Wednesday, October 27, 2010

China gets an ashram near Beijing

BEIJING: On Monday, the People’s Republic of China got its first ashram.

Located a two-hour drive away from here and nestled amid the industrial suburbs of this fast-expanding metropolis, the 165-acre retreat for yoga and meditation was opened by Sri Sri Ravishankar’s Art of Living foundation. Billing itself as the first authentic Indian retreat in a country where spirituality is on the rise, the ashram will offer a range of courses.

“There is a yearning for spiritual thought in today’s China, and this centre will provide people [with] a path to have cleaner, calmer and happier lives,” Sri Sri Ravishankar told The Hindu.

This is his first visit to China. On Monday, he interacted with religious leaders as well as officials of the Communist Party, who had given sanction for the project. The centre will accommodate 160 students at a time. The teachers, who are from all over China, had undergone training in India.  Read More

Monday, October 25, 2010

'Art of Living' makes official debut in China

Beijing: Yoga made an "official debut" in China on Sunday as Sri Sri Ravishankar, the renowned Indian spiritual guru, inaugurated his first 'Art of Living' centre with the sanction of the Chinese government in the capital. 

Yoga, the quintessential Indian spiritual and cultural form that is increasingly becoming popular here, took centre stage as the Art of Living branch was opened at a sprawling Chinese resort on the outskirts of the capital. Read more

Saturday, October 23, 2010

MCM DAV College for Women at Chandigarh is organizing a 2-day national 
seminar on “Global Environmental Issues and Climate Change” to be held 
on November 9-10, 2010. The event would include paper presentations and 

This two-day seminar, sponsored by UGC and organized by the Science 
Association of MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, would be held at 
the college campus on November 9-10, 2010. The seminar would be 
inaugurated by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravishankar, a renowned spiritual 
leader & founder of "Art of Living Foundation".  Read More

Kanakapura to China

Forget the kung fu hustle, it is now time for China to learn some disciplines in yoga. Yes, the Art Of Living is going to China and founder Sri Sri Ravishankar will open its first ashram in the country this Sunday during his maiden visit.

The Beijing ashram, constructed on a 165 acre land, will have rooms and dormitories that can accommodate up to 150 people. It also houses a three-storey meditation centre.
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Sri Sri Ravishankar to open 'Art of Living' branch in China

Yoga enthusiasts in China have reason to celebrate with the renowned exponent of the ancient Indian practise Sri Sri Ravi Shankar all set to inaugurate the first ashram of his 'Art of Living' here.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will embark on a two-day tour of China from Oct 24 to inaugurate the first Art of Living ashram in Beijing, the organisers said.

This is the first ever visit by an Indian spiritual leader to China, as it shed its Communist past with a series of economic and social reforms. Read more

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Annambrahm programme to mark week long Gujarat visit of Sri Sri Ravishankar

Sri Sri Ravishankar Founder of Art of Living will be in Gujarat on a week long visit during Diwali festivities. A record breaking Annambrahm and advance course in Vadodara mark the visit of the spiritual guru.

Sri Sri Ravishankar will visit Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Vadodara during the visit starting on November2. The first day will have unique event Annambrahm. The focus is on the rich Indian vegetarian cuisine through the grand Annam Brahm (annakoot).

Devotees of Guruji will prepare 5,000 vegetarian food items — totalling around 5 tonnes — at around 250 community kitchens to be set up across the city and state. This mega event, to be held at the Sri Sri Dham, Besides Jhansini Rani Statue, Near Shivranjani Char Rasta, Satellite, Ahmedabad from 6.30 to 9 pm, will be marked as a record in the Guinness Record Book. Read More

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Art of Living to attempt breaking Guinness record in cooking

The Art of Living Foundation (ALF), founded by spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Maharaj, would be attempting to break Guinness Book world record by cooking highest number of vegetarian food items by an organisation using community kitchens on November 2.

