I think it is pretty safe to say that the desire for a violence-free and stress-free world has been prominent for generations. I could even argue that religion has been, and still is, the root to much conflict within the world. Spiritual leader and humanitarian Sri Sri Ravi Shankar however, teaches that human values such as love, compassion and enthusiasm are not limited to any one religion or culture; instead, these ideas are the heart of world religions.
Does the idea of religious pluralism sound like a solution, or is it uneasy for some to think about?
On July 9-10, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is coming to Vancouver with Art of Living Foundation to present wisdom on creating a violence-free and stress-free world through meditation and a connection to the spirit through breathing to challenge urban anguish.
He has been named one of the seven most powerful men in India by Forbes Magazine for inspiring a global campaign for compassion and service. His initiatives in meditation and self-development, conﬂict resolution, disaster relief, business and social responsibility, prisoner rehabilitation programs, women empowerment and with recent emphasis on youth leadership training, together are said to have impacted 25 million people around the world.
For decades he has met with several of the world’s major political, religious and business leaders to share the universality of the goals and values of the great spiritual traditions. His teachings on peace and empowerment have been advertised to be accessible to people of all backgrounds.
Founded in 1981, the Art of Living Foundation is one of the world’s largest volunteer-based non-profit education and humanitarian organizations. It does not ascribe to any specific religious perspective.
It is undeniable both Sri Sri and the Art of Living Foundation do great work within local and international communities. They continue to focus on both the individual and their community. They also welcome people of all backgrounds, and of all religions.
So is acceptance of a common value of spirituality a form of religious pluralism? Whether yes or no, what is your take on this? Come to this insightful and thought-provoking event to learn more.
An Evening of Wisdom & Meditation With His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Friday, July 9, 7:00- 9:30pm | St.Andrew’s Wesley Church
1022 Nelson St. Vancouver
Tickets: $35 – $75
One Day Workshop With His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Saturday, July 10, 9:00am- 9:00pm | Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel
3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond, B.C.
Tickets: $160 (includes dinner and lunch)
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