Savitri Bhavan located in the International Zone of Auroville offers wide range of activities focusing on Savitri and Integral yoga.
Aurobindo : A Life-Sketch in Photographs
Continues in the upstairs corridor
on Savitri : Books Eight to Twelve
From December 15 in the Picture Gallery
Mondays 6:30 pm
1 : “The Mother on Sri Aurobindo”
A film of 1992 from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Duration: 22min.
8 : Shri
Kireet Joshi “Let Us Work To Restore The Veda, Part 4 – The Seven Rivers, 1”
“The Veda contains the highest possible understanding of Divine consciousness, the Human consciousness and the connection between the two”. Duration: 88min.
15 : Shri Kireet Joshi:
“Let Us Work To Restore The Veda, Part 5 – The Seven Rivers, 2”
“How to live life according to the Veda?”. Duration: 87:00min.
December 22 : “Journey of Love
“ – A video-talk by Dr. Alok Pandey
reflecting upon Sri Aurobindo’s life and work that he brought and is bringing Truth with love. Duration: 77min.
December 29 :
on Savitri – Book 1: The Book of Beginnings
Canto I: The Symbol Dawn” - A film by Manohar of Huta’s paintings illustrating passages from Savitri read by The Mother
and accompanied by her own organ music. Duration: 27min.
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 (see 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
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 December 6, 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
The Gregorian Savitri
Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri set to Gregorian Chant
Thur Dec 18: 5.30-6.30pm Savitri Bhavan
Heather Lee and Dr Kim Cunio
Savitri as you never have before.
Australia’s acclaimed early music ensemble Kim Cunio and Heather Lee are
currently setting parts of Savitri in
traditional Gregorian modes as well as the later modes of the Cathedral of
Notre Dame in Paris and those of the acclaimed mystic composer Hildegard of
Bingen (1098-1179). This one hour concert is a prelude to a long term project
to chant the entire text, and you are invited to see the birth of something
Bring your copy and follow the text as it is chanted.
has Australia’s finest high voice and has performed at the Whitehouse, the
Olympic Games, the United Nations and many festivals, singing everything from
opera to early music. Dr Kim Cunio
is a leading composer, researcher and performer of sacred music and has been
commissioned to set many of the world’s spiritual treasures to music including
the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Khalili collection of Islamic art and the Louvre’s
collection of Egyptian antiquities. For more information: www.kimcunio.com