THE FOUNDER OF THE ART
OF LIVING FOUNDATION
AND SRI SRI AYURVEDA
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a renowned spiritual leader and global humanitarian whose mission of uniting the world into a violence-free, stress-free, global family has inspired millions of people to broaden their share of responsibility and serve society.
Sri Sri has devised practical tools and techniques that help individuals achieve calmness of mind and clarity of thought. Such a state of mind empowers individuals to achieve their goals and instills a sense of service and greater connectedness with humanity.
The Art of Living Foundation
In 1981, Sri Sri established the Art of Living Foundation, an educational non-profit organization with a presence in over 152 countries. The Foundation’s individual development programs offer powerful tools to eliminate stress and foster a sense of wellbeing.
In 1997, Sri Sri founded the International association for human values (IAHV), a humanitarian organization, which promotes societal responsibility and human values in political, economic and social spheres.
IAHV and the Art of Living Foundation collaborate on several humanitarian initiatives, including conflict resolution, disaster and trauma relief, environmental conservation, anticorruption, prisoner rehabilitation, youth leadership, women’s empowerment and universal education.
Both organizations enjoy special consultative status with the Economic and social Council (ECosoC) of the United Nations.