Stories

  1. Meet Luk, Founder of Worktree

    Meet Luk, Founder of Worktree

    The Work Tree is one of the most important ‘pioneer species’ that helped Auroville establish its current forest cover. A very hardy type of acacia, it was able to thrive in the almost barren landscape that Auroville was founded on. More than 50 years later, the Auroville unit Worktree - named after its favourite material - is turning these trees into beautiful handcrafted items. We met up with Luk, who, inspired by this beautiful material, went from Maths teacher to woodworker. 

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  2. Stories of Auroville - Janet

    Stories of Auroville - Janet

    Auroville is filled with stories - stories of adventure, finding new ways and some met Mother. 
    Read the story of Janet who arrived in Pondicherry during her travels from Canada. 

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  3. Stories of Auroville - Janaka

    Stories of Auroville - Janaka

    This is the story of Janaka who came to Auroville with one of the famous caravan all the way from Paris in 1969. 

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  4. Stories of Auroville - Thomas

    Stories of Auroville - Thomas

    Thomas met the Mother in the 1970ies and it changed his life. Read his story on how he experienced this encounter. 

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  5. Stories of Auroville - Judith

    Stories of Auroville - Judith

    Judith came to Auroville by bus via Delhi in 1971. She met Mother. Read about her experience. 

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  6. Stories of Auroville - Frederick

    Stories of Auroville - Frederick

    Frederick, who arrived in Auroville very early, after staying in the Ashram talks about his meetings with the Mother and the impact it had on his life. 

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  7. Stories of Auroville - Tim

    Stories of Auroville - Tim

    Tim arrived with his family via land in a Range Rover. It simply gave up driving under the Banyan Tree...and then he met Mother and his life changed.

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