Set in the majestic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Boone, North Carolina, the Art of Living Foundation’s new International Center for Meditation and Well-Being is already a place of uplifting spiritual energy and serenity. The 381-acre facility was purchased in October 2011, by Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth (The Institute for Vedic Sciences), a partner of the Art of Living Foundation and the International Association for Human Values.
The International Center will offer self-development and wellness programs for people of all ages, and serve as center for the nonprofit service work for the three partner organizations and their affiliates. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader, and founder of the Art of Living Foundation, envisions the Center to serve as a platform to sustain and strengthen human values. The Center will host events and programs that strengthen both individuals and the underlying bond we share as human beings.
Through its programs, conferences, and outreach work, the center will contribute both to individual peace and world peace. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the world-renowned humanitarian, spiritual leader, and Art of Living founder, envisions the Center to serve as a platform to sustain and strengthen human values. Starting with its June 29, 2012, inauguration, the Center will host events and programs that help strengthen individuals and the underlying bond we share as human beings. (Some programs are already being offered.)
Offerings will include …
- Self-development programs for adults
- Corporate retreats
- Leadership development for young adults
- Summer camps for children
- Specialized programs for returning veterans
- International cultural events.
“Our vision is to create a world-class center that will offer holistic programs for physical, mental, and spiritual rejuvenation. We are privileged to have this opportunity at Boone and are committed to working with the local community and the university students. We feel that the students will greatly benefit from the programs not only in their personal lives but also in advancement of their professional careers. We are also looking forward to working with the greater Boone community in the days to come.” — Nilendu Srivastava, Director, VVM