SOURCE: The Art of Living Foundation

The Art of Living Foundation

October 14, 2014 08:00 ET

Guru of Joy Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to Visit Chicago Oct 23-25

A Rare Opportunity to Learn Powerful Breathing Techniques and Meditation to Become Truly Happy

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2014) - His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a global humanitarian and founder of the Art of Living Foundation, will visit Chicago October 23-25, 2014. A world peace leader and a happiness expert, Sri Sri's visit marks a unique opportunity for Chicagoans to take the Art of Living Happiness Program and learn meditation to gain deep insights into managing one's mind and emotions and live a truly happy life.

Sri Sri's vision of a violence-free and stress-free society has united millions of people around the globe. This trip follows his visits from earlier this year when he launched a multi-city Stress-Free, Violence-Free campaign in the U.S. On July 12, 2014, Sri Sri unveiled the global happiness platform called Truly Happy that allows individuals to experience, track and grow happiness. Sri Sri is now coming to Chicago to empower individuals and strengthen the local community. The Happiness Program teaches practical tools to manage the mind and emotions so that an individual can live with greater purpose and fulfillment. This dynamic workshop allows one to tap vast possibilities within and discover one's unlimited power and freedom.

"An incredible leader who has transformed the lives of many, Sri Sri has offered lifestyle techniques which greatly enhance the quality of one's mind and hence the quality of one's life. This is a rare opportunity to spend time with him and experience happiness through the skillful use of the breath," said Scott Barsotti, president of the U.S. Art of Living Foundation.

The centerpiece of the Happiness Program is the Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful technique that uses specific, natural rhythms of the breath to harmonize the body, mind and emotions, eliminating stress, fatigue, depression and anger. Sudarshan Kriya practitioners have reported better immunity, increased stamina and sustained high-energy levels. Modern medical science has validated the health benefits of this time honored technique.

Named one of the five most powerful people in India by Forbes, Sri Sri has inspired a global phenomenon of compassion and service through his initiatives which have impacted the lives of an estimated 300 million people worldwide. He reaches the school students through YES! for Schools that is dedicated to providing youth with a healthy lifestyle. In Chicago, nearly 5000 students across 12 schools have taken this program.

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About the Art of Living Foundation
An icon of non-violence and universal human values, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar seeks global peace through service and dialogue. Founded in 1981, his Art of Living Foundation is an international nonprofit which offers programs designed to eliminate stress and foster a sense of well-being. It has presence in 151 countries.

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