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.


Reforming Militants

Peace Initiatives


Reforming Militants

Bangalore, India, August 10, 2012

In a unique initiative designed by Sri Sri and supported by the state government, a month-long workshop at the Art of Living Foundation’s Bangalore headquarters resulted in the reformation of 241 Assamese militants.

Workshop participants, who underwent an intense yoga and meditation detoxification program, termed their experience as the commencement of “a second life.” Workshop modules included social responsibility, leadership training, self-awareness exercises, and advancement of cultural awareness.

In follow-up, Sri Sri met with President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, on August 16, 2012, to discuss plausible solutions to prevent the recurrence of unrest in Assam.