Welcome to our website, Peacock Pages. Our aim is to take you swiftly to materials relating to the Integral Yoga, some of which are difficult to find. Within these pages we will describe the activities of our Center, list resources which may be helpful to aspirants (literature, music, philosophy, etc.), offer links to other websites, and make audio files and PDFs available for download. These may enhance the understanding and practice of the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo.
The Integral Knowledge Study Center was formed in 1979, when a visit from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram by M.P. Pandit and Vasanti Rao brought together a number of seekers into a collective endeavor of study, meditation, and inner growth. The overarching goal of the Center, in harmony with the vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, has since been to aid in the discovery of the secret soul of delight that dwells within each person, and to promote the integral perfection of life that can flow from this discovery of authentic being.
A number of activities are sponsored that support this spiritual search, but the core of the Center’s collective life is a weekly study group that meets on Sunday evenings. Appropriate books drawn from the extensive literature of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother serve as the focus of these meetings, where probing, positive discussions among the participants enhance clarity and lead into a concluding group meditation.
Among other public offerings are seminars and workshops covering a wide variety of themes relating to spiritual life, the viewing of significant films dealing with the growth of consciousness, and the occasional sponsorship of guest speakers. Private counseling and instruction in meditation are also available for individuals through the Center without charge.
On August 15, 1983, Sri Aurobindo’s Relics were inaugurated at the Center. It marked the first time that the Relics had ever left India for another country. For many seekers in America the Relics offer profound significance and continuing inspiration.
The Center’s website is the Peacock Pages, an outgrowth of The Peacock Letter, and will be updated periodically. The Peacock Letter is itself published on the Resources section of the Peacock Pages. These appear on the four Darshan dates of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram as released by the Integral Knowledge Study Center. Requests for digital subscriptions The Peacock Letter should be sent to the Integral Knowledge Study Center. Contributions to defray associated expenses are appreciated. For past issues of The Peacock Letter, please visit our Resources page or .
All quotations from the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother are copyrighted by the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and are reproduced with the kind permission of the Ashram.
Contributions to the Center’s ongoing work in America are welcome. The Integral Knowledge Study Center is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation.