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Happiness Program with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Sep

In September we are holding a Happiness Festival to continue the wave of peace, nonviolence & positivity. We are holding Happiness Programs for over 7,000 people in one weekend
What is Special about this Sep 20-22 Happiness Program
1.  International Peace Leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar from India will join live from India via Skype.
2. The program is happening concurrently across the nation that gives not only a personal benefit, but is also part of a widespread festival for both inner & outer peace. *
The Happiness Program takes place over three days three hours each.
Here are some of the unique benefits you’ll experience:
Quickly & effectively reduce stress with the power of your breath
Make meditation easier with Sudarshan Kriya
Build resilience with mind mastery
Relax deeper with guided yoga & meditation
A 3-Day-program. A lifetime of happiness

Icing the cupcake & Cooling the mind

Cake decoration for Kids and Meditation for Adults
This event is for both Kids and Parents. Kids can attend
Cupcake Decoration Class (Provided by Satvik Eggless Bakery –
and while kids going through this 1.5 hr fun session, parents can attend our introductory session about the
Secrets of Meditation
Kids get take home one cup cake with their personal decoration.
– Kids learn
Different Cupcake Decorations
How to work with the cake cream
Take home their favorite Cupcake
(Note: All the materials including cupcakes are provided)
– Parents learn
Tendencies of the mind
Power of breath and Guided Meditation
Introduction to Art Of Living Programs
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5 Secrets To A Healthy Diet With Ayurveda

Transform your health with “5 Secrets to a Healthy Diet with Ayurveda”
Benefits : Prevent and manage illnesses, weight management, better digestion and feeling lighter and fitter, overall management of mood and motivation.
Saturday, June 8th, 2019
From 3 PM to 4:30 PM
At Art of Living San Ramon
Register at
Discover your body type
Do a guided meditation
Seminar is conducted by trained and experienced Vaisya and Counselors

The happiness program – yoga

The Sudarshan Kriya: The masterpiece of the Art of Living Course is a powerful breathing-based technique called Sudarshan Kriya, or the healing breath. Sudarshan Kriya incorporates specific natural rhythms of breath to release stress and bring the mind to the present moment effortlessly.
Yoga: Stretching and low-impact yoga for health, circulation, and body stillness
Other revitalizing breathing techniques that increase energy and deeply relax the mind and body.
Guided interactive processes.
Practical wisdom to deal with the daily challenges of life .
Some of the Benefits of the Course
~ Reduces stress.
~ Increases health & well being.
~ More ease & joy in personal and professional relationships.
~ Greater creativity and clarity of mind.
When: Aug 25th-27th
Weekday : 6:30pm to 9:30 pm | Weekends: 9:30 am to 12:30 am
Where: 6690 Amador Plaza Rd, St 215, Dublin,CA-94568

Art of Living’s Happiness Program

Art of Living’s Happiness Program

The start of a year is the best time to make a new beginning. Especially if your resolutions include discovering and fulfilling your true potential.
Through The Happiness Program you’ll learn practical and powerful  techniques that will enable you to gain a greater vision of who you are and benefit you for the rest of your life. The centerpiece of The Happiness Program is Sudarshan Kriya, or SKY breathing meditation, a powerful breathing technique that uses specific, natural rhythms to not only release stress at the deepest level, but also balance and integrate mind, body and heart.
SKY breathing meditation may not be the only means to wellness in body and awareness in the mind, but it sure is one of the easiest techniques I know.
So effortless, it doesn’t require directing or ‘watching’ the mind, and always effective – even when mind is busy or upset. Ask about research conducted by 70+ published studies showing numerous benefits. Even better, find out for yourself why 370+ million people around the world practice it.
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The Art of Living Happiness Program (October 6-8, 2017)
The Art of Living Happiness Program

Present moment is not linear, it is spherical. It is both vast and deep.  When you go deep in meditation, you experience this, and you realize that everything is in this moment only. – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
The Art of Living Happiness Program teaches practical tools and techniques that boost mindfulness by making it easy for us to live in the present moment. Come, join us the weekend of October 6-8 and make it your own experience!
Register at
Speaker Bio:
Sweta Patt holds an MBA in Global Business and Marketing and is an accomplished technology architect serving The United Nations, Kaiser Permanente and other multinational, global clients since 1998. A doting mother and loving wife, Sweta is also passionate about hiking, biking and classical dance. She teaches the Art of Living Happiness Program to serve her community and share the secrets of breath and benefits of mindfulness and meditation.
She derives her inspiration to empower others from her teacher, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and is dedicated to sharing his vision of creating stress-free, violence-free societies by working at the individual level.

Youth Empowerment Seminar

Give your teens the Gift of Yes! Program – dynamic processes, breathing techniques and yoga –
which will result in lasting legacy of
– Resilience
– Stress relief
– Values and responsibility
– Good health and happiness
Watch what teens who have taken the program have to say v=6QqAHhd9LZM&sns=em
Youth Empowerment Seminar Jan 19th – 22nd.
Weekdays 6:30-9:30 pm
Weekend 10:30 am -2:30 pm
Link to register en/program/17590
More info:
Questions, call Sudhir Gondhalekar 510-701-2217, Anu Gupta 203-249-6852

3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom for rent atop a hill in Dublin

family-room front-viewBeautiful 2011 built 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2199 square foot home nestled atop a hill with panoramic views in the coveted Bella Monte community in Dublin. The gourmet kitchen boasts a large island, gas cooktop, refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and an attached master bath. There is a Murphy bed in one of the other bedrooms, a perfect place for guests. The spacious family room has an entertainment center and is great for movie nights. The washer, dryer, and water softener are included. Enjoy the sunny outdoors from your porch or on the nice turf lawn. Evenings in the zen-like backyard can be enchanting with the included outdoor landscape lighting. There are no front or back neighbors here. The central air conditioning will keep you cool. Parking and storage are in the 2-car attached garage. It’s okay to bring your cat or dog. The landlord pays HOA fees. Near East Bay Regional Park and top-rated schools. Artificial turf lawn saves on water and gardening fees.
Looking for 18 month lease. 
Contact Info — Vikram Kumar — 4802130312




Know Your Child Workshop

Know Your Child is 2-1/2 hour interactive workshop for parents, grandparents, babysitters and other guardians or caregivers of minor youth. It’s interactive, insightful, and deepens our understanding of childrens’ behavior and our ability to meet their needs.

The Know Your Child Workshop includes a root-cause analysis of childrens’ behavioral patterns and equips parents and caregivers with the knowledge to help the child blossom to his or her full potential. The information shared in the workshop will reinforce a positive relationship with the child and carry this forward during the child’s development.
Topics covered in the workshop include information on:
· Better communication, so that children will listen
· How to address focus and concentration issues with children
· Getting children interested in studies and school work
· Finding ways to enhance the creativity of children
· Managing stubborn behaviors
· Nurturing children to be free and natural

Sponsoring organization: Art of Living Foundation USA
Dates: Nov 19 2016
Timings: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Art Of Living – Tri Valley Ctr,
6690 Amador Plaza Rd Suite 215, Dublin, California, United States, 94568

Yogathon – Art of Living, Tri Valley Center

yogathon posterThe Art of Living, Tri Valley Center invites you all to be part of the global Yogathon event and raise public awareness and funds to support the fight against Human Trafficking, a grave violation of human rights, that denies freedom to 20.9 million people around the world including more than 5 million children.
Join us on Saturday August 20th, to connect with your inner Yogi. Whether you are a novice, experienced or merely curious: all you need is a yoga mat and a benevolent spirit. Participants are challenged to execute 108 Sun Salutations (or as many as you can, really!!!!) in a large gathering of fellow participants and join a global movement for education and change.
 Registration Fee: $25 at country: USA> city: Dublin> Individual Registration)
Join us for free training sessions every Sunday, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM at
6690 Amador Plaza Rd, St 215, Dublin, CA 94568 (Art of Living, Tri Valley Center)
Rise for this great cause with us at #YogathonDublin2016 and say #nohumantrafficking

