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Join us for Gurudev’s US tour 
April 28 - July 15

Unbalanced they leave us lethargic, fearful—confusion reigns. Balanced we feel joy, enthusiasm, clarity, and a sense of well-being

"The chakra effect"

Check out the difference between balanced and unbalanced chakras—sometimes one can feel quite dominant. Are any for you?

Balanced/activated: Enthusiasm

Root chakra (Muladhara) 

Unbalanced/dormant: 
Inertia, dullness

Sacral chakra (Svadhisthana)

Balanced/activated: (Pro)creation, creativity

Unbalanced/dormant: 
Lust

Solar plexus chakra (Manipura)

Balanced/activated: 
Joy, generosity 

Unbalanced/dormant: 
Jealousy, greed

Heart chakra (Anahata)

Balanced/activated:
Love, acceptance 

Unbalanced/dormant: Hatred, fear

Throat chakra (Vishuddhi)  

Balanced/activated: Gratitude

Unbalanced/dormant: 
Grief, loss

Third eye chakra (Ajna)

Balanced/activated:
Awareness, alertness 

Unbalanced/dormant: 
Anger

Crown chakra (Sahasrara)

Balanced/activated: 
Bliss, a sense of being complete

Secrets of the 7 Chakras 
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What people are sharing
“I don't really know what happened, because it's as if I wasn't there when it occurred. I mean, I was there, but I was nothing more than just there. Sitting. Breathing. Not hearing coughs. Not hearing feet shuffling. Not even hearing silence. I was awake. I was conscious. It wasn't that hard. I was peaceful. I was meditating.”
Gitika Ahuja
“I was amazed by how just closing our eyes together for eighteen minutes could bring a crowd of strangers closer together than hours of conversation. It did not matter what faith we came from, or whether we had any faith at all. It did not matter if we had years of experience of meditating, or none at all. The experience was pure, real, and human.”
Uma Berlin
“The lights dimmed. At [Sri Sri’s] direction, the audience chanted the syllable ‘ohm.’ It was a powerful sound, loud but soothing. Then a cellphone briefly chirped, but even that did not ruin the moment. The theater, already quiet, somehow seemed to become quieter. At least for a few minutes, all was at peace.”
Steve Padilla

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Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a global humanitarian, spiritual leader, and peace envoy, who has been teaching breath-based meditation techniques for health and well-being for more than 40 years. His approach blends ancient Vedic wisdom with modern sensibility for a new paradigm of leadership and living – a stress-free, violence-free society.

Through Gurudev’s programs, millions of people worldwide have found peace and resilience in the face of adversity, learning not only how to excel in their own lives, but also how to become powerful agents for social change.

Gurudev has thus inspired a wave of volunteerism and service, resulting in the growth of one of the largest grassroots volunteer-based organizations in the world, with more than 30,000  teachers and over one million volunteers engaged in service projects in 156 countries.

Standing for the Gandhian principles of non-violence, Gurudev has also mediated and progressed negotiations for peace in conflict-stricken areas such as Sri Lanka, Iraq, Venezuela, and Colombia, where he is credited for playing a central role in ending the violent 52-year conflict between FARC and the Colombian government.

A4M Conference - Annual Spring World Congress  

  • Honored Guest Presenter Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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Hollywood, FL
April 28-30
Diplomat Beach Resort

  • Earn up to 11.5 CME Credit Hours

Art of Living members will receive a special 70% discount on conference admission and can register for $195 by clicking the link below:

Upcoming Events and Locations

Building Emotional Resilience in Turbulent Times

  • Learn to cultivate emotional resilience and balance in life

Harvard University
Boston, MA - May 2

Details/Tickets
  • Pick up practical tools you can use everyday
  • Enjoy a live guided meditation with Gurudev

Join us for an inspiring conversation between Harvard Medical School psychologist Susan David and Gurudev, on cultivating emotional resilience and balance in life.  The event will include practical tips and tools, a modern take on ancient wisdom, and a guided group meditation. 

An Evening of Meditation and Wisdom with Gurudev

  • Uplifting singing and knowledge

New Haven, CT - May 3

Join us for Satsang from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the United Church of Christ in New Haven. Enjoy lively call and response singing, uplifting wisdom, and a Q&A session with Gurudev, in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. 

  • Enjoy live satsang with Gurudev
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Searching for Happiness

  • Dive deep into the relationship between happiness and education

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library
New York, NY - May 4

  • Meet Gurudev in an intimate setting
  • Enjoy a live guided meditation

The New York Public Library hosts this in-depth conversation between author and academic Dr. John Sexton and Gurudev on happiness and higher education. 

