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Bhanumathi was born on Jan 11, 1958 in Papanasam, a village town in South India to Sri. R. S V. Ratnam and Smt. Vishalakshi.
Sri. Ratnam was a scholar and especially knowledgeable in the field of ayurveda and astrology. He nurtured a sense of belongingness with all and was dedicated to serving the poor and needy. He inculcated values and ideals in his children through stories that he would tell them steeped in the traditions of India.
Smt. Vishalakshi was a woman with phenomenal inner strength. She attended to every task with perfection and epitomized caring and sharing. Honoring traditions, she Nurtured the same attitude in her children.
Growing up in a joint family with a simple lifestyle yet high values, the urge to care for others and spread happiness developed naturally.
Even as a teenager she learnt to meditate from her brother and continued the practice ever since.
At a young age, she witnessed the disparity in society where schooling for the girl child was not considered important and the seeds for her passion towards education for the underprivileged were sown.
Bhanumathi learnt singing and dance as a young girl. Painting, ikebana, cooking, gardening were other areas of keen interest. Completing her schooling from Bangalore, she went on to obtain a Masters degree in Sanskrit literature.
A SPIRITUAL CALLING
Bhanumathi is a meditator. Under the guidance of Sri Sri ( her brother and Spiritual Master) she started teaching meditation as well. She firmly believes that the complete blossoming of the individual potential can be attained through spirituality, through meditation. Her workshops have brought an experience of deep inner peace to hundreds of participants worldwide. Meditation is the journey from the head to the heart. Through meditation she has helped thousands of hearts to heal and experience the connection with the inner -Self resulting in an un-shakable confidence in themselves and a sense of belongingness with society.
FOR HOLISTIC EDUCATION
Bhanumathi instituted the
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Bhanumathi Narasimhan is the sister of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, humanitarian leader and ambassador of peace, and shares his vision for a stress-free violence-free world. Bhanumathi is the Director of Women welfare and child care programs of the The Art of Living, a not-for-profit, educational and humanitarian NGO engaged in bringing stress relief and service initiatives in 155 countries.