Posted on: Saturday, April 30, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

Experience Guru's magic- NOW!

Posted on: Friday, April 29, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

Its a wonderful experience.. I am getting goose bumps as I am sharing :)

I booked my Berlin flight ticket (before even buying the event ticket) the moment I decided to volunteer for Berlin festival.. Not even a thought about money :)

Here is the magic that happened and I wanted to share..

Couple of weeks ago, a friend gave me a check for the money he owed me and he gave $1500 in excess. I asked him why $1500 extra.. He says I owed you for the expenses while sharing home. As far as I was concerned, he didn't owe me any of this money!

Today, I see a check for our rental property for this month as well as an additional check for $1000.

The explanation there.. An apology note from the property management company saying this money was accounted in someone else's property and it should have been accounted under your property!

$2500 unexpected money :)  Guru takes care of not just ticket.. He adds tips too :)

My story during Silver Jubilee... I can write a book :) Its Magic to the power of N, where N stands for 20 times the normal magic of the Guru!

Its a realization that "Dene waala to Who hai!!" (The one who is giving is HE!)

Think of all the instances the Guru saved
your a job,
your home,
your health,
your relationship,
from an accident,
from a financial difficulty,
The list goes on!

Don't let any obstacle come between you and Berlin! Just buy the event ticket and see the magic unfolding! This is the promise from the Guru! in His own words!

I have experienced the magic..
Its your turn now!

Jai Gurudev!
J.P. Samala

Mahasatsang with Sri Sri at Nepal

Event Details

30 April, 4:45 pm IST  -  Maha Satsang in Tundikhel , Kathmandu (Live Webcast)

1 May, 7:45 am IST - Maha Satsang in Siddhartha Rangshala, Bhairahawa

2 May, 5:45 am IST - LIVE Sudarshan Kriya with Guruji on  at Police Training Camp, Maharajgunj, Kathamandu.

For details please contact: + 9771 2030229 / 4494500

Official Facebook Page:

Jai Gurudev :)

Gaurav Kandel
Website Administration for The Art of Living Nepal Website

The Art of Living-Nepal -- The Art of Living-Nepal Media -- The Art of Living-Nepal Official Mail

Come.. be a part of the celebration!!

Posted on: Thursday, April 28, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

Yoga Rave: LIVE Webcast from Argentina on Youtube!!!!

Date: 30 April, 8 pm in Argentina (1 May, 4:30 am IST - India) onwards 
(It will go on for few hours...)

Please share your Feedback on Mobile Apps!

Posted on: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

Jaigurudev Dear Ones,

please share your feedback on the mobile apps made for Art of Living, so that we can improve it more and make more useful apps for everyone!

If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online:

Feedback on Mobile Apps!

Jaigurudev Dear Ones, Please share your feedback on the following mobile apps (you can download the app from - browse this from your mobile internet browser) More Apps are on the way for different Mobiles (specially for iPhones)

The Art of Living pays homage to Satya Sai Baba

Posted on: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

Bangalore, April 26: Members of the Art of Living, founded by spriritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, paid their last respects to Satya Sai Baba in Puttaparthi.

Swami Sadyojathah, Director, International Affairs, the Art of Living, Swami Vishnupada, Trustee, Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth and Swami Gnantej, Programme Director, were among those who represented Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the Art of Living foundation

In a message from Germany, Ravi Shankar said, "Baba will be born in Mandya after six years and he will come into public life when he turns 18 years old".

Kathmandu to experience divine bliss

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to hold Maha Satsang in Tundikhel on Saturday

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.

"The much awaited visit will be a lifetime experience," said Gaurabh Sood, a travel trade entrepreneur turned a full time teacher of Art of Living.

The Art of Living Foundation was founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in 1981. 

"The Foundation has chapters in 150 countries and its sustainable development projects, trauma-relief and self-development programmes have benefited more than 25 million people around the world," Sood said, adding that by nurturing the spirit of service and compassion in every individual, the Foundation seeks to build a global society that is free of stress and violence by teaching one of the beautiful meditation techniques called Sudarshan Kriya. 

Sudarshan Kriya — that came into being in 1980 in Shimoga, India when Sri Sri Ravi Shankar went into a 10-day silence — incorporates specific natural rhythms of the breath that harmonises the body, mind and emotions. The unique breathing technique eliminates stress, fatigue and negative emotions like anger, frustration and depression, leaving one at peace yet energised, focused and relaxed.

