Activities at AUM 98 are being organized to provide an opportunity for
collective experience and learning. Through both traditional and innovative
activities, participants should gain a deeper collective experience
of the Integral Yoga, where common aspirations and visions can be explored
and linked. In short, AUM 98 will have a spirit of "unity, mutuality, and
A room will be set aside at AUM for hands-on creative expression. A
variety of materials will be available, and at least one group project
will take place that anyone and everyone can participate in.
To raise our sensibilities, a space will be set aside for music and
poetry. Here people will be able to read Savitri,
chant, sing, and express themselves collectively or individually. Various
instruments and materials will be available.
Children will have their own room at AUM, which will be stocked with
books, games, a puppet theater, toys, and other items. Storytelling, singing,
and sand sculptures are planned. Supervision will be available during the
main presentations, and at other times participants are encouraged to volunteer
in the children's room as part of the work-exchange program.
There will be daily meditations with the entire group, to strengthen
our inner bonds and raise the group consciousness.
Exercises taken from the Mother and Sri Aurobindo's writings will be
provided so that people can practice inward concentration during the day.
Workshops will bring us together to share our experiences with these meditations,
as a way of widening our experience and moving beyond the individual to
At least one hiking trip will be organized in the nearby hills, where
a small group can create deeper bonds through physical exercise and proximity
with the joy and beauty of nature.
Volleyball games will be scheduled to allow people to engage in a group
physical activity that is light, cooperative, and enjoyable. Monte Toyon
has a volleyball court next to the dining hall.
A bulletin board will be set up with a photo and list of interests
for each person at the AUM. This will allow us to meet others, find common
interests, and quickly move beyond the normal human barriers.
An ample amount of free time will be allowed for spontaneous gatherings
and activities. A bulletin board will be maintained where people can post
notes announcing such activities.