Symposia & Talks

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar tirelessly advocates for harmonious co-existence among people by spreading the message of love, compassion, and non-violence. His simple universal message is that love and wisdom can prevail over hatred and distress.  Through his public talks and symposia, Sri Sri addresses issues of inter-faith harmony, environmental sustainability, alleviating poverty and grassroots development. He inspires thousands across the globe to live the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, or a One World Family.

Whether it is speaking to the parliament in Argentina, business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Europe, delegates at the United Nations, or Muslim and Hindu leaders, Sri Sri emphasizes common human values and unity among people.  He has hosted a number of symposia including the Truth & Reconciliation Conference to foster equality of the Dalit community, the International Conference on Human Values, and the annual Corporate Culture and Spirituality Symposia.


A Partial Listing of Addresses

  • Interfaith & Intercultural Harmony, UNESCO Headquarters, France, April 24
  • The Yoga Way, European Parliament, Brussels, April 21
  • Sneh Milan: Interfaith Harmony Meet, Bangalore (Feb 10 & Dec 19)
  • Kurdish Parliament, Kurdistan (Nov 19-21)
  • Global SME Business Summit, New delhi (Oct 7)
  • World Forum for ethics in Business, Zurich (Sep 18)
  • North American International Ayurveda & Yoga conference, USA (Jul 4-6)
  • Stanford university, USA (Jul 1)
  • American enterprise Institute, USA (Jun 24)
  • Maruti Suzuki Convention, Italy (May 4)
  • world forum for Ethics in Business (Jan 18)
  • Volunteer for a Better India, New Delhi, India (Feb 3)
  • Spirituality & Socio-Political Transformational Prosperity Program, Nepal (Feb 26)
  • World Forum for Ethics in Business, Bled, Slovenia (Mar 22)
  • Stress management for a more joyous life, Munich, Germany (Mar 23)
  • Launch of the NoNVio movement – Nonviolence: No Higher Calling, San Diego (Mar 25)
  • Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, (The Gateway to the United Nations), New York (Mar 30)
  • Morehouse College, Atlanta (Apr 3)
  • The Symposium for the Medical Fraternity of Calgary, Calgary, Canada (Apr 18)
  • ‘Enlightenment: The Answer to Everything’, SEED event, Calgary, Canada (Apr 20)
  • BANCON (Annual Banking Conference), Pune, India (Nov 25)
  • Broaden Your Vision – Deepen Your Roots, Chennai, India (Sep 29-30)
  • Ethics in Business Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Sep 10)
  • IV Congress of the Leaders of the World & Traditional
    Religions, Astana, Kazakhstan (May 29-31)
  • Spirituality and Media, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Apr 18)
  • World Forum for Ethics in Business, Singapore (Apr 2)
  • Third International Seminar on Mysticism & Spirituality in  Islam & Indian Religions, New Delhi, India (Mar 11)
  • Fifth International Women’s Conference, Bangalore, India (Feb 3-5)
  • World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland (Jan 25)
  • Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, India (Jan 8)
  • Inauguration of the Giordano Bruno Globalshift University, Budapest, Hungary (Sep 9)
  • A Call for a Violence-Free and Prejudice-Free Society after the 2011 Norway attacks, Oslo, Norway (August)
  • 30th Anniversary Celebrations of the Art of Living Foundation, Berlin, Germany (July 3-5)
  • 33rd Evangelical Church Day, Dresden, Germany (June 4)
  • Spiritual Values and Contemporary Life, Denver, Colorado (Apr 15)
  • Launch of “I Meditate NY,” Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City (Apr 10)
  • Maharashtra Institute of Technology, 1st Parliament of Student Council Leaders, Pune, India (Jan 14)
  • World Academy of Spiritual Sciences (WASS) (Sep 23)
  • Business, Ethics & Spirituality, Los Angeles, USA (Apr 16)
  • Inauguration of the Art of Living Center in Los Angeles (Apr 14)
  • Indian Priests’ Congress – Shrine of Our Lady of Good Health, Velanganni, India (Feb 9)
  • Parliament of World Religions (Dec. 3)
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, India (November 26)
  • 2nd Israeli Presidential Conference ‘Facing Tomorrow’ (Oct 22)
  • World Culture Forum (Oct 10)
  • 10th Annual International Conference hosted by the Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary (June)
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (May)
  • Infosys Technologies’ annual Strategy & Action Planning meet – STRAP 2009 (February)
  • National Defence Academy (January)
  • Youth Indigenous Festival in Arunachal Pradesh (December)
  • The Civilization of Peace: Faiths and Cultures in Dialogue (November)
  • 29th National Conference of Jamiat Ulema-e Hind (November)
  • Wharton School (October)
  • University of Connecticut (October)
  • Point of Peace Summit, Oslo, Norway (September)
  • Argentinian Senate (May)
  • House of People’s Representative, Ethiopia (December)
  • Parliament of South Africa (May)
  • European Parliament – Brussels, Belgium (May)
  • Parliament of Germany/Deutscher Bundestag (May)
  • Karnataka Legislature, India (April)
  • Parliament of Krasnoyarsk, Russia (August)
  • Religions and Peace: From Terrorism to Global Ethics (June)
  • World Congress of Imams and Rabbis, Spain (January)
  • European Parliament – Brussels, Belgium (December)
  • European Parliament – Brussels, Belgium (December)
  • International Court of Justice, The Hague (December)
  • Orissa Legislative Assembly, India (November)
  • North-East Youth Conference, India (October)
  • Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan (July)
  • Scottish Parliament (June)
  • Federal Senate, Brazil (May)
  • Institute of International Affairs/CARI, Argentina (May)
  • Panama Chamber of Commerce, Panama (May)
  • ‘South Asia Peace Symposium’, Ohlone College, Fremont, California, U.S.A. (April 18)
  • ‘Toward a National Dialogue on Integrity Issues: Roles of the Public, Private and NGO Sectors in Promoting a National Integrity Agenda’- World Bank and the Turkish Ethical Values Foundation, Turkey (March)
  • Sufi Saints Conference, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India (February 28)
  • Interfaith Conference for World Religious Leaders, Seville, Spain (December)
  • 5th World Congress on Environmental Management, Himachal Pradesh, India (June)
  • 11th International Anti-Corruption Conference, “Different Cultures, Common Values”, Seoul, South Korea (May)
  • ‘Uplifting Spirit Through Education’, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A. (May 14)
  • Human Values, Science & Sustainable Development, Rice University, Houston, Texas (May 1)
  • ‘Science, Meditation and Creativity’, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Washington DC, USA (April)
  • Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, India (March)
  • ‘Symposium Towards Peace, Progress and Salvation’, Jammat-E-Islami Hind, Bangalore, India (March)
  • Inter Pacific Bar Association, New Delhi, India (February)
  • ‘Dawn of the New ICE Age – Philosophic Consideration on Convergence’, Inter Pacific Bar Association, India (February)
  • World Conference on Religion for Peace entitled ‘Prayer and Meditation for Peace’, Washington DC, U.S.A (January)
  • Symposium: Science and the Spiritual Quest, Bangalore, India (January)
  • World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland (January)
  • Madrid Convention on Aging, Madrid, Spain (December)
  • World Ayurveda Congress, Kochi, India (November)
  • ‘Social Partnerships Make Business Sense’, Confederation of Indian Industry, Mumbai, India (November)
  • Contributions of the Holy Vedas & the Holy Quran to Science, Bangalore, India (August)
  • ‘Technology and Tradition’, Confederation of Indian Industries, Hyderabad, India (August)
  • World Peace Through Prayer & Meditation, Venice, Italy (May)
  • Symposium on the Science of Breath, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India (March)
  • ‘Volunteering for Humanism in the New Millennium’, VIII IAVE Asia-Pacific Conference, New Delhi, India (November)
  • 11th International Forum on Technology Management, India (November)
  • ‘Sacredness Transcends Time and Space’, Opening Ceremony of the Museum of World Religions, Taipei, Taiwan (November)
  • ‘Human Values in the 21st Century’, Strasbourg, France (June)
  • ‘Where are the Peacemakers?’, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland (February)
  • ‘Living Human Values: A Call to Action’, Amsterdam, Netherlands (November)
  • ‘Shaping Globalization’, State of the World Forum (September)
  • ‘Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders’, United Nations, New York, U.S.A. (August)
  • ‘Human Values & Human Rights in the 21st Century’, National Press Club, Washington DC (May)
  • Calcutta Management Association, India (April)
  • ‘Breaking the Cycle of Violence’ Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A (June)
  • Interfaith Conference, Paris, France (April)
  • ‘Human Rights & Human Values in the 21st Century’ Conference, Vienna, Austria (May)
  • ‘Human Rights & Human Values in the 21st Century’, Geneva, Switzerland (April)
  • Calcutta Management Association, Kolkata, India (April)
  • Inter Religious Conference, Parliament of Croatia (January)
  • ‘The World’s Great Religions & Their Transformation in the 21st Century’, University of California, U.S.A (January)
  • International Conference of Religions, Kyoto, Japan
  • International Congress of Catholic Priests- (September)
  • Interfaith Prayer & Meditation Conference, Washington DC & Los Angeles, USA (July)
  • Conference of Spiritual Luminaries celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, United Nations, New York, U.S.A.



