Educational

Here are some educational films to share the knowledge from others that may be useful…..

Ecovillage Design Education Documentary Auroville 

Recognised by UNESCO, Ecovillage Design Education was specifically designed to enable people and communities coming together to reclaim responsibility for their living situations – at local and regional levels. The EDE is a comprehensive course in the fundamentals of Sustainability Design. It is organised as a mandala that we call the sustainability wheel, encompassing what we perceive to be the four primary interweaving dimensions of human experience – Worldview, Ecological, Social and Economic aspects.

This 5 week course was held at the forest of Pitchandikulam in Auroville India, and attended by 36 participants from all over the world. This documentary explores what an EDE is and feedback from the participants.

Gaia Education was created by a group of educators called “GEESE”- Global Ecovillage Educators for a Sustainable Earth- who have been meeting over a series of workshops in order to formulate their transdisciplinary approach to education for sustainability.

My Cheesy Goat Farm

My Cheesy Goat Farm explores the life of a goat farmer in Portugal. We learn how Manfred the farmer has established his self sufficient organic farm and how he makes his delicious goats cheese.

All you need to know about 5 different BioGas Digesters at Tamera

T.H Culhane shows the 5 different BioGas digesters at Tamera.

http://www.tamera.org
http://solarcities.eu

Filmed By Serena Aurora April 2015

 

Natural Building Techniques presentation by Earth Institute Auroville 

For 27 years, the Auroville Earth Institute has educated and empowered people to build their own dwellings using earthen techniques.
This presentation by Lara K.Davis Co-Founder of Earth Institute, explains the many different methods of earth construction around the world.
The Auroville Earth Institute (AVEI), previously known as the Auroville Building Centre/Earth Unit, was founded by HUDCO, Government of India, in 1989. The former building centre progressively evolved and took the name of the Auroville Earth Institute in 2004.
AVEI is a non-profit organisation registered under the Foundation of Auroville, which is an organisation of the Government of India.
In the intervening years, the Auroville Earth Institute has become one of the world’s top centres for excellence in earthen architecture, working in 36 countries to promote and transfer knowledge in earth architecture. The work of the Earth Institute has attempted to revive traditional skills and to link ancestral and vernacular traditions of raw earth construction with the modern technology of stabilised earth.
For millennia men proved that they could live in a sustainable way. They lived in harmony with nature. They made use of it, yet respected it. People used earth as a raw material with sensitivity. The “modern” fashion of the 20th century created a break with the millennia old developments. Our Mother Earth has been spoilt and abused. The 21st century should find again the harmonious link between man, nature and spirit.

Filmed April 2017 Auroville by Auroras Eye Films

http://www.earth-auroville.com
https://auroraseye.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/AurorasEye
http://www.auroville.org

Magic Mud: Experimenting With Lime Stabilised Soil at Tamera

Jay Abrahams gives a presentation about Bio Logic Design of Wetland Ecosystem Treatment at the community of Tamera in Portugal.
http://biologicdesign.co.uk/page.php?pageid=home
http://www.tamera.org
Filmed By Serena Aurora April 2015
https://auroraseye.wordpress.com

Coffee in Colombia

Serena Aurora investigates how coffee in made in Colombia, from the farming processes to how to make a perfect cup of coffee.
filmed by Serena Aurora
https://auroraseye.wordpress.com

permaculture recycled

on a small islands called Utila off the coast of Honduras lives a guy called shane whom has broken away from all the social restraints and has built his own house. he is now building his own permaculture garden. however he is doing it slightly different from others…..he uses cardboard boxes! this short film talks about shane’s key concepts and tips on permaculture. filmed by serena aurora
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Grow Your Own Pharmacy – An Introduction To Medicinal Plants

Sara an expert in Medicinal plants explains the propities of several different plants and what their uses are for different ailments. This is information that could save you lots of money in buying medicine and can help you live a healthy diet. Filmed at the eco village of Valdepiélagos, Madrid
June 2015
Filmed By Serena Aurora
https://auroraseye.wordpress.com

An Introduction into traditional thai yoga massage…..

filmed by Serena Aurora December 2015 at Auroville India

The Fearless Tattoo Project In Auroville with EcoFem

https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=H8UE4XQDkIw

Eco Femme invited the Fearless Tattoo Project to Auroville india to give a workshop to their employees….
Eco Femme is a women-led social enterprise founded in 2010. Based in Tamil Nadu, India, our goal is to create environmental and social change through revitalising menstrual practices that are healthy, environmentally sustainable, culturally responsive and empowering for women around the world. We produce and sell washable cloth pads, provide menstrual health education to adolescents, and open dialogues on menstruation all along the way.

The Fearless Tattoo Project is a pledging campaign that aims to awaken women to the fears that inhibit them from living their life to the fullest.

Apart from the general angst that everybody experiences now and then, most women harbor very gender –specific fears: Fear of physical and emotional violence, fear of disapproval, of rejection and isolation. These fears are class-agnostic, and are almost always culturally inherited from older women in our lives, from mothers, aunts, teachers and mentors.

To reverse this culture of fear, we encourage women to make a permanent, public commitment to work every day at overcoming their crippling inhibitions, and even more importantly, to make a promise to never teach fear to other women – daughters, sisters, friends.

Your pledge will be the word “Fearless” tattooed on your skin, in your handwriting, in the language of your choice. This way, you have a daily reminder of your promise, a mantra that slowly becomes part of your psyche, a talisman to seek comfort from when fear surges. This tattoo is neither a fashion statement nor an ornament, but a key to a profound personal and cultural transformation.

The tattoo will be given by Sujatha Srihari, a Chennai-based tattoo artist.

The Fearless tattoo is free of charge, now and forever. The only expectation is that you understand its meaning and value, and that you commit to live by this pledge: Do not be afraid, do not teach fear.

INEB brings together Buddhist and non-Buddhist based organizations around the world to share resources and to support each other?s healing work in the world. The network also links activists, spiritual leaders, academics, and young people in areas of common concern. INEB is rooted in the treasure of personal relationship that raises the original spirit of sangha in a contemporary, multi-cultural context. INEB participants work in a decentralized manner, while the Secretariat in Thailand maintains a flow of information, support, and cohesion, with programs and joint activities that build participants capacities.

The deepest resource of the INEB vision is our contemporary understanding of taking refuge in the Three Treasures  Buddha: our enlightened nature;  Dharma: the teachings of reality; and Sangha: the community of practitioners.

  1. To promote understanding and cooperation among Buddhist countries, Buddhist sects, and socially conscious Buddhist groups.
  2. To identify and address the structural and personal suffering facing our communities, societies, and the world.
  3. To articulate the perspective of engaged Buddhism regarding this suffering, and to train Buddhist activists to respond effectively.
  4. To serve as a network of information and resources on engaged Buddhism.
  5. To cooperate and collaborate with activists from other spiritual traditions and social change organizations.

http://www.inebnetwork.org/ineb

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