We Serve Society by Strengthening the Individual

36 years of service
155 countries where we have made a difference
10,000+ centers worldwide with weekly follow-up sessions
370 million+ lives touched

The Art of Living is a non-profit organisation founded in 1981 by the world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Art of Living offers effective educational and self-development programs and tools that facilitate the elimination of stress and foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness and well-being. 

These programs, which include breathing techniques, meditation, yoga, and practical wisdom for daily living, have helped millions around the world to completely transform their lives. Its core value is to find peace within oneself and to unite people in our society – of different cultures, religions and nationalities, reminding us that we have one goal; to uplift human life everywhere.

“A violence-free society, disease-free body, confusion-free mind, inhibition-free intellect, trauma-free memory, and sorrow-free soul is the birth right of every individual.” 

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, World-Renowned Humanitarian and Spiritual Leader

Service initiatives

In addition to these programs offered globally, Art of Living, working in collaboration with The International Association for Human Values (IAHV), has successfully implemented numerous humanitarian projects and service initiatives including conflict resolution programs, disaster relief, sustainable rural development, empowerment of women, prisoner rehabilitation, education for all, and environmental sustainability.


Contact Details

United Kingdom Contact:

Email: ukinfo@artofliving.org

International Office

Contact Person: Karthik Krishna
Phone No: +91 80 6726 2616
Mobile: +91 93425 22022
Email: secretariat@artofliving.org
Office of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
21st KM, Kanakapura Road,
Udaypura, Bangalore,
Karnataka-560 082, India.




Over 60 independent studies show Sudarshan Kriya and other breathing techniques taught on the Art of Living Happiness Program:

  • ENHANCE: brain, hormone, immune and cardiovascular system function
  • REDUCE: stress, depression, anxiety and PTSD
  • INCREASE: well-being, both mentally and physically