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  1. FAQ14

    Is it a self development program or something spiritual? It's both! The basis of spirituality is simply knowing ourselves better. You will find that the Art of Living Course releases layers of stress without effort. You will discover the hidden laws ...
  2. FAQ13

    Where do the techniques come from? India? Yoga? Many of the techniques used in our programs are indeed based on yoga, and it is also true to say that ‘the East’ in general has a long tradition of ways of dealing with stress. You might say that eastern cul ...
  3. FAQ12

    So, can anyone take part in a program? Yes! The courses are open to people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and traditions from across the world. They do not conflict with any person’s existing religious or spiritual practices. "We identify ourselv ...
  4. FAQ11

    How can I become a member of your organization? There is no formal membership process. A member could be anyone who would like to come for a course, volunteer (see previous FAQ, No. 13) or donate. If you would like to participate in a free-of-charge intro ...
  5. FAQ10

    How can I volunteer with your organization? If you are a course graduate, simply login to the login area on this site, using the code given to you by your local organisation and fill out the form there.   If you have not taken an Art of Living course yet, ...
  6. FAQ9

    In your press releases it is mentioned that your activities are ‘volunteer-based’? Why do so many people want to join in? What do they get out of it? The vast majority of the people who contribute to our activities are indeed volunteers. In each country, ...
  7. FAQ8

    What is meant by ‘seva’? You sometimes speak about it in your press releases. ‘Seva’ is a Sanskrit word meaning service. Sanskrit being the language of ancient yoga teachers, whose techniques have been adapted for modern life by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Th ...
  8. FAQ7

    You often cooperate with the International Association for Human Values. What is the connection between the two organizations? The Art of Living closely cooperates with the International Association for Human Values; both organizations being founded by Sr ...
  9. FAQ6

    In your websites you speak about ‘spiritual’ values. Doesn’t that mean The Art of Living is a religious organization? No, it is not a religious organization. By ‘spiritual values’ we mean universal human values like friendship, generosity, compassion, car ...
  10. FAQ5

    How do the finances work? Some of your programs are paid, like the Part 1 course, and others like trauma relief support are sponsored by the organisation? Part of the financing of our humanitarian efforts come from charitable donations – just like more tr ...
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