Thursday, June 26, 2008

Commentaries on the Isha Upanishad by Sraddhalu Ranade

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Commentaries on the Isha Upanishad Since January 2008
Detailed study of Isha Upanishad.
These weekly classes on Sunday have been led by Sraddhalu Ranade since January 2008 in M.P. Pandit House in Pondicherry when another major class on the reading of Savitri was over. The Upanishadic expression takes Symbolic Truth of Veda into a form that begins to touch the mind. The very name Upanishad means to sit near by, to sit in closeness. Literaturely, in its deeper sense it represents an inner communion with the Truth that seen, sensed, perceived, felt and remain in that closeness and communion.

The Synthesis of the Yoga Since January 2003
Detailed study in the context of Sri Aurobindo's other major works.
These weekly classes on Friday have been led by Sraddhalu Ranade since January 2003 in Savitri Bhavan, Auroville. These classes are helping to create a new atmosphere in Auroville, and are deeply inspiring to many people. We feel honoured that Savitri Bhavan has become the venue for these very special sessions.

"The New Creation" , 10 March 2008
In an introductory note to Savitri, Sri Aurobindo states that this narrative“ … is not a mere allegory, the characters are not personified qualities, but incarnations or emanations of living and conscious Forces … ” [...]

Auroville Festival in Russia , 5 February 2008
In August a small team of Aurovilians were in Russia as a part of festival of Auroville in Ethnomir. Founded in 2006 Ethnormir is an 84-hectare cultural complex 90 kms west of Moscow in the Borovsky district of Kaluga Region. [...]

"Agni – the Flame within" , 31 January 2008
The canto entitled The Secret Knowledge is one of the more mystical cantos in Savitri, and though many of the passages seem simple enough in appearance one senses a deeper meaning running through the diverse images and ideas and descriptions [...]

Russian Flat Bells , 20 January 2008
Another time he set up the bells on a large hill and as he was playing them he saw that the people gathered in concentric circles down the hill. This was Mother’s guidance to me and I have kept the arrangement of concentric circles for both OM choirs. [...]

Narad ( Richard M. Eggenberger ) , 19 January 2008
Narad has got his heavenly name directly from the Mother. At the present he is actively involved in the manifestation of Matrimandir Gardens and the bringing down "The New Music" to be realised here. [...]

Ivan Leonidov " The City of the Sun", 1943–1959 , 12 January 2008
Meanwhile he wrote down sketchy dreams-visions about City of the Sun - the capital of the world which has stretched on man-made island somewhere in Indian ocean. [...]

Works of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother , 05 January 2008
The Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust has now officially made available the Mother's and Sri Aurobindo's written works on its website. All the volumes of the "Collected Works of the Mother" and those that have already been published of the "Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo" are available for download in PDF format at, respectively [...]

Sraddhalu Ranade , 16 December 2007
Sraddhalu Ranade will be presented on this web site. We will provide regular, up-to-date and comprehensive information on various activities, lectures, retreats, and workshops which will be or have been offered in Auroville and the Ashram. [...]

New photos , 14 December 2007
Sergey has uploaded some of his photos from his pilgrimage in Indian Himalayas : Goecha La trek in Sikkim, retreat with Sraddhalu in Nainital, Binsar, Kausani, Almora. [...]

New website , 11 December 2007
We are happy to inform you that our new website http://futurenoons.com was launched on 11 December 2007. One primary goal of the website is to bring to a wider audience our aspiration to a higher life and to share our experience of living in Auroville; we might also go so far as to say we aspire to be an additional bridge between all those who [...]

News & notes The New Creation Agni – the Flame within Russian Flat Bells The City of the Sun
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Web site links
Web site of Auroville www.auroville.org English; wonderful website, optimized, a lot of material on Auroville
Web site of Sri Aurobindo Ashram www.sriaurobindoashram.org English
Web site of Sri Aurobindo Ashram www.sriaurobindoashram.info English; very good MP3 collection
Russian web site on Sri Aurobindo and Mother www.aurobindo.ru Russian, English; works of Sri Aurobindo, Mother and their followers, biographic and other materials; a photoarchive and audiocollection
Savitri by Sri Aurobindo www.savitribysriaurobindo.com English; nice web site on Savitri
Search for Light www.searchforlight.org English, French, Portuguese, Tamil, Russian; Innovative design, light and easy, used flash

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Prapatti and the Movement of Integral Education

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Monthly News - May 2008
ASTHA ZONE
BALASORE
On 9.4.2008 Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was held at Yogamandir, Santia, Jaleswar. Kirtan Bhai, Prabhat Bhai and Sushama Apa gave deliberations on various subjects like – “Savitri: the Legend epic of Love and Death”, “A big change is going to take place on this earth”, “Love oneself and others” and “The role of women in the present situation”… On 1.5.2008, Subal Chandra Sahoo of Rajpur arranged the annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle in his house. Khagendra Bhai, Narahai Bhadra, Dhirendra Pradhan, Purna Chandra Senapati etc participated in this study circle… On 2.5.2008 Kirtan Bhai of Bartan conducted the 5th Annual Study Circle of Srimaa Sri Arurobindo Anandamayee study circle …On 7.5.2008 Gayaprasad of Rajpur celebrated the Annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle at his house. Narahari Bhadra and Purnachandra Senapati participated in the discussion on the subject “Divine Grace”.

