Yogi, Mystic & Founder of Isha Foundation
“Yogi, mystic and visionary, Sadhguru is a spiritual master with a difference. Absolute clarity of perception places him in a unique space, not only in matters spiritual but in business, environmental and international affairs, and opens a new door on all that he touches.
Probing and passionate, insightful, logical and unfailingly witty, Sadhguru’s talks have earned him the reputation of a speaker and opinion-maker of international renown. He has been conferred the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India in 2017, the highest annual civilian award, accorded for exceptional and distinguished service. He has been a lead speaker at the United Nations General Assembly, a regular at the World Economic Forum, and a special invitee at the Australian Leadership Retreat, Indian Economic Summit, and TED. His astute and incisive grasp of world affairs, as well as his unerringly scientific approach to human wellbeing have had a transformative influence at establishments such as the World Bank, House of Lords (UK), the World Presidents’ Organization, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Oxford, Harvard University, Stanford University, Duke University, IMD Business School, the London Business School, Google, and Microsoft, to name a few.
With a celebratory engagement with life on all levels, Sadhguru’s areas of active involvement encompass fields as diverse as architecture and visual design, poetry and painting, aviation and driving, ecology and horticulture, sports and music. Sadhguru has initiated Rally for Rivers, a nationwide campaign to revitalize India’s severely depleted rivers, which has found phenomenal support among India’s people and leadership. He is the designer of several unique buildings and consecrated spaces at the Isha Yoga Center, which have received wide attention for their combination of intense sacred power with strikingly innovative eco-friendly aesthetics.