Born in 1956 in Southern India, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was a gifted child. By the age of four, he was already able to recite parts of the Bhagavad Gita — an ancient Sanskrit scripture and was often found in meditation. His first teacher was Sudhakar Chaturvedi, who had had a long association with Mahatma Gandhi. By the age of 17 he had graduated with degrees in, both, Vedic literature and Physics.

A noted humanitarian leader, Sri Sri's programmes have provided assistance to victims of natural disasters, survivors of terror attacks and war, children from marginalised populations and communities in conflict across the world. His work has touched the lives of millions of people around the world, going beyond the barriers of race, nationality and religion with the message of a 'one-world family'.

Punarnava with H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Bangalore Ashram (May 20 - 29, 2011)

Posted on: Monday, April 25, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

For queries and registrations, please contact:

- Universal Access Number: 1860 425 4250
- Talk to our Art of Living Angels: Anand +91 9740733600; Arthie +91 9980555604; Ramya +91 9972235499; Uma +91 9448282256

For more details, please visit:

Sri Sri's message on Sri Sathya Sai Baba leaving his body

Posted on: Sunday, April 24, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

Sri Sri's message on Sri Sathya Sai Baba leaving his body, April 24: 

"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."

"As Baba has departed earlier than he had predicted, he will return to the planet earlier."

Daily Sutra - Desktop google gadget for you!!

Jaigurudev Dear Ones,

Now you can read the beautiful Daily Sutra quotes of Sri Sri - right from your Desktop!!

check out and install from!

An Unforgettable Peace Festival with Dance, Music, Yoga and Food

Posted on: Saturday, April 23, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe


An Unforgettable Peace Festival with Dance, Music, Yoga and Food

Celebrating Diversity for a peaceful tomorrow

The World Culture Festival in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of The International Art of Living Foundation.

In a unique celebration of harmony in diversity the World Culture Festival will bring together 70,000 participants from 151 countries who will take home unique sights, sounds, tastes and the mesmerising variety of all the world continents in one place!

The Grand Celebration in the Olympiastadion Berlin as well as the World Pavilions will be showcasing through dance, music, food, literature and conferences  the beauty of all World Cultures: The Festival will honour the norms and values of various cultures while celebrating harmony in diversity!

The Yoga Park will allow participants to experience the powerful impact of Yoga as a way to improve physical and mental health as well as to create inner peace.  Welcome to Berlin!

Click on the above flyer to know more!

Art of Living Mobile Apps for Blackberry, Android, PalmOs is Launched!!!

Jaigurudev Dear Ones!!!

Great News!! Now Mobile Apps for Blackberry, Android, PalmOs along with the Nokia Apps are launched !!

You can download and install them from (please open this link from your mobile browser)

Share your feedback by writing back! 
(Till now more than 5000 users have installed the Nokia Apps  :) )


Stillness in the City that Never Sleeps

Posted on: Thursday, April 21, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

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. Still, I was amazed at the crowd that was drawn together here. I even bumped into a friend from my freshman year, whom I hadn't seen in about ten years!

The event began with these written words from New York's Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg: "New York has always been a city where people of every background and belief strive to live together in harmony. Our residents proudly claim heritage from every corner of the globe, and our administration continues to promote innovative practices that help us all live longer, more fulfilling lives. That is why I am pleased to applaud "I Meditate New York" for helping New Yorkers refresh, recharge, and overcome the stress that can sometimes result from living and working in a city as fast-paced and dynamic as ours.

Read more: The Huffington Post.

Live Webcast with Guruji from the Canadian Ashram - April 21 - 24

This April, if you cannot physically be with Sri Sri at the International Art of Living Centre in Canada, then we are coming to YOU!

Live footage of the evening festivities and knowledge discourses will be streamed on the evenings of April 21st through 24th.

What a wonderful opportunity to enjoy lively music and knowledge sessions with Sri Sri from the comfort of your home!

Register online to watch at

Registration is easy and all the proceeds go to support the building of the new Meditation Hall - The Sri Sri Centre for Peace and Inspiration.

Celebrate with Sri Sri wherever you are and Register now!

