Sri Aurobindo

AUM 2005

A community dialog on emerging culture

Theme: "The Promise of the Future"

June 9-13, 2005
Ft. Worden Conference Center
Port Townsend, WA

Ft. Worden Conference Center

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 evolution
        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
        Devi Karunamayee

Interactive format: 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 invocations.

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: Online 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, first-serve basis.

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.

Contact: AUM 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. 844