Key Addresses

Spreading the message of love, compassion and non-violence, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar tirelessly advocates harmonious co-existence among people. His universal and simple message is that love and wisdom can prevail over hatred and distress. Through his public talks and symposiums, Sri Sri addresses issues of inter-faith harmony, environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation and grassroots development. He inspires thousands across the globe to live the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam or a One World Family.

Spreading the Message of a 'One world Family':

(Partial listing in order of chronology)

    • Paraguayan Senate, Sept. 14, 2012
    • Crans Montana Forum, Brussels, June 24, 2012
    • IV Congress of the Leaders of the World & Traditional Religions, Astana, Kazakhstan, May 29-31, 2012
    • World Economic Forum, Jan. 2012
    • Parliament of World Religions, Dec. 3, 2009
    • 2nd Israeli Presidential Conference ‘Facing Tomorrow’, Oct 22, 2009
    • 10th Annual International Conference hosted by the Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary, June 2009
    • Point of Peace Summit, Oslo, Norway, Sept 2008
    • Parliament of South Africa, May 2006
    • World Congress of Imams and Rabbis, January 2005
    • ‘Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders’, United Nations, New York, U.S.A., Aug 2000
  • 2013-2012
  • 2011-2010
  • 2009-2008
  • 2007-2006
  • 2005-2004
  • 2013

    Event/Forum Place Date
    Volunteer for a Better India New Delhi,India Feb 3 2013
    Spirituality & Socio-Political Transformational Prosperity' program NepalFeb 26 2013
    World Forum for Ethics in Business Bled, Slovenia Mar 22 2013
    Stress management for a more joyous life Munich, Germany Mar 23 2013
    Launch of the NoNVio movement - Nonviolence: No Higher Calling San Diego Mar 25 2013
    Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, (The Gateway to the United Nations) New York Mar 30 2013
    Morehouse College Atlanta Apr 3 2013
    The Symposium for the Medical Fraternity of CalgaryCalgary, Canada Apr 18 2013
    'Enlightenment: The Answer to Everything', SEED event Calgary, Canada Apr 20 2013

    2012

    Event/Forum Place Date
    IV Congress of the Leaders of the World & Traditional Religions Astana, Kazakhstan May 29-31 2012
    Chamber of Commerce of Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine May 3 2012
    'Human Values and Hollywood' University of Southern California, Los Angeles Apr 18 2012
    World Forum for Ethics in Business Singapore Apr 2 2012
    Sahasra Veena Jhenkara Bangalore, India Mar 28 2012
    5th International Women's Conference Bangalore, India Feb 3-5 2012
    150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda Kolkata, India Jan 7 2012

  • 2011

    Event/Forum Place Date
    PHD Chambers of Commerce & Industry New Delhi, India Sept 12 2011
    Anti corruption movement Ramlila Maidan, Delhi, India Aug 21 2011
    Crans Montana Forum Brussels Jun 24 2011
    South Asian Peace Conference Bangalore, IndiaMay 24 2011
    Peetarohana Golden Jubilee celebrations Bangalore, India May 15 2011
    Mile Hi Church Colorado, US Apr 15 2011
    1st Parliament of Student Council Leaders at the MIT School of Government Pune, India Jan 14 2011




    2010

    Event/Forum Place Date
    Earth Charter Program Ahmedabad, India Nov 2 2010
    World Academy of Spiritual Sciences (WASS) Delhi, India Sept 23 2010
    Defence Research & Development Organization(DRDO) Delhi, India Sept 23 2010
    'Business Ethics and Fighting Corruption' Kazan, Russia Sept 7 2010
    Inauguration of the 2nd International Art & Music Festival 'Kremlin live' Kazan, Russia Sept 11 2010
    European Business Group New Delhi, India Aug 10 2010
    Inauguration of the Vivekananda Spiritual Center at the Hindu temple of Greater Chicago Illinois, USA Jul 17 2010
    The 'Billion Hearts Beating' campaign Bangalore, India Jul 2 2010
    2nd Symposium on Shelters for Children Germany May 18 2010
    Sri Sri's talk at the Business, Ethics & Spirituality Apr 16 2010
    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's address at the inauguration of the Art of Living center Los Angeles Apr 14 2010
    Summit of Religious Leaders in response to HIV Netherlands Mar 23 2010
    Indian Priests's Congress in Velanganni Tamil Nadu, India Feb 9 2010
    Federation of Bar Associates of Karnataka Bangalore, India Feb 8 2010
    Simple Solution for Inner & Outer Climate Change January 30 2010
    500th year anniversary of Hampi's emperor Krishnadevaraya's coronation India Jan 27 2010

