Ranked amongst the fifty most influential people in India, Sadhguru is a Yogi, mystic and visionary. He has been conferred the Padma Vibhushan, India’s highest annual civilian award, accorded for exceptional and distinguished service.
Sadhguru is a speaker and opinion-maker of international renown. He has spoken at various forums across the world, including the UN World Headquarters, UNESCO Headquarters, World Economic Forum, the World Bank, the House of Lords, TED, Microsoft and Google Headquarters. He has also been invited to speak at leading educational institutions: Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Wharton and MIT among others.
Over the years, Sadhguru has launched mega ecological initiatives. The movements Rally for Rivers and Cauvery Calling address the urgent need to revitalize Indian Rivers and issues related to Soil, Water and Climate Change. Recognized globally for their wide reach and impact, these initiatives have become game-changers by establishing a global blueprint for economic development that is ecologically sustainable. Sadhguru has been invited by the UN, UNE (United Nations Environment) and UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) to discuss global solutions to the world’s ecological issues.
Sadhguru’s celebratory engagement with life includes an active involvement in fields as diverse as architecture, visual design, poetry, painting, sports, music, aviation and motorcycling.
Three decades ago, Sadhguru founded Isha Foundation, a non-profit human-service organization, with human wellbeing as its core commitment. The Foundation has initiated powerful yoga programs for human transformation and wellbeing, and path-breaking outreach projects to uplift rural communities. Isha is supported by over 11 million volunteers in more than 300 centers worldwide.