I am not attempting to "Aurobindo-ize" Christianity." Why Darwinists Reject Evolution from One Cosmos by Gagdad Bob Sep 17, 2008. I think he was influenced by both Christianity and western science -- including the theory of evolution -- and applied them to Indian metaphysics. So when Aurobindo talks about "divinizing matter" or reconciling all the levels of creation, he is really talking like an Orthodox Christian. It's all very Jewish as well. God is a Joke and Bill Maher is a Barbaric Idiot from One Cosmos by Gagdad Bob Sep 22, 2008
Personally, I'm a Westernized Pakistani, who more or less gave up on all religions and religious practices many years ago. I thought it was all superstitious nonsense. However, I have recently been coming around and learning to respect and see the value of traditional ritualism...
And sometimes, when I've had experiences of darker dimensions of Reality, I tell you, spontaneously prostrating to photographs of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother has gotten me out of an awful lot of trouble. -- by ned on Tue 05 Aug 2008 Permanent Link
Continuing to operate with all the trappings of traditional religious practices while claiming not to be a religion is a Huge contradiction and IMO has produced a myriad of unresolvable problems in the Integral Yoga community after Sri Aurobinodo's and Mother's passing. -- by Rich on Tue 05 Aug 2008 Permanent Link ...there is not a shred of evidence you can offer to support your arguments that they were Gods. The best you can do is to supply texts which can only refer to themselves in endless tautology. by Rich on Sun 24 Aug 2008 Permanent Link ... And of course there is Integral Yoga fundamentalism with its claims that its founders are gods or avatars and that similar to the Christian myth make the case for them descending to Earth to take up the suffering and redemption of humanity. True to all fundamentalist assumptions in this one the founders are seen to be infallible, beyond the scope of any critical inquiry... by Rich on Tue 23 Sep 2008 Permanent Link 11:39 AM
Barindranath Chaki started a discussion called Is Sri Aurobindo's teaching a religion? Mamata dash started a discussion called Is Sri Aurobindo's teaching a religion? Donna Osborn replied to the discussion Is Sri Aurobindo's teaching a religion? Tusar Mohapatra on Aspiration Aspiration Man is a transitonal being. Mamata dash started a discussion called What should be the attitude of sadhaka of Integral Yoga towards gods and goddesses The Greyscale Between Religion and Spirituality by Rick Lipschutz Permanent Link
Sri Aurobindo Society, Singapore November 2008 Program
17th November 2008 Monday 7.00 pm Darshan Day Day - The Mother left her body / Talk by Shri Prashant Khanna ***
18th November 2008 Tuesday 7.00 pm Talk by Shri Prashant Khanna ***
23rd November 2008 Sunday 6.00 pm Reading Circle - Essays on The Gita
24th November 2008 Monday 7.00 pm Darshan Day - Siddhi Day - Special meditation and readings from "Savitri" by members.
30th November 2008 Sunday 6.00 pm Savitri - Talk by K.S. Rajah
*** The International Gita Forum (www.gitajayanti.org.sg) is scheduled to be held on the 16th of November 2008 at the PGP Hall, near Srinivasa Perumal Temple. Shri Prashant Khanna from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, New Delhi, will be one of the speakers at the forum. He is also scheduled to give two talks at the Sri Aurobindo Society, SIFAS building, 2A Starlight Road, 01-07, Singapore - 217755.
Mon Nov 24 Polarity Therapy and Wellness Education Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India (map)
10am Collective Meditation on the occasion of Siddhi Divas and Songs by Shantanu Bhattacharyya and Durba Bhattacharyya Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture (map)
Tue Nov 25 - Sat Nov 29 (Continued) Polarity Therapy and Wellness Education Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India (map)
Mon Dec 8 Ayurvedic Acupressure Massage Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India (map)
Friday, 05 Dec
Photo exhibition on Ancient Angkor ::: Pavilion of Tibetan Culture (till 15 December, Sundays closed) ::: Fri ::: 9:00 AM
Saturday, 06 Dec
Photo exhibition on Ancient Angkor ::: Pavilion of Tibetan Culture (till 15 December, Sundays closed) ::: Sat ::: 9:00 AM
Workshop: Human unity and compassionate communication ::: SAWCHU ::: Sat ::: 9:30 AM
Sunday, 07 Dec
Photo exhibition on Ancient Angkor ::: Pavilion of Tibetan Culture (till 15 December, Sundays closed) ::: Sun ::: 9:00 AM
Programme for Newcomers - An Exploration of the Spirit of Auroville ::: Super School at Last School Campus ::: Sun ::: 2:30 PM
Holistic Being : A four day retreat with JV (Please register ) ::: Verite ::: Sun ::: 9:15 AM
Monday, 08 Dec
Photo exhibition on Ancient Angkor ::: Pavilion of Tibetan Culture (till 15 December, Sundays closed) ::: Mon ::: 9:00 AM
Introduction to sustainable food growing in Auroville ::: Buddha Garden Community Farm ::: Mon ::: 10:00 AM
Tuesday, 09 Dec
