Sunday, June 07, 2009

Bangalore (Karnataka) - Youth Camp on 9, 10 & 11 October 2009

News from Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry)

Upcoming Events

Study Camp by Dr. Alok Pandey on 'Savitri' - 16 to 22 August 2009

Dr. Alok Pandey will conduct Study Sessions in Sri Aurobindo's epic "Savitri" at the Society's Beach Office from 16 to 22 August 2009. As usual, there will be two sessions daily from 5:00 to 5:45 pm and 6:00 to 6:45 pm. All are welcome to attend this programme.

Recent Events

Annual Workshop on Integral Education: 20-27 May 2009

This year the annual Workshop on Integral Education was organised at the Beach Office of the Society from 20 to 27 May. Fifty participants including teachers, educationists and principals from various parts of the country attended the Camp. The details of the Camp will be given in the next month's Newsletter.

Visit by a Group of Farmers from Paigmberpur - 6 - 11 April 2009

A group of 7 farmers visited the Ashram and Sri Aurobindo Society for an exposure to the way of life at Ashram and for ways that could help them improve their way of life at Paigmberpur. Kirti-di from Paigmberpur Centre co-ordinated the visit. A variety of programme was arranged for them. Meeraji welcomed them and Shivakumar gave them an introduction to the Ashram and its way of life.

Shri Chote Narayan-ji, a senior sadhak, interacted with them on the important values that enrich life at all levels. Shri Somdevji spoke to them about the four aspects of the Mother and later on had an interactive session with them, answering to their queries about work in general. Visits to Matrikunj and Gloria farm were arranged, where they got a chance to see the gardening and the organic way of farming done in these places.

Dr. Alok Pandey spoke to them about meditation and its place in work and life. Shri Vijaybhai shared with them the vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in transforming the collective life through transformation of all the people who formed that collectivity.

There was also a visit to Auroville and Matrimandir. In all, it was a very fulfilling visit for all the farmers and they carried back with them the resolution of improving their life in all possible ways.

News from Branches and Centres

News from India

Sri Aurobindo Complex, Sri Aurobindo Marg, J.P. Nagar 1st Phase, Bangalore

M/s 'idiscoveri' Education Pvt. Ltd. (Xseed) imparted training on "Certificate in Instructional Leadership" to the teachers of Mirambika School for New Age from 7 to 10 April 2009, on the following topics:
a) Using Teaching Aids available in the school
b) Adopting Innovative Teaching Methods
c) Foundation for Integral Education

24 April 2009, "Day of Mother's Final at Pondicherry", was observed at Sri Aurobindo Complex, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore. The programme started with group meditation at the Meditation Hall between 7:00 and 7:30 am, followed by distribution of Message Cards & Prasadam. An exhibition on "Life sketch of the Mother" (with about 80 displays) was inaugurated.

Bangalore (Karnataka) - Youth Camp on 9, 10 and 11 October 2009

Sri Aurobindo Society, Bangalore Branch, will organise a youth camp at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 110 Gangadhar Chetty Road, Bangalore - 560 042. The camp will be held on 9, 10 and 11 October 2009.

The objective of the camp will be to help the youth to awaken their aspiration for self-awareness and to open to them the vision of life, in the light of the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. The guide will also inspire the youth to discover the aim of life. The sessions will be conducted by Shri Kaivalya Smart from Surat.

Free accommodation and all meals will be provided. Boys and girls between the age group 18 to 30 years are eligible and are welcome. The proceedings will be primarily interactive and with sufficient scope for discussions, in English.

All eligible youths are requested not to miss the opportunity and join with their friends. Interested youths may send their application with brief bio data, address, telephone no., email ID and one passport size photograph to the above address. The contact phone no is 080-25559885/25298684.

Further clarifications can also be had, either through e-mail: of the Bhavan or from SS Lahiri, Coordinator of the youth camp:; Mobile 09980 519855

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)

Three talks of Shri Mangilalji Vyas was held at Bhopal in May 2009. He spoke on "All Life is Yoga". He also spoke on the traditional Yogas and the path of Integral Yoga. Shri Vyas is the Secretary of Dhar Branch of Sri Aurobindo Society. Dr D. N. Joshi, Secretary of Bhopal Branch, also spoke on these occasions.

Gurgaon (Haryana)

The Gurgaon Branch organised a talk by Swami Sumedhanand Saraswati on Maharishi Dayanand, Sri Aurobindo and the Vedas on 17 May 2009, at Unitech Country Club, Gurgaon. Swamiji emphasised the relevance of the Vedas today and how the Vedas withstood the dark periods of the Indian history.

