Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
DATE & TIMEEVENT & VENUEEVENT DETAIL
Tuesday, 15th August, 2017DARSHAN DAY MEDITATIONOn the occasion of Sri Aurobindo’s birthday, and India’s Independence day
Tuesday, 15th August, 2017UNLOCK THE POWER OF IMAGINATION TO SHAPE YOUR DESTINY (Online)A 4-week Online Course by Ameeta Mehra starts from 15th August
Friday, 29th September to Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017TRAVELLING WITHIN RETREAT, at The Monk’s Retreat (Uttarakhand)A Retreat in the Himalayas, facilitated by Ameeta Mehra
EVERY SATURDAY : 9.00am to 10.00amMEDITATIVE READING OF ‘SAVITRI – A LEGEND AND A SYMBOL’ at the Meditation hall, The Gnostic CentreFacilitated by Ameeta Mehra. ‘Savitri’ is Sri Aurobindo’s major poetic work, an epic in blank verse. In Savitri, a legend from the Mahabharata becomes the symbol of the human soul’s spiritual destiny. In poetic language, Sri Aurobindo describes his vision of existence and explores the reason for ignorance, darkness, suffering and pain, the purpose of life on earth and the prospect of a glorious future for humanity. The writing of the epic extended over much of the later part of his life.

Recent Events

Upcoming Events
DATE & TIMEEVENT & VENUEEVENT DETAIL
Thursday, 6th June, 20173RD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS of The Monk’s RetreatA special meditation, and musical offering – at The Monk’s Retreat
Thu-Tue, 1st to 6th June, 2017TRAVELLING WITHIN RETREAT, at The Monk’s RetreatFacilitated by Ameeta Mehra
Monday, 24th April, 2017DARSHAN DAY MEDITATIONThe Mother’s final arrival in Pondicherry (24 April, 1920)
Sat-Sun, 22nd to 23rd April, 2017CONSCIOUS BUSINESS RETREATSessions on:
– Conscious Business, by Partho, Ameeta Mehra & Savita Wakhlu
– Creative & Contemplative Power of Sound & Music, by Aurelio
Sat-Sun, 15th & 16th April, 2017 INTEGRAL ART & ARCHITECTURESessions on:
– Integral Architecture by Sanjay Prakash
– Eco-literate Architecture by Revathi Kamath
– Art Therapy by Krupa Jhaveri
– Tree Tapestry by Jitesh Malik & Anu Sabhlok
Thursday, 6th April, 2017 : 10.30am onwardsCONSCIOUS LEARNING: CONTEMPLATIVE DIALOGUES IN TRAVELLING WITHINThe Retreat culminates with a Conscious Learning seminar where eminent educationists and heads of institutions will deliberate on the design and need for Conscious Learning programs, and how these can be incorporated into the mainstream education.
Tuesday, 4th April to Thursday, 6th April, 2017 : 10am onwardsCONSCIOUS LIVING & LEARNING RETREATDr. (Prof.) Satish Kumar (of Schumacher College, UK) will lead the Retreat along with several eminent mentors. The Retreat is organized like a Modern Gurukul… where the participants will experience a short program on conscious learning and living, which we hope in the future, may serve as a prototype for institutions of higher learning to embody.
Tuesday, 28th March, 2017 : 10.30am onwards20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS The Gnostic Centre completes 20 years on 28 March. It is also the 10th anniversary of Relics enshrinement at the Centre.
EVERY SATURDAY : 9.00am to 10.00amMEDITATIVE READING OF ‘SAVITRI – A LEGEND AND A SYMBOL’ at the Meditation hall, The Gnostic CentreFacilitated by Ameeta Mehra. ‘Savitri’ is Sri Aurobindo’s major poetic work, an epic in blank verse. In Savitri, a legend from the Mahabharata becomes the symbol of the human soul’s spiritual destiny. In poetic language, Sri Aurobindo describes his vision of existence and explores the reason for ignorance, darkness, suffering and pain, the purpose of life on earth and the prospect of a glorious future for humanity. The writing of the epic extended over much of the later part of his life.

Past Events… Glimpses

Growth of Consciousness Series (Talks, Workshops & Presentations at Colleges)

  • The Green to White Frontier of Architecture (22 Feb 2017) by Sanjay Prakash, at School of Architecture & Planning
  • Power of Meditation & Concentration (27 Oct 2016) by Ameeta Mehra, at Lady Shri Ram College for Women
  • Integrating Spirituality into Psychology (5 Oct 2016) by Natasha Nair, at Gargi College

Conscious Leadership

A Gnostic Centre workshop by Partho for professionals, at The Gnostic Centre, on 3rd September, 2016

Self-Development Workshops with 2nd year BElEd teacher-students, 2016-17

Gargi College Students: A total of 6 sessions:

  • Exploring the Self (6 Sep 2016) – by Anuradha & Ela Ghose
  • The Integral Approach to Self-awareness & Self-perfection (30 Sep 2016) – by Anuradha & Ela Ghose
  • Connecting with Nature (14 Nov 2016) – by Sunaina Singh & Anuradha
  • Group Dynamics (30 Nov 2016) – by Anuradha & Ela Ghose
  • Creativity in Education (12 Jan 2017) – by L’avenir team
  • Communicating without Walls (7 Mar 2017) – by Anuradha & Ela Ghose

Institute of Home Economics Students: A total of 3 sessions:

  • Fear & Trust (12 Dec 2016) – by Anuradha & Ela Ghose
  • Communication & Group Dynamics (14 Dec 2016) – by Anuradha & Ela Ghose
  • Conflict Resolution (17 Feb 2017) – by Anuradha & Ela Ghose

Parenting Workshops (for L’avenir parents)

  • From L’avenir to the Horizon Beyond… Your Child’s Journey with You – for Joy group (5 Feb 2017) – by L’avenir team
  • Spending Meaningful Time with My Child: Triumphs & Tribulations – for Smile group (6 Nov 2016) – by L’avenir team
  • Developing the Child’s Inner Strength – for Joy group (18 Sep 2016) – by L’avenir team

Special Meditations (every year)

  • 1st January (New Year)
  • 21st February (Darshan day: The Mother’s Birthday)
  • 28th March (The Gnostic Centre’s Anniversary)
  • 4th April (L’avenir’s Birthday)
  • 24th April (Darshan day: The Mother’s final arrival in Pondicherry)
  • 6th June (The Monk’s Retreat Anniversary)
  • 15th August (Darshan day: Sri Aurobindo’s Birthday)
  • Deepawali Meditation
  • 17th November (The Mother’s Mahasamadhi day)
  • 24th November (Darshan day: Siddhi day)
  • 5th December (Sri Aurobindo’s Mahasamadhi day)
  • 25th December (Return of the Light)