BHADRAK 2.4.2008 a new Sri Auroibindo Study Circle was opened at Sami Apa’s house and this was conducted by Bharat Bhai… On 5.4.2008 two new Sri Aurobindo Study Circles opened at Nrusimha Charan Prusty and Reeta Apa’s house… On 13.4.2008 the 158th session of Sri Aurobindo Moving Study Circle was organized in Kiran Chandra Gupta’s house. Subodh Kumar Das spoke on “Brief Life Sketch of The Mother”, while Golakbihari Sahoo spoke on “Adoration of Savitri” . Other speakers elaborated on “Brief life history of Sri Aurobindo and His poems”, “Everything:….. our working power and earning power belongs to The Mother.”…On 27.4.2008 Pitabasa Samal of Charigharia organised the Annual Sri Aurobindo Study circle at his house. Golakbihari Sahoo, Indramani Mahal and Subodh Kumar Das participated here and delivered their talks on various subjects like “Golden Day, Golden Light” and “Why we should take refuge at the Feet of The Mother?”…On 27.4.2008 The Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was organised at Tihidi in the house of Bishnu Mohan Nahak
KEONJHAR
8.4.2008 The Annual Function of Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Champua was observed Nirmal Chandra Nayak, Manager TISCO participated as the Chief Guest in this function...On 10.4.2008 Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre Keonjhar organised its Annual Function…On 11.4.2008 a one dayYouth Camp was held at Sarei. …From 12.4.2008 to 13.4.2008 a district level Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Conference was organised in the premises of the Integral Education Centre which was conducted by Ajay Bhai. Prasad Tripathy and Dr. Debidutta Kar participated in the Conference and delivered their talks on subjects “The importance of Integral Education” and “The duty of the sadhaks in Integral Yoga” respsctively… 15.4.2008 Sri Aurobindo integral Education Centre, Binida celebrated its Annual Function. Ajay Bhai enlightened the students about the purpose of Integral Education. Dasarathi Bhai and Suresh Bhai participated in this celebration…20.4.2008 : A Workers’ Meet was organised on behalf of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle, West Joda Mines and this was hosted by Anang Mahana and Sujata Mahana. Anadi Charan Swain and Saroj Kumar Prusty discussed about the subjects “The need of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle” and “Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga in normal life”. Rajeswari Pattanayak and Namita Prusty also participated in this meet.21.4.2008 The annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was observed at BidyadharBhai’s house at Bathal. 23.4.2008 In the Annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle, which was organised at Uma Apa’s house, Baldebjew Colony, Brahmananda Bhai briefly discussed about “The Miracle in The Mother’s name”.24.4.2008: The Anniversary of The Mother’s final arrival at Pondicherry was celebrated in many places of the district Keonjhar, like Kainipura, Matkambeda, Tentulinanda, Champua, Mugupur, and many more…On this day the Women’s Study Circle celebrated its Annual Study Circle and Pranati Apa and Uma Apa participated in this function.From 24th to 26th April a Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Conference was organised at Neudani. In this conference Satyendra Bhai, Fakir Bhai, Kirtan Bhai and Danu Bhai actively participated. From 28th to 29th April Mugupur celebrated its Annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle. Radha Apa, Danu Bhai and Fakir Bhai took active part in this function.29.4.2008 Sanatan Bhai of Sulata conducted the Annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle and on the same day a special programme was organised by Prasant Bhai at Jalasarpur. 30.4.2008 a special programme was organised in the Sri Aurobindo Integral School, Keonjhar. In this specially arranged function Pranati Apa, Kalpana Apa, Niroj Bhai spoke about “Prapatti and The Movement of Integral Education”.
MAYURBHANJ
14.4.2008, the 24th anniversary of Relics Installation Day of Sri Aurobindo Nitya Nibas was celebrated. Prasad Tripathy, Pravat Nayak, Gadadhar Mishra, Fakir Charan Sankhua participated in this celebration.
KRUPA ZONE
DHENKANAL
1.4.2008 the Annual session of the collective Study Circle was held in Sansailo village. “The Role of women in establishing the Divine Age” was the subject for discussion and the participants were Rudra Bhai, Nabin bhai, Tiki Apa, Kuni Apa and Jhali Apa. Kulu Apa and Lulu Apa participated in the Question-Answer Programme… Matrukrupa Study Circle was newly opened in Mukta Kishore Sahoo’s residence. Tiki Apa, Kulu Apa, and Kuni Apa discussed on “The Need of Sri Aurobindo Study circle”. 8.4.2008 Sanjay Bhai discussed about “The Necessity of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle” in a specially arranged study circle at Dhenkanal Town Hall.9.4.2008 A new study circle named Dibyakrupa Study Circle was started in the house of Krushna Chandra Sahoo of Sansailo Village. In this opening ceremony “Women in Integral Yoga” was the topic for discussion.
SAMARPAN ZONE
KORAPUT 6.4.2008 The Sri Aurobindo Study Circle of the adolescent girls was organised in the auditorium of Boriguma Hospital. In this study circle C.H. Santakar, Usharani, Sachidananda Ratha, Lalit Mohan Pattanayak, etc participated and many people of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle had attended the meeting. 13.4.2008, a zonal Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was held in the house of Milan Rani Sarkar of Ambaguda village. Santoshini Patra conducted the study circle. In this particular meeting many speakers delivered speeches on different subjects. C. H. Santakar discussed on “Divine Work”, Lalit Mohan Pattanayak told on “Sadhana of the woman”, Tarini Charan Pati on “Namajapa”etc. People of several studycircles of Sashahandi, Kodinga, Boriguma, Ambaguda, Nabrangapur, Koraput, Jaynagar etc had come to participate.16.4.2008, a special Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Conference was observed at Borigumma High School. Lalit Mohan Pattanayk graced the meeting as the Chief Guest and Bhubanananda Mohanty as the President. C.H. Santakar discussed on “In Search of Divine Ananda”and “Aim of Life”. In this conference Rajat Kumar Sarangi, Gobind Das, Gitanjali Behera and the teachers of Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre participated.21.4.2008, Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Irrigation Colony, Jeypore observed its 24th Annual Function. In this Harihar Sahu acted as the president and George Lakra as the Chief Guest. Poddar Bhai, Uday Bhai, Nilamadhab Bhai spoke on various subjects.

NABRANGPUR
From 30.3.2008 to 1.4.2008 a Camp was organised at B. Maliguda. Sudhir Bhai and Lalit Bhai organised this camp. In the opening session Debidutta Kar, Tarini Charan Pati, Nirakar Bhai, Santosh Kumar Gahan etc participated in the discussion. In other sessions Harekrushna Bhai, Sangita Pattanayak, Subhashree Apa Sampada Mishra, Sujata Pati, Santoshini Patra, and Santakar participated.8.4.2008, a unique Sri Aurobindo Study circle was held in the premises of Nabrangpur Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Trust. “The Vision and the Smile of The Mother” was the subject for discussion and Chandan Bhumiyan, Ajay Sahu, Dasharathi Majhi took part in the discussions.9.4.2008, in a specially arranged Sri Aurobindo Study Circle, the subjects like “Rejection” and “Right Attitude” were covered in the discussion. Lalit Mohan Pattanayak, Suresh Chandra Mishra, Ajay Bhai, Santi Apa, Supriya Apa, Geeta Apa participated in this discussions.17.4.2008 Sri Aurobindo Integral education centre, Papadahandi celebrated its 12th Annual Function. Rabindra Nath Khosla attended the meeting as the Chief Guest and Lalit Mohan Pattanayak as the Chief Speaker. 20.4.2008, a district level Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Conference was organised in the premises of The High School, Khatubai which was organised by Chandan Bhumiyan. In this conference Lalit Bhai spoke on “The obstacles in sadhana”, Ramakanta Jena on “Sri Aurobindo Study Circle: Why, What and How?”, Abhimanyu Das “Divine Work”. Shayamsundar Ningi, Rammohan Pattanayak, Nanu Das etc participated in the function.24.4.2008 a special Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was held at Nabrangpur. In this study circle a discussion was held on “The significance of the 24th April Darshan Day”. On this occasion the 4th issue of Surabhi, the magazine was brought out by Rajendra Tripathy. 27.4.2008 a district level Sri Aurobindo Study circle was organised in Dangara village. Lalit Bhai discussed about “In search of Divine Ananda”. C. H. Santakar, Surendra Kuamr Panda, Abhimanyu Das etc participated in this meeting.
SAMATA ZONE
JHARSUGUDA 1.4.2008, A Sri Aurobindo Study circle was held in the house of Sadananda Pradhan where Surendra Nath Behera, Prasant Kumar Pal etc participated2.4.2008, the Annual Sri Aurobindo Study circle was observed in the house of Gagan Bihari Das, Bhuliatikta.Prafulla Kumar Panda and Satyanarayan Babu took part in the discussion Surendranath Behera conduted the meeting.
SANGATI ZONE
BOUDH24.4.2008, in a special programme held at Chauinriapada, Braja Bhai discussed about “The purpose of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle and Integral Education”. Suramani bhai, Gauri bhai, Rajesh bhai, Ramprasad Bhai and Pratyush bhai participated in the meeting.
SATYA ZONE
CUTTACK 13.4.2008 A camp was organised in the campus of Siddheswarpur Pathamandir. 1.5.2008 Annual Sri Aurobindo Study circle was organised in Bhabani Jena’s house.
KENDRAPADA
Niranjan Nayak of Garadpur block organised in his house the annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle.
13.4.2008 the 7th annual Sri Aurobindo study circle was organised by Prahllad Kumar Swain of Garadpur. Sukadeb Samal organised this study circle. 27.4.2008 the 8th annual study circle was celebrated by Narilo SriAurobindo Study Circle and Kendrapara Unit. Sarbaswar Mohapatra, Sukadeba Samal, Mamata Mohanty etc participated in this study circle.
SANTI ZONE
NUAPADA On 9.4.2008 Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre celebrated its Annual Function. Speakers were Ramchandra Mishra and Supriya Chatterjee had participated in this function and gave their views on “The Importance of Integral Education in Present Circumstances”.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sri Aurobindo Institute of Education, Salt Lake, Kolkata

