Sunday, December 26, 2010

Do you want to Spend 6 months in the Bangalore Ashram!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dear All,

Do you want to write for the Art of Living website?
Do you want to spend 6 months in the Bangalore Ashram?

Now you can do both!

The Art of Living Foundation, through its programs and people, has created countless untold stories of service, of transformation, of renewal and rejuvenation. Stories waiting for a writer like you. Now, you have a chance to learn about these stories, become a part of them and play the critical role of telling the world about them. And we mean the world: the site is visited by web-surfers from 167 countries.

If you want to be a part of this change, this is your opportunity.

How to apply:
It's easy. Write a 900-piece article on "Sri Sri – An Official Biography". If you were responsible for this section on the global Art of Living website (and you could be!), what would you say?

Send in your entries to before Jan. 05.

If your piece gets selected, you could get an opportunity to work with the web team for six months from the Bangalore ashram, your by-line could feature on the website. You could also be given mentorship and writing programs.

Start writing now.

In service

International Website Administration
The Art Of Living International Center
21st Km Kanakapura Road
Office:+91 80 32011081

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Secrets of Marma Points

Dear Friends,


We are glad to invite you to the Ayurvedic Training:

"The Secrets of Marma Points" 5.-9. January 2011 in Bad Antogast/ Germany


This is one of the new many proposals from Shankara Europe to spread the knowledge of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar creating a network of therapists, operators or seva people. This new way of spreading awareness in the everyday life, offering trainings and Ayurvedic culture, will be our mission, and for this reasons we are promoting the possibility for everyone of introducing this knowledge in their jobs and hobbies.


We will need your help to spread Knowledge and Wellness in the everyday life of all the people! :)



What is Marma therapy?


Marma is a Sanskrit word meaning ' secret, hidden, vital.' On the surface of our body are found sensitive points where energy or Prana is concentrated. Marma is that ancient technique of activating energy points on the physical level to energize and relax the whole system. By exerting gentle pressure on these Marma points, one can release the blocks and allow the Prana or life energy to flow to the connecting organs or tissues, thus giving them a new lease of life. Marma promotes a greater balance and integration of the body, mind and consciousness.

Prerequisite / requirement: Part I + 2x Part II  or 1x Part II and Sri Sri Yoga TTC or  Part II and DSN


                                            At least one course had to be taken during the last 12 months

For more Information please contact

Massimo Ormea:

Susanne Kamp:


Jai Gurudev


Massimo Omera & Susanne Kamp

Tel: 0049 7804 913 6961


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Yes We Can

Dear Ones,

The International Art of Living Foundation will be celebrating it 30th anniversary for offering service to Mankind and for promoting Human Values. There will be the World Culture Festival taking place in July 2011 in the Olympiastadion Berlin, Germany. Over 70,000 people from more than 150 countries are expected to attend and participate in this Dance & Music Festival, Yoga & Ayurveda Park, Inter-cultural Dialogue and Food Festival and of course the Youth Festival. 

Would you like to be part of this historical adventure?

If YES! Just sign up for the 2011 'YES! We Can'!!!!!!!!!

The 2011 'YES! We Can' is the most special of all as it offers the extraordinary opportunity to join the organizing team of the World Culture Festival and to visit the Olympiastadion Berlin. You may arrive as an amateur. For sure you will leave with a life-time of experience and a leader.

The 'YES! We Can' is a beneficial workshop to further improve the quality of life. It is a practical and effective training program that can empower students and young professionals to experience unshakable calmness and inner creativity.  'YES! We Can' works through inspirational leadership to unlock the full potential of superior performance and responsibility that lies within the individual. Participants are transformed into leaders. Leaders who are caring, understanding and inspired to help others to grow. Leaders who love what they do. Leaders who take responsibility for the betterment of themselves, of their family, of their environment and for the betterment of the world. Leaders who don't just lead but involve others and help others to develop their leadership skills while using their maximum potential. 


The World Culture Festival is a concrete platform on which the 2011 'YES! We Can' will take their leadership skills to a new height.