Details/Registration

An Intimate Gathering with Gurudev

  • Uplifting singing and knowledge

St. Paul & St. Andrew United Methodist Church
New York, NY - May 4

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  • Open to all Art of Living members

Enjoy lively call and response singing, uplifting wisdom, and a Q&A session with Gurudev, in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

Honoring our Heroes: Prioritizing Healthcare Workforce Well-being

National Geographic Auditorium Washington D.C. 
May 5th, 2022 | 9:15a-12p ET

Sponsored by: Children’s National Hospital, Art of Living Foundation, National Geographic Television

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of our healthcare workers and exacerbated worrisome trends of increasing burnout. While healthcare workers were applauded as “heroes,” heroes are human and fragile, and our health systems and society must value and prioritize their well-being. 

The future of public health depends on it. On the heels of President Biden’s signature of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, join thought leaders, innovators, and global humanitarian Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to find out what we can each do to support the health of those who keep us healthy.

This event is by invitation only.

Social Connection, Compassion, and Youth Mental Health

  • Panel discussion between Gurudev, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, and James R Doty, MD

George Washington University
Washington, D.C. - May 6

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  • Get a glimpse into the post-pandemic future of mental health and happiness for young adults

Amid an ongoing mental health crisis made more acute by the global pandemic, this distinguished panel will explore the future of mental health, work, and life in general in the U.S., giving young people tips and tools to be happy now, and into the future.  Moderated by Emma Seppala PhD.

I Stand for Peace, Meditation and Dialogue with Gurudev

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Washington D.C. - May 6 • 7PM

Details/Tickets

Treat yourself to an evening of Meditation, Wisdom and Music with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The event will also include an interactive session where audience members will be given the opportunity to pose questions to Sri Sri and enjoy his profound and often humorous answers. 

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I Stand for Peace at the Kimmel Cultural Campus

  • Experience hope, healing, and inspiration through a wisdom talk by Gurudev 

Philadelphia, PA - May 8

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  • Learn how your own inner peace contributes to peace in society at large 
  • Enjoy a live guided meditation with Gurudev (no prior meditation experience required) 

Join us for an evening of meditation, discourse, and inspiration, as Gurudev shares wisdom and practices that enable people from all walks of life to cultivate peace and happiness within themselves and their communities. 

An Evening of Wisdom and Meditation

  • Enjoy live satsang with Gurudev
Details/Tickets

Miami, FL
May 1 - 6 PM
Faena Forum

  • Uplifting singing and knowledge

I Stand for Peace 

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Learn how you can stand up and become a beacon of peace for your community, with world renowned spiritual teacher and peace envoy, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Inspiration and Meditation with Gurudev

A Voice for Peace in Troubled Times

When was the last time you felt truly at peace with yourself and the world around you?

In these difficult times, cultivating peace is more important than ever. And since a united and harmonious society starts with each of us, we begin by nourishing our own inner peace.  

In this spirit, we invite you to join us for an inspiring experience of inner peace, hope, healing, and renewal with spiritual teacher and voice of peace Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. 

"Life Changing"
"Art of Living may be the fastest growing spiritual practice on the planet"
"the fastest, most efficient tool for mental health"
"If traditional meditation makes you anxious, you need to try SKY Breath Meditation"

Gurudev in the Press

“I was much healthier right away”

I was very ill. The medication and the actual illness were very disturbing to the mind. The only thing that helped me other than allopathic medicine was pranayama. It was a complete change...I was much healthier right away. My mind became clear and I became more comfortable in my body. Also, people commented on my skin all the time, so I think it helped with anti-aging. That's a benefit.

Retired ESL teacher

Patricia

“...I sleep at night”

It’s been night and day. On a completely practical level, I sleep at night. And I don’t have to take a handful of meds to do it.

David R. 

Veteran

Come to Work in a Better Mindset”

When I come to work (after doing my practices), having already centered myself, it's way easier to plan... delegate tasks to other people, or work with other people. Now I come to work in a much better mindset, and that in turn translates into the quality of work and the way I deal with people at work. Just the way I process emotions, thoughts, and feelings is different from before.

Dan J.

Chef

Gurudev inspires waves of positive transformation everywhere he goes.

Real People, Real Voices

Guided Meditation with Gurudev:
 
Experience peace in your mind and heart, and discover the power of meditating with your community. 

All Across the USA

Insights for Peace

Learn how to cultivate peace in yourself, your community, and society at large. Pick up practical tips to bring more peace into your daily life.
Inspiration
 
Renew your sense of hope in yourself, your life, and the world around you.

Peace, Hope, and Healing

(No prior meditation experience needed)

Inspiration from a Voice of Peace

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a global humanitarian, spiritual leader, and peace envoy, who has been teaching breath-based meditation techniques for health and well-being for more than 40 years. His approach blends ancient Vedic wisdom with modern sensibility for a new paradigm of leadership and living – a stress-free, violence-free society.

Through Gurudev’s programs, millions of people worldwide have found peace and resilience in the face of adversity, learning not only how to excel in their own lives, but also how to become powerful agents for social change.

