Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Kathmandu to experience divine bliss

KATHMANDU: The city of Kathmandu will be at a spiritual high on April 30, as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar — a leading humanitarian and spiritual leader — is holding a Maha Satsang at Tundikhel.

A dreamer of violence-free and stress-free World is coming to Nepal on April 30 afternoon and he will be with his beloved after a couple of hours of landing in Kathmandu. The next day he will fly to Bhairahawa for yet another Maha Satsang.

The inventor of Art of Living, Sri Sri ravi Shankar will help his devotees perform Sudarshan Kriya — one of the most beautiful meditation techniques — at the Police Training Academy Maharajgunj on May 2 before flying back.

“Meditation brings an authentic smile — a natural smile from the depth of one’s heart. When one meditates, it improves observation, perception and expression of one self,” according to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who had last visited Nepal in 2004.  Read More

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar condoles the death of Sai Baba

New Delhi:  Spiritual leader Sri Sathya Sai Baba passed away at the Sathya Sai super speciality hospital at Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district today. He was 84-years-old.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, Art of Living, condoled the death of the spiritual leader in a statement.

Here is the statement issued by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

"Baba will continue to live in the hearts of millions of devotees. His message of 'Love All and Serve All' will resonate in the world forever. His messages have always been universal; especially his message of 'Satya Dharma Shanti Prema' which has transcended all barriers of caste and religion."

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Yogi Speaks

HYDERABAD: Kamlesh Barwal, who has come to the city for the first time, is very happy with the enthusiasm Hyderabadis have shown towards yoga. She says, “It is wonderful to see so many smiling faces waiting for me. People of various age groups and from various walks of life are attending this workshop.”
The trainer is happy with the attendance of youngsters at the workshop as well. She further adds, “There are lots of youngsters who have joined the workshop. It makes me happy to see that they are more health conscious now and are working out. Yoga is our culture and they are going back to their tradition and roots, which is a good sign for the nation.” Read More

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Stillness in the City that Never Sleeps

Last Sunday, I was in a crowd that is the essence of New York City -- writers and bankers, shopkeepers and taxi drivers, Americans, ex-pats and immigrants. But this time, rather than horns blaring, cell phones demanding our attention, and people in game-face rushing to their next meetings, this mix of humanity that is New York sat completely still. 2,700 people had gathered together in Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall for the launch of I Meditate NY, a campaign to bring the rejuvenating benefits of meditation to New Yorkers. Posters were all over the city about this event, emails had been flying, and quite a buzz had been created on Facebook. Read More

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Seeking Bliss Among the Honks and Hisses

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, 54, the Indian spiritual guru, said it was his first time in Times Square, as he walked up Broadway on Monday morning. 

“It’s a nice place for a stroll,” he said. “A lot is happening.”

Indeed there was. The Crossroads of the World was as hectic as ever, teeming with traffic and sidewalk crowds toward the end of the morning rush. Read more 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Guruji tells Prime Minister to Sack corrupt ministers

Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Saturday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to dismiss "all the corrupt elements in high places including some ministers". In a statement after Gandhian Anna Hazare ended his 97-hour hunger strike here, Ravi Shankar welcomed the prime minister's decision to accept the demands of Hazare. But Ravi Shankar said the war on corruption had only just begun.

"This is the right step in the right direction," he said, adding that he hoped that Manmohan Singh "will get rid of all the corrupt elements in high places including some ministers  Read More

Sri Sri welcomes PM''s decison to accept Hazare''s demand

Bangalore, Apr 9 (PTI) Art of Living Founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar today welcomed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's decision to accept the demands of Gandhian Anna Hazare for adoption of Lokpal Bill. "The job has just begun", he said in a statement here. This was the right step in the right direction, he said and expressed hope that the Prime Minister would get rid of all the corrupt elements in high places.

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