Shri Krishan Sethi, Chairman of the Gurgaon Branch, highlighted the subject in his opening address. Shri Ravi Kant thanked Swamiji in his closing address.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Sri Aurobindo--secularist? or nationalist?

1. The lives of Sri Aurobindo by Peter Heehs
Book : Biography Language: English Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008. View all editions and formats
2. Autobiographical notes and other writings of historical interest
by Aurobindo Ghose; Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Book : Biography Language: English Publisher: Pondicherry : Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 2006.
3. A greater psychology : an introduction to Sri Aurobindo's psychological thought
by Aurobindo Ghose; A S Dalal
Book Language: English Publisher: New York : Jeremy P Tarcher/Putnam, ©2001.
4. Evolution in religion: a study in Sri Aurobindo and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
by R C Zaehner
Book Language: English Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1971. View all editions and formats
5. Conceptions of an integral being a deeper look at the philosophies and psychologies of Abraham Maslow and Sri Aurobindo Ghose by Tia Dutta
Thesis/dissertation : Bibliographic data : Manuscript Computer File Archival Material Language: English Publisher: 2008.
6. India's spiritual destiny : its inevitability & potentiality by Mangesh Nadkarni
Book Language: English Publisher: Pondicherry : Sri Aurobindo Society in association with UBS Publishers' Distributors, New Delhi, ©2006.
7. Life at Mirambika : a free progress school
by Anjum Sibia; M K Raina; National Council of Educational Research and Training (India). Dept. of Educational Psychology and Foundations of Education.
Book Language: English Publisher: New Delhi : National Council of Educational Research and Training, 2006.
8. Six pillars : introductions to the major works of Sri Aurobindo by Robert A McDermott;
Book Language: English Publisher: Chambersburg, Pa. : Wilson Books, 1974.
9. The quest for political and spiritual liberation : a study in the thought of Sri Aurobindo Ghose
by June O'Connor
Book : Biography Language: English Publisher: Rutherford [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©1977. View all editions and formats
10. Sri Aurobindo Ghose : the dweller in the lands of silence by William Kluback; Michael Finkenthal
Book Language: English Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©2001.
11. Worthy is the world: the Hindu philosophy of Sri Aurobindo. by Beatrice Bruteau
Book Language: English Publisher: Rutherford, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press [1972, ©1971] View all editions and formats
12. The common vision : parenting and educating for wholeness by David Marshak
Book Language: English Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©1997.
13. Understanding thoughts of Sri Aurobindo
by Indrani Sanyal; Krishna Roy; Jadavpur University. Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies.;
Book : Conference publication Language: English Publisher: New Delhi : D.K. Printworld in association with Jadavpur Univ., Kolkata, 2007.
14. The Rainbow bridge : a comparative study of Tagore and Sri Aurobindo by Goutam Ghosal
Language: English Publisher: New Delhi : D.K. Printworld, 2007. View all editions and formats
15. Integral yoga
by Alan Baiss; Mark Kitchell; Mabel Valdiviezo; California Institute of Integral Studies.; Cultural Integration Fellowship.;
Video Language: English Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Cultural Integration Fellowship and the California Institute of Integral Studies, ©2008.
16. Knowledge, consciousness and religious conversion in Lonergan and Aurobindo by Michael T McLaughlin
Book Language: English Publisher: Roma : Editrice Pontificia Universita Gregoriana, 2003. View all editions and formats
17. Sri Aurobindo and his contemporary thinkers by Indrani Sanyal; Krishna Roy; Jadavpur University.;
Book Language: English Publisher: New Delhi : D.K. Printworld in association with Jadavpur Univ., 2007.
18. The spirituality of the future : a search apropos of R.C. Zaehner's study in Sri Aurobindo and Teilhard de Chardin by Kaikhushru Dhunjibhoy Sethna
Book Language: English Publisher: Rutherford [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickerson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©1981. View all editions and formats
19. Yoga psychology and the transformation of consciousness : seeing through the eyes of infinity
by Don Salmon; Jan Maslow
Book Language: English Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Paragon House, 2007.
20. Aurotherapy : an alternate therapy system by Som P Ranchan
Book Language: English Publisher: Delhi : Indian Publishers Distributors, 2001.

