Friday, September 08, 2006

News from Pondicherry

Upcoming Events
19th September 2006 - 46th Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Society
The Headquarters of Sri Aurobindo Society at Pondicherry
The year 1956 was a milestone in the spiritual mission of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, as it was on 29th February of this year that the Manifestation of the Supramental Consciousness took place. In the very first anniversary year of this momentous event, on 19th September 1960, Sri Aurobindo Society was formed with the Mother as the Founder and Executive President, "to make known to the members and people in general the aims and ideals of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, their system of Integral Yoga, and to work for its fulfilment in all possible ways and for the attainment of a spiritual society as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo."
The Mother gave the following Motto for the Society:
The book A Glimpse of the Mother's Love and Action published by the Society, describes the genesis and growth of the Society and the Mother's way of working, as she developed it in its formative years. The Society has been growing over the years and has now more than 320 Centres and 70 Branches all over India and abroad. More details of the various activities of the Society are given here
On this day we rededicate ourselves to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and to the realisation of the great future they have revealed to us.
Annual Seminar of the Women's Council - 2006: "Progressive Friendship with the Divine"
The Women's Council of Sri Aurobindo Society welcomes you to join its annual Seminar, on the theme of 'Progressive Friendship with the Divine', to be held at the Society's Beach Office at No.1, Rangapillai Street, Pondicherry, on 21, 22, 23 November 2006. All interested, both women and men, are welcome to participate. For information and accommodation, write to The Secretary - Women's Council Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry - 605 002, mentioning the type of accommodation required and in what range.
The Mother's room opens for general Darshan on 17th November 2006 and Sri Aurobindo's Room on the Siddhi Day i.e. 24th November. You can plan your stay in Pondicherry from 16 to 25 November 2006 to avail of both Darshans and the Seminar in-between.
Dr. M.V. Nadkarni's forthcoming Series of Talks
The Society will organise two study camps by Dr. Mangesh Nadkarni at its Beach Office hall: 1. From 26 November to 4 December 2006 on Sri Aurobindo's "Essays on the Gita" 2. From 23 February to 5 March 2007 on Sri Aurobindo's "Savitri"
As usual there will be two sessions daily 9:00 to 10:00 am and 10:30 to 11:45 am. The talks are open to all.
Recent Events
15th August 2006 - 134th Birth Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo
15th August was Sri Aurobindo's 134th Birth Anniversary. At the Ashram the day was observed with a visit to Sri Aurobindo's room, meditation around the Samadhi (6:00 to 6:30 a.m.) and march-past by the members of the Ashram's Physical Education department at the Ashram's playground in the evening. The day concluded with a collective meditation.
Annual Conference of the Society - August 2006
A view of the audience
The Annual Conference of the Society was held at the Beach Office in Pondicherry from 12 to 14 August 2006. Members and workers from different Branches and Centres participated.
Shri Kittu Reddy, addressing the audience
Following were the Talks delivered during the occasion: On 12 August 2006: "India's Reunion and World Union" by Sraddhalu "How to Celebrate the Golden Anniversary of the Golden Day" by Women's CouncilOn 13 August 2006: "Questions and Answers" by Prof. Manoj Das "Renunciation Indispensable in our Yoga" by Dr. Ananda ReddyOn 14 August 2006: "Some Aspects of Social Evolution in the Light of Sri Aurobindo" by Prof. Kittu Reddy "Pathways to the New World" by Dr. Alok Pandey "Beyond Liberal Humanism and Technological Trans-humanism" by Dr. M.V. Nadkarni
Study Camp by Dr. Ananda Reddy on the "Essays on the Gita" - August 2006
Dr.Ananda Reddy conducting the Study Camp
The Study Camp on Sri Aurobindo's "Essays on the Gita", was continued by Dr. Ananda Reddy at the Society's Beach Office hall, Pondicherry, from 17th to 23rd August 2006. About 100 persons attended regularly the talks held in two sessions daily in the morning.

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