•                Starting Date: Friday, 18th February 2011. 

•                Duration of Program: 1 month (minimum) and up to 6 months. *

•                Location: The first month of training will take place in Maisach-Oppenau, Germany. 

•                Who can attend: Anyone between 20 and 30 years who is wishing to learn the tools for self-development and personal empowerment. This will also give one the opportunity to possibly participate in the historical event of the World Culture Festival in July 2011. In order to apply one must have attended the 'Yes !+' or the Part 1 course as well as the Part 2 course.

•                Countries accepted: We accept people from every country.**

•                Selection process: To ensure a maximum benefit for both parties, the 2011 YES!-We Can will function with a selection process throughout. After the mandatory month of training, the participants will be allocated various tasks according to their skills and their alignment with the organization's vision and mission. Selected  participants will be integrated to  the World Culture Festival organizing team. There will be no other additional cost except the full course payment fee.

•                Application forms***: Please submit your application online at 

             •         Former YES! We Can :

            The Videos 2010 Bulgaria 



The Video 2009 

The Source magazine - YES! We Can 2010 Germany :


* One month training is mandatory for everyone.

** In case you need a visa, we will send you an invitation letter after having received and accepted your application form and the full payment.

*** The application sent in full with the payment before 31st December 2010 receives a discount of 150€.


International Art of Living Foundation

Camille Abgrall

Berlin : 0049 302 579 8088  

France : 0033 682 578 948



Friday, December 3, 2010

Courses in Europe

Dear ones, Chers tous, Beste allemaal


Here are the dates of upcoming Art of Silence courses:

voice les dates de prochains stages Art de Silence:

gelieve hieronder de data te vinden van de volgende Art of Silence cursussen:


Art of Silence Part 3 courses in the presence of Sri Sri in Bad Antogast:

23.Dec. (7.30 p.m.)  – 29.Dec (1 p.m.), 2010

29.Dec. (7.30 p.m.), 2010 – 4. Jan. (1 p.m.), 2011


Art of Silence Part 2 course in Leuven, Belgium:

4 March (19.00) – 8 March (14.00), 2011



Online registration is now available:


Places are going very fast so if you prefer the accommodation in Bad Antogast please register asap, otherwise only hotel accommodation will be available.



In order to ensure that Part 3 course participants get the maximum benefit from the courses and enjoy a silent environment visitors are welcome only on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. It will be open house for these evenings and all are warmly invited. There will be no charge for these celebrations but donations are gratefully received to cover expenses involved.


Other courses in Bad Antogast at this time:

Sahaj Samadhi Meditation Course - just before Christmas Part 3 course from Dec.21st (7p.m.) to Dec.23rd (1 p.m.)

ART Excel and YES – during Christmas Part 3 course

Art of Breathing Part 1  courses – Dec.24th – Dec.26th , Dec. 31st – Jan.2nd 2011


For further information on any of these courses just drop an email to or call 0049780497390




Sunday, November 28, 2010

LIGHT UP Yourself - LIGHT UP Berlin

Dear Friends, 

We are inviting you to a Unique Art of Living Course

Personal growth & Introduction to The World Culture Festival

LIGHT UP Yourself - LIGHT UP Berlin!

9 - 12 December 2010, Berlin

Only 108 Seats! 

Program: We have the pleasure to invite you to specially designed program which contains:

-       Meditation, Yoga and Satsang
-       Knowledge
-       Tools and techniques for self-empowerment
-       Techniques for Project Management and Leadership Skills
-        Detailed overview and Action steps for the 30th Art of Living Jubilee - The World Culture Festival in Berlin

This course is a transformational program that empowers participants to break through personal inhibitions and barriers and access inner stability and power. 

Trainer: Santosh Rao is one of the leading international Art of Living trainers. He has a 10 years experience of teaching in more then 20 countries conducting Art of Living  courses such as DSN, Government Executive Programme (GEP), Part 1 and Trauma Relief Programmes.