Organized by or in conjunction with The Art of Living or the International Association for Human Values (IAHV)

  • Doctors for Daughters: Faith in Action against Sex Selection, Art of Living International Center, India (September)
  • Brahm Naad, Delhi, India, (November)
  • 5th Corporate Culture and Spirituality Conference, Brussels, (November)
  • ‘Faith in Action: Hindu Leaders’ Caucus on HIV/AIDS’ Art of Living International Center, India(June)
  • ‘Peace and Reconciliation in South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities’, Oslo, Norway (April)
  • ‘Vedanta and Buddhism: Bringing Global Peace in the Current Scenario’, Bangalore, India (February)
  • ‘Truth and Reconciliation Conference’, New Delhi, India
  • ‘Universal Declaration of Human Values’, Washington D.C. (2007)
  • International Conference on Integrated Value Education- UNESCO, Ministry of Human Resource Development (Government of India)
  • Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO, The Art of Living International Center, India (June)
  • International Conference on Human Values – marking the 25th Anniversary of The Art of Living, Art of Living International Center, India (February 2006)
  • International Women’s Conference, Art of Living International Center, India (June 2005) [Biannual event]
  • Corporate Culture and Spirituality Conference, Art of Living International Center, India (November 19-21)
  • ‘Human Values, Science & Sustainable Development’, Art of Living International Center, India (November 2003)
  • Corporate Culture & Spirituality Conference, Art of Living International Center, India (November 21-23)
  • World Conference on Spiritual Regeneration & Human Values, Art of Living International Center, India (January 18)
  • World Youth Peace Summit, Art of Living International Center, India (December 7)
  • Ayurveda Conference, Art of Living International Center, India
  • Empowerment of Dalits Conference, Art of Living International Center, India (November 29 – December 1)
  • Ayurveda Conference, Art of Living International Center, India