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  • Unexplainable Experience

    ljhorgan88

    by: ljhorgan88

    created on: Apr 26, 2011 | Auroville, India

    I am currently sitting in La Terrace where dozens of what my society calls "hippies" gather together to chat and eat. As I look outside the Auronet, where I write this entry, I realize I have had so many experiences at this cafe: the hours writing in my journal, base group/capstone meetings, reading class assignments, enjoying maxi salads, star gazing and listening to songs about rainbows. Thinking of all the …

  • Travel Part 3: Hamsa Farm..and coming home

    andreav

    by: andreav

    created on: Apr 24, 2011 | India

    John was a Living Routes student. I think that is what makes the connection with the program so special. He was so interested in Auroville, that he came back to do his final thesis here, and stayed longer than expected. A lot longer. Along the way he fell in love with his now wife, Sweta. They are about to have their first child next month. Hamsa farm is about five …

  • Travel Part 2: Bylakupee, and Tibet...

    andreav

    by: andreav

    created on: Apr 21, 2011 | Auroville, India

    Monks clad with the traditional red and yellow fill the country roads leading up to Sera Jae monestary, and the guest house next door where we are boarding for the duration of our trip. The students eagerly get off of the bus, partially because they will be meeting the rest of our group here, and its been over a week since they have seen each other, and partially because it …

  • Travel Part 1: The Coorg and sacred solo..

    andreav

    by: andreav

    created on: Apr 19, 2011 | Auroville, India

    f Ethan, nine students, our fearless coordinator Segar and I, took off from Chennai on an overnight train to Mysore. For most it was their first time on the Indian Railways. We traveled 2nd class sleeper, with the families, and men most of  whom are not very accustomed to seeing twelve Americans in one place. We found our platform, and jumped into our bunks, and after some cards, and joking, …

  • India: If not here, where?

    JuliaMiller

    by: JuliaMiller

    created on: Apr 19, 2011 | Auroville, India

    After spending three months in India I have come to the following conclusion:  India is undergoing a serious identity crisis.  It seems that everywhere I’ve been, the people have told me “this isn’t really India.”  This has been seriously troubling to me.  For heaven’s sake, I traveled halfway around the world to find India, but according to its people, it isn’t here, it isn’t there, it isn’t anywhere.  Maybe it …

  • Travel Part 1: The Coorg..

    andreav

    by: andreav

    created on: Apr 19, 2011 | Auroville, India

    Ethan, nine students, our fearless coordinator Segar and I, took off from Chennai on an overnight train to Mysore. For most it was their first time on the Indian Railways. We traveled 2nd class sleeper, with the families, and men most of  whom are not very accustomed to seeing twelve Americans in one place. We found our platform, and jumped into our bunks, and after some cards, and joking, we …

  • Buddha Gardens..

    andreav

    by: andreav

    created on: Apr 19, 2011 | Auroville, India

    During our community stay we (myself and six students) worked and lived on one of the community farms in Auroville called Buddha Gardens. I had worked on farms before, but for most of the students this was their first time. Waking up at 6am, (although the roosters wake us up earlier), and going into the fields as the sun is rising is a beautiful experience to behold. There is a feeling …

  • running, sunsets and oranges.. make me happy :D

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    meboyle

    by: meboyle

    created on: Apr 19, 2011 | Findhorn, Scotland

    So I had a pretty good day, emotionally: more low key then the other days. We had a lot of talk around power in our lifes and who or what holds the power over ourselves. It's a very interesting thing to think about and I encourage anyone to try doing it, in whatever way you feel. Whether that be through creative expression, movement, journaling, thinking, meditating or my method linear …

  • The Long Road Home

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    ari716

    by: ari716

    created on: Apr 19, 2011 | Auroville, India

    Yo La Tengo, a band that I really enjoy, have a song called "I Feel Like Going Home." The lyrics go something like this:  I can float above the ceiling I like drifting through the air I tend to lose my concentration But right now, the cries don't appeal to me I feel like going home I've been in India for three months. How wild is that? We have less than two weeks left, a time …

  • Drums, leeks and sounds.

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    fizzlebat

    by: fizzlebat

    created on: Mar 13, 2011 | Findhorn, Scotland

        The rain and snow and sleet have come. It makes Findhorn feel like a different place, after one month of clear skies to the stars and sun. A cozier time, inside with blankets and books to read for classes. I had been struggling with schoolwork for a little while.. because our days are so full that I wanted to utilize any free time as self time. But this weekend …

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