  • 2009

    Event/Forum Place Date
    Parliament of World Religions Dec 3 2009
    Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai, India Nov 26 2009
    2nd Israeli Presidential Conference 'Facing Tomorrow' Israel Oct 22 2009
    World Culture Forum Oct 10 2009
    10th Annual International Conference hosted by the
    Szent Istvan University
    Budapest, Hungary Jun 2009
    Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India May 2009
    Infosys Technologies annual Strategy & Action Planning meet - STRAP 2009 Feb 2009
    National Defence Academy Jan 2009



    2008

    Event/Forum Place Date
    Youth indigenous festival Arunachal Pradesh Dec 2008
    The Civilization of Peace: Faiths and Cultures in Dialogue Nov 2008
    29th National Conference of Jamiat Ulema-e Hind Nov 2008
    Brahm Naad Delhi, India, Nov 2008
    5th Corporate Culture and Spirituality Conference Brussels Nov 2008
    University of North Texas Texas Oct 2008
    Rice University Oct 2008
    Wharton School Oct 2008
    University of Connecticut Oct 2008
    Point of Peace Summit Sept 2008
    Faith in Action: Hindu Leaders' Caucus on HIV/AIDS Bangalore, India Jun 2008
    Argentinian Senate May 2008
    Peace and Reconciliation in South Asia - Challenges and Opportunities Oslo Apr 2008
    Vedanta and Buddhism - Bringing Global Peace in the Current Scenario Bangalore, India Feb 2008

  • 2007

    Event/Forum Place Date
    House of People's Representative Ethiopia Dec 2007
    'Truth and Reconciliation Conference' New Delhi, India Mar 2007
    'Universal Declaration of Human Values' Washington D.C. Mar 2007
    International Conference on Integrated Value Education UNESCO, Ministry of Human Resource Development, (Government of India) 2007



    2006

    Event/Forum Place Date
    Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO The Art of Living International Center, India Jun 2006
    Parliament of South Africa South Africa May 2006
    European Parliament Brussels, Belgium May 2006
    Parliament of Germany/Deutscher Bundestag Germany May 2006
    Karnataka Legislature Karnataka, India Apr 2006
    International Conference on Human Values - marking the 25th Anniversary of The Art of Living, Bangalore, India Bangalore, India Feb 2006

  • 2005

    Event/Forum Place Date
    House of People's Representative, Ethiopia Ethiopia Aug 2005
    Religions and Peace: From Terrorism to Global Ethics Jun 2005
    World Congress of Imams and Rabbis Spain Jan 2005
    International Women's Conference Art of Living International Center, Bangalore, India Jun 2005



    2004

    Event/Forum Place Date
    European Parliament Brussels, Belgium Dec 2004
    International Court of Justice, The Hague Netherlands Dec 2004
    Orissa Legislative Assembly Orissa, India Nov 2004
    North-East Youth Conference India May 2004
    Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture Karachi, Pakistan Jul 2004
    Scottish Parliament United Kingdom Jun 2004
    Federal Senate, Brazil Brazil May 2004
    Institute of International Affairs/CARI Argentina May 2004
    Panama Chamber of Commerce Panama May 2004
    'South Asia Peace Symposium' Ohlone College, Fremont, California, USA Apr 18 2004
    "Toward a National Dialogue on Integrity Issues:
    Roles of the Public, Private and NGO Sectors in
    Promoting a National Integrity Agenda"-
    World Bank and the Turkish Ethical
    Values Foundation
    Turkey Mar 2004
    Sufi Saints Conference Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India Feb 28 2004
    Corporate Culture and Spirituality Art of Living International Center, Bangalore, India, Nov. 19-21 2004