New Year begins with a Glimpse of Divine Power

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The year 2016 arrived with hundreds of people from over 46 countries doing the silence course in the beautiful Art of Living retreat centre in Black Forest, Germany. On the morning of Jan 1st;  Sri Sri Ravi Shankar whom we fondly call Gurudev; left the ashram to conduct a Happiness Program in Berlin. Some of… Read more »

Art of Living Seva

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SEVA was part of my life even before the Art of Living happened to me. The  vital difference is, there was an expectation and a desire for recognition. Whatever honorary post I served in, although I saw the nobility of purpose, there was an element of selfish desire to be somebody! When I heard Sri… Read more »

Two-time World Karate Champion says “Just Meditate”

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Bangalore: In 2013, when Alman Timofeev won the World Karate Championship again, he achieved a feat very few sportsmen in the world had. He became a World Champion at the age of 35.   So what gave the Russian sportsman the edge over competitors half his age, given that the sport of Karate demands high speed and agility?  … Read more »

Why the world needs an event like The World Culture Festival

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In the age of digital connectivity where everyone is connected to everyone else with the push of a button, the initial reaction to a world culture festival that brings millions of people together in one place to celebrate different cultures was ambivalent to me. A television broadcast would reach millions more with lesser effort, was… Read more »

In Pursuit of Happiness – Part-IV

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In a humorous yet profound way, Rishi Vidyadharji gave numerous precious tips to walk on the path of happiness and freedom. Some of the things told by Rishiji were so subtle that those might be bit difficult to understand for someone who is a novice to ‘Art of living’ or has no exposure to ‘Ayurveda’… Read more »

In Pursuit of Happiness – Part-II

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Rishi Vidyadharji beautifully revealed the mechanics of happiness. He told that, “Happiness (Sukh) is moving towards the ‘Self’ or uniting with your ‘Self’ and un-happiness (Dukh) is going away from the ‘Self’”. Naturally question arises in the mind, why moving towards the ‘Self’ gives us happiness? What is the nature of this ‘Self’? Sri Sri… Read more »

In Pursuit of Happiness – Part-I

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Finally the wait was over. After a couple of misses, I was able to join the much awaited Advance Meditation Course by Rishi Vidyadharji at Vasad Ashram and it was worth all the wait. Around 115 fortunate souls did the course along with me. For me, those seven days were like complete overhauling on Physical,… Read more »

Soul Play

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The sacred river Ganges flows through the doorsteps of Rishikesh, one of the ancient holy places in India. And when she sees man violating nature, she gives a polite but firm reminder, raising her flow with fury. I happened to be there in 2008 to prepare for a Yoga Teachers’ Training Program. I reached very… Read more »

The Mirror of my heart

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December 26th, 2009. It was a cold and a beautiful morning as the train whistled into the Bangalore City Railway Station. I was all set to stay for 10 days in the Art of Living International Ashram popularly known as Ravi Shankar Ashrama by the cab drivers and bus conductors. I was attending the YES!+… Read more »

Gita for Peace

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” Grace has the ability to change anything at anytime”. ” Have faith that the Divine loves me so much that only the best will happen to me”. Such powerful words from Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji, my Master, rang true in an unexpected, out of the blue turn of events. I was going through some… Read more »