Gurudev 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.

Gurudev has inspired a wave of volunteerism and service, resulting in one of the largest volunteer-based organizations in the world, with more than 30,000 teachers and over one million volunteers engaged in service projects in 156 countries.


Argentina Bestows Honors

Peace Initiatives


Argentina Bestows Honors

Cordoba, Argentina, September 5, 2012

In recognition of the work done by the Art of Living at the Siglo XXI University campus, the University presented Gurudev with an honorary doctorate. An estimated 18,000 people attended the ceremony and participated in a guided meditation despite heavy rains.

The Consul General of India, Dr. Sergio Lais Suarez, presented Gurudev the recognition of “Custodian of World Peace” and the Governor of Cordoba, Jose Manuel de la Sota, honored Gurudev as an “Honorary Citizen of Cordoba.”