Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to address Delaware State Senate and Delaware House of Representatives

May 10 01:22 2022
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to address Delaware State Senate and Delaware House of Representatives
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to address Delaware General Assembly as part of his 2022 US tour focused on standing up for world peace and tackling the mental health epidemic.

Global humanitarian, peace envoy and celebrated spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will address the Delaware State Senate and Delaware House of Representatives on May 10, 2022 as part of his 2022 US tour. 

The global pandemic, economic uncertainty, climate change and ongoing military conflicts have thrust the world into a tough place. Mental health has emerged as a key challenge for people and it has become crucial to find peace within ourselves.

Gurudev’s address to the Delaware General Assembly will focus on achieving individual peace that can create an impact on achieving world peace.

Gurudev’s US tour began in Miami where he addressed a conference of physicians on the role of meditation for mental health and overall well-being. He continued to Boston where he shared his thoughts about destigmatizing mental health at Harvard University. This was followed by a dialogue with healthcare providers and administrators on prioritizing healthcare workforce well-being hosted by Children’s National Hospital and the National Geographic Society. He then spoke on the crisis of youth mental health with the U.S. Surgeon General at George Washington University. Before arriving in Delaware, Gurudev launched the ‘I Stand for Peace’ campaign in Washington, D.C. on May 6th. He also launched the initiative in Philadelphia on May 8th with a pledge for Philadelphia to be a “Peace City” and a roll out of programs to strengthen mental health, resilience and overall wellness indicators within our community. Both the events were attended by more than 2,000 people. 

“It is often found that people with a negative mindset are more active than those with a positive one. The time has come for the voice of peace to be heard loud and clear and we should feel proud to take that action,” appealed Gurudev.

The Art of Living foundation and International Association for Human Values (IAHV) organization founded by Gurudev have done substantial work in local communities across the country to remove stigma around mental health as well as create peace, reduce violence and build harmony in the society. 

  • IAHV has Taught stress management and resilience skills to over 3000 healthcare professionals during the Covid Pandemic through the Healing Breaths program

  • Begun a resilience skills program for Congressional members and staff

  • Worked with inner city communities and police departments to build mutual trust and create harmonious societies

  • Helped thousands of veterans build resilience and overcome PTS through our program Project Welcome Home Troops

  • Reduced recidivism in prisons by working with more than 80,000 inmates

  • Reduced violence and promoted well-being amongst more than 120,000 students in 225 schools across 26 states

  • Taught 127,000 students in 101 university campuses who reported improvement in depression, stress, mental health and social connectedness.

  • In addition, Art of Living programs have trained thousands to take care of their mental health by adopting its powerful breathwork – SKY Breath Meditation.

About Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a global humanitarian, spiritual leader, and peace envoy, who has been teaching breath-based meditation techniques for health and well-being for more than 40 years. His approach blends ancient Vedic wisdom with modern sensibility for a new paradigm of leadership and living – a stress-free, violence-free society.

Through Gurudev’s programs, millions of people worldwide have found peace and resilience in the face of adversity, learning not only how to excel in their own lives, but also how to become powerful agents for social change.

Gurudev has thus inspired a wave of volunteerism and service, resulting in the growth of one of the largest volunteer-based organizations in the world, with more than 30,000 teachers and over one million volunteers engaged in service projects in 156 countries.

Standing for the Gandhian principles of non-violence, Gurudev has also mediated and progressed negotiations for peace in conflict-stricken areas such as Sri Lanka, Iraq, Venezuela, and Colombia, where he is credited for playing a central role in ending the violent 52-year conflict between FARC and the Colombian government.

About Art of Living 

Operating in 156 countries, The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. All of AOLF’s programs are inspired by Gurudev’s philosophy of creating world peace through a stress-free and violence-free society. AOLF has touched over 450 million lives through numerous educational and self-development programs and tools that facilitate the elimination of stress and foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness and well-being for individuals.

About IAHV (International Association for Human Values)

IAHV offers programs to reduce stress and develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities. IAHV’s initiatives help foster a sense of connectedness and respect for all people and the natural environment, an attitude of non-violence, and an ethic of social service. The various programs offered by IAHV help enhance clarity of mind, shift attitudes and behaviors, and develop leaders and communities that are resilient, responsible, and inspired.

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