2600 singers for the 2600th Sambuddha Jayanti in Colombo

Badakhshan province, Afghanistan
4th December 2010
21 Jan 2011

The Art of Living Foundation in Sri Lanka is to commemorate the upcoming 2600th Sambuddha Jayanti (2,600 years of Lord Buddha`s enlightenment) in Colombo on January 21, 2011 at the largest indoor stadium. 2,600 singers are expected to come together to perform the traditional Bhakti Gee from across the island. The mega choir will include youth, students, corporate executives, music and cultural groups.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says, “Spirituality and music, together, can uplift people and bring enthusiasm. For a stress-free life, you have to embrace both these aspects. The aim is to come together to uplift consciousness – through music, meditation, togetherness and celebration.” International delegates, venerable priests of the Buddhist clergy, leaders of various faiths and tourists from several countries are expected to attend this sacred world event.

“The program primarily aims to invoke the blessings to people across the world for peace, health and prosperity through the beautiful rhythm of our Bhakti Gee,” says Dr. H.B. Tamitegama General Secretary, The Art of Living Foundation, Sri Lanka. This event is also aimed to promote our traditional Bhakti Gee and to give budding talented young singers an opportunity to be a part of this international event.