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.


Referendum for Colombia FARC peace agreement

Peace Initiatives


Referendum for Colombia FARC peace agreement

October 2, 2016
Bengaluru, India

Today, in Colombia, in the referendum to ratify the peace agreement between President Santos and the FARC Group, a narrow margin divided the yes-or-no vote, with 49.8 percent voting in favor and 50.2 percent of Colombians rejecting it.

sri sri ravi shankar farc

When one is in victim consciousness, it is hard to understand the benefits of forgiveness. One can only think of revenge and punishment. When the Art of Living took some victims of violence to Havana and made them sit with the FARC, the scenario changed. More such interactions would have helped but the time was too short. It takes some time to make people understand the pact and it has to be done with the spiritual touch.

Sri Sri with Francisco & Juan Carlos

Juan Carlos Losada, Francisco Moreno Ocampo and team have done a great job in turning the many no’s to a yes.

I encourage them to keep healing the hearts and minds of people and not give up hope.
Let us be assured that the FARC will not go back to guns. They have promised me that they will follow the Gandhian principles of non-violence and they are enjoying meditation.