- Tour Schedule
- Tour Diary
wisdom, music and meditation at AnkaleshwarFri, 11/09/2012, Gujarat, India
‘Anand deep Parva’ an evening of wisdom, music and meditation at Ankaleshwar, Gujarat, Nov. 9
Sri Sri began a week-long visit to the Indian state of Gujarat with a visit to Ankleshwar on November 9. Around 40,000 people attended the Mahasatsang and joined Sri Sri in a meditation. Urging the youth to play a role in nation building, Sri Sri encouraged the gathering to stand up against corruption and focus on environmental conversation. Sri Sri said, “Gujaratis have spread across the globe and with them, vegetarianism and our culture has to spread as well. Mere education, just builds concepts, but spirituality awakens the intellect (pragya), which is benevolent for the society. Indian spirituality is the best way to building a holistic personality, nurturing capability to think and act right.”
The next day, Sri Sri also interacted with Art of Living volunteers before he left for the Ider village in Rajkot.
Celebrations for world peace, Bangalore, India, Oct 16-24Wed, 10/24/2012, Karnataka, India
The Art of Living hosted thousands from across the globe for Navratri. People from all over the world and India took part in meditation, prayers and pujas led by Sri Sri.
From the college goers to the householders to the corporate, this varied congregation meditated as the atmosphere reverberated with the sacred chants during the puja.
The highlight of the festivities included a unique cultural evening when Sri Sri himself played the Veena and the Harp. The air was filled with echoes of many other traditional instruments and sacred chantings.
Felicitated for socio-economic contribution in Karnataka, India, Oct. 1Mon, 10/01/2012, Karnataka, India
The Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) felicitated Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with the Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award in Bangalore. The award honors individuals who have contributed to the socio-economic development of Karnataka and commemorates the birthday of Sir M. Visvesvaraya, founder of the FKCCI.
Interacting with people from all walks of life, Chennai, India, Sept 29-30Sun, 09/30/2012, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Sri Sri visited Chennai on a two-day visit to participate in a mega public event, an educational conference, a knowledge session and a convention of The Art of Living’s volunteers from Tamil Nadu.
The highlight of the visit was 'Aanandham', a public event on September 29 where Sri Sriaddressed the audience, guided them through deep meditation and interacted with them.
Earlier, Sri Srispoke at theeducation conference, "Broaden Your Vision, Deepen Your Roots" which discussed the role of education and the demands made on it in the light of accelerating economic, environmental and social change.
Sri Sri was the keynote speaker at the 'Pearls of Wisdom - Overcoming the Tide', event which included interactive sessions with Mr. Ajay Bagga, MD & Head (Private Health Management) of Deutsche Bank and Mr. A. K. Sabat, renowned tax and budgeting expert.
Sri Sri lateraddressed the state level convention of the Tamil Nadu volunteers of the Art of Living at Vanagaram.
Sri Sri visits Machu Picchu, Sept. 15Sat, 09/15/2012, Amazonas, Peru
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar visited the world heritage site of Machu Picchu in Peru on September 15. He conducted a meditation at the ancient South American site which is believed to have close ties with Indian civilization.
President of Paraguay interacts with Sri Sri, Sept. 14Fri, 09/14/2012, Alto Paraguay, Paraguay
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with Dr. Federico Franco, the President of Paraguay.
Felicitated with the Most Illustrious Guest Award, Sept. 14
The Mayor of Lima Susana Villaran de la Puente honored Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with the ‘Most Illustrious Guest Award’ in Lima, Peru on 14th September.
At the Paraguayan Senate, Sept. 14
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar addresses the Paraguayan Senate.
Addresses Ethics in Business conference, Argentina, Sept. 10Mon, 09/10/2012, Argentina
Sri Sri was welcomed by 2000 business leaders, CEOs, Directors and Presidents of the most renowned Corporations in Argentina for the ‘Ethics in Business’ Conference. He shared the Dias with Luis Moreno Ocampo, former Prosecutor of the International Court, in Le Hague.
At the slum of Retiro, Sept. 10
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar walked the streets of Buenos Aires ending in the slums of Retiro to talk to school teachers, ex-addicts, alcoholics and compulsive players, and children who had taken the Art of Living programs. He promised them a collaboration between The Art of Living and the schools in the slum. The work in the slums has been carried out by the foundation for the past 15 years, recovering many youths from the streets and crime. The endangered area of Bajo Flores will also have its first Art of Living center.
1.5 lakh meditators come together for peace, Sept. 9Sun, 09/09/2012, Argentina
On September 9, Sri Sri led an unprecedented gathering of 1.5 lakh Argentines in Buenos Aires, who came together to meditate for global peace. The event, titled 'El PlanetaMedita', had thousands who joined from 300 cities from across the world. Here, Sri Sri urged and inspired the youth to dedicate some time for service activities for a better Argentina.
University of Buenos Aires honors Sri Sri, Sept. 6Thu, 09/06/2012, Argentina
A thousand people gathered at the Aula Magna (auditorium) of the public UBA University to witness Sri Sri receiving yet another Diploma of Honor from the University. The Conference was attended by the University faculty along with professors, educators and students from all over the country.
Sri Sri said, “We need to include wisdom and human values in the programs; it is the way to fight against violence and depression”. He also underlined the importance of meditation as a way of enhancing consciousness.
Inauguration of spiritual conference, reviving human values, Sept. 6
Sri Sri also inaugurated a spiritual conference organized by a group of companies with the support of the municipality of Buenos Aires. He said; “The voice of good people should be heard; corruption arises from a few bad people and the silence of good people. Where there is lack of spirituality and belonging, corruption arises, and this begins to reverse when common people take responsibility.”
'You gave us the desire to live again': prison inmate to Sri Sri, Sept. 6
Hundreds of prisoners in San Martín, Province of Buenos Aires, together with authorities from the Ministry of Justice and lawyers welcomed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at a special event in their premised.
Over 5200 prisoners have already taken the Art of Living Program for rehabilitation. Inmates, in the Art of Living pavilion said: “Thank you for what you do for us in here. We feel free. You gave us the desire to live again”.
Felicitated with a doctorate, Argentina, Sept. 5Wed, 09/05/2012, Argentina
The Siglo XXI University honored Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with a honorary doctorate in recognition of the work done by The Art of Living in the University Campus. The felicitation ceremony was held in the University's campus in Cordoba, over 800 kilometers from Buenos Aires.
Over 18,000 people attended the felicitation ceremony, despite the rain.
During the event, Sri Sri stated that he had hope in the youth and also added “I hope to take to the East the good from the West, take the good from the East to the West and make a better world together.”
Sri Sri also led the audience through a guided meditation, remarking: “We are making history, this is the first time that we are meditating under the heavy rain."
In addition, the Consul General of India, Dr Sergio Lais Suarez, on behalf of the Indian Community, handed Sri Sri the recognition of ‘Custodian of World Peace’ for all future generations.
Prior to the event, Jose Manuel de la Sota, the Governor of the province of Cordoba, felicitated Sri Sri with the award of ‘Honorary Citizen of Cordoba’.