Founded by

Gurudev
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The source and force
behind and beyond all our efforts!

Founded by Gurudev
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The source and force behind and beyond all our efforts!

Education is a vehicle for transformation or metamorphosis of the self and an aid to the growth of the economy.

-Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a globally revered spiritual and humanitarian leader. He has spearheaded an unprecedented worldwide movement for a stress-free, violence-free society. Through a myriad of programs and teachings, a network of organizations including the Art of Living and the International Association for Human Values, and a rapidly growing presence across 156 countries, Gurudev has reached an estimated 450 million people. Gurudev has developed unique, impactful programs that empower, equip and transform individuals to tackle challenges at global, national, community and individual levels.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar believes that just information is not education. It is culturing our behavior and attitude. It is our ability to perceive things better. The purpose of education is to increase awareness. Only education that can nourish inbuilt virtues can impart true intelligence.

With these thoughts in mind, SRI SRI RAVISHANKAR VIDYA MANDIR TRUST was founded in the year 1999 by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar as the educational wing of the Art of Living, to promote holistic education in a stress free and child friendly environment.

Operating in 156 countries, The Art of Living is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual teacher – Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. All our programs are guided by Gurudev’s philosophy: “Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace.”

The Art of Living community is diverse and attracts people from all walks of life.