Art of Living

We Serve Society by Strengthening the Individual 

“The Art of Living is more of a principle, a philosophy of living life to its fullest. It is more a movement than an organization. Its core value is to find peace within oneself and to unite people in our society – of different cultures, traditions, religions, nationalities; and thus reminding us all that we have one goal to uplift human life everywhere.”

– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


Art of Living: An Overview

Operating in 156 countries, The Art of Living Foundation is a non-for-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual teacher Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. All of the Art of Living Foundation’s programs are guided by Sri Sri’s philosophy: “Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace.” The Art of Living Foundation community is diverse and attracts people from all walks of life, backgrounds and religious orientations. 


The Art of Living Foundation offers numerous highly effective educational and self-development programs and tools that facilitate the elimination of stress and foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness and well-being for all individuals. These programs, which include breathing techniques, meditation, yoga, and practical wisdom for daily living, have helped millions around the world to completely transform their lives.

Service Initiatives

In addition to these courses offered globally, the Art of Living Foundation, working in collaboration with the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and in special consultative status with the United Nations Social and Economic Council, has successfully implemented numerous humanitarian projects and service initiatives including: conflict resolution programs, disaster relief, sustainable rural development, empowerment of women, prisoner rehabilitation, education for all, environmental sustainability.


It has been said of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar that not since Mahatma Gandhi has one person united so many people of different races, religions, traditions, economic and social status, and nationalities, creating a One World spiritual family across the globe.  Sri Sri’s message is simple: “Love and wisdom can prevail over hatred and violence.” Happily, this message is not just a slogan, but through the Art of Living Foundation has been and continues to be translated into action and results.