We urge you to close your eyes and visualize a place that is peaceful and wondrous, that sings a quiet melody to your heart.
What is being done here? A school (Gurukula) that teaches the simple principles of life based on the ancient wisdom of the Vedas is being run here for a quarter of a century.
The land is so plentiful that 2 Ashrams are flourishing here and serving humanity.
Om Shanti Dhama runs the gurukula which has, over the years, graduated men and women of the finest mettle and character..
Ensconced amidst this verdant campus is Sri Aurobindo Dhama, the pearl amidst 60 acres of surprisingly beautiful forest land, nestled amidst some hills and at the confluence of the River Kaveri (the Ganges of the South) and the River ___.
One of our objectives is to work to provide integral wisdom healing for the body, mind and soul.
Come visit us at Sangam in Karnataka, India.
But he is admitted to a yet greater greatness and it is this that, unlike the lower creation, he is allowed to be partly the conscious artisan of his divine change. His free assent, his consecrated will and participation are needed that into his body may descend the glory that will replace him
- Sri Aurobindo
Sri Aurobindo's ultimate aim was always to precipitate a "step in evolution which would raise man to a higher and larger consciousness". To this end, from behind the veil, he helped manifest a new consciousness on terrestrial Earth in 1956. This paved the way for the worldwide revolution of the 60s where we demonstrated a significant increase in creativity and compassion.
Around a decade later, his spiritual collaborator Mirra Alfassa known simply as The Mother was able to complete their experiment in transforming or preparing the body to receive this supramental consciousness.
The Mother's Agenda and Mind of the Cells tell of this journey and it's insights.
The booklet called Prenatal Care lays the foundation for Conscious Conception, a technique used and propagated by Rishis thousands of years ago in the Vedic Era across the world.
DO contact us to join the discussion on Conscious Conception.
Modern day Spiritual Humanism became an established fact when in 1893, in Chicago, Swami Vivekananda greeted the audience with a "Sisters and brothers of America, in the name of the oldest order of monks in the world, I welcome you to this august assembly" *1. The warmth of his heart won him a standing ovation.
Nearly 2 decades later, after his passing, he would appear in the solitary cell of a freedom fighter named Aurobindo Ghose, who was in detention in Alipore. The inmate was to rise from the accusations that shackled him a year later when he gave his famous speech at Uttarpara in 1909. He emerged as Sri Aurobindo - the poet, philosopher and now, YOGI.
A yogi is a man/woman who understands in all its facets and shades, the union of humanity with the cosmic divine (LOVE). He then works ceaselessly to establish Truth on Earth - for it is writ "Satyameva Jayathe" - Truth Alone Triumphs. He attains Samadhi (enlightenment) and becomes "Sat Chit Ananda" - Existence, Consciousness, BLISS.
Countless Rishis, Seers, Prophets and Saints have helped Humanity since the inception of time (the first visphota of the Cosmos - big bang) and given us the advantage of "standing on the shoulders of giants" *2.
One such giant was Sri Aurobindo, along with his collaborator The Mother who together became known as MotherSriAurobindo (MSA). In the 1920s they together established the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, South India which then gave rise to Auroville in 1968.
In 1989, the Founders of the Sri Aurobindo Dhama travelled to Pondicherry and were amazed at the smooth working of this humble "ashram" or place of sanctified works. 20 years after establishing the "Om Shanti Dhama" with its gurukula, they saw as if in a vision, a new Dhama (abode) rising in its midst.
The foundation stone of Sri Aurobindo Dhama was laid in 2015 and the doors of it's meditation hall / library and yoga hall was thrown open to the public on 15th August 2018 (on the 146th year of Sri Aurobindo's birth).
It is the objective of Sri Aurobindo Dhama to help establish a "Supraja (Good Progeny) Project" by continuing the work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
To Thee who hast been the material envelope of our Master, to Thee our infinite gratitude. Before Thee who hast done so much for us, who hast worked, struggled, suffered, hoped, endured so much, before Thee who hast willed all, attempted all, prepared, achieved all for us, before Thee we bow down and implore that we may never forget, even for a moment, all we owe to Thee.
Mirra Alfassa, in 1950 when Sri Aurobindo left his body.
It is now our turn to "work, suffer, hope". Join us in our endeavours to free the heart from egoism and lust and instead fill it with divine virtues.
Now in 2021, the adjoining Sadhak's quarters (Kuteers) are being readied and planning for the "Supraja (Good Progeny) Project" is under way. Plantation of Pavitra Vanas (sacred plants and trees) is also in progress.
Read more of our activities and programs and WhatsApp OR call us to VISIT our lush campus to witness first hand the progress on the work being done to further humanity's spiritualization process.
1 - slightly paraphrased from here.
2 - Sir Isaac Newton
Welcome to Sri Aurobindo Dhama
We purport to continue the legacy of Mother Sri Aurobindo, the well-known 2-in-1 Avatar that forged for this world a new path and helped manifest a new / Divine consciousness.
See our Aims and Objectives, Activities, and projects like New Race. On a quadrant of a sprawling campus of 50 Acres, we have a Meeting Hall, Library, Meditation Center, Garden and attached rooms for Sadhaks / Spiritual Seekers.
We hope your eyes are closed and that you can picture in your chit akash (mind's sky) all that we are about to foretell.
The ultimate aim of us all is to raise a new generation that surpasses us in every way. More modest, thoughtful, considerate and loving children who seek not to despoil nature nor amass wealth for pomp and conceit.
So who instils values in these fosterlings? Mothers or Devis and Fathers. How can these parents know how unless they have themselves developed by grace of experience the right attitudes and been prepared for the monumental task of raising "divine children".
What Sri Aurobindo Dhama is doing is nurturing the way in which we think, feel, discuss and dedicate our very lives to the cause of parenting.
Who best to teach than wizened grandparents and that is exactly whom we have as the heart and soul of this newborn in the Mother Sri Aurobindo family.
Introducing SABD and its close knit kula or family - men and women of substance and fervent dedication - who have now taken it upon themselves to realize Heaven on Earth by helping manifest a new gnostic divine race, the ultimate dream that Sri Aurobindo and the Mother worked incessantly for for more than 50 years and who then caused to form Auroville, that city of dawn, where the cosmopolitan, integral, Life Divine is being worked out, that has itself now completed some 50 years manifest on this physical plane.
Can you still hold in your mind's eye, this shining jewel in the Mother Sri Aurobindo family which will at once synthesize and integrate all the ancient wisdom of the Orient and set our collective learnings of these past millennia to the arduous task of surpassing man and finding the "Sur Homme" or superman?
If you can, then you are not alone and we will make a tryst with you - that henceforth we shall work side by side, and tirelessly to build a new Heaven on Earth where the hurts and maladies of the past are healed once and for all.
Sri Aurobindo's and the Mothers was a universal pholosophy. When India won her Independance, he spoke of a five-fold dream:
On consciousness, it is quoted here that "It is, indeed, a remarkable circumstance that when Western civilization discovers Relativity it applies it to the manufacture of atom-bombs, whereas this Oriental civilization applies it to the development of new states of consciousness."
As consciousness evolves, so do we. And when our collective consciousness does, all of Human Society does. It is thus IMPERATIVE, to take all the pages out of Sri Aurobindo's "The Human Cycle" and apply them to IMPROVING THE HUMAN CONDITION!