s one digit for every month since you sent your last beacon.
I remember because it was the first winter I’d woken up to the dawn
Instead of you.

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.

EP feedback, FAMC to Trustees

FAMC informs Trustees and Executives, that timely submission of balance sheets is critical for Auroville and deeply affects our relationship with the Auroville Foundation and the Government of India in general.

On Saturday 8th of July Damien passed away in the morning in Canberra, Australia surrounded by his sons Misha, Ry and Peter. Our love and sympathy go out to Damien’s family and Paula,

Today at 5pm at New Colors (Edayanchavady)we are invited to attend A Grand Opening of “The Mother Kindergarten” (A real kindergarten in a garden)

The Proskills Cooking Program La Cuisine – Season 2 Auroville one year Introduction to Cooking for the youths of Auroville (15 to 25). Introduction presentation will be Thursday the 13th of July in PTDC kitchen at 2:30 pm

Absence of love and fellow-feeling is not necessary for nearness to the Divine; on the contrary , a sense of closeness and oneness with others is apart of the divine consciousness into which the sadhak enters by nearness to the Divine and the feeling of oneness with the Divine. …In this yoga the feeling of unity with others, love, universal joy and Ananda are an essential part of the liberation and perfection which are the aim of the sadhana.
SRI AUROBINDO, On Yoga. II, tome I. part II, 8. 

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