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  1. Nurturing Peace Through Yoga & Meditation

    Wed, 04/29/2015
    (The Embassy of India in Washington, DC, organized a talk by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on ‘Nurturing peace through Yoga and Meditation’ at its premises on April 29. The talk is the beginning of a series of curtain-raiser yoga events to welcome the First Interna ...
  2. The Right Kind Of Education

    Fri, 04/24/2015
    (Below is a continuation of the post Time For Peace) What do you think about the takfiri movement and the extreme violence in Syria? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: First, this is an identity crisis, as I have said. People feel their identity is threaten ...
  3. (A member of the audience asked a question which was inaudible)

    We all know these issues are very big. As you rightly said, there is not any specific reason for many types of conflict, because there is conflict between religions, within the religion, within the country; all types of conflicts are there.If you ...
  4. In difficult situations, what should we do in order to take control of our minds, or to reach a state of equilibrium. I would like to ask Gurudev for a very simple exercise we can practice to reach a state of equilibrium.

    I think you have already led us to meditation.Let us first clear the misconception that meditation is concentration. How many of you think that meditation is concentration? (Many in the audience raise their hands).You will be disappointed; < ...
  5. Would you please share with us your appreciation of soul consciousness?

    There is something in you that is not changing.Now, if you cannot find what is not changing in you, at least can you recognize everything in you that is changing? If you just stand in front of the mirror and look at your picture that was taken fiv ...
  6. What do you think about the takfiri movement and the extreme violence in Syria?

    First, this is an identity crisis, as I have said. People feel their identity is threatened.Second, they think only they have the key to the heaven, and all others are wrong. I would like to share one of my experiences with you. When I was ...
  7. My Birthday Gift

    Wed, 05/13/2015
    If an occasion can inspire so many people to do so much seva, and bring so much joy, I don't mind cutting a cake four times a year. I am glad I was not born on February 29th, as it comes only once in four years.Any occasion or any excuse is goo ...
  8. Time For Peace

    Fri, 04/24/2015
    (Below is a continuation of the post Inter-faith And Inter-Cultural Harmony) There are four sources of energy:1. Food. In ancient India, if someone is behaving funny, people will ask, ‘What did you feed him?’ or ‘What did you eat?’ Instead of a ...
  9. The feeling of ego leads us to dominate others, or be disrespectful. What is the message of The Art of Living that would help bring us together, and be more respectful of each other?

    One of the biggest crisis on the planet is the identity crisis. We identify ourselves as somebody, and those who do not belong to the same identity, we think that they are against us and we become afraid of them, or we want to dominate them and so we sh ...
  10. Who will take up the role of educating the population and the children? How can UNESCO find the way to bring spirituality as a real component and not as a luxurious thought to our agenda?

    Any big transformation in society depends on the four pillars of society:1. The government2. The civil societies; the NGOs3. The media4. The faith-based organizations, they also have a role to play When all these four aven ...
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