Thursday, December 30, 2010

Inner Peace: One breath at a time

The Art of Living course is a stress-elimination program, which includes breathing techniques, meditation, and yoga, in order to assist individuals in ridding themselves of unwanted stress and experience inner peace. Millions of people around the world have attested to the benefits of its methods in which they claim have helped them overcome stress, depression, and violent tendencies. Art of Living also helps you build self-confidence as well as self-acceptance.Read more

Guruji in CNBC New Year Special Interview.

THE ART OF CAPITALISM WITH SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR - January 1st, Saturday 12:30 pm & 10:30 pm and January 2nd, Sunday 2:30 pm 

2010 is winding down but instead of hope there is a sense of frustration, disappointment, anger and cynicism. Scams, corruption, inequality, unmet aspiration and expectations seem to have weighed down the nation like never before. Catch Sri Sri Ravi Shankar talk about how a nation recovers from this kind of moral bankruptcy and what the responsibility of business should be.

Guruji was interviewed by Shereen Bhan of CNBC at Bangalore Ashram.

The interview will be shown as follows as part of a New Year's Special with Sri Sri Ravishankar:

1st Jan 2011 at 12:30 pm and 10:30 pm
2nd Jan 2011 Sun 2:30 pm
Please on pass this message to all.

Jai Gurudev

Warm Regards
Sreekumar Nair | Deputy-Coordinator States | Art of Living Bureau of Communication | Bangalore Ashram |

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Guruji's Program in DD - 1 every Sunday

It is our immense joy and pleasure to announce the start of the telecast of our program on DD-1 Doordarshan national on every Sunday.

The program will be telecast once a week on Sunday from 6.30am to 7.00am for the next 08 weeks.

Kindly encourage all our devotees to watch our program and post their feedback to doordarshan.

Ravi Shankar praises media for exposing corruption

Sambalpur, Dec 15 (PTI) Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar today appreciated media''s role in exposing corruption at high places and asked it to strive for eradicating corrupt practices.

No country can progress with rampant corruption, the spiritual guru said and congratulated the media for exposing alleged corruption during the recent Commonwealth Games.

"The administration should be clean and people should know what is going on in the society in particular and in the country in general", Ravi Shankar told reporters here.

To a question on growing naxalism in various states including Orissa, Ravi Shankar said proper education should be provided to young people to refrain from such destructive activities.

Proper education alongwith steady development in backward areas will bring them to the mainstream, he said.
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Chant mantras for peace of mind

Mullah Nasseruddin was constantly grumbling from morning till evening.If he was given coffee, he would say, “My wife has given me so much coffee”. If he did not get coffee, he would say, “She never gives me coffee”.

If there was nothing to complain about, he would say, “No good rains. The harvest is very poor this season.” Eventually, when good rains would come and bring a good harvest, he would say, “Now I have ended up with a lot of work. I have to go and cut the harvest.”

As we can see in Mullah Nasseruddin’s story, not everybody feels content all the time. Keeping the mind peaceful is a habit. The mind drops good things in life and clings onto the bad things. Good and bad experiences are a natural part of our life and will continue to appear whether we like it or not.  Read More

Monday, December 13, 2010

Protect Ayurveda and it will protect you, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The Ayurveda Congress the Chief Minister of Karnataka announced the setting up of the Karnataka Ayurveda University, All India Institute of Ayush at the cost of Rs10 crore with support from the Centre.

The chief guest of the occasion, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of Art of Living Foundation, said that ayurveda which was once a part of every household had now become a dying science. A 3,000-year old science must not be brushed aside, he said. “If we protect Ayurveda, Ayurveda will protect us,” said Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

He requested the European delegates not to pass laws which would affect the flow of Ayurveda to the continent. “Thirty percent of Europeans suffer from depression and it would rise to 50% in the coming days. They should not be deprived of Ayurveda,” he said Read More

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Politicians need ayur care, says Sri Sri

BANGALORE: Scams that plague the government, department work that is to be completed, party politics to be taken care of - it's not the techies, but politicians of our country who are probably most stressed, reeling under pressure almost everyday of their career. And Ayurveda is one of the best de-stressers for them, says Art of Living founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. 

Speaking to STOI, Sri Sri said he would advise yoga not just for the CM for all ministers. "I would advice every politician to follow Ayurveda. They should at least take Naadi Pariksha once a month and take Panchakarma treatment once a year to detoxify themselves. Most of the ministers are Pitta-Vata prakriti - they get upset fast. Many bureaucrats are Kapha prakriti which makes them procrastinate. I would advice them to follow the diet according to their prakriti," he said.  Read more:

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Karnataka State can look forward to Ayurveda university.

