Sri Sri interacted with farmers, professors, students and parents during his tour of the northern districts of Karnataka, India. He also visited the Vedavathi River rejuvenation site in Chitradurga district of Karnataka.
Sri Sri sends a Paigam-e-Mohabaat to Kashmir by bringing together families of slain militants, army personnel and local Kashmiris on a single platform. 200 affected families including women attended the program.
The day long deliberations at the Conference ended with the signing of the Guwahati Declaration to achieve the ultimate goal of genuine peace, prosperity and happiness for North East.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar addressed over a thousand scientists from ISRO.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar met the victims of the flood-affected regions of Thara and Dhanera at Banaskantha in Gujarat.
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Wednesday visited the sites in and around Chikmagalur. He met and shared the joy of the farmers and village folk who have already started benefiting from the Vedavathi River Rejuvenation project, which began in 2013.
A call for ensuring a human face in the era of artificial intelligence marked the inaugural series of the “World Forum for Ethics in Innovation” at the German Patent Office in Munich.
From Japanese Parliament to Middle East and Machu Picchu in Peru, millions from 150 countries joined the Art of Living to mark the 3rd International Yoga Day
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar inaugurated “Kshema”, a telemedicine clinic providing access to world-class healthcare for the rural population.
I Meditate Africa conducts mass peace meditations/prayers for Africa at schools, colleges, universities, prisons, factories, churches, corporates, for an entire month across the continent, culminating with a guided Peace Meditation on Africa Day with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Japanese lawmakers are now part of a parliamentary league for promoting yoga, which was inaugurated by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
The magic of one lakh people from 100 countries meditating, singing & chanting together lit-up Art of Living International Center on Mahashivratri.
Gurudev gave a message of patriotism and optimism to 100,000 youth gathered to see him in Kota.
Sri Sri toured as many as 13 cities across eight nations in Latin America as part of his ongoing efforts to usher peace in world’s most violent regions in South and Central America.
Gurudev is on a 20-day peace mission to South and Central America from 29th November to 19th December. “Peace is relevant only in times of strife,” said Sri Sri on his tour.
After the past successful tours that culminated in the FARC committing to non-violence and a big thrust to the historic peace deal for Colombia, Gurudev is back in Colombia at the invitation of the Colombian government to take the reconciliation process forward.
The Art of Living’s Sri Sri Kaushal Vikas Kendra for Renewable Energy, a skills training center was opened in the presence of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, The Art of Living in association with technology partner, Schneider Electric in the premises of The Art of Living International Center.
Sri Sri will address members of the French Parliament in Paris, a city ravaged last year in one of the world’s dastardly terror attacks.
Solar Impulse, the FC Basel leadership team and UN’s Peace and Sports Ambassador Wilfried Lemke were the recipients of the award that was presented today at the Home of FIFA in Zurich.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, well recognized worldwide as a teacher and leader in humanitarian projects specializing in Prisoner Rehabilitation, Trauma Relief, and Conflict Resolution, visited HMP Thameside for an interactive exchange with over 100 prisoners and 25 staff there. His innovative Prison SMART program has been conducted there for 4 years and evaluated with extremely positive outcomes impressing both staff and prisoners alike.
“Everybody must come together – in all ethnic, religious backgrounds. People must see that in unity there is strength, progress and prosperity. No community can grow in isolation and be happy.”
The curtains came down today on the World Cultural Festival, the World’s largest celebration of cultural and spiritual integration, with more than 12 lakh people singing the “Vande Mataram” in one voice.
The second day of the World Culture Festival reverberated with hope that the world can come together and work towards peace despite differences in faiths and beliefs.
Eminent leaders from across the world discuss the paradigms of leadership
“In India we have always dreamt of the World as one Family. Today that dream seems to be taking shape into reality – “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” – We are all one.” ~ Gurudev
Thousands of international delegates from 80 countries were part of the Maha Shivaratri celebrations at The Art of Living International Center.
Over 475 young aspiring entrepreneurs part of what is touted to be the world’s largest train journey, the Jagriti Yatra, visited the Art of Living campus in the city today.
Titled ‘Naad Tarang, the symphony had 70 Veena artists from different backgrounds performing together in a symbolic gesture for peace and harmony as a curtain raiser for the World Culture Festival 2016.
The Art of Living today hosted an active interaction “Britain and India: A partnership for Prosperity” with the Members of the European Parliament, Mr Nirj Deva, Daniel Hannan and its founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Art of Living Founder and Spiritual Leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar today inaugurated a ‘Smart Village’ project in Sadarahalli village, Chikmagalur district.
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was a President with a difference. He was deeply spiritual, connected with young people, and worked tirelessly towards uniting people of all faiths. He was a unique combination of science, the arts, and philosophy.
