Friday, July 29, 2011

"Meeting the Master - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar". The Film.

"Meeting the Master - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar". The Film.

Meeting the Master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is the new film/documentary realized by the film director Alberto Simone, following the step of one of the greatest Masters of our time. His profound teachings, his dedication to Peace and to inter-religious dialogue, have caused him to be, for over thirty years, one of the most influential figures of our present times. In this documentary, he lets himself be more intimately appreciated and understood, accepting for the first time, the presence of cameras, in situations that previously no-one had ever had the opportunity to film. An extraordinary document, not only for the richness and the beauty of it images, but most of all for a message of peace and communion.

The film:
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a great spiritual leader and humanitarian. His large Ashram in the city of Bangalore, in the south of India, is the focal point, every year, for millions of people, seeking to enhance their consciousness and spirituality, who come from every corner of the earth. His profound teachings, his dedication to Peace and to inter-religious dialogue have caused him to be, for over thirty years, one of the most influential figures of our present epoch. He is known also as the "Guru of Joy", due to his sweet and gentle humour, the irony and simplicity with which he is able to transmit deep and inspired consciousness, by means of his Yoga teachings, Indian and Universal philosophy. In this documentary film, he lets himself be more intimately appreciated and understood, accepting for the first time, the presence of cameras, in situations that previously no-one had ever had the opportunity to film. What emerges, is an extraordinary document, not only for the richness and the beauty of it images, and the testimonies which come from one of the most important centres of universal spirituality, but also for the profoundly sensitive vision given by the writer and director Alberto Simone, of one of the most fascinating and charismatic figures of our time. An exquisite and essential message of peace and communion, which goes beyond all cultural and religious affiliations, and which is directed, over and above every individual spectator, to a humanity which is once again in search of its collective identity.

For more information and to watch the trailor of the film visit

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

One more Berlin event, not in Berin but in Malvern: Get ready to celebrate

Dear all,

The biggest annual event in the UK is just a few weeks away  - MALVERN, AUG 10th -14th 2011 IS ALMOST UPON US!

As if there weren't enough reasons (....Part 1, Part 2, YES!, ART Excel, Angels, Sri Sri Yoga, Sahaj Samadhi Meditation, Eternity Process, Ayurveda Centre, Divine shop, Mega Concert and Sensational Satsangs every evening...) to want to come and be part of it all - now there's 1 more!
The latest Malvern offering is a fantastic Ayurveda Cookery Course!  Spread over 4 days, you will be able to learn culinary skills to take your cooking to the next level.

For beginners and the more experienced alike, this course offers participants the chance to learn the theory behind Ayurvedic principles of cooking and how to incorporate them practically into your life.  Delicious recipes from around the world will be shared and enjoyed together in the beautiful setting of the Malvern Hills.

Remember REPEATERS can come to Malvern for just £175 to refresh themselves on the Part 1/YES!+ or Sahaj or Sri Sri Yoga.

This includes an amazing 4 nights full board accommodation too!

You don't want to miss this event - invite friends and family - all ages welcome - make it a real celebration of the UK Art of Living chapter.

Lots of love,
The Malvern Team


Dear friends,
If you have friends/acquaintances in Norway, please pass this information on: free AOL trauma rehabilitation courses (Info is translated in Norwegian also)

Cari amici, se conoscete qualcuno in Norvegia, Art of Living Norway offre corsi gratis per la riabilitazione post trauma:

Free courses offered by Art of Living Foundation - Norway and the International Association for Human Values ​​- Norway. To cope with thoughts and emotions after traumatic events/Gratis kurs tilbys av Art of Living Foundation – Norge og International Association for Human Values - Norway. Til å takle tanker og følelser etter traumatiske hendelser

We hold courses at several places in the country. Please contact us for more information/Vi holder kursene flere steder i landet. Ta kontakt for mer informasjon.

Marita Andreassen, tlf: 959 153 51 eller email: marita.andreassen@artofliving.​no
Hogne Hide, tlf: 948 646 84 eller email:


Sri Sri's Statement on the Norway Bombings :
"While the shooting incident of Norway has shocked the world, it has brought a serious matter to the surface of human existence i.e. the prejudice, lack of tolerance and fear psychosis. Even a few youth who have a misconception, can prove to be dangerous to the society. Hence, it is very important that multicultural and multi-religious education and celebrations should happen more often in every part of the world. I send my deep condolences to the families of the victims and I pray that God gives strength to all of us to get over this trauma."

Monday, July 25, 2011

Navratri-2011 seats filling by 30th July

Dear One,

Just a reminder to you regarding the Navratri 2011 at the International Art of Living Center, Bangalore. 

The seats for Navratri 2011 ( 28 sept - 6 oct ) have been specially reserved only for Internationals. 
However we might be opening these seats to all ( Indian Nationals as well ) after 30th of july. 
So, you may see a sudden and fast reduction in the availability of seats for Navratri 2011 after 30th july.

If you are planning to come for Navratri to the Ashram this year, please book your seat before 30th july through

Also, please visit the Navratri website to find more details:

Jai Gurudev !
Ashram Events Team

Thursday, July 21, 2011

World culture festival on Sony on 24th

Jai guru dev all,
Please find below the flyer that has all the information on hosting of the historical event on Sony TV.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Art of Meditation Course (Sahaj Samadhi) with BAWA and Dinesh

Dear All,


We are very pleased to announce a rare and wonderful opportunity to do The Art of Meditation Course (Sahaj Samadhi) with 2 amazing senior teachers – Bawa and Dinesh - the inspiration and driving force behind the dynamic YES Plus workshop and two of the most charismatic and charming individuals you could meet with great depth of knowledge delivered with the utmost clarity. And they are specifically in London to teach the Art of Meditation course, which itself does not occur in UK very often.


