global crisis and mindfulness
We are living in historic and wild times. In the face of Political, Biological, Social, and Economic Crises, we face an unprecedented mix of disaster that has upended our conventional state of balance. In these trying times, it is difficult to make sense of the world around us and the events guiding our fortunes. Faced with an onslaught of constant negativity, how does one find mindfulness, sanity and positivity? Join us for a series of thought-provoking conversations on culture, politics, fashion, art, travel, and spirituality with some of the most influential thought-leaders as we explore crisis and mindfulness to shed a little light amidst these gloomy days!
Join The Art of Living’s Jaina Desai and The Diya Project Founder Sid Morakhia for a thought provoking talk on the role of inner peace in global conflict resolution and our current time of political, economic, and social crisis
Jaina Desai is a lawyer by profession and has dedicated her life for over 2 decades to the cause of the Art of Living founded by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. A deep believer in the role of spirituality, human values and inner peace in solving societal conflicts, Jaina is a senior international faculty of the Art of Living. She is serving on the Board of Trustees of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir Schools which runs 95 educational institutions including the Sri Sri College and Hospital for Ayurvedic Sciences and Research and the Sri Sri University.
She has headed the Secretariat of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with a special focus on International Affairs and Digital Media Communications for the last 13 years having a vast experience in the area of International Relations.
Jaina has been a moderator and speaker at several editions of the International Women’s Conferences of the Art of Living. She has represented the International Association for Human Values at several seminars and conferences including the Global Network for Rights & Freedom’s Geneva Conference in February 2015. Jaina was also invited to Harvard University to deliver a guest lecture on the role of inner peace in global conflict resolution.
Jaina has been Director of the Art of Living Silver Jubilee, 30th and 35th anniversary events held in Bangalore, Berlin and New Delhi respectively.
An avid reader and well-versed in 5 languages, she lives at the Art of Living International Centre in Bangalore, India.
Sid Morakhia has a passion for travel, culture and people’s stories and beliefs. He has lived across North America, Europe, and Asia and has also traveled extensively across Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, and in particular: The Indian Subcontinent.
Sid Morakhia was a strategy consultant at PwC-Strategy& in New York where he worked extensively with Fortune500 Companies, Public-Sector Undertakings, and most notably, the United Nations, where he advised on key imperatives under the direct mandate of the Secretary-General. Sid holds an MBA from INSEAD and an undergraduate business degree with honors from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Date: 11th July, 2020
Time: 4 PM
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