27 May 2013
27 Jun 2013
30 Jun 2013
30 Jun 2013
Public Talk - 5 pm
Crown Plaza Hotel
1 Jul 2013
1 Jul 2013
WFEB Conference at Palais Des Nations
2 Jul 2013
9 Jul 2013
Bad Antogast,, Baden-Württemberg,
Deutschland – Shakti Kriya with Sri Sri
11 Jul 2013
22 Jul 2013
The Art of Living Center, Montreal
Date : July 22 2013 : Guru Purnima celebrations, Montreal
23 Jul 2013
28 Jul 2013
Boone Ashram, North Carolina,
Weeklong Silent retreat, Art of Silence and Shakti Kriya with Sri Sri
30 Jul 2013
4 Aug 2013
Bad Antogast, Baden-Württemberg,
Deutschland – Art of Silence courses with Sri Sri
5 Oct 2013
14 Oct 2013
Art of Living International Center, Bangalore, Karnataka,
University of Buenos Aires honors Sri Sri, Sept. 6
6 Sep 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
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. 5
5 Sep 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
Reception of joy, Argentina, Sept. 4
4 Sep 2012, , Argentina
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar landed in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, on September 4. He was received by a host of journalists, photographers and reporters from the national and the international press. They had waited in the cold winter weather for over two hours, along with 2000 residents at the Aeroparque Airport. As Sri Sri alighted, he remarked, “I am very honored to be in this country, with so many happy and vibrant people. We are here to generate waves of peace and harmony in the society.” A magnificent choir comprising 300 singers welcomed Sri Sri with their recitation of the ‘Ode to Joy’.
Rio de Janeiro State bestows the highest honor to Sri Sri, Sept. 3
3 Sep 2012, , Argentina
Sri Sri received the Tiradentes Medal in Rio, the highest honor from Rio de Janeiro State on September 3. This medal is the most important commendation of the legislature of Rio de Janeiro, designed to reward personalities who have rendered outstanding services to the public cause.
Key of Rio de Janeiro handed to Sri Sri, Sept. 3
Sri Sri receives the keys of the city from Eduardo Paes, the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro on September 3, 2012.
Visit to Christ the Redeemer site, Sept. 3
Sri Sri visited the “Corcovado” (monument of Christ) in Rio de Janeiro, acclaimed as one of the seven wonders of the world.
Spreading peace and love, Brazil, Sept. 3
One of the largest events held in Rio de Janeiro was in Cinelândia Square. This square has been, in the past, the scene of many freedom movements and political gatherings. Yet with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, it became a scene of meditation and wisdom.
Governor of São Paulo state with Sri Sri
30 Aug 2012, Karnataka, India
Governor of São Paulo state with Sri Sri, August 30
The Governor of São Paulo state, Mr. Geraldo Alckmin received Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the Bandeirantes Palace on August 30. The State Secretary of Education, Voorwald Herman, also attended the meeting.
The Governor stressed the importance of maintaining emotional balance in children and adolescents. "Often problems are caused for young people due to stress and excessive family conflicts," said the Governor. "Why, it was a great honor to receive Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the board of Art of Living association, they have a great expertise in education," he shared.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar discussed with Geraldo Alckmin the ways to a stress-free and violence-free state. They discussed alternatives for peace and the importance of human values.
25 Aug 2012 - 28 Aug 2012, Western Cape, South Africa
Promoting spirituality as a bridge of peace, South Africa, Aug. 25-28
Sri Sri was in South Africa on a three-day visit to promote spirituality as a bridge of understanding and peace.
On Aug. 25, Sri Sridelivered a speech during 'An Evening of Wisdom and Meditation' lecture at the Chatsworth football stadium in Durban. Hundreds of people were part of the event that saw many dignitaries as well as the Muslim leader YousufSayed.
Sri Sri inaugurated the International Center of Peace in Cape Town on Aug. 28.
(picture credits for Durban: kindly give photo credit to: daylife.com)
Offering solace in riot-stricken areas
8 Aug 2012 - 9 Aug 2012, Assam, India
Offering solace in riot-stricken areas, Assam, India, Aug. 8-9, 2012
Sri Sri was toured the riot-hit districts of Chirang and Kokrajhar in Assam last week. If a youngster was doing his best to make “Guruji” hear the woes of the Busugoan Higher Secondary School relief camp in Chirang district, a 60-year old man was angrily recounting how they came running away from death on that fateful day. “With God’s grace, things would be back to normal soon,” was his reassurance. “Insha Allah,” said the old man.
The energy became contagious as he visited two more Bodo camps. Despite the trauma, only love and faith were palpable among the inmates. They scrambled to touch his feet and seek his blessings. They cried, they shared their insecurity, they narrated their despair not with remorse, but with the belief that he has come to take them away. He mingled with them, placing a hand of reassurance on their head. Many inmates shared their helplessness with tears in the eyes. Many regretted how long-standing harmony among different communities has been destroyed by the current riot. He reassured them that the Art of Living will work for rebuilding the trust. He listened to their individual sufferings and handed over the items he has brought for them all way from Bangalore.
He reached out to victims taking shelter at the Kajalgoan Higher Secondary school camp in Chirang. Sri Sri personally ensured every child-bearing mother gets her supply of baby-food. He even directed one of the volunteers to hand over a packet to a lady who was shyly sitting in a corner with her baby on her arms. The same intensity of concern and care reigned as he personally distributed clothes and other items to as many inmates he could at the Vidyapeeth High School in Kokrajhar.
Sri Sri effortlessly got both the sides to see reasons and talk in conciliatory tones. With the representatives of Bodoorganisations he discussed ways and means of ending the conflict and finding a long-term solution to the problems of Bodoland without communalising it. And to the representatives of All Bodoland Minority Students Union (ABMSU), his advice was of working for harmonious and peaceful co-existence of all the communities in the Bodoland.
Honorary doctorate conferred to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
14 Jun 2012 - 16 Jun 2012, Drenthe, Netherlands
Sri Sri's address at the 'World Forum for Ethics in Business, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Diversity is not a threat instead it should be celebrated
At the dinner table at home, we all sit with our children and teach them good things. But when it comes to business, actions of greediness and selfishness are explained away so easily with phrases like, ‘It is only business, don’t take it personally.’ Read more
Honorary Doctorate address by Sri Sri
Happiness has nothing to do with the prosperity
You once said the body is in the mind, not the other way around. Please explain what you mean by this....Read more
Read the press release from Nyenrode Business University, Netherlands
1 Jun 2012 - 11 Jun 2012, Art of Living International Center, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Meditation makes you lucky
You don’t have to choose a Guru. The Guru Tattva is present in every good thing you learn in life, and wherever you learn it from. In each phase of life, the presence of a Guru will be there. Read more
Great strength comes to you when you sacrifice
If a person has nothing to sacrifice, and says that I have sacrificed everything - that too is not correct. Despite having everything and fulfilling all duties and responsibilities, a person should have the sense of sacrifice in his mind (Tyaag Buddhi). That is the best. Read more (Watch Video)
Very strange are the ways of Karma
How many of you have had this experience that without doing any harm to anybody, or anything wrong still people became your enemies. (Many raise their hands) So many! And now tell me, you have not done any big favors and still some people have become your friends. Read more (Watch Video)
Three kinds of Devotees
A joyful devotee, who gets lost in fun only, somewhere or the other, he is not able to attain depth and depth is also needed. Read more (Watch Video)
Sri Sri's first visit to Kazakhstan
29 May 2012 - 31 May 2012, Astana, Kazakhstan
Sri Sri was a speaker at the IV Congress of the Leaders of the World & Traditional Religions. This was Sri Sri's first visit to Kazakhstan.
Mr Nurlan Iskakov, Hon'ble minister of Environment, Govt of Kazakhstan met Sri Sri
Sri Sri also interacted with the public at an evening of spiritualism, music and meditation held at the Raddison Hotel in Astana.
22 May 2012 - 28 May 2012, Art of Living International Center, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
During this week, over 5 000 people and 1 500 chidren and teenagers, registered for a variety of Art of Living courses in the presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
A goal is needed in life
My message for the students who have not passed in their exams is that it is not a big thing. Life itself is a learning process, an art. In every stage of life, we learn lessons through success as well as failure. Don't lose your enthusiasm and keep moving ahead. Read more
Consider your life as sadhana
The sign, by which you identify both the male and female forms, combining them both to form one single symbol to identify the Lord who has no form or identity, who is all pervading in this entire Brahmanda (Creation), is Shiva Lingam. Read more
Faith is the petrol in the vehicle of life
Sorrow disappears as one progresses on the path of knowledge. The benefit of yoga and meditation is that it removes sorrow from your life. Then you realize the truth, that life is joy and you were unnecessarily worried. Read more
Enlightenment is present in you as a seed
What we need to understand is that we should know that we already have what we want in life. You start with this intention, ‘I already have what I want’, then what you want will fructify easily. Thinking, ‘I have it’, is like sowing a seed. Read more
Longing is the sign of the ripening of consciousness
Recent research says that we should take more of raw food, raw vegetables, fruits and juices. 80% of our food should be raw and 20% should be cooked. Several people who had brain tumor, cancer, have gotten cured just by having raw food and sun gazing. Read more