US lawmakers attend meditation by Sri Sri

Published on May 02, 2015 02:51:51 AM
Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has held a rare meditation session at the Capitol Hill here, attended by several US lawmakers many of whom described it as a self-empowering experience.

"We now know as a matter of science that (meditation) produces empirical benefits to our society, to our country, to the world," Congressman Steve Israel said on Thursday, adding that there is no better spokesperson than Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for it.

Congressman Tim Ryan, a long time meditator, commended the effectiveness of Ravi Shankar's techniques and his commitment to social causes.