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Teaching stress-free living to lawyers
8th Nov 2010, Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Sri Sri interacted with lawyers from the Punjab and Haryana High Court. He advised lawyers to practice meditation which is the best medicine for better and stress-free living. He also urged lawyers to take up three cases in a year free of cost. The Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal and members of the executive committee were present.
Sri Sri tours Gujarat
1st Nov 2010 - 5th Nov 2010, Gujarat, India
A spread of 5,000 vegetarian dishes met the eye on November 2 at Annam Brahm in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The event demonstrated a complete journey of food: the effects of food on the mind, the right eating practices as well as guidelines towards maintaining good health. All the dishes were made with organic ingredients and prepared using ayurvedic principles of cooking. People of all religions participated with the aim to showcase the unique cuisines from different communities. The food was then distributed as Bal Bhoj among 35,000 underprivileged children from eight slums at Vejalpur and Satellite of Ahmedabad.
Earlier that day, Sri Sri was a special speaker at the Earth Charter Program in Ahmedabad where he urged farmers to avoid excess use of pesticides.
Later in Baroda, Sri Sri met with 300 graduates of the Yes!+ program. “I want them to be well equipped to take the stress that comes along. I want nothing to break them," he said.
"Over 3,500 people attended the advanced meditation course that was held during the Diwali and Gujarati New Year celebrations. For the occasion of the New Year, Sri Sri also visited a 300-year-old temple in a village Jhanjharka near Ahmedabad. Addressing a 30,000 strong crowd of Dalits (lower caste Hindus), Sri Sri said: Don't think of yourself as exploited or downtrodden. We are not high or low. Let us forget the past and work together for a bright future. “
Sri Sri in Russia
4th Sep 2010 - 10th Sep 2010, Adygeya, Russia
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar embarked on a 10-day tour of Russia beginning Sept 5, 2010.
He inaugurated the second International Art and Music Festival ‘Kremlin live’ on Sept 11 in Kazan. The aim of this festival was to develop culture and popularize the arts. Sri Sri was also the guest of honor and delivered the keynote address. The Minister of Culture, Deputy Prime Minister of Tatarstan, Mrs. Valeyava Z.R, welcomed the gathering.
During his tour, Sri Sri visited several cities including St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan and Irkutsk. He interacted with members of the government, businessmen, students and the public. In St. Petersburg (Sept. 5–6), Sri Sri addressed a gathering of over 25,000 people on ‘Yoga for Health and Happiness’ and held a meeting with the city administration. In Moscow (September 7 and Septembr 12), Sri Sri met government officials and addressed students at the International University of Skolkova and Moscow State University. He also addressed a business seminar titled ‘Business Ethics and Fighting Corruption’.
The event was attended by some 400 guests, among whom were prominent business figures, celebrities and representatives of the secular media. Sri Sri shared his views on the further development of relations in the modern business world. Identified the most pressing problems, gave advice on conflict resolution, and pointed to examples of the importance of social responsibility of business in modern conditions.
In Kazan, Sri Sri addressed a gathering of 7,000 people where 300 accordionists performed together and entered the Guinness Book of World Records.
Sri Sri’s last stop was at Irkutsk (September 13–14) where he gave a public talk on ‘Life Secrets’ and conducted a workshop on ‘Yoga for Health and Happiness’.
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.”
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.
Sri Sri met Sri Lankan Tamils
20th Mar 2010, Zurich, Switzerland
His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar meets over 400 Sri Lankan Tamils in Switzerland. He conducted a guided meditation for 20 minutes. He asked the Sri Lankan Tamils to come up with ideas to the uplift the Tamil Refugees in Sri Lanka.
Yamuna Clean-Up Campaign
17th Mar 2010, New Delhi, Delhi, India
His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar launched The Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna (MDMY), on 17th March 2010 in New Delhi. MDMY is the seven-month campaign to clean the Yamuna and aims to make a difference to Delhi and NCR. Thousands of people turned up at Purana Quila to become a part of the event. Hundreds of NGO’s, organizations and corporate are part of the initiative. Many dignitaries, politicians, businessmen and corporate heads were also a part of the event.
Impulsando un plan de acción para combatir el VIH, Países Bajos, 23 de Marzo
3rd Mar 2010, , Netherlands
Sri Sri fue un orador clave en la Cumbre de Lideres Religiosos en respuesta por el VIH en los Países Bajos durante el 23 de Marzo del 2010. El impulsó a los líderes religiosos a hablar abiertamente sobre la enfermedad. “Yo soy de la firme opinión que el estigma y la discriminación provocada por la enfermad solo se pueden superar si los lideres religiosos hablan sobre el tema abiertamente,” dijo Sri Sri impulsando la creación de un plan de acción efectivo que sea compasivo, efectivo y humano. Sri Sri dijo: “Si todos nosotros tomamos este proyecto de educar a la juventud, en una forma de vida sana, un pensamiento positivo y una actitud libre de estigmas e inhibiciones hacia los demás, hemos dado un gran paso.”
1st Mar 2010, Uttaranchal, India
Sri Sri celebrated the festival of Holi and he performed the Ganga Aarti at Haridwar. Thousands of people were part of this event. He said, “Holi is a festival of colors. This whole world is so colorful. Just like in nature there are different colors associated with our feelings and emotions: anger with red, jealousy with green, vibrancy and happiness with yellow, love with pink, vastness with blue, peace with white, sacrifice with saffron and knowledge with violet. Each person is a fountain of colors which keep changing”
Dirigido a las masas en problemas en Bodoland, Noroeste de India, 17 de Febrero
16th Feb 2010, Bodoland, Assam, India
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, como parte de su gira de 8 días a través del Noroeste de India, se dirigió a las masas rurales en Bongaingoan, el distrito en problemas de la parte baja de Assam. Alrededor de 100000 personas se congregaron en Salmara en Abhayapuri para escuchar el mensaje de paz y amor de Sri Sri. Sri Sri impulsó a las personas a adoptar métodos de agricultura orgánica (rishi krishi) y Ayurveda. El Arte de Vivir se encarga de 5 colegios en el área y planea abrir más. Voluntarios del Arte de Vivir han estado trabajando en el área para traer paz y entendimiento.