Photos: Spiritual guru leads group meditation
People were out of their seats even before they saw him, ready to give the meditation guru a standing ovation.
When Sri Sri Ravi Shankar appeared on the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium stage moments later, a thunderous applause greeted him. He smiled and waved as he walked in a flowing white robe with a purple trim. When he sat down on his wide yellow towel that was placed on a couch in the middle of the stage, his white tennis shoes were visible.
He smiled as he looked out into the crowd of locals and people who had come with him on his Alaska cruise.
“Ready to meditate?” he asked.
Shankar, whose Art of Living Foundation has centers in more than 150 countries worldwide, has traveled the world promoting his approach to meditation and yoga. The foundation, a volunteer-run humanitarian and educational organization, was founded in 1981.
Tuesday was his first time his travels had taken him to Alaska.
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All photos by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire