Auroville Meditation

Auroville, India • 2009

To commemorate the 50th year of Auroville’s founding, the community decided to host a meditation around the Sacred Peace Table in the foundation of the soon-to-be-built Hall of Peace at the Unity Pavilion. As dawn broke and mist shrouded the site in mystery, Aurovillians gathered to offer silent prayers for peace.

Events 2009 0228 Aurovillemeditation 1 A path of flower petals leads visitors through the skeleton columns to the Hall of Peace site.
A path of flower petals leads visitors through the skeleton columns to the Hall of Peace site.
Visitors arriving leave their shoes and their thoughts behind.
Visitors arriving leave their shoes and their thoughts behind.
Aurovillians gather in silence to celebrate the source of peace itself.
Aurovillians gather in silence to celebrate the source of peace itself.
The long path to peace, as dawn breaks over the City of Peace, Auroville, India.
The long path to peace, as dawn breaks over the City of Peace, Auroville, India.
A corner detail of the Sacred Peace Table, lovingly kept sacred since 1996.
The long path to peace, as dawn breaks over the City of Peace, Auroville, India.