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.

Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

July 2014

Exhibition
Meditations on Savitri Books Two and Three
110 made by Huta under the guidance of the Mother paintings in the Picture Gallery from July 15th onwards

Films
Mondays 6:15 pm
Sri Aurobindo: ‘The world is not an unhappy accident; it is a marvel moving towards its expression.’
July 7 : Planet Earth 01 : From Pole to Pole (48:15min) & Eye in the Sky (10:45min)
This first film in the BBC-Series ‘Planet Earth’ by David Attenborough shows the beauty and extremes of nature and the challenges being faced by different species. The second film shows how the series was made using a new high-definition camera system. (Total~duration:59min)

July 14 : Towards a Sustainable Future : Auroville, 36 years of Research
The work that has been done in Auroville from the early beginnings up to 2004 in reforestation and the development of environmental awareness, water harvesting, architectural research, agriculture, seed collection and amongst people of the bioregion. (Duration: 51:54min.)

July 21 : Interspecies Communication – Anna Breytenbach
1: What Interspecies Communication is and how it works; 2: Animal Communication case with a black Leopard; 3: Questions and Answers about Interspecies Communication
Anna Breytenbach from South Africa demonstrates that we all have the capacity for ’Interspecies Communication’. This is followed by a remarkable case-history and a helpful Questions and Answers session. (Total duration: 1:26:44min)

July 28 : Meditations on Savitri – Book 7: The Book of Yoga
A film by Manohar of Huta’s paintings illustrating passages from Savitri read by the Mother and accompanied by her organ music. (Duration: 86 min.)

REGULAR ACTIVITIES

Sundays 10.30–12 noon: Savitri Study Circle

Mondays 5-6pm: The Integral Yoga in Savitri, led by Dr. Ananda Reddy

Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 3-4 pm: Yoga and the Evolution of Man, led by Dr. Jai Singh

Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 4-5pm L’Agenda de Mère : listening to recordings with Gangalakshmi

Tuesdays 5-6 pm: Savitri study in Tamil, led by Sudarshan

               5.45–7.15 pm: OM Choir (details below)

Wednesdays 5.30-6.30 pm: Reading The Life Divine, led by Shraddhavan

Thursdays 4-5 pm: The English of Savitri, led by Shraddhavan

 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 12th 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 tomake 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

Flower of the month: July 2014

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Spiritual significance : Psychic Work
The Mother’s comment : A work governed by harmony
Botanical name : Cassia javanica – deep pink fading to white
Common name : Pink shower, Rainbow shower