3rd May 2014
6th May 2014
Discourse and public meetings
25 - 27 Jan 2012 - World Economic Fourm
25th Jan 2012, Davos, Graubunden, Switzerland
World Economic Fourm, Davos, Switzerland. 25 January 2012
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar spoke at the World Economic Forum on 'Unconventional Leadership" "Leadership: Art or Science? "Both!" he shared, "Science as it requires planning and reasoning, and Art, as leadership is all about the heart."
19th Jan 2012 - 22nd Jul 2012, , Poland
Inspiring people from diverse walks of life, Poland, July 19-22
Over the four-day visit to Poland, Sri Sri interacted with people from diverse walks of life.
While spending time with youth over the Yes Plus course and the Youth Festival, Sri Sri encouraged them to take responsibility for society and build a stress-free world.
Sri Sri also took time out to meet the residents of PiotrkówTrybunalskich, a small town, an hour’s drive from Warsaw. Sri Sri spent time with the residents, healing and blessing, reducing people’s pains and ailments. Most of the people said immediately and spontaneously their pains were gone completely, and everyone said there was a big improvement.
At the International Youth Festival in Taraska, many NGO’s gathered again to finalise their plans to work together on ecological projects together. Sri Sri joined them in the afternoon for a short while – to share some knowledge to help them in their endeavors. One of the organizers shared: “Speaking with Sri Sri has inspired us, given us a great impetus to further develop service projects in Poland – programs like Non-Aggression Program (‘NAP’) dealing with aggression among young people.
Groups of people from different parts of Europe, (especially small batches from the Baltic republics – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) had traveled to Poland to meet Sri Sri. He intensively interacted with them.
18th Jan 2012, Dhule, Maharashtra, India
Kolkata, India, Jan 7-9
7th Jan 2012 - 9th Jan 2012, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Remembering Swami Vivekananda, on his 150th Birth Anniversary, Kolkata, India, Jan 7-9,
Sri Sri, drove down to Swami Vivekananda's house, for his 150th birth anniversary celebrations. He also inaugurated a walk, at the Scottish Church College, to commemorate the event.
He was invited to the event 'Intalgio,' of the Indian Institute of Management, in Joka,where he addressed the students and the faculty, emphasizing the importance of innovating management, to address local needs. Sri Sri's wit, wisdomand creativity, was applauded by everyone present.
Sri Sri visited the Drug de-Addiction centre, run by VedVignanMahaVidyaPeeth, an Art of Living initiation, he met, and blessed the residents who are currently undergoing therapy.
Sri Sri's visit was culminated by a ‘Mahasatsang,’ which saw a huge mass of people, celebrating joy, and love, at the ground in Howrah. The event was attended by Islamic leaders and Swamis from the Ramakrishna Mission.
Dantheras - Celebrating abundance
24th Oct 2011, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Sri Sri arrived at the Bangalore ashram on the occasion of Dhanteras preceding Diwali with a message for gratitude and abundance. 'Dhan' in sanskrit means wealth. “The first wealth is health. Diwali begins with thanksgiving to the one who gave us Ayurveda. The second is mental wealth, a feeling of abundance. Feel abundance and see that all the darkness is gone.”
Meditation & Bliss in Bad Antogast
20th Oct 2011 - 23rd Oct 2011, Bad Antogast, Brandenburg, Germany
Sri Sri met participants of the advance course and part 1 program at the German ashram and conducted satsangs there.
Rising in the Colors of Fall
11th Oct 2011 - 19th Oct 2011, Montreal, , Canada
Sri Sri arrived at the ashram in Montreal and surprised the advance course participants by taking them on a lovely nature trip to a waterfall nearby. Many participants enjoyed swan rides and a moonlit night soaking in outer beauty along with inner silence. In the following days, the participants embarked on the journey from the head to the heart with deep meditations, yagyas and profound wisdom in Sri Sri's presence.
Three types of space, three types of knowledge, the three bodies - Sri Sri threw light upon these secrets of creation.
Navratri is a journey within
26th Sep 2011 - 5th Oct 2011, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Ten days of silence, wisdom, chanting, music, meditation and celebration in the presence of Sri Sri resulted in each person being emotionally and spiritually charged and intellectually uplifted. The Bangalore ashram was home to participants from 65 countries who gathered to take part in the festivities and to embark on the inner journey guided by Sri Sri.
Wave of Spirituality in Tuticorin
23rd Sep 2011 - 24th Sep 2011, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India
Sri Sri arrived at the port town of South India, Tuticorin and addressed the gathering of several thousands, inspiring them to stand up against corruption. He emphasized the need for spiritual values as the only long-term solution to fighting any form of injustice. The sisters from the town church greeted Sri Sri and at their request, he set a pigeon free as the symbol of brotherhood and peace. Following the event, a group of 20 youth from a nearby tribal village called Maravanmadam took an oath to make their village alcohol-free. Sri Sri also visited the celebrated Thiruchendur Subrahmanya temple to pay obeisance to the deity there.
The Fight Against Corruption Continues
21st Sep 2011, India
Visiting over 50 cities in 14 states, Sri Sri has addressed hundreds of thousands of people, inspiring them to wake up and stand against corruption. This cause gathered further momentum with a special satsang organized by IAC in the presence of Sri Sri at Miramar Beach, Goa. “This country has deteriorated not because of bad people, but because of good people, because they did not stand up against injustice,” said Sri Sri, emphasizing the need for every citizen to come to the forefront and take responsibility to root out corruption.
Sri Sri also gave a statement for World Peace Day which is honored as a day for non-violence and ceasefire even in conflict areas. Read More.
Empowering rural women
18th Sep 2011 - 20th Sep 2011, Sirsi, India
From Shimoga, Sri Sri proceeded to Sirsi on September 18 where he met the members of the VISTA India (Value Integrated Services For All) project that was pioneered by his father, Acharya Shri Ratnananda. The VISTA India project is engaged in uplifting the rural women in Karnataka.
His tour of Karnataka culminated with his visit to Karwar on September 20 where he led a satsang and addressed thousands at the Mayura Varma Vedike, Tagore beach.