Savitri Bhavan located in the International Zone of Auroville offers a wide range of activities focusing on Savitri and Integral yoga.
Meditations on Savitri
The series of 472 paintings created by the Mother with Huta
from 1961-67 is now on display in the picture gallery
Glimpses of the Mother: Photographs and texts
In the Square Hall
A new Bilingual Exhibition on ‘Sri Aurobindo: A life sketch in photographs’
with texts both in English and Tamil is displayed in the upper corridor
Mondays at 4pm in the Sangam Hall
June 19: Journey to the Life Divine, Part 1 - This feature-film covers the lives of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother from childhood onwards until November 1926. It shows the spiritual development and work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and the work they did for the new evolutionary step towards a Life-Divine for mankind and earth. Duration: 100min.
June 26: Journey to the Life Divine, Part 2 - To create a new world for a spiritual life was the Mother’s dream even when she was in France. The second part of the feature-film is about how the Mother and Sri Aurobindo worked this out in the Ashram. Duration: 90min.
Saturday, June 3, 7.15-8.15pm in front of Sri Aurobindo’s statue
Dream Divine Series
The new project 'The Dream Divine Series' started in the month of March 2023 is to make newcomers understand the Aims and Ideals of Auroville and learn about the Life and Works of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother and Integral Yoga.
There is a weekly session every Wednesday 4.30-5.30pm.
The series will include Presentations, films, talks, etc., followed by a Q&A session.
Sundays 10.30–12 noon: Savitri Study Circle
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 4-5pm: L’Agenda de Mère: listening to recordings with Gangalakshmi
Tuesdays 4.30pm: Mudra-chi led by Anandi
Thursdays 4-5pm: Videos of The English of Savitri led by Shraddhavan
Saturdays 4.30-6pm: Satsang, led by Ashesh Joshi
Exhibitions, Main Building and Office are open
Monday to Saturday 9-5
Library and Digital Library is open Monday to Friday 9-5
Everyone is welcome
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.
SerendipityFarm Community & GuesthouseThe Serendipity project originates from the will of Giovanni and Stefania to manifest a synergic community defined by the power of Kindness, Sincerity and Generosity. We intend to be an experiential learning sangha of proactive and spontaneous people who are eager and ready to dedicate their lives for the manifestation and spreading of Mother’s Dream on Auroville and Sri Aurobindo’s teachings on Integral Yoga. Therefore, we commit to joyfully work and progress together in synchronicity with the Divine work of Mother Earth while giving freedom of expression to each one's unique needs, vocation, truth and soul purpose.
LocationWe have a peculiar farm community atmosphere and we are immersed in nature, which here is characterized by the tropical dry evergreen forest and the most colourful birds. At the same time, we are located in the very centre of Auroville, only a few hundred meters from the Matrimandir, the Visitor's Center, the Town Hall and the Solar Kitchen.
ActivitiesOur place is perfect for a diverse stay as you can relax in a hammock in the garden or be active and do any practise in our beautiful yoga hall or help in our organic vegetable garden. For those who are interested and stay long enough, we are also happy to share our experience here and some of the history and complexities of the "City of Dawn". Among a number of therapies, activities and courses, we even organize a 2-month Auroville Volunteer Experience program and a 4-days intensive Auroville Introduction Program for people who wish to discover some very interesting projects and deepen their understanding of Auroville: an intentional community in the making, aspiring for unity in diversity, yet far from the dream in the current reality.For general information about the upcoming programs, please check the fliers below. For reservations, inquiries, or detailed information about volunteering, accommodation, classes, and treatments, please contact us.