- Workshops and courses on Yoga Integral and cellular
- What is the L.O.E?
Research and Teaching Department...
- Background of the L.O.E.
- L.O.E Chronology 2000-2012 in English
- About Auroville
1-Workshops and Courses
The particularity of the L.O.E is to offer courses and workshops in English as well in French.
Teaching and sharing about Auroville and Integral Yoga Including Human Unity and Cells Consciousness, and Yoga and Meditation. Workshops, in French and in English, in August, September, December, January, February for organised groups. Small groups or individuals all during the year.
2012-2013 Integral Yoga, Yoga Meditation, Cellular Consciousness. Organised Groups, Accommodation and workshops
Integral Yoga, Yoga and Meditation :
16 to 22 of August/ 23 to 29 of August / 23 to 30 of December 2012 / 18 to 23 of February 2013/ July-August 2013/ December 2013/ January-February 2014
Cellular Consciousness, Human Unity :
19 to 21 of Augst/30 of August to 1 of September 2012/ 31 of December to 2 of January 2013/ 24 to 26 of February 2013/ July-August 2013/ December 2013/ January-February 2014
Individual Courses and small groups on request all during the year in Auroville or in any country by invitation only. Massage on request.
Bhaga and Namah
Contact e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
2- Research and Teaching Department on the individual and collective Human Evolution, Human Unity and the New Species and an extension of the Specialized Library.
At the LOE-CHU, Researches, Teachings and Learning processes, for adults as well for youth, are going to take a more and more important place, theoretically and experimentally, as has already started to happen.
We organize and give workshops and classes and conduct researches on topics concerning the individual and collective Evolution and Human Unity as well in Yoga and Meditation.
Aurovilians and people around the world
Researchers from different countries (Academics and Autodidacts)
Auroville Youth and Youth from India and other countries
Themes of Research
- Human Evolution, Human Unity and Integral Yoga
- Integral Psychology
- Conscious development of Mind, Vital, Physical and Psychic Being
- Yoga and Human Capacities
- Inner Processes
- Cellular Consciousness
- Educational material for children/teenagers/adults
- What is going on around the world concerning the Evolution and Human Unity: groups, studies and publications
- New Sciences
- Art, Painting and Meditation
-Sri Aurobindo and Mother writing: Integral Yoga and transformation
-Integral Psychology, Human Evolution, Human Unity, Education
-Inner mind capabilities and the different levels of Consciousness
-Awareness of the body
-Perfection of the body
-Western and eastern philosophy and writers
-Practical way towards the Human Unity
-Body and Spirit: Work on the physical body, Development of Concentration, Meditation,
-Development of the six senses, Exploration of inner world through Swapna Kaya and Yoga Nidra
-Awaking to the corporeal consciousness
-Consciousness of our body cells (from the biological aspect to the consciousness aspect)
-Inner Processes: development of the witness, exercises and self-observation
-Knowledge of Self: Physical level, Mind level, Vital level and the higher planes
-Consciousness in Matter and Evolution: special program for the children
-Towards the emergence of the Psychic Being
-Art, Paint and Meditation: expression of the different levels of the being and of the Soul.
-Form: Regular courses (individual and collective), Workshops, Teaching Training, Conferences, Study and Research groups
-Courses will be given by Aurovilians as well than by Guests or Teachers from outside on some specific subjects
3- Background of the LOE
The ‘Laboratory of Evolution – Center for Human Unity’ (near SAWCHU at Bharat Nivas) was created in 1984.
Today it is known usually as an interesting Specialized Library and Resource Centre where one can find books, documents, magazines and audio-visual material not found elsewhere in Auroville on the three themes most crucial for Auroville and the world’s future: Evolution – individual and collective –, Human Unity, the Next Species and the way to grow into it. Together, those three themes include actually a very vast number of topics, all already covered at least to some extent in our constantly growing and updated library and resource center, which has been able to develop relatively well.
But at this point the unit’s other aspects need to be developed properly too, and this requires the building of a special space vast enough to house those other activities and the groups of participants they will draw:
- The LOE-CHU team has been since many years conducting researches as well as teachings and experimental training on this same large range of topics, but due to lack of place and proper structure, there are difficulties to develop this aspect of the work further.
- Conceived by Sri Kireet Joshi, this unit was from its very beginnings in 1984 meant to become also a full-fledged Research Centre, with all the required scientific equipment. It would provide not only all the available theoretical information, but also, right on the spot, a number of opportunities for people interested, to do some experiential investigation and experimentation.
