Saturday, December 18, 2010

Light at ten

From overman foundation date18 December 2010 12:56 subject From Overman Foundation: Sri Aurobindo's First Poem
Dear Friends, 
Sri Aurobindo was once asked, in 1939, during the course of a conversation by one of his disciples: “When did you begin to write poetry?” He answered: “When my two brothers and I were staying at Manchester. I wrote for the Fox family magazine. It was an awful imitation of somebody I don’t remember.” 
The magazine which Sri Aurobindo had referred to was the Fox’s Weekly which saw the light of the day on 11 January 1883. And the poem of Sri Aurobindo, titled Light, which was deeply inspired by P. B. Shelley’s The Cloud, was published in the very first issue of 11 January 1883. Let’s recall that in 1883 Sri Aurobindo was barely ten years of age.
We take the opportunity of sharing this poem with you all. To read the poem, please click on the following link:
With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee
Chairman, Overman Foundation.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Politics of Marginalisation—by Anirban Ganguli

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Intellectual Roots of the Independence Movement in India: 1893-1918 by Dr Prithwindra Mukherjee

from Prithwindra Mukherjee to "Tusar N. Mohapatra" date 26 October 2010 14:10 subject
Bhâi Tusâr, Thanks.
Enclosing a translation of Mr Attali's foreword. As you know, Mr Attali had been appointed advisor by former President François Mitterand, and is considered to be foremost among Western thinkers today. Regards.
Prithwindra Mukherjee
A Fascinating Thesis
Jacques Attali      
            No one leaves this great book by Prithwindra Mukherjee, unaffected by it.

            It is the work of a great intellectual, sociologist, writer, musicologist; a thesis begun under Raymond Aron and completed under Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, supported by the biggest shots of French university, like Annie Kriegel. A wonderful instance of the quality of a university, which can  welcome within its fold someone coming from somewhere else and offering to France - in exchange - more than what she has given him. 

            This fascinating book constitutes first of all a passionate tribute to a grandfather, activist and martyr, whose place in the history of India has not been recognised as it deserved to be, in the front rank of the freedom fighters; simultaneously with a look for details, lucid, distancing itself, concerning a period very little known, that which, at the bend of the 19th to the 20th century, opens before India the path leading to the awareness of her identity, and the necessity of her fighting for independence.

            For too long a lapse, indeed, people have wished to think that Gandhi's non-violence had been enough to drive out the armies of the colonizer. That is not true. Before Gandhi succeeded in animating the vast social movement of the 1930s, there had been the great intellectual movement of Aurobindo, of Bagha Jatin, and of all those who strove by their side, at times up to death, enabling India to become aware of herself.

            This book is essential for understanding what today's India is, even in her violence,  and to put back in their due - the first - place, all the dreamers who, from Aurobindo to Tagore, from Gandhi to Patel  have trodden diverse paths  leading her to independence, in its diversity.

            It is essential as well for understanding the very special role that intellectuals played in all freedom movements, in India and elsewhere. And first of all their role in kindling the perception of the national idea, often artificial, often imaginary : here, Mr Mukherjee explains very well their driving power and the conditions of their crystallisation.  

            Essential, at last, for understanding the role of intellectuals in History, so often carried off by the consequences of their ideas, swept out, chased away, censored, by the very persons who implement their concepts.

            Become, by fluke of history, an exceptional musicologist and a great poet, having been set to music by the greatest musicians of our time, the author of this book reminds us that humanity is one, that music, poetry and politics are mere dimensions among other than human condition, and we have as yet much more to learn from India. Let France take advantage of it and establish relations necessary for our future. Jacques Attali

Sunday, October 24, 2010

11762 Sri Aurobindo Study Circles in Odisha

All here shall be one day her sweetness’ home
–Sri Aurobindo

Today in Orissa
Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra 9362
Sri Aurobindo Mahila Pathachakra 1655
Sri Aurobindo Chhatra Samaj 745
Total Sri Aurobindo Study Circles 11762
Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centres 547
Integral Education Centres with Hostel 141
Sri Aurobindo Relics Centres 73
Agriculture Units 78
Production Units 53
Diary Farming 46
Sale Centres 238
News Letters & Souvenirs 49
Centres having minimum 1 acre of land 178
Computer Education 108

