21st May 2013
22nd May 2013
Ulan Bator, Mongolia
23rd May 2013
23rd May 2013
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
24th May 2013
29th Jun 2013
1st Jul 2013
1st Jul 2013
WFEB Conference at Palais Des Nations
11th Jul 2013
22nd Jul 2013
The Art of Living Center, Montreal
Date : July 22 2013 : Guru Purnima celebrations, Montreal
31st Jul 2013
5th Aug 2013
Bad Antogast, Baden-Württemberg,
5th Oct 2013
14th Oct 2013
Art of Living International Center, Bangalore, Karnataka,
Minister-President of Baden-Wuerttemberg meets Sri Sri
17th Nov 2009, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Honorable Minister-President of Baden-Wuerttemberg praised Sri Sri’s efforts to resolve conflict and bring peace at various fora. He said: “I am from a Christian country and have a vision to unite all religions and culture across the globe.”
He paid a visit to the Art of Living International Center with a government delegation from Germany comprising the Ministers of the State for Finance, Economics and other parliament members.
Honorable Minister for Large and Medium Industries, Karnataka, Mr. Murugesh Rudrappa Nirani and President of the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Crasta were also present.
While addressing the delegation, Sri Sri said, “India always stands for fostering the vision of a One World Family. Human values have to be an integral part of all facets of life; be it business, politics or society as a whole.
“The economic meltdown is the result of greed. Ethical and moral values are the backbone of business and business is the way to sustain the world.”
Sri Sri brings the message of Peace and Unity to Israel
19th Oct 2009 - 22nd Oct 2009, , Israel
During his visit to Israel, 19th - 22nd October 2009 Sri Sri was a speaker at the Presidential Conference - 'Facing Tomorrow' 2009. In an interview with renowned talk show host Dan Shilon, he shared that the Middle East crisis could be solved through educating people with a multi cultural, multi religious and broader spectrum of knowledge”.
He addressed a group of business leaders at the Tel Aviv University, an address at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and also gave a public address where people had an opportunity to ask questions on spirituality and how to overcome problems.
Business Leaders Meet
18th Oct 2009, , Israel
During his visit to Israel Sri Sri highlighted the need to secularize religion, socialize business and spiritualize politics. Addressing the business leaders Sri Sri said:
“I feel Fanaticism and fundamentalism can be quelled through educating children in a multicultural and multi religious manner. When a child grows up thinking, “Only I go to heaven. Everybody else is going to hell,” they create a hell for everybody else.
The two streams of thought, torah and veda are the most ancient on the planet. The oldest of all the religions is Judaism on one hand and on the other hand the Hindu way of life, Hinduism.
There are a lot of similarities, but we both say one thing: you say, “Shalom,” and we say, “Om Shanti, Om Shanti”— “Let there be peace!” Let us all be united. The world is one beautiful family. This message we need to take everywhere, to every doorstep”.
Sri Sri's Message on Diwali/The Festival of Lights
17th Oct 2009, Bad Antogast, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Diwali means the festival of lights. Each one of you is a light to yourself. To light one candle is not enough. Everyone has to be happy and light up. Symbolically this signifies igniting the light of wisdom. There are 27 countries in Europe, so we will light one lamp for each country.
The Diwali message is: Let go of the past. Celebrate life with wisdom. Without wisdom it is not true celebration at all. The wisdom is in knowing that the divinity is with me.
Sri Sri's Address to Corporate Leaders
15th Oct 2009, , Japan
A talk was organized with the theme of “Warai to Kokoro,” or “Laughter and Heart”. Sri Sri began his address by saying:
“India and Japan have had a long-standing relationship. In fact I would say the whole world is one family whether it is America, Europe, Japan, or India.There is a saying in India that says ‘The World is one family’.
Matsuda San concluded the meeting by remarking, “When I visited India, I found many people who like Japan. However, not many people in Japan know much about India.
They know about IT, turbans and curry, but they have not understood the heart of the people. Sri Sri shared that heart with us”.
Sri Sri's Public Address
15th Oct 2009, , Japan
At a public gathering in Tokyo Sri Sri emphasized the importance of observing the tendencies of the mind, of being established in the silence within, as well as being dynamic in outer activity.
He said we should have a centre here where we can teach this beautiful knowledge which can bring good health and happiness to the people of Japan. We must do something for the old and young.We want to have a physical place where anybody can walk in, learn meditation and remove the anxiety in life.
Sri Sri’s final words were; “Be like a child. Be with enthusiasm. Dance and sing and be joyful. Life has problems, but they come and go. Don’t mind what is happening in the mind. Don’t mind what is happening in life. Just move on. When you share more and more comes to you. When you spread love, love comes to you”.
Sri Sri Says Racism Solution Rests in Education
11th Oct 2009, , South Korea
In his address in Gangnam, Sri Sri said Korea must look towards its education system in order to institute the multicultural mindsets that will see them overcome racism. Regionalism will be a problem for the country until it starts out on the process of multiculturalism.
"We have to teach people a multicultural and broad mindset, otherwise, you know, a sort of narrow racism and regionalism will be a problem for people," he said.
Sri Sri is in Korea to give a talk at the World Knowledge Forum being held in Seoul this week, where former U.S. President George W. Bush is also a speaker. The Gangnam event was one of two sideline events he is holding.
When asked about the involvement of fellow speaker Bush, Sri Sri said, "Well, that is good. Everybody is welcome in knowledge. It is a lack of knowledge that gives a different color to your personality."
H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar receives the first ever Culture in Balance Award
9th Oct 2009, Dresden, Brandenburg, Germany
The WORLD CULTURE FORUM is committed to the establishment of a healthy balance between the six facets of culture, defined as: science, art, politics, religion, economics and media.
In His address, Sri Sri emphasized the importance of Spirituality in bringing stable Peace. With the WCF award, the jury of the WCF honors the holistic approach for a "balance of cultures" brought about by Sri Sri.
All India Ayurvedic Congress Centenary celebrations
6th Oct 2009, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sri Sri gave useful insights, stating that health is not mere absence of disease but it also includes welcoming happiness in life. He said, Ayurveda has, not yet reached the level of respect that Chinese medicine has got today.
Each one of us, and the government also has this responsibility to take Ayurveda to that level. We need to pay attention to our environment.
We have to totally integrate Yoga and Spirituality. We have to include these in our lives. Only giving medicines to people won’t work. It is equally important to inspire them to pay attention to rest, yoga, and meditation.
World Health Organization (WHO) Conference
6th Oct 2009, Central, Sri Lanka
Sri Sri addressed the issues surrounding mental and physical health. He spoke about how in the East over 5000 years ago, there was a concept of social well-being, where you are healthy only if you are happy mentally, physically and socially. He also expressed shock that nearly 30% of Europe suffers from depression and Doctors predict the number to raise to 48% in the coming decade.
“Mental well being to me is improved perception, improved observation and improved expression. Like, the body grows from the time you are born to the age 21, 22 and then the body starts deteriorating, our mental age, our mental well being should grow
simultaneously from childhood we need to keep improving our perception, observation and our expression this has no age, usually psychologists say 50 or 40 it stops, at middle age our mental observation, expression starts deteriorating. I say if you are practicing yoga or meditation this doesn't happen. There is no decay of your mental well-being”.
Sri Sri Calls for People to live without fear
4th Oct 2009, Central, Sri Lanka
In his fifth visit to Sri Lanka, Sri Sri blessed over 10,000 people at the mega event titled “Uniting Hearts and Minds” at the country’s largest indoor stadium, Sugatha Dasa in Colombo.
Sri Sri also inaugurated and delivered the keynote address at the international conference on promotion of mental well-being organized by the World Health Organization (WHO).