The Significance of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

sri aurobindo

Event Date: August 12th 2012

Time: 11:00 AM

The Significance of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, with Robert McDermott, PhD,
President Emeritus of CIIS and chair of the Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness program

This lecture will recount the life, works, mission, and spiritual significance of Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) and the Mother of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram (1876-1973). Sri Aurobindo was a poet, mystic, philosopher, and most importantly, the preeminent Indian spiritual teacher of the 20th century. The Mother, who was his complete spiritual collaborator, created and organized the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville.

Dr. Robert McDermott is president emeritus of the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and chair of the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program. His publications include The Essential Aurobindo (1987) and The New Essential Steiner (2009). In 1975–76, he was a Senior Fulbright Lecturer at the Open University, where he co-produced an OU-BBC film on Sri Aurobindo, Avatar: Concept and Example. He has been chair of the board and president of many institutions.

World Religion Day

Event Date: January 29th 2012

Time: 11:00 AM

World Religion Day: Religion Should be the Cause of Unity,
with Nushin Mavaddat, convener of World Religion Day in San Francisco

Please join us in a celebration of our collective spiritual heritage stemming from the revelation of the world’s great religions. The purpose of World Religion Day is to foster interfaith understanding and harmony by emphasizing the common denominators underlying all religions. Observed in over 80 countries, World Religion Day provides the opportunity to seek a unified approach to the spiritual challenges that confront humanity. Representatives from diverse faiths will speak on the oneness of the world’s great religions and the spiritual principles that are a motivating force leading to world peace. We will share in the reading of sacred scriptures, honoring the founders of all religions who have come to guide humanity throughout history.

“on the wings of prayer and song…”