A Brief Biography of Sri Sri Ravi Shankhar

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar stands out as a modern spiritual teacher, peace ambassador and humanitarian leader. He promotes a vision of a society that is violence-free and stress-free, having managed to unite people from all around the world thanks to courses offered by The Art Of Living Foundation.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was born in Southern India in 1956. He can be describe as having been gifted. When he was 4 years old he was capable of reciting Bhagavad Gita and eventually he ended up getting degrees in physics and Vedic literature.

The Art Of Living Foundation

The Art Of Living was started as a non-profit, international, humanitarian and educational organization. Its basis lies in Sudarshan Kriya, a special breathing technique developed by Gurudev. The foundation went on to offer self-development and educational programs aimed to help people fight stress while promoting well-being. Techniques were accepted at an international level.

IAHV (International Association for Human Values) was founded in 1997 in order to coordinate development project, conflict resolution and nurture human values in partnership with Art Of Living. As a result, sustainable growth was brought to over 40,000 villages in South America, India and Africa.


Sri Sri Ravi Shankhar developed programs offering assistance for millions of people, including terror attack survivors, natural disaster victims, survivors of war, communities in conflict and marginalized population children, just to name a few. The message sent has strength and inspired people, bringing forth a huge number of volunteers to drive projects forward. Meditation and yoga were rekindled as traditions since they were brought in under a completely relevant for given the embrace of the 21st century. Ancient wisdoms were revived in a modern way, together with brand new techniques being created for social and personal transformation.

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One of the most important parts of Sri Sri Ravi Shankhar’s work is spreading peace. Gurudev managed to play a very important role in various conflict resolutions and the vision that he has of a non-violent world is constantly spread at gatherings and public forums from around the world. He is respected as an individual that only seeks peace and represents hope when going to conflict regions.

Gurudev has been praised for being able to bring various opposing parties to a neutral negotiation table in the Ivory Coast, Bihar, Kashmir and Iraw. During the Coronation of Krishnadevaraya, he was named Chairman of the Reception Committee. At the moment he is also an Amarnath Shrine Board member and always works on various addresses and initiatives connected with recognizing humanity and reinforcing human value. Gurudev claims that multi-cultural education is the clear remedy for fanaticism, together with interfaith harmony fostering.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankhar managed to touch and influence millions of people from countries in all corners of the world. He goes beyond religion, nationality and race, fostering the idea of a true world family, all through outer and inner peace. His vision of a society free of violence is refreshing.