Art of Living
Operating in 156 countries, The Art of Living is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual teacher – Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. All our programs are guided by Gurudev’s philosophy: “Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace.”
The Art of Living community is diverse and attracts people from all walks of life. 40 years of service, 10,000+ centres all around the world and touching 450+ million lives, Art of Living has become one of the largest volunteer based organisations.
The Art of Living movement has promoted development and progress across communities through diverse humanitarian projects.These projects span diverse areas including:
- Integrated community development projects
- Health & Hygiene
- Environment protection and sustainabilities
- Women empowerment and Child protection
- Disaster relief Management
- Prisoner rehabilitation and conflict resolution
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a globally revered spiritual and humanitarian leader. He has spearheaded an unprecedented worldwide movement for a stress-free, violence-free society. Through a myriad of programs and teachings, a network of organizations including the Art of Living and the International Association for Human Values, and a rapidly growing presence across 156 countries, Sri Sri has reached an estimated 450 million people. Sri Sri has developed unique, impactful programs that empower, equip and transform individuals to tackle challenges at global, national, community and individual levels.
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been a continuous inspiration and the guiding light of HUM mission. He says, “Since time immemorial, the people of the Himalayas have maintained their rich cultural traditions and identity and have conserved agro-biodiversity within the parameters of their own traditional knowledge. But climate change presents threats at a scale and pace previously unknown and we have to work together to ensure that our global asset – The Himalayas – is protected. Protecting the heart of the planet requires more regional cooperation, more consistent, holistic and integrated solutions, more sharing of innovative best practices, and more global attention to the Himalayas.