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.

S A V I T R I B H A V A N
January 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
January 5: HOME : the Earth, our home, is a miracle and a beauty.
This film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand shows the beauty of the Earth seen from above. Duration: 94min.
January 12 : THE GENIUS OF INDIA
Film from AuroPress, based on Sri Aurobindo’s The Renaissance in India. Duration: 28min.
January 19: SHRI KIREET JOSHI: LET US WORK TO RESTORE THE VEDA Part 6
Sri Aurobindo gave the key to the psychological and spiritual meaning of the Veda.
Shri Kireet Joshi elaborates on a the journey of mind towards Supermind. Duration: 67:00min.
January 26: MEDITATIONS ON SAVITRI : Book One Canto 2: The Issue
A film by Manohar of Huta’s paintings illustrating passages from Savitri
read by The Mother and accompanied by her own organ music. Duration: 33min.

REGULAR ACTIVITIES

Sundays 10.30–12 noon: Savitri Study Circle
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays 3-4 pm: Yoga and the Evolution of Man, led by Dr. Jai Singh
Tuesdays 5-6 pm: Savitri study in Tamil, led by Sudarshan
5.45–7.15 pm: OM Choir (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
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
Monday January 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