H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a renowned spiritual leader and multi-faceted humanitarian whose mission of uniting the world into a violence-free family has inspired millions of people worldwide. The icon of non-violence and universal human values, Sri Sri seeks global peace through service and dialog. Born in 1956 in southern India, Sri Sri's appeal transcends class, race, religion and nationality. Millions of people revere him as their spiritual leader, and look up to him for inner peace and promoting ecumenical values.

In 1981, Sri Sri started the Art of Living Foundation, an international nonprofit educational and humanitarian organization. The Foundation, now active in more than 140 countries, offers educational and self-development programs designed to eliminate stress and foster a sense of well-being. In Europe and the United States, the Foundation's programs are helping inner city youth turn away from gang violence, drugs and alcohol. Sri Sri's Prison Programs have helped transform the lives of an estimated 150,000 inmates around the world.

In 1997, Sri Sri founded the International Association for Human Values, a humanitarian nonprofit organization that advances human values in political, economic, industrial, and social spheres. In South Asia, South Africa, and Latin America, the Association's sustainable development programs have reached more than 30,000 rural communities.

While his self development programs have popularized traditionally exclusive ancient techniques, Sri Sri's social initiatives address an array of issues such as conflict resolution, disaster and trauma relief, prisoner rehabilitation, youth leadership, women's empowerment, female foeticide, child labor, and access to education. In Kashmir and Sri Lanka, Sri Sri is working to further dialogue between opposing parties to resolve the conflicts peacefully.

Sri Sri travels to more than 40 countries a year to share his message of social responsibility, and that all great spiritual traditions share common goals and values. His teachings of love, practical wisdom, and service promote harmony among people, and encourage individuals to follow their chosen spiritual path, while honoring other paths.

AOL Courses

The Art of Living Happiness Program

Discover your unlimited power and freedom - not as a concept, but as a direct experience with the Sudarshan Kriya - (age: 18+ years) (also known as the basic course or Part 1 course)

YES!+ (18 - 30 years)

Youth Empowerment & Skills workshop - A powerful life-skills program, that charges the youth with a fresh breath of vigor, enthusiasm, excellence and responsibility.

Art of Silence

Experience an extraordinary sense of peace and renewed vitality with the practice of silence, meditation and service. (also known as Part 2 course or Advanced Meditation Course)

Divya Samaj Nirman

A rigorous and transformational course that empowers you to break through personal barriers and access the inner power.

Art Excel (8 - 13 years)

A fun-filled course of games and interaction that enables your child to develop compassion, hard work, sincerity, creativity, discipline, respect, and courage.

YES! (14 - 17 years)

Handle the challenges of studies, goals, emotions and expectations with ease.Gift yourself a fresh perspective.

Ayurvedic Cooking

Ayurvedic cooking is a quick, effortless technique of cooking food that retains the life in the food, with a unique fresh taste and texture.

Living Well

Living Well program empowers individuals on strategies to delay progression of the condition, prevention of complications and management of lifestyle diseases.


Nurturing Of Values In Children - A complete package which includes an interactive and practical workshops for teachers, parents and students of the education system.

Excellence at Workplace

The Art of Living Program for Excellence at Workplace offers Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises a structured intervention to eliminate stress, enhance inspirational levels and arrive at an overall work life balance of its employees.

Government Executive Program

Government Executive Program (GEP) is the Art of Living's flagship offering for the Indian Government organizations - Central Government, State Governments, Subordinate Departments, Autonomous Bodies, Public Sector Undertakings, Armed Forces / Police Forces, and Training Institutes.