Gurudev has thus inspired a wave of volunteerism and service, resulting in the growth of one of the largest grassroots volunteer-based organizations in the world, with more than 30,000  teachers and over one million volunteers engaged in service projects in 156 countries.

Standing for the Gandhian principles of non-violence, Gurudev has also mediated and progressed negotiations for peace in conflict-stricken areas such as Sri Lanka, Iraq, Venezuela, and Colombia, where he is credited for playing a central role in ending the violent 52-year conflict between FARC and the Colombian government.

“Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the Art of Living are heralds of peace in a world tormented by conflicts and violence”
- Juan Manuel Santos, Former President of Colombia and recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Learn to Be the Peace You Seek

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to spend time with a true global ambassador of peace Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

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Mental Health & Well-being: policy & field initiatives for mental & emotional resilience in times of crisis 

May 3 - 12pm EST
Virtual Event at the United Nations (New York) 

On behalf of the Government & Permanent Mission to the UN of Costa Rica, the Co-Chairs of the UN Group of Friends of Mental Health & Well-Being: Permanent Missions of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Belgium, Canada, & Ecuador, the International Association for Human Values & the Art of Living Foundation, we invite you to participate in the event organized jointly with the International Association of Human Values titled Mental Health and Well-being: Policy & Field practices for mental & emotional resilience in times of crisis.

Speakers 

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Online Event

San Francisco Bay Area
Public Event 
SFBA, CA - June 9

All About Everything & 
Nothing with Gurudev
Los Angeles, CA - June 10-12

I STAND FOR PEACE WORLD TOUR

I Stand For Peace
Seattle, WA - June 18

#IStandforPeace

McKimmon Center
Raleigh, NC - July 7

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Join us and learn how you can stand up and become a beacon of peace for your community, with world-renowned spiritual teacher and peace envoy, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Guru Purnima

Art of Living Retreat Center
Boone, NC, July 8-14

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Check out the upcoming offerings with Gurudev in Boone:

Adult Programs:
Silent Retreat - July 9-14
Online Silent Retreats - July 9-13
Guru Puja 1 - July 8-14
SKY Leadership Training for Students/Faculty/Staff - July 8-14
Meditation and Satsang Package On Campus - July 9-13
Livestream Meditation & Satsang Passes - July 9-14

Youth Programs:
SKY Kids (Ages 8-12)
SKY Teens (Ages 13-17)
Angels (Ages 4-7)

I Stand For Peace
Chicago, IL - June 26

Guru Purnima
Boone, NC - July 8-14

I Stand For Peace
Raleigh, NC - July 7

#IStandforPeace

UIC Forum
Chicago - June 26

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On this transformative US tour, global ambassador of peace, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar leads Chicago towards peace with an evening of inspiration, meditation, and wisdom.

With violence, social isolation, and mental health challenges at home, in our communities, and globally, let’s do our part for peace in the world and peace within. Become a changemaker, be part of the global movement, I Stand for Peace.

I Stand For Peace
Charlotte, NC - July 8

#IStandforPeace

Dale F. Halton Theater
Charlotte, NC - July 8

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In the midst of growing violence, social isolation, and mental health challenges in our communities, let's do our part for peace in the world, and for peace within.
 
On July 8, treat yourself to an evening of hope, healing, renewal, and peace with world-renowned spiritual teacher and global peace ambassador Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at #IStandforPeace in Charlotte.
 
Join us as Gurudev shares wisdom and practices that enable people from all walks of life to cultivate peace and happiness within themselves and their communities.

Past Events

A4M Conference - Annual Spring World Congress
Hollywood, FL - April 28-30

Building Emotional Resilience in Turbulent Times at Harvard
Boston, MA - May 2

An Evening of Meditation and Wisdom with Gurudev
New Haven, CT - May 3 

Mental Health & Wellbeing: policy & field initiatives
United Nations, NY - May 3

Social Connection, Compassion, and Youth Mental Health
Washington, D.C. - May 6

Honoring our Heroes: Prioritizing Healthcare Workforce Well-being
Washington D.C. - May 5

Intimate Gathering with Gurudev
New York, NY - May 4 

I Stand For Peace
Dallas, TX - May 19

I Stand for Peace at 
the Kimmel Cultural Campus
Philadelphia, PA - May 8

I Stand For Peace
Austin, TX - May 20

Gurudev’s Birthday 
Celebration and Courses
Boone, NC - May 12-16

DC Public Event
Washington, D.C. - May 6

An Evening of Wisdom and Meditation at Faena Forum
Miami, FL - May 1

Sedona Public Event
Sedona, AZ - May 24

Searching for Happiness 
at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library
New York, NY - May 4

A Weekend of Satsang & Meditation with Gurudev 
Los Angeles, CA - May 27-30

I Stand For Peace
Tempe, AZ - May 23

I Stand For Peace
USC SKY Club  
Los Angeles, CA - June 1st