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Category Archives: Research

To Heal Skin Problems

Sarah arrived in Auroville as one of many Weltwaerts volunteers from Germany, and has decided to work with plants, since that is her passion, and maybe her future line of work with environmental science. Most of time here she spent at Botanical Garden continuing with the work of a garden someone started last year., and as she mentions, some one will continue after her ...

Sarah compiled booklet, which supposed to be the first one in the series, on Local Medicinal Plants in Tamil Nadu. That one is focused on healing skin problems with local plants.
So many possibilities, and freedom to chose , would be high on the list of things Sarah like about Auroville, followed by her good relationship with Makachi, a Tamil woman with an enormous knowledge on plants and their uses, who generously shared her knowledge with Sarah.....

CIRHU in Unity Pavillon

CIRHU takes a leap towards the future!

On Saturday 2nd April 2016, about 35 people met at the Unity Pavilion on the theme: “Vision in action” proposed by CIRHU, the Centre for International Research on Human Unity.
The meeting took place thanks to the demand of the International Zone Coordination Team for more information on activities and development of CIRHU.
Located near Matrimandir, CIRHU is an essential part of the International Zone
educational campus, focusing on applied researches, higher learning and future oriented studies. CIRHU will be the bridge between the experience of Auroville and the world on human unity and universality.
A very interesting blend of “youth of all ages” participated in this lively and inspiring meeting. There was a feeling of a “momentum”.
First questions were about CIRHU identity itself.
Information was shared on ongoing activities: mainly students, volunteers, experts on social sciences, humanities, applications for internship, transversal networks with Universities, Institutes of Research, Global Ecovillages Network (Gen) Ngos, UNESCO as well as with individual and associated group of researchers.

The meeting agreed that now is the moment of Connection.
Connection with Sri Aurobindo’ Force but not in a dogmatic way. Connection with the consciousness within, with our brother and sisters, with all applied researches in Auroville inspired by the Dream in action. Connection with the seeds of the future around the word. And branching out, like in a Banyan.

The sparkling energy of the meeting gently transformed into concrete
organized actions: Study groups will meet this week on various themes,
there will be a second meeting this Saturday 9th April to continue the work-flow and organise the CIRHU general meeting on 16th April, 3-5.30 pm, Unity Pavilion.

The meetings are open to active participation. All are welcome.

Peoples opinions on Auroville

Roeland, Johnny, Jaya, Lisa and Jean-Marc share a few thoughts on Auroville to Rishi and Aloe doing practices on their service week, in the Auroville Radio. We asked each of them these set of questions:

What do you like most about Auroville?
What do you dislike?
What would you change?

These are the answers from a few Aurovillians interviewed at Le Morgan Cafe, Town Hall.

Jean-Francois Noubel in English

Jean-Francois Noubel explores paths which open us up towards the change from the I to the We in this conference recorded on Dec 27th Dec 2014-
He also shows us some possible pathways through language or the body itself and mostly to question ourselves more deeply.

Comments: 0 Date: 05 Jan 2015

AV Women’s Health Survey

Paula Murphy, who has been practicing as a mid wife for many years, conducted a survey here in Auroville regarding the health and safety of women. Two hundred and eighteen women participated in this and the presentation of the results was given in Saiier on the 16th March by Paula and Michiel Mussies.

Comments: 0 Date: 20 Mar 2017

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Solar Energy Study AV Consulting

Here, Vikram and Clementine from Auroville Consulting shed light on the recent study they had conducted on "Energy Sources within Auroville".
The project was sponsored by Varuna Auroville and a pilot survey was conducted on a sample group within the Greenbelt for the same.

The project analysis covered four parameters: economical, social, technical and environmental . Listen to the results and recommendations of the project here.
AV Consulting Energy Study

Comments: 0 Date: 08 Jun 2015

Solar Kitchen Roundabout Meeting

An open discussion on the Solar Kitchen roundabout.  The objective is to look at positive and negative aspects of the design and see which features need to be modified and improved. The conference took place at SAIIER conference room L'avenir d'Auroville  and all community people were invited for the open discussion.

Comments: 0 Date: 16 Jun 2016

Collective Aspiration for Peace

Peace Bell has arrived just on time, and on 15th of August we had a chance to hear it for the first time. Amongst others Vera invites us to welcome the Peace Bell on Friday 4th of Septemeber at 5.15pm at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in International Zone. Through playing on bells many have found the experience of collective harmony, sense of contributing in something beautiful. With inner silence, to which bells could bring you to, the perception of the world changes. Many people of good will have participated towards Peace Bell manifestation in Auroville.

From the web:

Alexander Zhikharev was born in 1951 in the village Khoroshevo, which is now the Moscow region Khoroshevo-Mnevniki. after he got out of the army, he started working at the factory VILS [All-Union Institute of Light Alloys] & there poured his first bell. down the road, Alexander served as a bell ringer in the Kremlin & the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, researching many years to realize a way to replicate the bells dreamy resonances. In 1988, he found a form that is comparable in sound to the traditional bells and decided to call it ‘Hammer Icon’ or bila. They were flat, bronze & brass plaques, varying in size & weight, which emitted a surprisingly beautiful tone, quite unlike anything that sounds.

Lionel explains graphs in English

Social Anthropologist Lionel Scheepmans worked on creating data for survey based on Aurovlle's population which can be used according to the needs.
Here he explains some of the graphs in English. More information on the work is available at the Wiki link provided.

Comments: 1 Date: 30 Jan 2015