About Us

We serve society by strengthening the individual

A global movement...

  • 42 years legacy
  • 10,000+ centers in 180 countries
  • 500+ million lives transformed

Operating in 180 countries, The Art of Living is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual teacher - Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. All our programs are guided by Gurudev’s philosophy: “Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace.”

The Art of Living community is diverse and attracts people from all walks of life.

The Art of Living is more of a principle, a philosophy of living life to its fullest. It is more a movement than an organization. Its core value is to find peace within oneself and to unite people in our society – of different cultures, traditions, religions, nationalities; and thus reminding us all that we have one goal to uplift human life everywhere.

- Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Our centers

Explore over 10,000 Art of Living centers in over 180 countries, spreading peace and helping create a "One World Family".

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India office

Phone: +91 80 67612345

Fax : +91 80 2843 2833

Email: secretariat@artofliving.org

Address: Office of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, The Art of Living International Center, 21st KM, Kanakapura Road, Udaypura, Bangalore South, Karnataka - 560082, India


Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has united people of different races, traditions, economic and social status, and nationalities. This community, spanning 180 countries, has created a one-world spiritual family. Gurudev’s message is simple: “Love and wisdom can prevail over hatred and violence.” This message is not just a slogan, but through The Art of Living has been and continues to be translated into action and results.

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The Art of Living Free Schools

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We offer holistic education for 84,689+ underprivileged children each year. Your donations are much needed and used to the max - Over 95% goes directly to the program.

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