21. Sri Aurobindo and the logic of the infinite: essays for the new millennium; Sri Aurobindo, Yoga philosophy, Savitri, The Mother and Auroville, The global crisis by Rod Hemsell
Book Language: English Publisher: Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India : PRISMA, ©2006.
22. Glossary of terms in Sri Aurobindo's writings.
by Aurobindo Ghose; Book Language: English Publisher: Pondicherry : Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1978.
23. Sri Aurobindo and the new age : essays in memory of Kishor Gandhi
by Kishor Gandhi; Kaikhushru Dhunjibhoy Sethna; Sachidananda Mohanty; Nirodbaran; Maurice Shukla; Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education (Pondicherry, India);
Book Language: English Publisher: Pondicherry : Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, 1997.
24. Sri Aurobindo : an educational thinker by Natthūlāla Gupta
Book Language: English Publisher: New Delhi : Anmol Publications, 2002.
25. The poetry of Sri Aurobindo : a journey from ego to self by Kishor Gandhi
Book Language: English Publisher: Meerut : Anu Books, 2001.
26. The integral philosophy of Sri Aurobindo; a commemorative symposium, by Haridas Chaudhuri; Frederic Spiegelberg
Book Language: English Publisher: London, Allen & Unwin [1960]
27. Life and works of Sri Aurobindo by Sita Ram Sharma; Aurobindo Ghose
Book Language: English Publisher: Jaipur, India : Book Enclave, 2003.
28. Sri Aurobindo--secularist? or nationalist? by Ke Es Nārāyaṇācārya
Book Language: English Publisher: Mysore : Kautilya Institute of National Studies, 2006.
29. Alchemy of the soul : integral healing : the work of psychology and spirituality by Arya Maloney
Book Language: English Publisher: Nevada City, CA : Blue Dolphin Pub., ©2007.
30. Image, symbol, and myth in Sri Aurobindo's poetry by G S Pakle
Book Language: English Publisher: New Delhi : Harman Pub. House, 2006.
31. Vivekananda Aurobindo & Gandhi on education by Susmit Prasad Pani; Samar Kumar Pattnaik
Book Language: English Publisher: New Delhi : Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd., 2006.
32. Sri Aurobindo and Shakespeare as poetic dramatists by Usha Mahadevan
Book Language: English Publisher: Chennai : University of Madras, 2006.
33. Sri Aurobindo : or, The adventure of consciousness by Satprem
Book : Biography Language: English Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1968. View all editions and formats
34. The persistence of religion : an essay on Tantrism and Sri Aurobindo's philosophy by Kees W Bolle
Book Language: English Publisher: Leiden : E.J. Brill, 1965. View all editions and formats
35. Prophet of Indian nationalism; a study of the political thought of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh, 1893-1910. by Karan Singh, Sadr-i-Riyasat of Jammu and Kashmir
Thesis/dissertation Language: English Publisher: London, Allen & Unwin [1963] View all editions and formats
36. History, society, and polity : integral sociology of Sri Aurobindo by D P Chattopadhyaya
Book Language: English Publisher: New Delhi : Macmillan Co. of India, 1976.
37. Contemporary relevance of Sri Aurobindo by Kishor Gandhi
Book Language: English Publisher: Delhi, Vivek Pub. House [1973] View all editions and formats
38. Towards the life divine : Sri Aurobindo's vision by L Thomas O'Neil
Book Language: English Publisher: New Delhi : Manohar, 1979.
39. A new look at Aurobindo by A Frank Thompson
Book Language: English Publisher: Delhi : Published for the Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society by ISPCK, 1990. View all editions and formats
40. Sri Aurobindo, seer and poet by Vinayak Krishna Gokak
Book Language: English Publisher: New Delhi, Abhinav Publications, 1973. View all editions and formats
43. Dante and Sri Aurobindo : a comparative study of The divine comedy and Savitri by Prema Nandakumar.
Book Language: English Publisher: Madras : Affiliated East-West Press, [1981]
44. Being, evolution, and immortality; an outline of integral philosophy, by Haridas Chaudhuri
Book Language: English Publisher: Wheaton, Ill., Theosophical Pub. House [1974] View all editions and formats
50. The Hindu personality in education : Tagore, Gandhi, Aurobindo by William Cenkner
Book Language: English Publisher: Columbia, Mo. : South Asia Books, 1976. View all editions and formats
52. Consciousness and creativity : a case study of Sri Aurobindo, T.S. Eliot, and Aldous Huxley by Sumita Roy
Book Language: English Publisher: New Delhi : Sterling Publishers, ©1991.
58. Sanskrit and the evolution of human speech : based on Sri Aurobindo's linguistic theory by Sampadananda Mishra
Book Language: English Publisher: Pondicherry : Sri Aurobindo Institute of Research in Social Sciences, Sri Aurobindo Society, 2005. View all editions and formats
60. Indian giants crack AIM : Vivekananda, Ambedkar and Aurobindo : their outburst against the so-called Aryan race & Aryan invasion myth by Parameśa Caudhurī
Book Language: English Publisher: Kolkata : YNN, 2003.

