Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a renowned spiritual leader and global humanitarian, is the inspiration behind the movement “NonViolence: No Higher Calling.” Over the last 30 years, he has worked tirelessly to further the vision of a stress-free, violence-free society through transformational personal development programs and global initiatives in over 150 countries.
Sri Sri’s results-oriented Prison SMART (Stress Management and Rehabilitation Training) programs have helped thousands of inmates in prisons throughout the US to experience peace and inner freedom even behind bars. According to prison administrators, the success that Prison SMART program has achieved in ending the cycle of violence is nothing short of phenomenal.
Sri Sri’s rural development projects, trauma and disaster relief initiatives, and women’s empowerment programs have all been recognized as exemplary in their respective fields.
Under his guidance the Yes! for Schools programs have taught thousands of at-risk youth how to manage negative emotions, decreasing the cycle of violence even in the challenging environments these young people live.
As an ambassador of peace, Sri Sri has been invited by governments throughout the world to play a key role in conflict resolution. As a respected neutral figure with an agenda of peace, he has brought opposing parties to the negotiating table in Iraq, the Ivory Coast, Kosovo, Kashmir and Sri Lanka.
Through the Art of Living Foundation (AOL), and its partner organization the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), Sri Sri has touched the lives of over 300 million people worldwide since 1981.