“The Joy Tsunami Is Starting”

by Daniel Batten on March 23, 2010

Studies have now shown that when as little as one percent of the population is meditating, the stress and violence in a city is reduced. This came to be known as the “Maharishi Effect” … This year in New Zealand, a number of kiwis from Art of Living have decided to do something similar and start a “joy tsunami”.

Meditation and breathing techniques, for the first time in New Zealand seems to be gaining a mainstream appeal judging by the experience sharing of these kiwis from all walks of life.

Imagine what as many as 5000 people meditating all at once in New Zealand would do, not only for you when you go along, but for the whole environment – physical environment, social environment and economic environment.

Have you ever walked into a room where 2 people have been arguing and felt the “atmosphere”? If just 2 people in conflict
can cause negative atmosphere, just imagine what atmosphere 5000 people meditating for peace is like.

How much stress could simply melt off?

How much more lasting than a movie would that experience be?

If you have already meditated, you know how rare and incredible an experience it is to meditate in such a huge group with such a meditation master already.

If you have never meditated before and are under the impression that it has nothing to do with business and worldly success also, then think again – and be there

in Auckland on 5th April at Trusts Stadium Waitakere starting 6pm

you will have a chance not only to meditate with 5000 other people,

but to do it in the presence of a Sri Sri Ravishankar, who is heralded by

Joe Biden and the Dalai Lama as one of the great peace-makers of modern times.

CNN news background on who I mean is available here.

Sri Sri Ravishankar is the founder of the Art of Living Foundation and the International Association of Human Values.

Art of Living techniques have overcome stress, alcoholism, depression, diabetes, asthma and hi-BP.

Tickets can be ordered online here http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz/choose_seats.asp?ev=114**78&quickseatsButton.x=10

or by emailing daniel@bravishi.com to get a general seating ticket with no booking fee

Just $23.

With stress levels and depression is on the rise, the answer is literally under our noses. Most people will not find out more, because they see meditation as “something that other people do”. And because of this concept, the most natural way to
eliminate stress is lost. With a meditation and breathing-based practice, there is absolutely no reason to ever need to feel stress for more than a minute.

Here”s the background from http://meditation.suite101.com/

A later study during the Israeli-Lebanese War in 1983, placed individuals trained in transcendental meditation in strategic locations within Jerusalem. The purpose of the study was to determine if the reduction of stress in a localized population (those meditating) would be reflected as less violence and aggression in the whole region. Quality of life in the population was measured using incidence of fires, traffic accidents, crime, and stock market fluctuations. The study showed a direct relationship between the number of participants and various measures of the quality of life. When the number of people praying was reduced, the incidence of crime, fires and accidents increased.”

Read more on The Maharishi Effect: Positive Effects of Mass Prayer

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Maxx March 24, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Hey Guys dont miss this chance of joining the 5000 people meditating on the 5th at Waitakere Stadium. My workmate tells me he was nominated thrice for the Nobel Prize and has touched some 32 Million people all over the world..It would be a treat to see him …..so are you coming too…

Rohit March 25, 2010 at 9:27 am

It has been the best thing I have done in my life. It is like we all are sitting on a treasure without realising that it will change our entire life if we dig it out. My friends, family and relatives are doing it now since they have benefited so much. My sister’s cholestrol levels have dropped substanially. it has helped my dad’s high blood pressure and heart condition. my mum’s osteoarthiritis is much better now. It is just amazing the healing power of breath and we are not even aware of it. Wake up everyone.

Sharad Lathker March 25, 2010 at 9:33 am

Hey Guys,

This is one of the Mammoth evenings in the history of NZ..For the first time 5000 people coming together and meditating…The Holy man Sri Sri ravishanker has transofrmed lives of 300 million people world wide…From my own experience working in a corporate world life is just not easy..Breathing exercises & Meditation has helped me to cool down in stressfull situation and I feel very energetic throughout the day..I feel calm and peacful when I meditate before I go to sleep and the sleep is very peacful..No bad dreams of any kind….I wake up energised and relaxed..Just come and experience the unique formula to keep your mind under control..

See you there…

Sheila March 25, 2010 at 9:49 am

I know this is a huge opportunity for New Zealand and will be worth every moment of effort that is put into getting there. Enjoy the peace that this will bring.
Sheila

Peter March 25, 2010 at 9:49 am

Yes the breathing techniques are absolute amazing.
10 years ago I was working for the ARC as am environmental engineer. Being new in the country, new language, job gave me a lot challenges. I work long hours and the only way to relax was with cigarettes and red wine.
I was short tempered and could never relax fully.
My wife didn’t like it and she cam up with this Art of Living Breathing course. First it was a laugh– A breathing course? How should that help? However what an eye opener it was: it totally changed my life. I am still amazed about the changes that occurred just after a few days of completing the course. I had gained more focus, clarity, more positivity, and better grip on my temper and I could sleep again. Even my colleges and friends commented on the changes.
Over the year I became more involved in Art of living, meet Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and was blown away by his presents, his unconditional laugh, his cleverness, his humour and the depth of his wisdom. One has to meet Him
Today I am hearing the same remark t I did first “How can that help” very as I am teaching the Art of Living in NZ prisons. Most of the inmates attending are very sceptical. But just after a few days they are totally surprised about results, they sleep better – found a tool to self regulate and let go of old traumas. In some of the special treatment is the Art of Living course is now part of the treatment program.

Manoj Patel March 25, 2010 at 10:25 am

Can’t wait to be there on the 5th at Waitakere Stadium to be a part of a historic event..Dont wanna miss this.
Since I learned this breathing and meditation techniques, I am happy from within, more healthy,have more friends and wish you all too can get this amazing knowledge .

Olinka March 25, 2010 at 10:27 am

Hey Guys, I would say lucky are the ones who can attend it. Those who don’t attend it might regret it later, so why wait???? Call up now and get your tickets. When I did my Art of Living Course, I regretted and the regret was that why did I not do it earlier. We don’t want you guys to feel the same. So JUST COME!!!!!!!!

neelu taore March 25, 2010 at 10:49 am

hi it is the best thing happened to me so far, one must attend the live meditation as it is a life transforming experience and believe me all your wishes will come true as mine have already, so lets aim for a one world family

Styrus March 25, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Sri Sri is amazing when he mixes the Business with Spirituality and still make so much of sense. I have attended his talks at Capgemini Software Devlopers conference, India and Citibank Global Business Conference in Singapore. He is just too good.
Looking forward to 5 Apr.

Jasmine Platt March 25, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Looking forward to being there, Danny, as are my husband, client and friend. Thank you for the invitation. Definitely agree it’s powerful to meditate in the presence of ‘significant others’.

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