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Friday, June 05, 2009

Tara Jauhar's new book The Mother: Selected Photos

From: "SABDA eNews" Subject: The Mother: Selected Photos Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 17:29:44 +0530

The photographs compiled by Tara Jauhar in the new book The Mother: Selected Photos offer readers a silent immersion in the Mother’s consciousness and love. There are early photos from her life in Paris and haunting images from Japan, showing the Mother in the graceful kimonos which she wore when living there. There are portraits of the Mother taken in her room and scenes showing her at work, meeting people, even taking lunch with her attendants. She is at the Sportsground watching the events and in the Playground giving classes. She is shown playing tennis, in Paris and in the Ashram. One sees in the Terrace Darshan photos the loving compassion she showered on those who gathered below to receive her blessings.
The Foreword of the book ends with these words:
Hermann Hesse once said, “It is not important what a book contains. It is important what a reader can extract from it.” This holds true for this book more than for any other. All depends on one’s own capacity to find that special dimension which is behind the pictures.
This issue also features an article by Kirti Chandak on the book Tapasyā, a collection of spiritual paintings by Dhanavanti, which was introduced in the April eNews.
To order any book, click on the title, which will locate the book in our online catalogue. Next, add it to the shopping cart. You may then proceed to pay by credit card online.
The Mother: Selected Photos
— Compiled by Tara JauharISBN: 978-3-934726-44-4Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi Branch Trust, New DelhiBinding: Hard CoverPages: 266Price: Rs 1600
More than 250 black-and-white photographs have been selected and arranged with a focus on one particular element: the powerful vibration that is radiated by the Mother’s physical appearance. Most are original pictures presented without touching up or repairing any defects; they are arranged without chronology or theme or identifying remarks so that the reader is left solely to experience the depth and dramatic power of the photographs. At the back of the book the pictures are reproduced in smaller size with dates and some brief comments. The book is printed on art paper.
Spiritual Experiences of Sri Aurobindo in the Alipore JailThe Supreme DiscoveryThe Path of Later On
— Words of Sri Aurobindo and the MotherISBN: 978-81-7060-281-1Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Society, PondicherryBinding: Soft CoverPages: 32Price: Rs 30
The Four Austerities and the Four Liberations
— Words of the Mother and Sri AurobindoISBN: 978-81-7060-279-8Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Society, PondicherryBinding: Soft CoverPages: 40Price: Rs 30
Flammenworte (Englisch-Deutsch)
— Sri AurobindoISBN: 978-81-7058-914-3Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, PondicherryBinding: Soft CoverPages: 79Price: Rs 125
Mahan Sri Aravindar
Vazhkai Varalatru Natagam— Pudhuvai Ra. RajaniPublisher: Pudhuvai Ra. Rajani, PondicherryBinding: Soft CoverPages: 178Price: Rs 100
Sri Aurobinder Bhavadarshe Shri Nimainchand
— Manotosh MukhopadhyayaISBN: 978-81-8437-036-2Publisher: Karuna Prakashani, KolkataBinding: Hard CoverPages: 200Price: Rs 75
Amar Bhavna
— Manotosh MukhopadhyayaISBN: 978-81-8437-073-7Publisher: Karuna Prakashani, KolkataBinding: Hard CoverPages: 120Price: Rs 50
Yogana Shabdo
— SundaramPublisher: Sri Aravind Krupa Trust, AhmedabadBinding: Soft CoverPages: 69Price: Rs 60

Hymns in colour— DhanavantiPublisher: Auroville Press Publishers, AurovilleBinding: Soft CoverPages: 84Price: Rs 495

