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News – AVFF17, Green Belt Development & CAT


“What is concentration?
It is to bring back all the scattered threads of consciousness to a single point, a single idea. Those who can attain perfect attention succeed in everything they undertake; they will always make a rapid progress. And this kind of concentration can be developed exactly like the muscles; one may follow different systems, different methods of training. One should not have a will which flickers out like a candle. The will, the concentration must be cultivated; it is a question of method, of regular exercise. If you will, you can. But the thought “What’s the use?” must not come in to weaken the will. The idea that one is born with a certain character and can do nothing about it is stupidity.”

Comments: 0 Date: 12 Dec 2017

Auroville Film Festival (#2)

In this episode of AVFF 2017, we engage in conversation with Tom Mo, who is a filmmaker and a teacher. A film enthusiast, he talks to us about how important the film festival is for Auroville. We also discuss the main categories for submission, Kino Cell, Kino Cabaret and about getting in touch with more funders for the festival to come alive.

Auroville Film Festival (#1)

This new segment features tête-à-têtes with Auroville Film Festival’s key members. The episodes constitute master classes, cinematic analysis, and behind the scenes of the upcoming biennale.

In this episode (#1) Sasikanth, filmmaker, photographer and teacher visits the AV Radio studio to talk about how it all began, submission guidelines, the Educational Outreach Program and the importance of good cinema.

Film: Heritage Fight

The French movie director speaks about the making of her documentary Heritage Fight. It tells the story of the Australian Aboriginal tribe Goolarabooloo who fought against a company that intended to build the world’s largest gas plant on the land they have been living on and protecting over millenia. Through a tight knit community culture and the practice of dreaming as a collective the Goolarabooloo managed to defend their holy land against corporate interest and destruction. Heritage Fight will be screened on Saturday, January 28 at 5 pm at Cinema Paradiso. Eugenie Dumont, the French director of the movie, will be at the screening for a discussion afterwards.
The event was organized by the French Pavilion.

Comments: 0 Date: 24 Jan 2017

Cosmos and Being

Poumi Lescaut , a regular visitor of Auroville and highly creative human being is searching for beautiful dimension in every being, and tries to bring it up. Versatile artist – dance, singing, painting, writing … chanting Poumi has recently finished Gaia – a contemporary creating with four shamans, which was also filmed. Poumi si merging creativity with transition in which sacred contemporary dance comes forward with its conscious role.
Poumi invites us to her workshop on Cosmos and Being on 23rd 24th of January between 10am to 1pm at CRIPA. The workshop is dance and improvisation, and the only requirements are that one is physically well and have a spirit of researcher.

Voyage of Poumi’s life

In the first part of my life I was essentially a dancer and a choreographer, all though I was painting and chanting…
Starting in Maurice Béjart’s company, than had my own company with creations all over (Europe, Mediterranean countries, Africa, New York, Antilles, and a lot in India…)
In India I learned
mantras and prayers on the banks of river Ganges, than started a series of cd’s focused on Indian spiritual chants and after, Tibetan: “Incantations”, “Incandescence”, “Hung” and “Rudraksha”. The last one just born, is “Malkhout” with texts of Bible, in Hebrew, Greek and Arameen.
I love the sharing of this energy with the audience in concerts, each time happens a deep experience. Different programs are available: centered on a specific tradition or a voyage to all.
I also dance at the end of the program when the place makes it
All my life has been focused on self knowledge and self development through body language and yoga, by teaching classes and workshops. My aim is to bound art, therapy and
spirituality (in a cosmic view, I wrote a book about Sri Balayogi: “The Alchemy of Silence”).
The chants are inspired by a deep research with great spiritual masters, who gave there assents for singing these texts.
Painting and healing are also important in an other space of my life.
Everything is done to open the hart and to bring

Auroville Festival

Between 14th to 21st of September in Dehli at the India International Centre, Auroville will held its festival for the first time with the official title and leading theme – City for Transformation. Anu and Sebastian share with us some of the details on organizing the whole event, which overgrown out of annual seminars, colliding this year with some crossing points in the history. Tremendous energy, enthusiasm with energizing effect emanates from Sebastian and Anu, and should spread to the public through festival which aim is to share.

Comments: 0 Date: 28 Aug 2012

Matter Precipitates

As every year in the second week of February also this year Sri Aurobindo Centre for Studies… India and the World Bharat Nivas, prepared series of talks and cultural events with the read thread “Matter Precipitates… It is in a a hurry to transform itself”. Starting with Thursday 9th of February for three days many scientists and researchers, as well as artist will share with us their particular view on fluidity in our beings, transitions which so adventurous lead into unknown world of changed matter, so much palpable with its new qualities.

Comments: 0 Date: 07 Feb 2012

Zeitgeist, Fairy Tales, Tango

In today’s news we feature an interview with Kavitha about Zeitgeist movement in India, and a visit of its members in Auroville. On Saturday and Sunday will be Argentine Tango Workshop for beginners & intermediates with topics on tango basics & quality of the embrace through several steps. Both days will end up witl Milongas on different locations.
On Saturday at College Guest House from 10am to 5pm will be a workshop to wake up your true inner being, to discover your inner world through fairy tales.

The true purpose of life to live for the Divine, or to live for the Truth, or at least to live for one’s soul. And the true sincerity to live for the Divine without expecting any benefit from Him in return. The Words of The Mother, Vol. 14

Comments: 0 Date: 28 Jul 2011


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.

Thirunangai (Tamil) – respectable women Narthaki(Tamil) – dance

Comments: 0 Date: 20 Jun 2011
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