Issue No. 307, February 2015
Discovering the oneness of the Matrimandir Garden
Model of the Matrimandir GardenTwo years ago, in its February 2013 issue, Auroville Today reported on the manifestation of the first three gardens of the Matrimandir. The Gardens of Existence and Consciousness were ready, and work on the Garden of Bliss would be completed by the end of the year. Today, the Bliss garden is stillmoving towards completion. The other nine gardens await their manifestation; but progress on their design is being made.Marc and Meera, who together work for the Matrimandir Garden Design Office, took up the much needed task of diving deeper into the experiential reality of the rest of the gardens. Having executed together with the larger garden team the first three gardens, they still constantly faced questions like, did anybody experience ‘existence’ in the Garden of Existence, or ‘consciousness’ in the Garden of Consciousness? If people didn’t, wasn’t this due to the garden designs? “It led us to the essential need to continue diving even deeper,” says Ma...