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Discover Yourself & Experience Auroville Program 2019-02-12T16:04:26+00:00
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Discover Yourself & Experience Auroville Program

The ‘Experience Auroville’ program that is organized by the JOY Community is for people (and groups) who want to know more about Auroville. The program will help interested people to get a better understanding what Auroville is and aspires to be. Participants will get an insight into Auroville’s inner workings and have hands-on experiences with various aspects of Auroville.

The program is made of:

  • a 4-days intensive introduction (please find below tentative detailed program), during which you will listen to our pioneers’ stories, discover Auroville potentialities and ideals, and familiarize with alternative projects and community life.
  • and an optional in-dept extension of 1 to 3 weeks (at your choice), during which you can participate to all Joy’s activities and deepen a field of action at your choice (organic farming, alternative construction, etc.) through a hands-on fun experience.

INTRODUCTION DETAILED PROGRAM (Dec 11th to 14th or Jan 8th to 11th)

Day 1
Discovering some roots of Auroville

08.00 – 09.00: Introduction.
09.00 – 09.15: Simple breakfast.
09.15 – 10.45: Reflections and sharings on Gita’s commentaries by Sri Aurobindo.
11.00 – 12.15: Visit of Unity Pavillion and discussions on volounteering in Auroville with Sara.
12.30 – 13.45: Italian lunch break in Joy Community.
14:15 – 15:45: Visit of Aurorchard and discussions on organic farming with Christian.
16.00 – 17.15: Visit of Irumbai Temple and local stories of Indian religion with Ruba.

Day 2
Experiencing some Realities of Auroville

08.00 – 09.00: Hatha yoga with Bala.
09.0 – 09.15: Simple breakfast.
09.15 – 10.45: Reflections and sharing on the Synthesis of Yoga by Sri Aurobindo.
11.00 – 12.15: Visit of Botanical Gardens and discussion regarding forest gardens restoration with Biggie.
12.30 – 13.45: Grilled lunch break in Joy Community.
14:00 – 15:00: Hands-on with eco construction in Sacred Grove.
15.00 – 15.45: Visit of Sacred Groves mud building and discussions on alternative housing in Auroville.
16.15 – 17.30: Visit of Ecofemme and discussions on social entrepreneurship with Jessasmin.

Day 3
Finding some Potentialities of Auroville

08.00 – 09.00: Qi Gong with Lhamo.
09.0 – 09.15: Simple breakfast.
09.15 – 10.45: Reflections and sharing on the Life Divine quotations by Sri Aurobindo.
10.45 – 12.15: Awareness Through the Body with Stefania
12.30 – 13.45: Indian lunch break in Joy Community.
14.00 – 15.15: Visit of Arts Service and discussions on arts management with Marco
15.30 – 17.15: Visit of TLC school and discussions on alternative education.

Day 4
Making some Synthesis of Auroville

08.00 – 09.00: Conscious yoga and pranayama with Helena.
09.0 – 09.15: Simple breakfast.
09.15 – 10.45: Reflections and sharing on Mother’s thoughts regarding Auroville.
10.45 – 12.15: Team cooking.
12.45 – 14.00: Potluck at Helena’s in Quiet.
14.00 – 15.15: Team building game: Octagon.
15.15 – 17.15: Final sharing

Please note: The schedule of the ‘Experience Auroville’ 4-day program is created uniquely every time. The purpose of the program is to offer the participants a unique, precious and insightful ‘Auroville experience’. The above schedule is therefore tentative and may vary in details.

Testimonies

“Before the program I was trying to understand Auroville, after the program I and starting feeling Auroville. ” Amaia (Spanish)

“I’m grateful for both the knowledge and the insight this program has given to me as well as a great sense of possibility and hope.” Jack (Canada)

“Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and knowledge over this 4 days. I have learnt so much and will leave Auroville (for now) with many rich and powerful memories.” Kush (India)

“It is the only way to explore Auroville in such a short time. Great, energetic team doing this as a service to the community.” Raj (India)

“An intensive and enriching program about Auroville, Integral Yoga and yourself. Very friendly atmosphere and adorable “guides”.” Stephanie (New Caledonia)

“We had only 5 days but luckily had a chance to take this program. It was a blessing. If you want to find out what Auroville is and have not much time I really recommend this program because it shows sincere things.” Minjeong (South Korea)