Art of Living at Work Archive

  • Meditation: An Antidote to Terrorism

    Communal tension and fundamentalism has produced a fertile breeding ground for terrorism in the world today. But Puja Handa has seen the transformation that meditation brings even in terrorists. She has taught meditation to an undercover terrorist who has had a huge transformational experience This...
  • Ayurveda makes transatlantic entry into Las Vegas

    The recently held, ‘Second International Conference on Surgery and Anaesthesia’ in Las Vegas had a unique and unlikely contributor in the form of Bangalore-based Dr Ramesh Bhat. A department head at Bangalore, India’s Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research Hospital, Dr Bhat...
  • Manipur central jail introduces several reforms for inmates

    The Central Jail at Sajiwa in Manipur has become the first in the northeast to start a reform centre for its inmates. The Central Jail, situated at Sajiwa in East Imphal, houses over 640 inmates in seven different sectors. It has become be northeast’s first jail to have meditation, sports and other...
  • Engineer who brought education to tribal areas

    Brij Chawla, originally from Islamabad, came to India during Partition. The child, now a 74-year-old man, had then pledged to be part of the country's progress in a bid to establish his own identity. In 1993, Chawla visited Badhua village in Ghatshila, then in Bihar, as a sightseer and found that...
  • What successful women do right!

    As a woman on the path to success we expect to feel a sense of achievement when we see that we have reached the top, where we wanted to be. How does it look from there? Will the world and people around you look beautiful? Will the journey to the top be pleasant and memorable? For so many women whom I...
  • Keeping The Bar High At Sports

    Often, very well-played classical sports performances inspire us greatly. They plant dreams that one day we could be the one on that field, inspiring the audience with breathtaking moves. But, is “how” always a question you keep asking yourself? Obviously, having expertise and skill, hard...
  • Giving Prisoners a New Ray of Hope

    ‘Jamaica no Problem’ – is now Dushyant Savadia’s slogan. With the vision of creating waves of peace and happiness across the Caribbean, Dushyant has been teaching meditation to people from different walks of life - from farmers to corporate executives, inner city communities to...
  • Mind and Meditation

    "Have you observed what is happening in your mind every moment? It vacillates between the past and the future. It is either in the past, occupied with what has happened, or in the future thinking about what you have to do. Knowledge is being aware of this phenomenon of the mind -- of what is happening...
  • A-Z Reasons to Meditate

    Today, if you want to be happy and peaceful, meditation is a necessity. Here are A-Z reasons why you should meditate as shared by meditators. A - Awareness Meditation is complete awareness. It can happen every moment but it has to start with eyes closed!Varun Uniyal, Business Analyst B - Bliss After...
  • Arresting Stress in Tanzania

    “I have never before experienced such a process in my life. I had very relaxing and amazing experiences. There is no tiredness, there is more peace and I’m able to understand the purpose of life more clearly,” shared Rashid, a young policeman from Tanzania. The Art of Living was invited to introduce...
  • The stories of Shravani, Tattvamasi & Jyoti

    Shravani : Bubbly, Smiling, Meditating! My journey to cover the story of a special girl, Shravani, brought me to Guntur, Andra Pradesh. The aroma of fresh food reached my nostrils as soon as I stepped into the Art of Living office here. I peeked into the kitchen. There she stood, in a green floral...
  • Strengthening women program in Argentina

    The Art of Living BWS programe “STRENGTHENING WOMEN” is working in shelters for battered women, abused and young victims rescued from trafficking. In Buenos Aires City, the capital of argentina voluntaries have been working for over 15 months offering the BWS programe to women who have suffered...
  • 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...
  • Art of Living Organizes First Run for Peace Marathon

    Argentina hosted the first Art of Living marathon for world peace under the slogan, ‘Get your Goal Now’. Some 3,000 people participated in the run, which included categories for participants with disabilities, women runners, senior citizens, and children. The beautiful Buenos Aires, Palermo Park was...
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