Art of Living at Work Archive

  • The Ten Days That Changed Their Lives

    As Sumeet Dayma, Tushar Bhamare, Abhishek Joshi and Vilas Sonawane from Nasik, Maharashtra watched the horrific aftermath of the Uttarakhand Floods unfold on TV, a burning desire to leave the comfort of their homes and reach out to the thousands of affected people gripped their hearts. The very...
  • Reaching Out & Catching Them Young

    This article is a part of the series on a free school run by the Art of Living volunteers in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. The stout, medium stature lady, exuding an arresting personality, makes her way purposefully towards the sprawling campus of the Sri Sri Seva Mandir, nestling against the backdrop of...
  • Nurturing the Abandoned

    This article is a part of the series on a free school run by the Art of Living volunteers in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. A small cold finger poked me awake, jerking me out of my woolly dreams on that cool morning. I struggled to open my eyes against the first rays of the morning sun. Standing by my bed...
  • The Little Angels

    This article is a part of the series on a free school run by the Art of Living volunteers in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Shankar Nachiketa A small slender figure peeped shyly from behind Madam Maa, his eyes wide with wonder and curiosity, eager to strike a conversation. Maa gently pulls him out, urges...
  • Serving with Passion

    “When you are a child, you are a little bit of everything – a poet, a dancer, a student, a teacher, a leader, a scientist, a sportsman, an actor...” says Virat, while we catch him on a bright Sunday morning at the Bangalore Ashram, “I guess I just chose to remain all those roles even now, and added one...
  • Girish Gowda: The tagline of the course attracted me

    He knew he wanted to quit. He underwent all the possible techniques and ways to give up. He would fail every time. What failed him was his own mind. Those twenty seconds of his life where the mind craves and there is intensity for that one puff. His urge was on the pinnacle, the withdrawal tendency symptom...
  • Choose vegetarianism choose life

    People come to vegetarianism for a variety of reasons some people are changing their eating habits as they realize the health advantages of  a veg diet, some are conscience driven. It may be their concern over animal cruelty, concern for the impact of raising animals for consumption on the environment...
  • Now Quitting the Habit is Just A Breath Away!

    The high that takes you down! “For a decade, I was into smoking, drinking and drugs.When I was about to complete my school, I picked up my first cigarette. Whereas in college it became a status issue, ego issue and it’s not cool if you don’t smoke! Regular smoking was followed by my...
  • National ICSE topper attributes success to pranayam

    Sixteen-year-old Manasi Arora from Mumbai is among the genre of students who exuberate confidence and sincerity in their approach towards studies. In the recent announcements of the ICSE results, Manasi found herself in the national news. And why not? With a phenomenonal 98.4%, Mansi topped the...
  • Perks of Being a Meditator

    Have you ever wondered about the speed of thought? You might be here one moment and somewhere else, many light years away, in the next. So, you see, your thoughts can travel faster than the speed of light! Says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, ”Wherever you put your attention, that will start manifesting...
  • Why Facebook? Now meditate and make better friends!

    Enjoying my day off on a lazy Saturday morning, I lay on the couch, surfing TV channels. On Animal Planet, something caught my attention and I paused. Two cute, little baby pandas lovingly cuddled and stroked each other. They played - one ran behind the other and then halted, as though giving a cue to...
  • Yoga & Meditation For a Peaceful Society

    We all have our take on yoga. Don’t we? Yet when it comes from an advocate of peace, a strong believer and preacher of non-violence, a whole new dimension opens up in front of us.  What does peace in Korea have to do with inner peace? What does stretching your hamstrings or being truthful...
  • Encyclopedia of the times long gone.. The Vedic Scriptures

    With eyes closed I focused on the mesmerizing Hymns from the Vedas, chanted by the students of the Veda Agama School run by the Art of Living at its International Center at Bangalore, India. It was a soothing experience. The chanting got over and a man in Dhoti and Angavastram took over the podium...
  • Preventing motion sickness through yoga

    My family loves to travel, especially by road and loves to cruise! As for me, until a year ago, it was a dreaded time! Motion sickness and I were best buddies when it came to car rides...at least when I'd be in the back seat...and  cruises were the closest I could (get to hell still being alive)....
  • The Mind

    We have never taken a close look at our minds. The faculty with which we hear and see is the mind. When you listen to someone, you may continuously agree or disagree with what is being said. It is your intellect that is doing this. And you remember what is being said because of your memory. There are...
  • 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 work and smart...
  • Meditation and Mysticism

    A long term meditator, Chris Dale shares his experience with meditation and mystical states. As any experienced meditator will know, the opens up a whole new dimension of experience. The terrain of this inner world is vast and can be intensely captivating, so much so that a meditator may feel that...
  • Time for Reflection

    We all need time for reflection. I think every human being needs to sit back for a little while and find that inner peace; it is possible to do this every day. When our minds are agitated or restless and when we are too active, we are not tapping the source that lies deep within us. That source is our...
  • Meditation: A Budget-Free Retreat

    I wish everyday was a Sunday; I am so stuck with work... I wish I could take a holiday; Who really has the time to take a holiday with so much work... you must be kidding! Do you know how much a 3-4 day holiday to a hill station would cost you...I have been saving money for the past few months but not...
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