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The Joy of Impermanence

CIRHU started “Aurovillian Conversations”, a series of weekly reflections between students, volunteers, newcomers and interested people with Aurovillians and friends of Auroville with experience in specific fields of knowledge.
This week Michael shared his passionate outlook and ideas on the building of sustainable communities based on the joy of impermanence. He spoke with a clarity of vision which all appreciated, it felt like a fresh breeze on a hot summer’s day.

Collective Transport

This morning we had Raju of Auroville Vehicle Service , and his year and half old daughter Jamuna visiting us in the studio.
Raju is the man standing behind AV Vehicle Service, and he talks about all that they do, and initiatives he is involved in.
Passionate about transport and Auroville community they have started AV Vehicle Service in 2001 providing different ways of help to the member of the community, long term guest and AV workers regarding vehicles, and driving incenses, insurances …. They are liason between the community and Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu Transport Department.
Unfurtunately new law will impose on foreign members of the community with an option to obtain a driving licensee according to the validity of the visa.
Raju talks about Accessible Bus which after a year of operating does run on a plus, providing transport to members and visitors transport to Pondy and SriMa Beach.
Shortly we talked also about the new parking shed coming up at the Town Hall, which will give space to 30 officially rental cycles …
Looking ahead with the community and its needs in the vision along with care about our environment …

How Do We Human’s Communicate

Professor Sehdev Kumar presented the second lecture titled “How Do We Human’s Communicate” in a series of four called “The Human Journey Across the Ages, Ecology, Culture and The Self”. The presentation gave some very interesting observations regarding social structure, language, and the huge leap of humanities evolution in the last two hundred years.


Comments: 0 Date: 21 Mar 2017

Litter Free Auroville Day 1

Litter Free Auroville is an initiative put forward in order to eliminate waste from Auroville by using creative means. The first day we witnessed performances where plastic and other waste products were used as instruments. The exhibitions also opens up an array of creative ways these wastes can be used innovatively. We also spoke to the organizers of the event who gave us further clarity on the aim behind the initiative.

For more details on the event, do check out the link:
http://artservice.auroville.org/programs-litter-free-auroville-2017

Interview with Ok on Upcycling

Ok talks about how to make Auroville litter free by accumulating waste and using it innovatively. She talks about her workshop that involved making cushions out of plastic. In this interview Ok further talks about the idea behind Upcycling Studio, challenges faced and her aspirations.

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.

49th Foundation Day of Auroville

Right after the sunrise bonfire at the Matrimandir, Aurovillians have participated in the photo gathering at Tibetian Pavilion on 28 February 2017 to celebrate the 49th Foundation Day of Auroville.

Participants were formed in the shape of ‘The Mother’s symbol’ which resembles the message of human unity and and divine consciousness. The photos were captured by the drone camera organized by Max and other members of Auroville International.

Speaking to Auroville Radio, Mr. Julia, an American who has been at Auroville International since its foundation said that this 49th Foundation Day is just special because Auroville would be gearing up for the golden jubilee celebrations next year and would cherish all the activities done so far at Auroville. He also thanked the local authorities especially the people of Pondicherry who have been generous is extending help and the helping spread the mission of human unity and peace for global development and divine consciousness.

Kavitha from Youth Link and Anandi from the Realization of Auroville have expressed their views at the program.


Comments: 0 Date: 19 Mar 2017

How can we restructure the TDC ?

Presentation by the core group, selected to come up with ‘Terms of Reference’ which will further enable the Auroville Council, and the community on the whole in fulfilling this daunting task of re-structuring the Town Planning & Development Council (TDC). Last year, the Auroville council was asked to facilitate a process to restructure the TDC, the core group working on this comprised of Martin, Sauro, Pashi, Shama, Suhasini, Mamta, Elvira, Lionel and Christiane. The presentation was fully loaded with useful content and consist of guidelines through which restructuring of TDC could be accomplished. The depth of the content and the importance of this procedure saw the meeting going into overtime with only a few people ready to leave this discussion midway. A lot of healthy debate and constructive insights were offered by the members of the community attending the presentation. The group had invited a special artist to create infographics (www.weibkekodi.de) to help break down the heavy content and had created many posters and charts to help envision the key points in reference and the overall presentation was concise. But a point noted by Sauro was, “in the meeting too much time was used in discussing the organization and selection process rather than the content” but maybe that underscores the people’s intimate involvement and keen sense for details for restructuring of one of our most important working group, which will directly be responsible in shaping our future in Auroville.

To download the PDF presentation click here


Comments: 1 Date: 19 Mar 2017

AV Education Survey: 1968 – 2013

An in depth questionnaire was formulated by Deepti and circulated to others who had been raised and educated in Auroville. This survey captures the voices of 81 Auroville youth over a span of 40 years of educational experiences.
Suryamayi then studied all of the feedback to bring it together in a cohesive manner for this presentation at Bhavisyate on the 14th March 2017.

Human Journey Across the Ages

Session #1: “What is so unique about Human presence in the Universe?”

Canadian Pavillon & the University of Human Unity, Auroville, present a series of four lectures about man’s place in the universe by prof. Sehdev Kumar.

In this session prof. Sehdev Kumar tells us how unique human presence is and about the possibility of his disappearance

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