Gratefully Yours – An Art of Living Experience

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It was August 2010. I attended a Long Sudarshan Kriya session in my college BITS Pilani. Post the Long Kriya, my teacher Venkatesh (Venki) mentioned about the Guru Puja course he attended recently and expressed his wish to chant it then. We all closed our eyes and then I heard something so melodious and powerful… Read more »

Women, stories and harmony

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As I said in my earlier post, a woman’ s life is a music of many leaves. Unless orchestrated and fine tuned perfectly, her life can emanate discordant notes instead of soulful music.. In a talk about ‘role of a mother’, Sri Sri explains the concept of Ardhanarishwara. “Our ancient wisdom has given equal importance… Read more »

Woman is the heart of society

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Do you remember the comfort you felt as your mum rocked you to sleep? Your exuberance at seeing a rainbow? The thrill of playing a prank on your brother? The class room tales which you could only share with your best friend, as you both sat in the last bench, huddled over a History text… 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 »

Happy Birthday Bhanu Didi

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It was evening time, around 7.30pm. The meditation hall at Art of Living International Centre was packed with devotees waiting for Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to arrive. I was doing my first Advanced Meditation Course with a couple of my friends and we were sitting right at the back of the hall, very close… Read more »