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The visit of the Dalai Lama

January 20, 2009

Photo by Olivier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See two videos on the event

See photo album of the event
Exclusive interview for AV Today

In conversation with Claude Arpi

 


You may remember that His Holiness first visited Pondicherry and Auroville in
1973. On January 17th, he met the Mother in the Ashram and the next day he
visited Auroville site. Some photos of Dominique Darr are witness to this
momentous event.

 

 

Twenty years later, on December 23 and 24, 1993, His Holiness paid his second visit to Auroville to lay the foundation stone of the Pavilion.

 

Laying the Foundation stone.

Laying the Foundation stone.

 

Since then, the Pavilion has slowly emerged from the ground. It has organized countless activities such as exhibitions, medical camps, workshops, seminars and frequently hosts ‘quiet' meetings for members of Auroville and friends. The Guest House is regularly used by not only Tibetans, but also by students and friends from all over the world. We are proud to be one of the most active centers in Auroville's cultural life. It will be highly symbolic that the Pavilion representing the culture of the Roof of the World is the first one which has been completed in Auroville

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