The Webcast Team

Join Sri Sri's free SMS channel to receive special weekly knowledge bytes from Sri Sri! (Right now this service is only available in India)

To subscribe, send an SMS to the number 56363 with the following text: "Jgd guruji YourName", where you write your own name instead of 'YourName'.

example: Jgd guruji chintan


Sri Sri in Los Angeles Centre

The last few days Sri Sri has been in Los Angeles, USA giving a commentary on the Upanishads in our Los Angeles Center. 

The Upanishads are ancient scriptures that expound practical wisdom for living life with higher states of consciousness. Sri Sri unveils the often inaccessible philosophy of the Upanishads. These talks are aimed to bring out the wisdom of the Upanishads so as to make them relevant to our lives today.



LIVE webcast of Satsang with Guruji from LA,USA!!!

Posted on: Saturday, April 16, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

LIVE webcasts of Sri Sri's programs all over the world will now be available via our new official LIVE channel on YouTube! Start watching LIVE from tomorrow:

"An Evening of Wisdom, Meditation & Grace with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar" at the Los Angeles Art of Living Center, US on 17th April at 5:30 AM & 8:00 AM (IST) (5:00 PM & 7.30 PM local US time)

Spread the word!

Great News!! Nokia accepted our 5 Mobile Apps and it's on their Ovistore!!!

Posted on: Friday, April 15, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

Jaigurudev Dear Ones!!

Great News!!!

Nokia's Online Mobile App Store has accepted 5 of Art of Living's Mobile Apps!!! and it is now available for the entire world to download

you can check out - search for Art of Living, or Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on  or Check out -

You can download the apps to your Nokia Phone by opening from your Nokia's browser and click on 'Mobile Apps'

Spread the Word!!

the Apps that are accepted are 

Daily Sutra
Tour Schedule
Facebook Updates of Art of Living
Updates from

(you can see my signature for the preview of Apps)

More Apps are still under their review, we have a total of 8 Apps as of now

Harshal from Planet :). Plant .. less. more!

- +91 7829068283 | harshalpjadhav

World Culture Festival: Join in with the 70,000 people at Berlin!

LIVE on Youtube - Watch & Learn Bhagavad Gita Chanting!!

Posted on: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

Jaigurudev Dear Ones!!

Great News!!

Now you can watch the Live webcast of  satsangs on Art of Living's official Youtube Channel ( Subscribe and be updated with all the activities!! )

From today till April 30 - you can watch and learn how to chant the Bhagavad Gita from Bangalore Ashram!!

Link to watch: (7 pm IST)

inform everyone about this!!

Seeking Bliss Among the Honks and Hisses

Posted on: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

Indian Meditation Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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.

Mr. Shankar stood, taking it all in: police officers, tourists, office workers, vendors, bomb-sniffing dogs. Even for Mr. Shankar, who lives in the city of Bangalore, this might seem to be sensory overload: a news "zipper" sign overhead trumpeted items like "Long Island Serial Killer Taunting Victim's Teen Sister."

The guru smiled broadly — he always seems to be smiling — and ambled up Broadway, dressed in sandals, a flowing, white robe, and a tan, wool scarf. He has a full, dark head of hair and beard, and suffice to say, he stands out even in a crowded Times Square.

Mr. Shankar was in town to offer a workshop to inaugurate the program I Meditate NY, which provides meditation classes to deal with city stress. On Sunday, he conducted a program for 2,700 people at Avery Fisher Hall.

"There is so much energy here, you need help to cope with it all," he said, looking across Times Square. "When you have so many people of such diversity squeezed together, you need a lot of it."

Urban life would especially lend itself to his form of breathing and meditation, he said, with its goal of rejuvenating participants physically, mentally and emotionally.

"People who have a lot to do in life, they have a greater need to meditate," he said. "When you live in the middle of this hustle-bustle, and you have a lot of responsibilities and demands on you, you naturally have a greater longing for it."

"It is important for people to take - Click here to read more

Sri Sri discusses with Secretary General of UN on World peace

During His current tour in the United States, Sri Sri had an hour-long meeting with Dr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations in New York to discuss about the peace situation in the world.

The Art of Living has been actively involved in many peace initiatives in conflict-affected countries across the world.


Download satsang & meditation videos on your mobile!!

Posted on: Monday, April 11, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

Now download and enjoy Satsang videos and meditation with Guruji from your mobile!!