- Communication with other individuals interested and with places in the world where valuable researches might be happening concerning the above-mentioned three major evolutive fields will also play a crucial role. For that purpose we are presently creating the full-fledged website through which this vast network of communication will gradually be built.
"Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity."
During the first five years, the library at least, if not the team of the unit, has grown quite well; it needs now for its continued development a level of concentrated care that Bhaga cannot any more give personally to it, as she wants to work also on the other aspects of the unit that still need to be initiated.
The arrival of Kalyani will solve that problem: another lady "old-timer" from France, she will for many years to come share her remarkable energy between the Martial Arts (particularly the Kalaripayat) that she practices and teaches, and the maintenance and beautification of both the books and the humble space of the LOE-CHU at the Bharat Nivas.
Kalyani's very efficient presence allows Bhaga to devote more and more of her own time to the research work that she sees also needs urgent attention. Over the next few years a small team of other Aurovilians gradually forms around Kalyani to help run and develop further the specialized library and documentation center at the LOE-CHU. Some of these Aurovilians (and Kalyani herself first of all) also start researching individually, among other topics, the various transformative methods that constitute their own specific way of practicing the Integral Yoga (see INNER PROCESS) that Sri Aurobindo and The Mother have given to humanity to help it in its new evolution. Danielle and Pascal particularly will be part of the team for a number of years, until Danielle has to go back to Québec.
4- LOE Chronology 2000-2012
Evolution of the L.O.E (See www.unending-education.org)
2000 October Publication by Claire of a beautiful little book entitled „Akhetaton Auroville – Towards the Sun„. This small book is immediately very appreciated as well outside as insideAuroville.
Namah, a younger French woman, in Auroville since 1986 and involved in the schools, joins the LOE-CHU team in close collaboration with Bhaga and starts working particularly on the „Auroville Agenda„ project, a beautiful idea of hers that, without Namah's knowledge, Bhaga herself had actually tried to initiate many years before, but which had almost completely failed then.
Bhaga is interviewed about the Consciousness of the Cells by a journalist from a well-known USA spiritual magazine, who is preparing a whole issue on Sri Aurobindo and Mother„s great relevance for our times (other Aurovilians or Ashramites are interviewed too, on other topics.)
2001 January Exhibition on Auroville in Delhi, by a team of Aurovilians including Bhaga and Namah from the LOE-CHU.
2001 February 21st Exhibition at SAWCHU about the Symbol of the Divine Mother and the 12 Powers represented in it. ‘Focus-Evolution‘ No 3, on the same topic as the Exhibition.
2001 June, July, August The time has come it seems for Bhaga to share the experiential as well as theoretical knowledge of the Integral Yoga that she has acquired over the years. That includes since the late seventies a totally unforeseen awakening of the Consciousness of the Body Cells, about which she has kept a private diary from 1985 on.
As years later it came unexpectedly to be known, in 1996 she has been asked to write a first article on this topic, and in 1998 to start offering a workshop as well. After about thirty years almost never going out of Auroville, suddenly within the three months of the summer 2001 she finds herself going nearly all around the world: first she accepts to join the Auroville delegation to the AVI meeting taking place at St Petersburg in Russia, then she goes on to France where she is to give workshops on Cellular Consciousness; then, after a second trip to the USA, she also goes to Argentina and Uruguay where she has been invited to give this same workshop.
2002 February, Invitation by Kireet Joshi, Three days conference in Delhi on Yoga, Bhaga participates to it with Namah.
2002-2005 Every summer, Bhaga will be again going to France (plus some other parts of Europe) for giving talks and workshops. Namah too joins in that kind of work on Inner Processes, in other places. Kalyani does the same for her own activities, in India.
2003 August One of the Sri Aurobindo related Centres in Bangalore invites Bhaga to speak about the Consciousness of the Cells; two more centres there invite her too then.
September Bhaga is asked to speak about the Consciousness of the Cells in the Hall of the Centre of Education, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, in Pondicherry. This is the first time this topic is being talked about ‘officially‘ within the Ashram, reluctant until then to recognize it as having to be included in the practice of the Integral Yoga (see INNER PROCESS).
2003-2006 Namah gives classes to the children at Deepanam School on the theme ‘’Yoga and Consciousness in Matter’’ completed by artistic expressions and development of senses. Redaction of classes and of stories for children.
