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Local Integral Yoga Groups

There are a number of Integral Yoga centers, study groups and organizations throughout the USA. Please contact hosts before visiting, as many are in self-quarantine because of COVID-19.

Centers are usually nonprofit trusts, have a central location, and offer facilities such as a library, a meditation room, or meeting rooms as well as regular programs and activities. Centers are sometimes very active in their community and are generally open to all spiritual aspirants.

Study groups hold regular meetings to study the written works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Some groups are associated with centers, though many are not. Individuals may hold informal study groups in their homes or at some other venue.

Organizations are groups of people organized around a common purpose such as fund-raising, networking, distribution of information, sales and services, grant giving, or hosting travelers. (Please note that there is no central authority or organization in the Integral Yoga.)

For information on centers outside the USA, see the Miraura website.


Alabama

Sri Aurobindo Study Circle
163 Windsor Circle, Auburn, AL 36832

Bill Flick • 334-826-7950 • billflick575@hotmail.com

Meets every other Sunday at 3:00 pm to study the works of Sri Aurobindo or the Mother. We listen to Mother’s music, discuss the reading, and end with a meditation. We also have a small library of Sri Aurobindo and Mother’s books.


Arizona

Prescott Integral Yoga Circle

Mary & Larry Buckler • 805-766-0870 • larrybbuckler@yahoo.com

Long-time sadhaks on the path of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother hoping to begin an Arizona study group at our home in Prescott. We’re thinking of the first Tuesday night or Saturday of the month—depending on how far people have to drive and/or what is convenient for everyone. Our interest is all things Integral Yoga, and the kinship between Jesus, Sri Aurobindo, and the Mother spoken here as well.


Arkansas

Ozark Sri Aurobindo Center
#104, Hwy 43, Ponca, AR 72670

Marti Olesen • 870-861-5551 • olesens@ritternet.com

The Ozark Center is an informal small center that serves as a lending library of Sri Aurobindo’s and Mother’s works and other books on their yoga, as well as for small group study of Integral Yoga. Participants meet four to six times a year to read and discuss selections from major works on the Integral Yoga and collaborate in applying them in their lives.


California

Auromère Books and Ayurvedic Imports
2621 West Highway 12, Lodi, CA 95242

Dakshina • 800-735-4691 • newinfo@auromere.com
Website: auromere.com

Auromère offers an extensive catalog of Integral Yoga books. In addition, we also import and distribute incense and Ayurvedic body care products from India including natural and cruelty-free toothpastes, mouthwash, soaps, massage oil, shampoos, mudbath, neem balm, lotion, and much more.

Auromère itself is owned and operated by Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Peetham, an ashram dedicated to the practice of Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga. Auromère work is in part carried out by the ashram members as part of their daily sadhana. The proceeds from Auromère primarily support the maintenance, growth, and work of the ashram, but also Auroville, other Sri Aurobindo centers in the U.S., and an Integral School in rural India.

Auroville International USA (AVI USA)
P.O. Box 188158, Sacramento, CA 95818

Office phone: 831-425-5620 • Toll-free donation line: 866-2-HELP-AV • info@aviusa.org
Websites: aviusa.org • auroville-international.org • auroville.com • auroville.org

AVI USA symbol

Auroville International USA is a group of people in love with Auroville, a unique township in South India inspired by a remarkable vision of the future for humanity and for the earth. To support Auroville’s development, we work together to bring Auroville to the attention of sympathetic people and institutions. We publish a newsletter called Connect and an occasional emailed newsletter, eVolve.

Since our beginnings in 1971, we have evolved into an educational nonprofit organization managed by a board of directors. Our organization is one member of an umbrella group, Auroville International, that supports Auroville in many countries around the world.

Our purpose is to support the projects and development of Auroville, which is the first attempt anywhere to create a universal town where men and women of all countries can live together in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics, and all nationalities. Besides channeling funds, we help those who want to visit or settle in Auroville. We think people want to know that there is a place like this on earth. And we hope you are inspired to collaborate with us.

California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103

General information: 415-575-6100
Website:
www.ciis.edu

The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an accredited institution of higher education that strives to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities, and the Earth. The Institute offers interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and applied studies in psychology, philosophy, religion, cultural anthropology, transformative studies and leadership, integrative health, women’s spirituality, counseling, community mental health, and the arts.

CIIS was founded in 1968 by Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri (1913–1975), a philosopher, educator, and humanist from Bengal. The term integral draws from the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo, and from the integral philosophy, psychology and yoga of the institute’s founder, Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri. CIIS has been accredited since 1981 by the Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association

Cultural Integration Fellowship
2650 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94118

Rita Chaudhuri Pease, President • 415-668-1559 • culturalfellowship@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.culturalintegrationfellowship.org

Inspired by the teachings of Sri Aurobindo, which brought the highest values of the East and West together in a creative synthesis, the Cultural Integration Fellowship (CIF) was founded in 1951 by Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri and Mrs. Bina Chaudhuri to promote a dynamic integration of the cultural and spiritual values of all people. Sri Aurobindo had personally guided Haridas Chaudhuri in the writing of his doctoral dissertation on Integral Idealism, taking the time to review and comment on his work. It was at the personal nomination of Sri Aurobindo that Dr. Chaudhuri came to the United States to teach at the American Academy of Asian Studies and to offer public lectures on integral philosophy. CIF evolved from the gatherings at these public lectures and established itself as the first “ashram” in San Francisco. After Dr. Chaudhuri’s passing in 1975, his wife Bina led CIF until December 2006.

Today, CIF continues to offer a rich array of lectures, Sunday morning services, and cultural events. We celebrate holidays of many traditions including the birthdays of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Buddha. 

East Bay Sri Aurobindo Circle
Pinole, CA 94564

Paul Molinari • 510-222-5229 • pjmolinari@usa.net

The East Bay Sri Aurobindo Circle, meeting since 1981, continues to offer an entry point and supportive atmosphere for the study and practice of Integral Yoga and living intentionally. We recently completed a deep reading of Savitri and are currently considering options for our next undertaking. At present we are reading Sri Aurobindo’s 1906 play Rodogune to discover some unexpected delight on the way. We welcome visitors and new members. Our group meetings occur at 10:15 a.m. on the first Sunday of every month.

Independent Sri Aurobindo Research Library
1129 Maricopa Hwy #110, Ojai CA 93023

Fiona O’Connell • 805-646-7361 • fiona@ojaimail.com

Founded by Tom Noonan, the library has over 1,000 titles and provides a place for researchers and scholars to study. Please call for more info or to visit.

Pasadena Study Group
San Diego, CA

Chitta or Shila Goswami • 858-487-5623 • shilagoswami@yahoo.com

The group meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. We take up various texts of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother for study and close our meetings with a group meditation. Please call to confirm day and time.

Sri Aurobindo Association
2715 W. Kettleman Lane Suite 203-174, Lodi, CA 95242

Mateo Needham • saa@collaboration.org
Website: www.collaboration.org

Sri Aurobindo/Mother symbol

The Sri Aurobindo Association (SAA) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization whose purpose is to assist groups and individuals devoted to the realization of the spiritual vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.

SAA hosts and maintain this website (www.collaboration.org). We also host the Integral Yoga web forum (www.collaboration.org/forum) and a number of Integral Yoga discussion groups and email lists, including Auroconf.

We support the annual All-USA Meeting (AUM) Integral Yoga conference, as well as projects related to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, and Integral Yoga in the U.S. Additionally, we forward donations to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville.

