Saturday, April 6, 2013

Wellbeing workshop at Unity Pavilion

"Auroville wants to be the first realisation of human unity based on the teaching of Sri Aurobindo, where men of all countries would be at home. " Mother, January 1972
The unique aspect of this workshop is the space- Unity Pavilion. Auroville is planned to have four different zones radiating out from the Matrimandir at its centre, and the International Zone is one of them. In this zone all countries will be represented in a concrete and living way, providing a dynamic base for Auroville's work on realising an actual Human Unity.

The actual venue was  the Hall of Peace in Unity Pavilion. It is a large, vibrant space for holding programs, meetings and events and also  hosts the Asian Peace Table. It is one of six magnificent tables created by master woodworker George Nakashima for placement in chosen sites on each of the continents of the world. You can see it at the far end of the picture below.
What a privilege it is to hold an event in place like this, during the last week of February! This week is a festive week, full of celebrations, goodwill and some fabulous events.
It is also one of the workshops with the largest attendance in the last two years.  You can see the beauty of the place in the pictures but to actually experience the serenity, you need to be there.
It was joy and the gathering was fantastic. For me, this is an unforgettable event because of the space, the people and the opportunity fo sharing Ramayana!
I am grateful to Jaya and the team of Unity Pavilion for the opportunity given to me and Jerry and his team for the excellence in the maintenance. Their motto apears to be "Cleanliness is Godliness"
I look forward to more opportunities to offer workshops in this fabulous space. 

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