Sri Aurobindo Institute of Education, Salt Lake, Kolkata

Devotee members of Sri Aurobindo and the Divine Mother started this school in the year 1983 at BK Block, Sector II of Salt Lake City, Kolkata. Later the school was expanded at CL Block on two bighas of land. The new building is called Miranka (in the name of Mother's lap).

Admission FORMS for Academic Year 2006-2007 will be sold from School Office from 16th Nov 05 till 23rd Nov 05 at 11:30 AM till 2:30 PM on Weekdays, 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM on Saturdays. Each FORM will cost Rs 200. Home Mother Sri Aurobindo Aim Feature Study Centre Notice Board Contact Us Notice Board
SRI AUROBINDO INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
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CL - 9-12, SALT LAKE, CALCUTTA - 700091

Special Programmes in February, 2008 in observance of the Mother's 130th Birth Anniversary and the 13th Anniversary of the Supramental Manifestation"Infinity was her movement's natural space; Eternity looked out from her on Time."-Sri Aurobindo
"Everyone should repeatedly be told: abolish your ego and peace will reign in you"- The Mother

February 2, Saturday Invocation
Reading : From the Mother’s ‘Prayers and Meditations’
Shri Tapan Mohan Chakraborty &
Smt Nitu Karmakar
Reading : From Sri Aurobindo’s ‘The Mother’(in Bengali) Shri Mrinal Kanti Pal Reading : From the collected works of Nolinida(Madhumayee Ma) Smt. Arpita Sengupta
Collective meditation
February 9, Saturday Invocation Reading : Sri Aurobindo’s Poem ‘Rose of God’. Smt. Aparna Banerjee & Smt. Ishita Majumdar Reading: From Sri Aurobindo’s ‘On The Mother’ (Bengali rendering) Shri Sambhunath Ghosh
A talk on the Mother Speaker: Shri Dipendra Nath Chakraborty Collective Meditation

February 16, Saturday Invocation A talk on the Mother Speaker: Shri Biswanth Ray Collective Meditation

February 21,Thursday Invocation
Introduction- Shri Sankar Banerjee
Release of the journal ‘Aspiration’, published by the Study Centre.
Laying the same at the feet of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
A talk on the Mother
Speaker : Shri Dilip Kumar Roy
Collective Meditation
Distribution of ‘Aspiration’
February 23, Saturday Invocation
A garland of devtional songs.
Vocal - Artists of the Study Centre
Sitar – Shri Sujoy Bose (Disciple of Shri Manilal Nag
Tabla – Sukanta Debnat
February 29, Friday Invocation
Reading : Sri Aurobindo’s Poem, ‘The Golden Light’
A talk on the Supramental Manifestation
Speaker: Shri Jiten Banerjee
Concluding address
Collective Meditation
N.B. The programme commences at 5.00PM on all the days. The programme will be interspersed with
Ashram music and devotional songs. Weekly programmes are held at 5 PM every Saturday as
usual. The Study Centre Library remains open every Sunday from 5PM-6PM
All are welcome
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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Sri Aurobindo Integral Yoga Retreat at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina

The Sri Aurobindo Center Southeast, Inc. Trustees, executive committee members and the membership take great pleasure in welcoming you to the 2008 retreat at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.
In the serene and beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we will host the 2008 Sri Aurobindo Integral Yoga Retreat at the Furman University Campus. Furman University's 750-acre campus has been called one of the five most scenic university campuses in the nation by Princeton Review, and the American Society of Landscape Architects recently recognized Furman as one of the most beautiful landscaped areas in the country. Apart from the awe of its physical design, Furman University's Campus also provides an ideal atmosphere where on can peacefully meditate, read, or practice yoga, and engage in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities such as enjoying the swimming pool, soccer field, fitness center, jogging trail, and the new tennis complex. Contact Information Mailing Address
60 Pointe Circle Greenville, SC 29615
Phone Information
R.P. Rama: 864.248.1555 Heather Bruce: 864.248.1571
Fax Information
R.P. Rama: 864.248.1655 Heather Bruce: 864.248.1671 E-Mail
info@SriAurobindoCenterUSA.com
Sri Aurobindo Integral Yoga Retreat Agenda 2008
July 9, 2008 WEDNESDAY
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM Registration
5:30 PM–7:15 PM Dinner
7:15 PM–8:15 PM Impact of Yoga on Management
8:15 PM–9:30 PM Learning How to Meditate
July 10, 2008 THURSDAY
6:30 AM–7:30 AM Yoga
7:30 AM–9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM–9:20 AM Meditation
9:20 AM–10:30 AM Inner Traveler...Soul and its Journey by Dr. Alok Pandey
10:30 AM–10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM–12:15 PM Awakening and Transformation of Life by Shradhalu Ranade
12:15 PM–2:30 PM Lunch and Rest
2:30 PM–4:00 PM Healing through Peace...Experiential Practice by Dr. Alok Pandey
4:00 PM–4:30 PM Break
4:30 PM–6:00 PM Interiorization of Consciousness...Experiential Practice of Integral Yoga by Shradhalu Ranade
6:00 PM–6:15 PM Break
6:15 PM–6:45 PM Pranayam
6:45 PM Dinner/Lakeside Concert
9:15–10:00 PM Health and Yoga Healing Q&A by Dr. Alok Pandey (optional)
July 11, 2008 FRIDAY
6:30 AM–7:30 AM Yoga
7:30 AM–9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM–9:20 AM Meditation
9:20 AM–10:30 AM Inner Traveler...Life upon Earth by Dr. Alok Pandey
10:30 AM–10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM–12:15 PM Exploring Inner World...the Hidden Forces of Life by Shradhalu Ranade
12:15 PM–2:30 PM Lunch and Rest
2:30 PM–3:45 PM Ayurveda for You by Dr. Priyanka
3:45 PM–4:30 PM Break
4:30 PM–6:00 PM Experiential Practice of Integral Yoga...Concentration by Shradhalu Ranade
6:00 PM–6:30 PM Pranayam
6:30 PM Dinner
8:30 PM–9:30 PM Auroville...a City of Tomorrow (film)
9:30 PM–10:15 PM Healing in Integral Yoga Q&A by Dr. Alok Pandey (optional)
July 12, 2008 SATURDAY
6:30 AM–7:30 AM Yoga
7:30 AM–9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM–9:20 AM Meditation
9:20 AM–10:30 AM Inner Traveler...After Death by Dr. Alok Pandey
10:30 AM–10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM–12:15 PM The Work Ahead...Fulfilling Purpose of Life by Shradhalu Ranade
12:15 PM–2:30 PM Lunch and Rest
2:30 PM–4:00 PM Ayurveda for Life by Dr. Priyanka
4:00 PM–4:30 PM Break
4:30 PM–6:00 PM Experiential Practice of Integral Yoga...Ascent and Descent of Consciousness by Shradhalu Ranade
6:00 PM–6:30 PM Pranayam
6:30 PM–8:30 PM Dinner
8:30 PM–9:30 PM Death, Dying, and Beyond Q&A by Dr. Alok Pandey (optional)
July 13, 2008 SUNDAY
6:30 AM–7:30 AM Yoga
7:30 AM–9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM–9:20 AM Meditation
9:20 AM–10:30 AM Inner Traveler...Soul's Journey
10:30 AM–10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM–12:00 PM Open Q&A with Dr. Alok Pandey and Shradhalu Ranade
12:00 PM Lunch & Depart

