Mar 18

Europe 2011 – A

Art of Living turns 30 this year. We have been on planet Earth for 30 wonderful years.

We are having a huge celebration: The World Culture Festival at the Berlin Olympic Stadium on the 2nd and 3rd of July 2011. A stadium originally built by Hitler for the infamous Berlin Olympics in the last century, will be used to spread the message of One World Family – Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. A message of Peace, Love, Happiness and Harmony in Diversity.

The Berlin Olympic Stadium

This will be followed by a YES!+ Advance course from the 4th to the 7th of July.

After more than a month of discussion and haggling with various Travel Agents, we have some very nice prices for people who wish to come!

Departure from India is either from Bombay or Delhi on June 30th.

The price is *drum roll* Rs 51,000!!

The price includes airfare from India (ex Bombay and Delhi) to Berlin and back. The price includes the entry to the World Culture Festival on 2nd and 3rd as well as the price for the YES!+ Advance Course. It includes meals on the Advance course.

We have got this fare after ridiculous amounts of quibbling with all parties concerned and it is utterly non refundable.

It doesn’t include your accommodation in Berlin. If you wish to rough it out and stay in a tent, it will cost you about Rs 6000 from July 1st to 8th. You will need to bring your own sleeping bags.

If you wish to stay in a dorm type accommodation, 2-3 people in one room, then it will cost you about Rs 15,000 from July 1st to 8th.

We can assist you in getting any of these types of accommodation. There are only 40 beds available now in Berlin for the dorm accommodation. Plenty of tent accommodation is there.

If you wish to have better accommodation in a hotel, then click to book directly from the the WCF website, where various hotels in Berlin are giving discounted fares esp. to the people coming for WCF 2011.

The price of Rs 51,000 is available only to the first 70 people who book, after which it will increase by approximately Rs 5000 for the next 70 people. Also all prices are expected to go up by around 20% from April 1st.

You will need to pay the money before the 26th of March. You need to have a passport valid at least till December 2011.

Budget about Rs 2500 for traveling to and fro the advance course venues to wherever you are staying, and about Rs 5000 for food on the first 3 days.

Visa cost will be approximately Rs 6000.

For more details as well as to register yourself for this trip, please drop a mail to

Jai Gurudeva!



ps We are planning a trip around Europe after the 7th of July as well. Will post details here as soon as they are final… Look out for Posts B and C in this series 🙂

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16 Responses to “Europe 2011 – A”

  1. Samarth says:

    Please tell me won’t there be any advance crse at this time

  2. vinayak says:

    wow! looking forward to it

  3. Saket says:

    I am definitely IN… :o)
    waiting for B and C options

  4. Bau, visa will be issued for how many days max?
    Any ideas on earning 50k till then..? 🙂

  5. Deepak kumar says:

    Jai GuruDev !!
    Bawa its really nice Package………..looking forward for the other posts in this regard in all eagerness !!
    Love and regards,

  6. Jayant Nasa says:

    Bawa, isn’t there any yes++ happening in b’lore during these summer vacations???

  7. shruti nandu says:

    i want to know how much would it cost for the advance course. because i am travelling from UK and am planning to stay in the tents.
    so i just need to sort out the advance course cost.

  8. bhushan says:

    Bau. Plz have some kind of a plan for people in U.S too….we are seriously looking forward to this.

  9. Manjunath says:

    JGD bau,
    I want to come.

    I want to avail the price you have mentioned above for 70people.
    where to pay and how to avail this discounted price?

    Love you Bau,

  10. Jaideep says:

    YES+ style advance course 4 days(Please includse swimming in the lake for 7 Levels Please!!).
    Rasam and rice please add it on the menu
    Im INN!!!!.

  11. Meghana says:

    Is there no YES!+ advanced course happening in India this summer? May be in June or by the end of July?

    • Bawa says:

      There are many adv courses happening in May and June in Bangalore Ashram, we have not really planned a YES!+ adv course, you are welcome to come and join any one of the courses though 🙂

  12. mukta says:

    I have been saving money for this thing..
    The remaining money should be earned as soon as possible..
    let me make an attempt..

    hey ! what are we doing for Japan?
    Any plans to go there?

  13. Vedang Bhatt says:

    JGD Bawa. I want to come for 7 days trip but I just filled my passport form today, as I am not having one … so will I be included in the 70 people list .. and I am also going to talk to Gauri di tomorrow …….. 🙂 JGD Bau ! 🙂

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