Forthcoming Events:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Deference and respect and awe-filled genuflections

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "This is Sri Aurobindo’s Ashram not yours and not P...": 
Also, about the deferential kow-towing to Pranab-da. I have observed and experienced that the victim in such situations, the moment he/she has the opportunity, often turns around and looks for others to give him/her the same deference and respect and awe-filled genuflections. They feel that they have paid their dues to Pranab-da and so now others in the same "junior" position to themselves as they were vis-a-vis Pranab-da need to compensate them in the same manner. After all, why should others get away and enjoy equality and freedom when they themselves could not? That would be patently unfair according to them. Since they have paid their dues and played by the rules of the game, others cannot go scott free without paying the necessary toll. From what I have seen MDG etc. are following this human psychological pattern to the T. So I hope you will understand me if I take the claims of the dawn of the golden age of guru-bhai-hood and equality post-Pranab with a massive helping of salt. Posted by Anonymous to Savitri Era Open Forum at 9:32 PM, October 20, 2010

Monday, October 04, 2010

Keshav was the cynosure of all eyes

Matrimandir - Newsletter October 2010
And then, for the plantation of the garden, organic compost is required, and to produce the high grade of compost that we wish to use in the Matrimandir ...
The opening ceremony of the 19th Commonwealth Games begins Daily News & Analysis
From Auroville in Puducherry, the child prodigy's performance was part of 'Rythms of India' segment of the ceremony which was tipped as an Indian invocation ...
Live - Commonwealth Games opening ceremony BBC Sport
According to my notes, Keshav, from Auroville in Puducherry, started playing on the tablas in perfect ryhthm when he was only two. Blimey. ...
Delhi showcases Brand India Daily Pioneer
The showstopper of the first reverberating 12-minute session was Keshav, seven-year-old tabla prodigy from Auroville, who looked and played like the ...
Colours of India come alive in a dazzling CWG opening ceremony
A spectacular display of drummers from various parts of India then took centrestage and Keshav, a child prodigy from Auroville, Puducherry, was the cynosure ...
Little tabla master delights spectators The Hindu
He was selected to play by CWG creative head Bharat Bala, who said: “I spotted him in a show at Auroville at Puducherry. I was conceiving 'Rhythms of India ...
Mirror of Tomorrow :: Beyond the Homo Sapiens: The Next Species—by ... by RY Deshpande
According to Sri Aurobindo, the primal, inevitable, ultimate and highest aspiration of humanity, apart from that for God, Light, Freedom, and Bliss, has been for Immortality. And this aspiration according to Him, will be fulfilled with ...
But ultimately, one must understand the original purpose behind the caste system, as spelt out by India's Great Sage and Avatar of the Modern Age, Sri Aurobindo : “Caste was originally an arrangement for the distribution of functions in ...
Perhaps few other cultures and civilizatio ns have produced such courageous, saintly and visionary role models such as Radhakrishnan, Sri Aurobindo, ...
While at the Ashram Aurovalley ( owned and run by Swami Brahmdev (Swamiji), follow the teachings of Sri Aurobindo. Ashram is attractive to ...

Friday, October 01, 2010

So entirely captivating and consuming my entire being

Since then 25 years passed by – yet – in all those years I didn't came across something so entirely captivating and consuming my entire being like it is to me right now the study of Sri Aurobindo and his works. ...  
Sri Aurobindo Ghosh is another great Indian nationalist, scholar, poet, spiritual philosopher and above all a renowned “yogi”, who brought laurels to his motherland, was born on 15th august 1872. Although he wrote mostly in English his ...
That time belonged to sea-green, incorruptible supermen like VVS Aiyar, Sri Aurobindo, Mohandas Kharamchand Gandhi, and Subramania Bharati. ...
His principal mentors were the linguist Harinath De, Prof Manmohan Ghosh, (brother of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh), Satyendranath Tagore and, above all, ...
Root recall The Hindu - Shailaja Tripathi - 22 Sep 2010
Sri Aurobindo wrote about it, so did Rabindranath Tagore, Sarojini Naidu and Mahatma Gandhi in their poems,” tells Shiva. A book comprising poems that have ...
The reply Sri Aurobindo gave on September 16, 1935 - nearly 75 years ago to the date - was itself portentous, 'That (India's independence) is all settled. ...
Kids' Org Organiser - Manju Gupta - 12 Sep 2010
... Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Sri Aurobindo and VVS Aiyer, inspired thousands of Tamilians to rise in revolt against the British. Bharati was born on December 11 ...
Inception And The Subconscious Times of India - Jui Pagedar - 5 Sep 2010
Sri Aurobindo discovered, for example, that there are several realms of ... According to Sri Aurobindo, these other worlds are stacked in a spiral of lower ...
Hari N. Ramesh, a senior and Ruchman Student Fellow, will work on his honors thesis in political science, titled "Connecting Critiques of Imperialism: On Sri Aurobindo's Political Theory." Ramesh, of Wayland is a member of the Williams College concert choir, SpeakFree spoken word group, and Center for Community Engagement.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Concentric layers of consciousness make up the Universe

I don't know what to make of Satprem's remarks.  Did he say this out of spiritual insight or was it just speculation?  Sri Aurobindo and the Mother repeatedly said that the future is a play of Forces - that everything is not completed worked out.   As you (i.e. Anon) may have read in their works, there are concentric layers of consciousness from the gross to the subtle which make up the Universe.   It is only when an event is fixed in the subtle-physical that one can say with certitude that it will manifest in a certain fashion.   Everything in the worlds above is subject to modification.
For instance, both Sri Aurobindo and the Mother had seen India's freedom in their visions around 1910 but they did not know until much later that there would also be a partition.
Dear Friends, It gives me immense bliss to announce to you all that Overman Foundation has received two precious gifts from two senior sadhikas of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. And the gifts are a sari with a blouse worn by the Mother and a piece of cloth belonging to Sri Aurobindo.
These rare gifts will adorn the shrine of Overman Foundation and be brought out for public darshan on special occasions.
With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee
Chairman, Overman Foundation.
A critique of the book "The Lives of Sri Aurobindo" by Peter Heehs ... By General Editor
[The following notice was put up on the Sri Aurobindo Ashram's notice board on 23.9.2010 afternoon and then removed the same evening. It was put up again on the 24th afternoon and again removed on the 27th afternoon. Since this notice has significant bearing on the recent controversies surrounding the book, we hope that its circulation in public will help to clarify things and lead to better understanding among all. -- Editorial Team]
Certificate in Contemporary Indian Society and Polity (C-CISP)
Sri Aurobindo Darshan: The University of Tomorrow. ... will be closely examined in the light of Sri Aurobindo's writings on Indian culture and society. ...
The Hindu: Engagements: In Chennai Sri Aurobindo Society: Meeting, 5, Smith Rd., Anna Salai, 10-30 a.m..
The Hindu : NATIONAL - TAMIL NADU : Coimbatore Sri Aurobindo Devotees: pushpanjali offerings and prayers, Sasi Balika Mandir, R.S. Puram, 9.30 a.m.; Sri Annai Meditation Centre, Kovaipudur, 4 p.m.
Tusar N Mohapatra has left a new comment on your post "Das Gupta is a captive of Heehs camp":
Manoj Das Gupta is the latest to join the anti-book bandwagon, and you may address your request to him for an authorized explanation. [TNM] Posted to Savitri Era at 12:54 PM, September 27, 2010
Govind has left a new comment on your post "Integral Yoga is an irreversible call that make yo...": 
The most beautiful post I have read so far on this forum, and perhaps the only one that is truly worth reading. Posted by Govind to Savitri Era Open Forum at 6:29 PM, September 29, 2010
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Manoj duo have turned Heehs Das": 
You have revealed the ugly force behind the book in your revelatory, and by far the best critique that there exists. True, eloquent and masterful are both your comments. Posted by Anonymous to Savitri Era at 12:37 PM, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

