Art of Living at Work Archive

  • SERENITY OF SILENCE

    Happiness, peace and prosperity are wished for by everybody on the New Year. Peace lies within us. As we enter the New Year, let us all take a resolution to become aware of this peace inside and allow our smiles to reflect the true sign of the prosperity that lies inside. Our time on this planet is a...
  • WOMEN ARE BORN LEADERS!!

    Women have both gentleness and strength. Indian scriptures place tremendous amount of power in women. In fact, the primordial energy known as Shakti which is the life force behind the whole creation is feminine. That is why our scriptures honour women as the highest aspect of divinity- the Aadhya Shakti. Women...
  • Meditation matters to Karanvir Bohra

    Karanvir Bohra, the Khatron Ke Khiladi's most fashionable young man, who made his mark in Punjabi filmdom with Love Youu Soniye has another side to him. A spiritual side. Very few are aware that he takes short breaks to get away from the stress of the city to spend time at spiritual and yoga retreats. Along...
  • Youth getting into meditation

    Gone are the days when meditation and yoga were the business of the elderly. Today, many schools and colleges are organizing optional yoga and meditation classes for children to cope up with increasing stress. And the best part is that the younger generation actively takes part in it. "I joined...
  • Experiencing Thoughtlessness

    (I Sutra 47) “Nirvachara vaisharadye adhyatma prasadaha” Nirvichara = thoughtless, a state of being hollow and empty; vaisharadye = undisturbed pure flow; adhyatma = spiritual; prasadaha = grace “The experience of the state of thoughtlessness, being in the undisturbed state of hollow...
  • A Vegetarian Meditation Challenge

    For most of us, eating non-vegetarian food could mean anything, from simply being a belief to being a way of pampering our taste buds. And, of course, we don’t find anything wrong in it either; after all, it’s hard to resist a non-vegetarian dish once we have tasted its succulent flavors. Times...
  • 10 Myths About Meditation

    With close to six billion minds active from moment to moment, there are endless streams of thoughts on every aspect of creation. Some thoughts perceive reality the way it is, some are imagination and some are simple misconceptions. While there are myths about many topics, one of the most popular one...
  • Overcome Smoking with Yoga

    Smoking kills. The cigarette smoke that you inhale carries more than 4000 chemicals, of which at least 250 are known to be harmful and more than 50 are known to cause cancer. According to a fact sheet published by WHO, tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year. More than five million of these...
  • Ultimate Meditators' Menu

    Have you ever thought that the food you eat may be the secret to deeper meditation? Here's a food guide designed exclusively to help meditators go deeper.  Have you ever had one of those days where you sit to meditate but you feel sleepy or are bombarded by nothing other than...
  • Paderu – A mountain of knowledge

    You may say he’s a dreamer! He is a father, so he knows the importance of earning a living for his family. He was about to leave for work when he stopped suddenly. He saw his young children scribbling on the wall of bamboos covered with cow dung and clay at the entrance. “I can’t read English. I asked...
  • From weeds to good deeds

    Confessions of Shantha Kumar : a former, habituated addict He was barely 21 when he was hailed as an ace fashion photographer. He was barely 21 when he became a chain smoker. He was barely 21 when lung cancer came knocking on his door. "One Monday morning, as I was riding in high speed to college,...
  • Young Achievers of Uttarakhand

    Hope is not lost yet in the flood-ravaged Uttarakhand as thousands of youth volunteers of the Art of Living join hands for path breaking action. Their steely resolve to bring about an effective change, exemplifies their indomitable human spirit. They are the new heroes of Uttarakhand, raring...
  • A Doctor Heals the Hills

    As Uttarakhand reeled under the onslaught of floods, an anatomy professor at the Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Government Medical College, who also happens to be an Art of Living faculty, started relief operations in Srinagar and surrounding areas. His name is Dr Harish Chaturvedi. "The devastation...
  • 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 and 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...
  • Virat Chirania : 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...
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