Guru of Joy Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to Visit Bay Area June 26-July 1

Powerful Breathing Techniques and Meditation to Empower Bay Area Residents to Live a Life of Greater Happiness

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 9, 2014) - His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a global humanitarian and founder of the Art of Living Foundation, will visit the Bay Area June 26-July 1. A world peace leader and a happiness expert, Sri Sri's travel marks a unique opportunity for the Bay Area residents to take the reputed Art of Living Happiness Program.

Sri Sri's vision of a violence-free and stress-free society has united millions of people. To follow up on his March 2013 launch of the Stress-free, Violence-free campaign in the Bay Area, he is now coming to lead several workshops to strengthen the local community. The Happiness Program teaches practical tools to manage the mind and emotions so that one can live life with greater purpose and fulfillment. This dynamic workshop allows an individual to tap vast possibilities within and discover one's unlimited power and freedom. The centerpiece of this program is the Sudarshan Kriya ®, a powerful technique that uses specific, natural rhythms to get unstuck with events of life. It is a time-tested technique based on ancient Vedic knowledge.

"Sri Sri has created waves of happiness across the globe. His visit offers a rare opportunity to experience profound meditations and peace with the skillful use of the breath," said Ashwani Dhall, Chairman, U.S. Art of Living Foundation.

Named one of the five most powerful people in India by Forbes, Sri Sri has inspired a global phenomenon of compassion and service through his initiatives which have impacted the lives of an estimated 300 million people worldwide.

The Bay Area has six Art of Living centers that serve community upliftment through its breathing, meditation, yoga, and knowledge programs.

For the Happiness Program, visit

About the Art of Living Foundation

An icon of non-violence and universal human values, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar seeks global peace through service and dialogue. Founded in 1981, his Art of Living Foundation is an international nonprofit which offers programs designed to eliminate stress and foster a sense of well-being. It has presence in 152 countries.

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