Integral Human Development - India Ideas Conclave, Goa

Integral Human Development - India Ideas Conclave, Goa

December 19, 2014

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.

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar speaks on UN Declaration of June 21st as World Yoga Day

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar speaks on UN Declaration of June 21st as World Yoga Day

December 12, 2014

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.

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Sri Sri on Success and Happiness

Sri Sri on Success and Happiness

August 30, 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.

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on World Peace & Global Harmony

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on World Peace & Global Harmony

August 30, 2014

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.

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‘Reformers Have a Bigger Role Than Rulers’

‘Reformers Have a Bigger Role Than Rulers’

June 12, 2014

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.

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and leaders from across the world condemn the Pakistan school siege

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and leaders from across the world condemn the Pakistan school siege

December 17, 2014

"This culture of violence has to end. We express our solidarity and support with the victims and their families. Our prayers are with them. We lack words and can only say that please do not lose faith in humanity, it is still alive. We are all with you. We share your grief and we are there to share your challenges, issues and your problems. We all unitedly should fight against terrorism and against this inhumane tendencies." said Sri Sri.

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Sri Sri ventures into conflict zone to pitch for peace in Iraq

Sri Sri ventures into conflict zone to pitch for peace in Iraq

November 21, 2014

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."

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Sri Sri to visit the Sinjar relief camps on 19th-20th November

Sri Sri to visit the Sinjar relief camps on 19th-20th November

November 7, 2014

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.

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Sri Sri inaugurates North American Ayurveda Conference

Sri Sri inaugurates North American Ayurveda Conference

July 4, 2014

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.

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Art of Living conducts programs for Kurdish parliament

Art of Living conducts programs for Kurdish parliament

June 28, 2014

While fear and uncertainty looming over large part of Iraq, two Art of Living Faculty members Christoph Glaser and Mawahib Shaibani embarked on a mission. They began imparting leadership training and peace building initiatives to 35 Members of Parliament in Arbil, Kurdistan, Iraq.

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Sneh Milan - An inter-faith congregation

Sneh Milan - An inter-faith congregation

February 10, 2014

The Art of Living hosted a unique inter-faith congregation called, Sneh Milan, on February 10th, 2014, to promote belongingness and love among people and build a vibrant and peaceful society.

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Sri Sri meets riot victims' families in Muzaffarnagar

Sri Sri meets riot victims' families in Muzaffarnagar

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.

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Honor from the California Legislature Assembly

Honor from the California Legislature Assembly

June 30, 2014

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar received a Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly on June 30, recognizing the efforts towards building a stress-free world by promoting love, peace and harmony through yoga and meditation.

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Giving Blood Donation a Boost

Giving Blood Donation a Boost

June 4, 2014

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.’

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Taking free education to the grassroots

Taking free education to the grassroots

April 9, 2014

Assam, India
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.

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City of Joy urged to Vote for a Better India

City of Joy urged to Vote for a Better India

April 8, 2014

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.

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