I found my shelter

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I was repeating my Waves of Happiness (also known as Art of Living Part 1 course) in Chicago during the winter of 2007. The teacher gave each course participant Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s picture with a message. I got a nice picture which said – “The only thing you must remember is how fortunate… Read more »

I DID NOT PAY BRIBE

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When the India Against Corruption movement started with blessings from Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji, and we all took an oath not to give bribe, little did I realize that very soon my noble resolve would be put to test. The place was the property registration office, Mylapore, Chennai. The occasion was to formalize… Read more »

Art of Living elephant plays Harmonica

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One of the most beautiful sights at Art of Living International Ashram Bangalore is to see the graceful young Indrani gaily moving around the green campus on her daily morning walks. The tinkling bells round her neck signal her coming before one actually gets to see her upclose. Indrani is the second largest resident at… Read more »

Albert Einstein real life stories

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One day during a speaking tour, Albert Einstein’s driver, who often sat at the back of the hall during his lectures, remarked that he could probably give the lecture himself, having heard it so many times. Sure enough, at the next stop on the tour, Einstein and the driver switched places, with Einstein sitting at… Read more »

Kaamana Habba – Holi in Karnataka

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Kaamana Habba, as children  that is how we knew Holi that falls on full Moonday in phallgun. Growing up in Mysore, I did not know there was anything called Holi. Kaamana Habba was celebrated in an unique way in Mysore. Custom had it that boys should ‘steal’ logs and cow dung cakes from neighbours during… Read more »

Art of Living: My Inward Journey

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Art of Living? A rich man’s world? Make believe – whose founder Sri Sri Ravi Shanakar had many colours –– this was the perception of a female single, heading the southern secretariat of a large reputed Organization. The year was circa 2002-2003, when she first saw Gurudev, after her sister had done the widely acclaimed… Read more »

Shakti Kriya with Sri Sri

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On Monday the 17th of December 2012, my husband and I hit a jackpot! We had just come out of Rudra Puja and were having breakfast in the Annapoorna Dining Hall at Art of Living International Ashram  when Naga Nandini ji, a senior Art of Living teacher from Mysore, bumped into us and said, “let’s hurry…. Read more »

Shivratri Special: Gods meet at Guru Padukavanam

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After the inauguration of the Vishalakshi Mantap in 2003 and Art of Living Silver Jubilee Celebrations in 2006, the Maha Shivratri 2013 is slated to be a momentous thrust towards the booming of a new spiritual renaissance for the well being of the world. Apart from Rudra Puja, Live Sudarshan Kriya and Maha Rudra Yagya,… Read more »

Maha Shivratri with Sri Sri

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Over 1 lakh people are expected to gather at The Art of Living International Centre for celebrating Maha Shivaratri with Sri Sri on March 10th 2013. The highlight of the celebrations will be a confluence of over 250 Grama devatas from villages in and around Bangalore.  While we wait for the big day, Art of Living Blog… Read more »

Art of Living Guru Puja

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Performing pujas as a ritual was an integral part of my growing up years. Belonging to Madhwa Brahmin community meant there was a ritual almost every month. Yes, ritual, that is all it was to me. Significance of every ritual was told to us ,children , but hardly do I remember feeling merged with the… Read more »