Browse from your mobile:

Check out the Videos and Meditation link!

A new feature to download the satsang videos has been added on the mobile website of Art of Living!

Note: In case the downloaded video does not work in your mobile please write back to us at with details of your mobile handset

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The job has just begun: Sri Sri (India Against Corruption)

Posted on: Saturday, April 9, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

Sri Sri's Statement on the Government accepting the demands by the civil society:

April 09: While welcoming the Prime Minister's decision to accept the demands of Anna Hazare, Sri Sri says the job has just begun. Sri Sri says this is the right step in the right direction and hopes that the Prime Minister would get rid of all the corrupt elements in high places including some ministers.

Anna Hazare: "I want to thank the Art of Living people who sang bhajans here to inspire all of us." - IBN LIVE

Anna Hazare: "Guruji has sent a message. He says Congratulations to all the Art of Living volunteers who made it happen!!"

30th Anniversary of The Art of Living

Posted on: Friday, April 8, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

Join more than 70,000 people at the international celebration of the 30th Anniversary of The Art of Living in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany from 2-3 July 2011. 

Inspire others by leaving your message for the festival here:

Many people from 57 different countries have already shared their message w
ith the world!

This is high time! - Sri Sri (India Against Corruption)

"If we can accept corruption as our way of life, and carry on with this, we are cheating ourselves and cheating millions of people of this country." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Watch the complete video here:

World's Largest YES! 2 Advance Course in Presence of Guruji in Bangalore

YES! 2 Advance Course in Presence of Guruji in Banglore Ashram with Sumit Mahajan

This what we all have been waiting for! World's Largest  YES! 2 Advance Course in Presence of Guruji in Banglore Ashram with Sumit Mahajan from 6th May - 10th May'11. More than 500+ from all over India are expected to participate. So, why are you missing the chance? Have a divine summer vacations with the Divine. Join Now!

About the Faculty: Sumit Mahajan is a dynamic YES!2 teacher from Punjab. He has been teaching Art of Living Courses for last 7 years and has addressed more than 7 lac youth so far. Know more about him:

For details and Registrations: 09876734508
Dates: 6th May-10th May'11 @ Banglore Ashram
Contirbution: 5-9 Sharing it is Rs 3000/- and 4 Sharing it is Rs 3500/-

General Instructions:
Reporting - Previous day of course start date.
Departure - last day evening of the course or next day morning.
Timing - it is residential course in Ashram for 4 - 5 days  (whole day)
Items to get while coming to ashram -  a Water bottle, a note book and a pen, a yoga mat or a bed sheet, a torch, loose clothes

Love & Regards,

Charu Mahajan
Faculty,The Art of Living
Mob No: 93560-01324.

I am with Annaji: Sri Sri (India Against Corruption)

"I am with Annaji. All our Art of Living volunteers are there with him, many of them are also sitting with him for the fast. And I would like the government to immediately listen to this and start the process of dialogue, and I am sure the government will do it." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Watch the complete video here:

India Against Corruption - Sri Sri's exclusive interview

"I have been with him from the very beginning. I am sure Anna Hazare will find success in this endeavor" - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Anna Hazare is the voice of millions of Indians: Sri Sri

Anna Hazare is the voice of millions of Indians: Sri Sri
7 Apr 2011, 1728 hrs IST, AGENCIES
Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare today (April 7) received strong backing from the Art of Living Founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who described him as "the voice of millions of Indians". "He is the voice of millions of Indians", Sri Sri said in a statement, extending his full support to the movement against corruption spearheaded by Hazare. 

"I sincerely hope that the Prime Minister takes immediate steps to form the joint committee for the Lokpal Bill. "I have known Anna Hazare for the last 25 years. The Art of Living Foundation and I have always stood with him in his fight against corruption and work in social transformation", he said.

Good News: 4 more AOL Mobile Apps launched!!

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

Few days back we had launched 2 mobile applications (Daily sutra & Tour Schedule of Guruji) which were based for Nokia phones

Now we have added 4 more apps!! (as of now all apps are only for Nokia handsets or symbian OS), soon we will launch for all other devices

You can download the same from (you need to open this link from your Nokia web browser only)

(Mobile apps gets installed in your mobile, you can open them regularly to read updates)

The new mobile apps are

1.Satsang with Sri Sri - collection of QA, Daily knowledge sheet & update from wisdomblog (

2.  Sri Sri Photos: Collection of beautiful Photos of Guruji!

3. updates from - Latest News, and other updates from Guruji's official website!

