Monday, April 4, 2011

Join - I meditate NY - and 2,700 New Yorkers on Sunday April 10, 7:30pm!

A great review to read about the I Meditate NY event in New York City on April 10: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/11/seeking-bliss-among-the-honks-and-hisses/

Join I Meditate NY and 2,700 New Yorkers for one of the largest meditation events in the history of New York City, led by world humanitarian and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
 
I Meditate NY is an ambitious campaign that aims to increase awareness of the powerful benefits of meditation as a practical way to recharge and rejuvenate every day. It will provide trained teachers to go on location and lead meditation at any corporation, business, or organization that would like to host group meditations. Additionally, it will offer meditation classes on a complimentary basis at the Art of Living Center in Manhattan. The launch event at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on Sunday April 10 at 7:30 pm will offer a unique opportunity to experience meditation in a new and powerful way to all New Yorkers, whether new or experienced.

It will also feature music by 2011 Grammy nominee  
Chandrika Tandon and world music band Bhakti.

World-renowned humanitarian and thought leader on meditation Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who has rekindled the tradition of this ancient practice and offered it in a form that is relevant to the 21st century, will kick off the event, guiding 2,700 participants in one of the largest meditations ever to be held in New York City.

"Meditation is all the more relevant in modern times as we have greater responsibilities and ambitions. It not only provides relief from stress and strain but also enhances our abilities, strengthens our nervous systems and soothes our minds," said Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
"New Yorkers are constantly on the go, multi-tasking between work, social life and family in the fastest city on the planet. No amount of sleep, exercise, caffeine and energy drinks can recharge your mind and body like meditation. I Meditate NY's goal is to give New Yorkers unprecedented access to this ancient practice that is incredibly relevant to our modern lives," said Manish Tandon, co-director of the campaign at The Art of Living Foundation.
Numerous research studies have demonstrated the health benefits of meditation. This simple discipline energizes the body and mind, helps reduce stress, while increasing focus and concentration and creates more harmonious relationships at work and home.

Working for non-violence and human values, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has spent several decades bringing peace to both individuals and communities. In the US, his two nonprofit organizations - the Art of Living Foundation and International Association for Human Values - have brought trauma relief in regions of conflict and natural disaster such as New Orleans after Katrina and New York after 9/11.
In New York, the Foundation serves as a hub for several volunteer activities and has conducted over 150,000 man-hours of meditation related programs benefiting New Yorkers. It’s Youth Empowerment Seminar, which is a character education program for high-school students, has been taught to nearly 7000 teenagers in 11 New York schools in the current academic year.

To learn more about meditation and I Meditate NY, go to www.imeditatenewyork.org

HarmoNYon's members can use discount code 'pqr123' valid between April 1-10, 2011 
offering 20% off tickets above $55.

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