SAA facilitates collaboration and cooperation in the Integral Yoga community, but does not represent that community as any kind of authority

Sri Aurobindo Center of Los Angeles
(East West Cultural Center)
12329 Marshall St., Culver City, CA 90230

310-390-9083 • ewcc@sriaurobindocenter-la.org
Website:
sriaurobindocenterla.wordpress.com/center/

The Sri Aurobindo Center of Los Angeles was founded in 1953 by Dr. Judith Tyberg. Dr. Tyberg was given the name “Jyotipriya” by Sri Aurobindo, which means “lover of light” in Sanskrit. The center has a bookshop offering sales of books by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and by disciples of the Integral Yoga. There is also an extensive reference library of metaphysical books belonging to Jyotipriya as well as books by great poets, writers, scholars, and spiritual leaders throughout history. We welcome research scholars and writers of theses to use our library. The center also houses the Relics of Sri Aurobindo in a beautiful meditation room that is open to all.

The center is located on a quiet residential street in West Los Angeles near the ocean. We have a lovely meditation garden with Indian statuary, a lotus/lily pond, and benches set amongst the peaceful fragrances of the plants and flowers that surround the area.

On Saturday evenings from 5–7 p.m. a satsang is held at the center with readings from Mother and Sri Aurobindo, followed by a group discussion, and ending with meditation in the reliquary meditation room. All four Darshans are observed at the center and there are ongoing guest speakers, visitors from the Ashram and Auroville and other centers, and many new seekers who visit us on a regular basis. The center is open by appointment to visitors for meditation and purchase of books and incense. Please call the above number to set up a time to visit.

Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Peetham
2621 West Highway 12, Lodi, CA 95242

Dakshina • 209-339-1342 ext. 5 • sasp@auromere.com
Website: sasp.collaboration.org

“The Ashram is a place for those who wish to serve the Divine,” said the Mother. Sri Aurobindo has said, “This Ashram was created with another object than that ordinarily common to such institutions, not for the renunciation of the world but as a centre and a field of practice for the evolution of another kind and form of life which would in the final end be moved by a higher spiritual consciousness and embody a greater life of the spirit.”

With these ideals as a basis, collective residential facilities are provided for concentrated sadhana in an ashram-like atmosphere. The Lodi Ashram, which houses the Relics of Sri Aurobindo, sits on three acres in an agricultural area surrounded by fields and vineyards. There are a main house and a few outbuildings. The community is self-supporting through sales of books, incense, and Ayurvedic products through our business, Auromere Ayurvedic Imports.

Karma yoga work-exchange programs are offered and visitors are welcome, though please call in advance to arrange your visit. We host monthly collective yoga retreats, Darshan gatherings, daily meditations, and weekly study groups. We also have an extensive library, host speakers from India, and collaborate with other centers in the region.

Though our primary purpose is to maintain a residential community for intensive sadhana of the members, we have an extended family of friends and visitors, especially those who come each month to the retreats, and this aspect of our collective life has become equally important in our work here.

Activities:

  • Daily: Evening meditation / reading from 8:00–8:30 p.m.
  • Weekly: Study groups on Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s works. Currently Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Monthly: On the third Saturday of the month, we have a collective yoga retreat from 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. The day’s activities may include talks, presentation, experiential activities, collective meditation, karma yoga, potluck meals, volley ball, Om choir, and study / discussion groups. Children are welcome; we are attempting to organize appropriate, inspiring activities for children in collaboration with parents.
  • Darshans and other special days: Special meditation; call or email for details.

Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Peetham is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.

Sri Aurobindo Study Group (Silicon Valley)
1347 Castlemont Ave. #2, San Jose, CA 95128

Kalpana Patel (San Jose) • 408-314-9168 • 2011.kpatel@gmail.com

We meet on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 p.m. to read Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri.

Sri Mirambika Dhyana Mandir
16713 English Country Trail, Lathrop, CA 95330

Uma Devi • auropondy@yahoo.com

Started on August 15th, 2009, under the auspices of Sri Aurobindo’s birthday, Sri Mirambika Dhyana Mandir is a spiritual center dedicated to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s teachings. We are located in Lathrop, near the Highway 5 and 205 intersection. For programs and activities please contact us.


