Posts Tagged ‘Meditation’
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 the Aurovillian pioneer “B” was invited to share his experiences and reflections on “The Sunlit Path”. He also very interestingly referred to the modern day spiritual classic “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle as being a guide for the Sunlit Path, and of course as well as the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, which have been B’s main source of inspiration.
Listen in to the many beautiful reflections which were shared during this conversation at Bhavishyate on the evening of the 16th March 2017.
Marco and Krishna offered a valuable workshop for beginners in Tai-Chi-Chuan.
The workshop was held at the famous Tai-Chi hall in Sharanga community, in Auroville. The workshop attracted guest and residents of Auroville. The workshop was conducted for 18 days for 3 hours session each morning. One half of the session were dedicated for mediation and Chi techniques and the other half for learning and practicing the 24-forms of Tai-Chi. In an incredible module of teaching, Marco shared his knowledge and guided the students with a masters touch and was very gentle yet vigilant for people’s slightest of errors. The workshop was an insight not only to learning of the method but an understanding of Chi which exist in and outside our body, which the Chinese referred to as vital force behind each movement.
The Tai-Chi school offers its space every morning throughout the week for people to come and practice Tai-Chi with the masters. Such workshops are unique and life changing for some, as the students attending the workshop give their sharing of experience about the workshop at the end of the interview with Marco.
Auroville is truly at the receiving end of a gift the Tai-Chi school and masters like Marco represent.
Svaram is a Musical Instrument Research and Development center that makes innovative musical instruments. The center ‘s creative director is Aurelio (http://www.auroville.org/contents/4021) who believes in the ability of music to transcend spiritual barriers.
According to the people at Svaram, the lowest use of music is merely aesthetic. The second is intellectual and the third and highest is spiritual.
The use of music to heal is an ancient art, and it has been revived here in Auroville.
Using many of their fabulous instruments, the sound bath was literally a flow of harmony and music through the body. Aurelio started by guiding the audience into a state of relaxation. The 50- 60 attendees, some meditating, some laying down to relax, all witnessed the language of pure sound.
The performance was not guided by a temporal harmony, beats and measures, but rather by the sound of sound itself. The whole body was a large ear.
To know more, give them a listen. Live, if possible.
You can get more information on Svaram, Auroville from the link below.
Once more Aryamani and an actors ensemble had worked on a selection from Sri Aurobindos Savitri, trying to evoke, to bring close to us, its vastness, infinity, its mantric power.
Through voice, sounds and movements.
It is an exploration and an ongoing search. It is a prayer and a call.
The event at the Pavillon of Tibetan Culture was a special moment for the Aurovillian life. All the participants could meditate guided by the sound of Russian Peace Bell and play the bell too. The big Russian Peace Bell is a huge and big metal plate able to produce a great amount of bass frequencies with many harmonic waves. The full sound of the bell moves a lot of energy through the body, particularly if you stand behind it.
In the recording you can hear a brief introduction by Vera about the International Zone of Auroville, the story and the building of this particular instrument. Unfortunately the record cant give back the whole feeling of live sound.
On Thursday the 12th Janurary 2017 Jean-Francois Noubel shared his insights, knowledge and experiences about the implementation of “The Gift Economy” and about the power and necessity of “Collective Evolution” with many helpful pointers and tools.
His approach was so inspiring and perfect for the need of the moment, prioritizing the utmost importance on bringing silence and presence into all of our daily interactions.
CAT5 Monday 26th at 4pm , 4 pm at Unity Pavilion
Rejoice – Auroville choir concert at 8pm at Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India.
A4A, LFAU, Green Acres invite us on Thursday 29th of December at 3pm at Unity Pavilion to the Projection of three films on Auroville’s land
28th December, Wednesday at 7pm and it is a night long performance Therukoothu Show at Adishakti
On Tuesday December 27, 7 pm onwards at Solitude Farm Cafe.Open Mic
on Wednesday 28 December – 7 pm onwards LIVE MUSIC: A History of Jazz Bass with Mishko M’ba (bass), Matt Littlewood (keys)
Thursday December 29, 7 pm onwards at Solitude Farm Cafe LIVE MUSIC: Emergence
To be entirely sincere means to desire the divine Truth only, to surrender yourself more and more to the Divine Mother, to reject all personal demand and desire other than this one aspiration, to offer every action of life to the Divine and do it as the work given without bringing in the ego. This is the basis of the divine life.