NON VIO: No Higher Calling
“I have this crazy idea: a world without violence. With all the violence in the world this idea may appear to be hoping for Utopia, but we need to dream, and we will get there. If we instill pride in being non-violent, in being compassionate, in being helpful to others, our lives will take a new direction. And that should be our unwavering commitment.”
– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Thank you to all participants in the NON VIO: No Higher calling launch events that too place with Art of Living Foundation founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Now, more than ever, we need the courage and compassion to believe, to live, love, and work as men and women of nonviolence. All of us need the courage to make our acts of nonviolence not simply words, but realities in our daily lives. Visit NONVIO.ORG to learn more about the global movement and how you can make a difference.
The Art of Living Foundation Programs
The Art of Living Foundation is an educational and humanitarian non-profit organization, teaching programs in well-being, stress management and meditation in Los Angeles and over 151 countries. To learn about the Art of Living course and other programs, please visit our Programs page. View our Calendar to see upcoming courses at the Los Angeles center located in the historic West Adams district near USC at 948 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007.
Our Two Flagship Programs
Art of Living Course
This course was developed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and has been taken by over 25 million peope worldwide. This life changing course is a combination of information and profound transformational experiences.
Art of Meditation Course
Meditation has been prescribed throughout the ages for developing a centered, creative, calm, and peaceful mind. Modern research is showing amazing health benefits too.
The Art of Living Foundation’s Los Angeles Center is located in a beautiful classical style landmark building in the historic West Adams District of Los Angeles, just two blocks from USC. The Center offers a variety of programs to the community, including personal and group instruction in yoga, meditation and breathing techniques. The center features a large meeting hall accommodating over 1000 people, which is used for knowledge programs, lectures and community events. To learn more about programs offered at the Los Angeles center visit our calendar for upcoming programs and courses. Read more about the LA Center
About the Art of Living Foundation
Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Art of Living Foundation is a not-for-profit, educational and humanitarian NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) engaged in stress-management, community development, and service initiatives. The organization operates globally in 151 countries.
The organization’s programs are guided by Sri Sri’s philosophy of peace: “Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world Peace.” To help individuals get rid of stress and experience inner peace, The Art of Living offers stress-elimination programs which include breathing techniques, meditation and yoga. These programs have helped millions around the world to overcome stress, depression and violent tendencies.
The Art of Living Foundation has spread peace across communities through diverse humanitarian projects, including conflict resolution, disaster relief, sustainable rural development, empowerment of women, prisoner rehabilitation, education for all, and environmental sustainability. Read more about the foundation