Colorado

Sri Aurobindo Learning Center / Savitri House
83 Baca Grant Way
P.O. Box 88, Crestone, CO 81131

719-256-4917 • 719-256-6010 • sriaurobindolc@gmail.com
Website: www.sriaurobindolc.org

The Sri Aurobindo Learning Center is located in Crestone, in the sacred San Luis Valley of southern Colorado. Our valley is the ancient home of the Anasazi and the emergence point of the Tewa pueblo people. Many Indian tribes have hunted and lived, over the centruies, in this holy area which Tibetan lamas say is very close in vibration to Tibet. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains are famously beautiful and powerful and the Learning Center rests on the mountainside at 8,200 feet. Crestone itself is a community of retreat centers, with lectures, music, and ceremonies open to all. The Savitri House library contains an extensive collection of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s work, including many books by disciples.

The center was estabished by Seyril Schochen in 1986. Seyril’s love of Savitri continues on after her passing with readings and a communal meal every Tuesday evening. We have also begun a bimonthly Sunday study group on The Future Evolution of Man. Each summer Rod and Kirti Hemsell offer Savitri Immersion workshops in the brightly refurbished Solar Meditation Dome. Solar Bridge Guesthouse is now complete and accommodations are available in a fully equipped home with an unparalleled view of the mountains. Please inquire for program details.


Florida

Integral Knowledge Study Center / Sri Aurobindo Circle
221 Clematis St., Pensacola, FL 32503

Rand Hicks • 850-433-3435 • Fax: 850-433-4661 • randhicks@cox.net
Website:
www.iksc.org

The Integral Knowledge Study Center was formed in 1979, when a visit from India by M.P. Pandit and Vasanti Rao brought together a number of seekers into a collective endeavor of study, meditation, and inner growth. The overarching goal of the center, in harmony with the vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, has since been to aid in the discovery of the secret soul of delight that dwells within each person, and to promote the integral perfection of life that can flow from this discovery of authentic being.

A number of activities support this spiritual search, but the core of the center’s collective life is a weekly study group that meets on Sunday evenings. Appropriate books drawn from the extensive literature of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother serve as the focus of these meetings, where probing, positive discussions among the participants enhance clarity and lead into a concluding group meditation. Other collective talks and studies encouraging and fortifying yogic practice are also open to the public.

Among the resources available through the center is a website called the Peacock Page, iksc.org. Our newsletter The Peacock Letter, as well as articles, talks, music oriented to the Integral Yoga, and excerpts from books are downloadable there. Personalities and authors as diverse as M.P. Pandit, A.B. Purani, Robert Kleinman, Vasanti Rao, Jayanti Rao, and Rand Hicks are represented. Audio files and video clips are frequently posted.

The center’s library of 10,000 volumes covering a wide range of subjects is open to aspirants daily. Most out-of-town visitors to our center stay at our two guest houses, where they find room and facility for meditation, study, and yogic practice. The guest houses are available year round.

The center holds two collective meditations each day, one in the morning at 6:00 a.m., the other in the afternoon at 5:30 p.m. We read from Savitri after each afternoon meditation. We mark the four Darshan dates in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram’s calendar with special gatherings, meditations, and programs in which people from around the country participate. Too, we enjoy a collective midnight meditation each New Year’s Eve. Among other public offerings are weekend seminars and workshops covering a wide variety of themes relating to spiritual life, the viewing of significant films dealing with the growth of consciousness, and the occasional sponsorship of guest speakers. You’re welcome to join us for any of these.

On August 15, 1983, Sri Aurobindo’s Relics were inaugurated at the center. It marked the first time that the Relics had ever left India for another country. For many seekers in America the Relics offer profound significance and continuing inspiration. The center also edits and publishes books as well as newsletters and articles.


Hawaii

Institute for Wholistic Education /
Sri Aurobindo Center of Honolulu
1520 Ohialoke St., Honolulu, HI 96821

Santosh Krinsky • 808-367-1820 • 262-497-2579 (cell) santoshk@msn.com
Websites: www.wholisticinstitute.org • www.aurobindo.net • www.mppandit.com

Offering a modest library and meditation facility for Darshan meetings and study of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s writings.


