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About The Art of Living

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'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 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.

Sister Organizations
The Art of Living has a few sister organisations which are also dedicated to 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),Vyakti Vikas Kendra India (VVKI),Sri Sri Rural Development Program (SSRDP) and Sri Sri Institute of Agricultural Sciences & Technology Trust (SSIAST) among others, formulate and implement humanitarian projects of The Art of Living globally.

Organizational Structure
The Art of Living is a multi-faceted organisation with one of the largest volunteer bases in the world. The international headquarters is located in Bangalore, India. Globally, the organisation operates as The Art of Living Foundation formed in 1989 in the United States of America and in Germany. Since then, local centres have been established across the world. In the Art of Living's organisational structure, there is a board of trustees with a term of two years. Two thirds of the trustees change every two years. All the Art of Living teachers and the previous trustees are allowed to nominate a new board. There is a provision for an advisory board that monitors and guides the organisation. All the accounts are regularly audited by an external auditor. Other than expenses, no trustee is entitled to benefits in terms of salary etc. The Art of Living programs directly help to fund its humanitarian projects. The proceeds from the sales of The Art of Living Publications and Ayurveda products are also directed to our social initiatives.

CONGO (Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC of the United Nations),Geneva and New York
International Alliance against Hunger
UN Mental Health Committee and UN Committee on Aging, New York
International Union for Health Promotion and Education, Paris
NGO Forum for Health, Geneva

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Courses & Fee Structure

Sl.No Course Name Notes Duration
1 SAHAJ SAMADHI MEDITATION An effortless mantra-based technique that trains your mind to experience the stillness within. 6month
2 CORPORATE PROGRAM Gain outer dynamism and inner peace, ability to multitask sans stress. Lead with confidence. 6month
3 SRI SRI YOGA A program of authentic yoga, deep rest, enhanced physical and mental well-being. 6month
4 PRAJNA YOGA A unique program to awaken & strengthen the intuitive abilities in kids. 6month


The Art of Living Details

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.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has united people of different races, traditions, economic and social status, and nationalities. This community, spanning 156 countries, has created a one-world spiritual family.

Gurudev’s message is simple: “Love and wisdom can prevail over hatred and violence.” This message is not just a slogan, but through The Art of Living has been and continues to be translated into action and results.