The Candid Eye

October 15, 2009

Culture in Balance

Spiritual leader and Art of Living Founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, was conferred on Saturday in Dresden, Germany, the “2009 Culture in Balance Award,” in recognition of his outstanding contribution to all facets of culture, and for his commitment to global cultural balance, according to the Art of Living press release from Bangalore.

HH Sri Sri Ravishankar receiving Culture in Balance Award

HH Sri Sri Ravishankar receiving Culture in Balance Award

In granting the award, the selection committee attached special importance to Sri Sri’s efforts in promoting intercultural dialogue, peace and reconciliation in conflict zones, and ethics in business.

The award, instituted by the Forum Tiberius, was presented to Sri Sri by Dresden Mayor, Ms. Helma Orosz, amidst a standing ovation. The award ceremony took place in a special session of the World Culture Forum, at Volkswagen’s landmark transparent factory in the eastern German city of Dresden.

The Art of Living Newsletter further says rich tributes were paid to Sri Sri by a number of prominent individuals, including Mr. Nirj Deva, British Member of European Parliament, Prof. Gesine Schwan, candidate for the 2009 German presidential elections and Dean of Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance, Berlin, and Prof. Bernd Guggenberger, Dean of Lessing University, Berlin.

Upon receiving the award, Sri Sri said, “I share this award with all those people who stand for a violence-free and stress-free society. This award is not for a person or personality, but for a principle that stands for the ideal of a ‘one world family’ and cultural plurality.”

Earlier in the day, Sri Sri spoke of the need to globalise compassion, wisdom and humanism in his keynote address at the World Culture Forum, besides answering a wide range of questions and conducting a meditation. The Forum brought together 500 delegates from across Germany and Europe and from all sectors of society, including politicians, religious leaders, CEOs, scientists, professors and media personalities, says the newsletter.

Source: Asian Tribune



  1. Congratulations Guruji 🙂 Thanks for posting this post, this made my day 🙂

    Comment by Amrita Sinha — October 16, 2009 @ 5:57 PM | Reply

  2. Amrita
    Thanks for your comment.Happy to know that you liked it.

    Comment by thecandideye — October 19, 2009 @ 2:06 AM | Reply

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