24th Dec 2013
29th Dec 2013
North Carolina, United States
30th Dec 2013
4th Jan 2014
Bad Antogast, Oppenau, Baden-Württemberg,
Launches the NON VIO movement in San Diego, US
25th Mar 2013, United States
Sri Sri launched the Nonviolence: No Higher Calling (NONVIO) movement in San Diego at the historic Balboa Park. San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, declared March 25th, 2013 as “Nonviolence: No Higher Calling” day committing to a billion acts of nonviolence. This act envisions a 100 acts of non violence for every act of violence that is committed.
Campaign for violence-free society - San Jose, CA, USA
24th Mar 2013, , United States
Over 10000 people from different communities pledged to create a violence-free society
Stand up for non-violence, Bay Area,US
24th Mar 2013, United States
San Jose stood up in support for a Stress-Free, Violence-Free Society on March 24th, 2013 at the San Jose convention center with around 10,000 people.
The campaign received support from Raj SalwanCouncilmember at City of Fremont;Mike Honda Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives Ash Kalra Councilmember at City of San Jose,Dr.James R. Doty, M.D. the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University to name a few.
Promoting stress management
23rd Mar 2013, Munich, Bayern, Germany
Following a public talk themed “Stress management for a more joyous life’ on the evening of March 22 attended by 1200 people in Munich’s Herkulessaal, Sri Sri was the special guest at a VIP reception on March 23.
His visit to Munich marked the first one after 15 years.
Promoting Ethics in Business, IEDC School of Management
22nd Mar 2013, Bled, Bayern, Germany
Ethics in Business and Leadership, "The Time is Right Now!" was the theme for the 1stWorld Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) in cooperation with Fokus 2031.
The conference brought together leading individuals from the political, corporate, academic, media and NGO side to dialogue on the pressing need to strengthen human values and good governance across all sectors.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, co-founder of the WFEB and His Excellency Borut Pahor, President of Slovenia, gave the keynote addresses at the conference.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said: "Trust is the backbone of business. We have seen the flaws in communism, now we are seeing the failings of unbridled capitalism. It is time for a new ‘ism, a humanism. Business with humanism is what I would call ethics in business."
He added that it is important to expect the same level of ethics from ourselves as from the people we work with, make business with or live with.
Prior to his address, Sri Sri had an hour-long meeting with the H. E. Borut Pahor, President of Slovenia.
Sri Sri at WFEB, Slovenia
22nd Mar 2013, Ljubljana, , Slovenia
Sri Sri had an hour long discussion with His Excellency Borut Pahor, President of Slovenia at the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB)
Sri Sri guides a meditation in Zagreb, Croatia
18th Mar 2013, Zagreb (city), Croatia
A Croatian gathering learn about meditation and some practical wisdom of life at a Health & Happiness program with Sri Sri (not seen in the picture)
Meeting with the President, Zagreb, Croatia
18th Mar 2013, Zagreb, Croatia
Sri Sri meets with Prof. Ivo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia.
Their meeting took place at the President’s office while Sri Sri was on a four-day visit to the country. Their conversation focused on reducing corruption and strengthening the human values in society.
Author of photography: Presidents office, Republic of Croatia Tomislav Bušljeta.
Sri Sri at Maha Shivratri celebrations
10th Mar 2013, Art of Living International Center, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Sri Sri joins thousands of people for an evening of music and mass meditation.
Sri Sri meets the Prime Minister, Kathmandu
27th Feb 2013, Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Wednesday called on Prime Minister Dr. BaburamBhattarai at the latter’s official Baluwatar residence.
Welcoming the spiritual leader, Prime Minister Dr. Bhattarai said that he was extremely happy to welcome Sri Sri in Nepal.
The Prime said that it was matter of pride for all Nepalese that Sri Sri was on a Nepal visit and his visit will be helpful in institutionalize peace in the country.The Prime Minister said that Sri Sri’s visit has created a spiritual environment in Nepal. Earlier in the day, Sri Sri visited the Pashupatinath temple and offered prayers there.
Sri Sri with Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, President of Nepal
Sri Sri calls on President Dr. Yadav,Kathmandu
26th Feb 2013, Nepal
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar urges Nepali citizens to commit towards social betterment, Kathmandu
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar urged the Nepali youths and citizens to work for the fast development of Nepal. Talking to journalists upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Sri Sri said that each individual should set aside an hour a day for the country. Founder of The Art of Living International arrived in Kathmandu this afternoon on a four-day visit to Nepal. Recalling his organization’s work for the progress of society in India recently with Volunteer for a Better India and world wide, Sri Sri urged each and everyone to be the part of Nepal’s development.
Sri Sri calls on President Dr. Yadav
Sri Sri Ravi Shankarcalled on President Dr Ram BaranYadav at the latter’s Office. PresidentYadav said that Sri Sri’s visit to Nepal would further strengthenNepal-India relations. He said wherever Sri Sri went peace prevailed there and expressed that the same would happen in Nepal as well: your visit will b good for Nepal and Nepalese people.
“On behalf of all the people of this country, I welcome you to Nepal,” said the President.
Earlier, Sri Sri visited the Youth for Transformation Training Camp and interacted with the participants there. Around 200 youth of different caste and ethnic communities of over 35 districts of Nepal participated in the training.
Smile must lurk on the lips of all people of this country of Lord Buddha, Sri Sri said, adding that peace, prosperity, power, water are in the store oforall Nepali people.
Interacting with politicians & corporates
A mix of politicians, enterpreneurs and decision makers interacted with Sri Sri on a diverse range of subjects at the ‘Spirituality & Socio-Political Transformational Prosperity’ program.
Stating that Nepal is now passing through the most critical time in its history, Sri Sri said, “Peace and prosperity move together,” adding that spirituality brings compassion and instills a feeling of belongingness.
Comparing Nepal with Switzerland and giving the example of the preservation of Balinese culture in Indonesia, Sri Sriurged the politicians to work for the preservation and promotion of the diverse cultures of Nepal. “With the disappearance of cultures, the identity of the country itself will be lost,” he said, adding that, “Nepal must maintain her identity.”
“Promote tourism and prepare youth for the progress of Nepal. Developing the country is not a single man’s job, the entire population should engage in it,” he said.
The function was attended by CPN-UML chairman and former Prime Minister JhalanathKhanla; Vice-President of the Nepali Congress Ram Chandra Poudel; CPN-Maoist leader Krishna BahadurMahara among others.