‘Get Happy’ SF Meditation Retreat Sat 2nd July with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar $95/-

The founder of Art of Living, philanthropist and Noble Peace Prize nominee Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is leading two sessions with breath work and meditation in the Bay Area July 4th weekend.
One day ‘Get Happy Program’ in San Francisco on Saturday, 2nd July 9 am to 6 pm that will give participants an experience of Sudarshan Kriya, meditation and fun group processes for stress relief. $95/- fee. Link to register
The two day ‘Get Happier Program’ on Sunday and Monday, 3rd and 4th July at Santa Clara, 9 am to 5 pm for the complete experience. After doing this program, participants will learn a take home practice of Sudarshan Kriya and can come for weekly follow ups for life in any Art of Living center anywhere in the world. There will also be fun interactive group processes, meditation and Kriya.
If participants sign up for both Get Happy and Get Happier together, they can avail of a $50/- discount. Please call us to help you get the discount.
Pankaj Gupta 203-249-9153

Yoga of Breath – Free Seminar

Lead by Sr. Faculty of Art Of Living organization Joan Goodrum. This seminar is
• Designed to experience the techniques offered in Get Happy program
• Understand how the quality and success of our life is determined by the state of our mind
• Provides a glimpse into an approach that can increase personal
capacity and gain insight into the laws that govern the mind and emotions
When: Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
Where; Art Of Living Center for Yoga and Meditation – 6690 Amador Plaza Road St 215, Dublin, CA 94568

The Happiness Program – Sudarshan Kriya®

The Happiness Program – Sudarshan Kriya®
The centerpiece of The Happiness Program is Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful breathing technique that uses specific, natural rhythms to not only release stress at the deepest level, but also balance and integrate mind, body and heart.

Your course will also include:
· Stretching and low-impact yoga for health, circulation, and physical well-being.
· Guided meditation and breathing techniques that increase energy and deeply relax the body and mind.
· Skills for handling negative emotions and situations.
· Practical wisdom for improving focus at work and harmony in relationships.
· Guided interactive processes

By the end of the course you’ll be equipped with specific techniques that you can practice every day. The value of these practices is both cumulative and immediate; you can look forward to continued and increasing benefits. You’ll also have access to ongoing follow-up programs which take place all over the world.
Please note that it’s required to attend all sessions of the course

Course dates: 14 Apr 2016 to 18 Apr 2016
Course timings Weekdays: 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM | Weekends: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Venue Art Of Living – Tri Valley Center, 6690 Amador Plaza Rd, St 215, Dublin, CA 94568 United States

Introduction to Stepping into New You in Dublin

Come and learn on how to step into new you this new year 2016
You will learn on how to
•Manage this mind
•Take control of your emotions and thoughts
•Learn stress management techquies using breathing techniques
•Light yoga and Meditation
Cost: Free – rsvp:
Date: Jan 9 2016, Timings:   10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Art Of Living – Tri Valley Ctr, 6690 Amador Plaza Rd, Dublin

Workshop – Stress Free Holidays

StressFreeHolidaysStress Free Holidays – Learn to Manage Stress this Holiday Season
In this 1hr free workshop you will learn
1] Tendencies of the Mind
2] Breathing technique
3] Meditation
4] How to Improve health & wellbeing in holistic way
Cost: Free –
Event dates 08 Nov 2015 (Sunday)
Event timings 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Venue Art Of Living – Tri Valley Ctr, 6690 Amador Plaza Rd, Dublin, CA 94568

