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Get Your Om On at Rosemont Meditation Extravaganza

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The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is Rosemont is a model of eclecticism. One week you can mingle with adult toy-hawking porn stars, the next with lightsaber-wielding fanboys.

So it's no stretch for the venue to host what organizers from the Art of Living Foundation are calling a "massive guided meditation," led by the exulted Indian guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

"The world is so interesting, I tell you!" Sri Sri (as he is known) writes on his Web site. "So, be in this world, enjoy the world without getting caught up or drowned in it. Keep yourself a little aloof. Keep yourself untouched by the external (events). Save your soul, save your mind, save your spirit and save your joy. Don't let it get muddled up by the events in the world."

The happening -- which takes place Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. -- is part of a national effort to "generate one billion acts of non-violence through pledges online and in person."

There'll also be entertainment from The Voices, speeches from various pols (Danny Davis and Jan Schakowsky, to name a couple) and lots of social activists on hand to help rally around the cause.

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