AOL's online program attended by lakhs across the country
The Art of Living, a volunteer-based, humanitarian and educational NGO, conducted a virtual program to teach techniques for a happy, joyful and stress-free life which was attended by over a lakh people across the country.
People from all walks of life connected to the online discourse by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of Art of Living.
Ravi Shankar shared a few practical principles for healthier and happier living. Sharing wisdom with humor, participants learned the skills to keep their energy high, maintain equanimity and enhance productivity.
"It was a truly wonderful experience to learn the simple tenets of joyful living directly from him. I feel very relaxed, calm, optimistic and happy after attending the program," said Dipti Kariwala, an MBA professional who came to attend the program at the Art of Living International Center in Bengaluru.
Agnihotran Chinta, a chemical engineer who joined the web telecast from Chennai, said Ravi Shankar taught practical techniques to combat feelings of low self-esteem, interpersonal conflicts and violence.
"I have never felt so energized before! The Sudarshan Kriya was an amazing experience. Gurudev also spoke about youth suicide and depression. I feel its extremely relevant in modern times," he said.
The program, a blend of trend and tradition, offers practical tools for people to sustain their energy, happiness and help face the challenges of today's fast-paced world.
Over the last 36 years, the program has brought together people from various walks of life, backgrounds and religion-farmers, doctors, homemakers, militants, IT professionals, war veterans, youth, businessmen, lawyers and many others, connecting humanity through the power of breath.