Illinois

Sri Aurobindo Study Circle—Chicago Area
4324 Hammersmith Ln., Glenview, IL 60025

Ramesh and Jayshri Pandya or Kirit Purani • kpurani@aol.com

We meet on the first Sunday of the month from 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. and discuss the chapter that everyone has read in preparation from the book The Mother. We also meet on the closest Sunday to the Darshan days from 3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., when we gather for a reading, meditation, devotional music, and potluck prasad dinner. We rotate and meet at different residences, so please call to confirm address.


Maryland

Savitri Study Circle
Potomac/Rockville Area

okoteneva@gmail.comsnm1205@gmail.com

Since 2008 we are meeting weekly in the North Potomac / Rockville area to read from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Readings are on Wednesdays and Darshan Days at 7 p.m., meditation room and library are accessible on other days upon request.


Massachusetts

Sri Aurobindo Center of Boston
81 Fuller Terrace, West Newton, MA 02465

Madhavi Ravela • 612-791-8261 • madhaviravela@gmail.com

The Sri Aurobindo Center of Boston was founded 40 years ago by the late Eugene “Mickey” Finn as an informal group for reading Savitri and meditating. Mickey’s wife, Mary “Angel” Finn, kept the center going at her residence with the help of faithful devotees. Recently, Mary passed the responsibilities of running the center to Madhavi Ravela. The center now offers the following activities:

Zoom programs weekly: Tuesday 7:30 p.m., Satprem’s Adventure of Consciousness and Mona Sarkar’s The Supreme | Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Savitri | Thursday 7 p.m., foundations and practices of Integral Yoga | Sunday 5 p.m., Mother’s Agenda. Yearly: All darshan days. For details contact Madhavi, above.


Missouri

Integral Life Center
12151 Andrew Sapp Rd., Ashland, MO 65010

Kate Walker • 573-657-9277 • Integrallife1976@Yahoo.com

The Integral Life Center was founded in the 1970s by Madhav Pandit. We meet weekly and are currently studying Sri Aurobindo’s Essays on the Gita. We gather on Darshan days, have a multimedia library, and sell books and incense when requested. We provide hatha yoga classes and talks on Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s works in the greater Columbia, Missouri, community. Visitors and new members are warmly encouraged to all of our activities. Cal for times and directions.

Neo Creative Integral Education Center
1135 Olive Village Ct., Olivette, St Louis, MO 63132

Padmarani Kosaraju • 314-753-8147 • padmakosa@yahoo.com
Website: sriaurobindo-stlouis.blogspot.com

Founded in 2000, we meet once a month and on Darshan days for meditation and children’s activities with focus on self-realization and manifestation of Sri Aurobindo and Mother’s works. We also study via conference calls.


Nebraska

Gyanamritam

Sudhir Kalra • 402-492-9385 • skalra@oppd.com

We are a study group meeting once a week in one of the participant’s residence. Though we do not read exclusively the works of Sri Aurobindo, we are studying the Essays on the Gita.


New Jersey

Sadhana Study Circle
67 Gloucester Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054

Vijay Dave • 973-626-8578 • vijaydave255@gmail.com and integral.sadhana@gmail.com

We are about 10–12 families (including children from age 5 to 18). We meet monthly and the sole purpose of our study circle is to grow individuals on the path of Integral Yoga. A typical agenda of a meeting includes mantra chanting, children’s presentations, collective meditation with music, readings, and discussion.We conclude with a prayer and dinner.

During the other days, our activity for the “bliss card” through email helps us to progress in our inner sadhana. The bliss card has a quotation from Sri Aurobindo or rhe Mother with meaningful (visual) presentation of the message. This serves as a “thought for the day” for the inner mind. We send bliss cards to nonmembers too; please contact us if you wish to receive.