Talk on Savitri – by Makarand J Paranjape

Sri Aurobindo Society, Singapore
2A Starlight Terrace, Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society, Singapore
We are a non profit organization of the followers of Sri Aurobindo, The Mother and the path of integral yoga as outlined by Sri Aurobindo. Our activities include weekly meditations, a monthly walk and an integral enrichment program for children
Program DATE         TIME DETAILS
5th Sep, 2010 Sunday          6.00 pm         Living Question and The  Mother’s Answerconducted by Shailaja
12th Sep, 2010 Sunday        6.00 pm         Guided Meditation
19th Sep, 2010 Sunday        6.00 pm         Savitri Circle
26th Sep, 2010 Sunday        6.00 pm         Talk on Savitri – by Makarand J Paranjape Canto 1 of Book VI, "The Book of Fate"
IEP Sessions 
The first of a series of IEP sessions will be held on 12th September 2010, 3pm to 5pm. The topic of exploration is Sincerity. For more details on this year's IEP schedule and to register please contact Kiruthika ( at 9649 0670, ShreeValli ( at 90266795 or Jayanthy ( at 9652 2197. 
“Savitri” Talk at Our Centre By Prof. Makarand R Paranjape 
We are pleased to inform you that Prof. Makarand Paranjape will be presenting a series of talks on “Savitri” every fourth Sunday of the month at 6pm at our centre. The season began with an "Introductory Talk on Savitri" on 29th Aug 2010. 
September Talk: Sunday 26th September 2010, 6 - 7pm, Prof. Makarand Paranjape: Canto 1 of Book VI, "The Book of Fate" - Sri Aurobindo Society of Singapore, 2A Starlight Road, #01-07, Singapore.
Prof. Makarand R. Paranjape is currently a Visiting Professor at South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. We look forward to seeing all of you there. 
Opening of Centre on Saturdays 
We are pleased to announce that the centre premises will be open on Saturdays with effect from the month of August, i.e. 7 August 2010 onwards, between 4pm and 6pm. The premises will be open for anyone who is interested to browse through our library collection, read, meditate or simply spend some quiet moments there. All welcome. 
Any member who is interested in assisting in this endeavour in one way or another may please contact Sundari at 97519760 or Jayanthy at 96522197. 
Hosting of Walks 
Dear members, If you wish to host one of our Sunday morning walks’ meditation session followed by brunch in your home, do write in to Ramanathan at or make a call on his mobile Tel No: 91385130, with details of your full name and address, preferred month of walk and preferred walk venue, if any. 

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Peter Heehs is studying and practising Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga

Comment posted by: RY Deshpande Re: An Open Letter ... Manoj Das’s Disastrous Advice

Manoj Das Gupta, Managing Trustee, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, wrote on 21 June 2010 a letter to the Regional Registration Officer, Pondicherry, for the extension of the visa of Peter Heehs by five years. This looks strange, to say the least. He had asked Peter Heehs to stay away from the Archives a few months ago, but did not officially assign work in any department of the Ashram. Now here’s a letter of recommendation! If Peter Heehs is here for the purposes of “studying and practising Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga", as the letter states, we do not know in what exact capacity he is here—as a private individual or as a member of the Ashram. It is obligatory for the Managing Trustee to clarify the point. ~ RYD

