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Ravi Shankar to hold live event on Facebook today

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Art of Living founder Sri Ravi Shankar would hold a live event titled “Face2Face” on Facebook which would be a unique initiative of converting Facebook into a tool for meaningful dialogue for transformation. The event would take place between 7:30pm and 9pm on June 23.

Participants would “Like” the page across the globe, as a way of supporting Ravi Shankar’s vision of creating a violence-free, stress-free society. The idea is to make a global connection of responsible citizens, mainly youth who are willing to play their role for peace and harmony.

This is not the first time that Sri is using social media to share and spread his vision for a “One World Family”. On January 26 this year, he used Google Hangout’s platform to reach out to millions across the globe with his call for volunteering for a better society.

‘Face2Face’ is being described as one of the biggest online gatherings to draw civil society members, artists, sportsmen, journalists and policy makers from countries like Oman, Taiwan, Paraguay, Zimbabwe, Slovenia, USA, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Argentina, Israel, India and Pakistan.

“Technology has shrunk the world into a global village and spirituality will turn it into a global family,” Sri often says highlighting the synergy between technology and spirituality. He is now making it happen by providing people in the technological space with a platform to participate in the spiritual pursuit of building a stress-free and violence-free world. “If we can get rid of the stress and anxiety, then the dream of a one world family is not far away,” he had remarked during the Google Hangout event.

According to the spokesperson of the event “this Facebook event will help them find their own ways and means to contribute in building a better society. It will make them feel empowered,” explained Art of Living spokesperson. During the Facebook event, Sri will answer questions from div topics of interest. The event will have four segments – Sri Sri’s personal life, success and creativity, global issues and love and relationships. Each segment will be peppered with interesting anecdotes, cartoon strips, video clips, etc.

The event will also include an online-guided meditation, which is expected to be joined in by over one million people world-wide. Participants can post their questions on the event page in Facebook, on the Art of Living website, or on Twitter with the hashtag Ask SriSri. The best questions will be selected and grouped by a panel based on an online poll for the questions.

 

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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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