Arianna Huffington, founder and editor – in – chief for the Pulitzer Prize – winning Huffington Post, has been announced as the headline speaker for the first ever World Peace Day celebration, to be held September 21 at the Isha Institute of Inner – sciences in McMinnville, TN. Huffington’s appearance will entail having a conversation with Isha Foundation founder, Sadhguru, renowned Indian yogi and visionary.
This special talk by Huffington and Sadhguru is part of a full day of music, meditation and celebration to promote world peace by the Isha Foundation, an international non – profit human service organization. The event is designed to promote global unity in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace.
From 10:30am to 5:00pm Central Time, presentations by prominent speakers and thought leaders on world peace will be featured, followed by a group meditation.
From 6:00 – 7:30pm, the event will conclude with an outdoor concert by the L.A. – based alt rock The Mowgli’s. Named in 2013 by Forbes as one of the World’s Most Powerful Women, Arianna Huffington was also named twice to the Time 100, Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely read, linked to and frequently cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Huffington is also a nationally syndicated columnist and author of 13 books.
Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. She serves on several boards, including EL PAÍS, PRISA, the Center for Public Integrity, and the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Sadhguru is a contemporary mystic rooted as strongly in worldly and pragmatic matters as he is in inner experience and wisdom. Named one of India’s 50 most influential people, he has addressed prominent global forums on issues as diverse as socio-economic development, leadership and spirituality. He has served as delegate to the United Nations Millennium Peace Summit and the World Peace Congress and has been a special invitee to the World Economic Forum (2006-2009), the Australian Leadership Retreat (2006) and TED (2009). His interviews are featured in The New York Times, BBC, Bloomberg, CNNI and CN BC. He is the author of several books, the subject of four books and co-author of Amazon’s Bestseller “Mid nights with the Mystic.
”Sadhguru regularly posts articles in the Huffington Post covering such topics as health and well-being, cultivating meaningful relationships, living joyfully, enhancing human consciousness and how to make this planet a better place to live.
Other notable speakers at World Peace Day will include Sandy Tolan, journalist, teacher and radio producer for NPR; Elizabeth Lindsey, award – winning filmmaker and first female Fellow of the National Geographic Society; and Kathleen Koch, best-seller author, journalist, and former correspondent for CNN.
General admission is $20 and $10 for students. Capacity is limited, and registration is required.
The Isha Institute of Inner-Sciences is located at 951 Isha Lane, McMinnville, TN.
The Isha Foundation is a non-religious, not-for-profit, public service organization, which addresses all aspects of human well being. From its powerful programs for inner transformation to its inspiring projects for society and environment, Isha activities are designed to create an inclusive culture that is the basis for global harmony and progress. This approach has gained worldwide recognition and reflects in Isha Foundation’s special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations
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