Thursday, March 25, 2010

Centenary Year Celebrations of Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Puducherry: Music Festival from March 26 to 28

The Hindu : Other States - Puducherry News : Music fest to mark centenary celebration of Aurobindo arrival, Staff Reporter Thursday, Mar 25, 2010
PUDUCHERRY: Some of the biggest names in Hindustani and Carnatic Music will be performing in Puducherry to celebrate a significant event in the town's history. As part of the Centenary Year Celebrations of Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Puducherry, the Department of Art and Culture, the Department of Tourism and the Aurobindo Ashram are organising a Music Festival, to be held from March 26 to 28 at the Ashram Theatre on Suffren Street.
The Carnatic Nadaswaram vidwan duo Kasim-Babu will be enthralling audiences on March 26, at 6.30 p.m., followed by a Hindustani Dhrupad vocal concert by Uday Bhawalkar at 7.30 p.m.
Descendent of poet Subramanya Bharathi R. Vidya Bharathi and renowned sarangi player Murad Ali Khan will be performing on March 27, at 6.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. respectively.
As a fitting finale, March 28 would see renowned Carnatic music vocalist Bombay Jayashri performing at 6.30 p.m. and internationally renowned stalwart flautist Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia at 7.30 p.m., drawing the festival to a close.
It would be inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor Iqbal Singh at 6 p.m. on March 26, in the presence of Chief Minister V. Vaithilingam, and other ministers.
An emerging sound Pune Mirror
The members of Pondicherry-based band Emergence, hail from diverse cultures, play genres that are polar opposites but in the process, they have worked out a sound that sounds almost too natural. 
The outfit cohesively plays a dose of jazz, funk and Carnatic music that subverts any comparison to be tagged as just another fusion trip.
“I live at Auroville in Pondicherry where I have started a farming community. We live a very philosophical lifestyle. The community is truly connected and the content of our life is very different.
Perhaps, this is the reason why our music is difficult to tag as it reflects in part the way of life at Auroville,” says Krishna McKenzie, singer-songwriter… Emergence will be playing new material and some old numbers from their album, when they perform in the city. Date: March 26 Time: 9 pm Venue: Near ABC Farms, Koregaon Park
To reorient the youths in the light of Mother and Sri Aurobindo. 2. To rediscover oneself. 3. To remind us about our aims of life. The camp envisages in an all India basis so that the youths can feel the culture of the remote place ...
How to rise above the ordinary life? « Integral Yoga of Sri ... by Sandeep
It is question we may ask ourselves at times "Why don't we progress spiritually faster?" Because we may meditate for fifteen minutes but, psychologically, the rest of our life remains untransformed. The way we eat, the way we talk, the friends we keep, the desires we nurture - none of these really change. As long as life does not deliver any adversities which throw us off-track, we let things continue and allow ourselves to languish. These are a couple of talk by the Mother Mirra Alfassa on how to rise above the ordinary life that we find ourselves in.
The Upanishads feature koans for contemplation called Vidyas(literally means knowledge). They are meant to trigger the mind into perceiving yet another facet of the Divine Reality thereby guiding the aspirant into deeper grades of meditation. In a previous post Vidyas in the Upanishads, five such Vidyas were covered: Bhuma, Prana, Shandilya, Madhu and Vaishvanara. The book Supreme Knowledge by Swami Brahmananda [3] lists an astounding 101 Vidyas drawn from the Upanishads. This post discusses a few Vidyas drawn from this book.
Various explanations have been proposed for the rationale of how and why the universe exists and manifests itself as it does, with the detail and order that is obvious on the one side, and the virtually limitless fantasy of forms we see on the other.
Mirror of Tomorrow :: The Senses as the outlets of the Soul—by RY Deshpande
In The Synthesis of Yoga Sri Aurobindo explains that the supermind is a superior instrumentation of the spirit and all the operations of our normal consciousness are its limited and inferior derivations. But this is a fulfilling power ... [Seed of grandeur;: Commentary on Sri Aurobindo's Thought the paraclete, Rose of god, and "The symbol dawn" S Krishna Sarma]
Here is Sri Aurobindo’s Rose of God written in stress metre, each line with six stresses. These stresses are put in the following in blue font and are underlined. The five powers of perfection it speaks of are: Bliss-Light-Power-Life-Love, Ananda-Prakash-Shakti-Jivan-Prema. In the House of the Spirit where rules this law of Perfection we have the real presence of Rose, of the real Rose, the Rose of God. It is this Rose that has to bloom on the earthly soil, in the Garden of the Earth. Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s yoga-tapasya is for that purpose. We shall some of the aspects of poetry of this Rose of God separately. 