"We at the ALF believe just like prayer helps us connect spiritually with the Supreme being, food is also one of the mediums to connect to God," Rishi Nityapragya of the foundation told reporters.

"Devotees of Guruji (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) would be attempting to prepare 5000 vegetarian food items, totalling around five tonnes, using over 250 community kitchens here on November 2," Nityapragya said. Read More

Be happy with what you have

The wise are happy with what they have and happy with what they don’t have. Fools are unhappy with what they have and what they don’t have. Misery is not given by anyone or anything in life. It is your own mind which makes you miserable or happy and uplifted. Read more from DNA

Thursday, October 14, 2010

In a first, China extends invite to spiritual guru

BEIJING: Godless China has invited Art of Living (AOL) founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, for a religious leaders' meeting and a satsang near Beijing later this month. This would be the spiritual leader's first China visit. 

Sources said state-run China Overseas Friendship Association (COFA) is organising the event on October 24 and 25 and around 400 people from across the country are expected to attend the satsang. They said Beijing gave its go ahead for the event to promote bilateral ties with India and that the invitation is the first of its kind to any Indian religious figure. Read More 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nirmohi Akhara wants mediation of Kalam, Deoband, Shri Shri Ravi Shankar

Nirmohi Akhara, a main plaintiff in Ayodhya title suits, wants mediation of former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband and Jamiat Ulema Hind along with Hindu religious leaders like Baba Ramdev and Shri Shri Ravi Shankar and Murari Bapu.

Pujari Ram Das, special emissary of the ailing chief of Nirmohi Akara Mahant Bhaskar Das, said “we have lighted a candle of peace from Ayodhya and now it is also the responsibility of those people who command respect in their communities and general society of India to protect it and to spread it“. Read More

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Navaratri Celebrations 2010 from Bangalore Ashram

Sri Sri Publications Trust is happy to announce that Navaratri Celebrations 2010 from Bangalore Ashram will be telecast live on Shraddha TV on the following dates:
08th to 16th Oct....8 pm - 9 pm

14th Oct...............5pm to 9 pm

13th to 16th Oct....8 am to 12.30 pm 
(or till end of Homa/Pooja) 

Watch " VAZHUM KALAI" in Vijay TV between 7.00 - 7.30 a.m.
every Monday to Friday

Friday, October 8, 2010

Guruji commends Gammon's grass root skill engagement initiative

Gammon India, the country's leading integrated construction company, today flagged off an Innovative project called 'Gammon Hands on Training centre' at Mysore. The objective of the company is to create a pool of skilled workforce for the Nation, a key resource requirement given the Government's plan to invest $1000 billion dollars (Rs. 45 lakh crore) during the 12th plan period 2012-2017.

Gammon India, the country's leading integrated construction company, today flagged off an Innovative project called 'Gammon Hands on Training centre' at Mysore. The objective of the company is to create a pool of skilled workforce for the Nation, a key resource requirement given the Government's plan to invest $1000 billion dollars (Rs. 45 lakh crore) during the 12th plan period 2012-2017.

The facility located at Kuppedada village, Srirangapatna Taluk, in Mysore near the Infosys Training centre clearly seeks to promote skill development through meaningful livelihood opportunities amongst youth from village panchayats across the country. The training centre is well equipped training equipment and will follow the latest techniques to impart to a batch of 250 trainees.

The youth , who have been selected by the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar promoted 'Art of Living' Foundation from across South India will be trained in various skilled disciplines including masonry, plastering, scaffolding, carpentry, electrical work, painting and plumbing.

The training duration will be for 25 days, with three rounds of examination one each after the 10th, 20th and 25th day. Besides a two hour theoretical input, the daily schedule would involve six hours of hands on vocational training, besides a regular sessions on yoga, meditation, counseling and games.

Commenting on the project, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, India's well know spiritual guru applauded the company for its commitment to Nation building through such grass root level projects for skill enhancement of youth in villagesRead More