The Art of Living Foundation, initiated in 1982 has a presence in over 140 countries worldwide. As a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Art of Living Foundation works in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, participating in a variety of committees and activities related to health and conflict resolution around the world. Furthermore, the Art of living carries out its own projects for the promotion of health and social development in various countries.
H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Spiritual leader and world renowned humanitarian is the founder of the art of living Foundation and other humanitarian organisations such as IAHV (International Association for Human Values). His solutions refine human values to such purity that they become impregnable shields against manipulative and destructive influences. His message is simple: “Service is the expression of joy and love. Ask yourself, “How can I be useful to those around me and to the whole world?”