2004 September Egle-Mohini, a young woman from Lithuania arrived since a few years in Auroville, joins the LOE-CHU, starts helping Namah with the ‘Auroville Agenda‘ work which consisting by collecting life’s story of Aurovilians; Egle works too on “Post office” project at Deepanam
2004, Oct-Nov Beginning of collaboration with the Aurovilian unit ‘Penta Services‘ to create the LOE-CHU website: the ‘LOE.net‘.
A first attempt at creating such a LOE-CHU website had been started several years before (with the technical help of Saraswati, a then LOE-CHU member, who unfortunately had soon to go back to France), but it proved to be too early, and had been abandoned. It is now 2004, and Bhaga feels it is time to try again; Namah, mostly for the French part of the Website, and Egle, for the Lithuanian, Russian and German parts, coordinating the translations in various languages, and generally all the technical aspects of the site, both join their energy to hers for that ambitious but very needed and quite promising project.
2005 Jan-Feb Bhaga gives very well received talks and workshops in Auroville as part of the first ‘’WISP‘ Programme (Winter Integral Studies Programme), organised by other Aurovilians for offering Auroville‘s wealth of accumulated diverse knowledge to our numerous guests d during the main ‘guest-season‘.
May Bhaga goes to France, where she meets Namah, who also is giving workshops there during about the same period; both of them have the pleasure to meet there with Egle, exceptionally and briefly visiting various parts of Europe for personal reasons... but of course the LOE-CHU‘s work is always included too!...
Bhaga and Namah in France
August to December Work is taken up again earnestly for making ready at least a first presentable stage of the LOE.net before the end of the year.
2005-2006 July to April: Egle does a research on education on Free Progress with the Deepanam team and works there. Namah organizes projects on “Yoga and Consciousness in Matter, and Art Expression,” at Deepanam too.
A post office project leads by Egle-Mohini: an exchange of letters starts between a group of students in Deepanam and a class in a school located in France Britany in the village of Mauron. Namah went there in France to work with the children of this class on our program “Consciousness in Matter and Evolution” and talked about Auroville Education. An exhibition on Auroville was waiting for Namah when she arrives.
Namah, Ecole de Mauron 56 France
The two first volumes on Auroville Agenda are completed by Namah and presented to SAIIER (650 pages on interviews with Aurovilians)
2006 January, February, March: Workshops in Auroville by Bhaga on “Body Cell Consciousness” and “Living an Integral Evolution”, by Namah on “the inner processes”, by Kalyani on “Pranayama”.
May, June, Bhaga will give workshops in France. Namah in Russia
In August in Auroville, the LOE-CHU organizes a month workshop in French: Auroville’s visit and a work on the inner processes (See Events) with Namah and Bhaga.
Meeting at the L.O.E concerning the website. The website will be completed. (www.laboratoryofevolution.net)
2007 March, Bhaga and Namah are invited at the “Ile de la Réunion” for 3 weeks seminar on Integral Yoga et Human Unity.
August-September, Namah participates to a festival in Moscow, with others Aurovilians on Integral Education in Auroville and workshops on yoga. She leads yoga sessions and talks about education. Then went in Altai-Siberia
2007 November, Namah goes to Japon with other Aurovilians.
2008-11 Meeting in Paris Aurovilians and friend of Auroville with Doudou Diene. Presentation about the research and the projects at the L.O.E by Namah
Research work on « An unending integral education towards implied wisdom in Auroville », presented at the University of Paris 8 in June 2010, publication to come, by Namah.
Publication of “The Adventure of the Nine” (French-English, illustration Joyti Khere) and “The travels of the psychic being” in French and in English, illustration Claire Le Touzet.
These publications are part of the educational program « Yoga and Consciousness in Matter” and are an awakening pedagogy.
The L.O.E participates working at the Play of Painting.
Research on the Cell Consciousness and New Paradigms of Being. By Bhaga
2011 June Participation 3 days in France in university research group (GRAF and laboratory Experice) and presentation of Sri Aurobindo and Auroville. Namah.
Communication in Paris (CNAM University) on ‘’Auroville, a subjective experience’’. Namah
Bhaga created a blog labofevolution.wordpress.com
Creation of a website on Integral Education and Yoga www.unending-education.org
Implication of LOE-CHU in the CIRHU Project: group of Knowledge architecture to find out what does mean the research in Auroville.