Sri Aurobindo Yoga Foundation of North America
631 Vale Dr., Morganville, NJ 07751

Vivek Sinha • 732-772-0864 • viveksinha@aol.com

Founded by Dr. Jagadish Vyas, the aim of Sri Aurobindo Yoga Foundation is to be a place for individual and collective transformation through Integral Yoga, as well as to disseminate knowledge of the work and teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, their Ashram in Pondicherry, and Auroville. We have been active in the tri-state area of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania since 1999.

We share books and artifacts from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, and other centers, and arrange for gatherings, lectures, and celebration of Darshan and other significant days. We also participate in activities of other Sri Aurobindo groups, and aspire to develop an Integral Yoga center with residential facilities, library, and meditation hall.


New Mexico

Auromesa
101 Coyote Loop, Arroyo-Hondo, NM 87513

Tizia or Paul • 575-776-2212 • auromesa@yahoo.com
Website: www.auromesa.com

We are opening a library/meditation room to invite friends of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother to meet and share and practice sadhana collectively. We have two guest rooms with a shared bathroom and a collective living room, dining room, and kitchen. We also provide Ayurvedic treatments and panchakarma retreats.

We have a daily meditation at 6:30 a.m., with prayer and meditation nightly at 8:00 p.m. We have a weekly meeting on Wednesday from 6:00–8:30 p.m.


New York

Auroville Information Office
1218 Wittenberg Rd, Mt. Tremper, NY 12457

Julian Lines • 845-679-5358 • AVINY@aviusa.org
Website: aviusa.org

The Auroville Information Office is the East Coast branch of Auroville International USA. Our special focuses are on the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture and the Nakashima Sacred Peace Table. Cultural programs, fundraising, and talks on Auroville are part of our regular activities.

Our storefront, “Pondicherry,” serves as an outlet for Auroville handicrafts. Videos, CDs, booklets and other information on Auroville are available, as well as subscriptions to Auroville Today, a monthly newspaper with high-quality articles and photographs.

Manhattan Sri Aurobindo Study Circle

amritasnyc@gmail.com • verma_rohini@yahoo.com

We meet every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Manhattan at rotating residences. We start with a 20-minute meditation to the Mother’s music and then move onto reading the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Currently we are reading Life Divine and end with Savitri. As per the Mother’s guidelines for study circles, we do not discuss the written word. If you would like to attend, please contact us for further information.

Matagiri has a bookstore with most Sri Aurobindo and Mother titles, along with many rare and out-of-print items. The bookstore is open from 9:00 am–4:00 pm daily, but please call before coming.

Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center and Bookstore
1218 Wittenberg Road , Mt. Tremper, NY 12457

Matagiri logo

Julian and Wendy Lines • 845-679-8322 • info@matagiri.org
Websites: www.matagiri.org  • www.facebook.com/MatagiriCenter

Matagiri was founded in 1968 as a center dedicated to the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Nestled in the Catskills near Woodstock, it consists of a cabin where Julian and Wendy live, clustered with other small buildings: a sanctuary for meditation, a library, and a gallery.

Matagiri also has a bookstore that includes many rare, used, and out-of-print editions of books by Sri Aurobindo, the Mother, and disciples. The bookstore is open from 9:00 am–4:00 pm daily, but please call before coming.

A weekly reading and meditation is open to the public. Visitors are requested to call in advance to use the library and sanctuary. A number of special events and the Darshan days are observed throughout the year as well as lectures, cultural events, and karma yoga days.

Julian also serves on the Board of Auroville International USA and helps channel funds for projects in Auroville.

Wendy Lines teaches hatha yoga and has regular classes at Matagiri. For her schedule please call 845-679-5358.

They own an online shop called “Pondicherry,” 845-679-2926, and import from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville. www.pondi.biz 

Pondicherry & Gentle Hatha Yoga
1218 Wittenberg Road , Mt. Tremper, NY 12457

Pondicherry sign

Julian and Wendy Lines • 845-679-2926 • Toll-free for orders: 800-815-1969
Website: pondi.biz

Pondicherry carries Sri Aurobindo Ashram incense and many handicrafts from Auroville. Wendy teaches hatha yoga in Mt. Tremper.


