Monday, August 13, 2012

Campaign for Sri Lankan Tamils

A campaign to press for Indian citizenship status for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees is being organised across Tamil Nadu by the Art of Living, according to a release.The signatures will be collected at the Art of Living centres.


In the release, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said, “more than one lakh Sri Lankan refuges were living in and around 100 camps in Tamil Nadu since 1983. Tamils who had fled to the U.S. and European countries are leading a dignified life as they are integrated into the society of those countries.” The Indian Government had granted citizenship status for refugees from countries like Bangladesh but Sri Lankan Tamils were left to live in refugee camps, he said.

To sign the online petition, visit For further details, dial 9843014387/9003931478.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Releases 'Timeless Leadership: 18 Leadership Sutras from the Bhagavad Gita', book by Director of IIM Kozhikode

Bangalore: His Holiness, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar released the book titled, ‘Timeless Leadership: 18 Leadership Sutras from the Bhagavad Gita’ authored by Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at the Art of Living International Center, Bangalore before an august gathering of thousands of devotees.

For over two millennia, the Bhagavad Gita, ("Song of God"), a revered Hindu religious text, has been a source of guidance for millions of individuals around the world. Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director of Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, in his book Timeless Leadership: 18 Leadership Sutras from the Bhagavad Gita contextualizes timeless lessons of this revered spiritual text to an entirely new audience—today's business leaders. Distilling the essential lesson—or Sutra—of each of the Gita's eighteen chapters into a meaningful message for leaders at all levels, the book challenges the reader to change the way an individual thinks in order to change the way he acts. Read More

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Sri Sri's healing touch to Assam riot victims

Renowned spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, on Wednesday visited the riot-hit districts of  Chirang and Kokrajhar in Assam with the objective of healing the wounds of the recent clashes. He visited several relief camps and interacted with the inmates.

Soon after his arrival from Guwahati, Sri Sri visited the relief camp at Kajalgaon Higher Secondary School in Chirang district. Addressing a large gathering of Bodo inmates, he advised them to face the tragedy with courage and prepare to reclaim their life.

He urged them to go back to the villages with the feeling of belongingness. "It's really painful that such a tragedy has happened in our country," he said adding that The Art of Living is there with them. Read More

View Assam violence as human tragedy, not political issue: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Guwahati, Aug 10 (ANI): Spiritual leader and founder of Art of Living Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has said that violence that affected the lower part of Assam must not be politicised and must be viewed in a more humane light.
The spiritual Guru, who toured the affected areas of Chirang and Kokrajhar districts, said: "I would appeal to all political parties that instead of turning this matter into a political issue, they must view it from a humanitarian point of view."
"I request all political parties to leave their vote bank politics behind and ask them to approach the problem from a humanitarian angle. The violence that affected western Assam is a black spot on the country and we have to assure that such incidents do not take place again," he added.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also visited a relief camp for Bodo victims at Kajalgaon High School in Chirang district. He also visited a Muslim relief camp at Basugaon in Kokrajhar district.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Art of Living’s Massive signature campaign for Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees

Many great nations of the world, including the United States of America have given citizenship/Residency status to the homeless SriLankan tamil refugees and have helped them restart their life in these countries. India has given citizenship/ Residency status to refugees from neighbouring countries like Bangladesh. However the SriLankan Tamil refugees who have lived in India for the last 30 years have been denied this right. Art of Living Foundation has many times in the past petitioned that these SriLankan Tamil refugees be given the citizenship/Residency rights/status in India. We once again request the Indian Government to grant these refugees from SriLanka the right to Indian Citizenship/ Residency status. We request everyone to participate in this signature campaign and support this initiative. yours Tamilnadu Art of Living Note: signature is being collected at every Art of living centre in Tamil Nadu.
 For further details, please contact: Teacher / Local Art Of Living Center.