“Chanting of the Bhagavad Gita” is offered as a featured live stream in YouTube’s curated programs
Technology has given spirituality an online boost when recently YouTube began featuring Art of Living’s “Chanting of the Bhagavad Gita” program on its live stream website, www.youtube.com/live. This program began after YouTube.com announced the launch of a new live streaming service for selected partners. The Art of Living TV has been a YouTube partner since late 2009.
The new live stream feature will be used to promote nonviolence, peace messages, online live meditations and live satsangs with Gurudev from across the world. “Technology has made the world into a global village, spirituality has made it into a family,” says Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder, The Art of Living. “The purpose of technology is to comfort human beings.”
With a wide range of videos ranging from service projects, events from Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s recent tours, courses and lifestyle tips, The Art of Living TV is a virtual haven of spiritual wisdom.
The Art of Living TV uses technology to reinforce the organization’s focus on reaching out to people, encouraging greater participation in positive social transformation, and globalizing spirituality and human values. It is said that Sanghe Shakti Kalyuge – in this era, there is strength in the unity of the hearts and minds of people. This strength can create a stress-free and violence-free society for our future generations. The Art of Living TV is one of the media that will catalyze this transformation.
Vivek Barunrai, an Internet enthusiast, comments, “The Art of Living TV Channel is the best thing that has happened on the Internet. (It is a) great way of spreading positivity and some awesome content.”
Through the Art of Living YouTube channel, a wide network of viewers across the world is connecting for the advancement of human values and spiritual growth. A massive and growing online spiritual presence is being created.
Itsshi says, “While I am working I can meditate during my short breaks and at the same time I don’t need to carry any tapes or soft copies of the meditations.”
Having been provided Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s video discourses on varying topics, viewers can access spiritual advice on everything from dealing with workplace challenges to handling the mind.
Soon, there will be more programs that will be aired with the live stream feature. Harshal Jadhav, a developer with The Art of Living website team, says: “Stories across the world are captured on YouTube. With the live streaming feature, people from all countries can instantaneously connect to spirituality. This, I believe, will help to combat stress levels in people’s lives. My dream is to see a world converging on the Internet – a world that is happier, full of human values and where people don’t hesitate to lend a helping hand.”
Details of the featured events are available at artofliving.org/satsang. Viewers can choose to subscribe to The Art of Living TV channel on YouTube, and will be updated regularly.“Chanting of Bhagavad Gita” can be viewed on YouTube each evening from 7pm to 7:30pm IST until April 31st, 2011.