Pennsylvania

Auroville/American Research for Yogic Action (AARYA)
2401 Ionoff Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110

Hema and Naren Bhatt • 717-652-7750

Started in 1969, we are a Sri Aurobindo yoga circle for study, research, and action in collaboration with Auroville, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and other Sri Aurobindo yoga centers around the world. We provide a good library and help members visit Auroville, the Ashram, and other centers in India and the U.S. We are also helping to support Matrimandir and other projects at Auroville.


South Carolina

Sri Aurobindo Center Southeast
60 Pointe Circle, Greenville, SC 29615

H.P. Rama • 864-201-5892 • rp@aurohotels.com

This nonprofit organization was founded in 1993 to provide an opportunity for group meditations and Darshan gatherings, to learn and exchange knowledge and experiences of Sri Aurobindo and Mother’s grace and powers, and to establish a permanent study group so as to be a part of Mother’s extended family of centers. Each year, the center hosts a Sri Aurobindo Integral Yoga Retreat.

La Grace Integral Life Center
2824 Knighton Chapel Road, Fountain Inn, SC

Radhe Pfau • 505-515-1246 • radhe@lagracecenter.com
Website: www.lagracecenter.com

The La Grace Integral Life Center was established in 2018 just 30 minutes from the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. This 300-acre Center is an Integral Yoga spiritual retreat and educational center. It serves as a learning and experiential place for followers of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother as well as seekers to come together in the exploration of Integral Yoga.

La Grace facilities include a welcome center with meeting space and mediation room. Guest lodging and dining (capacity 75–100), fitness and yoga studio, multifunctional lecture hall, and meditation room are planned for late 2020. As well, retreat guests will be able to take advantage of many outdoor events, such as field sports, nature walks and lake activities.


Texas

Aurovision, Om Music, Yoga Bharati
3308 Norwich Dr., Richardson, TX 75082

Bharati or Pavitra Amin • 972-235-1515 • pavitra@startyoga.com
Website: startyoga.com

Aurovision, Inc., publishes books and mantra/music CDs by Arun Amin as well as hatha yoga videos by Bharati Amin. Proceeds support the work of the Center of Harmonies in Richardson, TX.

Center of Harmonies
3308 Norwich Dr., Richardson, TX 75082

Pavitra or Bharati Amin • 972-235-1515 • pavitra@startyoga.com or bharati@startyoga.com

This center was originally started in India and later in the U.S. by Arun Amin with Sri M.P. Pandit’s blessings. It offers satsang and meditation on Darshan days and when out-of-town devotees visit. Activities include talks on Sri Aurobindo’s yoga; satsangs, yoga, and meditation seminars conducted at the center and other institutions by Pavitra and Bharati Amin; publishing related books, audios, and videos with Om Music and Yoga-Bharati.

The center contributes funds to Matrimandir, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, and Dipti Trust in Pondicherry. We also sponsor free distribution of the books of Sri Aurobindo and Mother to libraries, universities and other institutions.

Sri Aurobindo Satsang in Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex/online

Sangeet Aurovatsa • 214-435-2967 • sangeet.auro@gmail.com

Oasis for aspirants in the D/FW area. Would love to connect for Satsang with like-minded aspirants.

Sri Aurobindo Study Group of El Paso
7060-A Portugal Dr., El Paso, TX 79912

Charles Elerick • 915-833-9422 • celerick@utep.edu

We meet weekly during the academic year on Tuesdays at 8.00 p.m. We start with a reading from the Gita or an Upanishad, discussing it in the light of the Integral Yoga, and proceed to a reading from the work of Sri Aurobindo or the Mother. We end each meeting with a meditation. All sincere participants welcome.


