Itxaso Recondo

Auroville came to me… when I was 19 years old, after reading Satprem’s Adventure of Consciousness and a short article in a Spanish magazine called Integral, about several communities around the world. The picture of the galaxy model awakened in me a wish to go there immediately. Two years later, I visited the dreamed city alone, still young, and open to anything. No internet, no friends, no cell phones – it was July 1987. I did not know about the Ashram, and I thought that Auroville was finished!! 

During the three months I stayed there, I met beautiful people who helped me to land on the ‘Aurovilian planet’.

One of them was Sharanam, who was my first Sherpa. She came to spain a year later and linked up with a group of six Auro-friends to fund AVI Spain in Pamplona: at that time we were Anandi, Joseba, Uma, mikel, Kitxu and myself. Half of them moved soon to Auroville. Later on, more new people arrived giving refreshment to our dreamers-team.

We have being doing our best to spread information about Auroville, giving talks and helping its development by raising funds from our local Government and private companies for different projects: the Health Center, the School of Arts in the Pyramids, educational programs, sanitation in the surrounding rural areas, Tsunamika, Small Steps, etc. We give information about Auroville to anybody interested and help them at the time of their first visit.

I visit Auroville as often as I can to get in touch with what is going on and keep close contact with it through my Aurovilian friends.

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