Art of Living volunteers help to rebuilt and clean Villa La Angostura, the tow hurried by ashes.
Since the Puyehue vulcano, located in the Chilean slope of the Andes mountain range in souther tip of Latin America, erupted last year, destroying forests and towns, closing airports for months and leaving people without homes, several cities from Argentina were burried under ashes. This natural disaster caused not only economic chaos but also stress and anxiety amongs thousands.
In June 2011 Villa La Angostura, one of the most beutiful resorts on the slopes of the Andes mountain range, was declared disaster zone.
The Art of Living volunteers, took responsibility and travelled over 1300 kilometers to Patagonia to start cleaning and helping. Busses were hired, funds, food, tents, medicine and clothes collects and seva started.
As result of these first campaign Art of Living courses, BWS and meditations were given to the suffering. Entire families lost their jobs and belongings. The lack of food added to the problems and the food provided by the Art of Living was a great relieve.
The 3 day Breath Water Sound was tought to almost the whole town. Public meditations take place in the open air for the township, and the cleaning process continues.
More than 1500 people benefited from the help
3 schools were reopen
The hospital was assited
Central Administration was helped
Large donations given
Many homes cleaned
In the month of November AOL was declared programme of Municipal Interest
300 more people benefited from the aid
100 volunteers move to the area
Many more Donations offered
Art Of Living takes permanent presence in Villa La Angostura
A Garden s Festival was organized on behalf of AOL
Public Meditation guided
Open public BWS courses and training for make more BWS teachers
And this is only the beginning! People in celebration and gratitude thank Guruji for the guidance!
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M., age 26 “I had decided to go back to my anti-depressants before this (The Art of Living) course, but now I don’t need them. I will practice these techniques every single day for the rest of my life. I only hope other people are lucky enough to take this course. It has given me more help than I could have ever imagined possible. Thank you.”
“I’ve been suffering from a loss of concentration, weak memory and extreme anger. Now I feel as if something heavy has been lifted from my back.”
“I found that this training of breathing is so useful and its benefit shows when I do it. I feel that my heart is stronger and younger. When I can’t sleep I just do the breathing and I feel energy in all parts of my body.”
“I feel peace with myself and have less stress. I think if I continue with the practice, this feeling of peace will continue to grow.”
M. Ali Bankat
"Before this experience, I was sad, depressed and starting to lose hope because of the situation here in Iraq. Now, after only four days, I feel confident in myself – happier, have hopes and dreams again and I feel that life is so beautiful. I have started to love everyone and physically I have much more energy and am able to do more things. I want to thank you very much for helping all of us feel better.”