[ Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev ]
Yogi and Mystic
Sadhguru is a yogi and visionary. Named one of India’s 50 most influential people, Sadhguru’s work has touched the lives of millions worldwide through his transformational programs. Sadhguru has a unique ability to make the ancient yogic sciences relevant to contemporary minds. His approach does not ascribe to any belief system, but offers methods for self transformation that are both proven and powerful.
An internationally renowned speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller Inner Engineering, A Yogi’s Guide to Joy, Sadhguru has been an influential voice at major global forums including the United Nations and the World Economic Forum, addressing issues as diverse as socioeconomic development, leadership and spirituality. He has also been invited to speak at leading educational institutions, including Oxford, London Business School, IMD, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Wharton and MIT. In February 2017, Sadhguru was the recipient of the Padma Vibhushan Award by the Government of India, the highest annual civilian award, accorded for exceptional and distinguished service. Dedicated to the physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of humanity an gifted with utter clarity of perception, Sadhguru possesses a perspective on life and living that never fails to intrigue, challenge and surprise all those he encounters.
▵ An author, poet, visionary
internationally renowned speaker and bestselling author, Sadhguru has been an influential voice at major global forums including the United Nations World Headquarters and the World Economic Forum, addressing issues as diverse as socioeconomic development, leadership and spirituality. He has also been invited to speak at leading educational institutions, including Oxford, London Business School, IMD, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Wharton and MIT, to name a few.
▵ Sadhguru is a yogi and visionary. Named one of India’s 50 most influential people, Sadhguru’s work has touched the lives of millions worldwide through his transformational programs. Sadhguru has a unique ability to make the ancient yogic sciences relevant to contemporary minds. His approach does not ascribe to any belief system, but offers methods for self transformation that are both proven and powerful.
▵ Our two eyes can capture the physical world, that which can block light, but are blind to all else. Only by opening the third eye can one perceive that which is seen and unseen. This is the realm of mysticism, of knowing life in its full depth and dimension. Sadhguru is a bridge into this mysterious arena of life. It is a homecoming, a settling back into yourself.
Select Speaking Engagements
▵ Conferences & Forums
– United Nations
– World Economic Forum
– World Presidents’ Organization
– Young Presidents’ Organization
– UK House of Lords
– Global Business Summit
– Australian Leadership Retreat
– India Today Conclave
– Forbes India Leadership Awards
– St. Petersburg International
– Economic Forum
– Harvard University
– Massachusetts Institute of Technology
– Rice University
– Stanford University
– Yale University
– Wharton School of Business
– Dartmouth University’s Tuck
– Executive Program
– University of Michigan – Ross School of Business
– IMD Business School – Lausanne, Switzerland
– Indian Institute of Technology
– Daimler Chrysler
– General Electric
– Sberbank of Russia
A Commitment to Transformation
▵ Sadhguru established Isha Foundation, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization operating in more than 300 centers and supported by over nine million volunteers worldwide. Through powerful yoga programs for inner transformation and inspiring social outreach initiatives, Isha Foundation has created a massive movement dedicated to addressing all aspects of human wellbeing.
Sadhguru has also initiated several projects for social revitalization, education and the environment through which millions of people have been given the means to overcome poverty, improve their quality of life and achieve community-based, sustainable development. In the fall of 2017, Sadhguru initiated Rally For Rivers, a nationwide campaign aiming to implement sustainable and long-term policy changes to revitalize India’s severely depleted rivers, which found great support among India’s people and leadership.
Awards & Honors
▵ Padma Vibhushan Award by the Government of India—one of the highest annual civilian awards, accorded for exceptional and distinguished service, February 2017
▵ New York Times bestseller list for Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy, September 2016
▵ Special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
▵ Named one of India’s 50 most influential people by “India Today” magazine
▵ Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar—Government of India’s highest environmental accolade, 2010
▵ Guinness World Record for Project GreenHands, for planting over 800,000 trees in three days
with over 200,000 volunteers, 2006
▵ India Today’s Safaigiri Awards for Project GreenHands, 2016
– New York Times
– ABC News Australia
– Huffington Post (ongoing blog)
– Bill Moyers PBS Special – “Beyond our Differences”
– National Geographic International
– BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC and CNNI
– Fox News
– 10% Happier with Dan Harris
– Golf Digest
– Flaunt Magazine
– The Hollywood Reporter
▵ Action for Rural Rejuvenation
Free medical care and community rehabilitation covering more than 7 million people in 4,600 villages in Southern India. Part of Action for Rural Rejuvenation, Isha Gramotsavam is a yearly festival, celebrating village life by showcasing the essence of rural Tamil Nadu through an elaborate display of rural games, art, drama, dance, music and food specialties. The event highlights the role of sports in rural life by featuring the final rounds of a state-wide inter-village sports tournament.
▵ Project GreenHands
Massive public reforestation effort started in South India with over 33 million trees planted to date.
▵ Isha Vidhya
A pioneering, quality program aiming to transform the lives of rural children by providing them with affordable, high- quality education. Today, 9 schools have been established, benefiting 6,415 students. Isha is also carrying out critical interventions in 56 rural government schools
in Tamil Nadu, benefiting over 34,000 students. In Andhra Pradesh, a project for direct intervention in 460 government schools is also underway, benefiting over 38,000 children.
▵ Rally for Rivers
Rally for Rivers is a nation-wide campaign that Sadhguru has launched to create awareness about the state of India’s rivers and urge the government to implement a positive river policy.
The Rally proposes tree plantation on riversides as a means to increase river flow. To garner public support for the cause, in September 2017, Sadhguru drove himself from Kanyakumari to
the Himalayas. Over 162 million people pledged their support making it a landmark people’s movement in post-independence India. The draft policy recommendation was presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October 2017.
▵ Sadhguru (Isha)
▵ Sadhguru (Isha)