Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

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Mysore, Karnataka
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Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is an Indian yogi and mystic. He is the founder of Isha Foundation which administers yoga centres around the world, including India and the United States.

Jagadish Vasudev was born in Mysore, Karnataka. At the age of twenty-five he had a deep spiritual experience, and subsequently established Isha Foundation, a non-religious, not-for-profit, public service organization, which addresses all aspects of human wellbeing. The Isha Yoga Centre and Ashram near Coimbatore was founded in 1992, and hosts a series of programs intended to heighten self-awareness through the ancient practice of yoga. These programs are offered to people ranging from the highly educated to the illiterate, from corporate leaders to prisoners.

Sadhguru spoke in four panels at the 2007 World Economic Forum, addressing issues ranging from diplomacy to economic development, education and the environment. In 2006, he addressed the World Economic Forum, the Tällberg Forum in Sweden, and the Australian Leadership Retreat. He has also served as a delegate to the United Nations Millennium Peace Summit and the World Peace Congress. He is the only speaker to have been invited to the World Economic Forum three years in a row.

Sadhguru has had interviews with the BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNNfn, and Newsweek International.

He was a delegate to the United Nations Millennium World Peace Summit - [1], [2] and a participant at the World Economic Forum in 2006, 2007 and 2008. [3]

Sadhguru is a practitioner of yogic temple building and consecration, creating the Dhyanalinga yogic temple in 1999. The consecration process employed Prana prathista which is different from the Mantra prathista process prevalent in Kumbabishekam rituals in practiced through the modern times.[4][5] Ancient Indian alchemical processes were allegedly used extensively in the temple building and consecration. Contrary to science, it is claimed that the presence of solid mercury at room temperature can be observed in the building[6].

Project Green Hands and initiative to increase the green cover of Tamil Nadu State by 33% in the next 15-25 years is spearheaded by Jaggi Vasudev[7]. The project entered the Guinness Book of world records for planting maximum number of tree saplings on a single day[8].

Vasudev was a key participant in the 2006 documentary film ONE: The Movie.



"As we have physical science to create external well-being there is a whole inner dimension of science to create inner well being. I call it Inner Engineering." - SADHGURU

Inner Engineering - the peak of wellbeing

Inner Engineering is offered as an intensive program for personal growth. The program and its environment establish the possibility to explore the higher dimensions of life and offers tools to re-engineer one's self through the inner science of yoga. Once given the tools to rejuvenate, people can optimize all aspects of health, inner growth and success. For those seeking professional and personal excellence, this program offers keys for meaningful and fulfilling relationships at work, home, community, and most importantly, within one's self.

Inner Engineering can be thought of as a synthesis of holistic sciences to help participants establish an inner foundation and vision for all dimensions of life and find the necessary balance between the challenges of a hectic career and the inner longing for peace and well being.

The approach is a modern antidote to stress, and presents simple but powerful processes from yogic science to purify the system and increase health and inner well being. Program components include guided meditations and transmission of the sacred Shambhavi Maha Mudra. When practiced on a regular basis, these tools have the potential to enhance one's experience of life on many levels.
Health * Optimize health and vitality * Reduce stress * Promote mental clarity and emotional balance * Increase and maintain high energy levels throughout the day * Reduce sleep & rest quota * Prevent chronic diseases like Asthma, Allergies, Sinusitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Epilepsy, Back pain, Skin and eye ailments, Migraine

Performance * Increase ability to handle stressful situations * Enhance focus, concentration & memory * Raise productivity and efficiency * Improve communication & inter-human relationships * Maintain optimum levels of performance throughout the day

Experience * Establish a positive & open approach towards life * Evaluate personal values and life goals * Generate inner peace and fulfillment * Transcend limitations and fears * Live & experience each moment to the fullest

In fostering understanding of their interiority, participants gain powerful tools to cope with the hectic pace of modern life and move into a new plane for living and working. Inner Engineering empowers participants to begin experiencing their lives to the fullest potential.




Velliangiri Mountains, Coimbatore, India

The Isha Yoga Center, founded under the aegis of Isha Foundation, is located on 150 acres of lush land at the foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains. Surrounded by thick forests, it is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere, a reserve forest with abundant wildlife. Created as a powerful sthana (a center for inner growth), this popular destination attracts people from all parts of the world and is unique in its offering of all the four major paths of yoga - gnana(knowledge), karma (action), kriya (energy), and bhakthi (devotion).

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Pro Opinions

Worthy Program

kanthi's picture

I had attended Inner Engineering Program in the month of January 2008. I had reduced 10 KGS weight. I am experiencing calmness and enjoying every moment of life.

Amazing Clarity

archana.anchal's picture

I have attended Inner Engineering Program and i'm about to attend Bhava Spandana Program, have watch many of Sadhguru's Discourses, there is amazing clarity in his thoughts, and the way he explains th



Time to time as per the need different kinds of personalities are born all over the world as it having been the design of Almighty.

Great Teaching, Great Teacher

rigpa44's picture

I've done all the main programs offered through Isha Yoga including Samyama in India.

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev- a no nonsense guru

G.Srinivas's picture

An amazing Guru with absolute clarity in thought and down to earth simplicity ! Absolutely no pretensions with a friendly hand in your shoulder sense of humor !!

parampmd's picture

Yes, Real Guru to the modern era


parampmd | Tue, 02/08/2011 - 21:00

Con Opinions

Neither A Disciple Nor A Devotee?

Nathyogi's picture

It seems from the biography and teachings he served no Guru and was not even a devotee of God.

happy together's picture

A spiritual master is not a dentist - u don't need a diploma

You are scanning the guru profiles and for each that you suspect that didn't have a guru you paste the very same superficial opinion based on this criterion alone.

Having a guru is not a prerequisite for enlightenment or being a master - spirituality is not being a dentist or a psychologist, it has more to that. The same way, having a guru doesn't assure anything.

I also see that you misunderstand the nature of a guru.

happy together | Tue, 08/05/2014 - 05:18
Nathyogi's picture

Re: A spiritual master is not a dentist - u don't need a diploma

The allows me to do that. I am thankful to them for promoting my views based on my experience.
This is only my view. You or the readers are free to accept it or reject it.
Thanks for your understanding about my misunderstanding.
But a dentist can become a spiritual master is unknown to you. Here in this world a certified education is valid. Though one may be having the knowledge of diploma or a degree if he doesn't have the certificate, the governments and organisations will call him fake and will not be given a position. If he gets the position by cheating (fake certificate by forging or other means), he will be kicked out when truth comes out. This shows your poor understanding of the world.
When things are so here how can you expect one to become a Guru having not gone through the phase of a disciple.
The wise use the God-given faculty of right discrimination to find out truth. They don't promote or follow blind beliefs and superstitions.

Nathyogi | Tue, 08/05/2014 - 06:21