Lilleoru Education Hub for Practical Consciousness
In 1993 I founded Lilleoru Education Hub – an independent entity for holistic conscious development managed by NGO Lilleoru.
The foundational teaching in Lilleoru is the Art of Conscious Change method (AoCC), rooted in the Tamil 18 Siddhar Tradition and Babaji Kriya Yoga (BKY).
The primary purpose of this teaching is to free individuals from problems and reorganize their inner world and daily life.
The deeper purpose is to bring out the true essence of a human being.
The new main building (the School) was opened in 2018 – the first school in the world where you can learn to actively apply the super-qualities of your consciousness.
Estonia’s oldest and biggest
My goal is not to teach you how to overcome your problems. I will teach you how to get rid of them altogether. I will also show you how any individual, once freed from obstacles, can develop his/her full potential. What makes Lilleoru Education Hub exceptional is that here we discover and develop mastery of our consciousness, using it as a leading force in our lives.
Since 1993, people who value self-development and the conscious way of life have been coming to study at Lilleoru – Estonia’s oldest and biggest Education Hub for practical consciousness. The program includes courses, workshops, masterclasses etc. that will teach you how to master your inner tools and unlock your potential. Lilleoru is first and foremost a place of concentration, mastery of skills and excellence of action. Wisdom shared here forms the basis for a full and happy life.
The main lineage of teachings
The foundational teaching here is the Art of Conscious Change (AoCC), rooted in the Tamil 18 Siddhar Tradition and Babaji Kriya Yoga (BKY). The primary purpose of this teaching is to free individuals from problems and reorganize their inner world and daily life. The deeper purpose is to bring out the true essence of a human being. Over the years, elements of other traditions have also been studied and practiced here.
Of all Hubs, Lilleoru is the main Education Hub, located just a 25-minute drive from Tallinn, the capital of Estonia – a small country of 1,4 million in Northern Europe, an untouched corner of wilderness, abundant forests, clean air and dark autumn night skies. The Hub is an independent entity managed by NGO Lilleoru, an association of my students. They are a group of around 150 students who have completed the Art of Conscious Change (AoCC) coursework; most of them have also completed the initiations of Babaji Kriya Yoga. The NGO’s members come here regularly for continued studies, to help develop and manage the place, and to take care of it’s grounds and buildings. If you have completed AoCC I-II and would like to join the NGO, please contact us at [email protected].
Competency Center of new, broad-spectrum skills
2018 marked an important milestone for Lilleoru Hub: opening of the new main building. Lilleoru’s new main building was built with a goal of reaching more people with the knowledge of how to apply consciousness and other inner tools in everyday lives and activities. For Lilleoru Education Hub this meant the beginning of several new developments.
The new building houses the International Training and Competence Center based on the Art of Conscious Change (AoCC). The majority of AoCC courses take place here; Here I also supervise the advanced yogic study programs. The Education Hub’s diverse training program includes masterclasses as well as workshops conducted by AoCC practitioners from different walks of life. The goal of expansion is to provide many with opportunities to consciously manage their lives and master their inner tools. In addition, the Hub hosts several workshops on conscious lifestyle by visiting teachers from all over the world.
The springboard for Human 2.0
Today, the new main building also hosts Lilleoru Elementary School and the Foundation for Future Education, which takes the AoCC into schools. Lilleoru Elementary School is unique in that it uses the methods of the AoCC as part of its regular curriculum. In addition to regular studies, children will also learn how to develop their attention and concentration, handle their emotions and grow into independent people. Lilleoru Hub opened the building in summer 2018 during an international conference on sustainable development called the “Wisdom of Conscious Communities.” The conference was organized in cooperation with the Global Ecovillage Network Europe and welcomed more than 500 guests from 46 countries.
At the building’s opening ceremony, Mr. Mart Võrklaev, Mayor of Rae Municipality, said: “We are honored to have such an innovative and ground-breaking initiative in our Municpality.” As the founder of the Lilleoru Education Hub, I am touched and grateful to all students and volunteers who constructed this building in order to spread knowledge that will lead to better and more harmonious lives and world.
Building that is one of a kind
In addition to its unique educational content, the new main building (the School) is itself special due to the materials used in its construction. It is Europe’s largest reed building and the only public building of its kind in the world, built on reused laminated timber beams from the NO99 Straw Theater, demolished in 2011.
The construction process itself was an intense practice in consciousness for my core group of students: how to develop conscious collaboration for a huge project lasting several years and involving hundreds of non-professional volunteers as builders? In total, more than 1,000 volunteers and donors contributed to the building over the course of 5 years, with over 40,000 hours of labor.
In summer 2019, the NGO will break ground on the new wing of the main building, with the main focus on accommodation. This is an important next step for the Hub, as the lack of on-site accommodation has made it difficult for international students to join programs offered in Lilleoru. The new wing will also house classrooms for the students of the Lilleoru Elementary School. If you would like to support this next stage of development, please contact us at [email protected].
“Life is not complicated. We bring complexities into our lives on our own. We do this in three different ways: lack of awareness, automatically activated emotions, and mental concepts. This is also the list of complexities that we should get rid of.”