One of the world’s most influential humanitarian and spiritual leaders, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, will visit South Africa for the first time in six years.
Sri Sri is the founder of the Art of Living Foundation (AOL) and the International Association for Human Values (IAHV). He will be in Durban on 25 August and in Cape Town 26 – 28 August 2012 to conduct a public events as well as a meditation course.
The visit to Cape Town comes as the Art of Living prepares to open an International Centre for Peace in Cape Town – the first in Africa. Sri Sri’s vision is that the center will help promote “a wave of peace that will spread throughout Africa”. On his last visit, Sri Sri addressed thousands of participants when he was invited as an honoured guest to address the culmination of South Africa’s year-long “Satyagraha 100” celebrations by the national and provincial governments which honoured Gandhi’s passive resistance campaign.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is known as one of the most inspirational speakers and has captivated diverse audiences across the globe. In India he frequently addresses gatherings of at least 100 000 at a time. The public events with Sri Sri in Durban and Cape Town is an opportunity for the public learn from this profoundly wise soul who shares very practical ways to live a content life, being harmonious in diversity and even adversity. There will also be an interactive question and answer session with Sri Sri.
About Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Sri Sri’s vision of a violence-free, stress-free society through the reawakening of human values has inspired millions to broaden their spheres of responsibility and work towards the betterment of the world. He is a multi-faceted social activist whose initiatives include conflict resolution, disaster and trauma relief, poverty alleviation, empowerment of women, prisoner rehabilitation, education for all and campaigns against female foeticide and child labour. He is engaged in peace negotiations and counselling in conflict zones around the world.
Need to know
Durban: Chatsworth Stadium
Date: 25 August 2012
Cape Town: CRC Christian Church, 1 Ludel Avenue, Koeberg road, Montague Gardens
Date: 28 August 2012
Between 1 500 to 2 000 participants each are expected at the public talks. Tickets for the Cape Town event are available at www.webtickets.co.za
To experience a glimpse of these talks visit: http://bit.ly/LeFdUo.