Japanese Garden of Peace

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For the past 3 years, we have been building a Japanese Garden of Peace in Auroville, India with the support of volunteers and donations from others.  Slowly the garden is growing and its hidden Beauty is coming Alive.  As you will see in the video and the pictures below, many features have manifested, including a stone bridge with adjacent pond, pathways made of used roof tiles, plantation of bamboo, trees, shrubs and grasses, and small boulders placed.

Now we are in need of your help to continue the work!

Why a Japanese Garden?

Our Japanese Garden and Pavilion of Silence, designed by Japanese Aurovilian artist and landscaper Jyoti, has been intended to be both a space for silent contemplation in the ancient tradition of Japanese gardens while also being an additional educational element for the Botanical Gardens as a whole – where children, school groups, and people from around the world come to experience and learn about nature and plants while experiencing different landscaping traditions from around the world. It is meant to bring the Japanese quality of Beauty into our Botanical Garden space, while also being a place where people will be able to feel inspired by the harmony of nature and Spirit that Japanese gardens are famous for.

Our garden is also meant to be an educational space for Japanese cultural activities, where traditional tea ceremonies and other Asian events can be offered and experienced. We wish for this space to reflect the truth that Beauty can be used to inspire greater Consciousness and Peace in the world.

Watch Our Video and Donate to Our GoFundMe Campaign!

Auroville and the Auroville Botanical Gardens are a volunteer-based intentional community striving to build Peace and Human Unity for the Earth, so we need YOUR support to build this garden.  Watch our video above or visit our GoFundMe Fundraising Campaign page where you can donate or share with your community.  Here are other ways you can help:

  • SHARE AND SPREAD THE WORD! – Whether or not you can donate money for this project, the success of this campaign will depend on if YOU will share about it with your friends on social media and by email so that it can reach as many people as possible.  You can share the campaign directly from the GoFundMe Campaign Page, or….
  • SHARE ON FACEBOOK – I have posted already the campaign on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/noel.parent.16) and have created an Event https://www.facebook.com/events/237745710250602/  … Please help by sharing these on your Facebook timeline!
  • SHARE ON TWITTER – I have tweeted about the campaign from my twitter account @YogaPoetry, which you can Re-Tweet if you wish.  The more the better!
  • SHARE FROM INSTAGRAM – I have posted on Instagram so you can also share directly from there to other social media.  Look for me @StoryYoga.
  • SHARE FROM YOUTUBE – Our campaign video is on Youtube and can be shared directly from there!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEkutW-I0Po&t=15s
  • SHARE YOUR CONTACTS – If you know any individuals, groups, or other organizations who may be interested in supporting our garden and wish to help us contact them directly, please feel free to CONTACT ME and I will be in touch!

We appreciate any support and hope you will take a look at our video and these pictures to see the Beauty we are trying to create.  Thank you and many wishes of Peace to All!

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Introducing StoryYoga for Children

StoryYoga for Children is a project which seeks to share stories that will Inspire children(of all ages!) into their deeper Self and Soul.

via Introducing StoryYoga for Children — StoryYoga for Children

Video Story for Children: Yaroslava’s Flowers

Take your child on a little online adventure!  My first children’s book, Yaroslava’s Flowers, has now been made into a short video with audio narration!  If you as a parent need a little break and want your child to be occupied in a positive, inspiring, and joyful way, or if you want to join in the fun as well, Yaroslava’s Flowers is now available on my blog website for you to enjoy in all its animated beauty and life!

This video is offered free to everyone, so please watch, give feedback, and most importantly SHARE it with your friends and family and other people or organizations who would like to support a Movement for more Positive and Beautiful Storytelling in our world, where the Spirit and Soul of our Life can be felt and expressed in all its Diversity and Beauty.  The world needs this now more than ever, so you can help in a small way by sharing this story with everyone you know on Facebook, Twitter, other social media, or any other way you wish (you can even tell me about your sharing if you wish!).

If you would like to contribute towards my work and art, then please consider buying a copy of the Yaroslava’s Flowers book, or simply make a donation if you wish.  I live as a full-time volunteer in Auroville, India, as shared in my About the Author page, so any contribution you provide, no matter how small, will be much appreciated!

Thank you for watching the video, reading the book, and participating with me in creating a more Beautiful World of Storytelling!  Watch for more story videos on my Youtube Channel (YogaStories for Children) in the future, including in other languages.  And remember to share your comments, and also any comments your children may have about the story!  

Wishing the World Peace, Light, and Beauty….Your Friend, Noel

Stories for the Child-Soul: A Video Reading of “Yaroslava’s Flowers”

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If you have children who love to hear beautiful stories, I invite you and your children to watch my new series of videos, Stories for the Child Soul.  I will be reading stories that I have written which are meant to inspire children and adults with spiritual and Soul-ful  messages. 

In this first video below, I will be reading from my new children’s book Yaroslava’s Flowers,  which you can also order HERE.  It is a magical story about a girl who loves flowers so much that she can hear them speak to her.  When the Flower Spirit appears to her and gives her a bag of magic seeds, she embarks on a Journey of the Spirit to discover the healing and transforming power of flowers. As Yaroslava brings new life to the places and people around her, she also discovers more about herself – through the power of flowers!

Please share it with other children in your life, or friends who have children, and feel free to share your feedback!….Wishing you Peace and Light!