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.

Visit to Brazil

Spirituality & Human Values

Visit to Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 3, 2012

During his visit to Brazil, Sri Sri was given Rio de Janeiro’s highest honor, “The Tiradentes Medal” for outstanding service to society. Mr. Eduardo Paes, the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro honored Sri Sri by giving him the keys to the city.

Sri Sri then visited the “Corcovado” (the monument to Christ) in Rio de Janeiro, and was received by Padre Omar, Rector of Christ the Redeemer.

Sri Sri led the largest meditation for peace in the city’s Cinelandia Square, a landmark site of the freedom struggle. With Sri Sri, it became a destination for meditation, wisdom, and peace.