Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has founded courses that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life. He has established nonprofit organizations that recognize a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality and religion. His goal is to uplift people around the globe, to reduce stress, and to develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities.


UAE accords warm welcome to Sri Sri

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UAE accords warm welcome to Sri Sri

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UAE
November 16, 2018

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the Art of Living delegation was accorded 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 and the Indian diaspora including M.A. Yusuff Ali, B.R. Shetty, Jawahar Gangaramani, and Ajay Khimji. Gurudev is on a four day visit to UAE on a special invite by the ruler of Fujairah.

Gurudev presents a golden portrat of The Art of Living International Center to the Ruler of FujairahGurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar poses for a picture with the royal family of Fujairah and other diplomats and officials at the palaceHH Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammad Al sharqi presents a memento to Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as part of his maiden visit to the UAE

On Thursday, the packed Fujairah Football Stadium lit up in colors of culture and spirituality as Gurudev led thousands of Emiratis through a powerful meditation at Illuminate Peace event organized by the government of Fujairah to celebrate the country’s spirit of peace and harmony on International Day of Tolerance.

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The Crown prince of Fujairah, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, who was present during the Illuminate Peace Event called Gurudev the ‘Master of Love’.

Sheikh Hamad said that the UAE has encouraged peaceful coexistence and unity between various cultures while affirming its commitment to tolerance, as well as its efforts to strengthen international unity. He commended Sri Sri’s humanitarian initiatives and contribution in upholding human values.

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H.E. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the Arab League also called on Sri Sri to discuss the geo-political situation prevailing in the region.

“We want to bring happiness in the whole Arab world,” Gurudev said while addressing the gathering, “The Art of Living is doing its bit to bring solace to the people of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.” He spoke about the values and need for diversity in a rapidly shrinking global village. He also shared why few minutes of meditation every day and knowledge about the breath is an unavoidable tool to fight aggression and depression in the modern society. Meditation was followed by a cultural program with traditional Arabic music recital, a Yoga dance and an Indian classical dance.

On November 16, in a lively interaction with over 5000 workers at Sharjah Expo Centre, Gurudev, shared simple practical keys to happiness and peace.

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Between 16 and 17 November, as part of ‘Unveiling Infinity’ program, Gurudev will lead over 6000 participants through a unique two day masterclass in ancient meditative techniques, yoga, simple exercises and practical wisdom that hitherto lay buried in esoteric texts.

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