Gopal, you have shared some of the problems many of us face - our nature/conditioning etc keeps drawing us way from the Psychic, from the Divine a gravitational pull. These means that structurally our engines are not yet strong enough for ta… from ASPIRATION - Aspiration is a call to the Divine. — The Mother
Sri Aurobindo meditated on the meanings of the sounds themselves. Thus far, I have not much taken swarAs into account when attempting a translation, ...
AAKASAM: IGNOU - January 2010 / July 2010 Session by D.Gowri Sankar
Master of Art in Sri Aurobindo Studies, PG Diploma in Folklore and Cultural Studies, Integral Education, Studies in Indian Culture, Certificate in Introduction to Sri Aurobindo Studies, Certificate programme in Sanskrit (online). ...
Articles and Poems of K.V.Venkataramana: Aurobindo National ... By KVVenkataramana
Articles and poems on a wide range of themes from an international poet. Wednesday, March 24, 2010.Aurobindo National Memorial,
Baroda (Vadodara) · Aurobindo National Memorial, Baroda (Vadodara). Posted by K.V.Venkataramana at 4:28 PM ...
Rama and the ideals he embodies « Vamanan's Sight by vamanan81
In the words of Sri Aurobindo, they are the living human images of
India's ideals. As Rajaji said, they not only live in our hearts but also envelop us in their worlds….When the children of India know their Ramayana truly, India will be ...
Banerji complains of increased number of photographs of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. He might have graduated to an impersonal zone of sadhana, but he should be sympathetic to the younger devotees who need the images. ... Savitri Era: LSD: Live-in, suicide, & derailment
Sri Aurobindo Society golden jubilee meet. - Free Online Library
GUWAHATI, Feb. 9 -- Sri Aurobindo Society, a spiritual organisation dedicated to the ideals of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and a member of the advisory committee of UNESCO, is celebrating the golden jubilee year of the society (2009-10) by organising various meetings and seminars on the life and teachings of Sri Aurobindo and his integral yoga and its importance in the present scenario throughout the world, a press release stated. 
As a part of this celebration, the Assam State committee of Sri Aurobindo Society, in collaboration with the Guwahati branch, is organising the golden jubilee function along with the State conference of the Society here on February 13 and 14, at Vivekananda Kendra, Guwahati. Gopal Bhattacharjee, international and joint secretary of Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry and also coordinator of the North-east, will be the chief guest of the function, to be inaugurated by CK Das, advisor to the Chief Minister of Assam, with Dr NK Choudhury, ex-Vice-Chancellor of Gauhati University as the guest of honourAssam Tribune (Guwahati, India)"
Sri Aurobindo School, Jodhpur - Centre of New Education
"The Sri Aurobindo Centre of New Education" is a project of the Sri Aurobindo Society Jodhpur, a branch of the Sri Aurobindo Society,
Pondicherry. ...
"Dipica Mukherjee is actively engaged in spreading ...": reiki when properly done does not involve the vital force of the practitioner but is a direct flow-through of the reiki energy regardless of the practitioner. Posted by Anonymous to Savitri Era Religious Fraternity at 3:47 PM, March 24, 2010
Thursday, 25 Mar
Ashtanga yoga daily class ::: Harmony (Auromodele/Petite Ferme) ::: Thu ::: 8:00 AM
Kirtan! Singing Devotional songs from India ::: Verite Hall ::: Thu ::: 5:30 PM
GYROKINESIS® (Dynamic Yoga) Classes with Dodo ::: Quiet Healing Center ::: Thu ::: 8:30 AM
9th "No More Pesticides"- Exhibition ::: open field opposite Solar Kitchen (except Tuesdays) ::: Thu ::: 2:00 PM
Women’s Day Celebrations in the Villages ::: various villages around Auroville ::: Thu ::: 10:00 AM
Exhibition of Flower prints by Birgitta Volz ::: Aurodhan Art Gallery, 33, Rue Francois Martin, Kuruchikuppam, Pondicherry ::: Thu ::: 6:00 AM
Friday, 26 Mar
Ashtanga yoga daily class ::: Harmony (Auromodele/Petite Ferme) ::: Fri ::: 8:00 AM
Yoga & Sophrology with Sandra ::: Quiet Healing Center ::: Fri ::: 4:00 PM
9th "No More Pesticides"- Exhibition ::: open field opposite Solar Kitchen (except Tuesdays) ::: Fri ::: 2:00 PM
Women’s Day Celebrations in the Villages ::: various villages around Auroville ::: Fri ::: 10:00 AM
Sivananda Yoga – with Shambo ::: Verite Hall ::: Fri ::: 6:45 AM
C I N E M A - Jeanne la Pucelle - Joan the Maid ::: Bharat Nivas, Auditorium ::: Fri ::: 7:45 PM
Sufi Dance Meditation - Marlena - Verite ::: ILC Studio, Verite ::: Fri ::: 5:00 PM
Exhibition of Flower prints by Birgitta Volz ::: Aurodhan Art Gallery, 33, Rue Francois Martin, Kuruchikuppam, Pondicherry ::: Fri ::: 6:00 AM

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