Friday, August 20, 2010

Hour of God & Mind of Light

Volume 9
Writings in Bengali and Sanskrit (TO BE PUBLISHED)
All writings in Bengali and Sanskrit.
Most of the pieces in Bengali were written by Sri Aurobindo in 1909 and 1910 for Dharma, a Calcutta weekly he edited at that time; the material consists chiefly of brief political, social and cultural works. His reminiscences of detention in Alipore Jail for one year ("Tales of Prison Life") are also included. There is also some correspondence with Bengali disciples living in his ashram. The Sanskrit works deal largely with philosophical and cultural themes. (This volume will be available both in the original languages and in a separate volume of English transla tions.)
Volumes 10-11
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
The Record of Yoga — I–II
Sri Aurobindo's diary of his yogic practice between 1909 and 1927.
This two-volume record of sadhana contains fairly regular entries between 1912 and 1920 and a few entries in 1909, 1911 and 1927. It also contains related materials Sri Aurobindo wrote about his practice of yoga during this period, including descriptions of the seven "chatusthayas" (groups of four elements), which are the basis of the yoga of the Record.
Volume 12
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
Essays Divine and Human
Short prose pieces written between 1910 and 1950, but not pub lished during Sri Aurobindo’s lifetime.
The material is arranged in four parts: (1) "Essays Divine and Human", complete essays on yoga and related subjects, (2) "From Man to Superman: Notes and Fragments on Philosophy, Psychology and Yoga"; (3) "Notes and Fragments on Various Subjects", and (4) Thoughts and Aphorisms. (Some of this material was formally published under the title The Hour of God and Other Writings)
Volume 13
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
Essays in Philosophy and Yoga
Short works in prose written between 1909 and 1950 and published during Sri Aurobindo's lifetime.
Most of these short works are concerned with aspects of spiritual philosopy, yoga, and related subjects. The material includes: (1) essays from the Karmayogin, (2) The Yoga and Its Objects, (3) writings from theArya, such as On Ideals and Progress, The Superman, Evolution, Thoughts and Glimpses, The Problem of Re birth, and (4) The Supramental Manifestation upon Earth. (Most of these works were formerly published together under the title The Supramental Manifestation upon Earth and Other Writings.)

Volume 26
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
The Future Poetry with On Quantitative Metre
Sri Aurobindo's principal work of literary criticism.
In this work, Sri Aurobindo outlines the history of English poetry and explores the possibility of a spiritual poetry in the future. It was first published in a series of essays between 1917 and 1920; parts were later revised for publication as a book.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Birth anniversary celebration of Sri Aurobindo in Puducherry

A large number of people from different parts of the country today thronged Sri Aurobindo Ashram here on the occasion of the 138th birth anniversary of the saint philosopher.

Followers of Sri Aurobindo sat in meditation before the samadhis of him and The Mother (his spiritual collaborator) and also visited the room where the saint philosopher had carried on his spiritual works.

Aurobindo, who founded the ashram in 1926, had evolved a new method of spiritual practice, which he called the Integral Yoga. He died on
December 5, 1950. - (Agencies) Aug 15, 2010 Aurobindo's birth anniversary celebrated Deccan Herald

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Even now things can be mended

An Open Letter to Manoj-baboo from RY Deshpande Comment posted by: RY Deshpande >> Had the Trust gone ahead and swiftly evicted Heehs out…>>
Even now things can be mended to a large extent if the action of eviction is taken by the trustees. Instead, what they are doing is, give him repeatedly certificates of good conduct and of invaluable services rendered by him to the Ashram. Which only means that the full blame for the divide will have to be put at the door of their office. They will have to take the responsibility on them. If they realize that such a divide is contrary to the ideals and practices in the Mother’s work, they should act at least now particularly after the issue having become public. ~ RYD
[Clarification for those unfamiliar with these names: Manoj Das Gupta (MDG) is the present Managing Trustee of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, while Manoj Das is the scholar and journalist in answer to whom this letter is written.]
It was this, the work that Sri Aurobindo had given me. That had been the battle; but something happened, and the body answered with its attitude: “It is as ...
A critique of the book "The Lives of Sri Aurobindo" by Peter Heehs ... By Raman Reddy
But what is not at all appreciable is the deceptive stance taken by Heehs: pretend to accept the spiritual reality, speak of himself as a practitioner of the Integral Yoga and downplay Sri Aurobindo by pointing out so-called ...
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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sri Aurobindo Sanskruti Sansad Trust & New Life Education Trust

