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Posts Tagged ‘Visitor Center’

Celebrating Tamil New Year 2017

A collaboration of Ilaignarkal Education Center and Mohanam Cultural Center, brought together the Tamil New Year celebration in Auroville hosted by Visitor Center.
The Ilaignarkal Education Center is involved with teaching and bringing together the Tamil workers of Auroville. The Mohanam Cultural Center experiment with making different sorts of instruments (mainly percussion, string and wind instruments) out of local material.
Almost like a harvest festival many seasonal fruits and vegetables were presented in honor of the Tamil New Year. Astrological predictions were announced as what the coming year would bring. Live traditional Tamil music and dance enhanced the event.

Mentors Talk About Service Week

For the past 3 weeks students who will go to Future School have been working at different services and units in Auroville. In the previous week the students recorded interviews with classmates, now this is what the mentors perceive regarding the service week.

Comments: 0 Date: 23 Jul 2015

Genius Brothers show & open mike

The Genius Brothers together with the AurovilleRadio create an evening with the intervention of the Pavilion de France to commemorate humor and light-heartedness in face of the recent events in Paris concerning Charlie Hebdo in the form of songs, sketches, and an open microphone evening.

Comments: 0 Date: 12 Jan 2015

Rock and Love in Visitor Center

As every year, Anna was back on stage with her concert ‘Rock and Love for Your Soul’ for all of us rock (and of course funk, soul, r&b) music lovers. And, as one guest exhaled, we went down the memory lane… From lady Gaga to Stones, from Adele to Michael Jackson… The music made us move and shake our bodies to the groove (though some got a bit too excited!). Anna was supported by Pierre (Guitar), Edo (Guitar), Saga (Bass) and Saravanan (Drums). It was a night to be together and share with Anna the passion for music and dance!

Comments: 0 Date: 12 Mar 2012

Awakening the Dreamer

Earth Week activities are in full swing. This morning in Conference Room in Town Hall was the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, and in the news we feature short interview with B about it. Tomorrow, on Earth Day, we will start with Earth Day Meditation at the Banyan Tree at 6 am , which will be followed by a collective clean up from 10 am to noon at Certitude. The wacky Earth day Parade will begin from the Youth Centre around 10 o’clock eventually to MahakaliPark where will be a pot-luck picnic around midday. At Visitor Centre at 7pm, after Earth Day vegan dinner, in the ceremony we’ll see who’s cooking the best food; and Academic Genius Brother will continue with the celebration.

Comments: 0 Date: 21 Apr 2011

Odissi and Doppelganger

In today’s news we feature short interview with Renu from L’Avenir d’Auroville. She shared with us some exciting news- the presentation on dismountable houses next Friday at Multi Media Center at Town Hall at 5pm will show us few different possibilities on the topic, which might serve to soothe a bit present housing crisis in Auroville. The survey on housing is still going on until 11th of April. On Saturday we will have a chance to see Odissi dance( Sri Krishna under the Kadamba Tree) at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, and Doppleganger (Genius Incorporated Presents)at Visitor Center at 8pm. Residents Assembly service reminds us to not to forget to General Meeting on Monday, 11th of April at 5pm at SAWCHU.

Remove from me all obscurity which blinds me, and be always with me. I am in every thought, every aspiration which you turn towards me; for if you were not in my consciousness you would not be able to think of me. So you may be sure of my presence. I add my blessings. Mother’s Letter to a Young Sadhak

Comments: 0 Date: 07 Apr 2011

Dispelling Myths

A peaceful gathering with a silent mediation was held at Visitors’ Center on Saturday; it continued with some facts about the Indian culture, about safety in the world and in the Auroville bio-region. Auroville Health Service shared about the history of Womens’ Safety Task Force, and why it needed to be established in the first place. The movement ‘Taking Back the Night’ started over thirty years ago to help, mostly women, overcome the escalating violence in the urban area. At present, when almost everything we thought we knew is changing with the speed of light, the pressure on humanity is tremendous. With ignorance fear comes along, and to that we all react in different ways. Expansion of the media, and its availability, with its constant flow of what humans think, serves to increase the fear as well, and out of that many respond with violence.

Comments: 0 Date: 02 Apr 2011

Love to All Water

Today at noon all over the planet many will join the healing prayer for the water in the nuclear plants in Fukushima. Name of ceremony is :”Let’s send our thoughts of love and gratitude to all water in the nuclear plants in Fukushima” and the prayer, recited with open heart and love is :”The water of Fukushima Nuclear Plant, we are sorry to make you suffer. Please forgive us. We thank you, and we love you.”IN today’s news we feature also an excerpt of interview with Rani and Irene about the event Take Back the Night on Saturday at 5.15 pm at Visitor Center

Whatever comes to you, if you take it in the right spirit., will turn for the best.The Mother

Comments: 0 Date: 31 Mar 2011

Break the Silence

Take Back the Night is an event organized by Auroville Health Service and Women Safety Task Force for Saturday at 5.15 pm at Visitor Center. Aim of this event is to empower women, and others, who might live now in fear, to talk about it. Questions – Why is this happening? Why we don’t talk about it” What can we do about it?…remain unanswered. With the event they would like to break the silence, they would like to start a constructive dialog about the safety issues. Due to increased number of various attacks and harassment in the area many in Auroville and in the villages live in fear. Silent gathering will be followed by some cultural program on topic and by open discussion.

Comments: 0 Date: 30 Mar 2011

Dance and Stock Taking

On Thursday at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture we can see "Repeated Act of Giving A Multi-media Dance Performance With Dancers: Savitri Maya, Grace Gitadelila. On Saturday April 2nd from 3.30 onwards At Savitri Bhavan will be An event R E M E M B E R I N G T H E M O T H E R With Loretta and Dr. Susil Pani . An event is organised by Shyamala and Varadharajan . Pt Purchasing Service, Gas Bottle Service, La Boutique will be closed on Thursday for stock taking and cleaning. Nandini will be closed until Friday.

The universe is not merely a mathematical formula for working out the relation of certain mental abstractions called numbers and principles to arrive in the end at a zero or a void unit, neither is it merely a physical operation embodying a certain equation of forces. It is the delight of a Self-lover, the play of a Child, the endless self-multiplication of a Poet intoxicated with the rapture of His own power of endless creation.Sri Aurobindo

Comments: 0 Date: 29 Mar 2011