The Richmond, Puducherry
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... you remember doing this then you’ll remember that the paper and shiny wrapping makes a type of crackling noise as you pull the wrapper off to get to the sweet inside. One sound was like dry autumn leaves cracking under feet and one was like the strong wind howling around the side of the house on a story winters night. It was incredible and like we say, almost impossible to describe sounds in words, we couldn’t believe what we were hearing – literally!!
... and when they open up, and you meet them heart to heart they are very warm, welcoming and friendly, so this kind of underlines the point about the tourists taking away the soul of this place, but at the same time providing a very valuable source of income for Auroville, with their ready dollars and rupee’s to spend on the products, tours and consumables here.
The city is spread out across a massive landscape, with areas gifted prearranged names like: Serenity, ...
This morning we visited Auroville or the 'City of Down' which was conceived as a utopian paradise by the Mother, the spiritual successor to Sri Aurobindo (visited his Ashram yesterday). The idea was to build a futuristic city where people of goodwill would live together in peace and harmony. Auroville came into existence in 1968. It was planned to house 50,000 people from all over the world, but only 2,500 actually occupy it ...
Toward the Labyrinth
Weeks ago we proposed to our Auroville friend Biggie (originally German, lived for years in France, a hiker in the hills of Sikkim, and had a boy born in Auroville) to do some kind of meditative flower labyrinth in the botanical garden. We knew she works there and that they already have a maze. She told Paul Blanchflower who is in charge, and they became very interested. They said YES, and ...
... internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness, also concerned with - and practically researching into - sustainable living and the future cultural, environmental, social and spiritual needs of mankind.
Who is Sri Aurobindo? In the briefest terms possible, he was an Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, Maharishi, guru and poet. While living in Pondicherry (1926-1950) he evolved a new method of spiritual ...