Living Room ::: Visitors Centre upstairs ::: Tue ::: 7:00 PM
Photo exhibition on Ancient Angkor ::: Pavilion of Tibetan Culture (till 15 December, Sundays closed) ::: Tue ::: 9:00 AM
Soil workshop ::: Buddha Garden Community Farm ::: Tue ::: 8:00 AM
Wednesday, 10 Dec
Theatre Improvisation ::: Verite, ILC ::: Wed ::: 7:00 PM
Photo exhibition on Ancient Angkor ::: Pavilion of Tibetan Culture (till 15 December, Sundays closed) ::: Wed ::: 9:00 AM
Plant and pest workshop ::: Buddha Garden Community Farm ::: Wed ::: 8:00 AM
New Programme Converging in Auroville
Community Members of Evergreen, Auroville have developed a 4-week experiential environmental programme that they call "Convergence." The programme offers the opportunity to "explore inspiration, creation and action." "We explore our world views through workshops, field work and community outreach, living in the midst of an evolving forest, giving ourselves the time to relax and have fun and explore the desire to create change. Convergence aspires to gain a whole new perspective on sustainabilty and social action." Programmes will run in January/February of 2009. To read more about the programme and to submit an application, please see the attached brochure. Attachment Brochure_-_Convergence.pdf Thu, 05/01/2008 - 3:41pm — Grace Aroha
Upcoming Events # International Centre for Integral Studies (ICIS) is an educational, not-for-profit trust, located in New Delhi, India. It is a unit of The Gnostic Centre COURSE TERM 1 BEGINS WITH TWO COURSES Thursday, 8 January, 11:30 AM NEW COURSE: VEDIC STUDIES IN THE LIGHT OF SRI AUROBINDO Thursday, 8 January, 11:30 AM
An Integral Existence: An Emerging Perspective of Our Future with Aster Patel, Ph.D.
Sunday, November 16, 2008 11:00 am Cost: Free Will Offering. Location: Auditorium, CIF, 2650 Fulton Street at 3rd Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118. Transportation: From downtown, take 5 Fulton or 21 Hayes. Stops: Arguello Blvd. or 4th Avenue.
About the Presenter: Aster Patel, Ph.D., grew up in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India, where she studied at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education. Later, she graduated from the University of Paris (Sorbonne). Her doctoral dissertation was on a comparative study of the philosophies of Sri Aurobindo and Henri Bergon. Aster held the Sri Aurobindo Chair of Philosophy at Banaras Hindu University. Aster considers the day-to-day activities of life and living as a enriching field of study. She has written extensively in philosophy, psychology, and yoga.
Introduction to Integral Yoga: A Discovery of Sri Aurobindo's Synthesis of Yoga with Rick Lipschutz, and Vishnu Eschner. Second and fourth Sunday of every month 2:00-3:00 pm Cost: Donation requested.
"This wonderful world of delight waiting at our gates for our call, to come down upon earth ..." --The Mother.
Events Location: The Cultural Integration Fellowship is located in San Francisco. The CIF is located right accross the Golden Gate park - Address: 2650 Fulton Street at 3rd Avenue, San Francisco, CA: 415.668.1559 E-Mail: email@example.com Web: http://www.culturalintegrationfellowship.org Buses: From downtown San Francisco, take 21 Hayes, 5 Fulton or 31 Balboa. CIF Home About CIF 57th Anniversary Program Listing Special Events Bookstore Membership
Sri Aurobindo Society of HK has organised a talk by Mr Prashant Khanna from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi branch, on Friday 21st November '08 at the Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Road, HK at 6.30 to 8.30 on the subject of "Evolution in Science & Spirituality".
Annual Conference (Hindi Zone) 2008: Annual Conference of Sri Aurobindo Society (Hindi Zone) is being organised in Noida on 6 & 7 December 2008. Apart from the organisational meeting of the delegates, three sessions on 'Indian Culture' will be held. For more details, please contact Dr. S.C. Tyagi, Ramjiwan Nagar, Chilkana Road, Saharanpur-247 001 (Ph : 0132-2653877) or Shri Suresh Gupta, Sri Aurobindo Bhawan, C56/36, Sector-62, Noida-201 301 (Ph : 0120-3263313). All are cordially invited. 3:44 PM
Inner Health is a health clinic run by Sigrid Lindemann and Peter Holl in the center of Auroville. Here we practice classical homoeopathy as taught by Hahnemann and Dr. Rajan Sankaran. Additionally Sigrid is offering support in health and development issues for pregnant woman and children.
Practicalities: Inner Health is situated in the new building, first floor, in Prayatna, a small community near the big Water tank in the residential area of Auroville. Consultations: An initial consultation takes about 2 hours, followed by 15 min Follow ups thereafter. Consultations are held in English and German, and in French and Tamil as well by Sigrid. We work exclusively on appointment and these can be made via Inner Health, Prayatna, telephone 2623669 Mo, Fri 9 – 12 a.m. , Tue, Wed, Thu 11a.m. to 3p.m. , and Email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com