Time is only 24 hours for everybody. Whether it is a clerk or a prime minister, it is only 24 hours. Now, it looks almost impossible to reduce whatever you need to do. You are left with only one option: to increase our energy level.
The Art of Living hosted a historic peace concert – Venunaad – in Nashik, Maharashtra, India. This grand symphony brought together 5378 flutists on one platform, to write a new chapter in the history of music.
Christmas Celebrations arrive at the time of the year when nature is still and silent.
The genuine message of love springs forth when the mind goes within and connects with its source.
Sri Sri was the keynote speaker at the India Ideas Conclave inaugural ceremony. Jointly organized by the India Foundation and the Government of Goa, the conclave’s central theme is that of ‘Integral Human Development’. The conference brought together social and government leaders, industrialists, spiritual leaders and other thinkers from around the world to discuss different aspects of India’s development.
I congratulate Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the United Nation’s declaration of World Yoga Day. It is very difficult for any philosophy, religion or culture to survive without state patronage. Yoga has existed so far almost like an orphan. Now, official recognition by the UN would further spread the benefit of yoga to the entire world.
Taking the call for peace to the middle of the conflict zone, renowned spiritual leader and founder of The Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar addressed a peace conference in Erbil in Kurdistan, the violence hit province of Iraq on thursday. Pitching for co-existence, compassion and commitment to peace, Sri Sri said, “Peace conferences are held where there is peace. I wanted to do this conference in middle of conflict.”
Sri Sri will be visiting the relief camps where IAHV will also hold a conference in the Kurdish capital of Erbil on November 20th titled “Protecting Women and Bringing Stability and Peace”. Thousands of Christians, Yazidis and Kurdish Shias are languishing in camps in Erbil, Duhok and Khazir.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar today called on government officials in Europe, United States of America and India to address the situation of thousands of Yazidis trapped in the Sinjar Mountains In Iraq.
For the first time, leading decision-makers from sports, politics, business, academics and NGOs converged in Zurich to define the role of sports in solving societal problems and to celebrate ethical sportsmanship at the World Summit for Ethics In Sports (WFES).
The Art of Living’s Sri Sri University celebrated the graduation day ceremony of the pilot batch of graduates of the MBA Program 2012-2014 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on September 3, 2014.
Sri Sri spoke about Success and Happiness to an audience of over 2000 students and faculty of the Birla Institute of Management and Technology followed by a guided meditation.
Sri Sri spoke on World Peace & Global Harmony, which was followed by a guided meditation. Afterwards, the audience of over 400, which included faculty members, students and staff of Jamia Millia Islamia, interacted with Sri Sri in a question & answer session.
Sri Sri was the chief guest at a conference titled ‘Stress Reduction Skills: Scientific Update’ organized by Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS in collaboration with Sri Sri GMDA (Global Meditating Doctors Association)
The Art of Living hosted a reception to honour H.E. Mr. Hakubun Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, on August 7th ,2014 at its International Centre, Bangalore.
Sri Sri inaugurated the North American International Ayurveda and Yoga Conference at the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone on 4th July 2014. It was hosted by AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professional of North America) where doctors and professors from Harvard, Yale and other leading universities also participated.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with Dr. James Doty, Founder Director of CCARE (Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education) in Stanford on July 1.
The Center for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education (CCARE) at Stanford University hosted a dialogue on the topic of compassion.
Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), hosted Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to continue a conversation about human flourishing that began when AEI invited His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Sri Sri travelled to villages of Bihar spreading his message of peace, non-violence and human values.
In his address, Sri Sri stressed on imbibing discipline in life. Government can be imposed from outside but discipline comes from within, he said, adding that discipline was necessary for reformers and rulers both.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar launched the ‘Save Life India’ project, a special blood donation initiative.
The over 2000-strong audience pledged to support blood donation and work towards community welfare in the event entitled, ‘My India, My Vision.’
On the Happiness tour of Bahrain, Sri Sri was welcomed by the Royal family and other dignitaries and spoke to the the corporate community on business ethics, clarity of mind and spirituality being essential for creating a stress-free society.
Sri Sri was the keynote speaker at the Maruti Suzuki Convention to inspire the crowd on ‘The Way of Life’ on May 4 in Rome, Italy. He underlined the importance of a cordial and stress-free atmosphere at work places.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar addressed the inaugural ceremony of the Sri Sri Gnan Mandir, a free school, in Bhunbaneswarnagar, Kachar Dist, Assam. This schools will educate over 400 children for free.
The next day, Sri Sri met children from two of Art of Living’s free school’s from Nalbari and Barduarbagan near Guwahati.
Citizens of Kolkata turned out in thousands to welcome the Art of Living Founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on April 8th, 2014. Sri Sri interacted and addressed more than 10,000 enthusiastic volunteers that morning, in Netaji Indoor Stadium. They had worked dedicatedly for the Volunteer for Better India (VBI) Campaign with the aim of raising public awareness for exercising one’s vote.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar speaks at the Interfaith Council in Vienna on March 26th. Convened by German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, the forum comprises former heads of nations and deliberates on current issues in the country.
Thousands gathered at the Art of Living International Center in Bangalore, India to join Sri Sri in the traditional Shivaratri celebrations.
The World Forum for Ethics in Business conference was held in Nepal with the theme – Business Ethics for a Prosperous Nepal. Speaking at the event, Sri Sri said; that only ethical practices provide happiness. Stating that wealth without happiness would do nothing, he urged people to change their mindset towards business.
From being a solution for combating alcoholism to improving communication skills, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar shared insights into the science and practice of yoga at the 20th International Yoga Festival. The audience of yoga enthusiasts, which numbered over 1100, seemed to concur as they experienced a variety of yoga-centric seminars at the four-day festival.
The ‘Big Ideas for a Better India’ event brought together key influencers of the NRI community from across the United States. Over 100 Indian leaders from 25 major cities discussed solutions directed towards institutional and technological co-operation in India. Participation in the electoral process in the Indian sub-continent was another area of emphasis.
“…The Christmas trees bears gifts for everybody. All that you are given in life is for everyone…all your talents, all that you have been bestowed with, it is all meant to help others. So serve, smile and celebrate!”
On October 26th 2013, Sri Sri met with the families of the riot victims in Muzaffarnagar. He emphasized the need for restoring mutual trust among the communities. “Peace and harmony is needed to ensure progress and development,” he said.
Sri Sri was embraced with equal anticipation by people from either side of the hostile communal conflict.
A soul-stirring choir of 12,000 sang the Jnanappana, a traditional devotional poem from Kerala, at the Independence Day celebrations on August 15th hosted by The Art of Living at its International Centre in Bengaluru, in the presence of Sri Sri .
The Rainbow Forum & Feroze Abdulla invited Sri Sri for a unique Harmony Lunch to celebrate Ramzan Eid.
Inspiring Bangaloreans to participate in the Kumudvathi River Rejuvenation Project and solve the water crisis the city has been facing.
Sri Sri addressed the Second Annual Conference of the World Cultural Forum in Hangzhou
Global leaders call for integrating ethics and business at the International Leadership Symposium in the United Nations, Geneva
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar awarded Sri A. Nagaraju the Sri Sri Award for his contributions to stage and drama
“The role of women in the development of society is of utmost importance. In fact, it is the only thing that determines whether a society is strong and harmonious, or otherwise. Women are the backbone of society.” ~Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
IAHV and the Art of Living Foundation collaborate on humanitarian initiatives – conflict resolution, disaster and trauma relief, environmental conservation, anti-corruption, prisoner rehabilitation, youth leadership, women’s empowerment, and universal education
Sri Sri’s programs work around the world in every section of society, transforming hate and violence into peace and joy
Highlighting cultural and religious diversity at holiday celebrations in Germany
Sri Sri speaks at Vijay Diwas celebrations and encourages volunteerism
President Mohamed Waheed and First Lady Ilham Hussain of the Republic of Maldives, hosted a dinner in recognition of Sri Sri’s global humanitarian efforts
Encourages leaders at annual banking conference to instill human values in business
Addresses over 1 million on combating corruption, organic farming, preventing suicide
Celebrating the festival of lights
Sustainable farming – Sri Sri connects with 15,000 farmers
Anand deep parva – celebrating the light of knowledge
Welcomed by 2000 business leaders, CEOs, directors and company presidents
Discussed alternatives for peace education and the importance of human values
Discuss solutions to unrest in Assam
Sri Sri initiated dialog between opposing factions after violent riots
As a focus on arts as a unifying cultural vehicle, 1548 percussionists played together …
Sri Sri attended the World Economic Forum alongside Desmond Tutu and other leaders
Sri Sri addressed 500 women leaders from 55 countries on role of technology to empower women
People from more than 40 countries attended the festival of Shivaratri at Bangalore
World record number of veena artists on one platform to foster India’s ancient heritage of classical music
In remembrance of Swami Vivekananda on his 150th birth anniversary
As keynote speaker at the World Forum for Ethics in Business in Singapore, Sri Sri emphasized …
Sri Sri met with Japan’s Prime Minister Noda, who praised the efforts of the Art of Living
Sri Sri discusses “Spiritual Values in Politics, Business and Charity” with Ukrainian leaders
Over 300 musicians in Bulgaria
Attended IV Congress of the Leaders of the World & Traditional Religions