London – Renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has captured the hearts and minds of millions around the world through his meditations, breathing techniques and wisdom. He is an icon of non-violence and seeks global peace through service and fostering human values.
During his weeklong UK tour, 12th-19th June, he will meet with thousands of people who have experienced his meditation and yoga workshops, as well as government officials and business leaders; leading them through meditations and engaging in surrounding topics linked to Britain’s challenges on extremism, diversity and ethics in business. Sri Sri’s contribution to the challenges in these areas are underpinned by his profound expertise and understanding of yoga and meditation.
His tour entitled “Meditation 2.0 – Go Deeper” will see Sri Sri address the greater power of meditation and the next level of wellbeing, a market now three times larger than the pharmaceutical industry. Cities include Manchester, Leicester and Edinburgh, culminating in London, at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 19th June 2016.
Sri Sri will give a parliamentary address to members of the House of Commons and House of Lords in London and the keynote address and Q&A session at the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW) and he has also been invited to speak at the International Festival for Business in Liverpool.
The UK tour presents a unique opportunity to interact with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, whom Forbes Magazine identified as one of the top five most powerful figures in India and who has reached over 300 million people worldwide.
His expertise and success as a peacemaker in areas of conflict resolution, has been reinforced by his unique ability to bring people together through these practices. This was highlighted in March 2016 at the World Culture Festival – an event that celebrated 35 years of Sri Sri’s organisation the Art of Living, where 3.7 million people from 155 different countries came together, to celebrate peace and to meditate with Sri Sri.
In the past year Sri Sri has:
- Addressed UNESCO in Paris on “Inter-faith and Inter-Cultural Harmony”, the European Parliament in Brussels on the “Relevance of Yoga for decision makers” and 30,000 Yogi’s in Times Square New York on International Yoga Day as well as millions watching online around the world
- Met with members of the United States Congress, speaking and leading them in meditation
- Hosted an active interaction “Britain and India: A partnership for Prosperity” with Members of the European Parliament
- Brought 25 African countries together to lead a meditation for half a million people
Been awarded the Padma Vibhushan award, which is the second highest civilian honour given by the Government of India.
UK TOUR VENUES / DATES
Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St, Manchester M2 3WS – 12th June
Ramgarhia Hall, Ulverscroft Rd, Leicester LE4 6BY – 14th June
Assembly Hall, Mound Pl, Edinburgh EH1 2LU – 16th June
Royal Albert Hall – Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2A – 19th June
For more information, go to: www.artofliving.org/srisriinuk