Ranked amongst the fifty most influential people in India, Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, visionary and a New York Times bestselling author. Sadhguru has been conferred the «Padma Vibhushan» by the Government of India in 2017, one of the highest annual civilian awards, accorded for exceptional and distinguished service.
Probing and passionate, insightful, logical and unfailingly witty, Sadhgurus talks have earned him the reputation of a speaker and opinion-maker of renown. With his astute and incisive grasp of current issues and world affairs, as well as his unerringly scientific approach to the question of human well-being, he has been a primary speaker at the United Nations World Headquarters, a regular at the World Economic Forum, and a special invitee at the Australian Leadership Retreat, Indian Economic Summit and TED. He has also been invited to speak at leading educational institutions, including Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Wharton and MIT among others.
Three decades ago, Sadhguru founded Isha Foundation, a non-profit human-service organization, with human well-being as its core commitment, supported by over nine million volunteers in over 250 centers worldwide. Sadhguru has initiated powerful yoga programs for human transformation and wellbeing, as well as various outreach projects for uplifting rural India. Sadhguru has initiated powerful yoga programs for human transformation and wellbeing, as well as various outreach projects for uplifting rural India.