Ravi Shankar's Mass Meditation for World Peace: 70,000 Gather at World Culture Festival

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



For a second, close your eyes and picture this: 70,000 people from around the world assembled in mass meditation, sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in a shared moment of silence, their eyes closed and minds free from any cultural or religious differences.

Earlier today, visitors from 150 countries did just that as an international effort of meditation. The event is just one of many at the World Culture Festival, hosted by the International Art of Living Foundation to commemorate the organization's 30th anniversary. Here, at the two day-long affair at Berlin's Olympiastadion, guests can experience traveling the world by taking in the sounds of Costa Rican folk music or perhaps by tasting a sweet or two from the Middle East.

"It is an occasion to enrich every individual with the diverse cultures of the world. The festival offers a platform for one to participate with the global community," said Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living and leader of the meditation session. "It is also Read more..

Note: To view the beautiful pictures of the World Culture Festival, please click here