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Sadhguru

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Considered among India’s 50 most influential people, Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, bestselling author and poet. An absolute clarity of perception places him in a unique space, not only in matters spiritual but in business, environmental and international affairs; opening a new door on all that he touches.
Sadhguru's talks have earned him the reputation of a speaker of international renown. He has received the Padma Vibhushan, initiated Rally for Rivers – an ecological initiative supported by over 160 million people – been a lead speaker at the UN General Assembly and a regular at the World Economic Forum, besides speaking at establishments such as the World Bank, House of Lords (UK), World Presidents’ Organization, MIT and Google to name a few.
Sadhguru is also the founder of Isha Foundation, a non-profit human-service organization, supported by over 11 million volunteers in over 300 centers worldwide. Recognizing the possibility of each person to empower another, Isha Foundation has created a massive movement that is dedicated to address all aspects of human well-being, without subscribing to any particular ideology, religion or race.
“Sadhguru is a remarkable man... a pragmatic social activist and compassionate campaigner for human rights, for universal education, and for global peace and well-being… Contrarian and consistent, ancient and contemporary, [his work] is an invitation to live our best lives and a profound reassurance of why and how we can.”- Sir Ken Robinson

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Publications:

Sadghuru is a best-selling author. A selection of his work includes:
Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy (2016)
Adiyogi: The Source of Yoga (2017)
Death: An Inside Story: A Book For All Those Who Shall Die (2020)
Upcoming: Karma: A Yogi’s Guide to Crafting Your Destiny (April 2021)
For more information about Sadhguru and Isha Foundation, please visit: www.isha.sadhguru.org

Very few people throughout history have done as much for so many as Sadhguru has in his work to overcome poverty, improve the quality of life, and achieve community-based sustainable development for millions upon millions of people. We are truly honoured by his presence at the World Education Summit.

Isha Outreach

The Isha Foundation has initiated several projects focused on social revitalisation, 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.

Isha Vidhya is committed to raising the level of education in rural India and to helping disadvantaged children realise their full potential, since 1997. Cauvery Calling, launched in 2019, is one of the most ambitious eco-restoration projects on the planet - a massive movement that is racing to save River Cauvery in southern India. Project GreenHands (PGH) initiates mass tree planting and creates a culture of care for the environment to keep this planet liveable for future generations.
Isha’s unique approach in cultivating human potential has gained worldwide recognition; reflected in Isha Foundation’s special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and accreditation by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with Observer status to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) and its subsidiary bodies.


Isha Yoga Center is also home to two school models: The Isha Home School, which strives to blend the best aspects of ‘home’ and ‘school’, providing a nourishing space for learning. This multi-age environment has a dynamic curriculum and a sibling atmosphere where students learn, not only from their teachers, but also from one another as well.

Isha Samskriti is an education system taught in both Sanskrit and English, dedicated to a child’s overall development; enabling them to realize their full potential – physically, mentally and spiritually. A unique blend of Yogic practices, Indian classical arts such as Bharatanatyam and Classical Music, and martial arts such as Kalaripayattu bring balance and stability to the child’s body and mind.

Inner Engineering Online

Sadhguru has designed Inner Engineering Online (IEO), a technology for well-being derived from the science of Yoga. It is offered as a comprehensive course for personal growth that brings about a shift in the way you perceive and experience your life, your work, and the world that you live in.

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