“Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity”
~The Mother, founder of Auroville, about the future city.
Auroville is an international township located in south India, Tamil Nadu near Pondicherry. It is already a hub for many innovations. Examples are reforestation, green building, mobility, co-housing and education as well as many alternative approaches to health and wellbeing -including non violent communication, deep dialogue, watsu, polarity, awareness through the body, etc. Thousands of visitors from all over the world come every year to experience ways of being and living that might help them make changes in their lives and communities.
As Auroville is dedicated to the embodiment of an actual human unity and the development of a new humanity, we find that it holds a suggestion to re-connect, re-establish, reflect, recharge, re-balance: here you have the perfect surroundings for social entrepreneurs to reach their full potential and materialize their dreams.
Imagine a centre for experimentation in human well being, social structures and institutions hosting social entrepreneurs and changemakers from across India and beyond, feeding them with inspiration, building peer support networks and giving them a firsthand experience in holistic self care. How much stronger they would be when they go back to their project areas!
Do you see it happening? Let us know what you think!