The Founder - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s vision of a violence-free, stress-free society has expressed itself in numerous
service initiatives that inspired volunteers worldwide to carry these forward with his guidance. Sri
Sri Ravi Shankar, founder, The Art of Living is a man who inspires thousands of people across the
world. He plays many roles for many people - a spiritual leader, a meditation teacher, a humanitarian, as
well as a peace advocate.
For three decades, Sri Sri has been engaged in:
- Promoting human values
- Fostering interfaith harmony
- Building communal unity
- Encouraging social responsibility
- Spearheading humanitarian causes
He has traveled the world, teaching people the Art of Living. He has designed special courses that teach
the Sudarshan Kriya, a stress-elimination breathing technique. The Art of Living courses have touched
the lives of three million people.
People say that Sri Sri leads through example. Whether it is walking through floodwaters to inspect
rehabilitation efforts in Bihar, India; urging misguided rural youth to join mainstream society and
work for social development; or meeting people at satsangs (music and meditation gatherings) every
evening and answering queries on overcoming life’s challenges.
Sri Sri could be on either side of the hemisphere, addressing audiences of diverse nationalities and
speaking different languages. Ranging from prisoner inmates, corporate head honchos, ailing farmers
or school children: Sri Sri’s focus is always on promoting human values and bettering the quality of our living.
It is not an uncommon sight to see people from warring nations sitting side-by-side in one of Sri Sri’s
programs. Sri Sri is fostering human values and building communal unity through his philosophy and the ideal of a
one world family.