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

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

April 6 : “JOURNEY TO THE LIFE DIVINE – Part 1”
A film from the Ashram on the lives and work of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother
up to November 24, 1926. A special focus is given on Sri Aurobindo’s coming to Pondicherry
on 4th of April 1910 and to The Mother’s first arrival on 29th of March 1914.
Duration: 100min.
April 13: “SRI AUROBINDO’S INTEGRAL YOGA – EVOLUTION FAST-FORWARD PART 2 –
PSYCHOLOGY, COSMOLOGY, TRANSFORMATIONAL PRACTICE”
This new film in 3D Motion Graphics made by Sopanam Auroville gives a broad overview of the process
leading towards psychic, spiritual and supramental transformation. Duration: 50min.
April 20 : “JOURNEY TO THE LIFE DIVINE – Part 2”
To create a new world for a spiritual life: this was the Mother’s dream when she was in France.
Duration: 90min.
April 27 : “MEDITATIONS ON SAVITRI – Book 1: THE BOOK OF BEGINNINGS,
Canto 4: THE SECRET KNOWLEDGE, Part 2”
A film by Manohar of Huta’s paintings illustrating passages from Savitri read by The Mother
and accompanied by her own organ music. Duration: 30min.

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
Friday April 3, 7.15-8.15pm in front of Sri Aurobindo’s statue

Digital Library : multimedia facilities for individual study
again functioning after being out of service for repairs and upgrading

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