Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a humanitarian leader, a spiritual teacher, and an ambassador of peace. His vision of a stress-free, violence-free society has inspired millions of people the world over through service projects and the of The Art of Living courses.
Gurudev has been instrumental in not only reviving the ancient Indian practices of Yoga and Meditation, but also ensuring it is presented in a form that is easy assimilated in one’s everyday life.
His tireless efforts have contributed to personal development of millions of individuals – through the various courses offered by the Art of Living, in far reaching social transformation – be it exalting extremists to shun violence and return to the mainstream, providing succour to those who have experienced trauma, victims of natural disasters, survivors of terror attacks and war, children from marginalized populations and communities in conflict, among others.
Numerous honours have been bestowed upon Gurudev, including the highest civilian awards of Colombia, Mongolia and Paraguay. He is the recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, India’s highest annual civilian award and has also been conferred with 15 honorary doctorates from around the world.
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