Kathmandu to experience divine bliss

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

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'.