Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Sixth Sense Tour visits the Newark, NJ

Guru Sri Sri Ravishankar addressing thousands at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark July 9, 2023. PHOTO: Art of Living Foundation.

Newark, NJ — On Sunday, July 9th, 2023, Global humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living Foundation (AOLF), brought the “Sixth Sense” public event to the prestigious New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in Newark.

More than 2,000 people attended the event to learn and experience how to connect with their inner and outer world beyond the senses, a press release from AOLF said.

“We get so caught up in our five senses, that we forget about the Sixth Sense which is the mother of all senses” Gurudev is quoted saying in the press release, and by participating, attendees were expected to learn how to connect with the Sixth Sense—and gain greater clarity, awareness, peace, and more.

The event was kicked off with music and a peek into the upcoming World Culture Festival 2023 followed by guided meditation and discourse by Gurudev who is known worldwide for his teachings and philanthropic work.

As part of his multi-city tour across the United States, Gurudev emphasized the significance of mental health awareness and its role in creating violence and stress-free societies, the press release said.

Among those present at the event was Newark Councilwoman At-Large, Louis Scott-Roundtree.

Above and below: Mayors of several townships in New Jersey and other distinguished guests came to Sri Sri Ravishankar’s event in Newark July 9, 2023. PHOTO: Art of Living Foundation

In the evening at nearby Robert Treat hotel, Sri Sri Ravishankar addressed a networking event designed to emphasize the significance of Mental Health Awareness in cultivating healthy and happy communities, and the need to build harmonious and peaceful connections among diverse people and communities, fostering a sense of unity and understanding. More than 150 non-profit organizations and community groups were at the event, the press release said.

Distinguished guests included Mayor of Newark, Ras Baraka; Passaic County Commissioner, John Bartlett; Mayor of East Brunswick, Brad Cohen; Mayor of the Borough of Oakland, Linda Schwager; Deputy Mayor of the Township of Millburn, Sanjeev Vinayak; Venu Menon, Tenafly Councilman representing Mayor Mark Zinna; Uma Purandare, Committee Member of the Township of Hopewell; Sonia Gawas, president of the West Windsor Planning Board; Commissioner of Burlington County, Balvir Singh; and Councilman of Burlington Township, Prabhdeep Pandher.

Operating in 156 countries, The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is a non-profit, educational, and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. “ AOLF has touched over 450 million lives through numerous educational and self-development programs and tools that facilitate the elimination of stress and foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness, and well-being for individuals,”  the press release said.



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