Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a global humanitarian, spiritual leader, and peacemaker. He has touched the lives of more than half a billion people around the world, bringing peace to individuals, communities, societies, and nations. His two organizations serve millions across geographies, cultures, cross-sections of societies, and contexts in 156 countries.

A network of over 35,000 trainers teach the Sudarshan Kriya (SKY) and accompanying breathing practices. These courses enhance brain, hormone, immune, and cardiovascular system functions. Sri Sri says good health can be regained by attending to the source of the mind for health. It is not the mere absence of disease.

Over 100 independent studies conducted over four continents and published in leading journals show that SKY significantly reduces stress, depression, anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and that the effects of SKY reach molecular levels right down to the DNA.

Professional Highlights

  • Founder, Art of Living Foundation (1981)
  • Founder, International Association for Human Values (1997)
  • Received 21 honorary doctorates globally
  • Highest civilian award in Colombia, Guatemala, Mongolia and Paraguay
  • Awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s highest award for exceptional and distinguished service