This wonderful program is the perfect complement to the Sudarshan Kriya practise and effortlessly takes you into meditation. So we encourage you to grab this opportunity.



Sat 23 Jul          2pm-5pm

Sun 24 Jul         10am-1pm

Mon 25 Jul        7pm-10pm



Location: Near Baker Street or Holborn area


Fee: £200 (£100 non refundable deposit to guarantee place)


Max attendees: 30


Due to the limited number of places on the course we would like to offer you firstchance to register before opening to the wider audience.



To Register contact




Everyone has experienced a meditative state in moments of deep joy, or when completely engrossed in an activity, when just for a moment the mind becomes so light and at ease. While we have such moments, we are unable to repeat them at will. The Sahaj Samadhi course teaches you how. It is a meditation technique that is designed to self-heal and improve the general body health and mind state. This meditation technique almost instantly alleviates the practitioner from stress-related problems.


Sahaj is a Sanskrit word that means natural or effortless. Samadhi is a deep, blissful, meditative state. Sahaj Samadhi meditation is a natural, effortless system of meditation.


Regular practice of the technique can totally transform the quality of one's life, by culturing the system to maintain the peace, energy, and expanded awareness of meditation throughout the day. These meditation techniques combined with yogic practices can ensure good health and a calm mind.


  • Meditation allows the conscious mind to settle deeply in the Self, giving it rest
  • When the mind settles down, it lets go of all tension, making one healthy and focused


How does Sahaj Samadhi meditation work?

The participant is given a mantra which allows the experience of meditation to be deeper. When the mind and nervous system are allowed to repose a few moments in profound silence, the blocks that suffocate our progress gradually dissolve.


Why should we repose in the Self? How is this going to help in our day-to-day life?

When a river is calm, its reflection is clearer. When the mind is calm, there is greater clarity in the field of expression. Our powers of observation, perception and expression improve. As a result we are able to communicate effectively and clearly.



Remember places are limited to only 30 attendees so book as soon as possible.


Best Wishes

Jai guru dev :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Jai guru dev Everyone!

MORE GREAT NEWS about MALVERN!  Wed 10th -  Sun 14th August 2011

If you wish to REPEAT the Part 1/YES!+/Sri Sri Yoga/Sahaj Samadhi course - you can come for only £175 including full board accommodation for 4 nights!


Remember the Malvern Early Summer Bird Prices have been extended till 14th July 2011! That's only 2 more days to go!!


You can do a Part 2 course including 4 nights quality full board accommodation on site at a very reasonable rate of £375!
(You only need to take Thur/Fri off work as the course starts on Wed evening)

Also on offer are all the other courses of the Art of Living - namely:

Sri Sri Yoga - open to all aged 16+ for only £275!

Sahaj Samadhi - open to Part 1/2 graduates for £375

ART Excel - ages 8-13 for £275

YES! - ages 14-18 for £275

YES!+ - ages 18-30 for £375

Part 1 - ages 30+ for £375

Eternity Process -open to part 1 graduates for £75

Ayurvedic consultations and treatments starting at £25

Vastu consultations and workshop starting at £25

Mother and baby programme starting at £25


Contact us for any queries/further info:
Fatema: 07946 542 876
Deepak: 07717 22 22 27

STOP PRESS!! Latest news.....

We also have a very special YOGA JAM concert featuring the renowned performers fresh from Berlin - 'The Ganda Boys'  planned on Sat 13th August in Malvern - more details to follow!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Macedonian Art of Living teacher was awarded for humanity


Dear friends,


With a great joy, we would like to announce that our dear friend and AOL teacher, Goran Popovski has won another award - Award for the humanist, for outstanding philanthropic commitment and contribution for the development of philanthropy in Macedonia for 2010. The award was given by the Center for Institutional Development - CIRa, an institution formed by the local staff of USAID and supported in large part by the European Union and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, which tells of the high level of the reward.


Knowing his humility, kindness and his great heart, this reward once again confirms his characteristic as a human person that with his volunteer work unselfishly helps and provides a hand where is needed.

Let his actions and deeds wake us in every sense of humanity and show us a good example of a man whose work should be followed.


Love & Jai Guru Dev,


Sunday, July 10, 2011

What after Berlin? Summer Part 3 (Aug. 6th -12th ) in Bad Antogast?

Dear all,

Even though our focus is on Berlin Festival and the courses in the presence of Sri Sri there, in Berlin, we would like to announce that Bad Antogast summer course tradition (without Sri Sri this time) is being continued and there will be an Art of Silence Course -  Part 3 Course in Bad Antogast from August 6th to August 12th , 2011.  An excellent teacher will conduct this course – Christopher Kiran Byrt.

For those who would like to learn Sahaj Samadhi Meditation, a Meditation Course will be organised just after Part 3, during the weekend from August 12th to August 14th.

We will be happy to answer all your questions connected with the courses, just please write to .

With Much Love,

Your Bad Antogast Team

Jai Guru dev :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Art of Living Courses in Bad Antogast very soon in Divine presence of Sri Sri!!

Dear Friends,

We have a great pleasure to let you know that Sri Sri is coming to Bad Antogast very soon and Art of Breathing and Art of Silence courses will be organised in his presence.



Art of Silence (Part 2) Course – July 15th ( 7 p.m.) –July 19th  (1 p.m.)

Art of Breathing Course – July 16th  – July 18th


For the application forms and more info please contact


We very much look forward to meeting you in Bad Antogast!


Your Bad Antogast Team

Jai guru dev :)