One played with the Beatles; one may become a beetle in the next life. It was a celebrity feud of sorts in the early 1990s when the famous sitar player Ravi Shankar and the bushy bearded spiritual leader of the same name butted heads. Followers of the Indian meditation guide granted him the double honorific title "Sri Sri," ending the moniker debacle.
Now Sri Sri Ravi Shankar brings his philosophy on relationships and health and famed breathing techniques to Boise in An Evening of Wisdom and Meditation. The Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Shankar founded the Art of Living Foundation and the International Association for Human Values, two of the biggest volunteer-run humanitarian nonprofits in the world. After Sept. 11, 2001, the foundation offered New York City residents free stress-reduction courses. Shankar has founded a dozen organizations involved in fields such as science, agriculture and performance art that promote world peace and mind and body connection. If you are 18 or older, explore your mind/body connection (in a non-creepy way, of course) at the Boise Centre. Purchase tickets online at events.artofliving.org/boise or at A Novel Adventure Bookstore at 906 W. Main St. Hurry, tickets are going like mango lassis on a hot day.
Sunday, April 18, 6 p.m., $25-$100, Boise Centre, events.artofliving.org.