Meditation session at Burail Jail today

12 May 2012

A nationwide initiative ‘Meditate India’, aimed at raising awareness about the benefits of meditation, is being launched by The Art of Living on the occasion of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s birthday on May 13.

In Chandigarh, meditation sessions would be held for 600 inmates at Burail Jail and 250 children at Snehalaya apart from other programmes.

To mark the occasion, a candle march against female foeticide was held on Saturday at Sector 17 plaza.

The other programmes include blood donation camp at Rotary Club, Sector 37. A mahasatsang with langar will also be held on Sunday at Sikhya school, Sector 46-A, Chandigarh while Sumeru Sandhya, soulful bhajan evening will be held on Monday by Amol Shinde at the site for Temple of Knowledge, near Forest building, Sector 68, Mohali.

The initiative of the organisation is intended to educate people that meditation is “easy to learn and healthy to practice” and results in good health, peace and happiness

The campaign will see people from all walks of life coming together to share some moments of silence through guided meditations at around 1,700 centres in India.

The free meditation camps would be conducted in residential localities, corporate houses, schools, colleges and parks all over India. The 'Meditate India' initiative will help in reducing stress and create a positive attitude towards accepting the challenges at work or home.