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). More than 2000+ people attended the event. Attendees learned and experienced how to connect with their inner and outer world beyond the senses. “We get so caught up in our five senses, that we forget about the Sixth Sense which is the mother of all senses,” said Gurudev. By participating, attendees learned how to connect with the Sixth Sense— and gain greater clarity, awareness, peace, and more. The event kicked off with enthralling music and a peek into the upcoming Olympic-scale World Culture Festival 2023, followed by a beautiful, guided meditation and a profound talk by Gurudev. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, renowned for his profound teachings and immense contributions to humanity, seized the stage with grace and wisdom. Through his enlightening discourse and immersive meditation session, he skillfully led the audience on a transformative journey towards mental well-being and inner peace. 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-free societies. The event was graced by Councilwoman Council Member At Large, Newark, Louis Scott-Roundtree. Attached are a few of the snapshots from the hugely successful and profound event. In the evening, at the nearby Robert Treat Hotel, Gurudev continued his journey of spreading awareness by addressing a community 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. The networking the event witnessed the enthusiastic participation of more than 150 nonprofit organizations and community groups. In addition, distinguished guests in attendance included the 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. Their presence demonstrated the shared commitment towards building stronger communities and promoting a harmonious coexistence among diverse cultures. About the Art of Living Foundation: Operating in 156 countries, The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is a non- profit, educational, and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. AOLF’s Programs are inspired by Gurudev’s philosophy of creating world peace. through a stressfree and violence-free society. 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

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