Sacred Indian Music: Dr. Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Memorial Annual Celebration, June 22

Cultural Integration Fellowship
PROGRAM LISTING Note: Sunday Service starts at 11:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Service is free will offering. Your donation helps us continue these offerings. April May June
April 2008 Program
Date April 06 TOPIC AND SPEAKER INFORMATION Making Life a Little Bit Better with Taiji and Qigong!
About the Speaker: Larry Wong is an Awareness Educator and Director of Wong's Taiji & Chi Gung for Health, Taiji and Qigong mentor, and certified accupressurist. He has also taught at the Bay Area Kaiser hospitals.
April 13 A New Perspective on Sri Aurobindo's Yoga
About the Speaker: Debashish Bannerjee, Ph.D., is a former director of the East-West Center in Los Angeles and a scholar in Integral Philosophy, Indian Art and History. Based on the recently published personal diaries from 1912-1920, he will share his research on Sri Auorobindo's Record of Yoga.
April 20 A Drop in the Ocean, I am the Ocean - Reflections on Individuality and Interdependence
About the Presenter: Anne Teich, Ph.D., is a Buddhist practitioner of the Theravada Forest tradition and the Academic Affairs Manager at CIIS.
April 27 Patanjali and the Yoga Sutras
About the Speaker: James Ryan, Ph.D., is a Vice President of CIF Board and a Professor of Asian and Comparative Studies at CIIS. He is also the co-author of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism.

May 2008 Program
Date May 04 TOPIC AND SPEAKER INFORMATION Fostering Group Coherence in Integral Consciousness
About the Speaker: JoAnna Zweig, Ph.D., PMP, has worked with groups in theatrical production and software application development in large companies for more than 35 years. She holds a Ph.D. from CIIS in Integral Studies. JoAnna is also the CEO of the Integral Systems Response, a technology project management firm as well as a belly dance and Iyengar Hatha Yoga teacher.
May 11 Tagore Jayanti - Celebration of Sri Rabindranath Tagore's Birthday
About the Speaker: Shaymoshree Diamond Gupta, Jaya Basu, Sudip Nag, Sky Basu, Mandipa Bhattacharya, Aditya, Oli Das, and Prodipta Gupta. Shaymoshree was born in Calcutta Brahmo family of many renowned Rabingrasangeet singers. She has also performed for West Bengal State Radio, Akashbaani Calcutta.
May 18 There will be no Sunday Service due to the Bay to Breakers.
May 25 There will be no Sunday Service due to the Memorial Day Week-end.

June 2008 Program
Date June 08 TOPIC AND SPEAKER INFORMATION A Creative and Harmonious Life: The Journey Begins. A Course in Integral Philosophy for Teens.
About the Speaker: Taun Relihan, Ph.D., is a poet, conceptual artist and a nurse. She works in hospice doing end of life education. Taun has an MS in Community Mental Health in Nursing, an MA in Arts and Consciousness, and a Ph.D. in Integral Studies from CIIS. Taun has also created a curriculum in Integral Philosophy for Teenagers.
June 8 Native American Sacred Land
About the Speaker: Luan Fauteck Makes Marks, MFA, Ph.D., is a scholar of Native North American Religions, an artist, and an activist for Native sacred places. Her important work, Great Mysteries: Native North American Religions and Participatory Visions appeared in Winter 2007 of ReVision: A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation.
June 15 The Lives of Sri Aurobindo
About the Speaker: Peter Heehs, Ph.D., was born and educated in the US but has lived in India since 1971. One of the founders of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives, Peter has published many books and articles. He will present and discuss his new book The Lives of Sri Aurobindo (Columbia University Press, May 2008). This book will be available for book signing and purchase at this event.
June 22 Sacred Indian Music: Dr. Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Memorial Annual Celebration
About the Speaker: Sri Karunamayee, M.A. is renowned for her soul-empoweing music. She has refined her rendering of North Indian Classical Music under the tutelage of master musician Pandit Pran Nathji and holds Masters degrees in both philosophy and music, having served as an innovative educator in academic settings. She has founded Mother's Temple of Fine Arts at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi. As a member of the Ashram, she has guided daily meditations through the help of music for 38 years. She has also edited its spiritual journal, Sri Aurobindo Karmadhara, and represents the path of integral yoga as conveyed by Sri Aurobindo and the Holy Mother.
June 29 Satsang- Chanting, Mantra, Meditation
About the Speaker: Community Event. All are invited to participate!

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Friday, June 06, 2008

News of Savitri Bhavan (November 2007 – March 2008)

