Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a spiritual and humanitarian leader who is well-known around the world. He has led an extraordinary global campaign to create a stress-free, violence-free society. Gurudev has touched an estimated 500 million individuals through a variety of programmes and teachings, a network of organisations like the Art of Living and the International Association for Human Values, and a fast expanding presence across 180 countries. Gurudev has created one-of-a-kind, powerful programmes that empower, equip, and change individuals to address global, national, communal, and individual concerns.
Gurudev, who was born in 1956 in Southern India, was a talented youngster. He could recite the Bhagavad Gita, an ancient Sanskrit book, at the age of four and was frequently found in meditation. He is educated in both Vedic literature and science.
At 1982, Gurudev observed a ten-day time of silence in Shimoga, Karnataka, India. Sudarshan Kriya, a potent breathing method, was created. The Sudarshan Kriya eventually became the centrepiece of the Art of Living courses.