Washington

Seattle Sri Aurobindo Circle

Bill Leon • 206-914-6663 • billleon@geoeducation.org
Diane Thome • 206-365-2386 • dthome@u.washington.edu

The group was founded in 1979 for the purpose of studying the works of Sri Aurobindo and Mother, discussions of sadhana, and meditation. The group meets on Thursday evenings in Seattle. In addition, there are occasional meetings for special studies, the observance of Darshan days, and other events. Some members join remotely by phone and computer. Inquiries are welcome.


Wisconsin

Lotus Press, InterNatural, Lotus Brands, Auroma International
P.O. Box 325, Twin Lakes, WI 53181

Santosh Krinsky • 262-889-8501 • santosh@lotuspress.com
Website: lotuspress.com • internatural.com

Lotus Press

Lotus Press is the publishing arm of the Wilmot Center. Lotus Press publishes the U.S. editions of the main writings of Sri Aurobindo as well as books in the fields of Ayurveda and Reiki and acts as an importer for the Indian editions of the writings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Lotus Press maintains its catalog on its fully searchable website and publishes a 48-page annotated color catalog which it provides free of charge by mail.

InterNatural is the retail mail-order arm of the center. InterNatural offers an Internet shopping site featuring books and thousands of products in the field of alternative health, wellness, and spirituality.

Lotus Brands is the importing and manufacturing arm of the center. It acts as an importer and distributor for products from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram such as Sri Aurobindo Ashram Incense and Pondicherry Incense. Lotus Brands also is the manufacturer of a large selection of natural health and wellness products, currently offering in excess of 20 nationally recognized brands and more than 1,000 products.

Auroma International is another importing arm of the center, acting as the exclusive North American importer and distributor of Auroshikha “True to Nature” incense products from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, as it has done for more than 20 years. Auroma is also a major supplier of Ayurvedic products including the Herbal Vedic and Chandrika product brands.

Lotus Light Wholesale Distribution is a major supplier of alternative health and wellness products in the natural products industry, with a catalog of more than 12,000 unique products. Lotus Light gets products and books from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram into the marketplace through wholesale distribution to stores.


Distributed organizations

Aurohost

Website: aurohost.org

Aurohost

Aurohost is a new website that facilitates personal connections between members of the Auro community. Its purpose is to provide a semi-secure way for Auro travelers to plan their journeys by connecting with Aurohosts in order to stay with them in their homes for short periods of time. The larger purpose is to foster relationships among Auroville-related individuals throughout the world.

As an Auro traveler admitted to the membership database, you would be able to select a country or countries and search for hosts as you plan your travels. It would then be up to you to initiate contact through email and arrange your stay if the host is agreeable and available for your visit.

Your host is expected to provide you with bed and breakfast. In most cases s/he will want to engage with you and offer other opportunities; but it may be that s/he has restricted time because of work or other commitments. Your host is expected to house you for a minimum of two days so you should only stay longer if it’s clear that s/he wants you.

The Aurohost experience is meant to connect people in a meaningful way, widening our circles within the network of Auroville, Sri Aurobindo, and the Mother. To sign up for Aurohost, go to the website at aurohost.org

Foundation for World Education

Jean Eisley, secretary • secretary@FoundationForWorldEducation.org
Website: FoundationForWorldEducation.org

Foundation for World Education

The Foundation for World Education (FWE) allocates annual grants through disbursement from its endowment. We invite applications from individuals, programs, and groups acting under the auspices of an incorporated nonprofit organization that shares the vision of a transformed world envisioned by Sri Aurobindo and Mother. FWE provides a continuous stream of funding for projects in Auroville, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, centers in the USA, and individuals here and abroad.

FWE holds an annual meeting in February focused on grant giving. Grants for any given year must be submitted by January 7 to be considered in the meeting. For full details regarding applications, please visit our website.

Since grant requests keep growing, FWE is able to fund only a portion of the worthy projects that are considered each year. Therefore, it seeks to grow in its ability to give grants by increasing the endowment. We welcome donations, bequests, long-term giving, and tax-advantaged estate planning. We also welcome the establishment of designated funds for areas of special interest. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation. Join us on the path, funding conscious evolution.