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Art Of Living

The Art of Living Foundation is a volunteer-based, humanitarian and educational non-governmental organization (NGO).It was founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with the vision of creating a stress-free, violence-free society. It says it has reached out to over 300 million people in over 154 countries with its various programs

Organization

Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) has its international headquarters in Bangalore, India at Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth or VVM campus (usually referred to as the Art of Living's international facility in Bangalore, or as the Bangalore Ashram)and has regional centers in more than 150 countries. In Europe, the organization is known as the Association for Inner Growth. The Foundation was founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and offers a variety of personal-development and trauma-relief programs around the world. AOLF has been an educational and humanitarian organization in the U.S.

 since 1989. Accredited as a United Nations non-governmental organization in 1996, it works in special consultative status with the UN's Economic and Social Council, participating in a variety of committees and activities relating to health, education, sustainable development, conflict resolution, and disaster relief.[7] The Art of Living is a DPI NGO (Department of Public Information), which means it plays an active role in communicating and contributing to various United Nations goals (such as the UN Millennium Goals and the Stand Up initiative).[8] The Foundation operates as a social business and its main activity is to organize Art of Living courses; yoga, breathing, and meditation workshops, and education and trauma relief in regions of trauma and disaster.[9] The majority of the officers of the organization, along with most of its teachers and staff, are volunteers. Many humanitarian programs, disaster relief efforts, and training programs are conducted through, or in conjunction with partner organization, the International Association for Human Values (IAHV).[citation needed] Some of the key worldwide chapters include the Art of Living Foundation (U.S.A.), Vyakti Vikas Kendra (India), Die Kunst des Lebens (Germany), Art of Living Center (Canada), Art of Living South Africa, Art of Living Israel, Art of Living Brazil, and Art of Living Argentina. The objective of the organization as described in its website is to develop a stress-free society and a peaceful individual.[10] Its areas of work covers conflict resolution,[11] disaster and trauma relief,[12][13] poverty alleviation, empowerment of women, prisoner rehabilitation,[better source needed] education for all, campaigns against female foeticide and child labour and environment sustainability

Art Of Living

    
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