Vérité (French for “truth”) is a multi-faceted project in Auroville. Since its inception in 1985, Vérité has focused on ecological concerns, health and wellness, collective process and spiritual “practice-in-action” in its efforts to become a center for integral development in service to Auroville and its guests. Vérité features sustainable infrastructure, alternative energy (principally solar), a community-based guest house, organic garden, orchard and kitchen, and facilities for workshops, classes, retreats and other programs. Vérité offers a unique setting for individuals and groups that are searching for living, working examples of alternatives to the conventional approaches to life on this planet.
Vérité began in 1985, founded by a group of Aurovilians, who wanted to explore what it means to live, learn, work and develop integrally.
Keenly aware of living on a planet unable to withstand the increasing demands made by human consumption and destruction, they also believed that inherent in humanity are the capacities to secure a future of truth, beauty and harmony.
Recognizing they were living in a time of exceptional urgency to help preserve and nurture the bio-diversity essential for all life and evolution, the first Vérité settlers began by revitalizing 22 acres of barren land in Auroville’s Industrial Zone.
Inspired by the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, and guided by the ideals of Auroville, the Vérité project was built on the cornerstones of sustainability, community, health and healing and spiritual practice.
The field of inquiry in Vérité is integral development, quintessentially in its relationship to:
- the establishment of conscious contact with
our “essence”, the psychic being
- the emergence of a collective intelligence
able to foster a synergistic relationship between humanity and nature
- the realization of unity in diversity, both in Auroville and throughout the world