|Real Name||Jagadish Vasudev|
|Alternative Names||Jaggi, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Sadhguru|
|Date of Birth||1957|
|Date of Death||Still Alive|
|Methods||Yoga, Meditation, Kriyas|
|Region||India, US, Western Europe|
He himself follows a lavish lifestyle, driving BMW motorcycles and staying in top-notch hotels.
- Worship of the Hindu God Siva and an associated idol called the Dhyanalingam
- Harnessing of one's inner energies via yogic practices
Influence and Followers
- Has established many organizations for social welfare in his region.
- The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi, is often seen together with Jaggi Vasudev
Controversies and Criticism
- Calls himself a Sadhguru (the true teacher).
- His organization charges a relatively high fee (calling it a donation) for various spiritual courses.
- Media-savvy and appears regularly in newspapers, advertisements, sharing the stage with important politicians etc.
- His wife died, according to him, "while deep in meditation".
- Encourages use of beads, rudraksha, mantras etc.
Organizations and Websites
The foundation runs various courses under the supervision of the teacher himself or trained assitant teachers. Some of the courses are as under:
- Free Introductory Seminar, Duration = 1-2hours
- Inner Engineering, Duration = 3 days, Course fee = Rs 5500 (for Indian nationals)
- Inner Enginnering Intensive, Duration = 4 days, Course fee = USD 1800
- Samyama, Duration = 8 days, Course fee = Unknown.
- Bhava Spandana, Duration = 4 days, requires a previous course, Course fee = USD 450
- Action for Rural Rejuvenation, a rural welfare program
- Project Green Hands, a tree plantation drive
- Isha Vidya, English medium schools
It is a collection of his talks and dialogues. The book on Amazon.com.
Further Reading and Links
Audio and Video
- Is Mr Jagadish Vasudev saying anything new?
- Expression versus Repression
- Sadhguru's Lineage
- Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
- Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (continued)
- Spiritual and Disingenuous
- Karunanidhi, Jaggi Vasudev and Sankaracharya
- My Life @ Isha Yoga Center
Forum and Discussion Threads
- Results from Rickross.com forums
- ↑ http://harmanjit.blogspot.com/2007/10/sadhgurus-lineage.html
- ↑ http://www.ishafoundation.org/component/option,com_program/program_id,1250/task,details/
- ↑ http://www.ishafoundation.org/component/option,com_program/program_id,1355/task,details/
- ↑ http://www.ishafoundation.org/component/option,com_program/program_id,1451/task,details/