BANGALORE: To strengthen the ayurvedic system of medicine, chief minister B S Yeddyurappa 
said an ayurveda university will be set up in Karnataka soon with the Centre's support. Besides, 
an all-India institute of ayush will be established at the cost of Rs 10 crore. 
"Other innovative methods have been planned to develop infrastructure, but I can't elaborate 
because of the poll code of conduct," the CM said. 

Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said Indian government officials have to educate 
European lawmakers not to prevent free flow of ayurveda. At least 30% suffer from depression in 
that continent, and it will rise to 50% in the coming days. "There is a need to develop organic and 
quality herbs. A comprehensive plan should include environmentalists to develop organic and 
natural farming methodology. Ayurvedic science should spread to all countries in the world," Sri Sri said. 

Gifting the Right to Life

 “Human rights means protecting another’s freedom, seeing that the other person is also like oneself. Human rights is giving others security, letting them live.” - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 

Sri Sri’s vision for the world is to “create a stress-free mind and a violence-free world.” This motto has given birth to many service initiatives spearheaded by the Art of Living and its sister organisations which have protected the sanctity of every human life, be it the right to dignity, right to work, right to education or right to equality. 

Addressing the root of the problem, he says,“Who violates human rights? Those who do not respect human values.” Sri Sri has dedicated himself to promoting human values And his Universal Declaration of Human Values is a clear proclamation of the same. Read More

Thursday, December 9, 2010

5 ways to healthy living

If you think having a perfect state of health is a Herculean task, think twice. Guruji tells us how simple things can do wonders for the quality of our life
For a perfect state of health, one has to be mentally calm, steady and emotionally soft. This is not an easy state to attain in today's fast-paced life. 

There are two ways to manage our stress levels. We can cut down our mental and physical workload. Alternatively, we can increase our energy levels. 

Rejuvenate and recharge yourself by following these five simple steps:   Read More

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

There is a guru in each one of us

As the ancient proverb goes, Guru bina gati nahin. There is no progress without a Guru. Guru is not a person; guru is knowledge.
The English word guide comes from the Sanskrit word guru. Guru is one who guides you into wisdom and knowledge and kindles the life force in you.
There is an element of guru in every human being. Consciously or unconsciously, whenever you have done something for someone without expecting anything in return, you have played the role of a guru. Read More

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Civil society demands an effective Lokpal

The former IPS officer and social activist Kiran Bedi has joined hands with social activists Arvind Kejriwal, Anna Hazare and Sunita Godara and religious leaders Swami Agnivesh, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Yoga Guru Ramdev and the Arch Bishop of Delhi to demand setting up of an effective anti-corruption agency that aims to bring to book those guilty of siphoning off public money.The voice against corruption is increasingly becoming pro-active. Recently, the  group of activists, backed by people from all cross-sections of the Indian society, went beyond just the rhetoric and drafted a Lokpal Bill to plug loopholes in the Indian anti-corruption system. They then forwarded the Bill to the Prime Minister with a request to make it a law. 

Speaking on the occasion Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said it was rare that the religious leaders commented on government policies. But when the situation became dire, they cannot remain mute spectators and had to intervene. “Unless we have effective systems to book and punish the corrupt speedily, we will never be able to tackle corruption. It is difficult for the Prime Minister to take action against his own ministers when he is heading a coalition government. Therefore, he should immediately set up independent systems on the lines of election commission.”  Read more

Guruji asks NGOS to join effort against corruption

''We are torn between slum India and scam India. We need to keep our integrity and walk the talk,' he said addressing representatives of over 1,000 NGOs at a meeting organised by AoL and Confederation of NGOs for Rural India (CNRI) at his complex on the outskirts of Bangalore.

'NGOs are the bridging gap between the governments and the people and they have a pivotal role to play in rooting out corruption from society,' he said. Read more

Art of Living Album Soul Call nominated for Grammy Awards

The Art of Living's album SOUL CALL by Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon has made it to the Grammys. IT has been nominated for the Best Contemporary World Music Album Vocal or Instrumental in the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

 The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys—are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States for outstanding achievements in the music industry.

Friday, December 3, 2010

India tops in human values.

A complete human being is one who adopts the teamwork from Japanese, precision from Germans, marketing techniques from Americans and human values from Indians,” said Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living foundation, during a lecture at the Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU) convention hall.

“Go to any small village in India and you will find human values embedded deep inside every nerve of the rural country,” he said at a special lecture on ‘Human Values: A necessity for sustainable development’ at IGNOU.
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