News of Savitri Bhavan (November 2007 – March 2008)
Regular Activities
During this period our Regular Activities continued as usual, as follows:
Sunday Morning 10:30 –12:00 pm Savitri Study Circle
Evening 5:00 – 6:00 pm Foundations of Indian Culture, led by Kittu Reddy
Monday & Tuesday 3:00 – 4:00 pm Cultivating Concentration, led by Jai Singh
Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 pm OM Choir
Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 pm The English of Savitri, led by Shraddhavan
Friday 5:00 – 6:30 pm The Synthesis of Yoga, led by Sraddhalu
In addition a new Savitri-study programme in Tamil has been taking place on Tuesdays, 5–6pm, since August 2007, led by Mr. Sudarshan and Mrs Bhuvanasundari, formerly of the Sri urobindo Society Centre in Madurai and now residing in Auroville. This programme is much appreciated by a faithful group of regular attenders.
In January 2008 the programme of the Mother’s recorded talks was resumed, also on Tuesday afternoons, with recordings of the Mother’s Commentaries on the Dhammapada. She took up study of this important Buddhist text with the young people of the Ashram in the early 1950s, and we are fortunate that recordings are available of her luminous comments. The talks were of course given in French.
Leaflets providing the transcriptions in French and their translations into English are made available for each talk.
Other new regular courses are being given by Vladimir, on the Upanishads in the light of Sri Aurobindo’s writings, and by Nishtha on Sanskrit grammar.
All readers of Invocation are welcome to participate in all Savitri Bhavan activities, if they happen to be in the area.
New publications
Recently we were able to publish Tamil and French translations of a talk by Sraddhalu Ranade entitled "Auroville, Human Unity and the Future of Mankind". A limited number of copies are available free on request.
Special Events
Special Events that occurred during this period are shown in the calendar below:
November – December 2007 : Exhibition of Meditations on Savitri paintings by Huta, Book Nine ‘The Book of Eternal Night’ and Book Ten ‘The Book of the Double Twilight’.
November 11th : ‘Remembering our Sweet Mother’ – Francois Gautier, Chris Grey and others shared their memories.
November 18th : ‘About Savitri’ – a 35-minute film prepared by Peter S. on a selection of passages from Savitri read and commented on by the Mother, accompanied by paintings of Huta
inspired by the Mother’s comments
November 22nd : ‘The Challenge of Death and Conquest of Immortality’– talk by Dr. Alok Pandey; an edited transcript appears in this issue.
Exhibition ‘Mother and Auroville’ in celebration of Auroville’s 40th birthday
‘Srinvantu vishve amritasya putra’
January 5th – 14th 2008 : Exhibition ‘The Art of Kirikane’ showing the work of the late Sayoko Eri, one of Japan’s national ‘living treasures’ and mother of Aurovilian Jyoti Eri: exquisite traditional craftsmanship applied in a modern way.
January 7th : ‘Sri Aurobindo’s first major spiritual experience’ – talk by Shraddhavan; text appears in this issue.
February 9th – March 4th : Exhibition ‘Mother and Auroville’, organised by Loretta in celebration of Auroville’s 40th birthday.
February 18th : A musical event in the moonlight – ‘Eight songs from Savitri’ composed and recorded by Hans Vas of the Netherlands.
February 21st : ‘Mother’s Darshan’ – a 27-minute film made from Darshan photos taken between November 1967 and February 1973 by Sudha Sundaram was shown outside under the full moon.
Later in the evening the new statue of Sri Aurobindo, was brought to Savitri Bhavan from Pondicherry and installed outside the main entrance, in the presence of a joyful gathering of Aurovilians and Ashramites.
February 24th : ‘Srinvantu vishve amritasya putra’ – a musical offering for Auroville’s 40th birthday by an ensemble from the Ashram, led by Ratna Chakravarti and Suresh De.
Dr. Karan Singh garlanding the statue of Sri Aurobindo on March 30, 2008
February 28th : Savitri reading in front of Sri Aurobindo’s statue, led by Manoj Das Gupta, Managing Trustee of the Ashram, Jhumur Bhattacharya of the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education and other friends from the Ashram.
February 29th : Collective concentration in front of Sri Aurobindo’s statue, followed by a first tour of the new wing, led by architect Helmut.
March 30th : Dedication of Sri Aurobindo statue and inauguration of new wing by Dr. Karan Singh, Chairman, Auroville Foundation.
Statue of Sri Aurobindo
The last time that Dr. Karan Singh was in Auroville, at the end of September 2007, he chose the location for installation of a large bronze statue of Sri Aurobindo, at the Main Entrance of Savitri Bhavan. The statue, like similar ones now standing in the Parliament Building in New Delhi, and in Sri Aurobindo’s birthplace in Kolkata, was prepared by a team of artist-craftsmen under the direction of Lalit Verma of Pondicherry. The beautiful statue was moved to Auroville under the auspicious rays of Guru Purnima, on the Mother’s birthday February 21st, 2008. Sri Aurobindo’s presence amongst us in this new form is deeply moving, and was celebrated on Auroville’s birthday, February 28th by a visit of a small group from the Ashram, including Managing Trustee Manoj Das Gupta accompanied by Jhumur Bhattacharya and others. We gathered under the trees in front of the statue for reading passages from Savitri for half an hour. Later our guests enjoyed visiting the special exhibition prepared for Auroville’s 40th birthday, in the main building. This was a deeply moving and happy occasion for all. A photograph of the statue appears as the frontispiece of this issue of Invocation.
Construction
During this period too, the new wing of Savitri Bhavan has been nearing completion, financed by a Grant from the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resources, under the SAIIER Development Scheme. Chairman of the Auroville Foundation, Dr. Karan Singh, performed the official inauguration on the morning of Sunday March 30, 2008, as well as dedicating the statue.
Dr. Karan Singh viewing a display of Huta’s Savitri paintings on March 30th
The Dream of Savitri Bhavan
We dream of an environment in Auroville that will breathe the atmosphere of Savitri that will welcome Savitri lovers from every corner of the world that will be an inspiring centre of Savitri studies that will house all kinds of materials and activities to enrich our understanding and enjoyment of Sri Aurobindo’s revelatory epic that will be the abode of Savitri, the Truth that has come from the Sun
We welcome support from everyone who feels that the vibration of Savitri will help to manifest a better tomorrow.
HOW TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF SAVITRI BHAVAN
Savitri Bhavan is entirely dependent on donations and financial help from all well-wishers is most welcome. Please consider in what way you can help the Dream of Savitri Bhavan to become
a reality Please note that from October 1, 2006 onwards all cheques or drafts should be made payable to Auroville Unity Fund (SAIIER). They may be sent to Savitri Bhavan at the address below.

If you live abroad and would like to send your offering by SWIFT Transfer, please note the following new code: SWIFT Code : SBININBB474
State Bank of India, Branch Code 03160 Auroville International Township Branch
Kuilapalayam, Auroville - 605101 INDIA
Auroville Unity Fund Foreign Account No. 10237876508
Purpose "SAVITRI BHAVAN"
For all correspondence, please contact: Savitri Bhavan, Auroville 605 101
Tamil Nadu, INDIA
e-mail :
savitribhavan@auroville.org.in
www.auroville.org/education/edu_centres/savitribhavan_main.htm
Savitri is a Mantra for the transformation of the world - The Mother

Sri Aurobindo Society, Singapore: June 2008 Program

Sri Aurobindo Society, Singapore June 2008 Program

DATE TIME DETAILS
1st June 2008 Sunday 6.00 pm
Living Question and The Mother’s Answer conducted by Shailaja
8th June 2008 Sunday 6.00 pm
Talk by Sundari on Sri Aurobindo’s Essays on The Gita
15th June 2008 Sunday 5.00 pm
Essays on The Gita Reading Circle
6.00 pm Savitri Circle
22nd June 2008 Sunday 6.00 pm
Talk by Mr. Rajah on Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri
29th June 2008 Sunday 6.00 pm
Sri Aurobindo's Thoughts and Aphorisms

Thursday, June 05, 2008

How can we prevent Auroville becoming “a second Goa”

Home > Journals & Media > Journals > Auroville Today > Archive copies Auroville Experience The current issue April 2008

The April 2008 issue of Auroville Today deals with Auroville's guests and visitors. The past guest season has been the busiest by far. The tensions it has generated in Aurovilians and visitors alike is raising searching questions like, what are our expectations of visitors and guests? What can they bring? Can we do more for them? And how can we prevent Auroville becoming, as one Aurovilian put it, “a second Goa”? Closely related to this issue are the newly developed Matrimandir access policies.

In this issue we also portray two units: AVITRA , Auroville International Translators; and Tree Care – a unit involved in arboriculture (the art and science of tree care). The article Showing promise deals with the community of Promesse, located on the Tindivanam – Pondicherry highway.

