Integral Psychology Conference

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Dr. Patel presented briefly Dr. Indra Sen's personal "discovery" of the body of "Integral Psychology" in the totality of the work of Sri Aurobindo, and indicate the dynamic lines of force and the dimensions of experience that Sri Aurobindo offers us. To conclude, she shared -- in terms of a lived experience -- the urge for "wholeness" that is characteristic of our times and which seeks to fulfill itself in the contemporary setting of life itself.


Presenter: Aster Patel, PhD, lived at Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry as a child, and later graduated from the University of Paris (Sorbonne). Her doctoral dissertation was titled: A Comparative Study of the Philosophies of Sri Aurobindo and Henri Bergson. She has taught at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry and is presently conducting workshops in Integral Psychology. Dr. Patel held the “Sri Aurobindo Chair of Philosophy” at Banaras Hindu University. For over two decades, She has been engaged actively in the experiment of Auroville – with direct responsibility at the Centre for Research in Indian Culture and the Centre of Indian Studies of Bharat Nivas and formerly was member of the Governing Board of the Auroville.