Friday, October 31, 2008

Police help weavers learn Art of Living (Courtesy The Hindu)

In the wake of spate of suicides by the powerloom weavers, the Karimnagar district police embarked upon a social responsibility programme of putting an end to the suicides by conducting the “Art of Living” programme for the weavers and their families. The police had conducted programmes in two phases with the experts of “Art of Living” in Sircilla on October 7 to 11 and 17 to 21 for the benefit of nearly 1,000 weavers and their families.Read More

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thousands Come To Dallas For Hindu Diwali Festival

As part of the celebration, priests and a spiritual leader from India, that many people came to see, took to the stage singing and chanting ancient Vedic prayers.
Read more

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mauritius - Video Conference with Guruji on 20 October 2008

A different kind of guru for MBAs

Yesterday, Guruji began his lecture by getting the filled-to-capacity auditorium of Wharton students to do a little deep breathing and meditation.

But before getting the group to close their eyes, Guruji quipped, "I was told this was a perfect time to come here because of the economic crisis here."

He noted that students may be worried about the job market and finding work when they graduate. Read More

Combine spiritual values with political activism, conference presenter urges.

Breath control and meditation can be part of the solution for a world in economic and political turmoil, according to spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

“The root cause of violence is stress and a lack of understanding,” he told an audience of more than 350 people at the Student Union Theatre on Oct. 21. Read More 


Watch Vijay TV on Monday 27th October, 2008 morning 6.00 A.M. - Deepavali Day.
Listen to Guruji's discourse in Tamil. It is a great blessing for all of us.
Share this information with everyone.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

More than 116 MILLION PEOPLE - nearly 2% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION Join Stand up and Take Action

More than 116 MILLION PEOPLE - nearly 2% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION including more than 73 million from Asia and more than 14 million from India -- STAND UP AGAINST
POVERTY. Read More

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Greener Earth is the Buzzword

"A feeling of the Earth belonging to us must come from people to protect the environment. The need of the hour is to create awareness among people on the benefits of trees and green cover".
Guruji said.Read more

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mission Green Earth and PSG Green launch Tree Plantation

Mission Green Earth and PSG Green join hands for massive Tree Plantation. The joint programme was launched on Saturday 4th October, 2008. Sri. Arun Madhavanji -International Faculty of the Art of Living Foundation was the Chief Guest at the inagural function at the PSG Secondary School Auditorium. The programme was attended by School Children and Teachers and Art of Living Volunteers. Sri. Arunji in his speech highlighted how the Art of Living Foundation was also working on projects with zero budget farming, chemical free farming and taking care to preserve the nutrient value of the soil besides the tree plantation programme. He said due to usage of chemicals and fertilizers the carrot crop in America had lesser nutrient value compared to the ones grown in India where the nutrient content of the soil is preserved.

He said our vedic knowledge says "Essence of Life is Earth. Essence of Earth is Water. Essence of Water is Plants. and Essence of Plants are Human Beings." He made every body repeat these words.

Earlier Sri. Arunji Planted saplings and sang Bhajans with the children and they enjoyed it. He had an advice for the children to plant trees and more importantly water and nourish them. He said only Fruit bearing trees, flowering trees or medicinal trees should be planted. Dr.Ramamoorthi of PSG spoke about Global Warming and its impact. Sri. Uthamraj Apex Body Member VVK Tamilnadu , gave the details of MGESUTA 2008 Programme. Dr. Bharathi and Sri. Krishnaprasad organised the function. This was part of their DSN "Sankalpa". of Tree Planting and environment protection. There was a slide show prepared by our former President Dr. Abdul Kalam titled year 2070 and another a short film on student awareness on tree planting. Photo Slide show of the event is on top of this page.

Here is a News Clipping from Dina Malar News Paper

Monday, October 6, 2008

Green Drive in Dubai 
to plant 100000 Ghaf Trees

The initiative, part of a global campaign, aims for one million UAE residents to stand up on October 17, 18 and 19 to remind their government of the United Nations Millenium Development Goal of a sustainable environment.

Campaign spokesperson Rugmani Prabhakar said that as well as raising awareness, Mission Green Earth had an important practical component, involving tree planting and seed distribution. Read More

Art of Living launches Mission Green Earth

"We should leave a better planet for the generations to come.

This is the year when we really stand up and take action,”

said Swami Sadyojathah of Art of Living. Read More

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Uphold spirit of multi-faith fabric Guruji

Respecting other religions should be our practice to uphold the multi-faith fabric and plurality of Indian society but 'vote-bank politics' to appease minorities must be condemned. Addressing mediapersons, the spiritual Guru said voluntary adoption of any religion should not be banned, but it should not be allowed if poor people are told that what they are practising or doing is 'evil or bad' or their faith is 'inferior'. Conversion in the name of development, and all sorts of evangelical activities must be dealt with firmly, he said quoting Mahatma Gandhi.''Conversion has created so many problems. It has even divided brothers and sisters in a family,''

Navaratri: Celebration of the universe

Guruji's article in Times of India Dated 30th September, 2008. read more

Guruji Meets Youth in Mumbai

Mumbai Regional Congress Committee president Krupa Shankar Singh, and Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Manikrao Thackeray, and Sri Ravi Shankar at a seminar on youth unemployment, terrorism, and corporate social responsibility, in the city on Saturday September 27. Also seen are the participants. Read more

Guruji walked in knee-deep water for 3 km to meet the flood victims.

Guruji walked in knee-deep water for 3 km to meet the flood victims. More

Sri Sri visits Purnia, takes stock of relief operations

Renowned spiritual leader His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, on Thursday, visited different relief camps in the flood-affected areas of Purnia and Madhepura in Bihar to bring solace to the survivors and take stock of the relief operations undertaken by the Art of Living. Urging the people not to lose heart, Sri Sri cited the example of Nagapattinam, which was completely devastated by the tsunami in 2004, and now has been completely rebuilt. "See this devastation as the foundation of a new rebuilding," he said. More

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Guruji flays attack on churches

Guruji in a statement said: “Acts of violence against any place of worship are totally against what Hinduism preaches. They violate the age-old tradition of tolerance and peaceful co-existence that the Hinduism stands for.” Read more

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar holds talks with leaders in Kashmir

Sri Sri arrived from Germany in the wee hours and met with the representatives of the 32 organisations that make up the Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti (AYSS), says a statement from Art of Living Bureau of Communication of The Art of Living International Centre (Bangalore). full story