23 - 26 January 2025


Get ready to celebrate WFAC’s avant-garde celebration of the performing and fine arts, BHAAV– The Expressions Summit 2025 taking place at the Art of Living International Centre in Bengaluru, from the 23rd–26th of January 2025.
Dive into four days of performances, featuring intimate and informal concerts, enlightening lecture demonstrations, delightful and therapeutic learning encounters, and engaging panel discussions with celebrated Indian artists. These artistic endeavors will be followed by Satsang and exclusive sessions with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a globally renowned spiritual luminary and humanitarian.

What's included?

Kala Sarathi

A charioteer of the Art

The World Forum for Art & Culture (WFAC) is recognizing artists across India for their remarkable contribution to sustaining, nurturing, preserving, and mainly promoting Indian Performing and Fine Arts. The title will be conferred upon artists on 26 January 2023 in the presence of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji as part of the 3-Day Festival of Art & Culture: BHAAV-THE EXPRESSIONS SUMMIT at the Art of Living International Centre, Bengaluru.

The Art Experiences

Performances by Maestros of Indian Classical  Dance and Music curated especially by WFAC for BHAAV – The Expressions Summit 2025.

In-depth Lecture demonstrations by Maestros where delegates will get to understand how to appreciate the nuances of the art form.

Immersive learning experiences where the delegate can learn folk dance and music, music and dance therapy, make handicrafts and indigenous art, and the role of art in mental wellness.

Attend panel discussions with Maestros of India on aspects such as making art a part of daily life, art therapy, and art appreciation.

Intimate and informal concerts exploring genres such as Ghazal, Thumri and  light classical art forms.

A gala dinner with delicious sattvic, vegetarian cuisine with an opportunity to network with the Maestros.

Performances of Folk dances that weave together the magic of Indian communities and their coming together.

Spiritual & Wellness Experiences

Experience dynamism and stillness through music during Satsang evenings with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Delegates will begin each morning with Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama

Every meal at BHAAV 2025 – The Expression Summit will feature different sattvic, vegetarian cuisine from India’s diverse culture, delighting the taste buds of the delegates.

Art of Living International Center Satsang

Maestros at Bhaav

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Why Bhaav?

The journey of any art begins with first imbibing the vocabulary of the art form into the body or the sthul sharir, which connects with sagun sākara [both quality and form]. The next step is the transference of the effects of these movements into the physiological inner space or the sukshma sharira, which connects with sagun nirakār [with quality but no form]. This then transfers to the kārana sharira or ātma which has no form or quality. What is absorbed into this formless space within us is an intangible imprint [sanskār] that can best be described as ‘Bhaav’. It is when the performer and the spectator get connected through the nebulous thread of ‘Bhaav’ does one experience deep emotion. Bhaav – The Expressions Summit gives you an opportunity to be present in this space of spiritual communion and connect with the deepest emotions that shape our inner selves.

All the funds raised from this Summit will go towards the Gift a Smile Project. Through Gift a Smile, The Art of Living provides free value-based & holistic education by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to 100,000+ underprivileged children through 1096 schools in rural, tribal & slum areas in 2032 villages of India.
Uniforms, textbooks, bags, stationery, mid-day meals, shoes, socks & in some cases even transportation are provided to the children free of cost. The practice of yoga & meditation is integrated into the curriculum of the school along with co-curricular activities such as dance, drama, sports, arts and crafts, literary competitions, celebrating festivals & important days, tree planting campaigns, and educational trips ensure the all-round growth & development of the child.

About World Forum For Art & Culture

The World Forum for Art & Culture (WFAC) was formally founded in October 2020, during the pandemic with the idea of uniting the world through art.  As the cultural arm of the Art of Living, well known for its mega-scale cultural events in various parts of the country and the world, WFAC realises its founder Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s vision of Vasudaiva Kutumbakam or a one-world family.

2.8 million artists from 180 countries, 12 Guinness records, 2 World Culture Festivals and a 1 world family are but a few of its achievements in just the last couple of decades, focussing on making life a celebration.

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