Only for course participants: Special Tour to Olympia Stadium!

Price: 108 Euro* Food and Basic Accommodation (sleeping bag, Yoga mat) included. We can assist you to find other accommodations.

Attendees: AOL Volunteers & Teachers, AOL Part 1/ YES!+ graduates who want to bring a Change and become a part of the upcoming World Culture Festival

(30th Art of Living Jubilee).

Venue: The Art of Living Berlin Centre

Timings: Start: 9 December 17.00  at the 

Yoga Oase Berlin ( Berliner Zentrum)
Potsdamer Str. 98
10785 Berlin

Finish: 12 December 17.00 at Art of Living Berlin Centre

Register: (E) (T) +49 (0) 30/ 25 79 80 88, Fax: 00 49 302535 83 97

Events Office 
The World Culture Festival - Berlin 2011

Tel: 00 49 302535 83 30
Fax: 00 49 302535 83 97

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

YOGA RAVE in Berlin

We want to grab your ATTENTION for a few reading lines and talk about an event, UNSEEN in Berlin or Europe as such. A party? Yes. Just a party? We do not think so! 

What is this all about?
You ask: What kind of boring event is this? No alcohol? Easy yoga, meditation and hard music? 
Are you getting what we are saying? The whole package includes loads of folks, great music, new experiences, tasty drinks, snacks - an entertainement package that will not let you think about all these nasty thingies you think you are going to miss so much. 

Still not impressed? Check this YOGA RAVE (the roots of Yoga Jam) event videos
Taste a new kind of fun! With Yoga Jam
Friday, November 26 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location INSEL
Treptow Alt-Treptow 6
Berlin, Germany

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Part II with Rishiji in UK

Dear Friends,

Give your mind and body the real rest they deserve. Dive deep and experience the depth of silence within, with the Art of Silence course.

Dates: Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th December 2010
Venue: Central London
Price: £325 if you book before November 28th (rising to £350 thereafter)

Specifically designed to quieten the chatter of your mind and help you to reconnect with the silence and stillness within, this course provides you with an opportunity to let go of all your stresses, balance your natural rhythms and retreat inward on a journey of self-discovery. After four days combining deep meditations, yoga, silence, satsang and service, you will walk away with profound self-knowledge and a sense of clarity and peace.

To Register please visit:

Look forward to see you there

With Regards

UK Art of Living

Friday, November 19, 2010

Part III - Online Registration and Many other courses in the presence of Sri Sri in Bad Antogast

Dear Friends,

As you know there are two Art of Silence Part 3 courses in the presence of Sri Sri in Bad Antogast:

The dates are:

23.Dec. (7.30 p.m.)  – 29.Dec (1 p.m.), 2010

29.Dec. (7.30 p.m.), 2010 – 4. Jan. (1 p.m.), 2011


Online registration is now available  simply follow instructions on the following link.


If you registered online for the Part 3 course in Bad Antogast last May your user name and password will be the same. If you have forgotten your password follow the directions online. If you have forgotten the user name you used, simply reregister

Places are going very fast so if you prefer the accommodation in Bad Antogast please register asap, otherwise only hotel accommodation will be available.



In order to ensure that Part 3 course participants get the maximum benefit from the courses and enjoy a silent environment visitors are welcome only on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. It will be open house for these evenings and all are warmly invited. There will be no charge for these celebrations but donations are gratefully received to cover expenses involved.


Other courses in Bad Antogast at this time

Sahaj Samadhi Meditation Course - Just before Christmas Part 3 course from Dec.21st (7p.m.) to Dec.23rd (1 p.m.)

ART Excel and YES – during Christmas Part 3 course

Art of Breathing Part 1  courses – Dec.24th – Dec.26th, Dec. 31st – Jan.2nd 2011


For further information on any of these courses just drop an email to or call 0049780497390


Please share this message with anyone who might be interested. Detailed information regarding all aspects of the Art of Silence Part 3 including accommodation, travel and what to bring etc. can be found at the website by simply following the link given for the registration.


