Unending Education at Auroville
“Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages”. Years after its inauguration, Auroville is entering into a further phase of development: the educational one.
Early stages were the greening of a deserted area, afforestation, and building of the Matrimandir, current stages are the planning and development of the city, organization of the social structure, a different type of economy, and affordable mobility…More and more, Auroville finds its destination as a crossroad, a meeting point among experiences, and cultures, and a real educational campus of Unity in progress.
The early stages were the non-conventional teaching to Auroville children, a balance among allopathic medicine and homeopathic and different healing therapies.
The current stage of development of Auroville shows a constant trend toward the educational aspect: the experiment in itself has already much to offer to the world in terms of achievements, know-how, of experience, and at the same time so much to exchange with knowledge and awareness growing out in all fields everywhere.
This is why more and more workshops, meetings, specialised retreats, and collective explorations are being offered or being hosted in Auroville, in different fields: architecture, sustainability, spirituality, therapies, sports, art, wellness etc.
Establishments like Savitri Bhavan, Pitanga, Verite’, Arka, Quiet, specialized teachings of Tai Chi, Integral Yoga, Natural Healing Therapies, plus occasional workshops, retreats, seminars, collective explorations offer wide opportunities for an “unending education”, at all ages, in all fields, at all levels.
Solitude Farm WorkshopsExplore Your Relationship With Mother NatureSolitude Farm follows Fukuoka’s permaculture and natural farming techniques. Fukuoka advocated that all the bio-resources around us, such as leaves, weeds, branches, etc., should constantly be returned to the soil to increase soil fertility. No pesticides or fertilizers have ever been used on the land. We practice non-tillage and no machines or tractors are used. Every part of this land is honored and respected.Solitude Farm is a true example of Masanobu Fukuoka’s philosophy in practice – a road back to nature through eating local food. We welcome you to come and explore your relationship with Mother Nature at Solitude Farm and be part of the change.
Mini-permaculture workshop (Every Saturday)A closer look at Solitude farm through exploration of local food. This workshop will give you a clear insight on how to re-connect with Mother Nature through the principles of natural farming and permaculture. Included is a Secrets of our Salads mini-cooking workshop, where the group harvests and makes a nutrition-packed salad together. Held every Wednesday, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, includes lunch and refreshments. Schedule 9:30 am Introduction Reading of Fukuoka 10:00 am Tour Honouring Organic Matter Gifts of Mother Earth Biodiversity Harvest of crops 11:00 am The secrets of our Salads (mini cooking workshop)Exploring the Ayurvedic and nutritional benefits of local plants Benefits of local plants 12:30 pm Lunch and Closing Circle
Guidelines for Guest FacilitatorsGuidelines for Guest Facilitators
Conduct workshops, therapies and classes in AurovilleIt is very important that all those who host workshops, therapies, classes etc., follow the necessary legal requirements as non-compliance can have an adverse impact on Auroville as a whole.