A community dialog on emerging culture
"The Promise of the Future"
Ft. Worden Conference Center
Port Townsend, WA
The next annual All Usa Meeting (AUM), a conference dedicated
to the vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, will be held at
the Fort Worden Conference Center in Port Townsend, Washington,
from June 9-13, 2005.
Located about 1-1/2 hours northwest of Seattle, the park is
a beautiful, natural setting for a conference on the ocean. Details
on the facilities
To explore the theme, a talented group of people involved in Integral
Yoga have been assembled. Our presenters and panelists include medical
doctors, biological researchers, psychologists, environmentalists,
educators, Aurovilians, cultural and art historians, musicians, and
performing artists. Conference agenda and schedule
Theme: This year’s AUM theme
is “the Promise of the Future.” The theme seeks to open a dialog between
the promise of the future as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo and the cultural
evolution of consciousness with an emphasis on the co-evolution of
science and spirituality, and the future of the integral yoga community.
Topics in play:
- The psychic being in evolution
The soul; the soul of the world in the third millennium
- The future body
The yoga of the cells in the bio-tech century
- The biology of tranformation
The structures of the brain and the strange attractors of consciousness
- The cultural ecology of speed
Singularity: the mutation of species in the "hour of the unexpected"
- Integral education and accelerated
Environmental factors, lines of development, the problem of harmony
- The future community
Beyond the boomers
- The future poetry
Savitri; for the post-modern soul
- Music as a spiritual journey
The emphasis of the conference format will be on panel discussions
and conversation café style small group break-out sessions, interactive
workshops, collective meditations, centers meetings, and outdoor activities.
The intention is to make the presenters available to all who attend
in an intimate setting. There will be daily group meditations, and
Discussion: If you find this
subject of the "Promise of the Future" intriguing, an email
list for the discussion before and after the conference is in the
process of being developed. It will be announced as soon as its ready.
Cost: $98.00 / day for single
rooms, $90.00 / day double rooms, (meals included). (Note: Double
rooms are limited.) Conference only: $50.00 / day (includes two meals).
registration is now available.
Scholarships: A limited amount
of partial scholarships will be offered for helping with the conference,
for families with children, and for first-time participants. These
will be available after registration starts in February on a first-come,
Procedures: If you are interested
in offering a workshop along the lines of the theme at the AUM, they
will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please inquire
ASAP with the AUM Organizing
Committee or the Integral Yoga
Speakers Bureau. the We especially encourage creative and interactive
type of workshops.
Pre- and post-AUM speaker tours:
Some of the AUM presenters will be available for a lecture/ presentation
tour to centers other parts of the country after or before the conference.
If you are interested in hosting and arranging a program, please contact
the Integral Yoga Speakers Bureau.
Updates: Please check this
AUM site for more details as we get closer to the conference date.
Organizing Committee or the Integral
Yoga Speakers Bureau
“Consciousness itself by its mutation will necessitate and operate
whatever mutation is needed for the body. It has to be noted that
the human mind has already shown the capacity to aid nature in
the evolution of new types of plant and animal; it has created
new forms of its environment, developed by knowledge and disciplined
considerable changes in its own mentality.
"It is not an impossibility that man should aid nature consciously
also in his own spiritual and physical evolution and transformation.
The urge to do it is already there and partly effective though
still incompletely understood and accepted by the surface mentality;
but one day it may understand go deeper within itself and discover
the means, the secret energy, the intended operation of Consciousness-Force
within which is the hidden reality we call Nature.”
Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, p.