Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has founded courses that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life. He has established nonprofit organizations that recognize a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality and religion. His goal is to uplift people around the globe, to reduce stress, and to develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities.


Received award in Paraguay for humanitarian work

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Received award in Paraguay for humanitarian work

Asunción, Paraguay, September 13, 2012

In a rare and unique ceremony, Sri Sri was honored with the highest civilian award of Paraguay – the National Order of Merito de Comuneros. The award has only been bestowed on two other recipients in the parliament’s 200-year history.

“I dedicate the National Order of Merito de Comuneros highest civilian award of Paraguay, to all those who work for non-violence, honesty and compassion,” said Sri Sri.

In addition, Universidad Autonoma de Asuncion of Paraguay conferred the Doctorate Honoris Causa on Sri Sri on September 13, in recognition of the humanitarian work done by The Art of Living.