Namah or Bhaga: teaching and workshops in Auroville and in France, individuals and groups
2012-2013 Bhaga or Namah: Teaching and sharing about Auroville and Integral Yoga Including Human Unity and Cells Consciousness with Bhaga and Yoga and Meditation with Namah.
Workshops, in French and in English, in August, September, December, January, February for organised groups
Small groups or individuals all along the year
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1. Auroville belongs to nobody in particular.
Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole.
But to live in Auroville, one must be a willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness.
2. Auroville will be the place of an unending education,
of constant progress, and a youth that never ages.
3. Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future realisations.
4. Auroville will be a site of material and spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual Human Unity.
« Il devrait y avoir quelque part sur la terre un lieu dont aucune nation n’aurait le droit de dire « Il est à moi », où tout homme de bonne volonté ayant une aspiration sincère pourrait vivre librement comme citoyen du monde dans un lieu de paix, d’harmonie, de concorde. »
La Mère, Mirra Alfassa, fondatrice d’Auroville
Un rêve dans la pensée et dans le cœur des hommes
Auroville is a universal township in the making for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world.
The concept of Auroville - an ideal township devoted to an experiment in human unity - came to “The Mother” as early as the 1930s. In the mid 1960s the Sri Aurobindo Society in Pondicherry proposed to Her that such a township should be started. She gave her blessings. The concept was then put before the Govt.of India, who gave their backing and took it to the General Assembly of UNESCO. In 1966 UNESCOpassed a unanimous resolution commending it as a project of importance to the future of humanity, thereby giving their full encouragement.
The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity– in diversity. Today Auroville is recognised as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness also concerned with - and practically researching into - sustainable living and the future, cultural, environmental social and spiritual needs of mankind.
On 28th February 1968 some 5,000 people assembled near the banyan tree at the centre of the future township for an inauguration ceremony attended by representatives of 124 nations, including all the States of India. The representatives brought with them some soil from their homeland, to be mixed in a white marble- clad, lotus-shaped urn, now sited at the focal point of the Amphitheatre. At the same time the Mother gave Auroville its 4-point Charter.
Auroville is located in south India, mostly in the State of Tamil Nadu (some parts are in the State of Puducherry), a few kilometres inland from the Coromandel Coast, approx 160 kms south of Chennai (previously Madras) and 10 kms north of the town of Puducherry.
The Aurovilians come from some 45 nations, from all age groups (from infancy to over eighty, averaging around 30), from all social classes, backgrounds and cultures, representing humanity as a whole. The population of the township is constantly growing, but currently stands at around 2,160 people, of whom approx one-third are Indian.
At the centre of the township lies the Peace Area, comprising the Matrimandir and its gardens, the amphitheatre with the Urn of Human Unity that contains the soil of 121 nations and 23 Indian states, and a lake to help create an atmosphere of calm and serenity and to serve as a groundwater recharge area.
A 109-hectare area to the north of the Peace Area, the Industrial Zone, a zone for "green" industries, is focused on Auroville‘s efforts towards a self-supporting township. It will contain small and medium-scale industries, training centres, arts and crafts, and the city‘s administration.
The largest of the four city zones, comprising of 189 hectares, the Residential Zone is bordered by parks on the north, south and west. Main access to the zone will be through the crown road with further traffic distribution via five radial roads that divide the zone into sectors of increasing densities. This zone wants to provide a well-adjusted habitat between individual and collective living. 55% of the area will be green and only 45% built surface, thereby creating an urban density balanced by nature.
The International Zone, a zone of 74 hectares to the west of the Peace Area, will host national and cultural pavilions, grouped by continents. Its central focus is to create a living demonstration of human unity in diversity through the expression of the genius and contribution of each nation to humanity
Planned on a 93-hectare area, situated to the east of the Peace Area, the Cultural Zone will be a site for applied research in education and artistic expression. Facilities for cultural, educational, art and sports activities will be located in this zone.
The city area with a radius of 1.25 km. will be surrounded by a Green Belt of 1.25 km width. As a zone for organic farms, dairies, orchards, forests, and wildlife areas, this belt will act as a barrier against urban encroachment, provide a variety of habitats for wildlife, and serve as a source for food, timber, medicines etc. and as a place for recreation.
Presently an area of 405 hectares, the Green Belt - though incomplete - stands as an example of successful transformation of wasteland into a vibrant eco-system. Its further planned extension with an additional 800 hectares will make it into a remarkable demonstration site for soil and water conservation, ground water recharge, and environmental restoration. As lungs for the entire township.