4. updates from - Latest News, Event Updates, Conference Updates, Service Project Updates

Note: All those who are good at developing such mobile apps and would like to volunteer for this seva kindly reply with along your contact number.

Also please share your feedback at

Earlier Apps:

Daily Sutra : daily a new fresh sutra can be seen in the app

On tour with Sri Sri: Guruji's tour schedule

India against Corruption

Posted on: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

"Dhyan karna seekh liya, ab dhyan rakhna bhi seekho!" – H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

India Against Corruption

Corruption is happening every minute and at almost every possible level of the system in India right now. Together, we have the power to remove it from its roots, and make India the starting point of action against corruption across the world. But to make that possible, we need to ask ourselves the following 3 questions…

1. Why is corruption happening?

It's happening because of poor laws and policies in the government, which keep changing according to the whims and fancies of politicians and get mended according to what suits them best.

Guruji says, it's happening because of lack of belongingness and the only obvious cure is Spirituality which can bring back the Human Values. Corruption happens because people don't feel that they belong to each other. "apne hi hai sab log". No one would want a bribe from his own family member would they? Every action arises out of our own thought, and self purification is the cure. To feel that belongingness, Self purification is required. Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Sudarshan Kriya, Seva, Satsang, Silence and Grace can bring about that transformation in an individual and hence in society.

2. Is there any solution to corruption?


The first thing is to eliminate corruption at your own level. Say no to bribes; join hands to fight corruption through marches, awareness campaigns and mass vote. For the India Against Corruption movement, the solution is to lay strict Anti Corruption rules by the formation of the Jan Lokpal Bill by the citizens.

What is and What could be...

3. What can I do? How do I contribute to this movement?

a. Join the India Against Corruption movement, by giving a missed call to 022 61550789 (we need at least 25 Lakh missed calls, around 5 Lakh are done so far). We will SMS you a message from Anna and others, on what you can do today, and every day.

b. Stay in touch with minute-by-minute progress, join us on facebook.

c. Spread this message. Write on your facebook walls, publish this article on your blog. Print it out and stick it in your lifts and office notice boards. Do whatever it takes to get it to the public at large. Invite people to join Anna at the Jantar Mantar Event. Do anything and everything in your capacity! Our nation needs LAKHS to join Anna at Jantar Mantar!

For any suggestions/queries: – write to:

Our Nation needs responsible, empowered people right now, so let's help our India, our Bharat Mata in every possible way we are capable of!

Another of Guruji's quotes to end with: "When you come out of your personal comfort zone and take a higher responsibility, you will find that whatever you want gets magically taken care of!"

Jai Gurudeva!

Satsangs with Sri Sri @ Sri Sri Ashram, Texas

Join us for two extraordinary evenings of music, wisdom, and meditation with renowned spiritual leader and humanitarian, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Sri Sri's vision of a One World Family has inspired a global phenomenon of compassion and service. Each year he travels the world across all continents, to share his teachings of love, practical wisdom, and service, to promote harmony among people of various nationalities and cultures. Sri Sri will lead a guided meditation, and answer questions from the audience. Don't miss this celebration of life!

Event Times & Dates:
7:00PM-9:00 PM on Tuesday, April 12th 2011 and
6:30PM-8:30 PM on Wednesday, April 13th 2011

Tickets: $30 per person for one satsang, $50 for both. Children under 12: free.

Venue: Sri Sri Ashram
           7802 Ranch 1051
           Uvalde TX 78801

Accommodation at the Ashram is completely full. Please make your own arrangements for accommodation. Tickets price includes meals and attendance to Satsang

For further details, please contact at

Advance Meditation course schedule with Guruji

Jaigurudev Dear Ones!!

Great News!!!

there are 11 Advance Meditation course schedule with Guruji in month of April, May and June in Bangalore Ashram!

below is the schedule

29 Apr - 3 May

6 - 10 May

13 - 17 May

19 - 23 May

26 - 30 May

8 - 12 June

15 - 19 June

16 - 19 June

21 - 25 June

25 - 29 June 

To register online visit - click on courses & events

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