Matruvihar, Khandagiri, BhubaneswarOdisha, India - 751030
Phone - +91-674-2386374 / 6523144

School Website launching day 15th July 2010 
The 'Sri Aurobindo Institute of Integral Education' (SAIIE) is a special Institute aiming at integral development of students, founded on the educational principles and thoughts of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. This institute was set up on 15th July 1970 by then Sri Aurobindo Sankruti Sansad Trust in Bhubaneswar for dissemination of the aims and objectives of the Philosophy of Integral Education as done in Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry. A total perfection is the ultimate aim.
What we set before us, as our ideal is the Divine Life upon earth. In the real sense, ours is an attempt at evolving newer ways of learning and thinking and it is also an attempt towards going beyond the structural schooling into a joyful freedom of inner growth that would flow from within to without. This Novel System richly deserves unstinted encouragement with all generous support to build up a “Better Tomorrow for the Mankind” as a whole.
It is not for our family, it is not to secure a good position, it is not to earn money, it is not to obtain a diploma, that we study. We study to learn, to know, to understand the world, and for the sake of the joy that it gives us.       - The Mother

Sri Aurobindo Sanskruti Sansad, the original Pathachakra (Study Circle) emerged in 1970 with a group of young volunteers and dedicated devotees. The Sansad being the parent body, established this Institute on 15th July 1970 and with a group of 12 little children, the School started at Sardar Patel Hall, Unit-II, Bhubaneswar. During 1997-98, the Institution shifted to its own campus at Matruvihar, Khandagiri, Bhubaneswar-751030.
The campus is spread over an area of about 10 acres of land, 0.5 km away from Barmunda bus stand towards Khandagiri along the NH5. The Sansad has been converted into a Trust, named as Sri Aurobindo Sanskruti Sansad Trust (SASST) in 2005 as per Indian Trust Act. The following members constitute the Trust Board.
  1. Prof. Mohapatra Nilamani Sahu, Founder member & Littérateur
  2. Dr. Archana Nayak, Educationist
  3. Dr. Prasanna Patsani, Hon’ble M.P., Loksabha
  4. Sri Bauri Bandhu Nanda, I.P.S. (Retd.), Ex-D.G., CISF
  5. Sri Braja Kishore Mishra, Ex-Director (Per.), NALCO
  6. Sri Prasad Tripathy, Secy, NLET
  1. Sri Bimal Prasanna Das, Managing Trustee (Mob - 9438186226)
  2. Sri Sankar Mohanty, Dy. Managing Trustee ( Mob - 9437941522)
  3. Er. Biranchi Kumar Karan, Secretary (Mob - 9437044800)
  4. Er. Niranjan Kishore Das, Member
  5. Sri Subash Ch. Patnaik, Member
  6. Sri Bhupal Ch. Mahana, Member (Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry)
  7. Sri Chintamani Mohapatra, Treasurer
The Trust has constituted the Managing Committee of the School with the following members.
  1. Sri Subash Ch. Patnaik, President  (Mob – 99374 94321)
  2. Er. Biranchi Kumar Karan, Secretary (Mob - 9437044800)
  3. Smt. Satyabhama Swain, Principal (Mob - 9938614970)
  4. Sri Sankar Mohanty, Member
  5. Sri Chintamani Mohapatra, Member
  6. Er. Binod Kumar Sahu, Guardian Member (Mob – 9437213155)
  7. Sri Ramakanta Sahu, Guardian Member (Mob – 9238560707)
  8. Er. Jadunandan Samal, Member
  9. Dr. Archana Nayak, Educationist
  10. Sri Satchitananda Parida, Teachers’ representative
  11. Smt. Shanti Mohanty, Teachers’ representative
ABHIPSA: An Alumni of Sri Aurobindo Institute of Integral Education
Regd. No. 1697-289 of 1987-1988 Matru Vihar, Khandagiri, Bhubaneswar – 751030 Executive Committee:          
President - Arabinda Bhuyan(1980)
Vice President - Ajay Kumar Dash(1981)
Secretary - Sanjeev Kumar
Asst-Secretary - Swedesh Mohanty(1983)
Treasurer - Bibhuranjan Swain(1982)
Members Shati Swaroop Rath(1980), Bijon Subudhi(1980), Santosh Kar(1981), Nachiketa Purohit(1981), Tapan Sunder Mohan ty(1982), Padmaja Nandini Sahoo(1982), Debiprasad Das(1983), Srimanta Sahoo(1983), Sachidananda Parida(1984), Priyabrata Pattanaik(1984), Dulal Mohanty(1988), Swarnendu Mishra(1990), Jagyandatta Panda(1993)
Sri Aurobindo Institute of Integral education is a coeducation school teaches from KG to Higher secondary. They follows the study guidelines of New Life Education Trust upto VII std. From class 8th onwards it is affiliated to state board. 

