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.

April 2014

 EXHIBITION

Meditations on Savitri – Book I: The Book of Beginnings

continues in the Picture Gallery

 FILMS

Mondays 6:30 pm

April 7 : “The Journey of Love

Everybody speaks of Sri Aurobindo as a thinker, a philosopher and also as a poet and mystic.

But to know Sri Aurobindo as the one who truly loved and that “His love has paved the mortal’s road to

Heaven”  is the theme of this video talk by Dr. Alok Pandey. Duration: 77min.

April 14 : “Sri Aurobindo’s Uttarpara Speech”

A video-talk by Shraddhavan about Sri Aurobindo’s second major spiritual experience.

Duration: 77min.

April 21 : “Journey to the Life Divine  – Part Two”

This film covers the lives and work of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother from November 1926

to the present day and shows also the Ashram’s activities. Duration: 90min.

April 28 : “Meditations on Savitri  – Book 5:  The Book of Love” – Cantos 1 – 3

A film by Manohar of Huta’s paintings illustrating passages from Savitri read by The Mother

and accompanied by her own organ music. Duration: 41min.

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 4.45-5.45pm: Mudra Chi’ led by Anandi

  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

Saturdays 3-4.30 pm: Ancient voice exercises for singing the OM, led by Kayananda

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 April 14th  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