Art of Living
In 1981, Sri Sri established the Art of Living, a secular educational and humanitarian Non-Governmental Organi- sation that works in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.
Present in 151 countries, its educational and self-development programs offer powerful tools to eliminate stress and foster a sense of well-being. Appealing not only to a specific population, these practices have proven effective globally and at all levels of society.
In 1997, he co-founded the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) to coordinate sustainable development projects, nurture human values and co- ordinate conflict resolution in association with The Art of Living. In India, Africa and South America, the two sister organizations’ volunteers are spearheading sus- tainable growth in rural communities, and have already reached out to over 36,000 villages.
Both the Art of Living and the International Association for Human Values are UN accredited NGOs and are on of the biggest volunteer based organizations worldwide.