Sahaj Samadhi Meditation Course

Welcome to the Sahaj Samadhi Meditation Course! Many people have an interest in meditation and its benefits, but find that attempts to focus and concentrate the mind are difficult, if not impossible. What’s needed is a meditation that utilizes the natural tendencies of the mind rather than trying to subdue it.
During this course you’ll learn an ancient practice that allows the conscious mind to settle deeply into itself in a natural, effortless way. This meditation is enjoyable, relaxing, and simple. As the mind settles down it simply lets go of tension and stress and centers itself in the present moment. The meditation technique you’ll learn takes no concentration and the results are immediate. Sahaj means natural or effortless. Samadhi means that state of deep peace and rest that underlies all of our thought and activity — perfect balance.
Your course will include group classes as well as personal instruction, and sessions will include both experiential practice of the meditation technique and knowledge of the nature of the mind as it relates to practicing meditation.

Sponsoring organization: Art of Living Foundation USA
Dates: Oct 17 2015 – Oct 19 2015
Timings: Weekday 7:00pm – 9:30pm, Weekend 10:00am – 12:30pm
Venue: Art Of Living – Tri Valley Center, 6690 Amador Plaza Rd, St 215, Dublin, California, United States, 94568
Teacher: Gautham Deshpande gautham…@a…com
Regular Fee: $395.00, Student Fee: $295.00, Repeater Fee: $100.00, rsvp:

The Happiness Program at Art of Living

Course Details. Live with Joy, Purpose and Confidence
Within you lie vast, untapped possibilities waiting to be discovered. Through The Happiness Program you’ll learn practical and powerful techniques that will enable you to gain a greater vision of who you are and benefit you for the rest of your life. You will find yourself enabled to create a more joyous, purposeful life, and gain the confidence to stretch and grow beyond limiting beliefs
Please note that it’s required to attend all sessions of the course.
Course dates — 06 Aug 2015 to 10 Aug 2015
Course timings — Weekdays: 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Weekends: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Venue Art Of Living – Tri Valley center
6690 Amador Plaza Rd, St 215
Dublin, CA 94568
United States

Yoga a new Dimension – June 21

June 21 was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly. To honor the ancient path of yoga and all that it’s brought to every one’s life and the world UN made this declaration.
Yoga: A New Dimension is the initiative by Art Of Living Organization as part of its service initiative on this occasion. On this day we will have 90 minutes of yoga postures, wisdom and meditation at our local Art Of Living Dublin Center.


About Instructor: Kashi ji is our a renowned International yoga master and has taught over a million students around the globe. He has been with Art Of Living for 20 years and is an E-RYT 500H yoga instructor

When: 21st June 2015
Where: Art of Living (Tri-valley), 6690 Amador Plaza Rd St 215, Dublin, CA 94568
Time: 3:30 – 6:00pm

Holi Festival at Bishop Ranch

The family-friendly, colorful festival of Holi will be celebrated at the Bishop Ranch 2 parking lot on Friday, March 6. Holi is an ancient festival from India that celebrates the beginning of spring. Participants throw brightly colored powdered pigments on each other as a way to commemorate the vibrant, abundant colors of springtime and to say farewell to the long winter. It’s beautiful, messy, and always fun.

Along with the traditional tossing of colors, there will be plenty of free activities for the family: face painting, henna tattoo artists, dance performances, and live music – all to be enjoyed while you grab dinner at one of the gourmet food trucks.

Don’t forget to bring the family, old clothes for all to wear, and join us in this free and exciting early evening frolic.

Friday, March 6, 2015 5pm–7:30pm

2680 Bishop Drive, San Ramon
Bishop Ranch 2 Parking Lot
San Ramon, CA – 2015

Happiness Seminar at Art of Living

In this seminar you will learn how to manage stress in day today life and tap into that inner happiness that we all blessed with.You will learn

  1. Breathing techniques
  2. Meditation
  3. Life management
  4. Increase energy
  5. and many more.

Where: Art of Living TriValley Center,  6690 Amador Plaza Road, Suite 215, Dublin, California, United States, 94568
When: Every Tuesday 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: Free
More details:

Aging Gracefully ~ A Free Workshop

Dear Ones, Announcing the first of our many Women’s Workshops to come ~ AGING GRACEFULLY.  Open to Women of all ages.Certified yoga therapist, Lavaanya Singh, addresses women’s issues like PMS, menopause, childbirth, depression, sexuality, body changes among other things. As we get older our bodies go through a lot of changes and there are simple yoga postures that help address the many changes we face as we get through the normal course of life.
Join us for a FREE session that addresses the many Women’s issues that have very simple remedies.
where: Art of Living Tri Valley Center , 6690 Amador Plaza Rd., Suite 215 Dublin, CA 94568
when: April 9th at 9:00am – 11:30am

Free Information about Art of Living Course

Free Information session on: Success Without Stress
In this session you will learn holistic approach on
1. How to handle stress
2. Learn different tendencies of the mind
3. Breathing technique
4. Meditation

When: Every Tuesday between  7:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Art of Living Tri Valley Center , 6690 Amador Plaza Rd., Suite 215 Dublin, CA 94568


Art of Living Course

~About the course –
The Art of Living course gives you the practical knowledge and techniques to unlock your deepest potential and bring fullness to life. Whether happy and successful or feeling the stress of poor health, work, or relationships, every participant is cared for and goes back much lighter. The techniques are effective in reducing stress levels and increase your health, physical energy, enthusiasm, self-esteem, awareness, and clarity of mind.

~Key features of the course – The Sudarshan Kriya
~There’s more … the health benefits
Attendance in all sessions is essential to get full benefit from this course. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to complete the registration process.
Wear comfortable clothing suitable for doing yoga. Bring a refillable bottle of water. Have a light dinner before coming
Address: 6690 Amador Plaza Road, Ste 215
Dublin, CA 94568 Map
Start Date: Dec 05, 2013
End Date: Dec 09, 2013
Weekday Timings: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Weekend Timings: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Register at:
We look forward to having you on the course!

Kirtan Night

You are invited to the blissfull and powerful Satsang/Kirtan at our Art Of Living – Dublin center. The event is featured artist Tim presenting his latest album “Maha Shakti Punah Punah”.

Do come with your family and friends and soak in the bliss of ancient chantings in modern rhytms.

Register at:

Date: 09/20/2013
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Venue: Art of Living Center for Meditation and Yoga, 6690 Amador Plaza Road, #215, Dublin, CA 94568

Youth Empower Seminar – YES! (IAHV)

The “Youth Empowerment Seminar” is open to teens of ages 14 – 18 years. Both fun and challenging, this seminar provides teens with a comprehensive toolbox to manage their emotions and stress.
The program broadens youth’s vision of the world, provides practical knowledge and skills needed to realize their highest potential and successfully navigate through adolescence.
Independent research has shown that the processes learned in YES! reduce anger, violence and depression, as well as improve focus, clarity of mind and concentration.
Main Aspects of the Program cover:
1) Physical – Dynamic body exercises, yoga and innovative breathing techniques.
2) Mental – Practical knowledge to eliminate counter productive activity and enhance learn ability; Techniques and interactive processes to improve memory, concentration & focus.
3) Social – Experiential processes to develop problem solving strategies and social skills; Interactive games to develop leadership and life skills; Teamwork exercises to teach cooperation and conflict resolution.
4) Emotional – Dynamic group discussions designed to help teens feel at ease in challenging situations, and increase confidence and inner strength to better handle criticism and peer pressure.

Register at:

Start Date: Aug 08, 2013
End Date: Aug 11, 2013
Weekday Timings: 6pm – 9pm
Weekend Timings: 10am – 2pm

One Billion Rising – Rise in Dance & Meditation (Dublin, CA)

One Billion women and their loved ones are rising up to stand up to put a stop to violence on women. Join us to mark this historic occasion. Join us to rise in Dance and Meditation. We will dance to the tunes of DJ Love along with a Bollywood Dance Instructor and end with a short meditation.

This is a FREE event but space is limited. Please RSVP at:

date & time: Feb 14 (7pm-8pm)