The article Russians in Auroville deals with another community: that of the Russians in Auroville – 48 of them, apart from the over two dozen other Aurovilians who were born in the former Soviet Union, but are now passport-holders of fiercely independent nations.

The issue further contains reviews of the exhibition Blue Invasion , showing the work of artists Monique Patenaude; a review of Kalidasa's play Shakuntala, or the Ring of Remembrance ; a review of the performance of the Auroville Renaissance Cappella with songs on the theme of Death and beyond; and a review of the Bharata Natyam performance on the Kaluvelli Siddhar legend, the ancient legend of how Auroville was predicted thousands of years ago by Lord Shiva himself.

In the section ‘animal care' we show the work of Auroville's Pony farm. The issue is concluded with a small reverie on Beauty in Auroville.

Here follow a few of the articles. We wish you happy reading. By following the links you are welcome to read a few of the articles. We wish you happy reading. Please subscribe if you want to read more, or ask for a free copy. Details are elsewhere on this web page.

Statement on the inaccuracies contained in the BBC video on Auroville

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The people of Orissa have been ignited with a luminous hope to participate in the great Change, the great Seer has declared

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Sri Aurobindo Integral Education in Orissa
1. The operational base of Integral Education activity in Orissa are the centres named as Sri Aurobindo Study Circle. Such centres, each independent of the other, conduct regular studies of the literature of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. The first two Study Circles in Orissa were established with the permission of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother in the year 1949 and 1950, one at Rairangpur(of Mayurbhanj district) and other at the residence of Sri Lalit Mohan Ghose, Bhasakos lane in the city of Cuttack.

2. Babaji Maharaj Sri Ramakrishna Das who had arrived at the Ashram, from Ayodhya in 1945 and Prof Kangali Charan Pati (Prapatti - as the Mother fondly named him) from Orissa in 1954, took up this work of organizing these Sri Aurobindo Study Circles with the permission of The Mother. Thus very rapidly an awareness of Sri Aurobindo's thought spread to the length and breadth of the state. The number of these centres currently stand at. Some of them are Registered Societies, some are Registered Trusts where as most are unregistered but serious centres developing the courage of conviction in the profound Truth of Sri Aurobindo's thought and vision. Some registered centres possess land ranging from few decimles to several hundred acres. Around 65 such centres have Sri Aurobindo's Sacred Relics installed as Shrines of vibrating inspiration of His profound philosophy which in the Mother's Words is one that aims "not at renouncing life but making life perfect with a divine perfection"…which "India has to show to the World now". The people of Orissa have been ignited with a luminous hope to participate in the great Change, the great Seer has declared.

3. At a stage, during the early seventies of the last century there arose a further urge to give a concrete shape to and translate this Integral Philosophy in life. There appeared to Prapatti four doors to enter- namely Education, Politics, Agriculture and Commerce. Placing it at The Mother's Feet he was instructed to "enter" through "Education". Thus was founded the base of opening 'Sri Aurobindo Institutes of Integral Education' under the auspices of the Sri Aurobindo Study Circles. Members of these centres visiting Sri Aurobindo Ashram regularly, observed the "Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education". They were inspired to start educational centres akin to this in Orissa. The first School was founded in 1970.Sri Rama Krishna Das and Prapatti provided the required guidance and supervision. In spite of numerous pitfalls and challenges many Sri Aurobindo Study Circles, especially the registered ones with landed property, launched into the establishment of these 'Integral Schools' attempting at their level best to impart education in the way envisaged by the Mother and Sri Aurobindo- taking it as a cogent means of translating the philosophy of integral yoga into actuality in the society.

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Can we perform all our action perfectly on the base of a New Consciousness?

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Dasa Karmadhara
A great Luminous Consciousness is pressing down upon earth. Its aim is to take up all aspects of human life and recast it into a new mould. Now all our activities are monitored by the intelligence will of the mind, vital impulses and bodily sensations. The question is, can we perform all our action perfectly on the base of a New Consciousness? To actualise this vision no part of life is to be rejected but transformed and raised to a different dimension. The Dasakarmadhara are the gates to enter into the very core of the New Consciousness. Below is in brief the objective and mode of action of the Dasa Karmadhara.

KARMADHARA; OBJECTIVE & MODE OF ACTION

  • Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra and Mahila Pathachakra : Make people aware of Sri Aurobindo's Ideology To organise seminars, conferences, to hold regular study groups
  • Sri Aurobindo Medical Association : Inculcate the consciousness of 'Total Health' of the human phemenon so as to prepare it for its ultimate Divine transformation. Integral Health Topics in Study Circle camps . Sri Aurobindo Health Squad training Programmes, and establishment of Integral Health Centres.
  • Army of Light : Prepare the students and youth for Mother's Work Prepare them from school career to have the clarity of the ideal and organise study circles, take responsibility of organisation activities.
  • Commerce Under Sri Aurobindo's Guidance (CUSAG-Orissa) : To take up commerce as an instrument for The Mother's work, based on Truth. Organising sales Centers of Sri Aurobindo Study Circles with proper management and skill training and manufacturing products of daily use.
  • Sri Aurobindo Legal Unit : Legal consultancy to Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Centres To have legal cells in every district constituting of advocates having admiration and concern for Sri Aurobindo's Work.
  • Sri Aurobindo Engineering and Technical Group : Need based Technology to Sri Aurobindo Study Circles Awareness through camps conferences.Training of Study circle members in technical skills
  • Sri Aurobindo Kalaparishada : Expression of the Highest form of Beauty through performing and visual arts . The training and awareness from school level with regular activities in camps and seminars.
  • Sri Aurobindp Sahitya parishada : Literary capability in the service of the Truth To start literary groups from school level, to hold quarterly and annual sessions for this purpose.
    Sri Aurobindo Unit of Agriculture : Agriculture consultancy with guidance from The Mother to Sri Aurobindo Study Circles having cultivable land. Training camps, workshops and personal interactions.
  • Sri Aurobindo Educational Research Unit : Research activities on Integral Education with guidance from The Mother and Sri Aurobindo. To establish Research Cells on Integral Education in every district

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Monday, June 02, 2008

AUM 2008 schedule Monday, June 2

Program page June 1 June 2 June 3 June 4 June 5
AUM 2008 schedule Monday, June 2
Time Contemplative Active Creative
7:00 Hatha yoga (7–8) Rink Microhike (7–8) Sisters, Barclay Breakfast (7–8:30)
9:00 Morning meditation Barclay
9:30 Orientation Barclay
11:30 Lunch (11:30–1:00)
2:00 Savitri group reading Sisters Prières et Méditations(French reading)Sisters breakout A
Chi qong Rink Minigolf, hike, archery Barclay Crafts Crafts center Art workshop Barclay
3:30 Tea (Sisters & Barclay)
4:00 Yoga discussion circles Sisters breakouts A, B, C Dervish dancing Rink Microhike Sisters, Barclay Crafts Crafts center Art workshop Barclay
5:30 Supper (5:30–7)
7:30 Informal readings & discussion Sisters AV video & 40th birthday, kirtan Rink Star lab Barclay
9:30 Evening meditation Sisters Campfire, singing Barclay fire ring

Sunday, June 01, 2008

A report of the district for the year 2007 August to 2008 July may be prepared in English

ALL ORISSA SRI AUROBINDO STUDY CIRCLE COMMITTEE
MATRUBHBAN, SRI AUROBINDO MARG, CUTTACK – 753013

Dear Friends,
Namaskar.
In the month of July, as per the date in circulate programme, the organisation tour party will reach the district in the evening and will leave the next day afternoon after the meeting. Please arrange accommodation for the party of maximum 6 persons. The organisation meeting will start sharp at 9.30 AM and will continue up to 1 PM.

