Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has founded courses that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life. He has established nonprofit organizations that recognize a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality and religion. His goal is to uplift people around the globe, to reduce stress, and to develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities.


International Leadership Award at the Museum of Tolerance

Leadership & Ethics


International Leadership Award at the Museum of Tolerance

Award Ceremony attended by Ambassadors of 12 countries, US Congressmen

April 18, 2018
Los Angeles, USA

The prestigious Simon Wiesenthal Center’s International Leadership Award was conferred on Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in a ceremony at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles on Monday. The Center’s award, whose past recipients include former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Tom Cruise, was presented to Gurudev for promoting human dignity, interfaith relations and tolerance among people.

“Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been not just a friend but a partner in our efforts to combat terrorism and promote tolerance education,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Human Rights organisation who presented Gurudev with the award. The ceremony saw the presence of several Government officials, Congressmen, Mayors and Council Members of 28 cities across California, and Ambassadors of Japan, Sweden, Myanmar, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Azerbaijan, Italy, Czech Republic and Turkey.

Speaker of California State Assembly later hosted a reception in honour of Gurudev where the Assembly members presented him with a proclamation commending all the work that The Art of Living has done in California.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was honoured for promoting human dignity, interfaith relations and tolerance among people

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar receives the Simon Wiesenthal Center's International Leadership Award at Museum of Tolerance