Creating a Model of Education   for Ahimsa through Art
‘AHIMSA THROUGH ART’      SARVODAYA    The ultimate goal        AHIMSA        The way   RECONCILIATION     The first step ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth                 University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                           ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth                 University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                           ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth                University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                            ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth                University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                            ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth                 University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                           ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth                 University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                           ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth                University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                            ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth                University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                            ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth                University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                            ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth                   University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                         ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth                    University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                        ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth                  University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                          ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth                University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                            ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth                 University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                           ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth                University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                            ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth                     University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                       ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
Gujarat Vidyapeeth               University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920                                             ...
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  1. 1. Creating a Model of Education for Ahimsa through Art
  2. 2. ‘AHIMSA THROUGH ART’ SARVODAYA The ultimate goal AHIMSA The way RECONCILIATION The first step ART The medium TRUTH The first vow
  3. 3. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art Creating a Model of Education for Ahimsa through ArtINDEXVision and Mission ________________________________________ 1Modus Operandi ________________________________________ 21. FIRST STAGE: „Reconciliation to Ahimsa´ _________________________ 5• Artistic offerings for communal unity ___________________________ 6• Children, set designers of the scenes ____________________________ 532. SECOND STAGE: „Ahimsa for Sarvodaya‟ _________________________ 55• Artistic productions inspired by the Constructive Programme __________ 56 • Khadi________________________________________________ 56 • Communal Unity (A-HOPE)_______________________________ 61 • Educational health and hygiene___________________________ 64 • New or basic education__________________________________ 68A Model of Education for Ahimsa through Art: a summary___________ 71Training for ‘Artists of Ahimsa’ __________________________ 72Lateral programs _______________________________________ 106Archive and knowledge base – development ______________________ 112 OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  4. 4. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art Ahmedabad, August 21th, 2009 OraWorldMandala Creating a Model of Education for Ahimsa through ArtVISION AND MISSIONOraWorldMandala is a peace movement whose objective is to transmit the practice ofAhimsa - Nonviolence through art. OraWorldMandala principally operates in India andMexico in a partnership with the Peace Research Center, Gujarat Vidyapeeth (theuniversity founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920) and the CCUT-UNAM, TlatelolcoUniversity Cultural Center - National Autonomous University of Mexico, for creatingactions and activities to overcome social conflicts.OraWorldMandala´s mission is Sarvodaya - Upliftment of All, the final objective.Ahimsa is the path that is proposed. Reconciliation as its first step. Art as its way,and truth is the basis for action.OraWorldMandala has emerged out of an artistic investigation of the Mandala‟sconcept, a universal icon of peace. Ora: (Latin) `invitation to pray‟, World: ourplanet and its human continent and Mandala (Sanskrit): `a circle of goodwill‟.The concept of Mandala has taken shape from the visions of many ancient traditionsand civilizations where external reality is perceived as a reflection of humanconsciousness. The Mandala also represents the chain of interdependence, fromcomprehension through motivation till the intention for action. It represents theresonance that arises when elements and forces are in equilibrium and harmony witheach other.Human beings are interconnected with each other and with the earth through fiveelements that are manifested in many forms. From the space and air that we share,to the plants and animals that are the part of the life cycle. We lack consciousness ofthis relationship, that is why it is important to increase our harmony with thisinterdependence, an undeniable state of our existence.The art of a world Mandala is a way to express the interdependence among allbeings. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 1 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  5. 5. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtMODUS OPERANDISince April 23rd, 2005, OraWorldMandala has experimented with a series of actionsbased in the eight areas of the UN Action Program for a Culture of Peace, definedas:- Education for a Culture of Peace- Human Rights- Gender Equality- Disarmament and International Security- Understanding, Tolerance and Solidarity- Democratic Participation- Sustainable Economy and Social Development- Participating Communication and Free Flow of InformationThe eight experiments function in an active way to create a Model of Education forAhimsa through Art, adaptable to different scales, depending on the needs of thepeace process. Its studies and art productions are developed with the objective ofspreading the message of Nonviolence in a local and a global way.The eight experiments, inspired by Mahatma Gandhis philosophy, will integrate thedifferent cultures of the world through art, spirituality and science of the Mandala.The experiments propose a series of actions performed by the people who sharethis vision of a peaceful planet, and who are willing to explore their own evolution,and those of their associated institutions, along the way.Through the eight experiments, OraWorldMandala works as a collective theatre forPeace and active Nonviolence, building bridges of reconciliation between dividedrealities and their differences. All participants, regardless of their culture, gender orpersonal beliefs, can be the constructors of peace.The Model of Education presents a proposal for cities (urban model) and a proposalfor rural areas (rural model). The urban model is developed in Ahmedabad and itscounterpart at the other side of the Tropic of Cancer in a community called Real deCatorce in Mexico. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 2 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  6. 6. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtThe Model of Education presents two operating stages:In the first stage, the artistic offering of the five elements is the instrumentadopted to reach a state of communal unity.This stage of the peace process is defined as `Reconciliation to Ahimsa‟. Theartistic offering of soil, fire, water, air and space, is the principal representation ofthe collective theatre for Peace and active Nonviolence. The script of the actions isthe result of dialogues established among groups or communities who areexperiencing different types of social conflicts. Through the dialogue, theirmembers become the main actors of the artistic representations and their childrenthe set designers of the scenes.The creation of each artistic offering suggests the following main steps:• analysis of the social conflicts• interaction with the local educational system• building bridges with the civil society• construction of a common platform• co-creation of the offerings/participatory actions• design of the settings created by the childrenEach step implies constant research and field work.The second stage denominates as `Ahimsa for Sarvodaya‟ is inspired by theconstructive social programs* developed by Mahatma Gandhi during the freedomstruggle of India. In this stage OraWorldMandala intends, with the creation ofartistic productions, that the local actors use the experience acquired in theprevious stage for developing a communitarian integral participation to motivatecommon well-being and sustainable economic development.The productions of the groups work and artistic creation build a common spacethat facilitates communication among participants.The collective construction of this Model of Education for Ahimsa through Artproposes to converge in a cultural continuum through the constructive intention ofeach participant, so the practice of Ahimsa can be a positive instrument for socialtransformation.* M.K. GANDHI, Constructive Programme, it´s meaning and place. Ahmedabad, India, Navajivan 1941. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 3 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  7. 7. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art OraWorldMandala Creating a Model of Education for Ahimsa through Art RURAL MODEL URBAN MODEL Real de Catorce Ahmedabad MEXICO INDIATlatelolco University Gujarat Cultural Center Vidyapeeth National Autonomous University founded University of Mexico by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 Human Rights Education for a Second Experiment Culture of Peace First Experiment OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 4 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  8. 8. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art FIRST STAGE: RECONCILIATION TO AHIMSAIn the first stage, the artistic offering of the five elements is the instrumentadopted to reach a state of communal unity.This stage of the peace process is defined as `Reconciliation to Ahimsa‟. Theartistic offering of soil, fire, water, air and space, is the principal representation ofthe collective theatre for Peace and active Nonviolence. The script of the actions isthe result of dialogues established among groups or communities who areexperiencing different types of social conflicts. Through the dialogue, theirmembers become the main actors of the artistic representations and theirchildren the set designers of the scenes.The creation of each artistic offering suggests the following main steps: • analysis of the social conflicts • interaction with the local educational system • building bridges with the civil society • construction of a common platform • co-creation of the offerings/participatory actions • design of the settings created by the childrenEach step implies constant research and field work. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 5 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  9. 9. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art FIRST STAGE: RECONCILIATION TO AHIMSA Actions/artistic offerings of the five elements for COMMUNAL UNITY (2005-2009)The artistic offerings of the five elements shown here are principally related to theUrban Model in Ahmedabad, India and the Rural Model in Real de Catorce, Mexico.Other cities and rural areas working for the development of peace as acomparative experiment also appear. 