Kindly organise the programme accordingly.
The organisers are requested to note the following points .
1. Please have a preparatory meeting prior to the organisation meet preferably during June 2008.
2. In this meeting The convenors are requested to present the report of the activities of each Karmadhara and the Blocks of the last year in this meeting.
3. District, Dasakarmadhara and Block Convenors may be selected after this programme.
4. It is our request to select the Convenors those who really want to give time for The Mother’s Work.
5. You must have received the school information form, NLET will also send this form to the individual schools. If any school has been missed out , please give a copy of this form. Please personally see that they are filled up and handed over to us in the meeting.
6. Please fix the date and place of DISTRICT SPORTS where all the Sri Aurobindo Study Circles and Integral schools will participate. This responsibility may be fixed to one of the members.
7. The required forms on the organisation are already sent to you. Please see that all the forms are filled up and given in the meeting.
8. A report of the district for the year 2007 August to 2008 July may kindly be prepared in English and given to us to be published in website after two days of the meeting.
9. Babaji Maharaj’s birth centenary volume – Sri Ramakrishna Das’s Rachana Sangraha-1st part will be available in the meeting at the concessional price Rs. 350/-. Please circulate this news among all the Sri Aurobindo Study Circles and Sri Aurobindo Integral Schools to avail this opportunity.
With regards,
Affectionately
Gadadhar Mishra, Prasad Tripathy

Integral Schools: EPF demands

SRI AUROBINDO LEGAL UNIT
MATRUBHBAN, SRI AUROBINDO MARG, CUTTACK – 753013

Respected Friends,
Namaskar.
The fifth meeting of the working committee of Sri Aurobindo Legal Unit is scheduled to be held on 8th June 2008, Sunday, 10AM at Matrubhaban, Cuttack.

The suggestions given in the earlier meetings regarding the utilisation of affidavit form as supplied to the Integral Schools whether have been acted upon or not shall be discussed on the said meeting with regards to solve the problems of EPF demands.

Other suggestions if any on this vital question will be discussed by the members present which will be communicated to the New Life Education Trust.

Expecting you to be present in time and actively participate.

Your affectionately
Sri Akshaya Kumar Mohapatra,
Convenor, Mobile: 9437607258

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The Mother's Work In Orissa: Monthly News - April 2008

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ASPRUHA ZONE
GANJAM
On 8.3.2008 the 12th Annual Function of Sri Aurobindo Integral Centre, Bankatara was celebrated at Bankatara. It was organised by Raghunath Rout and Simanchal Bhai.

GAJAPATI
On 17.3.2008, a Workers' Meet was orginised at Integral Education Center, Parasmba. This meet is organised once in every two moths. The participants discussed on the subject "The Blessings of The Mother". The meet was conducted by Sri Simanchal and many devoted wokers joined in that meeting.

SAMARPAN ZONE
NABRANGPUR
A special study circle was organised in the village Ghantashila under the leadership of Lalit Mohan Bhai... On 12.3.2008 the Womwe Study Circle was held at Mattruniketan, Borea. In this study circle Lalit Bhai said on the subject " The philosophy of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo", and Harischandra Bhai and Tapibara Bhai made their discussions on different subjects like " Who is this Mother" and " Why should we be the followers of the yoga of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo?"

KORAPUT
On 22.03.2008 The District Level Exstudents' Meet of Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centres of Koraput District was organised at Irrigation Colony, Jeypore. It was orninised by Tiki Apa. C.H. Nirakar conducted the Question-Answer Programme...On 24.3.2008, Narayan Nayak organised a Sri Aurobindo Study Circle in his house of the block Dashamantapur. Swarnalata Pattanayak managed this study circle. Prsant Kumar Swain discussed on " Our preparation for the Future Race". Nirakar Bhai in a Question-Answer programme answered the quests of the participants... A Question-Anser Promme was organised by the study circle of udaynath Library, Sunabeda... On 25.3.2008 C.H. Nirakar, in a discussion told on the topic " Sri Aurobindo's Yoga is essential even for the ordinary people"... On 26.03.2008 a discussion was held on " The Mother and Sri Aurobindo and their Yoga."... On the same day a Study circle Conference was hels at Ekamba. Nirakar Bhai cleared the doubts of the participants... On 27.03.2008 Bijaylakshmi Swain in her house ornised a special study circle at Bijayanar. Nirakar Bhai participated in the discussion on " The prepation for the Coming Future"... A District Level Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was held courtyard of Sri jagannath Temple of the village Sashahandi. It was organised by Sachidananda Ratha and in this discussion Nirakar Bhai told on "Life and Education".

ASTHA ZONE
BALASORE
On 15.3.2008, Amita Kar of Makhanpur organised the third annual study circle in her house. Bhaktahari Ratha and Fakir Sankhua discussed on the subject "Sadhana of Integral Yoga".

BHADRAK
On 6.3.2008, Narendranath Pati of Chandbali organised the Annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle in his house. Bhaktahari Ratha, Arabinda Sahoo had participated in this meeting and spoke on subjects. The topics those were discussed are - " Sri Aurobindo's Yoga and the other yogas" and " Discipline and Sri Aurobindo Study Circle." ...On 8.3.2008 at Sradabhaban, Savitri Swadhaya Mandal was organised. Subodh ku Das narrated briefly about Savitri and Indramani mahal gave his talk on "The Golden Day"... On 16.3.2008 in the Annual Study Circle of Nirakar Nayak of Samaraipur, Bhaktahari Ratha, Indramani Mahal, Dr. Golak Sahu, Hrishikesh Panda and Brajamohan Mishra etc participated in the discussion on "The Philosophy of Yoga of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo". ...On 20.3.2008 a special function was organised in the house of Suryamani Nayak. In this meeting Ganesh Prasad Behura acted as the President, Ramnarayan Bhai, Krupasindhu Kar, Niranjan Nayak, Gangadhar Panigrahi etc participate din the discussion... On 23.3.2008 a new study circle was opened in the house of Buddhiram Barik of Basanikharada. "Integral Yoga of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo" and "Why Sri Aurobindo Study Circle?" were the subjects of discussion and the participants took part actively in the discussion.

