Several newspapers report that a huge crowd gathered in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, on Sunday, to meditate against violence and stress with a Hindu guru.
The 56-year-old guru, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living foundation is particularly popular in Argentina. Shankar is given the double honorific, Sri Sri, to distinguish him from the renowned musician.
Shankar greeted the audience in Spanish and guided them through a 30-minute meditation that included breathing exercises and prayers for personal and social well-being.
Shankar’s organization estimates Sunday’s crowd at a park swelled to more than 100,000 people, but there is no independent confirmation of the numbers.
On Wednesday, the nondenominational Art of Living Foundation plans to rededicate the century-old Los Angeles church, which has been neglected in recent years.
A church in the West Adams district that formerly rang with Christian Science hymns is soon to resonate with such unfamiliar sounds as chanting and the voices of yoga teachers urging students to breathe smoothly.
The Art of Living Foundation plans to rededicate the century-old Second Church of Christ, Scientist and an adjoining reading room in a public ceremony Wednesday. The foundation intends to use the inner-city building for courses in meditation, as a research center and for conferences for “raising social awareness,” according to Rajshree Patel, the foundation’s executive director in … Read more »