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  1. FAQ1

    What are the goals of the Art of Living Foundation? A stress-free and violence-free society; to encourage people from all backgrounds, religions, and cultural traditions to come together in celebration, meditation and service. To achieve these goals, we o ...
  2. FAQ2

    What is the profile of the organization? Is the organization a charity? A training organization? It is both. We do provide a range of training courses as well as engage in small and large-scale charitable ventures. In fact, these apparently diverse activi ...
  3. FAQ3

    You are a charitable organization – so why do you have course contribution for your courses? We do indeed contribution charges for our Art of Living Part 1 courses, courses for children, teenagers, students and so on. The income from these paid courses is ...
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    How do the finances work? Some of your programs are paid, like the Part 1 course, and others like trauma relief support are sponsored by the organisation? Part of the financing of our humanitarian efforts come from charitable donations – just like more tr ...
  5. FAQ6

    In your websites you speak about ‘spiritual’ values. Doesn’t that mean The Art of Living is a religious organization? No, it is not a religious organization. By ‘spiritual values’ we mean universal human values like friendship, generosity, compassion, car ...
  6. FAQ7

    You often cooperate with the International Association for Human Values. What is the connection between the two organizations? The Art of Living closely cooperates with the International Association for Human Values; both organizations being founded by Sr ...
  7. FAQ8

    What is meant by ‘seva’? You sometimes speak about it in your press releases. ‘Seva’ is a Sanskrit word meaning service. Sanskrit being the language of ancient yoga teachers, whose techniques have been adapted for modern life by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Th ...
  8. FAQ9

    In your press releases it is mentioned that your activities are ‘volunteer-based’? Why do so many people want to join in? What do they get out of it? The vast majority of the people who contribute to our activities are indeed volunteers. In each country, ...
  9. FAQ10

    How can I volunteer with your organization? If you are a course graduate, simply login to the login area on this site, using the code given to you by your local organisation and fill out the form there.   If you have not taken an Art of Living course yet, ...
  10. FAQ13

    Where do the techniques come from? India? Yoga? Many of the techniques used in our programs are indeed based on yoga, and it is also true to say that ‘the East’ in general has a long tradition of ways of dealing with stress. You might say that eastern cul ...
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