Looking forward to seeing you in Bad Antogast.


With love,


Your Bad Antogast Team

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The World Culture Festival in Berlin! Block your dates

The World Culture Festival

Brandenburg, Germany, 2nd Jul 2011 - 3rd Jul 2011

151 Countries – One Festival Olympic Stadium Berlin

Celebrating Harmony in Diversity

The World Culture Festival, to be held on July 2 – 3, 2011, is a ground-breaking event that will celebrate the coming together of cultures from more than 150 countries in peace and harmony. The aim is to foster harmony in diversity and inter-cultural dialogue by showcasing dance, music and food from around the world. This Festival will take place in the Olympia-Stadium Berlin and is expected to bring together a diverse group of more than 70,000 participants from over 100 countries. The Festival will be hosted on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the International Art of Living Foundation, an UN-accredited NGO which is represented in 151 countries in the world, of caring and sharing with cultures from all over the globe.

The combination of inter-cultural dialogue, dance and music, concerts, conferences, and a vast vegetarian food festival will felicitate the norms and values of all cultures and traditions of the world. The Festival will also share the vast cultural heritage of India, the source of yoga, not only by showcasing the unique benefits of yoga, but also by sharing the beauty and depth the music, dance and cuisine of India as up to 5,000 people, including artists and high-level guests from public and private sector, are expected to travel from India to Berlin for the Festival.

In addition to cultural highlights and speeches during the main event in the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, July 2, 2010, 6 – 9.30 pm, the Festival will give the visitors the opportunity to participate in various theme parks, conferences and workshops.

The theme park will host the following topics:

  • Inter-cultural Dialogue: Thoughts and views of prominent thinkers and opinion- makers on creating harmony in the diversity of the cultures
  • Intercultural Dance and Music Park: Dance and music from leading international artists
  • Intercultural Vegetarian Food Festival: Foods and tastes from around the world
  • Yoga Park - Yoga and meditation techniques from foremost practitioners

Inter-cultural Dialogue: A dialogue about our values, beliefs, attitudes and goals can lead to greater understanding and wisdom about diversity in our world. This event aims to create a strong platform for inter-cultural dialogue by the presence of high-level governmental representatives, business leaders, academia, leaders of NGOs, religious and spiritual leaders, peacemakers and renowned personalities from across the globe. They will exchange their views and spread the message of peace, unity and harmony in diversity for the whole world.

Intercultural Music and Dance Village: The history of a people is found in its songs and dances. The Festival will bring together leading dance and music troops from around the globe, with dazzling performances from their individual countries as well as collaboratively with other countries to celebrate unity in diversity. This program will host a grand ensemble of 3000 guitarists and 30 piano players.

Intercultural Food Village: Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture. The event will host one of the biggest international vegetarian food festivals ever. It will showcase the beauty, diversity and delights of different cuisines from around the world. Participants will have the opportunity to see how vegetarianism can positively affect our planet.

Yoga Park: Inner peace is the basis for a peaceful society. Yoga means 'union' – the coming together of our mind, body and spirit. The festival will also highlight the importance of yoga as a way to improve physical and mental well-being.

This not-for-profit event aims to give participants an unforgettable and incomparable experience of harmony in diversity. For further information, please
contact: Mr. Christoph Glaser,,
Tel.: +49 160 281 2048


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Events in Bad antagost art of living ashram for this month

Dear all, 
Please find below various events being organised in Bad antagost art of living ashram for this month. Apologies for sending this information bit late, We would strive our best to keep you updated in future well in time.
Jai guru dev.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Logo design contest for WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL to be held in Berlin coming July


The International Art of Living Foundation's 30th Anniversary -  LOGO CONTEST

The International Art of Living Foundation will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary in July 2011 in the Olympiastadion Berlin, Germany.