23rd April 2005, ‘Opening’ (first action of the peace process) Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Ashram and Gujarat VidyapeethOn 23rd April 2005 the OraWorldMandala initiated an inter-faith communion and,for the first time un many years, especially after the estrangement and sufferingcaused by local religious conflicts in recent years (Gujarat riots, 2002), peoplefrom twelve religious communities came together in order to pray, to singdevotional songs, to dance and to share food, to enjoy and to laugh together, andto remember Mahatma Gandhi´s message of love and harmony. The twelvecommunities are: Brahma Kumaris, Buddhist, Catholic, Hare Krishna, Jain, Jewish,Muslim, Parsi, Protestant, Sikh, Veda and Vedanta. Five hundred peopleparticipated in the action at Gandhi‟s Sabarmati Ashram. The Ashram was themost appropriate place to serve as the “soil” from which his message wouldresonate and radiate to the world. It was from this place that Mahatma Gandhilaunched his peaceful Salt March to demonstrate that the power of Nonviolencewas inherent in all human beings and could be deployed by anyone who wascommitted to it.The action culminated in an offering of the „earth‟ element, in which each religiousgroup brought soil from its sacred place to be placed in a common receptacle, alarge earthen pot that in Gujarat is normally used to store grain and water.This is the „Archive of the Earth‟. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 6 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  10. 10. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 23rd April 2005, ‘Opening’ (first action of the peace process) Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Ashram and Gujarat Vidyapeeth Twelve religious communities Soil offering All religions prayer around soil offering Eating together Dancing around the soil to be offered Soil offering in the „Archive of the Earth‟ OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 7 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  11. 11. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 18th December 2005, ‘Yatra for a World of Equaty’ Ahmedabad, Gujarat Vidyapeeth – Sabarmati Gandhi AshramFrom this seed of peace, a second action bloomed in the form of a colorful lotus:thousands of paper petals, created by the children of the different religiouscommunities, were installed around the „Archive of the Earth‟. All children,including differently-able and blind, led together a „Yatra (march) for a World ofEquity‟ from the Gujarat Vidyapeeth University to the Sabarmati Ashram. Throughtheir petals, children expressed their dreams of Ahimsa in writing, painting andsinging their hopes for a better future. More than seven thousand children,women and men, in colourful dress, marched and sang the "Chant of the Wind",to evoke the beauty of a world that still believes in the value of Unity in diversity.At the end of the march the children created a „flower of peace‟ with the petals. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 8 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  12. 12. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 21th December 2005, ‘All religions prayer’ Sabarmati Gandhi AshramThree days later, at sunrise of the Winter Solstice, the founders of the experimentmet at the Sabarmati Ashram to perform the Surya Namaskar (Salutation to theSun) followed by the Sarva Dharma Prarthana (All religions prayer) of MahatmaGandhi, around the beautiful flower that bloomed from their aspiration of peace.A message from his Holiness the Dalai Lama encouraging the continuation of theaction reached this auspicious moment of communal harmony: "...Harmonyamong different religions is essential for peace not only in the world at large, butalso in the very localities where we live. In order to develop genuine harmony, itsextremely important that we cultivate genuine respect for one another. Religiousdifferences should not be the grounds for antagonism. Religion should be thebasis for friendship, brotherhood and sisterhood. I believe that people withreligious interests have special responsibilities in this regard and I am impressedby the efforts being focused in this direction by concerned citizens ofAhmedabad..." Leaders and children from the different communities praying at sunrise around the „flower of peace‟ OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 9 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  13. 13. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 11th June 2006, ‘The Eye of Truth’ (first edition) Real de Catorce, Quemado MountainWirrarikas, native Mexicans, are considered one of the most preservedpopulations of ancient Mexico and they escaped the Spanish invasion in 1530.Their sensibility for musical and figurative arts is why OraWorldMandala hascommitted to a five-year project consisting in an annual pilgrimage to Real deCatorce at the top of the Quemado Mountain in San Luis Potosi. The QuemadoMountain represents the culmination of their cosmology, a sacred path in searchof Truth.This five-year commitment is a great opportunity to establish a dialogue based onthe values and principles of their culture.Around two hundred people (representatives of the five Wirrarika communities,also known as „Huichols‟, leaders from different spiritual traditions andmovements, managers, scientists, social workers, friends) from around Mexicomet in the main square of the colonial town of Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosi,to begin the silent pilgrimage to the Cerro Quemado.At sunset, at the top of the Cerro Quemado, the people expressed theircommitment to Ahimsa in a moment dedicated to Gandhi. A text of the Mexicanwriter Carlos Montemayor was read to stress the importance of the valuestransmitted by the Mahatma. At the same time, at the Sabarmati Ashram, peopleassembled to connect themselves in the same intention, to trace symbolically thehuman axis connecting opposites points of the globe, aligned at the Tropic ofCancer. The night was accompanied by sacred chants performed by an elderMara‟akame (shaman) in dialogue with his Gods.At sunrise, the petals of the colourful lotus created by the Indian children (see21st December 2005 action) were offered to the Elders to preserve the purity of areal hope for Peace. Then the master collected soil from the Quemado to beoffered to the "Archive of the Earth" of Sabarmati Ashram where soil from thetwelve communities of Ahmedabad have been previously donated. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 10 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  14. 14. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 11th June 2006, ‘The Eye of Truth’ (first edition) Pilgrimage Fire offering and native Mandala OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 11 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  15. 15. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2006, ‘Reconciliation through the Opposites’ (simultaneous action at the antipodes of the planet) Mexico - IndiaIn India October 2nd is celebrated for the birth of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948).In Mexico is the commemoration of Tlatelolco‟s tragedy (1968).In 2007 the UN declared this date as the „International Day of Non-Violence‟. Onthis day, in 2006, the people of India and Mexico expressed together theirintention to create a reconciliation of their minds and hearts, resonating ofAhimsa from themselves towards the others and the entire Planet.In Chapultepec Park of Mexico City at the monument of Mahatma Gandhi,individuals and groups with different missions formed a collective Mandala. Eachparticipant offered in silence a handful of soil for the creation of the Mandala. Theaction was performed on Monday, the day in which Mahatma Gandhi traditionallyobserved silence.After the offering, Raul Alvarez Garin, representative of the Comite‟68, read a textstressing the importance of Ahimsa today, in Mexico and across the world.In Ahmedabad Sabarmati Ashram, at the same moment of the offering going onin Mexico city, a group of native from Mexico put the soil taken from their sacredplace (see 11th June 2006 action) together with the soil offered by the twelvereligious communities in the first action.This alliance of the ancient knowledge of the two countries sealed the opening ofthe „Archive of the Earth‟. Now the Archive is open to receive soils from different sites of the world offeredby people who share the vision of a peaceful planet, and are willing to exploretheir own evolution, and those of their associated institutions, in fulfilment of thatvision. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 12 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  16. 16. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2006, ‘Reconciliation through the Opposites’ (first edition of the simultaneous action) Mexico City, Gandhi Monument Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram Peace prayer with different religious Wirrarikas native people from Mexico at communities of Mexico City Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram Soil offering performed by a policeman Iftar (Muslim celebration) Mexican children singing Raghu Pati Raghao Union of the soil of India with the soil of Mexico OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 13 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  17. 17. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art31st May 2007, ‘The Eye of Truth’ - referred to the 11th June action (second edition of the commitment with the Wirrarikas) Real de Catorce, Quemado Mountain From the Quemado Ambassador of India to Mexico Preparing the fire offering The Mayor of Real de Catorce Participation of the Tibetan monks Native Mandala OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 14 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  18. 18. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 22nd September 2007, ‘Soil Offering’ San Francisco Tlaltenco, MexicoOn October 2, 2008 the soil collected by the farmers of Tlaltenco who have longbeen struggling for the preservation of their land, was offered at the monument ofMahatma Gandhi in Mexico City. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 15 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  19. 19. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art September 2007, ‘Soil Offerings’ 20 Villages of GujaratOn October 2, 2008 the soil collected by the inhabitants of 20 villages in Guajaratwho have long been struggling for the preservation of their land, was offered atSabarmati Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 16 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  20. 20. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2007, ‘Reconciliation through the Opposites’ (second edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action)Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram Mexico City, Gandhi MonumentSoil offerings by the twelve religious communities Soil offerings by some religious communities of Mexico OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 17 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  21. 21. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2007, ‘Reconciliation through the Opposites’ (second edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action) Director of the United Nations in Mexico Representative of the UNESCO in Mexico Director of the IMJ (Mexican Institute of Youth) Ambassador of India to Mexico OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 18 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  22. 22. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2007, ‘Reconciliation through the Opposites’ (second edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action) Delhi, 2nd October 2007 Varanasi, 2nd October 2007 OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 19 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  23. 23. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 17th January 2008, ‘All together for World Peace’This artistic offering has been created by representatives of different religiouscommunties of Gokarna (India) in support with the work for communal harmonydeveloped in Ahmedabad. Gokarna, 17th January 2008 Soil offering made by different religious communities OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 20 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  24. 24. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 18th April 2008, ‘India: Cradle of Ahimsa’ Mexico CityOn 18th April 2008 the OraWorldMandala welcomed the President of India, Smt.Pratibha Devisingh Patil at Mahatma Gandhi Monument on occasion of Her first visitto Mexico. The President proved Her belief in the power of Ahimsa by walking onthe soil of a „Mandala of the Earth‟. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 21 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  25. 25. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 18th April 2008, ‘India: Cradle of Ahimsa’ Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 22 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  26. 26. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 18th April 2008, ‘India: Cradle of Ahimsa’ Mexico City Message of the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, at Gandhi Monument in Mexico CityThe organizers of this event OraWorldMandala, Ambassador Shri Rinzing Wangdi, andMrs. Pema Wangdi, Children and Students from different schools in Mexico City, andLadies & Gentlemen.I am deeply honoured to be here this morning to offer tributes to the memory ofMahatma Gandhi in the beautiful country of Mexico. As you know, he is the Father ofthe Indian Nation.By installing his statue in a prominent place in this huge metropolis, the people ofMexico have honoured his memory and the values he stood for. As the President ofIndia, I thank you for this.The presence of young and innocent children early in the day, joining me in payingthis tribute, is most appropriate to remember him. Mahatma as like a child in thepurity of his values. He was stubborn like them too in upholding these values in hisowm life. These uncorrupted minds are the best hope to keep his values alive andrelevant in the world.I wish to congratulate the organizers for their thoughtfulness in involving theseyoung children in the ceremony this mornig . More important is for you to inculcateMahatma Gandhi principles of Truth, Honesty and Nonviolence into them from thistender age.I would also like to conver my appreciation to all of you, who, I understand, observedthe first Non-Violence Day at this venue on 2nd October last year with great dignityand serenity. It speaks for your conviction in Gandhian values and principles. Yes,these principles have relevance transcending times and regional boundaries.Gandhi said that violence can kill the physical body, but no the spirit and the valuesinside. This faith in Nonviolence is what we need to instill in to the minds of ouryounger generations.I express my admiration to the Goverment and the people of Mexico for the love,affection and respect they have shown to Mahatma Gandhi, his values and hismemory.Thank you. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 23 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  27. 27. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 19th May 2008, ‘The Eye of Truth’ – referred to the 11th June 2006 action (third edition of the commitment with the Wirrarikas) Real de Catorce, Quemado Mountain All night fire offering with the Wirrarikas OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 24 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  28. 28. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2008, ‘Reconciliation through the Opposites’ (third edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action) OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 25 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  29. 29. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2008, ‘Reconciliation through the Opposites’ (third edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action) Soil offering with women and children Mexico City, Gandhi Monument Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 26 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  30. 30. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 31th May 2009, ‘The Eye of Truth’ – referred to the 11th June 2006 action (fourth edition of the commitment with the Wirrarikas) Real de Catorce, Quemado Mountain OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 27 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  31. 31. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd June 2009 ‘Real de Catorce, World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art’ Real de CatorceAfter four years of work with the Wirrarikas native people, respect and integration forthe ancient tradition in the modern society has taken place in the village. Thevillagers welcomed the native people with songs of love and brotherhood in differentlocations of Real de Catorce. The action culminated in an offering of the fiveelements, as their tradition also suggests. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 28 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  32. 32. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd June 2009 ‘Real de Catorce, World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art’ Real de Catorce OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 29 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  33. 33. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art Peace process in Tepito district Started on 15th July 2009 Mexico CityTepito is a district located in Mexico City. Since pre-Hispanic times there has been anopen-air market in this neighborhood. Historically it was an underprivileged areawhich has been affected by violent incidences for generations; in Tepito there arealso many people who are ready to work for Peace and Nonviolence. Since July 15th2009 several families are creating, together with volunteers of OraWorldMandala,several artistic offerings for Nonviolence in their district. Last fall on October 2nd thefamilies also participated together in a program at Gandhi monument in order tohonor the Mahatma in Mexico City. From Tepito OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 30 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  34. 34. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 15th July 2009, ‘Fire Offering at the Kid Azteca’ Tepito, Mexico City The Ambassador of India to Mexico, Shri Dinesh Kumar Jain and his wife, Dr. Sergio Arroyo, Director of the Tlatelolco Cultural Centre and habitants of Tepito making a fire offering and planting a cactus. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 31 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  35. 35. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 6th August 2009, ‘Fire Offering for Peace and Nonviolence’ (follow up of the 15th July 2009 action) Tepito, Mexico City Donation of the “Laurel de la India” (Mexican plant) to the people of Tepito by the Ambassador of India to Mexico. Ambassador walking in the open market. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 32 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  36. 36. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 11th August 2009, ‘Fire Offering by Tepito People’ (follow up of the 15th July 2009 action) at the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacan OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 33 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  37. 37. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 18th August 2009, ‘Fire Offerings with the Families’ (follow up of the 15th July 2009 action) Tepito, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 34 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  38. 38. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 15th September 2009, ‘Fire Offering in the Market’ (follow up of the 15th July 2009 action) Tepito, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 35 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  39. 39. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2009, ‘Ahimsa through Art’ (fourth edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action) Mexico City, Gandhi Monument Inauguration of the Eternal flame for Ahimsa in the presence of representatives of different religious communities, people from sensitive areas, children, youth, native people, social activists, artists, farmers, dignitaries from different Embassies and local authorities. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 36 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  40. 40. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2009, ‘Ahimsa through Art’ (fourth edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action) Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram Candle lighting with the participation of A-HOPE (Ahmedabad Harmonic Orchestra for Peace Everywhere), an inter-religious orchestra inaugurated on 20th Feb 2009 in the presence of Martin Luther King the III OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 37 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  41. 41. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2009, ‘Ahimsa through Art’ (fourth edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action) San Juan Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico Member of the Intercultural University of Chiapas with native Elders from San Juan Chamula Urban Ashram, Pune, India Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi, India OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 38 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  42. 42. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2009, Ahimsa through Art’ (fourth edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action) Santo Domingo Square, Oaxaca, Mexico Five elements offering with women groups, native people, children, artists and social activists OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 39 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  43. 43. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 12th November 2009, ‘Fire Offering with WEC’ (Women Empowerment Corporation) Ahmedabad, India Candle lighting with women of different cultures and religions OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 40 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  44. 44. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 30th January 2010, ‘ Inauguration of the Restauration of Mahatma Gandhi´s Monument’ Chapultepec Park, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 41 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  45. 45. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 30th January 2010, ‘Inauguration of the Restauration of Mahatma Gandhi´s Monument’ Chapultepec Park, Mexico City Ambassador of India to Mexico Founder of OraWorldMandala Mayor of Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 42 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  46. 46. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 30th January 2010, ‘ Inauguration of the Restauration of Mahatma Gandhi´s Monument’ Chapultepec Park, Mexico City Soil offering for the creation of a „Platform of Dialogue for Nonviolence‟ Eternal flame at Gandhi´s Monument OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 43 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  47. 47. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 1st March 2010, ‘Fire Offering with CDHDF’ (Comisión de Derechos Humanos del Distrito Federal – Commission for Human Rights of Mexico City) Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 44 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  48. 48. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art June 08th, 2010 – ‘Soil offering at Lucio Tapia Primary School’ Morelos District– Tepito, Mexico CityIn order to develop the peace process started in Tepito on 15th July 2009 several familiesstarted to integrate Gandhi‟s values and principles in the local education. The proposalconsists in experimenting the methodology adopted by OraWorldMandala to implement asystematic approach on „Ahimsa through Art‟ and generate through the children, theirfamilies, the neighborhood and further near districts a sustainable social transformation inthe area of education for peace. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 45 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  49. 49. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art June 18th, 2010 – Offering a Mandala of the Earth’ Historical Center, Oaxaca Artistic offering in preparation of the action of the 2 nd October 2010 OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 46 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  50. 50. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtJune 29th, 2010 – ‘Soil offering at Luis G. León Primary School’ (follow up of the peace process started on 8 th June 2010) Morelos District– Tepito, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 47 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  51. 51. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art July 2nd, 2010 – ‘Soil offering at Italia Primary School’ (follow up of the peace process started on 8 th June 2010) Guerrero District – Tlatelolco, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 48 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  52. 52. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtJuly 5th, 2010 – ‘Soil offering at Carrillo Puerto Primary School’ (follow up of the peace process started on 8 th June 2010) Valle Gómez District– Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 49 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  53. 53. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtJuly 6th, 2010 – ‘Soil offering at Rabindranath Tagore Secondary School’ (follow up of the peace process started on 8 th June 2010) Col. Santo Tomás – Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 50 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  54. 54. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtJuly 6th, 2010 – ‘Soil offering at Estado de Chihuahua Primary School’ (follow up of the peace process started on 8 th June 2010) Guerrero District – Tlaltelolco, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 51 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  55. 55. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtJuly 8th , 2010 – ‘Soil offering at Dolores Correa Primary School’ (follow up of the peace process started on 8 th June 2010) Morelos District– Tepito, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 52 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  56. 56. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art SOME SETTINGS CREATED BY THE CHILDREN FOR THE SCENES OF THE ARTISTIC OFFERINGSSince the beginning of the peace process OraWorldMandala is training the children assuch as the teachers to create the settings for the artistic representations. The trainingconsists in understanding the interdependence among all beings through the fiveelements and creating works of art related to this subject. The works of art are used asscenes of the actions. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 53 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  57. 57. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art SOME SETTINGS CREATED BYTHE CHILDREN FOR THE SCENES OF THE ARTISTIC OFFERINGS OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 54 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  58. 58. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art SECOND STAGE: AHIMSA FOR SARVODAYA The second stage denominates as „Ahimsa for Sarvodaya‟ is inspired by the constructive social programs* developed by Mahatma Gandhi during the freedom struggle of India. In this stage OraWorldMandala intends, with the creation of artistic productions, that the local actors use the experience acquired in the previous phase for developing a communitarian integral participation to motivate common well-being and sustainable economic development. The productions of the groups work and artistic creation build a common space that facilitates communication among participants. * from the Constructive Programme by M.K. Gandhi, Navajivan 1941: 1. Communal unity 2. Removal of untouchability 3. Prohibition 4. Khadi 5. Other village industries 6. Village sanitation 7. New or basic education 8. Adult education 9. Women 10. Education in health and hygiene 11.Provincial languages 12. National language 13. Economic equality 14. Kisans 15. Labour 16. Adivasis 17. Lepers 18. StudentsUp to now OraWorldMandala has developed constructive works on: Khadi,Communal Unity, Education in Health and Hygiene, New or BasicEducation. These processes are showed in the following pages. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 55 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  59. 59. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art SECOND STAGE: AHIMSA FOR SARVODAYA Artistic productions inspired by the Constructive Programme of Mahatma Gandhi KHADI After several artistic offerings of the five elements created together with the 12 religious communities of Ahmedabad, OraWorldMandala, Gujarat Vidyapeeth and WEC (Women Empowerment Corporation) started a training on Khadi developed by the Italian artist Wanda Casaril Zamichieli. July 2007, ‘Khadi-Art Workshop’ Ahmedabad, Gujarat VidyapeethVice-Chancellor, Sudarshan Iyengar visiting the Workshop. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 56 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  60. 60. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art November/December 2008, ‘Khadi-Art Workshop’ Ahmedabad Women of different religions of Ahmedabad working with Wanda Casaril Zamichieli OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 57 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  61. 61. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art A few artistic productions of Khadi-Art Follow up of the Khadi-Art productions: creation of a training and production centre in Ahmedabad OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 58 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  62. 62. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art April 10th, 2010 – Start up of the Shanti Krupa Laboratory Ahmedabad, Ashram Road, Juhapura Founders of the Shanti Krupa working together (Hindu and Muslim women) Wanda Casaril Zamichieli at the Shanti Krupa during the training process for the first production OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 59 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  63. 63. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art May 16th, 2010 – ‘Presentation of Kadhi Art’ Conceptualized by OraWorldMandala, materialized by bhu:sattva and WEC Ahmedabad, Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute Chief Guest Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 60 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org

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