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THE WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL              Celebrating Diversity and Enriching Life            2nd & 3rd July 2011, Olympiast...
The Official Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Art of Living                    2nd – 7th July 2011, Berlin, Germ...
"30 years of the Art of Living: A big milestone with    many achievements, inspiring us to move forward with    greater sp...
THE ART OF LIVING        •   Founded in 1981 by H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar        •   Operating globally in 151 COUNTRIES ...
THE ART OF LIVING30 YEARS IN THE SPIRIT OF SERVICE•       Over 100 million man-hours invested in developing the full human...
THE ART OF LIVINGMESMERISING THE GLOBAL CULTURAL LANDSCAPE•   3800 South Indian musicians on one stage            (The Art...
THE FOUNDERHIS HOLINESS SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR     Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founded The Art of Living as an international, non-p...
THE FOUNDERHIS HOLINESS SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR     As an ambassador of peace, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar plays a key role in confl...
THE VENUEOLYMPIASTADION BERLIN, GERMANY                       A monumental piece of history that has                      ...
THE VENUEOLYMPIASTADION BERLIN, GERMANY10
THE VENUEOLYMPIASTADION BERLIN, GERMANY11
THE VENUEOLYMPIASTADION BERLIN, GERMANY12
THE WORLD CULTURE FESTIVALSTRUCTURE                            THE WORLD CONTINENTS PAVILIONS                             ...
THE WORLD CULTURE FESTIVALMAP14
THE WORLD CULTURE FESTIVALRECEPTION       COMMITTEE  •   Prof. Ruud Lubbers, Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Co-...
THE WORLD CULTURE FESTIVALRECEPTION        COMMITTEE •    Ms. Erika Mann, Former Member of the European Parliament •    Dr...
WORLD CONTINENTS PAVILION        From Saturday morning, 2nd July 2011        The Vegetarian Food Festival             •   ...
YOGA PARK        Some highlights of the Yoga Park:        • The Educational Yoga Museum will chart the evolution of Yoga f...
GRAND CELEBRATION         On Saturday evening, 2nd July 2011         The world will come to Berlin to witness a memorable ...
GRAND CELEBRATIONEVENT SCHEDULE      Saturday, 2nd July 2011: 10.00 – 23.00      Time            Programs                 ...
GRAND CELEBRATIONEVENT SCHEDULE      Sunday, 3rd July 2011: 09.00 – 14.00      Time              Programs                 ...
STADIUM SECTORS22
TICKETS & PRICING                    One day ticket          Two days ticket        Zone        2nd or 3rd July         2n...
THE ART OF LIVING JUBILEE COURSES      in the presence of H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar                 3rd – 7th July 2011, ...
THE ART OF LIVING JUBILEE COURSES      in the presence of H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar                 3rd – 7th July 2011, ...
MESSAGES     “In an increasingly globalised world where we are faced by challenges too great for     any one nation or org...
MESSAGES     "The Art of Living Foundation will organize in 2011 in Berlin a World Culture Festival.     This is not the f...
MESSAGES     “The Foundation has been playing a defining role in the lives of the millions of people     all over the worl...
CONTACT     For further information please contact:      THE WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL – EVENT OFFICE:                       ...
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This slide show gives you a good view of the great event that will take place 2nd and 3rd of July 2011 in the Olympic stadium in Berlin! I do recommend this event as a big opportunity to broaden your network, vision and contribute to society. I personally invite you all to share this with you network and be a part of this great event yourself.

