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Discourse and public meetings
Bringing in the new year
10th Apr 2013, International Art of Living Centre , Quebec, Canada
Sri Sri shared that today, April 10, is the New Year in some parts of India. It's the first time that Sri Sri is away from India on New Year's Day. This year is the Year of Victory, he added.
In the morning, as he stepped out, he was so happy to see the snow. He said, "You saved the snow for me."
He said to some devotees, "Are you ready for the Shakti Kriya? (the new technique which Sri Sri has started teaching since Jan. 2013.) It is amazing."
Sri Sri walked to the new Meditation Hall known as the Center for Peace and Inspiration. Signaling the near-completion of the meditation hall, the shimmering Kalashes (or triangular structures) on the golden colored roof stood testimony of the year-long hard work.
Sri Sri keenly inspected the intricately carved wooden pillars and doors sent from the Bangalore ashram.
Later a large audience meditated with Sri Sri to a rudram meditation which he played from his iPad.
In what was a truly rare departure of the crowds that throng Sri Sri’s side, he was spotted walking by himself on the wooded path, taking pictures of the meditation hall and the lake with his phone.
Later, a lady shared her son’s recovery from wheat allergy away a few months of taking Shakti Drops (an ayurvedic wellness liquid made by The Art of Living).
Encouraging people to take Shakti drops, Sri Sri shared some research findings which said that shakti drops were more effective than chemotherapy.
Offering solace to Argentinians affected by the floods
10th Apr 2013, Quebec, Canada
The Argentinian team recorded a message from Sri Sri for the Art of Living Radio jgdradio.com.ar. Today in Argentina, this radio featured an online meditation with 40,000 people as part of an initiative so that people that were flooded in Argentina could find peace.
Reaches Canada,International Art of Living Centre Canada
9th Apr 2013, Quebec, Canada
Sri Sri arrived at the International Art of Living Center in Quebec, Canada exactly at 1 am. He walked in beaming and was surprised to see everyone up that late.
He said, he was planning to sneak inside the kutir without anyone noticing! He had said that they would arrive at 1am and that's exactly the time they entered the ashram!
Honored with the Gandhi, King, Ikeda award
3rd Apr 2013, Atlanta, United States
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s U.S. NONVIO movement culminated at Morehouse College, Atlanta, alma mater of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, where Sri Sri was awarded the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize in recognition for being one of today’s leading voices of peace and nonviolence.
Honored with the Gandhi-King-Ikeda award, Atlanta, US
3rd Apr 2013, United States
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s US NonVio culminated at Morehouse College, Atlanta, alma mater of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., where Sri Sri was awarded the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize in recognition for being one of today’s leading voices of peace and nonviolence.
Sri Sri launches NONVIO event in New York City, US
1st Apr 2013, Washington, United States
Hundreds of peace activists come together to raise their voice in favour of non-violence.
Meditation at the Gateway to the UN
30th Mar 2013, , United States
The Gateway to the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, known for its political rallies, had a new taste this time, with more than five thousand New Yorkers meditating and pledging a commitment for nonviolence with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Honoring the spirit of non violence
28th Mar 2013, Chicago, United States
The NONVIO event, hosted at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, brought together thousands of Chicagoans. The state of Illinois felicitated Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for his tireless advocacy for building a violencefree Chicago and March 28 was declared Nonviolence: No Higher Calling Day by the state.
Among those honored were Carlos Javier Ortiz, Ronald Holt, Annette Nance-Holt, Ondelee Perteet, Ameena Matthews, Dr Gary Slutkin, and Levar Fisher.
Chicago’s beloved group, The Voices, performed at the event, bringing back vintage Motown memories.
Social change through nonviolence
26th Mar 2013 - 27th Mar 2013, Los Angeles, United States
Los Angeles stood up for nonviolence with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the Art of Living Los Angeles Center. The Interactive Town Hall Forum highlighted the power of institutional leaders and decision makers in creating social change through nonviolence.
Launch of the NONVIO movement
25th Mar 2013, San Diego, United States
Sri Sri launched the Nonviolence: No Higher Calling (NONVIO) movement in San Diego at the historic Balboa Park. March 25, 2013, was declared as Nonviolence: No Higher Calling Day, committing to a billion acts of nonviolence. This act envisions a 100 acts of nonviolence for every act of violence that is committed.
Stand up for non-violence
24th Mar 2013, United States
San Jose stood up in support for a stress-free, violence-free society on March 24, 2013, at the San Jose convention center, packed with around 10,000 people.
The campaign received support from Raj Salwan, Councilmember 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.