The World Culture Festival is an occasion to celebrate the humanitarian activities of the IAOL in over 150 countries. The World Culture Festival is expected to bring together a diverse group of more than 70.000 participants from all around the world. Leaders, peacemakers and renowned personalities from across the globe will create a unique platform to spread the message of peace, unity and harmony in diversity for the whole world. There will be international dance; music; a yoga park; inter-cultural dialogue;  a vegetarian food festival; conferences, workshops and a lot more.

We would like to give you the opportunity to be part of this historical event. You are all hereby invited to participate in the design of the Logo of the 'International Art of Living Foundation's 30th Anniversary.

Selection and Award:

The winner will be informed by 15th December 2010.

The designer of the finally selected Logo will WIN two entry tickets to the World Culture Festival in the Olympiastadion in Berlin on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2011.


 The Logo needs to include:

-          'The World Culture Festival'

-          'The Art of Living'

-          The number '30'

-          The number '2011'

-          'Making Life a Celebration'

-           The Corporate Identity colours of the Art of Living have to be used. (Please see attachment).


-  It is Unique and Original

-  Instantly Recognizable

-  Design should reflect the ethos of the organization

-  Design should support the theme of the Festival

- Preferred colours are orange, blue and deep red on a white background. The Logo of Art of Living's 25th Silver Jubilee is attached to give you an idea.

Guidelines for Submission of Entries:

- Designed on the computer and not hand-drawn.

- A brief explanation about your Logo.

- The symbol should be original work of the participant and must not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party.

- The entry could be an individual project or a team project.

- Each entry should have name, city, country and contact details.

- The final selected symbol shall become the intellectual property of the International Art of Living Foundation and the designer shall not have any right over the same.

- The responsibility to comply with the guidelines etc fully lies with the participant and the International Art of Living Foundation shall not be liable for any dispute raised by a third party.

Please email your Logo to

Last date of submission of Entry is 17th November 2010.

For further details contact:

Events Office 

World Peace Festival - Berlin 2011

Fax: 00 49 780497396519


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sri Sri in Bad Antogast for Winter Part 3 Courses!

Dear Friends,

The Art of Living has designed Art of Silence course to provide the precise conditions for:

  • Enhancing self-discovery
  • Providing deep rest for the mind and body
  • Reviving energy and enthusiasm

So go deep and explore yourself better with the upcoming winter Part 3 courses in German ashram in presence of Guruji (His Holiness Sri Sri Ravishankarji)!

Here are the dates:

23rd December to 29th Dec, 2010

29th December 2010 to 4th Jan. 2011

For the application form please contact us at

Please do share this wonderful news with all those who might be interested and do register soon to avoid last minute rush. Also do reserve your air tickets as during this time of the year finding suitable air tickets wouldn't be that easy in the last moment.

Check out the link below for information on the same:

We look forward to meeting you in Bad Antogast,

Your Bad Antogast Team

"Words cannot capture existence, but Silence can." -- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Advance meditation course in Bulagaria

Dear all,
We are happy to invite you to a unique experience of
3.5-day Advance meditation course
(Art of Silence non-residential course)

From 2-5 December, SOFIA, Bulgaria

With none other than our own Swami Jyotirmaya !!!!

Free stay at Art of Living center in Sofia or at volunteers's houses
Hotel will be provided for those who want

Cost = 45 euro (food and venue) + knowledge fee for your country (between 45
and 250 euro)

Course starts: 5:30 pm, 2nd December (Get your cheap flight ticket to Sofia
airport NOW!!!)
Register at
tel. +359 885 937 642

Dont miss this unique opportunity to go deep within yourself. Do take advantage of the price tag.
Jai guru dev.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Rocking DSN course in Sweden

Jai Guru Dev all !

The Warmest regards from your Art of living family in Sweden
We are happy to announce The DSN Course in Sweden-Stockholm with the European Rocking DSN Teacher SANTOSH ji ! from 25th to 28th November. Thousands of people in and around Europe have done the course with Santosh ji, don't miss this fantastic opportunity!!

The DSN Course in Stockholm 25-28th November with SANTOSH ji

Some Information about the course:

It is a rigorous and transformational course that empowers participants to break through personal inhibitions and barriers - it gives us inner stability in a way that no outside event can shake us.