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  1. 1. THE WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL Celebrating Diversity and Enriching Life 2nd & 3rd July 2011, Olympiastadion Berlin1 1
  2. 2. The Official Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Art of Living 2nd – 7th July 2011, Berlin, Germany The Celebration will consist of two parts: The World Culture Festival in the Olympiastadion Berlin is expected to bring together more than 70,000 participants from 151 countries in an unforgettable celebration of diversity 2nd – 3rd July 2011 Participants will take home mesmerizing sights, sounds and tastes of the world’s continents joining together in one place! The Art of Living Jubilee Courses in Berlin in the presence of H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 3rd -7th July 2011 We heartily welcome you to the celebration! Under the patronage2 of the Indian Embassy
  3. 3. "30 years of the Art of Living: A big milestone with many achievements, inspiring us to move forward with greater speed and greater enthusiasm. The dream to make life a celebration and the world a family has materialized and become a reality. Millions of volunteers who have worked with such enthusiasm and love will continue to inspire millions more, reach out to all those areas where we have not reached and wipe all those tears that are yet there. The 30th anniversary is a celebration of achievement and a vision to do more service." -H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar3
  4. 4. THE ART OF LIVING • Founded in 1981 by H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar • Operating globally in 151 COUNTRIES • One of the LARGEST VOLUNTEER BASED NOT-FOR-PROFIT, EDUCATIONAL, & HUMANITARIA NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THE WORLD • Engaged in STRESS-MANAGEMENT and SERVICE INITIATIVES • Promotes SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION through PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION • Provides stress-elimination programmes which include BREATHING TECHNIQUES, MEDITATION AND YOGA • Leads various HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS: o Conflict resolution o Disaster relief o Sustainable rural development o Empowerment of women o Prisoner rehabilitation o Education for all o Environmental sustainability “Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace.” - H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar4
  5. 5. THE ART OF LIVING30 YEARS IN THE SPIRIT OF SERVICE• Over 100 million man-hours invested in developing the full human potential• Over 150,000 Stress Relief Workshops conducted benefiting more than 5.6 million people• Over 500 conferences with over 10,000 leaders of business, politics, science, academia, art & religion participating• 50 model villages developed benefiting 100,000 people• 48,800 hygiene camps and 23,600 medical camps conducted benefiting 2.5 million people• Reached 36,557 villages in India with the 5H program (Health, Hygiene, Homes, Harmony in diversity, Human values)• 1727 homes, 5870 toilets, 1046 bore-wells and 820 bio-gas plants built• 100,000 rural youth trained n the ‘Youth Leadership Training Program ‘• Over 300,000 prison inmates lives transformed through the ‘Prison Smart’ programs• Over 150 ‘Free School Education Programs’ benefiting 12,639 children• Over 10,000 people trained in organic farming• 10 million trees planted around the world NUMBERS INCREASING DAY BY DAY 5
  6. 6. THE ART OF LIVINGMESMERISING THE GLOBAL CULTURAL LANDSCAPE• 3800 South Indian musicians on one stage (The Art of Living Silver Jubilee, Bangalore, India, 2006) GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS:• 2100 dancers performed the ‘Bhangra’ dance (Mehran De Rang, Ludhiana, India, 2010)• 5,600 vegetarian Indian dishes prepared on one platform (Annam Brahma, Ahmedabad, India 2010)• 261 accordionists performed traditional Tatar songs (Secret of Secrets, Kazan, Russia, 2010)• Over 2750 Indian classical vocalists on one stage (Antarnaad, Pune, India, 2010)• Over 1200 sitar players performed on one stage (Brahmnaad, Delhi, India, 2008)• 1,200 female dancers performed on one stage (Mohiniyattam Dance, Cochin, India, 2006) 6
  7. 7. THE FOUNDERHIS HOLINESS SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founded The Art of Living as an international, non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization. Its educational and self-development programs offer powerful tools to eliminate stress and foster a sense of well-being. Appealing not only to a specific population, these practices have proven effective globally and at all levels of society. As a spiritual teacher, he has rekindled the traditions of yoga and meditation and presented them in a form relevant to the 21st century. In a mere 30 years, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s programmes have raised the quality of life for participants in 151 countries. 7
