On a nationwide tour featuring Art of Living Foundation founder, humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar called Journey Within, Shankar stopped at the Plano Event Center whereafter Governor Greg Abbott and Mayor John Muns issued a proclamation announcing July 29 as Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Day.
The day celebrates the work of Shankar, who works with the Art of Living Foundation to rehabilitate inmates and teach strategies to reduce stress.
“Emboldened by deep-seated convictions, Gurudev and his followers have journeyed to war-ravaged regions of the world, counsel hardened prisoners, and resolved seemingly irreconcilable differences,” Greg Abbott said in his proclamation.
Shankar is also known for starting schools, which collectively offered free education benefitting 82,000 children, creating trauma relief and meditation programs which have helped in multiple countries including Mexico, Haiti and the United States. He is known for his non-violence principles, and negotiated for peace in areas such as Iraq, Sri Lanka and Venezuela.
Shankar is known for starting schools, which collectively offered free education benefitting 82,000 children. He is also known for creating trauma relief and meditation programs and other self-help tools which have helped in multiple countries including Mexico, Haiti and the United States. He stands for non-violence principles, and negotiated for peace in areas such as Iraq, Sri Lanka, and Venezuela.
Shankar’s tour focused on topics such as mental health and reducing stress. Each event had appearances such as Mayor John Muns and his wife Joa Muns, Vice Chair of the Frisco Public Art Board Ann Anderson and Frisco ISD Trustee Mark Hill. His event also marked the launch of Shankar’s book “Notes for the Journey Within,” which has 4.9 stars on GoodReads.