Church rededicated as Art of Living centre in Los Angeles
Bangalore. April 12, 2010. A 100-year old church in Los Angeles, USA, a registered national historic monument, has been offered to the Art of Living foundation, for the latter to run its community service initiatives. Founder of Art of Living, His Holiness Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who is currently on a tour to the USA, will inaugurate this new Centre, on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.
The new Art of Living Centre will offer yoga, meditation, and knowledge programs to the public and a series of cultural events and forums designed to build bridges of understanding between the city’s diverse communities.
Gurudev, will give a discourse on the Upanishads to 1,100 people in the main sanctuary of the new Centre from April 15 – 17. During his visit, Gurudev will also address two world-class universities: UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and USC (University of Southern California).
As Gurudev tours USA, more than 750 Los Angeles high school students are taking Art of Living’s Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES). The program has helped thousands of high school students in New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C., turn away from gang violence, drugs and alcohol, and toward greater generosity and service.