Thursday, March 20, 2008

An evening with Sri Sri Ravishankar

Our children study at the Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir, and we attended the inauguration of their new campus. The campus is located at the outskirts of Bangalore.
The event included a ceremony to inaugurate the school, which was followed by a Satsang, a gathering of people along with devotional songs, and an opportunity to see Sri Sri Ravishankar, who was seated at the podium.

It was a proud moment for Manju and me as Aishwarya was part of a team of children who were chosen to sing a few shlokas. She showed amazing confidence.

While I have not done any Art of Living course, I believe the underlying message that the foundation intends to promote. Sri Sri spoke to the group in kannada, and rather than preach, he spoke about his trip to Nasik, and did also check with the organisers on what the prasad was. This is the kind of conversation one sees from people who are very simple in nature, no airs, no pride.

The other highlight of the evening was the fact that it drizzled all through. Ved, our 4 year old boy, was busy running all over the place in the rain. We all got drenched, and none of us fell sick after that. And we stop our kids when they want to play in the rain!.

I enjoyed this peaceful evening.

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