Destination Tours is happy to facilitate those foreign guests who want
to experience the Art of Living programme by Sri Sri Ravisankar.Well
experienced techers will organize the programme for you.We
can organise the Art of living basic course at the commercial
city of Kerala-Cochin under the following terms & conditions
Group strength should be a minimum of 10 PAX for conducting an
exclusive programme.If individual guests want to participate in the
programme, we shall inform the dates of upcoming programmes and you can
join with the rest of the team.
2.Minimum 5 nights stay is needed at Cochin which shall be arranged according to your requirements.
3.Before or after the programme we can arrange a Kerala Tour for you according to your taste & needs.
4.All the rules & regulations put forward by the Art of living foundation has to be obeyed by the participants.
5.India Destination Tours will not charge any service charges for this
programme as it is organized as a part of our charity mission.
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ART OF LIVING-AN INTRODUCTION
HIS HOLINESS SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR
Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living and the
International Association for Human Values, has inspired a global
phenomenon of caring, sharing and service which has spread
to over 146 countries across the globe. The programmes and service
activities of the Art of Living Foundation have benefitted over 20
million people across the globe.
Holiness' life and work have been dedicated to reviving human values
and bringing about world peace and development through an individual
commitment to joyful living, selfless service and self-awareness.
He brings together the pristine wisdom of ancient India, the knowledge
of breath, meditation, and the importance of doing selfless service and
offers them as tools to humanity to recover joyous peaceful living.
identify ourselves as somebody - I belong to this religion, this
culture, his tradition, but we forget the basic identity that we are
human beings. When that stands first and foremost, all other identities
follow behind that. Then, I think that we can achive what we are really
in 1956 in Papanasam, India, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar studied
with many renowned spiritual masters and became a scholar of Vedic
Literature. By the age of seventeen, he obtained an Advanced Degree in
1982, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founded the Art of Living
Foundation and in 1997, the International Association for Human Values
(IAHV), which to date has development projects in 25,300 villages,
bringing self-reliance to more than 2.3 million people.
the IAHV, large volunteer relief efforts have been delivered across the
globe including in Afghanistan, in Bosnia, in India after the
earthquake in Gujarat, in New York for those who were affected by the
9/11 terrorist attacks, and in Asia in the aftermath of the recent
tsunami disaster. IAHV volunteers have continue to provide trauma
relief and stress management in Iraq.
Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar travels to over 40 countries every year,
to reinforce the message that all religions and the great spiritual
traditions share common goals and values. His simple message of love,
practical wisdom and service encourages harmony, and teaches everyone
to follow their chosen religious or spiritual path while honoring the
path of others. Those who have listened to him acknowledge the
universal inclusiveness of his appeal.
The Art of Living Foundation
is sacred. Celebrate life. Care for others and share whatever you have
with those less fortunate than you. Broaden your vision, for the whole
world belongs to you." His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
(From an article in the New York Times 10/2001)
live life fully and freely is an art, requiring skill, intuition,
creativity, and knowledge. Art of Living, through its many innovative
programs, brings these values to our society by strengthening the
do this by offering programs that eliminate stress, create a sense of
belonging, restore human values, and encourage people from all
backgrounds, religions, and cultural traditions to come together in
celebration and service.
Art of Living Foundation, is an international nonprofit educational,
charitable, and humanitarian organization offering programs in more
than 142 countries around the world.
a Non-Governmental Organization, Art of Living Foundation works in
special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the
United Nations, participating in a variety of committees and activities
relating to health, education, sustainable development and conflict
Art Of Living workshops are a combination of the best of the ancient
wisdom and modern science. They cater to every age group and section of
society, from children to adults, from rural areas to huge corporate
houses. The programs blossom the individual's full potential with its
emphasis on conscious holistic living and personal self-development.
programs are being conducted in over 140 countries across the world.
Over 20 million people have been benefited by these programs.
