Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is the founder of Art of Living, and the inspiration behind the Art of Living Health and Education Trust. He is a humanitarian, a spiritual leader, and an ambassador of peace and human values. His vision of a world free from violence and stress has inspired millions. Sri Sri has developed courses that provide techniques and tools to help others live a deeper, more joyous life. He established nonprofit organizations that celebrate and promote human values. He has also opened hundreds of schools that focus on a holistic education and include academics, human values, and service.
“Only an education that can nourish inbuilt virtues can impart true intelligence. Today, it is the concern of every parent that their children should grow up to be well-educated human beings with certain values in their lives, and that they should be happy. But somewhere along the line, the link to happiness appears to be getting severed… The need of the day is a broad-minded education accompanied by a warm heart.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
These programs, organizations, and schools provide assistance to people from all walks of life, from victims of natural disaster to survivors of terrorism. They have reached children from disadvantaged populations, communities in conflict, and many more crisis situations.
Through his numerous initiatives and international addresses, Sri Sri consistently emphasizes the need to reinforce human values and recognize humanity as our highest identity. He fosters interfaith harmony, and believes that a multi-cultural education is the remedy for fanaticism—as well as the means to achieve sustainable peace on our planet.