Monday, January 31, 2011

Grand Guitar Ensemble and World Record for Peace

Dear all,

The World Culture Festival in Berlin aims to break a World Record with over 6,500 guitarists from every corner of the world gathering together in Olympiastadion Berlin July 2nd 2011. The largest guitar ensemble in the world so far was achieved by 6,346 participants in an event organised by Thanks Jimi Festival, in Wroclaw, Rynek, Poland, on 01 May 2009. Amateur and professional musicians alike will share the stage with stars in a celebration of world peace and intercultural harmony. The ticket price for participation in Grand Guitar Ensemble and World Record for Peace is 30 Euro including the full 2 days program in the festival. You will become a part of the magnificent Grand Celebration and get a unique seat in the Olympiastadion. We'll get back to you with a personal invitation and information about the songs and tickets. Everyone who plays a guitar is invited to take part in this GROUND-BREAKING World Record Concert. Click here to join!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Get best prices on accomodation for World Culture Festival, Berlin

Dear friends,


The Park Inn Hotel is offering to the World Culture Festival visitors an Early Bird discount till the end of January 2011, which means 3 days to go before the offer expires! The Early Bird is valid for single and double room. 


Single room: € 105,- per night including breakfast

Double room: € 115,- per night for two persons including breakfast.




The Park Inn hotel located on Alexanderplatz is situated along the underground line U2 which brings you directly to the Olympiastadion.


Park Inn****, Alexanderplatz


In the heart of the city, directly located at the Alexanderplatz, you find the highest hotel of Berlin. 37 floors of exclusive service within walking distance to "Unter den Linden" and Friedrichstrasse, the State Opera House lit up evenings in golden white, the Comic Opera, the Berlin Cathedral with its green copper dome, Museum Island, the Red City Hall and the Brandenburger Gate. Highest level of service, comfort and friendlyness as well as excellent access to all public transportation lead to a relaxed stay with us. Experience Berlin in its colourful diversity, which we follow up on in the interior of our hotel. Ideal for the sophisticated traveller.

Click here to see the hotel presentation.


See you in Berlin


Your Event office team

The World Culture Festival
Event Office
Tel: +49(0)30 2535 8326

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Dear all,
On the eve of world YOGA day which is on coming Sunday (January 30th), Sri Sri Yoga group of Holland is conducting Yoga sessions in various parts of Holland.
Find below detailed information on the same. You can visit the following link and get the same information in dutch, please use online translation if you want the same in your own language.
Do please note that the donations of this day would go to help children under Euro-a-day Project.


Info and registration: Sita Sommandas
Telephone: 06-54292123 / 023-5344635
Time:     11.00 - 13.00 :- Sri Sri Yoga les
13.45 - 14.30 :- Art of Breathing workshop
Location: Vossius Gymnasium
Messchaertstraat 1
1077 WS Amsterdam


Info: Sonia Luthra
Telephone: 06-41189335
Time:     11.00 - 13.00 Sri Sri Yoga session
13.00 - 13.45 Ayurvedic snacks
13.45 - 15.00 Art of Breathing Workshop
Location: Heathclub and Spa,
Duinlustweg 16,
2051 AA Overveen

Den Haag

Info and statement:
Anjana Bhagole: 06 - 41 85 18 10,
Tamara Slijepcevic: 06 - 28 07 05 32,
Time: 11.00 - 13.00 hr
Location: Duinoordschool
Prins Mauritslaan 8 (ingang Bentickstraat)
2582 LR Den Haag


Info: Ellen Doedens
Telephone: 0481-450456 / 06- 50957400
Time: 11.30 - 13.00 hrs
Location: Bemmel, Essenpas

Info and statement: Lisette Sevens
Telephone: 020-6703407 / 06- 11414759

Jai guru dev :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Latest news from Europe on AOL activities

