Art of Living at Work Archive

  • 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...
  • Going Green in Canada

    Deepening Roots was created in 2005 by volunteers from The Art of Living to offer youth a unique, experience-based approach to sustainable agriculture and leadership. Deepening Roots brings together educators in the fields of permaculture, health and wellness, meditation and leadership development to...
  • Touching Lives Positively

    Touching Lives Positively Eleanor Alfred (42) of Harare, Zimbabwe lovingly known as Mai Tafara (mother of Tafara, her home suburb) shares her life’s story: "I was diagnosed with HIV along with my husband. He passed away some years ago and after this, I too fell ill. Things were difficult...
  • Program for Migrant and Refugee Women

    Australia has one of the highest refugee resettlement rates in the world. Although many women refugees have had to flee from their countries as a result of war and other crises, adjustment to life in a new country also presents significant challenges. Immigrant and refugee women in Australia suffer...
  • Rays of Hope in the City of Sun

    "All my children have left the house and I have been very lonely. This made me feel secluded, sad and sick. After taking this course I feel great and I live without stress and now I would change nothing. Thank you everyone," expressed a Haitian woman after completing an Art of Living Course...
  • Healing Breath Flows Through Kyrgyzstan

    “International Association for Human Values (IAHV) gives hope to people, teaches us to live in spite of difficulties, and teaches us to forgive and enjoy every moment of our life given by the Creator! Our city returns to life after terrible shocks,” shares Erkin Nurmamatov with tears of gratitude,...
  • Ravi Meher: From shining shoes to being a sparkling example

    Year 2000: Shoe polish, Brush and An Intention As 17-year old Ravi Meher packed his bags after yet another day in the government school at Sakri, a small village in Bilaspur, the only thought that lingered in his mind was to head towards the little shanty on the footpath where his father sat rubbing...
  • Advanced Course for Prisoners in Argentina

    Maximum security takes on new meaning as prisons go from violence to peace in Argentina “I am learning to be a better person. I welcome the change in me and I will not ever return to a place like this. I now see things differently, which is on track,” shares Chuky, Unit 21, Bell in Argentina.He...
  • Wedding bells in a Belgian prison

    After a life-altering Prison SMART workshop, trials, tribulations and bombardment of affection, Marco gets married. Love stories are always heart-warming to hear. Especially, when love comes your way when you least expect it and yet need it the most. Marco's is one such story, a story of finding love...
  • Helping leprosy-affected in Singapore

    Helping leprosy-affected in Singapore Entering the living spaces of the leprosy-affected, The Art of Living has turned around the lives of 44 residents of The SILRA Home. Since July 2007, The Art of Living volunteers have regularly participated in The Home’s expanding activities. Volunteers have...
  • Ghana village gets eye doctors after 8 years

    After 8 years residents of the little hamlet of Keta got access to eye care. For these 700 Ghanains a one-day eye camp on 15 April 2011 was life transforming. “The people of this region are known to be afflicted by a variety of eye ailments,” says Ruchi Ghanashyam, the High Commisioner of...
  • Prisoner rehabilitation in Taiwan

    Since 2004, The Art of Living’s Prison Smart Program has found its roots in five correctional facilities of Taiwan as a way of rehabilitating the inmates. The Tucheng Detention Center offers a five-day course each month with an average of 60 participants per course, reaping the benefits of stress...
  • Naxal Female Prisoners Experience Relief

    ‘A story of transformation’, describes Kanchan Shinde, a Youth Leadership Trainer, about her experience of teaching The Art of Living Course to 20 jail inmates. She played an instrumental role in instilling smiles and a sense of peace, and healing the deep pain and sorrow in these inmates...
  • Art of Living Stress Relief Programs In Chad

    For the first time in March 2010, Art of Living’s yoga, Meditation and the Sudarshan Kriya techniques were taught in Chad, Africa. The Part 1 courses were conducted for the residents as well as the staff at the UNFPA (the United Nations Population Fund) and MINURCAT (The United Nations Mission...
  • Go Green Bahrain campaign: Environment Sustainability

    A large number of saplings were planted at the Al-Areen Wildlife Sanctuary. To combat global warming, youngsters planted 50 Simarouba Glauca saplings on the Al Fateh coast, Manama in February 2007. These youngsters then pledged to tend to the trees for a minimum of three years for their sustainable growth. Organized...
  • Haiti Reforestation Project

    Challenge The Haiti Reforestation Project was born out of a need to rehabilitate the environmental crisis in the country. Estimates suggest that 98 percent of Haiti’s forests have been cut. The Republic of Haiti is the least-developed country in the Western Hemisphere and ranks 154th of 177 countries...
  • Biggest Yoga Class on the African Continent

    What drove 700 people from all walks of life in Cape Town, South Africa to Maynardville Park on a lazy Saturday morning? The rain not withstanding,everyone stood in neat rows and followed the instructions of a Sri Sri Yoga teacher. From standing in the warrior yoga posture to the downward dog posture,...
  • Mawahib: Working towards a better Iraq

    The Art of Living began its work in Iraq in 2003 with a focus on bringing relief and peace to people affected by the war. Several teachers from around the world were sent to Iraq in the face of ongoing bombings to conduct trauma care workshops, provide relief materials where possible and create opportunities...
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