The project of Lilaloka takes place in Auroville, Southern India. Auroville is an international township which “wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities”. It is a place of inner as well as outer researches for a better future. UNESCO has been supporting Auroville’s project from the beginning as well as the Indian government and other international foundations (Foundation for World Education, Stichting Dezaaier…).
One of the points of Auroville’s charter says clearly: “Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages.” Researches on education are thus of prime importance: children open the way to the future. To develop new educational approaches and places for all, based on free choice, creativity and non-judgment, is a demand expressed by many families from different countries (around 45 nationalities to this day) who chose to live in Auroville. This demand also comes from India which hosts this “laboratory of evolution” and finds a resonance in many parts of the world, where such initiatives are a beginning of answer to the major human crises of today.
Lilaloka’s site covers one and half acres, and is located next to an indigenous forest in Auroville’s cultural zone, a zone dedicated to education.
Lilaloka phase 1 building is currently under construction.