Guru leads mass meditation rally

Buenos Aires, Argentina -

An Indian guru has drawn a huge crowd in Argentina's capital to meditate against violence and stress.

Hindu spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar acknowledges his followers before an open-air meditation day organized by the Art of Living foundation in Buenos Aires. Credit: REUTERS

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's organisation estimates Sunday's crowd at a park swelled to more than 100 000 people.

They chanted and moved rhythmically as the guru urged them to focus their collective energy on ending violence and creating a world free of stress.

Smaller crowds were urged to meditate together around the world as Ravi Shankar's image was transmitted on television screens.

Ravi Shankar's The Art of Living foundation is particularly popular in Argentina. - Sapa-AP