Art of Living Course - Part I
is an interactive workshop of 18 hours spread over 6 days. Extremely
effective and revolutionary techniques are taught which help an
individual deal with the day-to-day stresses of life, thereby promoting
a better quality of life and increased happiness and peace. The
highlight of the course is the revitalizing breathing process known as
the Sudarshan KriyaÂ®', which releases stress and toxins at the
physical, mental and emotional level, promoting better health on all
"Words cannot capture existence, but Silence can."
The Art of Living Course Part II
residential course, held over 4-6 days, the Art of Living Part II
course is about true relaxation. Here you will dive deeper into your
self... and come back refreshed in body, mind and spirit.
It includes a combination of Silence, Sadhana (Meditation), Satsang (Celebration) and Seva (Service).
takes you deeper into yourself, Sadhana builds Energy, Satsang
maintains it (elevating consciousness) and finally this energy is
lovingly channeled through Seva. It will leave you with a big smile
that radiates all the way from within.
Sahaj Samadhi Meditation
"Meditating is the delicate art of doing nothing - letting go of everything and being who you are" -- Sri Sri
are many approaches to meditation, but the generally agreed purpose is
to train the mind to observe, and then to let go of attachmentsin order
to simply be â€śmindfulâ€ť. Whatever the method, after one begins to quiet
the mind, one's life becomes a meditation. The mindfulness one acquires
through the practice of meditation will be carried out during all life:
when talking, one is talking mindfully, when studying, studying with
concentration, when resting, resting fully.
Samadhi, meaning effortless transcendence, is the meditation technique
taught by Art of Living. Sahaj Samadhi is a natural and graceful system
of effortless meditation providing the mind with a much needed, deep
rest. Sahaj Samadhi allows the conscious mind to settle deeply into
itself. When the mind settles down, it lets go of tension and stress,
centering itself in the present moment. It is only in the present
moment we find true happiness -- those moments when we are free from
regrets about the past or anxiety about the future. Without effort our
inner nature is available.
Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES Program)
Today, more and more youngsters are visiting psychologists,
psychiatrists and seeking help from counselors. Clearly stressful
factors like an arduous education system, rising competition,
increasing parental pressures, common teenage issues, tough careers and
large expectations from the youth are taking their toll on these young
Art of Living has recognized the need of the young adults in society
and has a program, which is specifically tailored to the youth. Called
the 'Youth Empowerment Seminar' or The YES Program, this workshop
teaches teenagers how to accept themselves and other people, handle all
situations in life, makes them responsible and efficient, tackles
problems like depression, lack of confidence, loneliness and lack of
concentration. All these are the very problems the youth face and are
not able to bring to the fore. By subduing their inner feelings, they
become reserved, shy, reticent and depressed. Through fun processes,
games, laughter and meditation, the teens are taught to tackle various
Young Adults Workshop prepares all youngsters for a better life ahead,
no matter how confident, responsible they already are.
are the days when yoga and meditation were considered activities for
the middle aged and old generation. Today, more and more youngsters are
enrolling in the YES Program to get a grip on their lives.
ART EXCEL Program
EXCEL stands for All Round Training in Excellence. As the name
suggests, children get training covering all aspects - physical,
mental, spiritual. This program has been developed for children between
the ages of eight and fifteen years.
play and fun and laughter, children learn valuable lessons on how to
share with others, work and play in harmony and develop a sense of
belongingness. They become more self-expressive and comfortable and
natural even with diverse groups of people. They are also taught
various yogasanas and effective and powerful breathing processes which
help to eliminate fear, anxiety, depression and other undesirable
emotions. Meditation, being an important tool to tap the children's
hidden potential, forms an integral part of the program. The children
show enhancement of creative skills, improvement of memory and
concentration, development of leadership qualities and healthy
emotions, clarity of mind and better interaction with everyone after
undergoing the program.
programs give proper direction to the enthusiasm and dynamism in
children. It helps them to contribute to the society by making them
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