Interview With Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Interview With Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

May 16, 2015

Yoga is like a vast ocean. You can just go for a breeze, or you can go with an oil rig and drill for oil ... Yoga offers many things to different people at many different levels--whatever they aspire for: union with the cosmic consciousness, or physical health, mental clarity, emotional stability, spiritual ecstasy -- all this is part of yoga.

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The Yoga Way

The Yoga Way

April 21, 2015

One aspect of the Yoga way is to provide us techniques to lead a stress-free life. On the other hand, Yoga is also the greatest wealth of humankind.

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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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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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Celebrations for Shivaratri - 2015

Celebrations for Shivaratri - 2015

February 17, 2015

“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."

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Christmas 2014 and New Year Message

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

December 24, 2014

Christmas Celebrations arrive at the time of the year when nature is still and silent. The genuine message of love springs forth when the mind goes within and connects with its source.

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Art of Living Hosts Education Conference, Calls for Value Based Higher Education

Art of Living Hosts Education Conference, Calls for Value Based Higher Education

February 21, 2015

Eminent academicians from across the state congregated at The Art of Living International Centre, Bengaluru to attend ‘Manavathe 2015’ – a Karnataka Education Conference on 21st February, 2015. Organized by The Art of Living, the conference drew attention to the importance of incorporating human values, life skills training, Yoga and meditation in the current education system of the country.

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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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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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