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.

Art of Living Foundation

Spirituality & Human Values

Art of Living Foundation

Founded in 1981, by H.H. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Art of Living Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational and humanitarian organization working in consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council on initiatives related to health, meditation, education, sustainable development, conflict resolution and disaster relief.

The Art of Living Foundation offers highly effective educational and self-development programs and tools that eliminate stress and foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness and well-being. These programs include breathing techniques, meditation, yoga, and practical wisdom for daily living.

The Art of Living is present in 152 countries, reaching an estimated 300 million people worldwide with a vision of individual and social stewardship in society.

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