Auroville is the second community besides Findhorn that I visited, which has made it to such a commendable age. What happens in a community if it exists for such a long time and how does it affect its surroundings? If you look at Auroville today you see a flourishing, manifold area, a lush green oasis
The educational concept of Kattaikuttu Gurukulam is actually a surprisingly modern approach to schooling. It applies a broad understanding of “learning to learn” in order to master life in our ever faster changing world. The children receive solid academic knowledge and a theater training that involves the whole being and develops both mind and body.
Last Tuesday I moved on from Auroville to the Kattaikuttu Gurukulam, which is a completely different realm of experience. You might think ok it’s just a school, like many – whats the big deal…..? 50 children of all ages from 7 years on, live and learn here together in several groups. Many of them stay
Auroville offers an impressive range of interesting social and cultural events. Most of them take place during the main season (January through March), and since my visit fell into that time slot I had the chance to attend some of the many beautiful events and gatherings. In addition, there is a great variety of of