Art of Living to conduct a nation-wide meditation campaign

1700 centers set to host thousands across the country

The Art of Living will conduct a nation-wide 'Meditate India' initiative aimed at raising awareness about the benefits of meditation and providing an opportunity for people to internalize meditation in their lifestyle. Being launched on May 13th, which also is the birthday of The Art of Living founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the initiative will educate people that meditation is “healthy to learn and easy to practice” and results in good health, peace and happiness.

The campaign will see people from all walks of life coming together to share some moments of silence through guided meditations at around 1700 centers in India. The free meditation camps will be conducted in residential localities, corporate houses, schools, colleges and parks all over India. The 'Meditate India' initiative, will help in reducing stress and create a positive attitude towards accepting the challenges at work or home.

Encapsulated in the words of Sri Sri, “In your day-to-day life, you come across all kinds of situations that can be challenging and demanding. Meditation can bring about a balance between the different states of the mind. You can learn to switch from the tough aspect to the delicate aspect within you. This ability is present within everyone and meditation enables you to switch between these states effortlessly.”

The initiative will run for a period between 13th May and 31st May, 2012.

The Art of Living a volunteer-based NGO with a presence in over 152 countries worldwide. Founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the aim of the organization is “to create a stress-free and violence-free society”.

For more details please visit www.artofliving.org/meditateindia

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