25th Nov 2013
17th Dec 2013
13th Dec 2013
13th Dec 2013
Madurai, Tamil Nadu,
Morning 10 am- Meenakshi Temple Madurai,
Evening satsang at 6.30 pm in Vaigai City.
14th Dec 2013
14th Dec 2013
Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu,
Early Morning Thiruprakundram Temple Darshan.
Evening Rudra Abhishekam at Shankarmath in Rameshwaram
15th Dec 2013
15th Dec 2013
Tamil Nadu, India
Early morning at 5 am Sphatik Linga Darshan, Srilankan Refugees Meet, Satsang in evening at Ramnad
24th Dec 2013
29th Dec 2013
North Carolina, United States
30th Dec 2013
4th Jan 2014
Bad Antogast, Oppenau, Baden-Württemberg,
Propagating ethics in corporate life
9th Aug 2010, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sri Sri addressed the European Business Group (EBG) in Delhi. He said: “This sense of contributing, taking pride in giving is missing today. If that happens again, there will be a big difference. Pride in giving, pride in non-violence are two things which are missing in today’s education. If you watch movies, one who is aggressive and loses his temper, is shown as a hero. One who is calm, accepts everything and offers his other cheek are not considered heroes. This value shift has to happen.”
Guru Poornima celebrations, Connecticut, USA, July 25
24th Jul 2010, Connecticut, United States
People from all over the world gathered to participate in the Guru Poornima celebrations with Sri Sri in Hartford, Connecticut. While addressing the audience, Sri Sri said: “There are so many bees that sit in a bee hive but there is only one queen bee. If that queen bee goes away, every other bee will disappear, the entire hive disappears. In the same way, in our body, there is an atom, the tiniest of the tiny atom, the atma which is everywhere yet nowhere. That is the queen bee – that is what you are. The queen bee, that is what the Divine is. The queen bee, that is what the Guru principle is.”
Reaching out to different sections
1st Jul 2010, Bokaro, Jharkhand, India
Sri Sri was on a one-day visit to Bokaro in Jharkhand. He addressed the administration and workers of the Bokaro Steel Plant on stress management. “To create a successful working environment, you need to be stress-free," he said.
He also visited the prisoners of the Bokaro prison and encouraged them to give up the path of violence. “Return to mainstream society, we (the Art of Living) will extend all help in setting up your own occupation.” In the evening, over 12,000 people gathered for satsang. Sri Sri urged them to have faith in the Divine. “If God is with you, no one can harm you."
Guest of Honor at the 2nd Symposium on Shelters for Children
17th May 2010, Brandenburg, Germany
Sri Sri was the guest of honor at the 2nd Symposium on Shelters for Children organized by the Peter Maffay Foundation and co-hosted by the Klaus Wowerit, Mayor of Berlin on May 18.
Sri Sri's 54th B'day Celebrations
12th May 2010, Brandenburg, Germany
People from 50 countries meditated for world peace to mark Sri Sri’s 54th birthday celebrations on May 13. Speaking on inner fulfillment, Sri Sri said: “The consumerism that is eating society today can only be checked by inner fulfillment, by quenching that inner quest for the Self, for spiritual energy or inner joy. Fulfillment comes through spiritual knowledge. The greatest fortune in human life is to be able to say, ‘I want nothing. I am here for you.’ ‘I want nothing’ comes from a state of fulfillment and not of denial.”
Sri Sri reached Germany on May 13 after leading an advanced meditation program in Arosa, Switzerland. He also gave a commentary to the international audience on the Bhagavad Gita, a timeless classic of spirituality.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Signs MOU with North Miami Mayor Haiti
26th Apr 2010, Florida, United States
North Miami Mayor, Andre D. Pierre, Esq. and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Haitian Trauma relief. They agreed to focus on promoting the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the Haitian Diaspora by providing programs to combat trauma, as well as encourage healing and empowerment.
The International Association for Human Values (IAHV), the sister organization of the Art of Living has been engaged in providing trauma relief in Haiti since 2007. Presently it is working in both Haiti and South Florida, providing stress and trauma relief post earthquake. Sri Sri was in town to address a 900-strong gathering at the Westin Diplomat Resort in Hollywood.
Two US Cities declare Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Days
20th Apr 2010 - 23rd Apr 2010, Alabama, United States
Two cities in the USA, Denver and Milwaukee declared April 20, 2010 and April 23, 2010 respectively as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Days. On a 21-day tour of the country, Sri Sri was bestowed with the honor in recognition of his contributions worldwide. The proclamations were signed by Mr. John Hickenlooper, the Mayor of Denver and Mr. Tom Barrett, the Mayor of Milwaukee. The two cities joined twelve other cities in the country that had earlier announced Sri Sri Ravi Shankar days.
During the visit Sri Sri addressed the management and employees of Target Corporation, one of the largest retailers in the USA, at their headquarters in Minneapolis and spoke about the importance of having a sense of belongingness with one's organization.Sri Sri also received letters of welcome and commendation.
Sri Sri Inagurates a new Art of Living Centre
14th Apr 2010, Los Angels, California, United States
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar inaugurated a new Art of Living centre in Los Angeles, USA on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. The Centre, a 100-year old church, is a registered national historic monument that is now an Art of Living center to carry out its service initiatives and courses. The Centre will offer Art of Living courses to the public and will also host cultural events and programs.
Sri Sri gave a discourse on the Upanishads in the Centre from April 15- 17. He also addressed two universities during the visit: UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and USC (University of Southern California).
Towards a Violence-free America
8th Apr 2010, Hawaii, United States
His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and His Grace Bishop Stephen Randolph Sykes, IOC Orthodox Bishop of Hawaii spoke on spiritual values and shared their thoughts on creating a violence-free America at a meeting in Hawaii. Sri Sri started the ‘Stress-free, Violence-Free America’ initiative in 2007 at an event in Washington DC to commemorate 25 years of the Art of Living.
All projects of the Art of Living are directed towards reaching Sri Sri’s vision of a stress-free, violence-free world, including youth empowerment projects, stress management workshops and prisoner rehabilitation initiatives.
Public Talk at Trusts Stadium Auckland
6th Apr 2010, Auckland, New Zealand
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar addressed an audience of over 4000 in the Trusts Stadium in Auckland on Sunday. He spoke about the relevance and need for the Ancient Wisdom to face Today's Challenges. It was an evening with music, meditation, some simple stress - relief techniques and wisdom. Around 200 Maoris also attended the event. One Maori gentleman shares that " His beliefs remind me of the beliefs of the elders of my tradition," reinforcing that human values transcends the boundaries of culture and land.
Sri Sri Visited Kauai Monastery
6th Apr 2010, Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar visited this morning, the Kauai Hindu Monastery in Kapaa, Hawaii which is a traditional Saivite Hindu monastery-temple complex on the Garden Island of Kauai. Sri Sri discusses his vision for peace with Palani Swami of the Monastery.