Friday, August 14, 2015

Savitri Bhavan: Programs August 2015

Savitri Bhavan in Auroville is a centre dedicated to fostering a living sense of Human Unity through spiritual education based on the vision and teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. The central focus is Sri Aurobindo’s mantric epic Savitri : a legend and a symbol, which the Mother has called ‘The supreme revelation of Sri Aurobindo’s vision’.
Savitri Bhavan aims to gather and create, to house and make available all kinds of materials and activities that will foster a deeper appreciation of Savitri, of the lives, work and vision of
Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, and of the aims and ideals of Auroville, in a space that breathes the atmosphere of Savitri.
Savitri Bhavan located in the International Zone of Auroville offers wide range of activities focusing on Savitri and Integral yoga.
S A V I T R I   B H A V A N
August 2015
Meditations on Savitri - Book 1: The Book of Beginningsin the picture gallery
Sri Aurobindo : A Life-Sketch in PhotographsContinues in the upstairs corridor
Glimpses of The MotherPhotos with texts in the square hall

Mondays 6.30pm
August 3 The Traveller and the WorldsFilm by Manohar of the 4th Dr. M.V. Nadkarni Memorial lecturegiven by Shraddhavan in 2013Duration: 63min.
August 10 : Sri  Aurobindo – A Life DivineFilm by Aurofilms, Pondicherry, 1993. Duration: 22min.
August 17 : Love and Death – a narrative poem by Sri AurobindoFilm by Manohar with paintings by Priti Gosh, reading by Cristof Pitoeff and music by Sunil. Duration: 53min.
August 24 : Journey of Love – film by Wisdom Splendour of the the 3rd Dr. M.V. Nadkarni Memorial lecturegiven by Dr. Alok Pandey in 2012.  Duration: 77min.
August 31 : Meditations on Savitri Book 2, Cantos 5 and 6Film by Manohar of Huta’s paintings illustrating passages from Savitri read by the Mother andaccompanied by her own organ music. Duration: 39min.

Savitri Study Camp
will be led by Dr. Alok Pandey
at the Sri Aurobindo Society Beach Office
(No. 1, Rangapillai St., Pondicherry)
August 16 to 22, 2015
daily from 5.15 to 6.00pm and 6.15 to 7.00pm
Book Six, The Book of Fate
Canto 2, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain
No fee or prior registration required

Sundays 10.30–12 noon: Savitri Study Circle
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 7-8 am: Sanskrit Chanting in the Hall
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays 3-4 pm: Yoga and the Evolution of Man, led by Dr. Jai Singh
Mondays 5-6 pm: The Integral Yoga in Savitri led by Dr.Ananda Reddy
Tuesdays 5-6 pm: Savitri study in Tamil, led by Sudarshan
Tuesdays 5.45–7.15 pm: OM Choir (see details below)
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays  4-5pm L’Agenda de Mère : listening to recordings with Gangalakshmi
Wednesdays 5.30-6.30 pm: Reading The Life Divine, led by Shraddhavan
Thursdays 4-5 pm: The English of Savitri, led by Shraddhavan
Fridays 5.30-6.30pm: Meditations with Hymns to Mystic Fire by Sri Aurobindo led by Nishtha
Saturdays 5-6.30 pm: Satsang led by Ashesh Joshi
OM Choir
The voice that chants to the creator Fire,The symbolled OM, the great assenting Word                (Savitri  p.310)
In 1961 the Mother gave the adesh to Narad to bring down a new music. She said that one must go far above words and bring down the pure Music. Mother told us to sit in a circle and have no preconceptions as to what we would sing but to be silent and let the music descend in us. The OM Choir aspires to bring down the New Music for the New World in a collective body. We sing only OM, the creative and effectuating word after starting with warming-up and voice exercises given by Narad.
Full Moon Gathering
Saturday Aug. 29  7.15-8.15pm in front of Sri Aurobindo’s statue

Digital Library : multimedia facilities for individual study
This space offers individual computer access to a large range of audio-visual materials. All the recordings of courses, guest lectures and special events held at Savitri Bhavan are available, as well as much more. Aurovilians, visitors and volunteers are invited to make use of this opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of the vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and the aims and ideals underlying the experiment of Auroville.
Main Building, Office and Exhibitions are open Monday to Saturday 9-5
Reading Room and Digital Library will be closed on Saturdays throughout this month
Everyone is welcome


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