Another 2.74 acres have just joined Auroville near the Greenbelt community of Fertile Windmill, making 7 new parcels of land since the start of A4A Year 7 ! The sole resources for this vital work of consolidation and assuring long-term viability for Auroville comes from the solidarity of land donors - and we thank all of you for making so much encouraging progress possible.
“I tell people that the creation of a city such as Auroville has more weight in the history of the earth than all the groupings of the world,” the Mother would say. And she said “All that is needed is a handful of earth… a little soil to let it grow....”. In this article, longtime Aurovilian Anu shares the start and evolution of The Mother’s vision for Auroville and reminds us of the importance of the City of Dawn’s land. This beautiful photo was shot by Tine.
Auroville’s newcomers are the pioneers of today and they come from all parts of the world to continue to build the international township. We are happy to share the rich life path of Cleo from Finland, a secretary with the Land Board team, working towards the Mother’s dream and lands for Auroville. One of her other aspirations is to contribute towards creating a bigger sense of unity of Auroville’s spiritual family.
வரதராஜன் கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் Auroville pioneer Varadharajan had his first Balcony Darshan of The Mother on 15th August 1964, the day when the official announcement of Auroville was first made. He was also present in The Mother’s Room when she first spoke to a small group on “being a true Aurovilian”. In this special article, he shares experiences with The Mother and thoughts on Auroville. We are grateful for his decades of contributions, example and inspiration, and to Ashwini Selvaraj for this interview.
Every year, the land fundraisers design and publish a New Year’s card, an important occasion for us to communicate the spirit of Auroville. Rathinam of the AV Unity Fund did the honors of releasing this year's beautiful card - designed by Aurovilian Aravinda, with photographs by AV photographers Om and Julie (cover) and Marco Saroldi (page 2). Plus, AVI-Netherlands/Belgium once again created their own special postage stamp for the occasion.
“Liminal Space” - this year’s Art for Land exhibition and land fundraiser – has achieved a yet higher level of professional quality and beauty than ever before. Here is the calendar for the inspiring events of its last week, and views of just some of the magnificent works through several video clips of the 6th year of the AFL exhibition.
Here is a compilation of inspiring quotes as we enter the New Year 2021. We are grateful to be able to share with you some of the messages of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother that are published by MirraBliss on a daily basis (email@example.com) With this «food for the soul» as a start to 2021, we welcome the new year and all the personal and collective progress it will bring!
pdf en Francais தமிழில் The cover of our 2021 card shows a panoramic drone view of the Auroville area at dawn, from the vantage point of Matrimandir. The inside pages carry a photo of a collective meditation summoning the New Year at the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture, along with deeply illuminating words of the Mother on Light. The card's back page provides a 2021 calendar and donation information. We thank Aurovilians OM & Julie and Marco Saroldi for their wonderful photos, and Aravinda for the beautiful design and layout. To receive a hard copy, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org