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

October 2014
EXHIBITIONS

Meditations on Savitri : Books Two and Three
110 paintings made by Huta under the Mother’s guidance, in the Picture Gallery
Glimpses of the Mother’s Life
Photographs and texts, in the Hall
Sri Aurobindo : A Life-Sketch in Photographs
In the upstairs corridor
FILMS
Mondays 6:15 pm
The films shown this month are our homage to Kireet-bhai Joshi who passed away on September 14, 2014 after 60 years of devoted service to the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
October 6 : AUROVILLE – The City The Earth Needs
Shri Kireet Joshi always held the vision of a luminous future for Auroville (40min).
Interview with Shri Kireet Joshi in March 2013
In which he shares his experience of the Mother’s Action and Grace (22min).
October 13: The Aim Of Life
This film looks at the questions – “What is the aim of human life?” and
“What are the truth of existence, and the knowledge of the One and the knowledge of the many?”
Shri Kireet Joshi was the main editor of the film. Duration: 51:54min.
October 20 : Let Us Work To Restore The Veda: Part 1
Video of a talk given by Shri Kireet Joshi at a conference in Jaipur in 2006.
He reveals when and how Sri Aurobindo discovered the work and experiences
of the Rishis and the truth of the Veda. Duration: 1:26:44min.
October 27 :Meditations on Savitri : Book 11: The Book of Everlasting Day
A film by Manohar of Huta’s paintings illustrating passages from Savitri read by The Mother
and accompanied by her own organ music. Duration: 55min.

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, Fridays 3-4 pm: Yoga and the Evolution of Man, led by Dr. Jai Singh
Tuesdays 4.45-5.45 pm: ‘Mudra Chi’ led by Anandi
             5-6 pm: Savitri study in Tamil, led by Sudarshan
            5.45–7.15 pm: OM Choir
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 4-5pm L’Agenda de Mère : listening to recordingswith 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

Wednesday October 8, 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