The paintings and drawings presented in this book depict the artist’s visions of inner worlds and experiences and express her own spiritual journey. The book is enhanced by the addition of eleven poems written by the artist and numerous quotations from the poems of Sri Aurobindo and Frank Townshend. There is also a short piece written by her which describes the genesis of her life as an artist. The text appears in both English and French.
An article on the book by Kirti Chandak:
The book Tapasyā: Hymns in Colour is retrospective in nature, covering the salient paintings done by Dhanavanti, a senior artist and member of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. The book consists of thirty-one paintings, nine drawings and eleven poems written by her, along with quotations from Sri Aurobindo and Frank Townshend which have been added to the compilation and do not intrinsically form part of the inspiration for the creation of her works. The text is in English and French. The works printed here were done mainly from the 1960s to the late 1970s in pastels except for two works in watercolours.
Dhanavanti learnt painting from Jayantilal Parekh for about two years and was constantly guided and encouraged by the Mother. When the Ashram school started, the children painted in a small room. Once an exhibition was organised there and the Mother came to see it. She asked Dhanavanti (a student then), ‘Is this where you paint?’ When Dhanavanti replied in the affirmative, the Mother told her that a studio had to be big and open to the north with a lot of light coming in. She called Udar Pinto and Jayantilal Parekh then and there and said, ‘Udar, you must give them a studio.’ Thus above the Flower Room the studio was later opened.
On her birthday in 1967 the Mother gave Dhanavanti the key to her present domicile and said, ‘Içi tu vas faire beaucoup de peinture' (here you will do a lot of painting). In her new studio she worked intensely, often tearing up paintings because she was not satisfied, searching for what she wanted to express, shedding details, eliminating what was redundant, to arrive at a singular language that would express her inner journey.
Once when visiting Brazil, she was giving a slide presentation of her paintings to some university students, when one of them interrupted her by saying, ‘You in the ashram live in a very secluded world; you don’t know what pain, poverty, hunger or unhappiness is, so you paint these flying figures.’ Dhanavanti told him, ‘If you know and experience these things in life, do you want me to give that again to you? That is precisely what I would not like to do, but give you just two drops of joy!’ After that there was a one-hour session of questions and answers along with the slide show. The teacher said at the end of the session that they had learnt something about oriental wisdom.
The book can be looked at as an artist’s pilgrimage, in which the preoccupation is with the reality beyond the surface reality, where personal details are annihilated and the inner struggle is sublimated into a quest for the supreme. The whole journey is like a hymn in colour. There is a free-flowing energy from her works radiating peace, light and happiness, which is the result of her deep experiences and meditations. ‘Painting has been a means to help me discover myself. Nowadays I mainly like to doodle, letting my pen experience the essential Me’, says Dhanavanti. It is in this light that we can best fathom her works.
The cover painting titled ‘Tapasyā’ was done when she was in a difficult situation. All the lines converge in a whirlpool, meeting at one point between the feet of the standing figure, trying to suck her in. But Dhanavanti uses this negative force to stand up, to rise above the flames of difficulty, determined to face the problem and overcome it through one-pointed determination.
TapasyāClick to enlarge
The Wheel of LifeClick to enlarge
In the painting ‘The Wheel of Life’ a gold-tinged celestial figure is seen plunging into the earth, a red-pink figure tainted by the mire is seen rising from the earth, and finally a transformed and enlightened being is seen returning to the source. A brilliant sun, origin of light and life, radiates life-energy whose rays become wavelike movements as the circle expands and completes the cycle of life.
The drawing on page 22, shown here to the right, could be seen as an autobiographical representation, suggestive of struggle and expressive in manner. Like the sudden awakening from an ignorant sleep, her bosom heavy with angst, she wants to break free from the earth, shaking off her heavy mantle to reach the beyond. In Dhanavanti's body of work there are other sketches that carry out this same theme. The figure identifies itself with the psyche of a tree—bound to the earth, yet dreaming of the skies.
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Dhanavanti’s paintings are ‘innerscapes’, _expressions of the deeper self. Having trod the arduous path of thorns and fire, she reaches the luminous sun and dances in the joy of light. Her lines are curvilinear and free flowing. In her world of colours there is no darkness, only soft pastel shades emanating light and happiness. Figures search deep within, stretch to the beyond and flow on the waters of life to become one with the infinite. Life experiences are transformed into opportunities to unite with the One. Her works reveal a soul’s journey, to be seen with the inner eye and understood by the heart.

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Auroville is possibly the cornerstone to the foundation of a New Earth

Conference on Human Unity in Chicago on June 27 to Feature ... PR Web (press relase) - Ferndale, WA, USA... She was inspired to learn more about Auroville after reading the works of Sri Aurobindo on evolutionary spirituality and visiting the ashram of Mother Mirra Alfassa, who founded Auroville. ...

