10 Feb 2015

Love is the word

Love is the word, a sharing from Marianne
I would like to share one of the magical experiences I had with my team mate Persian Sky. Persian is a very gifted horse with a golden heart. We are working together since 10 years with children who need some special attention and sometimes adults. The one I m sharing with you is about a woman, in her fifties and terrify by the mere view of horses. We met “accidentally” and talked about her fear. Feeling her desire to grow out of it, I talked about my work and we decided to have a try with Persian. So on a sunny and sweaty Sunday morning, there we are, in a paddock with a 500 kg horse at the end of a lead rope. Persian, hyper sensitive and tuned as usual to the needs of our “patients” starts by playing the indifferent one. He walks around with the terrified woman next to him, clutching the end of the rope and trying to make him walk, stop and even trot! What he does with a good will. Minutes passing by, the tension decreases, so I decide to stop, free Persian and start chatting with my friend who is safely behind the fence. I observe Persian, from the corner of my eye, moving slowly but steadily towards us, finding that the grass is much better right between our toes! Precious moments where without words or judgement contact is made. The woman cools down, start stroking his nose, not even bothered anymore by his moves. Afer a while we go back, tack persian on the pole and there magic happens. The woman goes near Persian and start talking to him. I retreat in the back, becoming an humble human looking at an amazing  picture unfolding in front of her. Persian has his head and neck above the woman head and she strokes him under his chin. His eyes are half closed. One move and he walks on her foot. But he remains as a statue. After 15 minutes the woman comes out of her spell with brimming eyes. She tells me that for the first time in her life, she had understood what full and unconditionnal Love means.  There are no words to describe the moment, we just hug each other.
My heart goes to my beloved Persian who still showed me after 12 years what is Unconditonnal Love. Thank you my friend. I Love you.
PERSIAN SKY

27 Jan 2015

Balancing Lilaloka Land : A fairy tale!

Lilaloka building site at Auroville


Joel (a magician with a big hat and long hair) came yesterday on Lilaloka Land (for the second time), and with 2 magic wands (borrowed to the well-equipped fairy Yvelise), and with the help of Rajan, Caroline and the watchman of Lilaloka, did a great job in further improving the energetics  of Lilaloka Land.

Joel has skillfully placed underground 3 tubes (filled with? Secret recipe but for sure a pinch of gold!) to canceled the effects of 3 bad earth cracks which were running under the building and disturbing its energy.  He then patiently checked the energy level and  its quality with his intuition and the 2 sensitive wands.

A great side-effect of this balancing has been to enlarge the width of a sacred line that runs through the inner garden, the Play of Painting and Computer-based Self Learning and Radio rooms!

Joel emphases our great  luck to have this special sacred current crossing Lilaloka building :"10 minutes on it recharges you like 4 hours of sleep" he says again!  We will surely have to prepare this area so that the children can enjoy it fully.

Great news: Lilaloka building phase one is now radiating a peacefully joyful and recharging  energy!

Joel at work with the 2 wands, checking the energy lines at Lilaloka
Rajan and the watchman digging the hole to put the tube
The tube containing the balancing elements
Joel showing where the sacred line goes.
Yvelise, one fairy of lilaloka team.
Good job: Rajan and Joel salute each other.
Caroline and Joel:  a good team !

26 Jan 2015

A sharing of the 24th January Fun and Fundraising Lilaloka Event at Auroville



Lots of fun, smiles, music, flowers and delicious food for this Lilaloka fundraising lunch by the beach of Sri Ma at Auroville the 24th January 2015. See below the photos of this big day which have been a success. Gratitude from Lilaloka team to all the well-wishers, supporters, friends and children in their heart who have participated and helped to make it a special day of sharing and joy.

Photo of the Lilaloka event by Giorgio
Photos of the Lilaloka event by Caroline

Photos of the Lilaloka event by Sandrine

21 Jan 2015

Lilaloka interview with Auroville Radio : Invitation to the fun and Fundraising event, and guided tour of the Lilaloka building!

Sandrine, Lilaloka team member, and Roland from Auroville Radio, Lilaloka Land.














