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.

“Ordinary” Intuition and the Intuitive Mind of Sri Aurobindo:
an Interactive Workshop

. . . the one power already at work in the human mind
which we can recognise as something supramental in its nature . . (Sri Aurobindo)

Led by Gordon Korstange
4 March from 3-5 pm
Savitri Bhavan

Violin Recital
by
Ladislav Brozman

Sunday March 15, 5.00 pm
Savitri Bhavan Picture Gallery
J.S. Bach – Sonata in G minor for solo violin
Ysaïe – Sonata in G minor for solo violin
J.S. Bach – Sonata in D minor for solo violin

Everyone is welcome

S A V I T R I   B H A V A N

March 2015

EXHIBITIONS

Sri Aurobindo : A Life-Sketch in Photographs
Continues in the upstairs corridor

Meditations on Savitri : Books Eight to Twelve
in the Picture Gallery

FILMS

Mondays 6:30 pm

March 2 : “AUROVILLE – THE CITY THE EARTH NEEDS, Part 1 + 2”
Shri Kireet Joshi always held the vision of a luminous future for Auroville (40min) and
INTERVIEW WITH SHRI KIREET JOSHI IN MARCH 2013
In which he shares his experience of the Mother’s Action and Grace (22min).
March 9 : “THE YOGA OF THE EARTH”
The Mother’s reading and comments on selected passages from Book 1, Canto 1 of Savitri
illustrated with paintings by Huta. Duration: 35 min.
March 16 : “SRI AUROBINDO and HIS DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE OF MANKIND”
The film is about the message from Sri Aurobindo on India’s Independence Day,
the 15th August 1947and his dreams for a World Union,
the Spiritual Gift of India to the World of her spiritual knowledge and
a new Step of Evolution to a higher and larger consciousness. Duration: 38min.
March 23 : “PICTURES OF SRI AUROBINDO’S POEMS, PART 2”
Paintings and Recitation by Huta. A Film by
Manohar with music by Sunil-da. Duration: 42min.

REGULAR ACTIVITIES

Sun 10.30–12 noon: Savitri Study Circle
Mon 4-5pm: The Integral Yoga in Savitri led by Dr.Ananda Reddy
Mon, Tue, Fri 3-4 pm: Yoga and the Evolution of Man, led by Dr. Jai Singh
Tue 5-6 pm: Savitri study in Tamil, led by Sudarshan
5.45–7.15 pm: OM Choir (see details below)
Tue, Fri, Sat 4-5pm L’Agenda de Mère : listening to recordings with Gangalakshmi
Wed 5.30-6.30 pm: Reading The Life Divine, led by Shraddhavan
Thu 4-5 pm: The English of Savitri, led by Shraddhavan
Sat 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
Thursday March 5, 7.15-8.15pm in front of Sri Aurobindo’s statue

Digital Library : multimedia facilities for individual study

Savitri Bhavan 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.

Office, Exhibitions, Reading Room and Digital Library are open Monday to Saturday 9–5

Everyone is welcome