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.
His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a spiritual leader and humanitarian, was born in 1956 in southern India. He was often found deep in meditation as a child. At the age of four, he astonished his teachers by reciting the Bhagavad Gita.
To globalise the knowledge of learning a happy, stress-free life, H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar established an international educational and humanitarian NGO – The Art of Living, in 1982. Today, with a presence in over 140 countries, the Art of Living is one of the largest voluntary organizations in the world.
Love, peace, joy, wisdom, compassion, care, concern, playfulness, simplicity, strength, spity, commitment. All these fuse together to give us His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the unirevered spiritual and humanitarian leader and founder of the Art of Living. A disease free stress free mind and a violence free society are the birth right of every individual, says His H He has designed a myriad of self development programmes that eliminate stress, create as well being, restore human values and encourage people from walks of life to come to get spirit of service and celebration.
His supreme sense of responsibility creates leadership and service opportunities for each in connected with him, his timeless wisdom offers practical solutions, his unconditional love are human values and his radiating presence transforms the lives of millions. All proceeds from t of our products fund the 5H Programme, which works at the grass of roots to strengthen an communities.