Lilaloka, the Self-Learning and Resource Centre for the Child, is having a fundraising lunch January the 24th at Sri Ma community/Auroville (see invitation below).
All proceeds will go towards the completion of the first building. 
The Lilaloka Center is located in the cultural zone of Auroville, next to Mahakali Park, opposite Last School.
Sandrine, one of the founder of the project, guided Roland in a tour of the Lilaloka discovering more about the team, the objectives, the activities of this new educational project.
 It has been the support of generous individuals that has brought Lilaloka building this far, and 8 more lacks are needed to complete the roof of this phase 1 building.
If you would like to visit the land and find out more about their work please email: lilaloka@auroville.org.in 

 Click this link to listen:
Auroville Radio : Lilaloka Resource Center: guided tour on the Land with Sandrine 
Roland climbing to get a good picture of Lilaloka building site.

Lilaloka entrance

One side of Lilaoka building
 Fun and Fundraising Lunch for Lilaloka on Saturday the 24th of January at Sri Ma Tanto

Lilaloka, the Self-learning and Resource Centre for the Child, is having a fundraising lunch, all proceeds
will go towards the completion of our beautiful first building. Yes it has been the support of generous
individuals that has brought us this far, and we have 8 more lacs to go to complete our roof!
Please join us for:
Music (by Andrea and Savana) and a delicious Lunch....
We will serve pizza, cakes and several dishes prepared by well-wishers.
A bus will leave from solar kitchen at 12:00 am and leave from Sri Ma at 3:00 pm to drop at solar kitchen.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated at this time.
As there are limited seats please book your place:
Contact Anna (9443528729) or Rajan (7639845821)
(We ask for a minimum of Rs 350 per person)
If you would like to visit the land and find out more about our work please email: lilaloka@auroville.org.in
Lilaloka Team: Anna, Enrico, Rosi, Sandrine, Stacy, Rajan, Yvelise
 

13 Jan 2015

Fun and Fundraising Lunch for Lilaloka on Saturday the 24th of January at Auroville/ India



Fun and Fundraising Lunch for Lilaloka on Saturday the 24th of January at Sri Ma Tanto


Lilaloka, the Self-learning and Resource Centre for the Child, is having a fundraising lunch, all proceeds
will go towards the completion of our beautiful first building. Yes it has been the support of generous
individuals that has brought us this far, and we have 8 more lacs to go to complete our roof!

Please join us for:

Music (by Andrea and Savana) and a delicious Lunch....
We will serve pizza, cakes and several dishes prepared by well-wishers.
A bus will leave from solar kitchen at 12:00 am and leave from Sri Ma at 3:00 pm to drop at solar kitchen.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated at this time.

As there are limited seats please book your place:
Contact Anna (9443528729) or Rajan (7639845821)

(We ask for a minimum of Rs 350 per person)

If you would like to visit the land and find out more about our work please email: lilaloka@auroville.org.in

Lilaloka Team: Anna, Enrico, Rosi, Sandrine, Stacy, Rajan, Yvelise
Sri Ma is a beautiful beach community of Auroville!


IN FRENCH, EN FRANCAIS
 


Déjeuner Fun et Collecte de Fonds pour Lilaloka le samedi 24 Janvier au Sri Ma Tanto

Lilaloka, Centre d’Auto-Apprentissage et de Ressources pour l'Enfant, organise un déjeuner de collecte de fonds : Toutes les recettes recueillies serviront pour la réalisation de notre beau premier bâtiment. En effet, c’est grâce au soutien de généreux individus que nous avons pu aller si loin dans la construction du projet, et  8 lakhs supplémentaires sont encore nécessaires pour poser notre toit !

Vous êtes tous les bienvenus en bord de mer pour partager ensemble:

Un délicieux déjeuner agrémenté de musique (Andrea et Savana) et du chant des vagues.
Nous allons servir des pizzas, des gâteaux et plusieurs plats préparés par des sympathisants.

Un bus partira de la Cuisine Solaire vers Sri Ma à 12h00 puis de Sri Ma à 15h00 pour vous ramener à la Cuisine Solaire.

Votre générosité est grandement appréciée à ce moment clef de la matérialisation de Lilaloka.

Le nombre de places étant limité, veillez s’il vous plaît réserver votre place:
Contactez Anna (9443528729) ou Rajan (7639845821)

Nous demandons une participation minimum de 350 Rs par personne.

Si vous souhaitez visiter le site de construction et/ou en savoir plus sur notre travail, n’hésitez pas à nous envoyer un courriel à: lilaloka@auroville.org.in


L’équipe de Lilaloka: Anna, Enrico, Rosi, Sandrine, Stacy, Rajan, Yvelise