The magic of over 150,000 people meditating together, accompanied by Vedic chants, the sound of cymbals, drums and devotional music filled the air at the Art of Living International Center on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.
A warm reception at the royal palace in Al Rumailah by Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah and the members of the Royal family, the Emirates. Gurudev is on a four day visit to UAE on a special invite by the ruler of Fujairah.
With women from 60 countries including 250 delegates, 100 rural women, 60 students from over 30 colleges, the conference set the tone for open discussions about critical issues faced by women in positions of leadership and influence and how spirituality provides key tools for their professional and personal journeys.
Jallikattu is a game for which both the bull and the people are prepared well. If we want to genuinely show our love for animals, let us focus on banning slaughter houses, which are endangering the indigenous breeds of animals.
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 World Culture Festival will demonstrate the power of peace by bringing together 3.5 million people from around the world. The 3-day mega cultural event (March 11-13, 2016) celebrates Art of Living’s 35 years of service to humanity, spirituality and human values
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.
“Shivaratri is the day of Lord Shiva. Shiva is the Lord of meditation and therefore the Lord of awakening. Shivaratri is thus an occasion to awaken one’s self from all sorts of slumber. It signifies being aware of everything you have and being grateful about it. Be grateful for the happiness which leads to growth, and also for sadness which gives a depth to life."
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.
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.
"...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!”
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 .