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Dr. Sampadanand Mishra & Dr. Sampada Savardekar

Sanskrit - The Language of God 1st August 2010
Sanskrit - The Language of God Date :
- 1st August 2010, Sunday
Time :-
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Place :- 631 Vale Drive, Morganville, NJ 07751.
Topic: The Wonder that is Sanskrit - Dr. Sampadanand Mishra
Topic: Sanskrit in Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga - Dr. Sampada Savardekar 

The ancient and classical creations of the Sanskrit tongue both in quality and in body and abundance of excellence, in their potent originality and force and beauty, in their substance and art and structure, in grandeur and justice and charm of speech and in the height and width of the reach of their spirit stand very evidently in the front rank among the world’s great literatures.                  
- Sri Aurobindo
Speakers: Topic: The Wonder that is Sanskrit - Dr. Sampadanand Mishra
Dr. Sampadananda Mishra hails from Orissa in eastern
India. After finishing his post-graduation in Sanskrit from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, he did his M.Phil in Sanskrit under the guidance of Prof. V. Kutumba Sastri in Pondicherry Central University and received the Gold Medal for his excellent performance.

He did his Ph.D. from
Utkal University on Sanskrit and the Evolution of Human Speech. He is the Chief Coordinator, Sanskrit and Indian Culture, Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry. Dr. Mishra also conducts workshops, teacher’s training programs, orientation courses, gives talks, presents papers in National and International seminars and conferences. He also writes popular articles related to India and Sanskrit in English, Oriya and Sanskrit and composes verses and songs. He conducts special workshops on authentic and effective chanting of mantras in Sanskrit.

Topic: Sanskrit in Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga - Dr. Sampada Savardekar
Dr.Sampada Savardekar has been initiated into Sanskrit and Indian Culture from the moment she joined Sri Aurobindo International Center of Education in 1990.Having spent 12 years there as a student, she went on to complete her Master's in Sanskrit language and earned her Doctorate in Sanskrit from the Pondicherry University.She holds that Sanskrit language and Indian spirituality cannot be separated and are incomplete without one another.Apart from teaching spoken Sanskrit, she specialises in Sri Aurobindo's interpretation of the Bhagawad Gita.She is currently adjunct faculty of INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, New Delhi and facilitates an online course.She has also undergone rigorous training in Dance at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and has performed in several places including France, Italy, Mauritius, Reunion and the U.S.A. In the future, she looks forward to spreading the Word of Sri Aurobindo, his Integral Yoga drawing attention to the practical aspect of his teachings.
                                                                                Information: New Jersey: Vivek Sinha 732-772-0864 Pennsylvania: Devendra Patel  215-970-5170 New York:  Govind Nishar   914-400-3444 Upcoming Event:- Conference - Gita and Sri Aurobindo 24th July 2010, Saturday

 Sri Aurobindo Yoga Foundation of North America - Adhoc Office:- 631 Vale Drive, New Jersey 07751 Tel: 732 772 0864