  8. 8. THE FOUNDERHIS HOLINESS SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR As an ambassador of peace, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar plays a key role in conflict resolution and spreads his vision of non-violence at public forums and gatherings world-wide. Regarded as a neutral figure with a sole agenda of peace, he represents hope to people in conflict. His work has touched the lives of millions of people around the world, going beyond the barriers of race, nationality and religion with the message of a “One World Family”. He co-founded the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) in 1997 to coordinate sustainable development projects, nurture human values and coordinate conflict resolution in association with The Art of Living. A noted humanitarian leader, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s programmes have provided assistance to people from a wide range of backgrounds including • victims of natural disasters • survivors of terror attacks and war • children from marginalized populations • communities in conflict 8
  9. 9. THE VENUEOLYMPIASTADION BERLIN, GERMANY A monumental piece of history that has survived World Wars I & II Rated a ‘Five Star Stadium’ by the UEFA Equipped with the latest technology in illumination & sound VENUE HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: •2006 FIFA World Cup •Three Guinness World Record set •12th IAAF World Championships in 2009 •Usain Bolt’s new World Records in the men’s 100m and 200m on the fastest track in the world – the blue track at the Olympiastadion •Host of various classical, pop & rock music concerts (The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Phil Collins, Depeche Mode, to name a few)9
  10. 10. THE VENUEOLYMPIASTADION BERLIN, GERMANY10
  11. 11. THE VENUEOLYMPIASTADION BERLIN, GERMANY11
  12. 12. THE VENUEOLYMPIASTADION BERLIN, GERMANY12
  13. 13. THE WORLD CULTURE FESTIVALSTRUCTURE THE WORLD CONTINENTS PAVILIONS 2nd July 2011: 10.00 – 18.00 21.30 – 23.00 3 rd July 2011: 08.00 – 14.00 Situated on the green fields around the stadium, each Pavilion represents a World Continent: Africa, Asia-Pacific , Europe , North & South America Experience their cultural heritage - Embark upon a unique journey around the world. THE YOGA PARK 2nd July 2011: 10.00 – 18.00 21.30 – 23.00 3rd July 2011: 08.00 – 14.00 Follow Yoga’s evolution from the ancient sages to its 21st Century application globally. You are invited to the biggest Yoga Festival in Europe. THE GRAND CELEBRATION 2nd July2011: 18.00 – 23.00 3rd July 2011: 09.00 – 12.15 An unforgettable Celebration with dance, music, dialogue & meditation. 13
  14. 14. THE WORLD CULTURE FESTIVALMAP14
  15. 15. THE WORLD CULTURE FESTIVALRECEPTION COMMITTEE • Prof. Ruud Lubbers, Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Co-founder of the Earth Charter Initiative • Mr. Jacques Santer, Former President of the European Commission, Former Prime Minister of Luxemburg • Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis, Former President of Lithuania • Hon. Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal, Minister for Coal, Government of India • Prof. Dr. Ahmet Akgündüz, President, Islamic University Rotterdam • Dr. Thuwayba Al Barwani, Dean, Sultan Qaboos University • Mr. Danny Davis, Hon. Congressman, US Congress • Mr. Nirj Deva, Member of the European Parliament • Mrs. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, Former Minister of Culture, former Rapporteur to the European Parliament for the Year of Intercultural Dialogue • Ms. Monika Griefahn, Board Member, Right Livelihood Award • Ms. Indu Jain, Chairperson, Times of India Group; Bennett, Coleman & Co • Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, Former President International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia – The Hague • Mrs. Jolanta Kwasniewska, Former First Lady of Poland • Mr. Robert Korzeniowski, Athlete, winner of 4 golden Olympic Medals and 3 World Championships • Mr. Ram Labhaya Lakhina, Founder, President The Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce and Trade, Chairman Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Foundation 15
  16. 16. THE WORLD CULTURE FESTIVALRECEPTION COMMITTEE • Ms. Erika Mann, Former Member of the European Parliament • Dr. Mihail Mihailov, Member of Bulgarian Parliament • Hon. Shri Praful Patel, Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India • Mrs. Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the United States House of Representative (USA Congress) • Mr. Christopher Pinto, Secretary General, Iran-US Claims Tribunal • Dr. Sanjay Pradhan, Vice President, World Bank Institute, The World Bank • Mr. Mike Quigley, Hon. Congressman, US Congress • Mr. Madhu Rao, CEO Shangri-La Hotel Group International • Mr. Peleg Reshef, Director, the Future Generations Division, World Jewish Congress • Rabbi David Rosen, International Director of Interreligious Affairs, American Jewish Committee • Mrs. Jan Schakowsky, Hon. Congresswoman, US Congress • Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan, Former President, Europe University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder, Founder, Humboldt- Viadrina School of Governance • Rabbi Awraham Soetendrop, Former President of the European region of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, Dutch chair if the Solidarity Committee for Jews • Mr. Josef Winkler, Member of German Parliament, Board Member Green Party • Mr. Vladislav G. Yurchick, Member of the Russian Federation Parliament, and Permanent Representative of Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the EurAsEC (Eurasian Economic Community) 16
