Monday, June 25, 2012

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to Inaugurate World Class International Center for Peace and Well-Being in Boone, North Carolina

On June 30, 2012, the International Center for Peace and Well-Being will celebrate the inauguration of its new 381 acre Center at Boone, North Carolina. The Center will be inaugurated by prominent humanitarian His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who is also the founder of the Art of Living Foundation and the International Association for Human Values. Congressional leaders, state and local officials, and spiritual and business leaders from around the world are expected to attend the event. The cultural segment of the ceremony will also feature a unique music performance directed by Grammy-nominated Chandrika Tandon, and featuring the local Blue Ridge Mountain musicians.

The Center marks the commencement of one of the nation’s largest community and individual empowerment initiatives. It will offer stress-management and individual empowerment programs for all ages, including self-development workshops for adults, corporate retreats, leadership development for young adults, and summer camps for children. Importantly, the venue will provide specialized trauma-relief and stress-management programs for returning veterans. Additionally, the Center will act as a cultural hub through the periodic showcasing of international cultural events. In addition to these core offerings, the Center will be home to a unique Naturopathy Wellness Spa, which will help restore balance and reawaken the body’s natural healing mechanisms through a tailored yoga and meditation program.

The International Center is working under the aegis of Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth (Institute for Vedic Sciences) and was purchased on October 14, 2011.

“This Center offers world class programs for physical, mental, and spiritual rejuvenation. We proudly welcome everyone to join us as we celebrate this auspicious beginning,” said Mr. Nilendu Srivastava, Director, Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth. “We believe that our programs will add quality to the lives of the participants and help them grow in their personal and professional lives. We are committed to offering the best and will partner with the local community to grow the region.”

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Art of living Bulgarian Bagpipe Record Officially Enters Guinness

The recent performance of 333 Bulgarian bagpipers in Sofia has been officially recognized as a record by the Guinness World Records, according to the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency.

On May 16, a total of 333 Bulgarian bagpipers performed a 9.13 minutes suite in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture, NDK, in downtown Sofia. The suite consisted of parts of 8 traditional Rhodope songs.

The event was organized by the Art of Living International Foundation of Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

The majority of the musicians were from the Rhodope Mountains region in southern Bulgaria, where the so-called kaba-gaida is a traditional musical instrument.

The revenues are to go to social projects.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Nyenrode Business University awards Sri Sri Ravi Shankar an honorary doctorate

Breukelen, June 15: At an impressive ceremony at the prestigious Nyenrode University, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was conferred with an honorary doctorate today.

Addressing the gathering , the Rector of Nyenrode, Dr. Maurits van Rooijen FRSA, said that it was a great privilege for the university that Sri Sri has accepted this doctorate. In its 65 years since inception, the university has conferred this doctorate on very few individuals, some of whom include Mr Nelson Mandela, Mr A P J Abdul Kalam and Mr Bill Gates .

He added that the work and life of Sri Sri is a true representation of Leadership, Entreprenuership and Stewardship, the three core values of the University.

The ceremony was attended by several dignitaries including Prof Rudd Lubbers, Former Prime Minister of Netherlands.