World Culture Festival IV

UNITED WE CELEBRATE

2022/2023

A constellation of events across the USA - with performances, dialogue, celebration and self-discovery

Celebrations in over 25 cities

Hundreds of local and global leaders

Thousands of attendees

Captivating performances

Healing and meditation

The World Culture Festival is a global event series, organized by the Art of Living, that aims to build a more compassionate and harmonious society by bringing the people of the world together in celebration.

Through song, dance, meditation, and dialogue, we share and explore our rich cultural diversity, and honor the underlying spirit that connects us all as one global family.

Join us as we host festivities in more than 25 cities across the US in October 2022, culminating with a grand finale festival in early 2023.

“When celebration comes from a place of enthusiasm and joy, it can uplift and unite all around us, bringing freedom from our traumatic past and sparking hope for the future. This type of celebration is service. It is sacred. Turn your celebration into a sacred offering for society.”
– Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

World Culture Festival IV Features:

Performances

Celebrate Vibrant Diversity

Experience the rich diversity of culture and artistic expression from within and across our communities

The World Meditates

Connect with Yourself and the World

Connect through meditation and dialogue

Local Leaders

Uplift Your Community

Connect with leaders and community members to expand your reach in the spirit of social upliftment.

Why Now?

The past few years have brought extraordinary challenges to every strata of society. Divisions have been emphasized, and across the globe feelings of isolation are at an all time high.

The World Culture Festival aims to lift our spirits in celebration and unity, and replace feelings of isolation with a sense of belonging and community; reminding us all that we belong to the same planet, the same spirit, and the same global family… And that’s something worth celebrating.

World Culture Festival: Recognition

The world culture festival brings presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, dignitaries, spiritual leaders, social activists, artists, and people of all races, religions, and political stances together in the spirit of global unity and vibrant celebration.

" The World Culture Festival is a celebration of our common humanity that brings together thousands of participants to work to create a violence free, stress free society by honoring and valuing all traditions and cultures. "

Hon. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

" This unique confluence of art, music, culture and thought is a great celebration of diversity among cultures from across the world, even as it showcases the oneness of mankind. "

Mr. Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of India

" The World Culture Festival allows people from all across the world the chance to experience and celebrate diverse cultures in a respectful and positive atmosphere. "

Mr. Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada

" World Culture Festival’s vision of a One World Family is an example to us all, as is the Foundation’s work promoting peace, harmony and understanding between people of different faiths, nationalities and backgrounds. "

Mr. David Cameron

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

“Ancient Indian psychology is advanced and profound. Tibetans, as students of the Nalanda tradition, have derived great benefit from it. In ahimsa and inter-religious harmony, India sets an example for the rest of the world, and I believe the World Culture Festival is taking place in that spirit.”

The Dalai Lama

“Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the Art of Living Foundation are heralds of peace in a planet tormented by conflict and violence. He teaches us that happiness and peace dwell inside us and that we only need to connect with them in order to live our true essence.”

Mr. Juan Manuel Santos

President of Colombia

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