Category: Ravi Shankar

Indian guru plans to reform Nepal’s Maoists

: Kathmandu, Nov 4 : An Indian spiritual leader who has followers worldwide plans to reform Nepal’s Maoist insurgents with love and a breathing technique. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the 46-year-old founder of the Art of Living Foundation in India, who preaches conquering anger and other negative emotions through philanthropy and breathing practices, was in Nepal on a three-day visit to spread the “message of love and harmony”. See Also: “Nepal is hoping that the arrival of Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, whose Art of Living Foundation teaches how to deal with negative emotions through breathing control

Guru to calm rowdy politicians

A spiritual guru is to try to calm rowdy Indian politicians whose outbursts have led to brawls in parliament. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been invited to deliver lectures on the Art of Living to the Orissa State Assembly. It comes after lawmakers brawled inside the state parliament, reports the Hindustan Times. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik sustaining injuries to his ankle during one scuffle with rivals. Anup Sai, of the opposition Congress Party, was recently suspended from parliament for hurling slippers inside the assembly. He said: “While highlighting the problems of the people, sometimes one gets carried away. I regret

Breathing lessons

A yoga-based technique that targets healing and stress is gaining favor. New Age flute music plays softly as people file into an apartment in West Los Angeles, remove their shoes and seat themselves quietly on Oriental carpets on the floor. A picture of a bearded guru in white robes sits at the front of the room with a tiny offering of fresh flowers. There are 14 students, and they have come here to learn to breathe. Known as the Art of Living, this intensive breathing course will last six days. The class has drawn people ranging in age from their

Catholics Concerned over Cult Leader Appearing at Canada’s Foremost Catholic Shrine

MONTREAL, August 6, 2004 ( – Curious calls are pouring in to the Saint Joseph’s Oratory information line as the Oratory gears up for the August 14 visit of eastern spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, authority on Vedic literature and master of therapeutic breathing techniques. When called the Oratory today, the Oratory staff was barely able to attend to the call due to the volume of callers asking about the Sri Sri event. Oratory staff assure callers that the event is not a religious one, likening it to the Dali Lama’s visit to the Oratory June 21, 1993.

Ravi Shankar on peace mission to Pakistan

Kolkata, July 17. (PTI): Renowned spiritual guru and founder of the Art of Living Foundation ‘Sri Sri’ Ravi Shankar, would undertake a four-day peace mission to Pakistan from July 19 during which he is likely to meet President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, and Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain. According to a statement by the Foundation here, Ravi Shankar, the first spiritual master from India to visit Pakistan on such a mission, would hold informal meetings with political and business leaders, religious heads and social activists in Karachi and Islamabad. “He is also likely to meet President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, Prime Minister

Ancient Hindu Techniques Latest in New Age

NEW DELHI – The first breath of life eventually leads to the last exhale at death, but for whatever span that lies between, breathing is an unassuming, if essential, part of living. It seemed odd to me that one would need lessons in how to breathe. Yet people worldwide are turning to the intensive Art of Living course on lowering stress and finding renewed vigor and clarity through age-old Hindu breathing techniques. More than 2 million people, from students at the Art of Living ashram in southern India to the techies of Silicon Valley, CEOs of Manhattan and prisoners in

Guru spreads s simple message

“What’s the main essence of life? Love!” Indian yogi Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, also known as Guruji, recently told a packed hotel ballroom in Jakarta as he twirled his microphone and almost skipped across the stage. “If no one loved you, would you like to live?” he elaborated, to the shaking heads of the hushed crowd. Dressed in long flowing cream and white robes, and with a playful, almost giddy manner, the guru imparted lessons on how to live in harmony with the timing and delivery of a stand-up comedian. His message to the about 1,000 people present was simple:

Guru set to meet the cons

Scots cons are to get a lesson in love and kindness from one of the world’s leading spiritual gurus. Indian religious master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is to share his wisdom and global message of love with the criminals. He will speak to inmates at Edinburgh’s Saughton Prison, which houses assassin Ricardo Blanco and vampire killer Allan Menzies. Shankar, who studied under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the famous founder of the meditation movement, will visit the prison during a four-day stay in Scotland. His 90-minute talk to cons will be on ‘spirituality and prison rehabilitation’. A jail source said yesterday: ‘There