Art of Living at Work Archive

  • A Space of Higher Living

    ‘Militants’ – today, this word has a commercial value. It has also got a pictorial representation in most of our minds, most of them polarized. Not only has it got politicized, it has also got religion tainted all over its letters. Believe it or not, a country’s ‘meritocracy’ depends on how good they...
  • Her Lesson From Failure

    My dad did a lot of good work for the village, but the Maoists didn’t think so, they thought otherwise. He was their target. One day they came and picked him up, took him to the jungle, tied him on a tree and beat him. They were going to kill him, but for some reason didn’t. Those were troubled times,...
  • Sultan of Swings Settles Deep Within

    Its 3 o clock in the afternoon. He had been planning and waiting for this day since almost three weeks. He ran the plan carefully in his mind. "finish the dishes...press his 'seth's' feet till he falls into his afternoon nap...leave the room and latch the door from outside...tip toe to the puja room...remove...
  • Organic Farming goes viral in Maharashtra!

    The feeling when you are rescued Essays, exams, speeches and debates on the great Indian agriculture formed a common part of our school curriculum. Some would reflect pride over the vast lush green fields that Punjab possesses and quote figures of wheat production. While some would feel sorry over the...
  • Sri Sri launches 'Volunteer for a Better India'

    An Initiative by The Art of Living with UN Agencies, NGOs & civil society New Delhi, December 5, 2012: “Give one hour to the nation. The country has problems because good people are apathetic. Youth must take charge and Volunteer for Better India,” appealed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, spiritual leader,...
  • The Birth of a Spiritual Mukhiya

    Burudi, like most of the villages in interior Jharkhand existed between the currents of Naxalism and alcohol, the later being more distasteful as it fails to achieve anything other than self destruction, brain damage, slow death and a bad hit to olfaction. 'Hariya,' as the poisoned and oddly famous beverage...
  • Schools of a Different Thought

    SANDEEP It’s 5 in the morning in Amjhor, a village situated in the heart of a naxal belt in Jharkhand. A little girl and her brother wake up, looking forward to another day. They brush their teeth and go for a bath, the whole time humming a ‘bhajan’ they learnt in school. Carefully...
  • The Journey from War to Peace

    This is the story of and around Sushanto Singh's life, which can be briefly divided into two eras; Pre-Sudarshan Kriya and Post-Sudarshan Kriya. Era before Sudarshan Kriya: It was around the age of 30, that Sushanto realized that life in and around his village was not right, and that something...
  • His Story of Salvation

    "Hello Sir, there are these people roaming around in our village, we think they are Maoists, please come soon....." This was the desperate call made to the police by the villagers. They came, four to five men in uniform, and after an inquiry took the group of boys to their camp instead of the police...
  • A Fall That Became A Blessing

    It all started with a fall. Sunita, carrying her four month new daughter Drishya, was walking down the moss filled stony path leading to the road when she suddenly slipped. She fell with the little girl in her hand, and both injured their head-a bit severely. Right next to the place of their fall were...
  • Yoga Behind Bars

    None of those prisoners who have done Sudarshan Kriya have come back to jail till date, shares Sadashiv Kamath, a prison program teacher, teaching actively in the Mangalore central jail. Regular courses, where the Sudarshan Kriya and other practical techniques to relieve stress and handle negative emotions...
  • Towards A Fresh Breath of Life

    Have you observed what happens when rain falls on parched earth? When the skies open up to a free fall of unbiased, all encompassing, loving, fresh rain? That is what Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji’s visit was to Assam. “He did not go to blame, point fingers, take sides, or to be noticed,”...
  • Yoga & Academics- The secret REVEALED

    It was the year 2005. I was sitting comfortably on a yoga mat on a Sunday morning. I was very peaceful and calm. I had felt the same way often in the past few years since I had started practicing yoga. The time I stretched through yoga postures simply flew. Later I sat with a book of Physics and started...
  • Love In The Time of Insurrection

    How simple it is, to characterize an event as black, or white. This is exactly how the sordid Assam riots have been viewed, or made to be viewed. ‘Communal, anti-national and violent,’ have been the common sentiments, printed or verbal. But the truth lies beyond these sentiments. More than 300,000 ethnic...
  • Tribal children go to school

    An Endeavour to spread Self-Sufficient, Holistic Education Chandan Soren comes home each evening to his mother and three sisters, pleased after attending school, alongside earning a salary by driving his teacher’s home. He is one amongst many who found an ocean of hope after the Art of...
  • Love In The Life Of A Criminal

    Unfathomable are the ways of Love! With love comes compassion, belongingness. Love has no border, it sees no color, it doesn’t differentiate, it embraces all. Even the toughest of criminals, when shown compassion, bow down with folded hands and surrender themselves to the beginning of a new life.  Akhilesh...
  • Peanut Butter Project

    800 women in Murewa, Zimbabwe underwent The Art of Living Breath-Water-Sound workshop. Around 60-80 women were trained in using a peanut butter machine, donated by The Art of Living. Earlier, the women would use a stone to make the peanut butter, so the machine has helped the project to grow. The Process The...
  • Prison Smart, the Great Growth in Argentina

    Breathing For FreedomSince 2006 thousands of Argentine prisoners have completed regular Art of Living courses including, Advanced Meditation Courses (Part 2), Sri Sri Yoga  and pre-Teachers Training Course. Ismael Mastrini, a lawyer, closed his firm to dedicate his time fully to Prison Smart Programs...
  • Project Welcome Home Troops

    After War, A Run for Peace Congressman Ryan supports the peace of mind returning veterans “This marathon, all 26.2 miles, is a way for me to show these men and women that I stand with them. And I know that Project Welcome Home Troops is there for them too,” said Congressman Tim Ryan before...
  • Inhale Peace, Exhale Crime

    Along the activity-filled lanes of resettlement colonies in Delhi, the police reported a phenomenal decrease in the rates of crime and violence. Seelampur, Shadhara, Gokulpuri, Nand Nagri, Jafarabad, were once the hub of criminal activities including juvenile delinquency, violence, unemployment, drug...
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