  17. 17. WORLD CONTINENTS PAVILION From Saturday morning, 2nd July 2011 The Vegetarian Food Festival • One of the biggest vegetarian Food Festivals • Purchase some of the most exotic ingredients and food from across the world - from Indian spices to Swiss chocolate • Lectures and seminars about vegetarianism • Star chefs cooking and sharing their secrets of preparing delicacies • Ayurvedic cooking workshops Dance & Music A Universal Language • Enjoy music from around the world • Learn to play ethnic musical instruments • Whirling dervishes • Chinese 1000 Hand Dance • Yoga Dance • Bollywood dance and more Inter-Cultural Dialogue • Inspirational insights from World Leaders • Women’s conference • World Youth Festival • Conference on Living Human Values • World famous Authors & Poets17
  18. 18. YOGA PARK Some highlights of the Yoga Park: • The Educational Yoga Museum will chart the evolution of Yoga from the ancient sages to its global application in the 21st Century • A unique opportunity to experience the different schools of Yoga • Personal interaction with experienced Yoga Trainers from India and the rest of the world • Free inspirational workshops and lectures to learn more about Yoga and its health benefits • Conferences on the ‘Science of Yoga’ and the ‘Science of Breath’ • Exhibitions will showcase the societal impact of Yoga e.g. in Trauma relief and Peace Work • A chance to learn more about Ayurveda and Ayurvedic products • Yoga Market to pursue all possible yoga items from yoga mat to incent stick18
  19. 19. GRAND CELEBRATION On Saturday evening, 2nd July 2011 The world will come to Berlin to witness a memorable unison of diverse cultures expressed in a grand spectacle of dance and music: •Country Parade •Speeches of World leaders on Intercultural Dialogue •Performances of renowned artists from around the world •The One World Family Dance •200 artists presenting the tradition of Yoga •Grand ‘Guitar Ensemble for Peace’ with over 6,500 guitarists •Concert with 30 pianists On Sunday morning, 3rd July 2011 The celebration will be completed with a wonderful •Interfaith Peace Prayer •World Peace Meditation19
  20. 20. GRAND CELEBRATIONEVENT SCHEDULE Saturday, 2nd July 2011: 10.00 – 23.00 Time Programs Venue 09.00 – 17.00 The World Continents Pavilions Green fields around the Olympiastadion 17.00 – 22.00 The World Culture Festival – Grand Celebration Olympiastadion Berlin 17.00 – 17.15 Welcome Message 17.15 – 18.00 Opening Ceremony: World Culture Dance & Country Flag Parade 18.00 – 18.30 Musical Performances 18.30 – 19.00 Keynote Addresses 19.00 – 19.30 Artistic Performance: The Tradition of Yoga 19.30 – 20.00 Keynote Addresses 20.00– 20.15 Peace Meditation 20.15 – 20.30 Theme Song 20.30 – 20.45 Grand Piano Concert 20.45 – 21.00 Grand Guitar Ensemble for Peace 21.00 – 21.15 One World Family Dance 21.30 – 23.00 Interactive World Continents Pavilions Green fields around the Olympiastadion 20
  21. 21. GRAND CELEBRATIONEVENT SCHEDULE Sunday, 3rd July 2011: 09.00 – 14.00 Time Programs Venue 09.00 – 16.00 The World Continents Pavilions Green fields around the Olympiastadion 09.00 – 10.30 Interfaith Peace Prayer Olympiastadion Berlin 10.30 – 12.00 Wisdom, Music & Meditation 12.00 – 12.15 Vote of Thanks 12.15 – 16.00 The World Continents Pavilions, Green fields aro und the Olympiastadion Food Festival, Conferences, Music and Dance Olympiastadion Berlin will close at 14.00. 21
  22. 22. STADIUM SECTORS22
  23. 23. TICKETS & PRICING One day ticket Two days ticket Zone 2nd or 3rd July 2nd and 3rd July Blue zone Includes access to all public areas 18,- € 30,- € & a seat in the Blue zone Orange zone 1 Includes access to all public areas 28,- € 50,- € & a seat in the Orange zone 1 Orange zone 2 Includes access to all public areas 28,- € 50,- € & a seat in the Orange zone 2 Green zone 1 Includes access to all public areas 38,- € 70,- € & a seat in the Green zone 1 Green zone 2 Includes access to all public areas Sold out Sold out & a seat in the Green zone 2 Green zone 3 Includes access to all public areas 38,- € 70,- € & a seat in the Green zone 3 Business seats Please contact: Includes access to all public areas and to the - info@worldculturefestival.org VIP area. Food & Beverages included.23
  24. 24. THE ART OF LIVING JUBILEE COURSES in the presence of H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 3rd – 7th July 2011, Berlin, Germany An Evening of Wisdom, Meditation & Music 3rd July, 2011 Duration: 3rd July 2011 from 19:30 - 21:30 Price: € 16 A Journey towards the Self – A Day of Wisdom and Meditation 3rd – 4th July, 2011, Starts: 3rd July at 19:30; Ends on 4th July at 19:00. Price: € 120 Price includes: •An Evening of Wisdom, Meditation & Music program, 3rd July 2011 •Lunch and Dinner, 4th July 201124