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 4, 2009 -- A film about the international community of Auroville, India: The conference will also feature the film premiere of City of the Dawn, a remarkable documentary about a modern, universal city with 2,000 people from 40 nations who are working to develop innovative and inclusive solutions in every aspect of human social life: caring relationships, participative government, arts and education, architecture and building materials, complementary medicine, reforestation and sustainable industries. The city of Auroville in Southern India provides a demonstration of what is possible when people attempt to live together in a community beyond the boundaries of nation, religion and race that often separate us. Their experience raises questions about what can be accomplished on a broader scale when awareness of oneness drives our actions...

The second panel moderated by Francis Rothluebber, President, New Momentum for Human Unity, will highlight the power of unity in action as experienced in the city of Auroville. This panel will include current and former residents from Auroville who will share the challenges and accomplishments of living in conscious awareness of oneness as a community. Panelists include Jean-Yves Lung, Economist; Bhavana Dee DeCew, Community Organizer; Deepti Tewari, Educator; Julian Lines, Chair, Auroville International, and Bryan Walton, President, Auroville International USA and his wife Fanou...

The first project New Momentum is undertaking is a documentary of a small city in Southern India. Here people from 40 nations are experiencing the risk, the challenge, and the adventure of participating in a laboratory of the future. The city, Auroville, was the dream of Mother Mirra and Sri Aurobindo that there would be on the earth a city in which individuals pursuing higher consciousness would live collectively.

The basic requirement for residence in Auroville is a commitment to live a life increasingly attuned to the evolutionary movement of Divine Consciousness. Auroville’s city plan uses the galaxy as it’s model.

The film will trace the transformation of the major aspects of this human experience called Auroville as they continue to unfold dynamically. The key areas are social relationships, ecology, government, education, health care, industry, finances and culture. But outstanding developments in these fields, and they are here, are not the primary purpose. The primary aim is the development of individuals living in higher consciousness who manifest the progress in service to all.

Auroville is an experiment in the art of being human and possibly the cornerstone to the foundation of a New Earth, a place where a more evolved human family lives and shares and supports each other no matter where they exist on the planet.

This film is designed to inspire the hope and inner work to shift us individually as well as collectively. It is one more beaming example that we can look towards to help inspire us towards a better existence. View City of the Dawn fundraising video Photos in video courtesy of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives and Auroville Today.

Monday, June 01, 2009

For the attainment of a spiritualised society as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo

Mirambika Facilitators Sri Aurobindo Ashram - Delhi Branch
Visit to Singapore 15 May 2009 to 27 May 2009
Date Time Activity Venue
17th May 2009 Sunday 6.00pm to 7.30pm Sharing - Free Progress Education (Integral Education), the MBK way Centre, SAS
23rd May 2009 Saturday 5.00pm to 7.00pm Workshop: Parenting - The Integral Way Centre, SAS
24th May 2009 Sunday 3.00pm to 5.00pm Children's Program (IEP) - Workshop on Creativity & Games Centre, SAS
24th May 2009 Sunday 6.00pm to 7.00pm Meditational Music - Musical Offering by Mirambika Diyas Centre, SAS
26th May 2009 Tuesday 7.00am to 1.00pm Traversing our Rainforest - Trekking MacRitchie to Bukit Timah Hill
Dear All,
The editorial team of the Sri Aurobindo Society, Singapore's monthly Newsletter is pleased to provide below, the themes for the upcoming issues of the Newsletter. We take this opportunity to solicit contributions for the contents of the Newsletter.
Contributions can include words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, poems, personal insights, art work, photos etc. It is our attempt, as part of the editorial team, to align the contents of the Newsletter with the vision that The Mother had for the Sri Aurobindo Society, which is,

"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 spiritualised society as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo."

This has, and will always be, our guiding principle.
With this in view, we would request members on this mailing list to consider contributing their thoughts, ideas, opinions, expressions and experiences for publication in the Newsletter. Articles may be contributed in the form of MS-Word documents and may run upto 3 pages. It would be ideal to receive contributions by the 12th of the previous month. So, contributions for, say, June 2009, would be best received by the 12th of May 2009.
Themes for the upcoming issues of the Newsletter June: Birthdays July: Integral Education August: Savitri or Sri Aurobindo and India Announcement To access the PDF newsletter, please click here.