Committee Members

Martin Littlewood

My own connection with Auroville began in the mid 1960’s when I was a teenager. My mother had come in contact with the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, through Dr Edith Schnapper, a learned lady, who was a devotee, and part of a small Aurobindo group in the UK. Edith became a family friend, and books of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother were always in the house…

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Sonia Dyne

I was living in Singapore with my husband and five young children. My life was busy (I was doing freelance editorial work and some teaching) but I was becoming more and more aware that something important was missing from my life – something I had to do…

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John Mulrey

During my youth I was always thinking about the big questions, i.e. why are we here and what is the purpose of life? Also I seemed to know deep down that all the ‘ isms ‘- socialism, communism, capitalism and the variations thereof were not the answers…

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Paul Littlewood

I first visited Auroville at the age of 8. My dad Martin had a long term involvement with Auroville and in 1989 we visited on a family holiday. I still have some vivid memories of the trip, it was an exotic adventure and a stark contrast to my childhood in England…

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Vikas

A progression of seemingly chance encounters on a personal search for something other than the conventional road map for petty success and happiness in this life lead up to a moment on top of truck en route to Kathmandu where something more than just words about the teaching of Sri Aurobindo and Mother, but a lived inner peace and light in a seventeen year-old make me realise that I must go to the source and perhaps find the meaningful existence that I had been seeking…

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David

I had a friend who taught Asian History at Durham University. When I went in about 1962 on a first visit to India, he suggested that I visit the Ashram at Pondichery, which I did, as I was Interested in the writings of Sri Aurobindo…

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Angiras Auro

Auroville is my home. I was born there in the mid-seventies and did all my schooling and education there. My upbringing has meant that I have lived and breathed the ideals of Auroville and the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother from the start…

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Alan Herbert

I first learned about the Ashram while staying at a hotel in Darjeeling in 1979. The manager was a devotee and happened to be hosting a young couple who had just stayed there for a few weeks…

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