Savitri Painting

Paint Your Soul

Savitri Painting is a method to move inward into greater depths of your being through art, music and poetry. It is a means of sensing your soul movements and expressing them through painting.

 

This is an opportunity to learn to see the unfolding of your soulscape and further refine your aesthetic sense, through five-week collective immersion into Savitri, Sri Aurobindo's magnum opus, the mantra for transformation.

 

We invite seekers with a burning aspiration to discover themselves and transform to join us on this quest for deeper discovery.


No artistic skills are required to participate, only an openness to the process. The course requires a commitment of 8.5 - 10 hours/week.

Applications for the current cohorts of the Savitri Painting course are now closed. 
 

 To be notified of future cohorts, please fill-up the interest form below to join the waiting list and we will contact you. Waiting list participants will be given priority for the upcoming courses.

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Meet the Facilitators
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Divyanshi

Founder & Core Facilitator

Divyanshi is an Aurovilian & an executive of Purnam Centre of Integrality and Auroville Campus Initiative. She developed the process of Savitri Painting during the Covid 19 Lockdown and pioneered the first 12-week Savitri Painting journey. She feels Savitri is a Force of Transformation, and by combining reading Savitri with painting and music, one accelerates its natural process of Transformation.

Hear From Our Participants

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Prema

I received quotes and paintings that touched the essence of questions that I have been holding for more than 6 years.. how can I be a better instrument and what should I do?

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Jyotirmayee

With every circle I painted, a new infinity, a new layer, a new colour emerged..

Felt like a light has touched my life..

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Kabita

I found my Divine: Universe and Nature through the process of Savitri painting and observing the whole journey end to end..

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Vani

 As I continue travelling on this path, I notice myself surrendering, learning to let go, and learning to connect to my inner self, coupled with a childlike joy.  

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Harshitha

I felt calmer, centred and more grounded. I felt like a process of evolution was happening..felt an opening within... felt like coming in touch with truth

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Uma

Through Savitri Painting, I received messages about my current position and journey in life. I was able to hold infinity and receive in silence, in complete stillness within..  

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why Savitri Painting?

 

Savitri is one of Sri Aurobindo's longest poems, over 24000 lines long. Sri Aurobindo is a ground-breaking sage and poet in the Indian spiritual history. He called Savitri the "mantra for the transformation of the world". By combining the most powerful poetry with painting and music, one finds a potent means for the education of the soul. Poetry raises the emotions and painting stills the emotions. Poetry and painting together brings a still dynamism in the being. And when this poetry is the luminous words of Savitri, it has a transformative power for those who can receive.

What is the Savitri Painting course?

This is a 5-week online intensive wherein you will paint lines from the classic poem Savitri, and learn how to use this process for inner growth and discovery of the soul. 

In this course, people from all over India and the world join from their respective homes to rejoice in coloured radiances, open a new realm within by connecting to the luminous words of Savitri and discover their inmost self. 

 Course Stats

  • 15 online sessions, 1.5-3.5 hrs each, total 35+ classroom hrs

  • Special sessions for deepening 

  • 2-3 hrs of personal practice per week

  • Daily community spaces for guided practice

  • 4 faculty members per cohort

  • 12 seekers in each cohort with high degree of individual attention

  • Individual guidance sessions

  • Optional but recommended participation in Purnam Labs on Journaling and other topics simultaneously to enrich your journey.


     

What will we learn?

  

  •  How to dive deeper into "colours" to find ourselves

  • Painting as a meditative practice, a practice for self-development

  • How to read Savitri in the most beneficial and transformative way

  • How to paint using your inner senses and in the process refine senses, develop aesthetic power and beauty

  • Power of collective aspiration and practice

  • Use flowers and their vibrations for self-discovery, 

  • Use Savitri to discover your radiant soul and follow its movements

  • Receive a painting visually and through other inner senses

   

Post course, you will be a part of lifelong community of sadhaks who use painting as a tool for growing into the soul, as well as its living presence and guidance to master, change and transform one's life. 

How long is the course & what would be the dates?

The course would be for 5 weeks.


The Upcoming Cohort Dates: July 3 - August 7 2022 | Last Date to Apply: 15 June 2022

How much time will I need to commit every week?

About 8.5 hrs per week [6 hrs during sessions and 2.5 hrs of personal practice during the week]

This includes:

  1. 15 minutes of individual practice, Mon-Sat at a time convenient to you.

  2. 45 minutes of time commitment towards the Sangha calls or practice in pairs every week at a time convenient to you. 

  3. 1.5 hours for participation in Sharing Circle every week. 

  4. 3 hours for participation in the Sunday Collective Practice.

  5. 1.5 hours for Savitri Satsang or 1:1 individual guidance with Divyanshi, Core-Facilitator, once a week.
     

Additionally, we will also have a few special sessions during the course to further enrich & deepen the journey. Although these are optional - it is highly recommended to attend them as well.

There will also be small preparatory tasks given 10 days prior to the beginning of the course which would require 15-20 minutes per day. This preparation is essential to have a smooth journey during the course.

Who can participate?

 

Anyone with:

  • An open heart and soul aspiring to discover oneself

  • A willingness to commit to participating in all sessions, weekly tasks as well as practice-in-pairs

  • Basic understanding of the English language

  • Basic comfort using technology

  • A willingness to use WhatsApp constructively.* 

  • Not to travel during the sessions. Take the sessions from a laptop in a quiet space, with a good internet connection.
     

*The course uses WhatsApp for communications & community building

What are the materials required?

  1. A physical copy of Savitri. Preferably “Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol Paperback – Crown Size 2009 Edition” 

    1. If you have another edition, check page  309. Is the first line on the page "A pure existence safe from thought and mood"? If yes, you can use that edition as well. ​

  2. Watercolours, watercolour paper & brush. Recommended materials for painting

  3. A new journal/diary and a pencil

  4. Diya/Agarbatti, for every collective painting session.

 

* We recommend using watercolour paper with 300 GSM thickness which is what we have given in the link.​ This is so that the paper does not lose shape while painting and both sides can be used.

Can I apply even if I am not an artist?

 

Absolutely, most certainly. The process is not focusing on "skill" at all in fact. If you are an artist, you are welcome. If you are not an artist, you are also welcome.

How much is the Contribution for the Course?

Developing Countries: ₹8000 (inclusive of GST)

Developed Countries: €167 / £138 /$182 (inclusive of GST)

*The list of developed & developing countries can be found here.

Refund Policy

In case of cancellation, for any reason, anytime 4 or more weeks before the course begins, 80% of the fee would be refunded, after deducting the administrative charges. 

In case of cancellation, for any reason, 2-4 weeks before the course begins, 50% of the fee would be refunded. 

In case of cancellation, for any reason, 2 weeks before the course or after the course begins, there shall be no refund. 

How can I apply?

Simply click on the button below and fill out the application form. Make sure you "submit" the application form. 

In case I have any questions, whom do I contact?

Please send an email to savitripainting@auroville.org.in and we will get back to you at the earliest :)