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Special Events

Mother’s Birthday Celebration

Event Date: February 24th 2013

Time: 11:00 AM

Mother’s Birthday Celebration – Awareness, Intention and Collaboration in Healing Mind, Cells, World, with Vishnu Eschner, past president of the Sri Aurobindo Association

Mirra Alfassa, the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, was, among other things, the greatest explicator of Sri Aurobindo’s teaching. In Savitri, Sri Aurobindo has offered the vision of a World of Divine Beatitude. This vision itself has become the very conscious-force, chitshakti, which impels its own realization and fulfillment. In Mind of the Cells, Mother has provided the tools for us to work here in our evolving cosmos. This presentation will be a multi-media exploration of Mind of the Cells and recent Changes in the World spirit, reflecting on the meaning of mind, and cell, and how we may work with mind to support the evolution of material world and circumstances.

Vishnu Eschner is a founder and former director of Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Peetham, an ashram for the practice of Integral Yoga and is actively involved in the works of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.

The Significance of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

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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…”