What are the outstanding qualities of the Bulgarian soul and how has it contributed to the global development of consciousness and life-experience?
For this, its natural, historical and cultural highlights are evoked. Special attention goes to the three great spiritual impulses which originated on this land: Thracian Orphism, the Bogomils and the spiritual movement initiated by Peter Deunov. A vibrant selection of its unique music serves as a soundtrack.
Image: St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria
This audio-visual story attempts to give an idea and, even more, a sense of Bulgaria.
The title ‘A land as a single human palm’ comes from a poem and reflects the caring and supportive nature of the land, as well the humane qualities of her people. It is small, but it breathes goodness and strength - thus we Bulgarians cherish our motherland.
The underlying question we put ourselves is: how has the soul of the nation found expression through the 13 centuries of existence.
Japanese PavilionThe Country of Beauty
For the Japanese Pavilion a model design was created already in 1968 by Antonin Raymond from his studio/workshop in Japan. The Japanese Pavilion Group is in contact with the firm in Japan to see how to move forward with this concept today. The Group also supports a range of activities such as Tea Ceremony, Japanese language class, Ikebana class, calligraphy class, martial arts class, art exhibitions and Japanese dinner evenings.
Italian PavilionPadiglione Italiano
The Italian community in Auroville, with its some 170 members, is the 4th in quantity, after Indians, the French and Germans.
Italy's geographical form itself suggests the idea of a bridge: in the shape of a big boot walking across the Mediterranean Sea (the “Mare Nostrum = Our Sea” for the Romans), it appears to be reaching out from Europe to Africa, from the East to the West, from the North to the South of the planet.
Pavilion of Tibetan CultureExpressing the Soul of Tibet
Located in the International Zone adjoining the Bharat Nivas complex, the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture was completed in January 2009. For 20 years, the Pavilion has been a major host of Auroville’s activities, such as lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, cultural events, Tibetan festivals, student exchanges, vocational training and Tibetan medicine consultations, as well as an annual Light Mandala on New Year’s Eve.
For more info or appointments with the Tibetan doctor, contact Kalsang Dolma, and Claude Arpi Coordinators of the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture.