The international township of Auroville is a multidimensional and multicultural experiment, endorsed by UNESCO, with about 2400 inhabitants from over 40 countries. The aim of the project is to arrive, within the framework of building a city, at a living human unity through the coexistence of people of all nations based on the equality of all men.
But Auroville is also a spiritual adventure. Its ideals are based on the world-embracing perspective of the Indian Yogi and philosopher Sri Aurobindo and the French woman Mira Alfassa, also known as “The Mother”, who initiated the project in 1968. The guiding principle is the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo, which emphasizes the collaborative work towards the evolution of a new consciousness that unites physical and spiritual realities.
The commitment of the Aurovilians resulted in the development of inter-cultural, architectural, environmental, technological, educational and social alternatives in different areas of the community. Some of these sustainable findings of Auroville activities go far beyond the immediate project area and the regional environment and now extend to other parts of India and the world.
Please contact us if you are interested in an introductory program that allows you to explore various aspects and areas of the community or the spiritual dimension of Auroville.
The Charter of Auroville
1. Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. But to live in Auroville one must be a willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness.
2. Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages.
3. Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future realisations.
4. Auroville will be a site of material and spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual Human Unity.