Bulgaria - The Art of Living on TV
Konstantin Dragov, president of The Art of Living Bulgaria, was invited by the top national TV and participated in a morning talk show along with another guest, popular singer Victoria from Matilo Band. The topic was: What makes us happy!
Watch The Art of Living in Bulgaria and Konstantin in the following video, starting from the 27th minute (Bulgarian language):
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Germany - World Culture Festival
The World Culture Festival event team is working hard to make the event become the experience of a lifetime.
Watch out for more news coming to you soon on a regular basis and have a look at the event website
The official World Culture Festival trailer can be watched here:
HOT NEWS! Two seating zones already sold out! Buy your tickets now!
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Macedonia - Providing school material for children in orphanages
The children from the orphanage this year went to school but unfortunately their school bags were left empty without school equipment for monitoring the regular classes. In order to ensure that these children can share beautiful learning experiences in school with all the other kids, Art of Living Macedonia organized a call for help, providing school equipment required for the 2010/2011 school year for children in the orphanage, in cooperation with members of the family`s website portal "Ringeraja" ( )
'Indescribable was our joy that we can help and can contribute to these kids who never felt the family and parental love, to make them feel like a part of one big family and that they are not forgotten, to make then feel love and joy' the volunteers in Macedonia said.
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Poland - Media coverage
"Sri Sri Ravi Shankar - Man full of love" - Read the article in Poland's well-known Finelife magazine here:
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Slovenia - Yoga Rave project nominated for annual award
The Art of Living in Slovenia has been nominated with their 'Yoga Rave" event project for an award that is organized jointly by different media portals and three monthly magazines.
Every year a selection of people and organizations are awarded for their contribution to society - with a particular idea or project.
The award is being held annually since 2003. This year, the results of the voting will be known in February.
Read more here (in Slovenian language):
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Sweden -
Seva initiatives
Art of Living volunteers have initiated a number of Seva projects.
Visit the dedicated Service facebook page to find out more:
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

10 day Silence Course in German Ashram from April 16th to April 25th.

Celebrate the Spring – 10 day Silence Course in German Ashram from April 16th to April 25th.


Over Easter you will once again have the opportunity to take part in a very special course with ten days of silence and meditation in Bad Antogast while you enjoy the beauty of springtime in the Black Forest.

This 10 day silence course starts with satsang on April 16th and finishes on Easter Monday, April 25th at lunchtime. The teacher is the wonderful Kiran Byrt, a much beloved teacher, whose humor and deep knowledge will ensure that you get the very most from the course.

So this spring why not treat yourself to a blend of walks in nature, healthy delicious food, soothing and refreshing Ayurvedic massages with deep meditation and knowledge. You'll have a recipe for a perfect start to your summer and a great way to use the precious time off over Easter.

For more details and to reserve your place on the course simply contact

With Love,

Your Bad Antogast Team

Friday, January 14, 2011

Bad Antogast events schedule January to July 2011

Dear all,
Click here to see What all events are going to be held from January to July 2011 in our own German ashram at Bad antogast. Do also see the information on world culture festival to be held in Berlin.
Jai guru dev.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Yoga Jam in UK

Art of Living UK presents London's first ever Yoga Jam!

Date & Time: 20 Jan 2011 - 19:00 - 22:00
Venue: Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, E8 4AA 
Contact: Ben - 07582735876 (
Manashri - 07950532848 (

You can buy tickets online at
Tickets are £8 in advance and £10 at the door


Art of Living Part 2 Silence Course 4-8th March in Leuven (Belgium)

Jai guru dev all,
Here comes one more opportunity to dive deep into your being. Register yourself soon for the Art of Living Part 2 Silence Course which is going to be held from 4-8th March in Leuven (Belgium).

The Art of Living Part II Course provides optimal conditions for going deep within, quieting our mental chatter, and experiencing deep rest and inner peace. The practice of silence – of consciously withdrawing our energy and attention from outer distractions – has been used in different traditions throughout time as a pathway to physical, mental, and spiritual renewal. By participating in various course processes specifically designed to take us beyond our usually active minds, we experience an extraordinary sense of peace and renewed energy that we carry home with us.

1. Click the link below for application in English