DSN uses a powerful combination of yoga practice, special meditations, breathing techniques, group processes, and deep spiritual knowledge to break through personal barriers. 

The power of DSN can give us true liberation, true freedom and personal empowerment!




Time to Break your Barriers
Get out of your Shell
Build up Courage and
See  H o w  a m a z i n g Y o u are!!!

The course starts on Thursday 25/11 at 17:29 and ends on Sunday.

For Registration: with Name, Adress, e-mail and Mobile Nr.
Registration closes 20th Nov 5.59 pm
Limited seats. First come – First serve!

For more information see or call +46 762 123 780

Click here to watch a video on DSN from H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Satsang with Sri Sri in Brussels on 17th November

Dear all,
There is an golden opportunity to participate in satsang with Hi Holiness Sri Sri Ravishankar on 17th November in Brussels. Find in the below flyer all details for the same.

If you attend Satsang you don't get much; but if you don't, you lose a lot. Just to maintain where you are, what you are, you need to attend Satsang - Sri Sri

Special Yoga course in Brussels! Register soon!!

Dear Friends,
Find below a flyer which has all the information about special yoga course coming soon in Brussels. Also do note that the course will be in English. Dont miss this golden opportunity.
Jai guru dev.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Blessings Course in Germany

Dear Friends,

We all know that magical things happen in Bad Antogast but in November there will be a truly magical Blessings Course with Swami Jyotirmaya. The course starts with satsang on Nov. 25th (Thursday) at 7.30 p.m  and finishes on Nov. 28th (Sunday) at 3 p.m. and the days in between will open your eyes to aspects of yourself and your relationship with others that could well affect the rest of your life.

Swami Jyotirmaya has created magic wherever he has taken a Blessings Course and he has left a lasting impression on everyone he's met. The light of the knowledge shines so brightly through him and his blessings have brought change to many peoples' lives. The combination of his wisdom and grace and the amazing processes you will undergo on the Blessings Course will make this an unforgettable experience.

If you've thought about doing the Blessings Course or wished to repeat the course this is truly a special opportunity. And if you are granted the gift of blessing others you, in turn, could bring this grace back home with you.

In order to take part in this course you must have already completed at least two Art of Silence courses.

Please spread the message among all those who might be interested.

For further info and the application form please email or call 0049(0)780497390.

With Love,

Your Bad Antogast Team


Diwali greetings

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rishi Nityapragyaji's Original Schedule Back On!

Dear All,
Jai Guru Dev
Guruji has managed to take care of the urgent peace keeping work that had come up for Rishiji and therefore I am pleased to announce again that Rishi Nityapragya's originally planned tour is back on again.
Below is a brief outline of the tour with contact details, however for full information please visit the website. ( 
Date   Location Contact Tel email
10th November Public Talk  Central London Sachin Vekaria 07939 827 217
11th November Talk on Seva - AOL only  Central London Gaurav Gaur 07825 025 137
12th November Public Talk Edinburgh Dushyant Savadia 07816 355 813
13th November Public Talk Aberdeen   07895 273 792
14th November Knowledge talk - AOL Only Manchester Gitanjali 07540 085 499
14th November Public Talk Manchester Gitanjali 07540 085 499
15th November Public Talk Leeds Dr Ravi Karva 01302 531 464
16th November Talk on Seva - AOL only Leicester Rashmi Fulchand 07789 747 834
17th November Public Talk Leicester Rashmi Fulchand 07789 747 834
18 -22 November Exclusive Part 1 With Rishi NityaPragya Central London Neha Sanghrajka 07958 563 343
20th November Public Talk Harrow, London Bhavesh Sanghrajka 07956 562 788
21st November Public Talk Ilford, London Amit Gupta 07540 394 557
22nd November Public Talk Brighton Jaymini Chohan 07852 952 350
23-26 November Art of Yoga Central London Shailesh Venkatesh 07988 900 692
Thank you

For further details contact: