Founded in 1981 by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,The Art of Living is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The organization operates globally in 155 countries and has touched the lives of over 370 million people
The programs are guided by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's philosophy of peace: "Unless they have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, they 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 movement has spread peace across communities through diverse humanitarian projects, including conflict resolution, disaster relief
, sustainable rural development
, empowerment of women
, prisoner rehabilitation
, education for all
, and environmental sustainability