While digging through my unread e-mail from the past few weeks, I ran across an item from the Huffington Post, describing the World Culture Festival, organized to commemorate the International Art of Living Foundation’s 30th anniversary and held in Berlin’s Olympiastadion.
Founder of the Art of Living Foundation Sri Sri Ravi Shankar led a group meditation that included 70.000 participants. One of them was the Muslim director of the Gulf and Middle East division of Art of Living, Mawahib Shaihaibani. He remarked:
When you meditate with the mass, you all become one and times stops. . . This event is very unique because people from 150 countries are coming together to celebrate their culture, food, dance, music and belief for a united world full of tolerance, love and peace. This means a lot to me because these days we have so much … unrest in the Middle East, and the youth need to broaden their vision and see that we are one world family.