Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar begins The Sixth Sense tour of US cities ahead of the historic World Culture Festival in Washington, D.C.

United States
15th of Jun 2023

Emphasizes the importance of mental well-being to achieve inner peace and societal harmony.

(June 14, 2023, Washington, D.C.) Humanitarian and founder of the Art of Living Foundation, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar begins a multi-city US tour The Sixth Sense on June 20th ahead of the Olympic-scale, World Culture Festival on the historic National Mall on September 29th-October 1st 2023.

Gurudev and District of Columbia Mayor, Muriel Bowser, are bringing people together in appreciation of the diverse cultures and beliefs in the world at the upcoming iconic celebration of humanity. (Press Release).

At a time when the United States faces epidemic proportions of loneliness, isolation, mental health challenges and violence, Gurudev says that the act of coming together creates a platform for harmony, peace and healing. 

“It is time that we spread the message of harmony and peace. In a world where there is aggression on one side and depression on the other, and a huge mental health crisis that we are facing, it is timely for us to come together in a spirit in celebration and honor our diversity which is the wealth of humanity. We are one global family and we need to care for each other and share our rich heritage with each other.” Said Gurudev.

The Art of Living Foundation has been promoting mental well-being and belongingness in their programs aimed at fostering self-empowerment and resiliency at the level of the individual for the past 42 years. These evidence-based programs are offered to all segments of society and are intended to nurture a more caring and compassionate world.

Over 150,000 people are expected to gather at the iconic National Mall in the fall for the Festival which will showcase more than 6000 performers from around the world and be live-streamed to more than a billion people globally. Gurudev’s The Sixth Sense tour is an opportunity for the local cities to experience inner harmony and the power of coming together. 

The Sixth Sense Tour Dates: 

Washington, D.C.   : June 21, 2023 

Pittsburgh, PA         : June 22, 2023

Cleveland, OH        : June 23, 2023

Ashtabula, OH        : June 24, 2023

Indianapolis, IN       : June 25, 2023

Boone, NC              : July 1-5, 2023          

Winston Salem, NC : July 6, 2023

Newark, NJ             : July 9, 2023

New York, NY         : July 12, 2023

Ellicott City, MD       : July 22, 2023

Aldie, VA   : July 23, 2023

Birmingham, AL       : July 25, 2023

Nashville, TN         : July 26, 2023

St. Louis, MO         : July 27, 2023

Dallas, TX         : July 28-30, 2023 (SKY Breath Meditation)

Dallas, TX : July 29, 2023

Austin, TX         : July 31, 2023

Houston, TX : Aug 1, 2023

Salt Lake City, UT : Aug 2, 2023

Boise, ID : Aug 3, 2023

Cerritos, CA        : Aug 6, 2023

Riverside, CA        : Aug 11, 2023

Redondo Beach, CA : Aug 12, 2023

Beverly Hills, CA : Aug 12, 2023

Thousand Oaks, CA : Aug 13, 2023

Registration link and more details for all events here.


Gurudev is available for media interviews in each city. Reach out to the media contact below with any questions or for interview opportunities.

- World Culture Festival Compilation Video (Video Credit: Art of Living)
- Brochure for World Culture Festival 2023 [Access here]
- Past World Culture Festival Photos from 2016 and 2011 (Photo Credit: Art of Living)
- #WCF2023: Official Hashtag for World Culture Festival 2023

 About Art of Living Foundation

Operating in 180 countries, The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is a nonprofit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. All of AOLF's programs are inspired by Gurudev's philosophy of creating world peace through a stress-free and violence-free society. AOLF has touched over 800 million lives through numerous educational and self-development programs and tools that facilitate the elimination of stress and foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness and well-being for individuals.

About Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a global humanitarian, spiritual leader, and peace envoy. He has helped millions of people worldwide find peace and resilience in the face of adversity, learning not only how to excel in their own lives, but also how to become powerful agents for social change.

Gurudev has created trauma-relief and meditation programs for at-risk youth, war veterans, prisoners and survivors of disaster. He has also created numerous educational and self-development programs and tools that facilitate the elimination of stress and foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness and well-being for individuals.

Standing for the Gandhian principles of non-violence, Gurudev has mediated and progressed negotiations for peace in conflict-stricken areas such as Sri Lanka, Iraq, Venezuela, and Colombia, where he is credited for playing a central role in ending the violent 52-year conflict between FARC and the Colombian government. He has received 39 governmental awards, including the highest civilian awards from several nations. Twenty-four universities have awarded him with honorary doctorates for his peace-keeping and humanitarian efforts.

Media Contact:
Kushal Choksi