  25. 25. THE ART OF LIVING JUBILEE COURSES in the presence of H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 3rd – 7th July 2011, Berlin, Germany Jubilee Art of Breathing Course 3rd – 6th July, 2011 Starts: 3rd July at 19:30; Ends on 6th July after lunch. Price: € 260
 Price includes: •An Evening of Wisdom, Meditation & Music, 3rd July 2011 •Lunch and Dinner, 4th – 6th July 2011 Jubilee Art of Silence Course 3rd – 7th July, 2011, Starts: 3rd July 2011 at 19:30; Ends on 7th July at 20:00. Price: € 390
 Price includes: •An Evening of Wisdom, Meditation & Music, 3rd July 2011 •Lunch and Dinner, 4th - 7th July 2011 We are also pleased to offer the ART OF LIVING COURSES for youth: Youth Empowerment Seminar: YES!+ (18-30 yrs) Advanced Youth Empowerment Seminar: YES!++ (18-30 yrs) All Round Training in Excellence Course: Art Excel (8-13 yrs)25
  26. 26. MESSAGES “In an increasingly globalised world where we are faced by challenges too great for any one nation or organisation to deal with alone I take heart that so many people from across the world are taking this step forward, recognizing the need to promote greater cultural tolerance and a mutual respect that is now more than ever of such critical importance to us all.” Mr. Nirj Deva, Member of the European Parliament “I am highly impressed by the all-inclusive approach towards peace building and intercultural dialogue as the Foundation not only promotes health and wellbeing through Yoga but translates its efforts into outstanding results in the humanitarian field.” Ms. Monika Griefahn, Board Member, Right Livelihood Award “Sri Sri Ravi Shankars Ghandian` approach of resolving conflicts through non-violence and dialogue is much needed in today’s times of domestic violence, religious intolerance and intercultural conflicts. I am pleased, that the World Culture Festival will provide a precious opportunity for the diverse cultures of this world to come together in a ecumenical spirit of belonging and connectedness!” Mr. Josef Winkler, Member of German Parliament, Board Member Green Party26
  27. 27. MESSAGES "The Art of Living Foundation will organize in 2011 in Berlin a World Culture Festival. This is not the first time that the Art of Living Foundation will organize such kind of event but it will be the first time in Europe - and there couldnt be a better place than Berlin! It will be an event full of fun, seriousness and ideas and I am looking forward to be part of it.” Ms. Erika Mann, Former Member of the European Parliament “Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and his International Art of Living Foundation do precisely the opening eyes and hearts and serving as a source of blessing and inspiration to all.” Rabbi David Rosen, International Director of Interreligious Affairs, American Jewish Committee “I see it to be very timely, that the World Culture Festival, which aims to foster harmony in diversity and the dialogue between cultures, comes in a time to Berlin, in which integration of different cultures and intercultural harmony is one of the most important issues. I hearty congratulate the International Art of Living Foundation to its 30th anniversary and welcome the World Culture Festival and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to Berlin, the historic bridge between East and West.” Prof. Gesine Schwan, Founder Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance27
  28. 28. MESSAGES “The Foundation has been playing a defining role in the lives of the millions of people all over the world. Though the Foundation had its genesis in India, it has been spreading the message of good health, harmony in diversity and espousing inter- cultural dialogue in more than 150 countries around the world.” Hon. Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal, Minister for Coal, Government of India “It is heartening to learn that the organization has done an excellent job during the last 30 years towards achieving its wonderful goal One World - One Family, which has fostered a sense of belongingness among the people of different cultures. I wish the event a grand success.” Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Minister of Law & Justice, Government of India. “This Festival will bring together leaders, renowned personalities, peacemakers and other participants from across the world to create a unique platform to spread the message of peace, unity and harmony amidst all the diversity. On this occasion I convey my best wishes to H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji, the Founder of the Art of Living Foundation and wish the World Culture Festival grand success.” Hon. Shri Praful Patel, Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India28
  29. 29. CONTACT For further information please contact: THE WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL – EVENT OFFICE: Tel. +49-30253 58330 Fax. +49-30253 58397 Email: info@worldculturefestival.org www.worldculturefestival.org See you in Berlin for an unforgettable celebration!29
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