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Since 1981, the Art of Living Foundation—a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded by the world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual teacher Sri Sri Ravi Shankar—has been guided by Sri Sri’s philosophy, “Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace.”

For almost a decade, the Art of Living Retreat Center (AOLRC) in Boone, North Carolina, has been bringing the gifts of meditation, mindfulness, Ayurveda, and yoga to those here in the United States and beyond. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to reawaken the human values of compassion, love, togetherness, joy, and harmony in order to realize a true representation of a one-world family—a place that unites people from all walks of life in the spirit of wisdom, celebration, and service to the world.

Over the years, we have hosted several magical Guru Purnimas, countless knowledge series with Sri Sri, hundreds of educational, inspirational, and transformative programs led by our expert faculty and invited guest presenters—teachers, authors, and luminaries in the fields of self-discovery, health, and wellness. We’ve renovated 17 residence halls, two meditation halls, two dining halls, four Veda Hall classrooms, and the world-class Shankara Ayurveda Wellness. 

All of this has only been possible thanks to your support and generosity.

Today, more than ever, we need your gifts. Our Center has been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic—physically, spiritually, and financially. If you’ve been here before, you know the importance of coming to the Center and being nurtured by knowledge, tranquility, nourishing food, and the natural beauty of our incredible campus. Those who’ve participated in our programs, workshops, satsangs, and retreats know that holistic health, self-discovery, inner exploration, and true happiness is transformative. The power of Ayurveda and meditation to get us—and the world—through difficult times cannot be overstated.

Your gift allows us to continue sharing our gifts to those in need of support, guidance, change, and peace.

If at all possible, please consider a generous tax-deductible donation today. Let us know if your employer has a matching gift program. Thank you!

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