Iraqi youth seek spiritual solace in Bangalore

by ameetdesh on Aug 29, 2007      Category: Conflict & Disaster Tags: health peace iraq meditation

"It feels like breathing out all the stress of war and breathing in a new life"
Bringing peace, one breath at a time. Art of Living foundation is training Iraqi youth in ancient breathing & meditation techniques to combat violence in nonviolent ways.
This is a joint initiative with the Iraqi government. 5000 people in Iraq have underwent the courses so far since Iraq war.

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nitiniitk's picture

This is interesting! Did all these people fly to Bangalore for the training? I wonder if it would be more efficient for one or two trainers to go to Iraq instead. I guess security might the concern.

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I think that could have been a problem. As far as I know, teachers are trained directly by Ravishankar himself.

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