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Founder His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founder of the Art of Living Foundation and the International Association for Human Values has inspired a global phenomenon of caring sharing and service which has spread to over 140 countries across the globe His programs and service activities have bene ted over 300 million people Founder H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar s life and work have been dedicated to reviving human values and bringing about world peace and spiritual development by inspiring individual commitment to self awareness well being and sel ess service He presents the wisdom of ancient India bringing together the knowledge of the breath meditation and the importance of service and o ers them as tools to humanity to recover joyous peaceful living Born in 1956 in India Sri Sri studied with many renowned spiritual masters and became a scholar of Vedic Literature By the age of seventeen he had obtained an Advanced Degree in Modern Physics In 1982 Sri Sri founded the Art of Living Foundation AOLF an international nonpro t educational charitable and humanitarian organization which operates in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations AOLF s unique educational and self development programs o er techniques to alleviate the e ects of stress improve health expand awareness foster a sense of belongingness and restore human values these techniques bring people from all backgrounds religions and cultural traditions together in celebration and service In 1997 Sri Sri founded the International Association for Human Values IAHV an international humanitarian non governmental organization NGO which works for the propagation of human values in political economic industrial and social spheres The only true security that can be found in this world lies in giving love H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Through the IAHV large volunteer relief e orts have been carried out all over the world in Afghanistan Bosnia India New York and Washington D C for persons traumatized by the 9 11 terrorist attacks and in Asia in the aftermath of the tsunami disaster IAHV volunteers continue to provide ongoing trauma relief and stress management in Iraq Louisiana Israel and Lebanon Sri Sri has addressed various international institutions over the years including the United Nations the World Economic Forum and the European Parliament He has also been invited to speak at leading academic and research institutions in the United States such as the National Institutes of Health NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Yale University where he was inducted as an honorary board member of the Yale Divinity School Stanford University UCLA University of California at Berkeley Columbia University and Florida International University Sri Sri travels to over 40 countries in a typical year to share his message that all religions and great spiritual traditions share common goals and values His simple teaching of love practical wisdom and service



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