Art of Living at Work Archive

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Inter-faith Peace Camp with Jews and Muslims from Israel premiered at Art of Living’s Academy in the Black Forest in Germany

    "Break your walls" Peace Camp at Art of Living’s European Center fosters a peaceful coexistence and mutual acceptance Oppenau, 20th April 2012 – It was a promising premier. On Monday, the seven-day peace camp concluded, seeing happy and cheerful participants leaving as closely connected friends back...
  • For a Drop of Life

    The soap makes her vision blurry as she flows down a hollow rusty pipe collecting particles contradicting her purity and making her heavy. She feels the texture of millions like her, gushing through the coarse metal and out into a deep dark pit. A hoard of small stones and fine particles of sand meet...
  • In and Through the Slums of Bangalore

    “We used to go in the slums, sit on the streets and do satsang, children and some people used to gather to listen. Then one day they told us that they had a room which we could use for our programs, that’s how it all began.” There are 30 slums in Bangalore that have been adopted under the ‘Divine Karnataka...
  • Peace Child International and The Art of Living

    A long-term collaboration for youth empowerment: The Art of Living Foundation and Peace Child International The Art of Living Foundation has signed an MoU with Peace Child International to work on many crucial projects, aimed at empowering young people to rise to the challenge of sustainable lifestyles....
  • Smiling Uniforms

    It is rare to see a smiling, calm and an energetic policeman (women included) on the streets of India. But, for the citizens of the far northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, this won’t be a rare scenario.  Being a policeman, is not an easy job. There are prejudices about the men and women...
  • Youth Village

    Making a difference for our youth & community In August 2005, The Art of Living Foundation and it's sister organization The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) established a partnership with Forte High School in Dobsonville, Soweto, Johannesburg. The partnership started with a medical...
  • Sudarshan Kriya powers Tine's Mount Everest climb

    Mount Everester Tine Mena tells how the Sudarshan Kriya helped her when she was struggling to breathe! She has not only climbed the Mount Everest, but also conquered the summit of life. Coming from a remote village in Arunachal Pradesh, India and born into a poor family of farmers, Tine Mena had to...
  • Vocational Training for Iraqi Women

    Women Empowerment Program Suad is a 35 year-old widow with five children. As an immigrant without any identification papers, it was very difficult for her to find a job. After taking the Women Empowerment Program tailoring and trauma relief courses, she had the vocational skills and self-assurance to...
  • Hands Up for Kids in Nairobi

    It all began in 2009. Based in Lamu, Kenya as an Art of Living Part 1 and Art Excel teacher, Monika Fauth organized the Art of Living Stand Up and Take Action supporting the Millennium Development Goals. Inspired by the results Monika, together with the International Association of Human Values (IAHV)...
  • Haiti Earthquake Relief

    Haiti EarthquakeThe earthquake in January 2010 shook a nation that was already in the throes of political instability and poverty. The Red Cross estimated that three million people have been affected by the earthquake, which took the lives of hundreds of thousands, injured many more and left over one...
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