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.


Gurudev Welcomed by President of Maldives

Service & Social Programs


Gurudev Welcomed by President of Maldives

Malé, Maldives, December 9, 2012

In what marked a milestone for Gurudev’s cultural diversity efforts, the Republic of Maldives invited him to visit the strictly Islamic nation.

President Mohamed Waheed and First Lady Ilham Hussain hosted a dinner in recognition of Gurudev’s global humanitarian efforts. At the event, President Waheed appreciated Art Of Living’s holistic efforts to foster peace and build unity, and lauded the Foundation’s social development, and relief and rehabilitation efforts.