About The Art of Living Organization ...
Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, The Art of Living is a not-for-profit,
educational, and humanitarian NGO engaged in stress-management and service
initiatives. The organization operates globally in 151 countries.
The organization's activities are guided by Sri Sri's philosophy of peace:
"Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot
achieve world peace." To help individuals get rid of stress and experience inner
peace, The Art of Living offers stress-elimination programs which include
breathing techniques, meditation and yoga. These programs have helped millions
around the world to overcome stress, depression, and violent tendencies.
The Art of Living has spread peace across communities through diverse
humanitarian projects, including conflict resolution,
empowerment of women
education for all
Sister organizations of The Art of Living are dedicated to realize the vision of
a stress-free, violence-free world. The International Association for Human
Values (IAHV), Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth (VVMVP), Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya
Mandir (SSRVM) and Vyakti Vikas Kendra India (VVKI), among others, formulate and
implement humanitarian projects of The Art of Living.