KEONJHAR
On 1.3.2008 the District Level Women's Study Circle was organised at Charampa. Ajaya Bhai, Kalpana Apa, Sabita Apa, Rajashree Apa etc participated in the discussion... Akshya Ku Mallick of Kalinga Nagar observed the Annual Session oof Sri Aurobindo Study Circle in his house. Yoga Sadhana Of Sri Aurobindo was the topic on which the discussiuon continued... Another Annual Study Circle was organised on the same day in the house of Rajashree and Saroj Kumar Pattanayak. Here Mrutyunjaya Bal said about " What we learn from Sri Aurobindo Study circle" and Saroj Bhai discussed on "Why should we organise Sri Aurobindo Study circle"?... 2.3.2008 In a specially arranged Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Fakir Bhai discussed about "The Mother's opinion on the Birth-Day."...5.3.2008 Lakshmi Apa, Brundaban Bhai, Anant Bhai etc participated in the Annual Sri urobindo Study Circle of Janhabi Apa of Padmapur... 7.3.2008 "Awakening of the Psychic" was the topic for for discussion in ther Annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle of Jayahari Singh of Baldevjeu Colony, Keonjhar... 8.3.2008, A students' camp for two days was organised at Sikulabahala. Guna Bhai, Laksmi Apa and Brundaban Bhai etc participated in the camp... On the same day Murali Bhai of Kainipura celebrated the Annual Sri Aurobindo Study circle at his home. Janaki Apa and Guna Bhai participated in it. A new study circle was opened at Padmapur.

SAMATA ZONE
JHARSUGUDA
On 1.3.2008 Bihari Nayak, of Durganagar organised the fourth Annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle... Nabin Bhai conducted the 10th Annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle. Prasant Bhai told about "The need of Sri Aurobindo Study circle."... 2.3.2008 the Monthly Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was held in Subas das's house of Durganagar... 3.3.2008, Kirtan Bhai conduted a new Sri Aurobindo Study Circle in Manoj Seth's house. The participants discussed about "Children's Mother"and "Brief life-history of Babaji Maharaj"... On 8.3.2008 A Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was organised at Kirtan Bhai,s home at Adarsha Nagar... On 9.3.2008 the Annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was observed in Pankaj Kumar Das's house...Surendra Kumar Behera and Anadi Bhai participated in the meeting... On 11.3.2008 in a special Sri Aurobindo Study Circle at Bhuliatikta Anadi Bhai participated and this was organised in the house of Sailendra prasad Das... On 13.3.2008 the 11th Annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was organised in Subas Das's house of Durganagar, Jharsuguda... On 14.3.2008 Ashok Kumar Behera ornised the Annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle in his house. Prasant Bhai, Nabin Bhai, Ramesh Bhai and Maheswar Bhai participated in this study circle... On 18.3.2008 Ranka Biswal of Indira Nagar, orgainised a Sri Aurobindo Study Circle in his house.

SUNDARGARH
On 3.3.2008 the 23rd Annual Sri aurobindo Study Circle of Women's Section. Niranjan Mohanty concted this study circle. In this gathering Debidutta Kar discussed about " Sri Aurobindo Study Circle: Why, what and How?

SATYA ZONE
CUTTACK
A Students' Meet was orgainised at Sri Aurobindo Pathamandir, Siddheswarpur from 20.3.2008 to 22.3.2008,. The techers and students of various schools participated in this meet and took part in the discussion on "Aim of Life" and "Ideal child".
KENDRAPARA
On 2.3.2008 Kendrapara Dibyajyoti Society Meeting was organised... Sri Aurobindo Study circle of Abhimanyu Sethi, Hurasahi, was orgainised on the same day. "The Mother is stll present now" was the topic for discussion in this study cicle... On 9.3.2008 a new Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was opened in Batakrushna Sethi's house of Ganja village, which was conducted by Subash Rout. subhadra Apa discussed on " Who is this Mother?". in this study circle the participants had come from various blocks... The Annual Sri Aurobindo Study circle was orgainised in the house of Chitta Bhai of Karilopatna. Maguni Bhai, Ranjan Bhai etc participatedin this meeting...Sri Aurobindo Study Circle of Chitta Ranjan Rautray was orgainised at Karilopatna...On 10.3.2008 Pitambar Chuli of Marsaghai observed the Sri Aurobindo Study Circle in which Sarbeswar Bhai, Bidhan Bhai, Susant Bhai, Rasananda Bhai, and Ranjan Bhai etc participated... on 11.3.2008 Nikunja Bhai of Nagapur, Nayin Apa of Jajanga celebrated the Annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle in their houses. Pravat Bhai, Sarbeswar Bhai, Bhagabati Bhai etc participated in these discussions... Auromira Study Circle of Kapleswar celebrated its first Annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle. The discussion was made on "The New Birth and the Transformation of Consciousness"... In the study circle of Prafulla Bhai of garapur, Maguni charan Das, Bhagabati Prasad Das etc participated in the discussion...On 12.3.2008 Mahuri Bhai, Pravat Bhai and SukaBhai participated in a newly opened Sri Aurobindo Study Circle in the house of Bhakta Ranjan Mishra of Kulasahi village... A new Sri Aurobindo Study circle was opened by Maguni Charan Das. In this Study circle Pravat Nayak, Maguni Charan Dash, Sukadeb Samal, Malay Kumar Jena etc discussed on the subject " The necessity of Sri Aurobindo Study circle"... A Question-Answer Programme was organised in the Annual Study Circle of Alok Kumar Jena of Marilo village...On 13.3.2008 The Annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was celebrated in Baulanga village and Chakrapur village... On 14.3.2008 the Annual Sri Aurobindo Study circle and a new study circle were organised in the Mahakalapada Block... On 15th and 16th of this month The Annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was celebrated in different villges of Marsaghai Block... On 19.3.2008 Sri Aurobindo matrukrupa Study circle of Ghodadanda village observed its second Annual Study Circle. This was conducted by Bankim Chandra Pradhan. Maguni Charan Dash discussed on "Lights of Yoa" and "Self opening and self surrender."...20.3.2008 "Yoga and Life" was the subject for discussion in an annual study circle of Chanchol village... On 21.3.2008 Nityananda Bhai of Karanja village organised the annual study circle... On 23.3.2008 The Annual Sri Aurobindo Study circle was observed by Gopal Bhai of Darabaga village... A special session of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was held at Khairabad. "Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and individual effort" was the topic for discussion, in which satyabadi rout, Malaya Kumar Jena, Shukadeb Samal, Garima Mohanty, sarada Apa, Santosh Kumar Nayak etc participated... On 24.3.2008, Mamatamayee study Circle of Hemant kumar Mohanty of Naranpur village observed the annual study circle. In this "Desire, Food and Sex", a portion from the book "Bases of Yoga", was discussed by participants like Mamata Mohanty, Shukadeb Samal etc... On 28.3.2008 Sri Aurobindo Study Circle of Bhagi Bhai, Pentha villgecelebrated its annual session... On 29.3.2008 the annual Study circle of Auromira Study Circle was celebrated in Bhakta Ranjan kar,s house at Kulashi village. Adikanda Sahoo discussed on the subject "The Role of Sri Aurobindo Study circle."...On 30.3.2008 the 24th Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Conference was organised at Haladharpur Village.

JAJPUR
On 9.3.2008. Sri Aurobindo Intgral education Centre, Kadamian celebrated its 2nd Annual function. In this ceremony Kailash chandra Kuanar said about "Woman, the mother of a disciplined race", Ajay Kumar sahoo told on "Babaji Maharaj", and Pravat Bhai told on "All life is Yoga and All Life is Education". The students perfomed in the cultural programme. Sanchita Mohanty and Sadashib Bhai joined the meeting as the Chief Guests... In the evening A new study circle was opened in Jhuni Apa's house.

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